What we're about

This group was created for those wanting to learn more about all aspects of photography. It is open to photographers of all levels... absolute beginners, true photographic masters, and everyone else in-between.

The Connecticut Photography Workshops Meetup is run by Peter Glass, a local professional photographer. He has over 25 years of experience shooting commercial and editorial assignments, and is a nonstop creator of stock photography images ( http://www.stockpeterglass.com ).

However, the majority of his time these days is spent working either one-to-one or with small groups as a photography teacher, consultant, or mentor. He also designs and teaches photography classes and workshops for local towns, art centers, libraries, and community colleges. More information can be found at http://www.peterglass.com .

This group is a kind of digital photography school, offering classes of interest to people of all skill levels. The sessions are small in size, affordable, and informative. Many are very hands-on. Comprehensive handouts are distributed in most classes to ensure that only a minimal amount of note-taking by students is necessary. The instructor encourages questions during classes and makes sure all material is well understood by the end of each session.

Suggestions from members and involvement by them are greatly encouraged. Please realize that this is the place not only to beef-up your photography knowledge and skills, but also to mix and work with a great group of like-minded photographers.

We look forward to meeting and getting to know you, and to doing some great photography work together!!

Upcoming events (5)

[ONLINE] Digital Photography {The Basics}

Online event

$40.00

NOTE: This is a LIVE, ONLINE Meetup. You will be able to see and hear and talk to everyone during the session. You’ll also be able to view the same graphics and CameraSim program I show during my live classes. Once you sign-up, you’ll receive information about how to download Webex (the program I'll be using for the presentation) and how to log-in. In addition, you will receive a PDF file of the class handout. Please print this file – we will be using it during the Meetup. (IMPORTANT - I WILL NEED YOUR REGULAR EMAIL ADDRESS TO SEND YOU THESE DOCUMENTS. PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ME AT [masked]) Webex is easy and quick to install, and simple to operate. I'll explain how the program works during the Meetup. Note: If you have not downloaded Webex before, please give yourself 15 minutes before the Meetup begins to download and install it. And now the class description… Perhaps you own and shoot with a digital camera, but are ending up with less than satisfactory images. Or maybe you’re producing some great pictures, but don’t know how you’re doing it. This, then, is the course for you. All the basic photography concepts will be presented and discussed in depth. These will include: Aperture settings Shutter settings ISO settings Camera’s light meter Depth-of-field Lenses Backing-up images Cataloging images Digital editing programs You also will learn camera hand-holding techniques, what accessories to bring on photo shoots, whether a camera bag or camera vest is better for your shooting style, and why using a tripod or monopod can be advantageous to your photography. Please have your digital camera on hand, and be sure the battery is fully charged. Once you register, you will receive a PDF file of our very comprehensive handout. It contains lots of information that will allow you to spend less time taking notes and more time listening and participating in class. Please be sure to print the PDF file so you will have it for the class. This seminar is paired with two other Meetup seminars I’m teaching, each also a single, three-hour session: Digital Photography [Understanding Your Camera] Digital Photography [Creating Great Images] To receive a sound fundamental understanding of digital photography, I strongly recommend completing all three seminars. When I teach for various arts centers, community colleges, and local towns, these are the three areas I include in my Beginning Digital Photography course, which runs for a total of nine hours over a three-week period. These three specific seminars will be repeated at later dates. Therefore, if you cannot make one, you can take it at another time. ALSO, THE SEMINARS CAN BE TAKEN IN ANY ORDER. And no prerequisites are required. Should you need to contact me, my cell phone number is[masked]. Please note that no refunds are allowed unless the seminar is canceled. Also, switching from one seminar to another is not allowed. I need to know the exact number of attendees in a seminar to determine whether or not I can afford to run it. Thanks.

Street Photography in Downtown Hartford

Old State House

$40.00

http://www.meetup.com/Connecticut-Photography-Workshops/photos/22927642/451168051/ As a stock photographer and avid street shooter, I have taken dozens of photo trips in the past few years to downtown Hartford. I’m always amazed at the wonderfully unusual photo possibilities I find there. Here are a few: people walking, people waiting, people relaxing, people eating; marvelous architecture; a large city park with a carousel; an impressive stone arch; the Connecticut River and dock area; fences and gates; a very old cemetery; statues; vendors; endless assortments of traffic patterns, street signs, street lights, street markings; lots more . . . We will be practicing social distancing as we walk and take pictures. Also, I encourage everyone to bring a facemask too. Since we will be outdoors, keeping a good distance from people should not be a problem. Our meeting location will be the front of the Old State House, on the Main Street side (the actual entrance is on the opposite side of the building). We’ll spend a few minutes, before we begin taking pictures, talking about general street shooting techniques. I will be walking along with you, showing and explaining my approach to street photography, helping you produce some interesting and memorable images. The other purpose of this Meetup is to work with those needing help operating their cameras. As we walk through Hartford, I'll discuss both photography theory, as well as explain the camera's various screens, dials, and buttons. We will be doing a bit of walking during this session. So please plan accordingly. By the way, street parking is FREE on the weekends. My cell phone number is[masked]. Please email me your cell phone number too so that we can find each other should anyone become separated. I think some trepidation exists among photographers new to street photography, especially the idea of pointing their cameras at people they don’t know, I certainly understand that, and will address the issue. And just a closing thought/idea/observation. When I’m out doing street photography, I think of the area I’m shooting in and its surroundings as my own personal theme park; a place where I can jump from one “attraction” to the next, capturing images that excite me. I really believe that, after giving it a chance, you’ll find this sort of photography exciting too, and a great way to spend a couple of hours. Please note that no refunds are allowed unless the seminar is cancelled. Also, switching from one seminar to another is not allowed. I need to know the exact number of attendees in a seminar to determine whether or not I can afford to run it. Don't forget to bring extra batteries, camera cards, and other lenses, if you have them. This promises to be a lot of fun. Hope to see you there.

