RALEIGH
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Upcoming Events

Creative Shapes

Creative Shapes

Saturday 02 March
2110 Blue Ridge Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Richard Tholen
We live in a world of shapes and designs all around us. Let's explore dynamic shapes, not only in architecture but how to add shapes as backgrounds to portraits and other main subject choices.
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$43      
Understanding Metering

Understanding Metering

Saturday 02 March
2619 Western Blvd - 2pm - 3 Hours
Cammel Hurse
Metering is an incredibly important aspect of photography to grasp. You might have heard about the exposure triangle but I believe we should be talking about an exposure square with metering being the forth side as it is equally as important to getting the correct exposure as your aperture, ISO and shutter speed.
We will explore how and when to use each of the metering options and how to use it to get some creative lighting in your shots.
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Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 09 March
Downtown Raleigh - 10am - 2 Hours
Richard Tholen
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$43       4 places left

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 16 March
Durham - 10am - 2 Hours
Richard Tholen
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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$43      
Understanding your Histogram and Lightmeter

Understanding your Histogram and Lightmeter

Sunday 17 March
NC botanical garden - 1pm - 3 Hours
Cammel Hurse
Having troubles with getting the correct exposure? Curious what the histogram is and how to read it? In this meetup I will discuss how your camera's light meter works, how metering affects your meter, as well as what your histogram is and how to read and understand the information it is giving you.
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$84       5 places left
Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Saturday 23 March
Eno River - 10am - 2 Hours
Richard Tholen
Come and join us as we explore composition in photography.

Composition is one of the most critical element in photography. Composition is how a photographer arranges the visual elements within their image, frame. I promise you that if you search for information on composition you will find plenty You will find formal rules, opinion, some of which you can trace back to historical art movements and painters.

Even in the digital world, composition remains the key to creating strong images. Composition is what guides our eye through an image and gives importance to the subject. It creates the story for the viewer and how we as photographers convey that message.

This meetup will explore composition using our frame and tools available to us as the photographer.
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$43      

Flash Photography Class

Flash Photography Class

Sunday 24 March
Durham - 4pm - 3 Hours
Cammel Hurse
As a photographer, mastering flash photography will hugely improve your photography and understanding of lighting.

In this class, we will cover how to properly use your external Camera Flash/Speedlite and learn the settings and modes, including the widely used TTL Metering mode, which is a common mode in your camera that fosters seamless communication between your camera and Speedlite.

Lastly, we will also learn the difference between fill light and key light. Exploring the interplay between available lighting and flash photography.

We'll explore these concepts as we troubleshoot, make adjustments, and skillfully capture portraits and landscapes.
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$84       0 places left
Double Exposure Class

Double Exposure Class

Saturday 30 March
Central Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Richard Tholen
A double exposure is a photograph composed of two combined and overlaid images. You can create double exposures in Photoshop or with digital cameras using a special setting. These images often have a dreamy, otherworldly feel and you can use them for great artistic effect, with both digital cameras and film.

Come and learn double exposure with us!
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$84       2 places left
Macro Photography Class

Macro Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
2619 Western Blvd - 10am - 3 Hours
Richard Tholen
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.

Please bring a fully charged battery, lots of space on your memory card, good walking shoes, some water to drink, and an umbrella if it looks like it may rain.
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$84       4 places left

Photography 101: Exposure

Photography 101: Exposure

Saturday 13 April
Durham - 10am - 3 Hours
Richard Tholen
What is Exposure?

The action of exposing a digital sensor or photographic film to light.

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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$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
Durham - 10am - 3 Hours
Richard Tholen
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$84      
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Saturday 11 May
Durham - 10am - 2 Hours
Richard Tholen
Unlock your creative potential as you discover fresh viewpoints and perspectives in our interactive photography session. Master the art of visually narrating varying stories through different angles with your camera. Enhance your skill in finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View. Don't just capture a moment, create an immersive story with your unique vision. Broaden your artistic horizon by indulging in the exploration of fresh perspectives.
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$43      

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 25 May
Moores Square - 10am - 2 Hours
Richard Tholen
Discover the hidden beauty in the urban landscape of downtown Raleigh through our architectural photography event.

In this meetup, we will be focusing on buildings lines and shapes in downtown Raleigh and learn how to capture a good photo for architectural photography.

Come and join us!
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$43      
The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 01 June
Durham - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Richard Tholen
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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$43      
Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 08 June
Chapel Hill - 10am - 2 Hours
Richard Tholen
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture. We will cover topics such as finding inspiration in everyday objects, experimenting with different angles and perspectives.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 02 March
Kildaire Farm Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Cary Photography Group
Freeman Long
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
New Hope Church Road - 10am - 3 Hours
Cary Photography Group
Freeman Long
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$84       5 places left
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 30 March
Blackwell Street - 10:11am - 2 Hours
Cary Photography Group
Freeman Long
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$43      

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 13 April
Blackwell Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Cary Photography Group
Freeman Long
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Watercolor Meetup

Beginner's Watercolor Meetup

Saturday 02 March
Ashe Ave - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Join the Beginner's Watercolor meetup to embark on a journey of artistic exploration and self-expression. In this welcoming and supportive environment, beginners can learn fundamental watercolor techniques, unleash their creativity, and develop a newfound appreciation for the beauty of watercolor painting. Guided by experienced instructors, participants can discover the joy of mixing colors, mastering brushstrokes, and bringing their visions to life on paper. Beyond skill acquisition, the meetup offers a space for personal growth, relaxation, and connection with like-minded individuals who share a passion for art. Whether seeking a therapeutic outlet, a new hobby, or simply a chance to explore their artistic potential, participants will find inspiration, encouragement, and camaraderie in the Beginner's Watercolor meetup.
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$43      
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 in Raleigh .

