Photography groups near California
Monterey Photography Meetup
Welcome to the Monterey Photography Meetup Group!
We welcome all photographers of all skill levels. Our goal is to help everyone learn more and grow as a photographer and to have fun while doing so. We offer a variety of workshops, outings, events, etc., some free, others fee-based. We welcome your input regarding the kinds of workshops, events, trips, presentations, demonstrations, etc., you would like to see us offer. If you have special skills or knowledge you would like to share with the group, please email the organizer.
There is a $5/year membership fee which is used to support this website, outings, events, etc.
We look forward to you joining our group!
David J. Gubernick, Organizer
Carmel, Monterey and Big Sur Photography Classes Meetup
This is a group that wants to get maximum leaning in the shortest possible time! These 'fun-shops' are taught by Michael Seewald, a working master fine-art photographer that has created, and shown, photographic art the world over. His passion for teaching equals his photographic art skill level. Says who? Say the grads who've come from all all over the country to join him, from New York to Miami, and from San Francisco to San Diego. For some 30 years he's been sharing his knowledge gleaned from a degree in photography and, now, 40 years of practice in it. He's won dozens of national and international awards. We hope you take the opportunity to join Michael in one of his rare workshops in the Monterey area, or join him a little further out of town, in Yosemite or Napa, or even in his home town, based in San Diego. See ya soon, Valerie Seewald (past Seewald collector, now wife!)
Mighty Monterey Nature and Social Adventures Meetup
The Purpose of "Sky is the Limit" Adventures Monterey is to live life to the fullest! We all need some fun and it can be done safely outdoors for now. Everyone is welcome... singles, couples, professionals, dog lovers, photographers, artists, musicians, nature lovers, and explorers. I will be your tour guide and together we will sample the very best places of the Central Coast (Monterey, Seaside, Carmel, Carmel Valley! ). My goal for each event is to provide people with some kind of outdoor adventure & exercise, followed by time to mingle socially and relax with some great, affordable food, wine, beer or coffee in the area.
*Live Music & Dancing
*Nature Hiking & Dog Walks
*Kayaking/Paddle Boarding & Swimming
*Photography & Art Adventures
*Wine Tasting & Craft Beer & coffee & tea
*History and Art Walking Tours
*International Food & Drinks
I look forward to exploring the outdoors with everybody!
Bradley Gallery Events and Workshops
Pacific Grove, CA
This group is for anyone interested in the craft of photography or the creative process. The Bradley Gallery is new to the Monterey Peninsula and we intend to host a slew of free talks, workshops, and seminars both in classroom settings and in the field. If you are interested in photography techniques, Lightroom, Photoshop, digital workflow, lighting, composition, landscapes, wildlife, or fine-art printing, this group is for you.
True Colors Queer Women's Meetup Monterey Bay
Welcome! This group is for all queer women. If you self-identify as a queer woman, this group is for you :) 🏳️🌈
As the Admin and Organizer of this group, one of my primary objectives is to create well-defined boundaries so that the members of this community feel safe. With this in mind, you are welcome to become a member of True Colors if you are a lesbian, bi female, or an MTF trans lesbian.
Established mid-October of 2020, this social club offers adult (18+ years of age) women, of all colors, single & partnered, an opportunity to create new and meaningful friendships and participate in common interest activities in the Monterey Bay Area.
Activities, adventures, and events will include but are not limited to hiking, biking, walking, running, kayaking, ropes courses, ziplining, backpacking, camping, frisbee in the park, book clubs, photography, coffee and tea, breaking bread, pub nights, farmer's market meetups, dancing, escape rooms, board and dice games, cards, tours, concerts, movies, parties, BBQs, trips, travel, whitewater rafting/tubing, skiing/snowboarding. The sky is the limit!
On average we offer about five meetups each month, usually one meetup per weekend, and then an occasional meetup on a weeknight. Often our weekend meetups are short local hikes or coffee & pastry get-togethers although occasionally we turn it up a notch and run a bigger, less local meetup such as whale watching, kayaking, or an e-bike ride. Our weeknight events have been brewery meetups so far, while we do have a full moon hike coming up in July and we'll add monthly Twilight Cycling at Laguna Seca when they get up and running again.
We primarily hold our meetups in the greater Monterey Bay (Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Marina, Seaside, Salinas, Santa Cruz). We've talked about putting together trips to Guerneville and the Mendocino area this coming summer or fall.
Everyone will be given a warm welcome. An ethos/culture of mutual respect, courtesy, warmth, dignity, 'positivity', and inclusivity for all members is expected. We endeavor to create an environment where members can feel confident, comfortable, and happy being their true selves. Our group vibe is warm, friendly, welcoming, inclusive, casual, and social.
