RALEIGH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Photography Essentials Class - Series 2

Photography Essentials Class - Series 2

Sunday the 5th of June
2110 Blue Ridge Rd - 10am - 3 hours
This class is a intro into the Photography Essentials Series, which is a class for anyone looking to challenge themselves creatively as a photographer. As a group we will photograph three different fundamentals of design each class. This class will focus on Form, Color and Shape while simultaneously breaking down what makes a great composition photographically. We will also explorer varies locations to boost our creativity as a class.
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$69pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Photography Refresher Class

Photography Refresher Class

Saturday the 11th of June
Chapel Hill University - 10am - 3 hours
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$69pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Night Photography Meetup

Night Photography Meetup

Sunday the 12th of June
Raleigh Convention Center - 7.30 pm - 2 hours
Night photography is a captivating genre of landscape photography, capturing images outdoors at night, between dusk and dawn. Night photographers generally have a choice between using artificial lighting and using a long exposure, exposing the shot for seconds, minutes, or even hours in order to give the camera’s sensor enough time to get the correct amount of light. Join us our goal for this Meet up is to introduce New photographers, whether you’re a hobbyist or just getting started into the fascinating world of Night Photography.
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$35pp     only 5 places left
Introduction to Dog Photography

Introduction to Dog Photography

Saturday the 18th of June
Skate Park - 10am - 2hrs
A few hours at the park learning how to photograph our lovable furry friends. This captures the pet's personality, character, habits, and other memorable moments. The subject matter is plenty, and you can go for natural, candid shots or portraits.
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$35pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Portraiture Photography w/ Natural Light Class

Portraiture Photography w/ Natural Light Class

Sunday the 19th of June
Raleigh Rose Garden - 10am - 2 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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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Fun Challenge - Meetup

Fun Challenge - Meetup

Saturday the 25th of June
Downtown Raleigh/Moores Square - 10am - 2 hours
We are going to make a challenge out of our photos. Capturing the alphabet through shapes and colors, objects and subjects. Cropping together to spell something at the end.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Photography Basics: Aperture - Shutter Speed - ISO

Photography Basics: Aperture - Shutter Speed - ISO

Sunday the 3rd of July
820 Clay St., Raleigh - 4pm - 7pm - 3 hours
This is a photography basics class on Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. We will focus solely on getting everyone comfortable with shooting in manual mode. Understanding the strengths and weakness of each setting (Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO). Also understand how to use Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority.
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Headshot Photography - Meetup

Headshot Photography - Meetup

Saturday the 9th of July
Raleigh Rose Garden - 10am - 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 focusing on creating headshot’s from chest up with good lighting on your model’s face.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Portraiture Photography Meetup

Portraiture Photography Meetup

Saturday the 16th of July
Coker Arboretum - 10am - 2 hours
Portrait photography is about capturing people and their personalities. But portraits often go beyond a photo of a smiling person. In this meetup, you will learn how to take better pictures of subjects and models using natural light.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Black and White Photography Meetup

Black and White Photography Meetup

Saturday the 23rd of July
Moores Square - 10am - 2 hours
Seeing the world through monochrome and all of your camera functions. In this meetup, we will be learning about Black and White photography. We will be learning about tones and contrast, what makes a dramatic image, and what different kinds of light can do for your photography!
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Night-time Photography Meetup

Night-time Photography Meetup

Saturday the 30th of July
Tobacco District - 7pm - 2 hours
Street photography is the art of capturing the everyday, the brief little moments of life amongst the chaos. And at night, street photography take's on a whole new different atmosphere than it does during the day, with a wealth a creativity all around. This photo walk is a really opportunity for you to tap into your creativity, and experiment with colour and shadows in your imagery.
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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
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
Cammel was well-prepared, patient and helpful for photographers of all skill levels. His explanations were clear, and the shooting exercises gave us all confidence to shoot more in Manual mode. I highly recommend any course Cammel teaches.
5/5
Mike Ganey
March 20th 2022
The teacher was very easy to follow! And very knowledgable!
5/5
Pamela Taylor-herdzina
March 19th 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
March 14th 2022
INSTRUCTORS
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.