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 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.
San Jose Light and Landscape Photography
Santa Clara, CA
California is a great place to photograph. This group will take advantage of seasons for day and overnight trips around the state. Our groups will be small so that we can be mobile and can easily shift plans as conditions change. I'll try to arrange lodging for our overnight trips to keep costs down and to provide us an opportunity to process photos together. Any level of photography knowledge is welcome but please know your cameras or bring your manual.
I have 15 years experience in California and the resources to know where to go and when to take advantage of the seasonal opportunities. Interested in a particular place? Make a suggestion!
Reno Art & Design
(And Sparks, Lake Tahoe, and Carson City) :D
This is this Art Town. Let’s make something amazing. And FREE.
Our area is rich with incredibly talented artists and designers. Let’s start a group to
bring everyone together for fun events, speakers, demonstrations, networking, and even just/chatting. Artists of all mediums (paint, sculpture, photography, etc.) and designers (graphic, print, etc.)
are all welcome.
In addition to artists and designers, students, collectors, patrons, museums, galleries, and anyone interested in the arts will find something interesting. Experience and be part of our local creative scene!
Artistic Women Inspiring Artistic Women - Woodland Hills
Woodland Hills, CA
Women coming together to share their art (writing, painting, photography etc..). Based loosely on the teachings of Julia Cameron's Artists Way, we come together to support our creative expression. As women we will create a space that inspire each of us as artists.
"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/...
San Diego Photo Artists
San Diego, CA
San Diego Photo Artists
The purpose of SD Photo Artists is to attract, train,
and support individuals with all levels of skills
from beginner through advanced that have a keen interest
in advancing their photography for any reason,
including having their works merit the term "fine art".
Whether the goal is to win contests, sell art,
or just enjoy accomplishments in the quiet of home,
the aspiring photographer who wants to know
what photo art is and be able to recognize it,
learn how to create it, and learn what it takes to show it,
is welcome in and would benefit from this meetup.
SD Photo Artist Goals
1. Learn how to properly use your camera
to get the results you want (get out of auto-mode)
2. Learn what a good photograph is and why
Viewing & discussing the works of great photographers
Learning how experts decide what a good photograph is
(composition, balance, etc)
3. Gently experience what others think about your photographs
This learning by peer review is structured to be a positive experience,
constructive, and purposely pain-free (it's not a competition)
-- How to master your camera so you can take good photos
-- Composition, Creativity, & Personal Style
-- Some Post-Processing (importing, cropping, processing techniques)
-- Some Advanced Topics including mounting, gallery presentation, websites (WordPress), etc
Periodically, we will schedule a field trip
This may involve extra cost, but we still strive for the lowest cost possible
This meetup is currently free to everyone to join.
Many events are free, some are charged per event.
Santa Barbara Photography Adventure Club
Santa Barbara, CA
This is a group for photo-enthusiasts to get together and go shoot! I am a firm believe in the power of creative self-expression. Being that there are so many beautiful locations in Santa Barbara to take pictures, Lindsey started this group to meet others interested in photography, who would like to get together to inspire one another to continue to pursue photography as a creative outlet!
San Jose Studio and Street Photography Meetup
San Jose, CA
An art forward photography group that focuses on creating images with rich visual vernacular.
San Jose Studio & Street Photography is a community based group in which the Art and Discipline of Photography is fostered, nurtured and explored, allowing participating members to develop, define and deliver messages of their unique and personal voices through the medium.
All workshops and events will be administered and sanctioned by the Organizer, and Elected Assistant Organizers.
Solicitations are not encouraged.
If you have a contributive idea, monetary donation/in-kind, or, suggestion to the advancement of Our Group, please contact the Organizer directly.
New in Town Reno, Sparks, Tahoe
Let's get together and have fun while making new friendships and exploring our beautiful part of the world. We are open to ideas and your participation will maximize the fun! If you love the outdoors, being active, movies, dining out, breweries, wine tasting, game nights, photography, etc. and generally have fun meeting new faces, then you are our kind of people. We'd love to show you around and help make Nevada feel like home! Our group charges no membership dues but donations are welcome and help us pay for the site.
