RALEIGH
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Beginners and Camera Settings 101

Beginners and Camera Settings 101

Saturday 04 February
Durham City - 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. 506 Ramseur Street Durham, NC 27701 USA
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$76       0 places left
Studio Photography 101 Class

Studio Photography 101 Class

Saturday 25 February
Soundpure Studios - 10am - 3 Hours
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 and then capture the perfect photograph. As a class, we will discuss the difference between hard and soft light. What are diffusers, 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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$76       0 places left
Portraiture Photography w/ Natural Light Class

Portraiture Photography w/ Natural Light Class

Sunday 05 March
North Carolina Museum of Art, West Building - 4pm - 3 Hours
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of 201cComposition 201d and 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 2019s 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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$76       1 places left

Photography 101: Exposure

Photography 101: Exposure

Sunday 12 March
North Carolina Museum of Art, West Building - 4pm - 3 Hours
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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$76       4 places left
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 18 March
Unscripted Durham - 10am - 2 Hours
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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$39      
Headshot Photography Class

Headshot Photography Class

Sunday 19 March
Fred Flecter Park in Raleigh, NC. - 4pm - 3 Hours
A headshot is a tightly framed face shot, typically from the shoulders up. The goal of your headshot is to clearly & creatively showcase your client's professionalism, personality, and brand. As a class, we will focus on creating headshots from the chest up with good lighting on your model's face. A headshot is a tightly framed face shot, typically from the shoulders up. The goal of your headshot is to clearly & creatively showcase your client's professionalism, personality, and brand. As a class, we will focus on creating headshots from the chest up with good lighting on your model's face.
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$76       3 places left
Black and White Photography Meetup

Black and White Photography Meetup

Saturday 25 March
North Carolina Museum of Art, West Building - 10am - 2 Hours
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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$39      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 April
Duke Gardens - 10am - 3 Hours
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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$76      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 08 April
Moores Square - 10am - 2 Hours
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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$39      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 April
Fred Flecter Park in Raleigh, NC. - 10am - 2 Hours
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. The botanical gardens should make it fairly easy to find things worthy of photographing so that we can learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make them pop!
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$39      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 22 April
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. In this meetup, we will be learning this. Come and join us!
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$39      
Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Saturday 29 April
parking - 10am - 2 Hours
One of the most basic tenets of composition is the Rule of Thirds. Although most people are familiar with this technique it is often forgotten in the haste to take a photo. However you ignore it at your peril as it can make an average snap into something which is has tension and dynamism. In this meetup we will practice using the Rule of Thirds in a setting full of photographic possibility.
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$39      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 May
North Carolina Museum of Art, West Building - 10am - 2 Hours
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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$39      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 May
Duke Gardens - 10am - 2 Hours
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.
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$39      
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
    Rich was friendly, very approachable, generous with information. Very helpful and informative. Duke gardens was the perfect place for a beginner like me to practice.
    5/5
    Frances
    2022-10-30
    Beautiful location and pleasant company. Rick was helpful and led us through the park giving us pointers and advice.
    5/5
    Amy
    2022-11-06
    It was great willing to attend more like these
    5/5
    Rishi
    2022-12-13
    Very informative and lots of fun. Rick is a wonderful instructor.
    5/5
    Susan
    2022-12-14
    So much fun! Learning more about photography than I ever knew!
    5/5
    Susan
    2022-12-19
    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.
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