Feel free to suggest any ideas you have for events; your ideas are always welcome ;) After coming to a few events, you will likely also have the opportunity to become an Event Organizer and host events, if you wish.
This Club is non-commercial/non-profit. Membership is free.
Please add a profile photo before applying to join our group.
Note: Unless otherwise stated, True Color events are for queer adult women only. Just to be super clear, no pets, kids, or allies are invited to attend unless specified for a one-off event. If specified, the event will clearly state "+ dogs" or "allies welcome" in the event title or near the top of the post.
Northern San Diego Photography Collective
San Diego, CA
Welcome to the Northern San Diego Photography Collective.
We are amateurs up thru professional photographers using film and digital cameras, who enjoy getting together to discuss photography, cameras, photo related topics, goings-on in the photography world & sharing our techniques and expertise, along with exploring and capturing our world with our cameras, as a group and individually.
Join us on one of our group photography events or outings to interesting locations throughout San Diego County and at our monthly meetup gatherings which are listed on the group calendar.
Learn, share your expertise and just have fun with your photography while networking with others who share the same passion.
NOTE: You do not have to reside in the San Diego area to be a member.
All are welcome, no matter your skill level or where you call home.
We thank you for supporting our group sponsors!
The San Diego Urban Exploration Meetup Group
San Diego, CA
Our group is composed of experienced urban explorers and inexperienced ones, looking for new (and especially old) places around the city to explore, investigate and also document with photography.
Join us as we venture forth into the known and unknown. We're always on the lookout for a few new co-organizers. If you're interested in leading some exploring outings and have some interesting ideas that can add to the enjoyment of the group, please contact our organizer.
Thanks to everyone who has made and continues to make this group the fun and adventurous one it is!
Please support our SPONSORS!
NOTE: If you would like to be a sponsor of this group or know a company that would be a good fit, please contact the Organizer to discuss.
The South Bay Fun Photography Group
Redondo Beach, CA
We're a group of people who love photography, love sharing and enjoy getting together. Come to a Photography Meetup to share your photos and experiences, talk about gear, swap tips and techniques, share your images and stories -- and have fun! We are located near LAX in Manhattan Beach. Perhaps we can reveal our photography and editing / Adobe Photoshop tricks, critique each others' photos and share in each others' style and experiences. We teach a lot of stuff - generally equivalent to programs offered by high end photography schools and programs - all for the low price of free! We are a community group - and we mean it!
We have been together now for a long time and have become one of the premiere groups in Southern California. We are "community oriented" - which means that no one participates to make money. We want to share with our community and give back. One of our great sources of pride are all those amazing photographers who first came to us as novices.
Come on out - hang out - no pressure. And for goodness sake... shoot!
Los Angeles, CA
We welcome photographers of all skill levels, whether you are a seasoned veteran or just got your first point and shoot you are invited to join us.
We offer meetups that range the gamut of photography. Urban photography, Landscape, Nature, Documentary, The PHOTO Essay, Digital, Conventional, Post Processing, Museum & Gallery visits, Botanical Gardens, lectures, workshops, and more!
Our goal is to improve our IMAGERY in a fun, un-intimidating environment where everyone is welcome.
So join us, check out the message board, post up and say Hi! then join us at our next Meetup.
So join please! It is our monthly get together
Learn To Photograph Models Group
Welcome all would be photographers! This group is for you, if you want a flexible, organized program of classes, online and in person to learn to shoot people, direct them brilliantly. Also we can work with you re editing and retouch of your images, and how best to book models, or book jobs as a photographer ...
Message BRITT and ask about the SEPTEMBER COURSE ASAP to make the changes you want to experience ... details below
Run by an experienced, qualified, skilled teacher, photographer (and ex international model) Britt will arrange a program of classes for you that address all the areas you'll need to know as a beginner to take you way up to th next levels.
Britt has been teaching what you need to know, for many years in San Diego, and living it even longer!
Join to attend classes in the form of ZOOM conference calls and in person with models of all kinds to improve your skills and understanding, whatever your experience so far has been. We learn on line, then follow up with shoots, for you to practice put your skills to the test before learning even more, and follow your shoot up online. Fantastic experiences, growth, skills and great images can all be achieved with Britt
Classes and learning with proven results, countless testimonials are available (and you may question those photographers)
Classes and shoot topics that we will cover include:
Directing - model posing insights in general, and techniques in particular.
Understanding different genres, wardrobe and body types, for individuals
Posing families - and any number of people.
Shoots: outside and covid safe.
Shoot etiquette, (inc. basic legalities)
Finding you style.
EDITING / RETOUCHING: Post processing using PhotoShop and LightRoom ... available on ZOOM with screen sharing both ways.
If you want to know more, just message!
Your course will last for 3 months, and can EVEN be extended up to 6months, for those that need more time or have to miss classes.
