What we're about

Greetings !
Welcome to the photography meetup group for amateurs who want to discover the beauty of Boston and learn how to take better photos.

This group offers actual classes and workshops designed to help you become a better photographer regardless of your current level or camera equipment. I am a professional photography instructor with 20 years of experience in designing and teaching workshops. I design fun, challenging learning activities for each session that build skills in creative seeing, camera navigation, and photographers way of being. Much of what I teach, I learned while working at Polaroid Corporation for 15 years. My ideas about creativity, beauty, and photography offer a fresh perspective on photography. I take your photography seriously, but we have fun along the way.

Whether you have always called Boston home, or are just learning your way around, this photography group is a great way to discover the beauty of Boston. We are serious about having fun together. We will learn about Boston while honing our photography skills. And after class we always make time for socializing with food and drinks in the neighborhood we are exploring together.

If you've ever wanted to learn how to take better photos, but you don't want to get bogged down with all the technical stuff, then you're going to love this.

This meetup group is for you if:

• You own a camera (or smart phone with a camera) and you'd really like to use it more, but you're not really sure where to start and what to do.

• You would like to explore different neighborhoods in Boston like Chinatown, The North End, and Beacon Hill.

• You enjoy meeting likeminded people from different cultures who love photography.

• Maybe you've taken a photography workshop before or tried picking up one of those thick, boring books, but you quickly got overwhelmed and overloaded with the technical stuff.

• You don't intend on becoming a "master photographer", but you'd like to learn how to take better pictures of things you find interesting. That could be nature, people, landscape, architecture, etc. Whatever you feel drawn to.

And the best part? The techniques you'll learn will have an immediate impact on your photography. You'll see an instant improvement and you'll also have an opportunity to get positive and constructive feedback for your work in a supportive environment.

If that sounds good to you, then I invite you to join our group. You'll learn a lot, meet some warm and wonderful people, and have lots of fun while you improve your photography, your English, and your knowledge of Boston. I'm looking forward to meeting you in person soon.

You can get started learning some of the practices by exploring my award winning book.

Flow-tography Take Better Pictures.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/flow-tography-better-phot... (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/flow-tography-better-photos/id499049037?mt=11&uo=4)

Upcoming events (1)

Urban Architecture Adventure: Seeing Photographically Form and Function

InterContinental Boston

$145.00

On this Architectural photography adventure, I will challenge your creative skills with fun assignments and fresh perspectives. Learn to see more creatively and strengthen you compositions and camera settings. During this class we will explore three different areas of Boston Seaport District and Financial District. I have selected specific buildings in each area that will excite and delight you so I hope you can join us. All levels welcome. It would be great if you had a telephoto lens to zoom up on details. No tripod necessary. Some of the skills you will work on during the class: Isolating details using framing and negative space Specific composition structures for abstract and minimalist style Selective focusing and intentional blur Working with reflections and layers Abstract Photography secrets for success Visual Balance and dynamic tension Camera settings for pin sharp focus Rather than complain about all the new construction in Boston, we should take advantage of this and photograph some of the newest structures and some of the all time favorites. These buildings offer the perfect opportunity to work on abstracting the essence and creating images with grace and beauty. We will meet at the Intercontinental Hotel for the brief lecture. Tuition for this class is $145. This includes handouts, one on one photo mentoring, small group discussions and lunch time critique. Closest T for this workshop is South Station on the Red Line For parking options check this site. There is a $10. lot near our starting point. http://www.bestparking.com About your instructor: Suzanne Merritt is a master level educator with a studio at the Boston Center for the Arts. She has led workshops on beauty, photography, and creativity in Asia, Europe and the United States for the past 20 years. She was the founder of the Polaroid Creativity Lab and in 2016 opened The Curious Soul Photo School in Boston MA. She is the organizer of the Take Better Pictures Meetup group and has over450 meetup field trips . Suzanne provides step by step instructions as well as handouts so you can practice the techniques you learn again after class. The photography learning tools she provides make it easy and fun to learn how to take better pictures no matter what your skill level may be. She is the author of Flow-tography which is available on her website. You can see more of Suzanne's photography and philosophy at www.curioussoulphotos.com (http://www.curioussoulphotos.com)

Past events (196)

Special Photo Field Trip: Clydesdale Horses

Needs a location

$65.00

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