Los Angeles Professional Photography Group PPLAC.org
Culver City, CA
Simply put...we at PPLAC like photography! Come and network with other photographers, join in on workshops and outings, recharge your creative batteries and pick the brains of world class instructors. We thrive on sharing our creative ideas and expertise with other photographers of all levels. Founded in 1952, PPLAC (Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County) is a local affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the statewide Professional Photographers of California (PPC). PPLAC provides the educational tools, networking, information, advice, and resources to assist you in accelerating the growth of your professional photography skills and business.
I.E. Photography Events and Workshops
San Bernardino, CA
Learn all the basics in shooting, lighting and posing human subjects in and outdoors. Fashion Portrait, Glamour, Cosplay, Implied and Nude!
We will from time to time bring in top photographers, lighting experts, pose masters and even offer classes for photo-shop and MUA (Make-up Artist) classes!
Everyone is welcome pro or newbie, models, MUA and Models looking to gain knowledge and networking or want to make extra money!
Models interested in joining our events may also submit at www.FanTCimage.com
Creative Photography Los Angeles
Van Nuys, CA
We are a women owned Photography Studio, we are interested in all types of Photography, Events, Networking. To collaborate between creative minds, learn, teach, enjoy art and share our great space! We welcome Models, Dancers, Actors, Photographers, Producers, Directors, Fashion Designers, Hobbyists, and anyone interested in Visual Art
Bay Area Nature Connection
We want to be immersed in nature and the beauty that surrounds the bay area! Nature connection is the overall theme and how we'll go about that will vary. We'll go hiking, practice yoga in nature, go on medicinal herb walks, write poetry in the redwoods, offer shiatsu and bodywork circles in nature, meditate on hilltops, go on photography walks, etc. We'll have a lot of variety in location and activity; the big goal is to enjoy the natural world and understand that we can access its healing and calming ability wherever we find ourselves. We think this is so important and vital to our health especially as urban dwellers! Come find our selves together in nature!
The Nature Photography Group of the Central Coast of CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Are you interested in learning how to photograph the natural world around you? Have you been wanting to learn a specific genre of nature photography like landscapes, wildlife, macro, birds, or conservation photography? Then you have found your tribe of nature photographers. Whether you are just beginning or a seasoned professional this is the group for you. Our mission is to share the knowledge of nature and wildlife photography. We will meet at least once a month to talk about a specific aspect of nature photography or to go on a photographic adventure and learn by doing. Our group has a wealth of knowledge to mine from. On special occasions we will invite a professional speaker to present to the group, currently via zoom meeting but we are hoping for in person sessions in the future. We welcome photographers of all levels of experience. So, join us and share your knowledge or take your current skills to a new level. We look forward to seeing you in the future!
San Francisco, CA
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Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our gatherings are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code, both in online group forums, and during meetups.
Be nice, be considerate, be respectful.Our community must provide a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.
A gathering shall be considered a 'safe space' where no-one is disadvantaged or discouraged from contributing, so long as they respect others’ ability to contribute. All members must be respectful and considerate of the contributions of others.
Discriminatory or harassing language and imagery are not appropriate for any part of our gatherings, including talks, workshops, and other online forums.
Unacceptable behaviors include harassing, abusive, discriminatory, or derogatory conduct. Harassment includes: offensive comments; inappropriate use of sexual images; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
People violating these rules will be asked to leave the meetup and/or any future meetups, at the discretion of the organisers and those raising a concern.
If you need help, or would like to report an incident, please send a direct message to our co-organizer Anastasia.
Ray Mabry Photography Classes and Workshops
Santa Rosa, CA
Do you want to learn more about photography? Are you interested in finding the easiest way to set up Lightroom?
Ray's classes cover beginner level to advanced topics including studio lighting workshops, Adobe Photoshop classes, Adobe Lightroom classes, Hands on location shoots, and much more.