What we're about

This is a group for people who are interested in learning more about digital photography, how to use their cameras, and to make better pictures for travel, portraits, family, wildlife, landscape, etc. People with all levels of expertise are welcome to attend.

Our group members are very interested in holding lots of fun, varied and challenging events that are mostly free. All of our members help to provide content to our site that is informative. We help support and mentor our members to ensure everyone has a good time and continues to learn about photography.

In order to keep most of our events free and to pay for the costs of our meetup site, We do typically charge $25 per class.

As well, we host a variety of Workshops both local and throughout the US that vary in cost. You can find more information about these workshops on our website at photonerds.com.

Feel free to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @photonerdsunite
or YouTube at Photonerds University

Adam and Chris (aka: Jack Thatcher)
Inspire. Mentor. Teach.

Upcoming events (5+)

Learn How To Use Your Camera, Part 1 ($25, Class)

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• What we'll do: Stop Using Automatic!! Part 1, Learn how to get proper exposure and control creative aspects of life like motion and depth by way of your cameras manual settings. This class will teach you to understand and apply aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to get not only perfect exposure and creative elements of a photo every time. The ‘exposure triangle’ is the second step to taking better photos on your own. The first step was Composition and Visualization. ------------------------------------------------------------------- 'The Essentials' Series, is 4 parts in all. - Part 1: Composition and Visualization - Part 2: Learn How To Use Your Camera - Part 3: Intro To Lightroom - Part 4: Intro To Printing Our goal with 'The Essentials' Series is to take through every step of photography from start to finish and do it in the order of practicality. First, we see what we want to take a photo of, then we compose the subject in an interesting way. Second, we grab our camera, dial in our settings and take the photo. Third, we use Lightroom to organize, edit and share our images with friends, family and the world. Forth, we print our work to enjoy! • What to bring: A Camera (with Manual Settings), A Fully Charged Battery, Camera Lens, Water, snacks, pen, paper and an open mind! • Important to know: Class must be paid in advance. Please share with us your email and we will begin the enrollment process. Thank you!

Learn How To Use Your Camera, Part 2 ($25, Class)

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• What we'll do: Dive Into Your Camera's Menu Settings!! Part 2 is your chance to go beyond manual settings (covered in Part 1). Advanced cameras are available at modest price points, but learning how to use them takes time. Now it's time to dive into the menu of your camera. These are the fundamentals you should know how and why to change. - Histogram - Metering Modes - Focus Modes - White Balance - Drive Modes - File Types - Sensor Sizes and more... ------------------------------------------------------------------- 'The Essentials' Series, is 4 parts in all. - Part 1: Composition and Visualization - Part 2: Learn How To Use Your Camera (Class is broken into 2 parts, Manual and Menu Settings) - Part 3: Intro To Lightroom - Part 4: Intro To Printing Our goal with 'The Essentials' Series is to take through every step of photography from start to finish and do it in the order of practicality. First, we see what we want to take a photo of, then we compose the subject in an interesting way. Second, we grab our camera, dial in our settings and take the photo. Third, we use Lightroom to organize, edit and share our images with friends, family and the world. Forth, we print our work to enjoy! • What to bring: Water, snacks, pen, paper and an open mind! • Important to know: The class must be paid in advance. Please share with us your email and we will begin the enrollment process. Thank you!

Intro To Lightroom, Photography ($25, Class)

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• What we'll do Adobe Lightroom is more affordable than ever, less complicated than Photoshop, offers a database-driven organization system for streamlining your workflow, and, most importantly, has the significant photo editing capabilities to transform your photographs into images that fully realize your creative vision. You will learn an Introduction to the Lightroom Workspace, How to Use the Library to View and Select Photos, Explore Image Editing Essentials and Export, Publish, and Share Your Work with friends and family... ------------------------------------------------------------------- 'The Essentials' Series, is 4 parts in all. - Part 1: Composition - Part 2: Learn How To Use Your Camera - Part 3: Intro To Lightroom - Part 4: Intro To Printing Our goal with 'The Essentials' Series is to take through every step of photography from start to finish and do it in the order of practicality. First, we see what we want to take a photo of, then we compose the subject in an interesting way. Second, we grab our camera, dial in our settings and take the photo. Third, we use Lightroom to organize, edit and share our images with friends, family and the world. Forth, we print our work to enjoy! • What to bring Computer, Computer Charger and Lightroom installed. Water, snacks, pen, paper and an open mind! • Important to know Class must be paid in advance. Please share with us your email and we will begin the enrollment process. Thank you!

*NEW - Photoshop Crash Course! ($25, Class)

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If you love to capture amazing views, and moments. But constantly feel something could be improved in your images, whether they’re landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, or fashion images. This courses is the best place to be. We are here, to explain you Phototshop in the easiest possible way. We designed this course as if we were to explain photoshop to a friend who was just getting started with Photoshop. In this class - you will learn all the basics of Photoshop. Everything you need to know about camera raw, how to process and edit your images, how to fix them, and how to give them extra punch. Q: What Will I Learn? A: You will learn everything you need to know about - Photoshops Interface/Workspace - camera raw and processing images - how to clean up images - how to work with masks in photoshop - how to work selectively with colors - how to save/export your work Requirements - You need Windows or Mac Computer - You need adobe photoshop - Version no Older than CS3

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