What we're about

Welcome to New Way Photography where a new concept in digital photography Meetups is being explored. Are you new to photography? Just got a new DSLR and are lost in the myriad of settings and controls. Do you want to learn about photography from the ground up or just refresh you knowledge? Have you ever been excited by what you see on your camera's LCD just to discover when you get home that your images are drab & lifeless? Perhaps you want to enhance your capabilities by learning a post-processing program like Lightroom, Photoshop or one of the many plugins or external editors to bring out the best in your photos. If any of this sounds like something you are looking for this is the group for you! In this Meetup we focus on getting results you'll be proud to show with emphasis on education and hands-on experience. We aim to cover everything from beginning to advanced, from Lightroom to Photoshop, from Speedlight to Studio light, and we cover technical topics and provide opportunities to use what you learn. Our approach is to use common sense in learning photography. We also organize many field trips throughout the year with emphasis on a classroom learned skill where you can practice with other members. The organizers who present the workshops attend the field trips to assist members and provide expertise where needed. Some charges may apply at certain Meetups to cover expenses such as model’s fees, rental of studio space, entrance fees to parks, museums, etc. We hold several workshops a month in a community center with lots of free parking in a nice air-conditioned classroom as well as on location throughout the South Florida Area and beyond. Most of all, we're dedicated to helping people learn new skills and enhance the ones they already possess. The best way to see what we're about is to check out future events.

Contact us:

Cesar Rivera (305) 206-3938

Vern Johnson (954) 448-8390

Upcoming events (5+)

Halloween Night: Harley Quinn, Daenerys Targaryen and more...

To celebrate we have another portfolio building workshop the beautiful Iryna R. as Harley Quinn (feat. on banner). *** Fee $75 ( $15 to reserve + $60 at the door) *** Iryna will perform and model as Harley Quinn and Daenerys Targaryen. Additionally, we will have a surprise model for a third look. Lighting will be set up by our team. And instructions provided as need. What to bring: Camera with fully​ charged batteries, a lot of memory cards, lenses from 24mm to 200mm, tripod and a great attitude!! We will provide the lighting and trigger equipment. Parking: Please use the public parking lot located at​ 3009 Sebastian Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


Southwest Focal Point

Level: Beginner / Novice Format: Presentation / Discussion What to Bring: Beginner's Photography Guide / Camera / Note taking materials General Info: In this workshop we will present information on the various types and kinds of lenses photographers use in their work and art. We will discuss the typical applications for which each type of lens is used and the need for special lenses. We will also present the considerations to be evaluated in lens selection including focal length and focusing requirements. The lens is one of the most critical components in photography, and the quality of the lens is arguably even more important than the quality of your camera: a top-of-the-range camera will never achieve the results it is capable of if it is paired with a lower grade lens, but a good lens can unlock the full potential of even the most modest SLR camera or CSC. In this chapter, you’ll find out what lenses are available, and how to get the best from them. In this session we will also explore the different types of lenses: prime, zoom, and macro, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using wide-angle and telephoto. In addition, we will discuss focal length, crop factors, and image stabilization and how these affect your decisions as to what is the right set of individual components to achieve your photographic goal. Please read pages 100 thru 118 in your book and be sure to bring it with you! See you there. Vern and Cesar Selecting an autofocus point to make sure the most important element is sharp Filling the frame when shooting macro Shooting from a lower perspective and tilting the camera intentionally gives a dramatic look (http://goo.gl/aEAlwC) to the photograph

Shoot and Light for Practice

F2F Studios


The meetup cost is $35. The $5 is a deposit to reserve your spot. Parking !!! 3009 Sebastian Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 ------------ ** This is a Hands-On Workshop ** - You need to bring lighting ideas to implement. Props are also welcome. - Sometimes the studio environment can be intimidating and hard to reach. The goal for this meeting is to experiment, learn and get familiarized with setups at the studio for 3 hours. The members will be in charge of the lighting setups and directions. We will have models available to shoot in two different setups and looks. Our instructors will be available to teach, help and assist. - What to bring: Camera with a portrait lens (50 mm or longer), batteries fully charged, memory cards and tripod. We will provide lighting and triggers.


Southwest Focal Point

CAPTURE ONE COURSE CLASS 7 Capture1 is the professional choice for editing the raw images, is considered the best of all raw converters on the market. If you are a Sony, Fujifilm, Canon, Nikon, Olympus or Pentax this is your software to edit your captures. We will have a course of 8 to 10 classes covering the essential part of the workflow, layers, masking tone and color corrections, presets, sharpening, exporting and all other particular aspects of the raw conversion.

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