• Classic Portrait Lifestyle - Workshop

    The Palace Of Fine Arts


    I have exciting news! I was able to secure one of the bay area most beautiful model, Julia Saori - Instagram @js.peace
    Julia was featured on Apple ads, and many magazines.
    Julia will wear a classic dress.
    The location for the workshop is the amazing Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

    You will have lots of time to work with the model.

    You will:
    * Learn Portrait lighting using available light
    * Learn portrait lighting using flashes and soft-boxes
    * Work with a professional model : Julia Saori
    * Learn posing techniques
    * Update your portfolio

    You can see my work online: www.PhotosTM.com and on Instagram: @PhotosTM

    We will need a minimum of 8 people to open this workshop. Please sign up as soon as possible!

    Cost: $65

  • Vasona Park - Photowalk

    Vasona Lake County Park

    Hi All, It's been a while since we had a fun meetup!

    Let's get together for a photowalk at this awesome park! Lots of opportunities for great photos!

  • Matthew Jordan Smith San Francisco Workshop - Next Level Photography & Lighting

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    Learn how to develop your own lighting and photography style from a master that has done it all. Best known as a favorite photographer for the world’s top celebrities, Matthew Jordan Smith has shot everything from movie posters, magazine covers and fashion ads, to even being a judge on America’s Next Top Model. Registration and more information can be found at www.LearnProfessionalPhotography.com (http://learnprofessionalphotography.com/?utm_source=PhotoGroup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PhotoGroup)

    Use promo code PhotoGroup25 for a $25 discount!

    Nikon Ambassador Matthew Jordan Smith is taking his wealth of photography knowledge on the road helping professionals take their imagery and businesses to the Next Level. Matthew teaches an all-day workshop in all 26 cities he's visiting, putting his teaching and shooting skills on display for classes the world over, and he will be in San Francisco on June 12th.

    This is an incredibly unique opportunity for seasoned veterans and aspiring professionals to learn from an industry leader, up close and in-person. It's rare to be able to watch Matthew work in real conditions with our model and setup first-hand, and ask him questions as they arise. He even wirelessly tethers his camera during his demonstrations so you can see just what he's shooting from anywhere in the room. Registration and more information can be found at www.LearnProfessionalPhotography.com (http://learnprofessionalphotography.com/?utm_source=PhotoGroup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PhotoGroup)

  • Strawberry moon Astronomy and photography

    Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve

    Strawberry full moon or Rose full moon as they call in Europe. In month of June the wild strawberries ripe and because its a very short season when strawberries can be harvested the full moon of June is called as "Strawberry moon". Some cultures also call this as a "Honey moon" as the moon has a warm tint around the sunrise. This time we shall have a telescope setup to watch Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and many other stars and galaxies. Carry your binoculars to watch the night sky as we help you spot many celestial objects. Look out for satellite flares as they pass overhead after sunset. This is a kids friendly free event organized by Travel Backyard and Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority. Join us to spend a relaxed evening on top of the valley.

    Things to carry:

    1. Camera
    2. Water
    3. Snacks
    4. Layered clothing. Dress to suit the weather. Check for the forecast temperature and wind.
    5. Binoculars

    Use Google maps for location and navigation : https://goo.gl/84xysH

    Look for the parking lot as you reach close to the address. Use google maps link share above for accurate navigation. The roads are windy and narrow. Drive slow and safe.

    Carpooling is recommended as there are limited parking spots. Parking is free and everyone is required to stay at the parking lot to attend this event. The gates close immediately after the event.

  • Adobe Bridge and Photo Organization User Interviews

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    Hi All, Adobe is updating Bridge and wants your input. I’m on the Adobe Bridge team, and we are looking for photographers and photography enthusiasts in the Bay Area to take part in a set of user interviews. You do not need to be a Bridge user to participate, we particularly want to hear from those who don’t use Bridge so that we can make Bridge more useable for your workflow. This is a great opportunity to provide your input on the next version of Bridge.

    We have a quick, 10-question survey where we would love to hear from you. From the survey responses, we’ll choose many to participate in phone or in-person interviews (depending on how close you are to our offices) where we’ll ask you to explain your photo organization workflow.

    Please complete the survey by Friday, July 1st at 5:00 PM. We’ll be reaching out to set up interview times in the next few weeks, and they'll take place throughout the months of July and August.


