RALEIGH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginners and Camera Settings 101

Beginners and Camera Settings 101

Saturday the 13th of August
North Carolina Museum of Art - 10am - 3 hours
New to photography? Looking to get a handle on some of those terms you hear thrown about (What is ISO, anyway)? Join us for this 3 hour Beginners Guide class, and get started on your journey to better photographs. In a small group, with plenty of time to practice new concepts, we'll explore exposure, composition, camera control, ISO, shutter speed and aperture- everything you'll need to get started on your photographic journey. Get off shooting in automatic. Learn your camera and its functions.
fully booked
Urban Street Photography

Urban Street Photography

Saturday the 20th of August
Durham Skate Park - 10am - 2 hours
Framing and timing can be key aspects of the craft with the aim of some street photography being to create images at a decisive or poignant moment. Street photography can focus on people and their behavior in public, thereby also recording people's history.
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$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Advance Lighting Meetup

Advance Lighting Meetup

Sunday the 28th of August
2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. - 5pm - 2 hours
Advanced Lighting involves taking photographs on location in a highly controlled environment like a Photography Studio or an uncontrolled environment like a park, store, mall, venue, etc. The photographer can use a combination of props, backdrops, lights, furniture, and models to construct and then capture the perfect photograph. As a class, we will touch on the difference between hard and soft light? What are diffusers, and how to use them? Flash photography vs. continuous lighting? How to determine your camera’s settings? Real-world, hands-on examples to learn how to problem-solve. We will also be recreating lighting setups to learn the different lighting styles and ratios.
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$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Photography 101 : Intro to Photography Class

Photography 101 : Intro to Photography Class

Saturday the 3rd of September
Nash Square Park - 10am - 3 hours
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their cameras. We will touch on the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$76pp     only 3 places left
Fun Challenge - Meetup

Fun Challenge - Meetup

Saturday the 17th of September
Moores Square - 10am - 2 hours
This is a Fun class where will learn fundamentals in photography while challenging your creative side to shoot the alphabet around downtown Raleigh. Come and join explore this place with creativity.
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$39pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Night Time Photography

Night Time Photography

Saturday the 24th of September
Mellow Mushroom, Tobacco District - 8pm - 2 hours
Shooting at night is a little different and challenging but that's what makes it fun. Landscape scenes often seem more dramatic at night. The camera sees nighttime colors that our eyes do not see. Shooting after sunset is a great way to strengthen your photography skills.
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$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday the 1st of October
Downtown Durham/American Tabacco District - 10am - 2 hours
Abstract photography, sometimes called non-objective, experimental or conceptual photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Sunday the 9th of October
Raleigh, NC 27601 - 4pm - 7pm - 3 hours
Beginners Guide to Photography is a class focused on helping individuals get a basic understanding of photography and their cameras. We will focus solely on getting everyone comfortable with shooting in manual mode and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each setting (Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO). Also, understand how to use Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Getting to Know Your Camera Class

Getting to Know Your Camera Class

Sunday the 23rd of October
JC Raulston Arboretum - 4pm - 7pm - 3 hours
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera’s settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Beginners and Camera Settings 101

Beginners and Camera Settings 101

Saturday the 29th of October
Duke Gardens - 10am - 3 hours
We will be focusing on the three points of Manual mode. ISO, F-stop, shutter speed and also the three variables that matter the most in photography: light, subject, and composition.
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$35pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Autumn Photography Meetup

Autumn Photography Meetup

Saturday the 5th of November
William B. Umstead State Park - 10am - 2 hours
It's the start of a special time for photographers—the arrival of autumn colors. This meet up is a chance to explore all the beautiful nature in the fall with your camera while learning.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday the 12th of November
Moores Square - 10am - 2 hours
Composition in photography refers to the position of elements inside the frame and how they interact with each other. Ultimately, composition is about the visual structure of your image.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Christmas Street Photography

Christmas Street Photography

Saturday the 17th of December
Unscripted Durham - 10am - 2hrs
A chance to capture the holiday spirit in the heart of a city while learning and getting better with your camera and skill
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$35pp     12 places left
ABOUT RALEIGH
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 around Allen Town.

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 Raleigh Photography Group Photography Facebook Group here 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
I had a great time with Cammel this morning. I learned a lot and enjoyed the experience. He was a very patient model as well.
5/5
Jonah Sharkey
July 9th 2022
5/5
Jaylene Santini
June 18th 2022
It was a lot of fun. I learned a lot. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Overall great experience.
5/5
Jaylene Santini
June 6th 2022
It was very helpful in understanding some basic photography concepts. Cammel does a really good job of mixing instruction with inspiration, pointing out interesting subjects, perspectives as we moved along. He also takes time to give his students specific instruction on camera basics when needed. Good class and can?t wait for another one abs to practice what I learned.
4/5
Amy Roti
May 10th 2022
I learned so much! Once again, Cammel is a patient teacher and understanding! Even if he has to explain the same thing 5 different ways. Thank you!
5/5
Pamela Taylor-herdzina
April 27th 2022
So much fun!
5/5
Susan Gaudioso
April 24th 2022
5/5
Katherine Wrzesniewska
April 24th 2022
Great class. Lots of fun.
5/5
Katherine Wrzesniewska
April 2nd 2022
As always Rick is helpful fun and knowledgeable.
5/5
Julie hutchinson
March 26th 2022
It was extremely helpful in teaching me all about manual mode. Rick did a great job explaining everything and answering all of my questions.
5/5
Jennifer Grigas
March 25th 2022
Great value and instruction.
5/5
Amy Amra
March 21st 2022
5/5
Caren Enloe
March 20th 2022
INSTRUCTORS
Cammel Hurse
My name is Cammel Hurse. I am a Commercial, Fashion, and Event Photographer. I've been actively working as a freelance photographer for ten years. I've shot Commercial Photography for various businesses, weddings, and portrait photography here in the Raleigh-Durham area. I am both Technical and Hyper creative and love to bring ideas to life. Taking a class with me, you will learn how to implore specialized techniques as you develop your signature innovative flair. My classes range from Photography Basic 101 classes to advanced lighting and creative concept classes.
Richard Tholen
Hello! My name is Rick Tholen. I am an photo and editing enthusiast with about 20years experience from lab work and film to the digital world now as we know it. Super excited to be sharing the knowledge I have in fun capturing atmospheres. Looking forward to meeting you soon.