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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 03 December
Burbank Walk - 11am - 3 Hours
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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Christmas Street Photography

Christmas Street Photography

Sunday 17 December
Melrose Ave - 11am - 2 Hours
This is a Christmas meet-up theme. We will be taking street photographs during the night utilizing the Christmas atmosphere in the city.
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$43      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Sunday 14 January
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating stunning images with a shallow depth of field.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance.

We will cover topics such as using a shallow depth of field to create a mood, blurring out distracting backgrounds, and how to use a shallow depth of field to give a bokeh effect behind our subjects to make them pop.
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$43      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 28 January
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Join us for a mesmerizing journey through bustling streets, historic buildings, vibrant cafes, and bustling markets. Engage your powers of observation and step into the remarkable world of street photography. This experience is designed to hone your observational skills, teaching you to pick out mesmerizing details that bring life into your photographs. One of the highlight of this experience is learning the art of approaching and photographing interesting individuals, capturing their stories in your frame.


Our sessions also delve into the technical aspects of street photography. Increase your technical know-how with insights into camera settings, focusing techniques, and lens choices to perfect your ability to capture those spontaneous, once-in-a-life moments. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock a world teeming with detail and resplendent with vibrant life.
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$43      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Sunday 11 February
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
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      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 25 February
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Delve into the art of composition in photography and master strategies to give your photographs that professional touch. This course meticulously covers techniques from the rule of thirds to balancing visual elements, unpacking up to ten rules that could remarkably improve your photography.

Brush up on your understanding of shapes, the interplay of negative spaces and points, and the importance of line within the image frame. Uncover the beauty of depicting symmetry, patterns, color and tone in unique ways. Master the subtleties of distance and achieve perfect balance every time you click the shutter.

Whether you're a novice toying with a new camera, an enthusiast looking to hone the craft, or a seasoned professional wanting to relearn the basics - this is the ideal space for you. Together, we can help you develop a more perceptive eye to frame the scene just as you envisioned. Join us and elevate your photographic prowess to the next level.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 10 March
Burbank Walk - 11am - 3 Hours
Enhance your photography skills by breaking away from automatic exposure. Seize this opportunity to delve into the mechanisms of your camera. Gain insights about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and their effects on exposure from professional photographers. Utilize this newfound knowledge under professional guidance and see the improvement in your shots. Enjoy the blend of learning and doing, bringing your photography skills to a new level. Exercise your camera's full potential and elevate your photography skills under the expertise of seasoned professionals.
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$84      
Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Sunday 24 March
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
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      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Sunday 07 April
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Delve into the enchanting world of macro photography, where the small turns majestic, and the unseen comes alive. In our course, we shed a new light on your everyday flowers and insects, magnifying their distinct details into life-sized portraits. Beginning at the time when our tiny subjects are their most dynamic, you will immerse in a journey to capture their grandeur in awe-inspiring macro images. Be prepared to unlock a world less explored and more fascinatingly beautiful.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 21 April
Burbank Walk - 11am - 3 Hours
Enhance your photography skills by breaking away from automatic exposure. Seize this opportunity to delve into the mechanisms of your camera. Gain insights about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and their effects on exposure from professional photographers. Utilize this newfound knowledge under professional guidance and see the improvement in your shots. Enjoy the blend of learning and doing, bringing your photography skills to a new level. Exercise your camera's full potential and elevate your photography skills under the expertise of seasoned professionals.
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$84      

Nearby Photography Groups

Flash Photography Class

Flash Photography Class

Saturday 09 December
E Bixby Avenue - 10am - 3 Hours
Orange County Photography Group
The Flash Photography Class will be a 3-hour class that will include an optional critique session at the 2nd location at the end of the class.

Topics to be covered will be outdoor flash and indoor flash techniques; various exposure techniques for portraiture; "dragging the shutter" technique; techniques for making photos look like no flash was used.

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$84       3 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 December
University Pkwy, San Bernardino - 11:30am - 3 Hours
San Bernardino Photography Group
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      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 09 December
Griffith Park - 2pm - 2 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We, as a class, will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting
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$43      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 16 December
Inspiration Point-Corona del Mar - 10am - 2 Hours
Orange County Photography Group
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 16 December
Beverly Hills - 10am - 3 Hours
Hollywood Photography Group
Enhance your photography skills by mastering manual camera settings. Delve into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and comprehend how these elements impact your photos. Benefit from the tutelage of a seasoned professional as you apply your newfound understanding of exposure in a practical, hands-on session. Elevate your camera craft beyond the automatic mode and take control of your photographic vision. Join us for an educational experience that promises to deepen your appreciation for the art of photography.
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$84      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 16 December
Huntington Road - 2pm - 2 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
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      

Architecture Photography Meetup

Architecture Photography Meetup

Saturday 30 December
Pershing Square - 9am - 2 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Discover the immortal beauty of a city through architectural photography, an engaging and creative exploration that expertly blends design accuracy with aesthetic appeal. This isn't merely about taking pictures - it's about crafting striking visual narratives.