During that time you'll be able to fully participate in an exciting education, across the board to teach you photography setting you off to a flying start. Britt is really talented at teaching all this stuff in a way that is fun and seems easy, because, it make sense.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
You will ZOOM 4 times per week (2 mornings on two weekends and 2 evenings mid week).
Your shooting will take place 1-3 times per week (average twice per week). Depending on the genres you want to do and the models availability.
You may pay upfront for a substantial discount on he course before February 2021 using www.PAYPAL.com
Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't hesitate to contact BRiTT, the course is amazing, flexible, tailored to YOU by a professional teacher.
You won't regret it.
Shoots: with support, in a workshop format are $75 to $99 with lighting provided and last about 2 hours.
Classes: in person before and after the models leave, are $50 each
Classes on zoom are $60 and cover - a LOT more than you think.
Model fees may be additional if you select a model that charges more, when offers a selection.
$240 a week for 4 personal zoom classes ( etiquette, posing, booking, shooting skills, editing, retouch, marketing, etc)
Average $275 a week shooting fees (varies)
$250 for in person classes, on lighting and posing, shooting skills etc
You'll be doing some homework or fun stuff on your own as you work you way through the course, and also spend around 12-15 hours a week with Britt, either solo personal time or with ONE other matched photographer attending, partnering, or joining the Zoom calls.
Average is $765 per week. $3,060 a month although some would incur over $10k doing it by individual sessions.
Great deal is tp cover the payment upfront $9,180 for the entire 3 month intensive. You will be treated with creativeexpertise and kid gloves.
Those who wants to invest in a unique education to become a kick- (you know what) photographer, and also wish to cut the costs, can apply for a grant to receive this 3 month intensive with $600 off per month.
Thats $1800 off your total! (if enrolled before new year sessions commence on February 16th 2020).
This grant can also be applied at any time to travelingphotographers, who are out of the area part of the time.
TOTAL (over 13 weeks) is then 7,380 ... quite a saving
PLUS I am jumping in to offer an extra $380 off the cost which CAN be applied to your investment if enrolled before Dec 31st 2020 (for the February course).
I'll be hosting all these events online and in person on alternate days, so once you are in, you will never have more than one other student with you.. perhaps just one visitor who might be dropping by. And I'll be inviting some other photographers, experts and teachers as guests, along with myself occasionally - so don't miss out!
Message BRITT and ask about the FEBRUARY COURSE ASAP to make the changes you want to experience in 2021.
Click Monkey's Photography Group
Citrus Heights, CA
Click Monkey's provides photographers of all levels hands-on, participatory workshops that emphasize creativity, problem-solving and active learning in an environment where you'll acquire a wealth of new skills and information, and come away with some fantastic, unique images for your portfolio.
*Any promotion by members of personal goods or services without permission is prohibited. Violators may be banned from group.
North County Energize Activities
Hi welcome to North County Energize Activities. We do all sorts of activities that include kayaking, camping, hiking, nature walks, photography, biking, scuba diving, snorkeling, cooking events, BBQ's, poker nights, and just about anything to do with socializing. So, if you are new in town or just want to meet fun and adventurous people this group is for you. Come join us sometimes. You won't regret it. Sunnie and The North County Energize Activities Meetup Group :) DISCLAIMER: By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.
A PHOTO-VIDEO & CC GROUP
San Jose, CA
A Photo/Video & Adobe CC group is all about improving our skills in all aspects of photography and Video. This group is open to all skill levels from beginner to pro. Some of the things we focus on are - Composition - Lighting - Photoshop - Video. This group is a place where any passion filled photographer at any stage can come join in the fun meet new friends and learn. The intent of this group is to provide a venue for all who want to learn to use their camera to its fullest and produce images and video that will astound friends and clients. Please feel free to share your interests in the type of images you want to shoot and we will see about helping you take your images to a next level. ......
IN STUDIO - OUTDOOR - PORTRAIT - MODEL - WEDDING - LANDSCAPE - PRODUCT - FASHION - ARTISTIC - PHOTOSHOP - Premiere Pro - After Effects.
NORTH BAY ADVENTURES!
Meet other men and women in your community for some great upcoming events!
Couples and singles and women's groups are welcome!
We will be sponsoring photography, wine tasting, epicurean food delights,
music and dance, outdoor hikes and moonlight walks, tidepooling, building sand castles, exploring the redwood forests and fern canyons, viewing and making art, and much much more! There will be fun events and activities for everyone!
We were the first North Bay Adventures club although it appears that someone else is using our name. We were founded on February 21, 2009. This group sponsor is a Park Ranger with experience in outdoor activities including: camping, campfires, bon fires, hiking, nature walks and interpretation of the animals and plants of the local areas and the incredible marine life found on the Sonoma Coast! We have access to both public and private properties allowing more opportunities for exploring the incredible locations in Sonoma County. Having been a Park Ranger for over 30 years that wealth of knowledge and experiences are brought to North Bay Adventures!
