RALEIGH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Black and White Meetup

Black and White Meetup

Saturday the 22nd of January
Chapel Hill University (Old Well) - 10am - 2
Learning to see through your lens the magic of Black and White Photography
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 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     7 places left
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 5 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Composition in Photography Meetup

Composition in Photography Meetup

Saturday the 29th of January
Duke Gardens - 10am - 2 hours
Composition is how the elements of a photo are arranged. It describes the way elements in a photo are laid out in accordance with the photographer's goals.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Studio Photography Class 101

Studio Photography Class 101

Sunday the 30th of January
The Durham Fruit , 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm - 3 hours
Studio Photography 101 Studio Photography involves taking photographs indoors, in a highly controlled environment called a photography studio. The photographer can use a combination of props, backdrops, lights, furniture, and models to construct then capture the perfect photograph. As a class we will touch on the difference between a hard light and soft light? What are diffusors and how to use them? How to properly use a reflector? Flash photography vs. continuous lighting? How to determine your camera’s setting? We will also be recreating lighting setups to learn the different lighting styles and ratios.
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$69pp     only 4 places left
Motion Blur Photography Meetup

Motion Blur Photography Meetup

Saturday the 5th of February
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     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Photo Editing Class

Photo Editing Class

Sunday the 6th of February
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 3 places left
Getting to Know Your Camera Class

Getting to Know Your Camera Class

Saturday the 12th of February
Location: 705 Willard St Durham, NC 27701 United States - 10:00 am - 1:00pm - 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 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Portraiture Photography w/ Natural Light Class

Portraiture Photography w/ Natural Light Class

Saturday the 12th of February
309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701 - 2pm - 3 hours
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of “Composition.” as well as understanding the importance of light to help boost your photography skills. We, as a class, will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a model’s portraits successfully. We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting.
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday the 13th of February
309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701 - 2pm - 2
Street photography has to be real, unposed moments. Which showcases both the lives and the emotions of subjects at a given moment. Photographing a person, place or thing can also be Street Photography. If your image can make the viewer pause and ask questions, then it is often considered to be successful street photography. The motive should be to tell a story through your work and creativity document what is happening right in front of you. Our Goal for this Meet up is to introduce New photographers, whether you’re a hobbyist or just getting started into the Amazingly Beautiful world of Photography. We will focus on how to properly frame a subject while applying a few techniques to help everyone comprehend why and how it works. This is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of “Composition”.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Action Photography meetup

Action Photography meetup

Saturday the 19th of February
Skate Park, Durham NC - 10am - 2
In this meetup we will focus on Shutter speed and how to freeze cars people (skateboarders), birds, etc when in motion.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Natural Light Meetup

Natural Light Meetup

Saturday the 26th of February
Durham NC 27704 - 10am - 2
Proper lighting is the most important element in photography. In a safe and encouraging environment, we will learn how to properly light your perfect portrait and learn the different effects a certain technique has on your photos.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 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
Rick is great to work with. Fun and knowledgeable
5/5
Julie Hutchinson
January 8th 2022
Rick is great to work with. Fun and knowledgeable
5/5
Julie Hutchinson
January 8th 2022
5/5
Caren Enloe
January 8th 2022
5/5
Caren Enloe
January 8th 2022
5/5
Caren Enloe
January 8th 2022
Rick is great to work with. Fun and knowledgeable
5/5
Julie Hutchinson
January 8th 2022
Rick is great to work with. Fun and knowledgeable
5/5
Julie Hutchinson
January 8th 2022
5/5
Julie
December 5th 2021
5/5
Julie
December 4th 2021
5/5
Joyce Wang
November 20th 2021
4/5
Julie Hutchinson
November 15th 2021
4/5
Julie Hutchinson
November 14th 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.