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!
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.
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.
San Joaquin Valley Model and Photographer Network
The group will focus portrait photography, holding different events that will bring photographers and models together. We will hold both studio sessions at my Manteca studio and outdoor photography meetups all around the beautiful San Joaquine Valley and Yosemite Park. We will also hold educational photography workshops and modeling training events. Photographers will have an opportunity to teach and learn from each other, and models will have an opportunity to practice their craft and network with potential clients.
Digital Marketing Solutions by Anthony Doan
I'm Anthony Doan, and I run a digital marketing business. I specialize in online business development. I provide services in SEO, website design, Shopify store design and development, Facebook ads, Instagram ads, Instagram influencer marketing, social media content creation, videography, photography, video editing, and online branding strategy creation. This Meet Up group is for businesses and professionals who are interested in receiving free consultations from me and my services. If you are only interested in learning more about E-Commerce and digital marketing for free, I recommend that you click on the following link to join my other Meet Up group: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-UTPvPSXW/ Please feel free to private message me on Meet Up or text me at (408) 207-5074 if you need help with digital marketing for your business! Although I only agree to work on projects that are a good fit for me, I can always help you out by pointing you in the right direction even if I'm not ready to start working on your project yet. I look forward to getting into contact with you!
This Week in Photo (TWiP) Meetup
San Jose, CA
Meet and interact with some of the This Week in Photo hosts, get to know your fellow TWiP PRO's, and learn how to take your photography to the next level.
This Meetup group will be home to live TWiP events, workshops, photo walks, and more.
Everyone is welcome — all skill-levels, camera types, and photographic interests.
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.
The San Diego Photography Collective
San Diego, CA
Welcome to the 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 our group photography outings to locations of interest throughout San Diego County and beyond, or meet up with us at one of our monthly social get togethers to share your work and for stimulating conversation and discussions.
If you are interested in hosting a photography outing or event, we'll help you set it up.
Newbies are always welcome!
Please remember to support our Sponsors!
If you are interested in becoming a SPONSOR, please contact the organizer
of this group by clicking on the link on the left of the page.
Society of Model Photographers - Bay Area
San Jose, CA
The Society of Model Photographers (SoMP) welcomes all photographers, models, make-up artists, and stylists who want to work together to create stunning photographs.
All are welcome to this group from amateurs to professionals. You must be 18 years or older to join this group. We will be focused on beauty, glamour, portrait, and fashion model photography. Join this group if you are looking to learn photography, expand your portfolio, gain new techniques, and learn about upcoming photographic equipment.
Meetups will range from studio shoots, outdoor shoots, on location shoots, classroom instruction, and guest speakers/lecturers. We will also be scheduling joint meetups with our sister group BAMPS - Bay Area Model Photo Shoots. Look forward to meeting everyone!
*** BY JOINING OR CLICKING ON "JOIN US!", YOUR ARE CONFIRMING YOU ARE 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER. ***
San Diego Outdoor Photography
San Diego, CA
Welcome to the San Diego Outdoor Photography Group. <br>
The mission of this Meetup group is to give San Diego photographers a place to meet and collaborate with fellow shutterbugs in the San Diego area.
THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL PLACE. It is for photography and connections with those of us who love capturing images of the world around them. We will be planning outings and gatherings for photographers to meet and socialize, and also provide classes offered at a discount to our members. Our aim is to support the photographic community in San Diego. <br>
We encourage you to post your photography for constructive feedback. If you have general photography questions, post them here too. Many Meetup groups don't provide any instruction or guidance, but this one is different! Our goal is not only to create great images, but to help educate and you along the way. <br>
Please remember that each person is sharing their art and just looking for a bit of friendly constructive criticism or feedback… so please keep your comments positive, without putting down anyone's work.
Rudeness, profanity, and negativity will not be tolerated. Political posts will not be allowed, due to the problems they can create. Too many differing opinions lead to arguments, fighting, name calling and rudeness, which are inappropriate for this site. Also, while pictures of religious symbols and celebrations are allowed, discussions of religion will not be. Finally, this page does not promote or condone any illegal activity to get shots.
All spam and or inappropriate materials will be deleted, and the person who posts it can be removed and blocked from the site.
Please remember to leave any place you shoot as nice, if not better than when you arrived. Please be safe out there while shooting. As with any endeavor, there are inherent risks with shooting and it is always recommended to shoot with a friend if all possible.
Please Note: By submitting a YES RSVP and participating in any San Diego Outdoor Photography Group event, you agree that San Diego Outdoor Photography Group, its organizers, and "Event Hosts" are NOT responsible for your safety or for any injury or damage to your person or your property, or that of your guest(s). You agree that you have read the instructions of the announcement and that you and your guest(s) are assuming all risks of participating in the event. <br> <br>All events are subject to change/cancellation, due to lack of member participation and inclement weather. <br>
L. A. Photoshoots and Workshops
Porter Ranch, CA
(Formerly: Nick’s photography workshops)
This meetup will give every photographer, from those just starting out to professionals, the opportunity to take their camera skills to the next level. Understanding light, improving your shooting skills and learning the secrets of exposure and composition are all techniques covered on your workshop. The end result is a wonderful portfolio of pictures, the knowledge and skill to recreate them with confidence.
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!
Artistic Women Inspiring Artistic Women
Women coming together to share their art (writing, painting, photography etc..) and their creative process. We support each other by witnessing our success and challenges, sharing resources, and offering insight and ideas.
"In order to make art we must first make an artful life, a life rich enough and diverse enough to give us fuel. We must strive to see the beauty where we are planted, even if we are planted somewhere that feels very foreign to our own nature. In New York, I must work to connect to the parts of the city that feed my imagination and bring me a sense of richness and diversity instead of mere overcrowding and sameness. In California, my friend must work to do the same. We must as the elders advise us, bloom where we are planted. If we later decide that we must be transplanted, that our roots are not in soil rich enough for our spirits, at least we have tried. We have kept hold of the essential thread of our consciousness, the "I" that gives as the eye to behold." -from THE SOUND OF PAPER-Julia Cameron
Please be advised, in the event that you sign up for a paid program, Chantel Zimmerman, DBA Art and Soul Lab, does not offer refunds. Here is the Art and Soul Lab refund policy: http://www.artandsoullab.com/artandsoullab/...
We reserve the right to refuse service and participation to anyone.
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.