[ONLINE] Earn Money as a Stock Photographer!!

Online event

$40.00

NOTE: This is a LIVE, ONLINE Meetup. You will be able to see and hear and talk to everyone during the session. You’ll also be able to view the same graphics, programs, and websites I show during my live classes. Once you sign-up, you’ll receive information about how to download Webex (the program I'll be using for the presentation) and how to log-in. In addition, you will receive a PDF file of the class handout. Please print this file – we will be using it during the Meetup. IMPORTANT - I WILL NEED YOUR REGULAR EMAIL ADDRESS TO SEND YOU THESE DOCUMENTS. PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ME AT [masked] Webex is easy and quick to install, and simple to operate. I'll explain how the program works during the Meetup. IMPORTANT: If you have not downloaded Webex before, please give yourself 15 minutes before the Meetup begins to download and install it. And now the class description… If you are an amateur or professional digital photographer who loves taking pictures, you might want to consider stock photography as a possible source of additional income. A stock photographer shoots a variety of images and sends them off to stock agencies. When magazines, businesses, ad agencies, textbook companies, etc. need photos, purchasing existing images from a stock agency, rather than hiring a photographer to shoot new images, can save them much time and money. When a stock agency sells a photo, the payment for that sale is shared between the photographer and the stock agency. This Meetup will present all aspects of the stock photography business. Topics will include determining what kind of images will sell, the equipment needed to shoot them, adding metadata to your images, the keywording process, creating catalogs, types of stock agencies, and everything else necessary to set-up your own stock photography business. You might want to take a look at Alamy (http://www.alamy.com), a stock photography agency I suggest to students in my classes. Unlike other agencies, there is no selection process to become an Alamy photographer. As long as you follow certain basic technical requirements, you can freely upload images you create onto the Alamy site, making them available for purchase. Please note that no refunds are allowed unless the seminar is canceled. Also, switching from one seminar to another is not allowed. I need to know the exact number of attendees in a seminar to determine whether or not I can afford to run it. My cell phone number is[masked], should you need to contact me. So come join us and learn about the wonderful world of stock photography!

[ONLINE] Create Your Own Website

Online event

$40.00

NOTE: This is a LIVE, ONLINE Meetup. You will be able to see and hear and talk to everyone during the session. You’ll also be able to view the same graphics, programs, and websites that I show during my live classes. Once you sign-up, you’ll receive information about how to download Webex (the program I'll be using for the presentation) and how to log-in. In addition, you will receive a PDF file of the class handout. Please print this file – we will be using it during the Meetup. IMPORTANT - I WILL NEED YOUR REGULAR EMAIL ADDRESS TO SEND YOU THESE DOCUMENTS. PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ME AT [masked]) Webex is easy and quick to install, and simple to operate. I'll explain how the program works during the Meetup. IMPORTANT: If you have not downloaded Webex before, please give yourself 15 minutes before the Meetup begins to download and install it. And now the class description… Many years ago, when I decided to create my first website, I knew that doing so would not be easy. I began by purchasing a few books (thick books!!) on the subject. I poured through them, struggling page after page to make sense of what I was reading. And I took copious notes. Luckily, knowing code was not a requirement. But there was still lots to learn. Finally, after much studying, I began the construction of my new website. Putting it all together was challenging. Back then, there was little automation incorporated into web-building software. Everything had to be done manually. And because of the software’s complexity, I was constantly referring back to my reference books and notes. Luckily, this is now a thing of the past. There currently are many website creation companies available that allow for both technical and non-technical people to quickly design and set-up their own websites. This is possible due to the availability of professionally produced templates, lots of design elements that can be added to a website by simply dragging and dropping, and the ability to easily add and modify both text and pictures. We will be working with Weebly (www.weebly.com) in this seminar – a highly rated and very popular website creation company. As of this writing, the company has four pricing plans that range from $0 to $30 per month. Weebly is what I’ve used to build my four websites: www.peterglass.com, www.stockpeterglass.com, www.lifecoachpeterglass.com, and www.ministerpeterglass.com. As may be apparent from viewing my sites, I’m no graphic designer. However, the quality of Weebly’s templates and other features they offer is more than enough for producing very inexpensive, high quality, and highly competent websites. A thorough and complete handout will be used at the Meetup. It covers all the material presented in the class. With a bit of practice and with the handout for review, you’ll be ready to design and set up your very own website!! Should you need to contact me, my cell phone number is[masked]. Please note that no refunds are allowed unless the seminar is canceled. Also, switching from one seminar to another is not allowed. I need to know the exact number of attendees in a seminar to determine whether or not I can afford to run it. Thanks.

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[ONLINE] Digital Photography {The Basics}

Online event

$40.00

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