RALEIGH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Bokeh and Aperture Photography Meetup

Bokeh and Aperture Photography Meetup

Saturday the 4th of December
Pullen Park - 9am - 2 hours
Get to grips with aperture and look at how you can change up the feeling of your images with the turn of a dial. We'll also delve into Bokeh, understand how it works and how it affects your pictures and how to best utilize it.
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$35pp     7 places left
Portrait Photography Class

Portrait Photography Class

Sunday the 5th of December
South Point Mall - 10am - 2 hours
Portrait photography needs flattering lighting. Be it sunrise or sunset--golden hour--one must learn to expose for silhouettes and shade to get the shot just right. This class will teach you to proper exposure in the midst of changing light conditions as well as how to use golden hour lighting to flatter your subject.
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$35pp     10 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Getting to Know Your Camera Class

Getting to Know Your Camera Class

Saturday the 11th of December
309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701 - 10am - 1pm - 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 settings. We will touch on basic camera functions as well as the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO.
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$69pp     only 4 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Action Photography Meetup

Action Photography Meetup

Saturday the 18th of December
Durham Skate Park - 10am - 2hrs
All about capturing fast motion and using S Mode on your camera. Usually a busy area for skateboarders and rollerbladers and dogs running around in the park
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Beginners and Camera settings 101

Beginners and Camera settings 101

Sunday the 19th of December
William B Umstead State Park - 10am - 2hrs
A session to help understand how to use your aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings under different light conditions and different subjects, like landscape and portraiture. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Architecture Photography Meetup

Architecture Photography Meetup

Saturday the 8th of January
Downtown Raleigh - 10am - 2hrs
Taking a few hours to learn about architecture photography, lighting, lines and shadows
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Motion Blur Photography Meetup

Motion Blur Photography Meetup

Saturday the 15th of January
Downtown Durham/ American Tabacco District - 10am - 2hrs
Blur can create artistic, almost magical images that would otherwise be bland and boring. Shutter speed can also open up new possibilities for intentionally blurring the background or the subject. Blur allows an image that captures a single moment in time to convey motion. And that’s a creative tool worth uncovering.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Headshot Photography Meetup

Headshot Photography Meetup

Sunday the 23rd of January
309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701 - 11am - 1pm - 2 hours
A headshot is a tightly framed shot of the face, typically from the shoulders up. The goal of your headshot is to clearly & creatively showcase your clients professionalism, personality, and brand. We as a class will be focus on creating headshot’s from chest up with good lighting on your model’s face.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Photo Editing Class

Photo Editing Class

Sunday the 23rd of January
The Durham Fruit , 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701 - 4pm-7pm - 3 hours
This class is for beginners looking to get into editing. Image editing is an extensive processes of altering or manipulating images to achieve specific results; this also includes retouching photos as well. Adding Contrast, Saturation, clarity, color, creating monochromatic edits, the classic black & white, cropping, sharpening, adding vignetting, cleaning up skin and etc. We as a class will be using a free editing software called GIMP to edit 7 test images. Each assignment will require us to use a different set of skills to complete each task. We will start out very simple and move at the classes pace for the first two hours. Then during the final hour each student will be allowed the opportunity to either photograph a class mate to edit a portrait or editing some of their our work to practice. This class is for beginners looking to get into editing.
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Getting to Know Your Camera

Getting to Know Your Camera

Saturday the 29th of January
309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701 - 10am - 1pm - 3
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 settings. We will touch on basic camera functions as well as the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO.
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday the 29th of January
Duke Gardens - 10am - 2 hours
Put simply, composition is how the elements of a photo are arranged
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
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
5/5
Joyce Wang
November 20th 2021
4/5
Julie Hutchinson
November 15th 2021
4/5
Julie Hutchinson
November 14th 2021
4/5
Julie Hutchinson
November 14th 2021
Wonderful experience!
5/5
Jan Yarborough
November 7th 2021
5/5
Toufik Chabane
October 23rd 2021
Great event! I learned a lot about natural light portrait photography.
5/5
Christopher Coker
September 20th 2021
4/5
Lynn Wilder
September 19th 2021
4/5
Lynn Wilder
September 19th 2021
I really enjoyed the class with Cammel. He covered the basics of the camera and took us to various venues to shoot different subjects. It was very helpful to practice as he was instructing.
5/5
Amy Roti
July 31st 2021
The event was great. Cammel did a great job making the participants feel at ease and tried to keep us all focused on trying to locate macro photography subjects. He also asked his assistant to attend later in the program to provide us the opportunity to photograph her using our macro lenses. It was a great class.
5/5
Anthony Garza
July 15th 2021
It is fun and the teacher is awesome
5/5
Ana Mora
May 22nd 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Cammel Hurse
My name is Cammel Hurse. I am a Commercial, Fashion, and Event Photographer and I've been actively working as a freelance photographer for 10 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, who loves to bring ideas to life. Taking a class with me you will learn how to implore technical techniques as you develop your signature creative flair.
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.