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Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 22 June
Hamilton Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Allentown Photography Group
Jack Falato
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$47      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 22 June
Washington Square - 3pm - 2 Hours
Manhattan Photography Group
Zach NeSmith
Discover the vibrant essence of urban life through the lens of your camera. Delve into the practice of street photography with a guided exploration that focuses on honing the power of observation - a fundamental skill in capturing compelling images. As you wander amidst bustling cafes, animated street merchants, talented buskers, and illustrious historic buildings, we'll introduce you to techniques that will sharpen your photographic eye, revealing a world brimming with intricate detail.

Our session is designed to not only cultivate your ability to discern the extraordinary in the everyday but also to enhance your confidence in engaging with subjects. Learn the nuanced art of approaching individuals, capturing their unique stories as they become willing participants in your photographic journey.

Furthermore, we'll provide insights into essential technical aspects, including camera settings, focusing techniques, and optimal lens selection, all tailored to equip you for the serendipitous encounters that epitomize the spontaneous nature of street photography. Join us and transform the way you see and capture the world around you.
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$47      
Chasing Waterfalls

Chasing Waterfalls

Saturday 06 July
Main Street - 8am - 2 Hours
Newark Photography Group
David Perez
Explore the diverse beauty of the iconic Morris Canal Greenway through your lens. Master shutter speed for dynamic waterfall shots, leverage depth of field for compelling environmental portraits, and incorporate historic canal elements for a sense of place. Learn to work with challenging lighting and creative perspectives to capture the multifaceted character of this remarkable trail with authenticity.
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 July
Staten Island Ferry Terminal - 10am - 3 Hours
Manhattan Photography Group
Bob London
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.

This is a part of a series of beginner classes with an emphasis on one technique - this time will be "Exposure & Color" We will cover subjects as creative under & over exposure, saving poorly exposed images, post postprocessing, achieving natural colors, false color images, blacks, grays and whites.
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$92      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 14 July
Ditmars Steinway - 2pm - 3 Hours
Queens Photography Group
Phillip Thompson
Tap into the true potential of your camera and break free from automatic exposure. Delve deeper into the world of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and understand how to manipulate these settings to achieve desired exposure levels. Gear up for an informative session where a professional photographer will guide you. Put your newfound prowess to the test in a live setting and leap forward in your journey as a photographer.
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$92       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn - 10am - 3 Hours
Brooklyn Photography Group
Bradley Thornber
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$92      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 10 August
Staten Island Ferry Terminal - 10am - 3 Hours
Manhattan Photography Group
Bob London
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.

This is a part of a series of beginner classes with an emphasis on one technique - this time will be "Lens Choices & Filters" We will cover subjects as options of different lens, lens settings, achieving creative effects, filters to buy, and when to use filters.
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$92      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 10 August
Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn - 10am - 3 Hours
Brooklyn Photography Group
Bradley Thornber
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$92      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 05 October
Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn - 10am - 3 Hours
Brooklyn Photography Group
Bradley Thornber
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$92      

Other Nearby Groups

Introduction to Ink Drawing

Introduction to Ink Drawing

Saturday 29 June
Emmaus - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Art Group
Stephen VanDuzer
Dive into the captivating world of ink drawing with our exciting art class!

Unleash your imagination and master the art of creating stunning ink masterpieces. Bring your basic art materials and get ready to embark on an adventure filled with creativity, expression, and endless possibilities. Let's turn blank pages into vibrant works of art together!
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$47      
Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Saturday 13 July
Emmaus - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Art Group
Stephen VanDuzer
Step into the vibrant world of acrylic painting with our exhilarating "Introduction to Acrylic Painting" class, specially crafted for beginners! Guided by a seasoned instructor, this course promises a colorful exploration of acrylics, igniting your artistic journey with enthusiasm.

Unleash your creativity as you dive into the fundamentals of acrylic painting, mastering the art of color mixing, brush techniques, and texture creation. Whether you're aiming for bold and vibrant strokes or subtle and soothing tones, this class is your gateway to artistic expression.

No prior painting experience? No problem! Our engaging hands-on exercises will boost your confidence and inspire you to unleash your inner artist. So grab your basic art materials and get ready to embark on an exciting adventure into the mesmerizing world of acrylic painting!
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 27 July
Emmaus - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Art Group
Stephen VanDuzer
Let's Draw-liciously Begin!

Calling all aspiring artists! It's time to unleash your creativity and join us for an electrifying Beginner's Drawing Class! Dive into a world where imagination knows no bounds and every stroke tells a story.

