Come along to our bimonthly 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 casual photo walk with other local photographers. No formal lectures, just a chance to meet-up, share ideas and receive feedback!
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Saturday the 14th of December 2019
Festive Photography - Winter's Village at Green Valley Ranch - 9am - 2 Hours
Festive photography can encompass a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be looking at how you can use different techniques to capture the spirit of the season.
We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around Las Vegas. It's a great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.
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!
Whatís involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. Youíll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. Youíll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. Weíre a social bunch!
After group editing session. After each group the instructor runs an optional 1.5 hour critique, select, and edit session to help you improve your important post-shoot skills. While much editing can be done on modern cameras, it's best to bring a tablet or laptop with editing software to get the most out of this session. Select this option when booking to attend.
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.
We also occasionally hold more formal beginners classes which last 3 hours and are limited to 6 people. These classes are perfect for complete beginners who want to start using manual mode and those who want to brush up on the basics. See the dates below.
Capturing movement is something photographers often do when photographing sports or other fast moving subjects. Motion blur is the apparent streaking of moving objects in a photograph. Itís a great way to capture movement and can be used for any image in which you want to show motion.
It was fun to have the challenges to force me to look for different elements. 4/5 by Mario Supnet 1-12-2019
Great class! Amanda was very helpful and knowledgeable and really learned a lot! Thank you. 5/5 by Janice Smyth Polansky 23-11-2019
5/5 by David Miller 18-11-2019
4/5 by Marc Baruch 17-11-2019
I learn a lot. Thanks for the experience. 5/5 by edgardo andaquig 10-11-2019
Very informative and practical to a hobbyist like me. 5/5 by edgardo andaquig 2-11-2019
Amanda is a wonderful guide through the process
5/5 by Karen Corbin 29-9-2019
It was fun! Really enjoyed it! 5/5 by Kismet 14-9-2019
Amber makes it fun to learn from here 5/5 by john allie 22-7-2019
I enjoyed that it was a small group 5/5 by Veronica Garcia 22-7-2019
Amanda is an excellent instructor!
Learner so much! 5/5 by Debbie Amend-Campbell 21-7-2019
Amanda makes it fun and interesting in learning new ways of getting the same images 5/5 by John Allie 14-7-2019
I always come to these with a preconceived notion about either the location or the subject matter. Every single time those notions are obliterated and I get to a better understanding of who I am as a photographer and what is possible. I thought-silhouettes? That sounds pretty straight forward. By the second challenge I found myself crawling through the grass hunting peacocks, laying in dirt discovering the wonder I never noticed in backlit picnic tables and enjoying the company of strangers and friends alike. I realised how much depth and interest a silhouette can bring to an image and using light in New ways was really fun. Amanda brings a great energy to every session and is helpful with questions whether basic or complex. 5/5 by Jeff Grindley 14-7-2019
5/5 by Jeff Grindley 27-6-2019
This beginner class offers a lot of information for those looking to start or refresh on basic camera functions. I enjoyed the materials presented and learned a few new tips that will help me along the way. A big Thank you to Amanda for her time, patience and knowledge! 5/5 by Angela Williams 24-6-2019
4/5 by Jeff Grindley 23-6-2019
5/5 by Jeff Grindley 20-6-2019
Had a great time. Although I was nervous at first I quickly relaxed as we were sent to accomplish set challenges. Great feedback too. I look forward to future meetups. 5/5 by Jeff Grindley 9-6-2019
I like going to these events, the challenges that Amanda gives us helps me to focus. Itís always so interesting to see how each person will approach the challenge differently. 5/5 by Carla Ehmann 8-6-2019
We had a great time learning about Street Photography last night with Amanda. It was our first Meet Up and Iím sure we will do others in the future. 5/5 by Hope Fredeickson 12-5-2019
You put together real fun events. Keep it up! 5/5 by Liz Lane 28-4-2019
Really enjoyed the day - the challenges were appropriate and made me think about what I was taking, and Amanda was really engaging. 5/5 by Alex Morrison 14-4-2019
I completely enjoyed the guidelines that were set up for us to have something to shoot for. 5/5 by Liz Lane 12-4-2019
Informative, fun to get out with other like minded photographers 5/5 by Greg Niemi 5-4-2019
Amanda is a wonderful instructor, positive feedback, great suggestions. 5/5 by Karen Corbin 31-3-2019
I think there should be more event like this in the future. Amanda was AMAZING and really knowledgeable. 5/5 by Leslie Odulio 24-3-2019
Lot of fun playing and meeting new people. 5/5 by Sharon Gales 17-3-2019
5/5 by Deanna Johnson 13-3-2019
Fun and Amanda showed us some great tips in shoshooting in B and W 5/5 by John Allie 12-3-2019
Amanda showed us some tricks in photo shooting 5/5 by John Allie 18-2-2019