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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 10 March
Burbank Walk - 11am - 3 Hours
Firas Aladai
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
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      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Sunday 07 April
Wells Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Firas Aladai
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
Firas Aladai
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.
book now
$84      
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
Colorado Avenue - 9am - 3 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Craig Hyatt
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
Huntington Beach - 10am - 3 Hours
Orange County Photography Group
David Eisenbach
Elevate your photography skills by mastering manual camera settings. Embark on a journey of discovery where you will demystify shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how these elements influence your exposure. Enhance your craft with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a professional photographer who will guide you through practical application of your new-found expertise. Take the step from automatic to full creative control and capture the world through your lens as never before. Join us for a session dedicated to elevating your photographic expression.
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$84      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 16 March
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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$84      

Flash Photography Class

Flash Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
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       3 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 30 March
Colorado Avenue - 9am - 3 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Craig Hyatt
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.
book now
$84      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 30 March
Newport Beach - 10am - 2 Hours
Orange County Photography Group
David Eisenbach
Discover the art of capturing breathtaking landscapes and elevate your photography to new heights. Join us for a comprehensive workshop where we delve into the nuances of landscape photography, designed to enhance your images and make them truly extraordinary.

During this session, you'll gain valuable insights into picture-perfect composition, the art of panoramic shots, and the most effective equipment and settings to employ. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned photographer, you'll find tailored guidance and support from our professional photography instructor. Personalized advice, constructive feedback, and practical tips are on the agenda to refine your camera skills and enrich your photographic portfolio.

Unlock the secrets to stunning landscape shots and create imagery that captures the essence of nature's beauty. Transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, and witness your landscape photographs emerge with a compelling new perspective.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
Huntington Beach - 10am - 3 Hours
Orange County Photography Group
David Eisenbach
Unlock the full potential of your camera by mastering manual settings—with expert guidance, it's easier than you think. Delve into the art of photography with us as we demystify shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and explore how they impact your images. After the in-depth tutorial, it's time to practice your new skills. Under the watchful eye of a seasoned photographer, you'll have the opportunity to apply your learning and elevate your photography to the next level. Join us for a hands-on experience designed to transform the way you capture moments.
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$84      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 06 April
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      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 13 April
S Olive St - 9am - 2 Hours
Los Angeles Photography Group
Craig Hyatt
Discover the art of capturing the essence of structures and the beauty within the built environment with our architectural photography session. This specialized workshop is designed to enhance your understanding of architectural photography, teaching you to create images that are both true to the design and visually captivating.

Join us and learn to elevate your photography from simple snapshots to masterful compositions. We'll cover key techniques, optimal camera settings, and creative approaches to photographing buildings in a way that reflects their true character. Whether you're a local or a traveler, this session arms you with the skills to beautifully document the world's architectural wonders.
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$43      

Flash Photography Class

Flash Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
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.
book now
$84      
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Fruit Still Life on the Park (watercolor and colored pencil class)

Fruit Still Life on the Park (watercolor and colored pencil class)

Saturday 09 March
9th St, Anaheim, CA - 12pm - 2 Hours
Orange County Art Group
Erick Martinez-Pichardo
Indulge your creative senses in our enchanting "Fruit Still Life on the Park" event, where the vibrant world of watercolor and colored pencils comes to life. Join us for a delightful day of artistic exploration amidst the natural beauty of the park. In this personalized class, you'll be guided through the art of capturing the essence of fresh fruits in their still-life glory.
It's more than a class; it's a moment to connect, create, and relish the simple pleasures of creativity.
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$43      
Landscape Drawing/Painting

Landscape Drawing/Painting

Sunday 24 March
Harbor Blvd, Fullerton - 10am - 2 Hours
Orange County Art Group
Randell Halabi
Join us for a day out drawing the beautiful landscape at Hillcrest Park in Orange County. With its iconic staircases rising across the hills and beautiful Spanish architecture overlooking grassy fields. Come be inspired and explore the magic of colored pencil drawing!
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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.

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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
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Our front patio near DTLA.
    Trying to find the beauty amidst steel, glass and concrete...
    Credit: Wade Kendall

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-02-18
    Title or Location: Castle Rock Beech, Santa Monica Bay
    The Nikon Z9 and the 24-70 F2.8z are my choices for landscape shooting, however they are notoriously big and heavy for IWB carry. From time to time I use smartphones to capture moments that worth keeping. This windy afternoon in Feburary sent many people home, but the sunset just stunning. I was happy to be at right moment.
    Credit: Vincent Fan
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vincentxfan?igsh=MWN1c3FhMjk3ZDhjYg3D3D&utm_source=qr
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-02-13
    Title or Location: Morgan Park, Baldwin Park CA
    In frame Yvonne Torres Nikon D800 80-400mm 5.6AShutter 250ISO 200?D?a de Los Muertos? event in the city of Baldwin Park CA.
    Credit: Fernando Ferrer
    Instagram: @fernandoferrerphotography

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-02-12
    Title or Location: Arroyo Seco, Pasadena CA
    Between the big storms, the Arroyo Seco wasn't very seco!
    Credit: Andrew W.

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-02-01
    Title or Location: Fashion District Los Angeles
    This is Raul. He is a street vendor in the Los Angeles Fashion District. I?ve past Raul many times and have bought his delicious churros countless times. He is always a friendly face in this area.
    Credit: Christine Valenzuela
    Instagram: @studio_76_photography
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-01-30
    Title or Location: Santee Alley, Los Angeles
    Street Shot while attending San Gabriel Photo Group activity
    Credit: John Nilsson
    Instagram: OzImagesLA

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

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