Whether you're doodling stick figures or dreaming of detailed portraits, this class is your ticket to artistic greatness. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the magical realms of lines, shapes, and shading, helping you unlock your inner Picasso in no time.

So grab your trusty pencils, paper, and a sprinkle of enthusiasm, and let's embark on this artistic adventure together!
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$47      

ABOUT STATEN
ISLAND
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Staten Island .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Staten Island Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Excellent. Elite is engaging and knowledgeable. I will take her classes again
    5/5
    Roseann
    2023-11-06
    Excellent workshop with a good balance between lecture and hands on practice. Instructor is very knowledgeable and able to explain principles of photography to participants.
    5/5
    Alex
    2023-11-05
    Very knowledgeable instructor .
    5/5
    Aida
    2023-11-05

    Elite was wonderful and knowledgeable. Gave us personal attention during class.
    5/5
    Roseann
    2023-09-04
    It was good as usual Elite embrasses all of our questions s and always gives great advice and guidance
    5/5
    Patrick
    2023-09-04
    Excellent instruction and knowledge from Elite
    5/5
    Patrick
    2023-08-06

    I had a great experience at the class! Elite is such a knowledgable, personable and patient instructor. I learned to use so many settings on my camera thanks to her guidance. If she teaches another class I surely will attend and recommend her highly.
    5/5
    Kathleen Ward-Cullen
    2023-08-06
    I learned alot and became more comfortable with my camera
    5/5
    Patrick
    2023-07-21
    I thought the class was awesome, the people were great and the scenery beautiful. Elite is the best coach I ever met makes you feel like your friends for a long time. I will be attending as many of her adventures as possible. I understand my camera and photography alot better in 1 day. Thank You
    5/5
    Patrick
    2023-07-17

    PHOTOS
    Staten Island Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Mount Lorretta
    This photo was taken quick and happened to be in the Auto mode with minimal editing . These Indigo Bunting are so beautiful in color with pretty song . Happy to see them when they are in the area .
    Credit: Susan Fazio

    Staten Island Photography Group
    2024-06-03
    Title or Location: Poillon Ave. Annadale
    This is the house where I lived between 1961 and 1977, ages 7-24. Poillon Ave. in Annadale. This was taken from Spring Pond across the street. We (my brother Roger and I) pretty much had this pond to ourselves for fishing, ice skating, and catching frogs and turtles. We also had a canoe and even built a raft. It was an idyllic place to grow up. After my parents passed, the house was sold in 2000, demolished and new house built on the property. It's wonderful that it's a park now and is prote
    Credit: Ralph Solberg
    Staten Island Photography Group
    2024-06-03
    Title or Location: Taken from the Staten Island Ferry
    Great view of the 3 East River bridges from the ferry
    Credit: Mark Torello
    Instagram: 1MTphoto

    Staten Island Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: Fox Beach
    I was trying out a new location recommended to me by some other photographers as a possible place to catch an interesting Sunrise. So, one early morning after shooting at Cedar Grove beach I drove down a little further and explored Fox beach. As I was exiting this scene caught my eye so I jumped out, snapped a few and caught this. There were many more opportunities so I will be back there soon!
    Credit: Lance J. Reha
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LakeFilms
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lancejrehaphotography/

    Staten Island Photography Group
    2024-04-29
    Title or Location: Brooklyn Bridge
    One World Trade through the ropes of the Brooklyn Bridge.ISO200/55mm/f10/. 1/60sec
    Credit: Mark Torello
    Instagram: 1MTphoto
    Staten Island Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Snug Harbor Staten Island, NYI took a walk in Snug Harbor Cultural Center to see the beautiful Cherry Blossoms and saw this gorgeous Cardinal. He posed for me as he tweeted and I whistled back to him. Cardinal represent a visit from a loved one in heaven
    I did do a little post editing to clarify and brighten the photo.
    Credit: Kathy Tardy

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow

    Murrieta Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin
    Edmonton Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: This photo was taken at Johnson Lake, just outside of Banff.
    This little guy waited for me to focus, refocus and take a few steps closer and posed like a pro, moving his head from side to side so I could capture his best side. He was quite happy to cooperate for a minute or two!Shot with a Nikon Z50
    Credit: Audrey Wiles
    Instagram: @audreymwiles
    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-06-15
    Title or Location: Portmarnock Beach

    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Instagram: dogography_dublin

    Anchorage Photography Group
    2024-06-14
    Title or Location: 20 miles south of Anchorage
    Taking with a canon 60 mark II, slow shutter speed FLD filter, F 25, taken late spring, the green was just beginning to come out.
    Credit: Steven Randel
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