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Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 25 May
Centre Street SW - 9am - 2 Hours
William Chornobrywy
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      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 15 June
Downtown Calgary - 6pm - 2 Hours
William Chornobrywy
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones.
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$43      
Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 06 July
Centre Street SW - 10am - 2 Hours
William Chornobrywy
Learn the basics of long exposure to capture light trails along with tripod photography.

Long exposure refers to a technique where you keep the shutter open for an unusually long period of time. This results to interesting effects in your photographs.
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Downtown Calgary - 10am - 3 Hours
William Chornobrywy
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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$105      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Hillhurst Neighbourhood - 9am - 2 Hours
William Chornobrywy
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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$47      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 07 September
Downtown Calgary - 10am - 3 Hours
William Chornobrywy
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 camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$105      

ABOUT CALGARY
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 Calgary.

  • 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 Calgary Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I really enjoy my time!
    5/5
    Dominique
    2024-02-18
    Everything was great?.10/10
    5/5
    Heather
    2024-01-08
    William C was very knowledgeable about the different cameras each of us had. As well, W really knew the technical aspects of photography and how to use these to create the photos/effects you would want. WC is a patient instructor and gives attention, advice and suggestions to each attendee that relates to their level of skill and interest.
    5/5
    Heather Currie
    2024-01-08

    William C was very knowledgeable about the different cameras each of us had. As well, W really knew the technical aspects of photography and how to use these to create the photos/effects you would want. WC is a patient instructor and gives attention, advice and suggestions to each attendee that relates to their level of skill and interest.
    5/5
    Heather Currie
    2024-01-08
    Maria is very knowledgable and it helped understanding a lot about basics of photography.
    5/5
    Abhijit
    2023-06-12
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    William Chornobrywy
    Meet Will, a 21-year-old photographer who discovered his passion for capturing moments on camera at a young age. After completing high school, he decided to pursue his passion and enrolled in a photography school to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the industry. During his time there, Will developed a love for both creative and product photography and was able to refine his techniques under the guidance of experienced instructors.

    Will quickly found a niche in product photography and discovered his talent for creating visually appealing images that showcase the unique features of each product. He learned how to play with lighting and angles to bring out the best in each product, making it stand out from the rest. In addition to product photography, Will also developed his skills in creative photography, experimenting with different concepts and styles to create visually stunning images that capture the essence of his subjects. With his education and passion for photography, Will is ready to take on the world of photography and make a name for himself in the industry.
    PHOTOS
    Calgary Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Prince?s Island, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    On January 27, 2024 I took this photo of the Common Merganser, female when she was going to fly off the lagoon when she changed her mind and decided to make sure her girlfriend was safe while she rested/slept on the ice near the water in the this photo. I love how they protect everyone close to them from predators or danger. This chic was a great model for me as she swam in a couple of circles, did a couple of dives into the water to fish, unsuccessfully, then went on the ice besides her girlf
    Credit: wLaPhotography
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    Instagram: wLaPhotography21

    Calgary Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Calgary, Peace Bridge
    Captured through a long exposure lens against the backdrop of the Calgary skyline, this photograph features the iconic Peace Bridge aglow in the evening light. The long exposure technique required patient observation, allowing me to immerse myself in the tranquil atmosphere while the city buzzed with activity. Amidst the hustle and bustle of urban life, the nighttime scene offered a sense of serenity and contemplation.This image embodies the juxtaposition of modernity and tranquility that de
    Credit: John McGann
    Instagram: johnmcgann90
    Calgary Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Calgary, Near Centre Street Bridge
    Certainly, here's a more straightforward description focusing on the evening and the scene:Taken from the Centre Street Bridge at dusk, this photograph captures the serene beauty of Calgary's skyline as the sun dips below the horizon. After a day spent exploring potential new homes in the city, I ventured out to witness the transition from day to night. The Calgary Tower, an iconic landmark, stands prominently against the backdrop of the evening sky, illuminated by the warm hues of the set
    Credit: John McGann
    Instagram: johnmcgann90

    Calgary Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Evergreen Calgary Alberta Canada
    Happiness seen against the light...Those sunsets that make you evoke the nostalgia of returning to the place where your heart and soul are happyCalgary Alberta Canada...SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9January / 2023
    Credit: Airam Avil?s

    Calgary Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Photo was taken in my very own kitchen
    My kids are my muse . With it being cold out I wanted to try taking photos with backgrounds , and the use of different lighting. I love photography and getting to capture memories of my family . They will have tons of photos took back on when they get older.
    Credit: Mandy Ochoa
    Calgary Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Airport Calgary
    Being an interior photographer and photographing static objects, my passion has always been auto-moto photography as well as aviation photography.
    Credit: Vitalii Oleshchuk
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    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez
    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

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