SAN
GABRIEL
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Sunday 05 May
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Firas Aladai
Join us for a relaxed, enjoyable stroll with our cameras, where you will explore multiple facets of the wonderful world of photography. This includes street landscapes, architectural wonders, scenic seascapes, and the allure of abstract photography. Learn, engage, and enhance your skills in a community of passionate photographers like you.
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$43      
Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Sunday 19 May
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Firas Aladai
Join us as we plunge into an intriguing exploration of composition, uncovering the impact of the 'Rule of Thirds.' Often overlooked in the rush of capturing a moment, this simple technique can transform an average photograph into a dynamic and tension-filled masterpiece. Our gathering provides a host of photographic possibilities where we will practice and master the application of 'Rule of Thirds,' elevating our photography skills to a new level. Let's harness the power of this vital technique to create extraordinary images together.
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$43      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Sunday 09 June
Wells Street - 11am - 3 Hours
Firas Aladai
Dive into the art of photography and master the craft of capturing moments by joining our workshop designed for anyone ready to elevate their skills from Auto to Manual mode shooting. Our session is dedicated to instilling confidence in utilizing your camera's manual settings effectively. Experience a comprehensive exploration of essential camera functions and delve into the core principles of the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO. Unlock the potential of manual photography and transform the way you capture the world.
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$84      

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Sunday 07 July
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Firas Aladai
Discover the art of capturing stunning portraits using the beauty of natural light and surroundings in our upcoming photography meet-up. This session is designed to dive deep into the techniques of identifying and manipulating flattering light in outdoor settings, offering a unique challenge beyond the controlled confines of a studio environment. Participants will learn the importance of working in harmony with their subjects to authentically reflect their personality and style in each shot.

The workshop will cover essential skills such as mastering the art of posing, ensuring your subject feels comfortable and natural in front of the camera. Technical aspects, including accurate focusing and the correct metering for skin tones, will also be addressed, ensuring every portrait comes out beautifully. To enhance the learning experience, a model will be present throughout the session, allowing for hands-on practice and immediate application of new skills.

Join us to elevate your portrait photography skills, refine your technique, and capture the essence of your subjects in a whole new light.
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$47      
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Sunday 04 August
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Firas Aladai
Discover the art of seeing the world from unique perspectives through our specialized photography session. Dive deep into the craft of framing compelling narratives through your lens by exploring diverse viewpoints and angles. Learn how to master the technique of constructing strong landscape compositions using innovative points of view. This hands-on experience will challenge you to push your creative boundaries and enhance your photographic storytelling. Join us for an enriching journey into the world of photography, where every angle tells a different story.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Saturday 27 April
Arts District in Downtown - 9am - 2 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Craig Hyatt
Immerse yourself in the vibrant and unique medium of street art. Discover the unseen treasures tucked away in city corners across the globe. Engage in the challenge of capturing these urban masterpieces through your lens, positioned in bustling public spaces saturated with action and energy. Will you incorporate the spectators into your composition or focus solely on the art? The choice is yours. Deepen your photography skills while exploring the electrifying world of street art. The streets are your canvas and the camera is your brush. Join us.
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$43      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 27 April
Newport Beach - 10am - 2 Hours
Orange County Photography Group
David Eisenbach
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
W Kendall Way - 9am - 3 Hours
San Bernardino Photography Group
James Dailey
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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$84      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 18 May
W Kendall Way - 9am - 2 Hours
San Bernardino Photography Group
James Dailey
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
Huntington Beach - 10am - 3 Hours
Orange County Photography Group
David Eisenbach
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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$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
Colorado Avenue - 9am - 3 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Craig Hyatt
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.
book now
$84      

Flash Photography Class

Flash Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Eisenhower Park - Orange - 10am - 3 Hours
Orange County Photography Group
David Eisenbach
Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of flash photography with our engaging 3-hour class. Explore diverse techniques like outdoor and indoor flash photography, various methods for portraiture exposure, and unravel the art of making photos look naturally lit. The class culminates in an insightful critique session at a secondary location, where you're given an opportunity to receive personalized feedback on your work. Don't miss out on this comprehensive flash photography experience tailored to inspire artistic growth.
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$84      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 June
W Kendall Way - 1pm - 2 Hours
San Bernardino Photography Group
James Dailey
Dive into the captivating world of macro photography, an extraordinary art form that brings the diminutive and delicate details of our world into stunning, larger-than-life focus. Specializing in capturing the intricate beauty of flowers and the intriguing lives of small insects, this photography style offers a rare glimpse into the subjects that often go unnoticed.

Join our meticulously designed class that commences at the peak of insect activity, offering the perfect opportunity to explore and immortalize the enchanting world of macro images. Get ready to enhance your photography skills and see the world from an entirely new perspective.
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$43      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 01 June
Bee Rock Trail - 3pm - 2 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Craig Hyatt
Unleash your photography potential with our specially tailored class. Our focus is primarily on understanding Composition and the critical role of light in capturing stunning photographs. Proactively enhance your skills by experiencing hands-on training.