Explore photography with fellow shutterbugs! Immerse yourself with people who enjoy shooting at great locations throughout Northern California. Every meetup is designed to challenge us as photographers; to discover new techniques, swap tips and ideas, compare equipment and share images. And we have fun doing it!
Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome, whether you are a beginner, a serious amateur, or a professional. If you love to shoot photographs and/or want to find out what is going on in the world of photography, then please join us on one of our scheduled events.
Check out our calendar and see what's coming up! New photography adventures are being added regularly, so there is always something of interest for everyone!
Off camera flash photography
San Francisco, CA
Are you a dedicated reader of the strobist? Have you devoured Joe McNally's latest book, "The Hot Shoe Diaries"?
This meetup is focused on both education and practicing small flash lighting both in the studio and on location.
If you've been looking for ways to learn more and practice taking your camera's flash off the hot shoe for more sophisticated and controlled lighting you've found the right group.
Here you will find organized events offering instruction both in the classroom and on location with lots of shooting opportunities. Just check out the photo albums from previous events. All paid events include models, instruction, rental fees, some shared equipment and lots of fun shooting time for you. There will also be social gatherings and announcements of photography-related topics and events, that may be of interest to this group.
Your feedback, ideas, comments and opinions are always welcome - just keep things clean and civil. If you'd like to host a "play date", email me and I'll post it to the calendar. You can also use the message board to sell and buy equipment or post other photography related information.
Bay Area Night Photography
San Jose, CA
Are you interested in taking pictures at night and in low light? We meet evenings, mornings and even late at night to take pictures. We also regular social activities where we may share a meal, swap stories, show off our work or talk about our gear and techniques. Many of our social events also include optional night shooting, too.
What do we shoot? You name it: landscapes and seascapes, stars and star trails, urban scenes, sunrises, sunsets, unusual astronomical and meteorological conditions...
And sometimes we drive, hike and/or camp to capture those shots. Sounds like fun doesn't it!? Yeah, we think so, too!
Bay Area Photography and Adobe user Group
San Jose, CA
Thank you for joining my group. I'm looking forward to networking with you, and to meet with you at my events/workshops.
We will be doing lots of events that will be both online, and in the bay area.
I try to cover a variety of topics and themes, if you have an idea, you can use the ideas tab or open a discussion in the message board, and I will do my best to accommodate it.
I created this group for networking with other photographers and artists, and for promoting our workshops
Hope to see you all in many workshops/meetups.
Let me know if you have any questions.
San Diego Photography Classes
Welcome to San Diego Photography Classes (Run by LocalPhotoClasses.com)
Why we are different (and better)
-We focus on learning HANDS-ON learning with YOUR equipment so you can take control of your camera and master it with practice.
-We offer many of our courses online in video form (included with purchase of class time) so you can take an in-person course and follow up and review with the online course.
We are committed to:
- Experienced teachers with a background in TEACHING as well as professional photography
- Small class sizes ranging from 6-20 depending on the location and content
- Hands-on learning style with in-class practice
-Professionally organized and presented material with Powerpoints in most cases.
-Online classes available (included with purchase of class time) to supplement in-class learning
Here is your opportunity to go from taking pictures to taking jaw dropping photographs. Whether you are a beginner with a point-n-shoot camera or an advanced amateur with a DSLR camera these are the classes for you.
Rob Andrew, a full time commercial photographer has 10 years of photography and training experience and is offering to teach you how to take better photographs. Our other instructors are experienced teachers with professional photography experience as well, each with their own teaching style and specialty.
There are 10+ different classes available to you that will cover the basics of photography and taking photographs, not pictures. Sign up for a class today because they fill up fast.
Currently available classes and the pricing :
Photography 101: Learning Composition (2 hours) = $40
Photography 102: Mastering Your Camera (3 hours) = $79
Landscape Photography (3 hours) = $69
Taking Great Portraits Outdoors (3 hours) = $89
Understanding Flash Photography (3 hours) = $69
Photo Editing with Adobe Lightroom (3 hours) = $69
Photoshop Basics (3 hours) = $69
Product Photography Basics (3 hours) = $99
Studio Portraiture (4 hours) = $99
On-Location Portrait Lighting (4 hours) = $99
OCF hands on workshop (4 hours) = $129
To RSVP for a class just go the calendar and select the class you want to attend and click on the red button "Count me in" then follow through with the payment.
****Because we will hold your seat from the moment of booking and commit the instructor to be on site with you, all sales are final. If we need to cancel or postpone a class due to under enrollment or weather we will issue you full credit for a future class of equal value.
Have questions? Call us at (619) 618-2067
You can purchase gift certificates here for loved ones and friends here!
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