What we're about

Want to learn how to take your photography skills to the next level? Learn with regular meetings, classes and workshops. Our meetings will be a mix of education, review, and assignments to help you develop your photographic knowledge and skills. We'll be meeting at locations in and around the low country and we'll have opportunities for hands-on learning and will cover topics that will help beginner and intermediate photographers. It will also provide the opportunity to meet and learn from your neighbors!

You can learn more about my background here: http://www.colinhocking.photography/about

Upcoming events (4)

New date: Photo Image Review and critique

Deja Brew Coffee and Cafe

An Image review, or critique, is the single most effective way to learn how to improve your eye, photographically speaking, and learn about what makes a photograph look good. Once you know that, you can take those lessons and design your photo shoots to give you the image you're looking for. Also important is that you have your images reviewed by someone that has the experience to help you. All those FB "Likes" mean nothing really, but a review by an experienced reviewer can help you take the next steps to improvement. I'll briefly cover the PPA's 12 Elements of a Merit Image which will also allow you to design your images around proven award winning principles. As a member of the PPA, I've attended the Judges Workshop, and although I never wanted to be a PPA judge, over the years I've critiqued thousands of photos for hundreds of photographers. In our time together we'll review up to 5 of your images with suggestions on both technical and aesthetic qualities so that you will be to apply what you learn to future photo shoots. This is a group review. Bring a USB flash drive that is pc compatible with 5 of your own images.

Photo Coffee Club

Deja Brew Coffee and Cafe

A casual get-together over coffee. Bring your cameras, photos, and your questions. Or just come for coffee! This is not a formal meeting, just an opportunity to meet some fellow members in a relaxed atmosphere. Come when you can and stay as long as you want and feel free to join in the conversations! Please show your appreciation to Deja Brew for hosting our event by making a purchase. Thank you. PS. If you'd like to know more about my background, please visit my website About page : www.colinhocking.photography/about

Drones for beginners

Brittlebank Park

Primer on Flying a Drone In the past few years an exciting revolution has taken place using aerial photography and videography using drones. The technology of drones GREATLY exceeds what was on Apollo 11 the first flight to the moon, however lessons learned in those days made drone technology possible. This class is an opportunity to see if drones are for you and your photography Everyone will get a chance to fly the drone and take some pictures that will be posted on the Facebook Page Club member George Kenna will be leading this outing and you can see more of his work at https://www.georgekenna.com/ Location: Wadboo Barony Historical Marker (Marker is at a boat landing and parking lot) 1432 SC-Rt 402 Moncks Corner, SC 29461 Website:https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=23066 By sending in an RSVP and joining this meetup event hosted by Colin Hocking Photography, I am also agreeing to the terms of the following release and waiver of liability, which shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns. In consideration of my (my child’s) participation in cane Bay & Summerville Photography Club, I do hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless Colin Hocking Photography, its members, officers, directors, and employees and the leader(s) of this event from any and all liability by reason of any damage, loss, expenses, or injury arising from my (my child’s) participation in this event, including that caused solely or in part by the fault, including but not limited to negligence, gross negligence and recklessness, of the above-named parties. Colin Hocking Photography does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.

Chincoteague NWR Tour & Workshop

Refuge Inn Chincoteague

Chincoteague NWR provides plentiful opportunities to photograph stunning landscapes and multitudes of migrating birds and wildlife. This is always a popular destination! Cost $395pp To book this trip go to: https://www.colinhocking.photography/chincoteague Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge includes more than 14,000 acres of beach (Assateague National Beach), dunes, marsh, and maritime forest. Established to provide habitat for migratory birds (with an emphasis on Snow Geese), it is one of the most popular locations on the East Coast for wildlife photographers. What we'll photograph: At this time of year we’ll be able to photograph from sunrise to sunset and beyond because of the shorter fall days. And if you want to photograph the beautiful coastline in the refuge we can do that too. The opportunities are endless, as well as stunning, and we'll be looking to photograph the Chincoteague ponies, shore birds, Bald Eagles, the Delmarva Fox Squirrel, Snow Geese, Tundra Swan, Egrets, Herons, and dozens of other birds that will be on display for your photographing pleasure. What you'll learn: We'll have at least one image review session and we'll be using techniques to capture everything from landscapes and wildlife. You'll be learning how to use your camera's focus systems to capture fast moving objects in low light. Changing ISO, shutter speeds and apertures to maximize your creativity and achieve technical accuracy, too. You'll also learn about composition and wildlife photography best practices. What's NOT included: Accommodations, travel, meals and beverages are not included in the price of the tour. Anything else? I suggest staying at the Refuge Inn on Chincoteague Island. www.refugeinn.com I'll send out a final email with gear to bring a few days before departure.

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