Together, we will explore the realm of natural light photography, bidding goodbye to on-camera flashes or strobe techniques. With the only available light, we will guide you through troubleshooting, making necessary adjustments, and ultimately, capturing captivating portraits.

The class also offers practical lessons on light modifying techniques. Learn the smart application of a reflector to cleverly manipulate not-so-great lighting conditions. It's all about capturing perfectly exposed shots, irrespective of the circumstances. Embrace the world of photography like never before. Join us and discover the artist in you.
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$43      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 08 June
Newport Beach - 10am - 2 Hours
Orange County Photography Group
David Eisenbach
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
book now
$43      
Nature Walk

Nature Walk

Saturday 15 June
W Kendall Way - 8am - 2 Hours
San Bernardino Photography Group
James Dailey
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      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 15 June
Academy Drive - 9am - 3 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Craig Hyatt
Discover the art of clicking perfect pictures with our specially designed class for those yearning to venture beyond the Automatic Mode of their cameras. Experience the power of Manual Mode, enriched with the potential to add depth to your photography skills. Designed to boost your confidence and mastery over your camera settings, this class expands your understanding of critical camera functions including the exposure triangle, thus providing a thorough insight into Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO. Unlock the door to photographic excellence today.
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$92      

ABOUT SAN
GABRIEL
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 San Gabriel .

  • 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.

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  • REVIEWS
    I liked that the group was small and we were given individual attention and feed back I would definitely participate in future events.
    5/5
    Christine
    2024-01-31
    Excellent time!
    5/5
    John Nilsson
    2024-01-29
    It was very informative, I learned to look at things differently when photographing them. I would definitely recommend this class.
    5/5
    David
    2023-07-17

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Firas Aladai
    Firas is a filmmaker and a photographer based in Los Angeles, California. He earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His first feature film "Winter" which he made as a graduate student, was screened at several Art House film festivals after its premier at the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

    Firas Aladai is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am to 6:00pm.
    Private tutoring for beginner and intermediate photographers. Portraits and events.

    PHOTOS
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Monterey Park, Ca. 2021
    Back yard very busy background. Max aperture to created bokeh.
    Credit: Paul L Huynh

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-04-13
    Title or Location:
    Early Morning @ Marina DelRey, California.Mona Lisa
    Credit: Pual H huynh
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
    Nikon D800, Nikkor AFS 200-500 F5.6E
    Credit: Vincent Fan

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: In the city of Toluca Lake, California
    I took my parents here for dinner, As They took me for dinner when I was child. We grew up having Family Sunday dinners at Bob?s beautiful fond memories.
    Credit: Carlos Aguilar
    Facebook: Carlos AguilarI

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: Sneak River at Grand Teton National Park
    Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-120mm F4GHigh Dynamic Range processing with 5 exposures.
    Credit: Vincent Fan
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: Yosemite National Park
    An old photo file that dates back to December of 2003 and was shot with my first digital when I converted from 35mm film photography. This is an iconic vista of Half Dome and the Merced river that I'm sure many have shot but I wanted one of my own. Despite it being a color photo it was inspired by the great Ansel Adams The camera used was a Canon 10D that boasts a 6.3MP sensor and shot with a Tamron 28-300mm lens at 28mm. This is printed as a 12"x18" print for my portfolio book. It's been a lon
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G Guerrero Photography
    Instagram: @photo818

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-04-23
    Title or Location: Silence

    Credit: Joseph Opal
    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Coralville Reservoir
    It was taken with a Nikon D7100, set on a 15 second exposure.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Gerroa, seven mile beach national park
    Thank you for the consideration.Background to this photo.A couple of years ago on our local community page I saw a photo of a tree covered in bioluminescent fungi saying it was found in Gerroa, 5 minutes drive from me. Wow how amazing, so I set out to find it and photography it too. Since then I developed an interest in fungi and look forward to Autumn when there is plenty about. To enable me to photograph ghost fungi ( omphalotus nidiformis) I go for a bush walk during the day mostly
    Credit: Helen Dark
    Instagram: helendark12

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Canyonland National Park
    Mesa Arch is about a 25 minute walk from the parking lot in Canyonland National Park. At night, it's the darkest sky I've ever seen. This photo represents 20 stacked images of the Milky Way combined together in Starry Landscape Stacker. The result required the scene to be slightly brightened in post to bring out the foreground.
    Credit: Larry Kraus
    Facebook: Larry Kraus
    Instagram: lkraus01
    Wigan Photography Group
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Yarrow valley

    Credit: Ste Freeman
    Instagram: ste_freeman
    Newark Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: The Baltimore Inner Harbor
    Baltimore Harbor, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a historic seaport and a major center for shipping and industry. The harbor is part of the larger Patapsco River and serves as a prominent cultural and economic area within the city. It includes several neighborhoods like Inner Harbor, which is renowned for its restored historic ships, museums, and waterfront attractions such as the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.The Inner Harbor area has been developed extensively since the 1
    Credit: Louis Nesbitt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louis.nesbitt.14
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nesbytel/

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