Join us for a specialized session on the fine art of architectural photography. Together, we'll demystify this powerful mode of expression, sharing insights on how to capture stunning images. We'll delve into camera settings and techniques to help you produce jaw-dropping, impressive shots. Become an artist with your camera and turn the urban landscape into your canvas.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 January
Bolsa Chica Wetlands - 10am - 3 Hours
Orange County Photography Group
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 January
Santa Monica Pier - 9am - 3 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Discover your camera in an entirely new light! Get comfortable with moving out of automatic exposure mode and delve into the intricate features of your gadget. Grasp the impact of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO on image exposure as our team simplifies these concepts for you. Furthermore, a professional photographer will guide you as you put your newfound knowledge into practice. Embark on this journey to becoming a more proficient photographer with us.
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$84      

Flash Photography Class

Flash Photography Class

Saturday 13 January
E Bixby Avenue - 10am - 3 Hours
Orange County Photography Group
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      
Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Saturday 20 January
Pershing Square - 9am - 2 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
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      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 27 January
Elysian Park - 9am - 3 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
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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$84      

Other Nearby Groups

Urban Sketch

Urban Sketch

Saturday 09 December
North Arrowhead Avenue - 12pm - 2 Hours
San Bernardino Art Group
Come be a part of our art group!

Beautiful church grounds welcome you to get inspired by this sunny cathedral. We will be holding an Urban Sketch event at a historic landmark.

Draw with us to capture a chic Spanish Architecture!

We have no affiliations with the church.
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$43      
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.

    Join the San Gabriel Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

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  • REVIEWS
    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
    2023-11-29
    Title or Location: Yosemite National Park - Horsetail Falls
    This photo was taken late 2023 at Yosemite National Park. The effect you see is what people call the Firefall which occurs this time late February. This effect occurs during sunset when the sky is clear and water is present flowing down to giving this reddish glow with the illusion of fire flowing down the falls. Some may recall an artificial version when an actual bonfire is pushed off Glacier Point. This practice was stopped in in January of 1968. This naturally occurring event was d
    Credit: John SooHoo

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2023-11-22
    Title or Location: West Hollywood
    My wife and I were getting our haircut and when I went back to the car I saw this beautiful butterfly just resting on this flower.It was a gorgeous day and a beautiful moment.
    Credit: Greg Kabealo
    Facebook: Greg Kabealo
    Instagram: gsk1313
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2023-11-20
    Title or Location: My driveway Alhambra ca
    My wife and I were having an in depth conversation about her mother (deceased) and the butterfly appeared. It hovered around us for a bit then landed in the driveway long enough for me to grab my camera . Image taken with a canon 5Dmark 3 , 70/200 canon lens
    Credit: Elijah hicks
    Instagram: @eli_hix

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2023-11-19
    Title or Location: Morro Bay, California
    Coming in for a landing. This picture was taken in September 2023, in Morrow Bay.
    Credit: Rudolf Clever

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2023-11-18
    Title or Location: Downtown Los Angeles by City Hall
    Here are the directions to our sister cities around the world. Just keep walking and eventually you'll get there. I took this image on my bike route. Was a great day to flget out and shoot
    Credit: Sam Wong
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sammanwong/
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2023-11-14
    Title or Location: Fulmer Lake
    This picture was on a path that surrounds Fulmer Lake on Hwy 243. This location is about 20 miles from Idyllwild, Ca. I don't know what kind of tree it is with such bright colored berries. It was taken early November 2023.
    Credit: Rudolf Clever

    West London Photography Group
    2023-11-29
    Title or Location: Crane Park, Whitton.
    Taken with Nikon D7500 with 300mm Nikkor lens. Two male Kingfishers possibly adult male and offspring sitting low by the River Crane. Light was low so had to use a high ISO. Because of this the image had to be denoised . It was then cropped and clarity and texture added in Lightroom. I have a nice triptych of them sitting in three different poses.
    Credit: Sam Downie
    Swindon Photography Group
    2023-11-28
    Title or Location: Swindon Designer Outlet
    It's feeling very festive at Swindon Designer Outlet &127876&127877&127882
    Credit: Rimpy Sharma
    Instagram: @rimpysharma19
    San Bernardino Photography Group
    2023-11-28
    Title or Location: Fossil Falls, California
    This image was created at Fossil Falls in the Mojave Desert California. The location was selected a few months before during a site selection trip to the desert. I asked a local model if she would be interested in a concept shoot, and she agreed. Whitney Sather, my model is from southern Kentucky and is a wonderful model to work with. We based for the shoot out of Randsburg, CA. The hospitality shown to Me, my model, assistant and Guide (my brother that lives there) by the locals at each locatio
    Credit: Patrick O'Donnell
    Facebook: Patrick O'Donnell

    Springfield Photography Group
    2023-11-28
    Title or Location: Butterflies at work - Luken Lake Yosemite
    Hiking into Luken Lake in the summer, the wildflowers were in bloom and the butterflies were active.
    Credit: Ilo Gassoway
    Instagram: Gr8purple1
    Sunshine Coast Photography Group
    2023-11-28
    Title or Location: Outback SA
    Saw these beautiful flowers on the side of the road while traveling in South Australia outback 2022. Thought I would try a little creative work with them, using Adobe Photo Elements 2023, plastic wrap. You either like photo art or you don't, I love looking at other people's work, there's a lot of creative people out there.
    Credit: Deb Johnson
    Facebook: Deb Johnson Photography
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2023-11-27
    Title or Location: Bauld Hill, Stanwell Park
    I was on my way home when I saw the paragliders hovering ahead. So even though I thought I would try to get a few photos of them. The storm was getting closer & we all thought we would get wet, but just before it hit, it threw out a quick burst of colour. Sometimes it?s all about timing. iPhone 12 Pro Max & Snapseed.
    Credit: Rosalie zbtady

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