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.
Atelier Virtuel Online Painting & Drawing
San Geronimo, CA
Welcome to Atelier Virtuel, where we are fusing fine art modeling and photography to create tasteful, crystal-clear live sessions that tell stories and inspire art of all kinds. Two professionals, two views, Zooming in stereo.
Who We Are
We want you to feel right in the studio from the comfort of your own space, which is why we are excited to introduce Will Toft, a forever photographer who brings his brilliance into focus for the first time on Zoom for virtual drawing. A full-time professional since 2017, Will shares decades of visual acumen with the Atelier, offering you an experience like no other online drawing session in the world by using photographic resources and techniques to make our guests feel as though they are right on set.
At the Atelier we are also very proud to feature lifelong dancer and professional fine art model, Leigh Kidwell, formerly trained in classical ballet and now loving life celebrating the spirit of swing dance throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Like poetry in motion, Leigh strikes intensely energetic poses celebrating movement and emotion in time and space. She dances between the natural and refined, composing stories that delight and inspire artists from all over the world!
Streaming in full HD from two DSLR cameras, with thoughtfully composed scenes using studio lighting, the Atelier provides visually creative clarity as close as you can get to an in-person experience, possibly better!
The Perfect Headshots and Fashion Shoots For Actors and Models
Los Angeles, CA
*Finding the right photographer for your fashion shoot or headshots.
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*How many looks should I do.
*How do I prepare for a headshot?
*What are the different types of fashion products photography.
*Does location matter for a fashion shoot?
Mesa Loft Studios - OC Photo Studio, Events, Models, Photo
Costa Mesa, CA
Multi-Purpose Creative Spaces
Years of experience in the media industry have lead us to build the ultimate studio which meets both the needs of the local community and professional Photographers.
We offer an extensive list of services from Family Photos, Portraits, Product Photography, Boudoir, Pets, Holiday Photos & More. Studio rentals for photographers, printing & photo printing, graphic design & website development.
There is no job too small or too big whether it's graduation photos or complete branding for local businesses, if it's photography, design, media or marketing based we are your best option.
Photo Studio / Art Shows / Networking / Mindful Gatherings / Modeling Classes / Group Shoots / Photography Classes
Art, Creativity and Process Group Every Wednesday 9:30-11am
San Francisco, CA
Let's connect and make art together as a weekly practice. We will set aside 1.5 hours every week to explore ourselves within a project and then share what we created and experienced. Prompts provided, but you are always welcome to free-form create in community with us, if you have something in mind for that particular week. Let's make some time and space for our artistic, poetic way of seeing the world. All are welcome.
Courtney has always found comfort by expressing herself through art. Growing up, dancing and drawing was her way to connect with herself and to the outside world. She graduated with a Bachelors in Art, specializing in oil painting and digital photography which she used to explore difficult emotions and conflict in relationships. She is currently a graduate student at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. She is an MFT Trainee supervised by James Bosch LMFT #86491
Halie has been fascinated by exploring herself through her artistic expression. Her favorite mediums are oil painting, dance, sewing, collage, and poetry. She finds through her creative process she tends to discover parallels within how she is integrating her current situations in life. Exploring her relationship with her artistic expression has transformed how she meets the world. Halie is a graduate student in the Integral Counseling program at California Institute of Integral Studies. Supervised Gieve Patel, LMFT #47196
Tatum is a psychology graduate student at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Tatum is also a painter who loves the process of painting itself. There seems to be an internal dialogue that unfolds while making art, bringing more insight and clarity to the subject matter. For her, the skill level of the end-product doesn't matter, it's all about the feeling of congruency between inner worlds and outer worlds that takes shape. She is supervised by Elizabeth Hoke LMFT #103781
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I have a photography studio we may hold future in-person meetings at. Also open to traveling to LA, OC and IE to meet with others.
Bay Area Photography Outings
Are you a photography hobbyist / enthusiast? Do you want to go on local photography excursions with like-minded people? Our goal is to take beautiful photos and share those photos on our page (shoot and share). I usually post location on Tuesdays for that weekend (Wednesday at the latest). Join us.
At this time there will be outside excursions only, practicing social distancing and wearing masks, following Covid guidelines.
When participating in any group activity, you are responsible for yourself and any personal belongings, including but not limited to your photography equipment.
Self promotion is not allowed! Solicitation of the membership is not allowed! You will be removed from the group!
We are just a bunch of photographers looking for awesome things to photograph, while making new friends, taking beautiful photographs and sharing them with each other. Keeping it low key and fun!!
Let The Good Times Roll
We're all about good vibes and great times with better people. This all started in our dimly lit garages and parking lots after hours with warm whiskeys and static tunes. A few friends and family, good laughs, and beers.
We like to change things up and keep it fresh. Never put baby in a corner. Theres far to much to explore. Wether we get down on a wine & paint night, get together to ride & dirt bike, or plan someones little monster a birthday, were just tryin to get back to the good old days of bare foot, babes and barbeques and bring community back to the neighborhood. Locals for locals. No instagram required.
We used to know each other, let our children run wild in the streets long as the sun was out and called our friends family. We shared when we had too much, asked when we needed a hand, and supported our neighborhoods.
We didn't keep up with the times we just lived and let live and let the good times roll. We've been missing the vibes lately and we think you might be missing it too. In studios, workshops and our friends garage, were all doin what we do. Creating, collaborating and cultivating OUR tomorrow. Lets get back to the drawing board. Together this time. Worlds' been rough and times are tough and there's never been a better time for a 'block party'. We're building an army of those who were raised wild, lost in the right direction.
What we DO & EVENTS:
Circle Jam Bonfire Sessions
Drum Circle & Flow Arts
Dirt Bikes, Desert and Off Road Runs
Camping & Hiking and Road Trips
Coffee & Brunch Mornings
Wine & Paint Nights
Brew B Qs & Beer Tastings
Holiday Get Togethers
Wellness & Holisitic Living
Dog Days & Nature Adventures
Neighborhood Block Parties
Creativity & Collaboration (art, music, photography etc)
Must be 18 or older or have a gardian with you.