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 (3)

Digital Photography [The Basics]

Needs a location

$45.00

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

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 bring your digital camera, and be sure the battery is fully charged.

You will receive a handout when you arrive at class. It contains lots of information that will allow you to spend less time taking notes and more time listening and participating in 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.

We will be meeting in the café at the Glastonbury Barnes & Noble Bookstore. You will see a "Meetup" sign on my table. Should you need to contact me, my cell phone number is[masked].

Masks are not required but can be worn if desired.

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.

Hope to see you there!!

Digital Photography [Creating Great Images]

Needs a location

$45.00

What makes one image good and another image less-than-good certainly is not based on any universal truths. Instead, I think a person’s reaction to an image is intensely personal. There are no right or wrong reasons for liking or not liking a picture.

That being said, there do seem to be certain rules of composition that, when applied by those taking photographs, produce images many people find more appealing than if those rules had not been applied. This seminar will explore the complex and often contentious topic of photographic composition.

I will be presenting specific rules of composition using images from my portfolio as well as images taken by other professional photographers. We will be discussing composition as it relates to portraiture, nature, travel, still objects, documentary, abstract, AND the truly personal photograph.

Finally, and most importantly, we will be viewing each other’s pictures, discussing what works and what does not. Please don’t be shy about showing them. Sharing your images and receiving feedback is an ideal way to perfect your photography. You will leave the seminar with much useful feedback, including suggestions for greatly improving your future photographs.

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Select a few JPG photographs that you'd be willing to show the class, and save them to a flash drive. Please include both the good photos as well as the problematic ones.

This seminar is paired with two other Meetup seminars I’m teaching, each also a single three-hour session:

Digital Photography [The Basics]
Digital Photography [Understanding Your Camera]

To receive a sound fundamental understanding of digital photography, I strongly recommend completing all three seminars. When I teach for various art 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 9 - 12 hours over a period of 3 - 4 weeks.

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.

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.

We will be meeting in the café at the Glastonbury Barnes & Noble Bookstore. You’ll recognize my table by the portable monitor or two attached to the laptop computer. Should you need to contact me, my cell phone number is[masked].

Hope to see you there!!

Edit Your Images in Adobe Camera Raw (easier than using Photoshop)

Needs a location

$45.00

Adobe Photoshop is probably the most well-known and best digital imaging program on the market today. Its complexity, however, makes mastering it a long and painful challenge. What many people do not realize is that within Photoshop is another very powerful program. It's called Adobe Camera Raw (ACR). Adobe Camera Raw is much easier to learn and master when compared to Photoshop. And it is a fantastic tool for editing JPG, RAW, and TIFF images.

The current version of Photoshop (which includes ACR) can be obtained through Adobe, but on a subscription basis only. The cost is about $10 per month. Please note that owning Photoshop is not a requirement for taking this seminar.

You will receive a handout at the Meetup. It contains all the information presented during the session. Having the handout will allow you to spend less time taking notes in class and also provide a way to review at home what was taught at the Meetup.

We will be meeting in the café at the Glastonbury Barnes & Noble Bookstore. You will be able to recognize my table by the one or two portable monitors attached to my laptop computer.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. My cell phone number is[masked].

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. Thanks.

By the way, I do 99% of my editing in Adobe Camera Raw without ever going into Photoshop itself.

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Digital Photography [Understanding Your Camera]

Needs a location

$45.00

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