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.
Peninsula Nature Photographers Unite
Mountain View, CA
This is a group for people who love nature and are up for exploring new places. Goal is to create astounding images and help each other improve.
All ages and skill-levels welcome. Whether you are a seasoned photographer, a beginner looking to improve and learn how your camera works, or just want to meet these types of people and hang out and be awesome, this is the group for you. I started this group because while there seem to be many hiking groups, many groups interested in photography, not many focused specifically on going to beautiful places with the express purpose of taking great photos. We'll do some hikes, but we'll do them very leisurely, and with a focus on arriving on destinations where we can take good photos outside - this may include some of all of: flowers, scenic views, wildlife, and really anything we feel like it. Lessons in photography will provided for those interested.
How Photographers Think
San Luis Obispo, CA
The creation of a photograph is a process that involves numerous decisions and actions. Where does that process begin, and what is the hierarchy of decisions and actions to be taken? How do choices made now affect the outcome? What are the options in the editing process? For a novice, the process may seem daunting, even frustrating. For the experienced, every change in subject represents a challenge in managing and organizing all the known variables and choices. Decisions must be made before actions are taken. This requires planning and discipline. Most of all, it requires an ordering of thoughts. What tools are useful in the ordering of the process? How can my process be more reliable?
How Photographers Think takes you beyond the “how to” into the thinking process of creating a digital image. We start from a premise that photography is a process of intention that requires planning. We explore how we might adapt to the challenges of different subjects and different situations.
This series of presentations, discussions, workshops, classes, and excursions will help you to understand how we think about planning and execution of digital images. You will learn from the experiences of advanced veterans and their processes. And by forming a community of collective experience we learn from each other.
And by the way, we also have a lot of fun.
Panoptic Chopsticks Photography Workshops - So Cal
Los Angeles, CA
We are the Chopstick Guys - We eat, breathe, and live photography! If it involves a camera (or sushi) we do it and love it. We are not the end all experts but we love sharing everything we know with others in a fun and unique way.
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!!
Women Photographer's show and meetup
Los Angeles, CA
Women photographers, please join us for an evening of networking. Henrietta Collective, a collective of women's photography, is holding its first meet-and-greet and general meeting to coincide with the opening of A Room Of One's Own women's photography show at The Perfect Exposure Gallery.
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.
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!
San Diego Photography Social
San Diego, CA
The group is for anyone who is interested in photography. It may be any form of photography like portrait, landscape, night, wildlife, fashion etc.
The group is aimed to organize regular photowalks. There will be no cost for photwalks, so its absolutely FREE. This helps the photographers to expand their portfolio and also meet fellow photographers to make new friends.
All levels of photographers are welcome.
Thanks for the support by joining the group, your active participation is very appreciated.
Crypto - Bitcoin - Blockchain Lets Get Rich Together
New or veteran crypto uses unite to meet up and discuss the world in crypto. How to level up or find new investments.
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.
ENERGIZED! Fun, Travel and Adventure
Chino Hills, CA
Fun, Travel and Adventure
Meet with friends who are active and like Outdoor Adventures, Social Activities, Dining Out and Travel.
Have fun at adventures like hiking, urban exploration, rock climbing, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, auto racing, surfing, racquetball, kayaking, tennis, volleyball, fitness, skiing, travel, golfing, nature photography, sporting events, yoga, walking, museums, motorcycle riding, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, running, camping, bowling, skydiving, etc.
We also participate in fun social activities, picnics, dancing and dining adventures.
ENERGIZED! Fun, Travel and Adventure
Safety Code of Conduct.
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.
Helmets will be worn on all bike riding activities (no exceptions).
Children and pets are only allowed when the organizer approves or states that in a Meetup write up. All guests (no exceptions) are your responsibility and are subject to the agreement of this Safety Code of Conduct.
You understand that the activities are not "guided" in the sense that a "leader" might be responsible for the safety and welfare of the participants.
As a member you ACKNOWLEDGE AND ASSUME the risks of the activity in which you or a guest(s) of yours will be participating, whether or not those risks are described in the Meetup writep and whether they are inherent or otherwise.
Travel may be part of an activity. You assume all responsibility for any accident whether you are driving or whether you are traveling with another member.
Horseplay and dangerous behavior will not be tolerated and may be cause for your removal from the group.
You are responsible for your own safety and making sure you are appropriately equipped and have the physical ability to participate in our events.
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!