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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 03 March
Astoria Park - 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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$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
Paterson - 10am - 3 Hours
Newark Photography Group
David Perez
Discover the full potential of your camera beyond the confines of automatic exposure. Dive into the intricacies of photography with a hands-on learning experience, tailored to demystify the core elements of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Understand how these critical settings influence your photos, and master the art of exposure.

Enhance your skills in a practical setting under the mentorship of a seasoned professional photographer, who will guide you through the process of applying your newfound knowledge. Capture the world around you with greater confidence and creative control. Join us for an educational adventure in photography, and take the first step towards capturing the images you've always envisioned.
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$84       5 places left
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Park Drive, Allentown - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Photography Group
Collin Vogt
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$43      

Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Sunday 31 March
Gantry Park - Long Island City - 2pm - 2 Hours
Queens Photography Group
Phillip Thompson
Spring into Photography with a Captivating Workshop

As the world awakens and bursts forth with vibrant life, embrace the season of renewal through your lens. This photography workshop invites you to master the art of capturing spring's splendor. Discover how to expertly adjust your camera settings to encapsulate nature's beauty with creativity and flair.

Delve into the fundamentals of composition, focus, and color to transform the way you see and photograph the environment during this enchanting season. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting, this session will enrich your skills and inspire your vision.

Capture the essence of spring 2013 frame by frame. Join us for an enlightening journey through the art of photography.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 14 April
Astoria Park - 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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$84       5 places left
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Sunday 12 May
Astoria Park - 2pm - 2 Hours
Queens Photography Group
Phillip Thompson
Discover the art of light and shadow photography, where the dramatic interplay between illumination and darkness transforms ordinary scenes into emotively striking visuals. The stark contrasts and intricate details captured in these photographs can stir profound emotions in those who behold them.

Join our upcoming masterclass and delve into the fascinating world of high-contrast imaging. Here, we will explore the skillful use of your camera's settings to achieve perfect exposure, turning challenging lighting conditions into your incredible creative advantage. Learn to harness the raw power of natural light, cast thought-provoking silhouettes, and create images that stand out with their depth and narrative.

Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting your journey, this session will equip you with the techniques to capture the world in a breathtaking new perspective. Embrace the challenge and unlock the potential of every shadow.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 09 June
Astoria Park - 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.
book now
$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 14 July
Astoria Park - 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.
book now
$84      
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.

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  • 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
    2024-02-18
    Title or Location: My backyard, Staten Island, New York
    I took this photo while I was looking at all the freshly fallen snow that covered the trees in my backyard and thought how beautiful they looked. I put on my snow boots and started to take pictures. I liked this tree especially because of how so many branches , although short, were so visible and distinct because of the shape that they created, where it seems they just keep 'branching out'...just amazing.
    Credit: Valerie Calise

    Staten Island Photography Group
    2024-02-10
    Title or Location: Picture was taken off walking/fishing bridge near MLUA
    I was driving home after visiting someone and saw the sun was starting to set and the cloud color with the sun looked like a rainbow so I continued up highland blvd and parked and walked over bridge . It resembled a rolling water wave of pretty sun colors .
    Credit: Susan Fazio
    Staten Island Photography Group
    2024-02-03
    Title or Location: Wolf Park , Staten Island NY
    Was taking a walk on a this cold winter almost sunset day . I loved seeing the clouds mixing with the sun and the shades of the winter tree and thought it would look nice with the reflections of the sun and clouds that outlined like mountains !
    Credit: Susan Fazio
    Facebook: Sue

    Staten Island Photography Group
    2024-01-26
    Title or Location: The Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington D.C.
    During a hot and sunny weekend, I went away to Washington D.C. for a 4 day getaway not only to explore our nation?s capital, its neighborhoods, embassies, and landmarks, but also to celebrate a best friend?s birthday. My first day took me to the National Mall, where it is home to the many museums and memorials. On the way to the US Capitol Building, I stopped by the Capitol Reflecting Pool. There I saw the reflections of the Capitol Building, landscape and the beautiful blue skies, not to menti
    Credit: Marcin Boryszewski
    Facebook: Marcin Boryszewski
    Instagram: visualsbymarcin

    Staten Island Photography Group
    2024-01-21
    Title or Location: New York Harbor
    Taken from the back of the Staten Island Ferry on my way home from work. Kind of a surreal, cotton candy kinda dayIso640/22mm/f5/. 1/3200
    Credit: Mark Torello
    Instagram: 1MTphoto
    Staten Island Photography Group
    2024-01-21
    Title or Location: Conference House Park pond.
    Taken after our first snow/ice storm on January 17, 2023.
    Credit: Kathleen Ward-Cullen

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd
    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe

    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks
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