FRESNO
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 16 March
Tower District - 10am - 2 Hours
Brian Thomas
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.

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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Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 30 March
Woodward Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Brian Thomas
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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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 April
Woodward Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Brian Thomas
Get ready to unlock the secrets of your camera and bid farewell to the mundane world of automatic settings! This is your golden opportunity!

Embark on an exciting journey with us as we demystify your camera, delving into the realms of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and unraveling the mysteries of how these settings shape your exposure.

But wait, there's more! We won't just stop at theory - it's time to put your newfound knowledge into action under the expert guidance of a professional photographer. Get ready to capture stunning moments and elevate your photography game to a whole new level!
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Nearby Photography Groups

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Ivanhoe - 1pm - 2 Hours
Visalia Photography Group
Jennifer Narciso
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
Ivanhoe - 1pm - 3 Hours
Visalia Photography Group
Jennifer Narciso
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Nature Drawing Meetup

Nature Drawing Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Clovis - 12pm - 2 Hours
Fresno Art Group
Raquel Purganan
Unlock your creativity and connect with nature in our Nature Drawing Meetup! Join us for a delightful artistic journey where the serene beauty of the outdoors becomes your canvas.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of nature as we gather for a relaxing and inspiring drawing session. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this meetup is open to all skill levels. Our friendly and supportive environment encourages experimentation and self-expression.
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$43      
Mastering Portraits: Capturing Emotion like Mona Lisa

Mastering Portraits: Capturing Emotion like Mona Lisa

Saturday 23 March
Clovis - Burl Ave - 12pm - 2 Hours
Fresno Art Group
Raquel Purganan
Learn to draw a portrait using a selfie or an image. Learn lighting techniques to help with shading.
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$43      
Expressive Hatching: Emulating Van Gogh's Brushstrokes

Expressive Hatching: Emulating Van Gogh's Brushstrokes

Saturday 06 April
Clovis - Burl Ave - 12pm - 2 Hours
Fresno Art Group
Raquel Purganan
Dive into the world of expressive hatching and unleash your inner Van Gogh! Discover the magic of hatching, learn its secrets, and master its use in creating mesmerizing art. In this class, we'll guide you through the fascinating technique of hatching, inspired by the legendary Vincent Van Gogh's brushstrokes. Get ready to infuse your artwork with energy and vitality as you bring your project to life using this dynamic method. Join us for a fun-filled adventure in artistry where you'll learn, create, and leave feeling inspired!

NOTE: Pencil, pastels, charcoal, or pastel chalk works best!
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$43      

Draw Start Explore: Beginners Drawing Class

Draw Start Explore: Beginners Drawing Class

Saturday 20 April
Clovis - Burl Ave - 12pm - 2 Hours
Fresno Art Group
Raquel Purganan
Beginner drawing involves mastering foundational skills that form the backbone of artistic expression. Firstly, understanding lines and their variations, such as straight, curved, or diagonal, allows beginners to sketch basic shapes. Learning to recognize and draw basic shapes, like circles, squares, and triangles, serves as a crucial step in creating more complex objects and scenes. As beginners progress, they delve into the importance of shading to add depth and dimension to their drawings. Practicing proportion and scale ensures that the elements within a drawing are accurately sized and balanced. Through consistent practice and experimentation, beginners gradually build confidence and competence in their drawing skills, setting the stage for further artistic exploration and development.
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$43      
Create like Andy Warhol The  Pop Art Pioneer

Create like Andy Warhol The Pop Art Pioneer

Saturday 04 May
Roseville - 12pm - 2 Hours
Fresno Art Group
Raquel Purganan
Master the art of crafting a project in the unmistakable style of Andy Warhol's pop art. Dive into the vibrant world of Warholian creativity and discover the techniques that defined an era. Transform everyday subjects into bold, iconic statements using vivid colors, repetition, and a touch of celebrity allure. Channel your inner pop artist as you experiment with Warhol's signature visual language, bridging the gap between high art and popular culture. Unleash your creativity and embark on a journey to capture the essence of Warhol's groundbreaking style in your own project. Get ready to infuse your work with the spirit of pop art and make a statement that resonates with the boldness and innovation of this iconic artistic movement.
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$43      
Taking it back to the '90s: Color Theory and Music

Taking it back to the '90s: Color Theory and Music

Saturday 18 May
Woodward Park - 12pm - 2 Hours
Fresno Art Group
Raquel Purganan
This unique event invites you to enjoy the rhythmic tunes of the 90s while enhancing your understanding of color relationships.
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$43      

ABOUT FRESNO
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 Fresno .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Johnathan was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient. He was willing to answer any questions we had and eager to help.
    5/5
    Jennifer
    2023-11-06
    Knowledgeable, on time and friendly.
    5/5
    Caryl
    2023-05-07
    Brian was very knowledgeable and did a great job. He answered all questions and gave good examples. Would take another class from him.
    5/5
    Kenny
    2023-05-07

    PHOTOS
    Fresno Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Fresno (behind Fresno State campus)
    I had recently started studying the moon and thought about trying to get a shot that would show the dark side of the moon. After many failed attempts this past year I was finally able to get one after the skies were clear from the rain. This was a blended shot. I had to use multiple exposures to get the effect. This was shot on a Sony A7iii with the 100-400 g master lens using the 2x teleconverter for an equivalent of an 800mm lens. Settings were: 1/5 sec/F11/ISO:6400 and 1/800 sec/ F11/ISO:5000
    Credit: Nick Mori
    Instagram: Noig_mori

    Fresno Photography Group
    2024-02-10
    Title or Location: Lemoore, CA
    Just before sunrise, from the outskirts of Lemoore, looking east toward the Sierra Nevada
    Credit: Chris McCarty
    Instagram: my_photos_are_okay
    Fresno Photography Group
    2024-01-27
    Title or Location: Shaver Lake, CA
    On a drive to see Shaver Lake, I stumbled across this scene. Remnants of the Creek Fire.
    Credit: Chris McCarty
    Instagram: my_photos_are_okay

    Fresno Photography Group
    2024-01-07
    Title or Location: Sierra nevadas

    Credit: Antonio Hernandez

    Fresno Photography Group
    2024-01-07
    Title or Location: Sequoia national forest
    Alone in the wild the only road to take me home
    Credit: Ricky witrago
    Fresno Photography Group
    2023-12-10
    Title or Location: Downtown Fresno
    In this black-and-white photo, a man copes with the brisk autumn morning, seeking warmth by a fire in a downtown alley.
    Credit: Lawrence Calvillo
    Instagram: @LAWRENCE_AND_THE_LENS

    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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