  • 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 on 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 on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Rick was great! He provided great information and improvisation that I never thought to do. It was a safe space to ask questions and support idea for the shoot we did with the model that did an exceptional job as a subject to make our job easy! Can?t wait to attend another class
    5/5
    Mya
    2024-01-30
    Great event and gained a lot of knowledge about studio photography. Look forward to the next event.
    5/5
    Susan
    2023-11-27
    Cammel was wonderful, patient and thourough!
    5/5
    Ginger
    2023-09-06

    Rick is awesome. He makes things easy to understand and helps you with anything you need.
    5/5
    Neal
    2023-08-06
    Great free form photo shoot. Mostly self directed, which is fine for me, a seasoned photographer, but I think others may have wanted for more direction. I loved the event, and Rick was supportive and helpful to me.
    5/5
    Carl
    2023-08-06
    A good class. I learned more about the use of a histogram in photography. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to take this class.
    5/5
    Robert
    2023-07-12

    It was a very good, informative seminar. Cammel is skilled and knowledgeable.
    4/5
    Gary
    2023-06-19
    Great instructor
    5/5
    Matthew
    2023-06-13
    The model was really nice. The instructor was laid back and welcoming. I met some new photographers. I really enjoyed it!
    5/5
    Destinee
    2023-05-12

    It was really good. I enjoyed networking and shooting the model that was at the event.
    5/5
    David
    2023-05-07
    It was really good. I enjoyed networking and shooting the model that was at the event.
    5/5
    David
    2023-05-07
    Had a great time. Rick is always a wonderful instructor and guide.
    5/5
    Susan
    2023-04-30

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    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.

    Cammel Hurse is available for private bookings

    Available on most Mondays, Fridays and Sundays

    Services: Private tutoring, and Mentoring.

    Richard Tholen
    You can call me Rick! I'm a fun and laidback photo and editing enthusiast with about 20years experience from darkroom lab work to the digital art world. Product photography and creative photshoots are my specialty. Super excited to be sharing the knowledge with all in fun capturing atmospheres. Looking forward to meeting you soon.
    PHOTOS
    Raleigh Photography Group
    2024-01-30
    Title or Location: Downtown Durham
    I haven?t shot color very often in the past cause I am generally disappointed by the look. Wanting to shoot more color I decided to start trying different combinations of camera bodies and lenses to help achieve the results I was imagining. Being a straight out of camera shooter for my personal work it eventually caused me to leave Nikon and switch to Fujifilm. The shot was taken with the now 11 year old Fujifilm X-T1 and Ashahi Super Takumar 35mm from the late 60?s. Cameras and lenses today ar
    Credit: William Willey
    Instagram: W.d.willey

    Raleigh Photography Group
    2023-11-25
    Title or Location: Historic Yates Mill County Park
    I was out early morning as the park opened up, testing a new to me lens (EF-S 17-55 2.8) on my Canon R7, it was late October and the leaves were finally turning. I turned the corner and this was the sight I saw, I crouched down on the bridge and was able to shoot the scene in between the fence posts. I was hoping to catch some fog on the lake, but it was already mostly burned off as the park doesn't open until 8 am, but I noticed how glassy the water looked and how reflective it was being to th
    Credit: Matt Florez
    Facebook: matt.florez
    Instagram: matt.florez
    Raleigh Photography Group
    2023-03-24
    Title or Location: Historic Yates Mill County Park, Raleigh NC
    The historic Yates Mill on Yates Mill Pond in Raleigh, NC. It was a cool and beautiful beginning of the day, and the spillway volume was producing some clear rainbows in the mist.
    Credit: Tony Cervati
    Facebook: tonycervatiphotography
    Instagram: tonycervatiphotography

    Raleigh Photography Group
    2023-02-27
    Title or Location: Raleigh, NC

    Credit: Cody Hamilton
    Facebook: Cody Hamilton Photography
    Instagram: Chamilton_photo

    Raleigh Photography Group
    2023-02-17
    Title or Location: Marietta Square Marietta, GA
    This is a portrait of one of my father in laws taken while I was visiting them in Atlanta. Gene is always the life of the party and fabulously dressed. His genuine smile while goofing around truly captures his personality.This was shot on my Canon Rebel T7 with a 50mm prime lens.
    Credit: Fredwick Photography & Concepts
    Facebook: FredwickPhotographyandConcepts
    Instagram: Fredwickphotograhy
    Raleigh Photography Group
    2023-01-25
    Title or Location: Cary NC
    The largest Hindu temple in North America located right here in Cary Shot with Sony A7ii
    Credit: Kevinpughmedia
    Facebook: Kevin Pugh
    Instagram: VTGO2823PHO

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

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