    The survey can be found here:


  • Master Wedding Photography: Build Your Portfolio with a Styled Shoot HoneyBook

    To see all the details for this event, and to register please visit:


    No registration here will be open...


    The Chico Wedding Collective (http://chicoweddingcollective.com/)

    in HoneyBook's stunning headquarters, downtown San Francisco. Get to know which equipment fits your style as try-before-you-buy photo experts, Lumoid, lend their best gear for you to test. Lumoid's own veteran photographers will be giving wedding photography insight and technical tips about the gear. Capture an array of images as we'll host multiple mock wedding stations with uniquely crafted table settings, floral arrangements and even a model bride and groom. While you're at it, see what all the buzz is about HoneyBook by walking through their online booking and payment platform.

    We wouldn't dare think of ushering in the season without some bubbly, we've got a

    Mimosa Bar from One Hope Wine (http://www.onehopewine.com/) to spark your creative juices all day.

  • Capturing the Elusive Moment - Ken Sklute

    Almaden Hills United Methodist Church

    Hi All,

    I'm posting to help my friend group. Please see all the details in this link:


    Register at that link as well.


    Tsafrir (Mike)

  • Engagement Styled Workshop!

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  • San Jose Downtown Photowalk

    Discovery Meadow

    A moderate walk through downtown, explore the parks, streets, theaters and more. Check out the falls colors and events at Guadalupe River Park.

    San Jose Photowalk map https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zSaJVrD8Wnwo.kBRli7VjnhBU&usp=sharing

    The map highlights few from many spots to walk and enjoy around San Jose downtown, mid town, uptown, Japan town and other corners all around.

    The event is for October 10th 2015, however this could be used for anytime in future as well.


    10:00 Discovery meadow San Jose city event : Pumpkins in the park. : http://www.grpg.org/events/pumpkins-in-the-park-3/
    Childrens Costume Parade.

    11:00 Plaza de Cezar Chavez Fountains, park and wonderful walk through the park.

    Circle of Palms Plaza & San Jose Museum of Art

    12:00 Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph "The original St. Joseph's Church was built on the site of the current basilica in 1803, and was the first non-mission parish built in California. The original adobe structure was damaged by earthquakes in 1818 and 1822, and a new adobe church was built from 1835 to 1846. The second church was severely damaged by the 1868 Hayward earthquake, and work on the third church began in 1869. The third church was destroyed by fire in 1875, and a temporary fourth church was built a few blocks away while the fifth and current church was being constructed. The fifth church was dedicated by Joseph Alemany, Archbishop of San Francisco, in 1877 while construction continued. The current portico was completed in 1884, and the large dome was finished in 1885.

    In 1981, a major renovation project was begun at the church, which was to become the cathedral for the new Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose. In 1985, the church was elevated to a cathedral, pending completion of the restoration in 1990. It replaced Saint Patrick Proto-Cathedral Parish, located a few blocks away, as the cathedral of the diocese. The cathedral was made a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1997."

    1:00 Lunch at St. Pedro Square. Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Market with beer, live music and food.

    2:00 Trinity Cathedral Constructed in 1863, it is the oldest church building in San Jose. The interior of the church is very ornately carved redwood, with ornamented beams and trusses, and an exceptional multi-Gothic arched chancel. Other features include beautiful stained glass windows crafted by the New York firm of Doremus, and the tower chimes which date from the 1860's.

    2:30 St James Park The origin of St. James Square dates back to the beginning of San Jose's American period (1848) when the city fathers commissioned the Yale educated surveyor Charles S. Lyman to lay out a plan for the future city of San Jose. Lyman reserved a large open area for public open space by combining twin rectangular blocks within the standard grid plan for the city, This area was called St. James Square. Twenty years later Frederick Law Olmsted, America's greatest pioneer landscape architect, laid out the diagonal and peripheral walkways. Plantings were begun. With this addition, St. James Square became officially known as St. James Park.

    First Church of Christ Scientist
    First Unitarian Church of San Jose
    Santa Clara County Courthouse 3:30 Back to Discovery Meadow and drive to Chinese Cultural Garden Click click click... Share photos!

    4:00 Five wounds Portuguese National Church,San Jose, CA Five Wounds Portuguese National Parish has been serving the needs of Catholics in East San José since 1914. Wonderful Murals, Tainted glass windows and structure of the building.

    5:00 Japanese American Museum of San Jose 6:00 Drive to Rose Gardens Heritage Rose Garden and Municipal Rose Garden.