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PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Architectural Photography Meetup

Architectural Photography Meetup

Saturday the 9th of July
Tivoli Village, Las Vegas - 9am - 2 hours
We will gather in Tivoli Village's unique European 1400's architecture and discuss ways to create architectural exteriors and detail shots as well. There are a number of simple tricks to take these images to the next level! Following discussion everyone will head out (walking) on some challenges that I provide and I will be working to help everyone as they work! This is my photographic specialty, you can check out my work at russmcconnell.com.
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$39pp     only 6 places left
Mountain Landscapes & Nature Meetup

Mountain Landscapes & Nature Meetup

Saturday the 6th of August
Mount Charleston - 9.30am - 2 hours
Take the short drive up to the always cooler Mount Charleston where we will meet at the visitor's center at Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway to go over tips on taking nature pictures in this beautiful mountain area that is right in our back yard. After going over some tips on great shots of this type of terrain I will give you some challenges and we will set out on a short hike where I will try to help anyone that needs it!
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$39pp     7 places left
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 20th of August
Downtown Summerlin - 9am - 3 hours
Join us for brunch and learn basic photographic techniques including composition, point of view, rule of thirds, foreground elements, etc., This workshop is designed to make big changes in your photography just by following a few simple tips. Russ will spend time going over a lot of concepts and ideas using samples and discussion followed by some short walking excursions to put your new talents to the test! We will follow up by having you post your images to Facebook!
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Portraits Using Available Lights Meetup

Portraits Using Available Lights Meetup

Saturday the 3rd of September
Centennial Hills Park, Las Vegas - 9am - 2 hours
Learn how to prevent the dreaded underexposed or harshly lit portrait using just the sun and a few simple tools that I will supply for you. You may be amazed how we can make great portraits so simply! We will spend some time on making people look comfortable in pictures as well, and I plan to have some subjects for you since most photographers don't like being on the other side of the lens. :)
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$39pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT LAS
VEGAS
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 meetups based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.

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 one 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 Las Vegas Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
* Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.
REVIEWS
Enjoyed the lesson in the beginning and the hands on opportunity for the second half of the class.
5/5
Danna Marguerites
June 26th 2022
These events are always a lot of fun. Even I'm not a beginner anymore and I know most things already, but it's nice to hangout with people who have the same passion.
5/5
Cindy van der Velde-Cockrell
June 12th 2022
Very good place to hold the event. Plenty of history and great photo opportunities. Russ was great and had some good teaching techniques and tips.
5/5
Meetup - Chris Tettamanti
June 6th 2022
Having good instruction and being around like minded people.
5/5
Cherry Clark
June 5th 2022
Having good instruction and being around like minded people.
5/5
Cherry Clark
June 5th 2022
5/5
Robin Haskett
March 26th 2022
Dave is very patient and informative.
5/5
Roxanne Hastings
March 20th 2022
Dave is very patient and informative.
5/5
Roxanne Hastings
March 20th 2022
It was great!!!
5/5
Defunda L Whaley
March 19th 2022
Good event.
5/5
roxanne hastings
March 14th 2022
It was a great learning experience! I liked how we discussed various lighting scenarios and he brought several different lighting options to play with and demo.
5/5
Meetup - Gina Geldbach-Hall
March 13th 2022
Very informative. Learned a lot.
5/5
roxanne hastings
March 12th 2022
INSTRUCTORS
Dave
RussMcConnell
Russ McConnell has been a photographer and photo educator for more than 20 years. Russ taught at the world renowned Brooks Institute of Photography where he taught 11 different photography courses with his specialty being architectural photography. He has won numerous awards for his photography and has had his work published in many books and magazines. Russ loves hanging with his family, the outdoors, golf, and of course going on photo excursions with his wife Dana (who is also a photo educator).