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Come along to our bimonthly 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 casual photo walk with other local photographers. No formal lectures, just a chance to meet-up, share ideas and receive feedback!
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Saturday the 30th of November 2019
Motion Photography by Night - Riverfront Park - 4.30pm - 2 hours
This meetup is perfect we will describe how you can use different shutter speeds and panning to capture motion in your photography. Capturing movement in images is something that many photographers only think to do when they are photographing sports or other fast moving subjects. While there is an obvious opportunity in sports photography to emphasize the movement of participants – almost every type of photography can benefit from the emphasis of movement in a shot. There are several ways to accomplish this and each has a slightly different goal. Sometimes, there is a need to blur certain elements in the image while focusing sharply on a few subjects in the foreground. Other times, you may want to freeze or blur everything. The direction you take depends upon your objective for your photograph. A lot of photographers capture motion simply to convey that an object is moving. But, there are other reasons to so. Movement can communicate mood.
$28pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
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We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around Nashville. It's a great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.

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!

What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!

After group editing session. After each group the instructor runs an optional 1.5 hour critique, select, and edit session to help you improve your important post-shoot skills. While much editing can be done on modern cameras, it's best to bring a tablet or laptop with editing software to get the most out of this session. Select this option when booking to attend.

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.

We also occasionally hold more formal beginners classes which last 3 hours and are limited to 6 people. These classes are perfect for complete beginners who want to start using manual mode and those who want to brush up on the basics. See the dates below.

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Saturday the 30th of November 2019
Motion Photography by Night - Riverfront Park - 4.30pm - 2 hours
This meetup is perfect we will describe how you can use different shutter speeds and panning to capture motion in your photography. Capturing movement in images is something that many photographers only think to do when they are photographing sports or other fast moving subjects. While there is an obvious opportunity in sports photography to emphasize the movement of participants – almost every type of photography can benefit from the emphasis of movement in a shot. There are several ways to accomplish this and each has a slightly different goal. Sometimes, there is a need to blur certain elements in the image while focusing sharply on a few subjects in the foreground. Other times, you may want to freeze or blur everything. The direction you take depends upon your objective for your photograph. A lot of photographers capture motion simply to convey that an object is moving. But, there are other reasons to so. Movement can communicate mood.
$28pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 7th of December 2019
Leading Lines Photography - Farmers Market - 9.30am - 2 hours
The Nashville Photography Society outing on Saturday November 16th will be hosted by Kae Wrenn, with the theme of Leading Lines and Composure Photography. Leading lines refers to a composition technique whereby the viewer's eye is attracted to lines that lead directly to the principle subject in the image. The viewer’s eyes are naturally drawn along vertical lines, parallel lines, diagonal lines and even strong horizontal lines. The class will be perfect for all level photographers that want to improve their skills or build a portfolio showcasing some amazing dramatic leading line images. We will be focusing on: Composition mostly. Macro photographic techniques and a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure.
$28pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 14th of December 2019
Complete Beginners Class - Sun & Fork - 9am - 3 hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics and start enjoying our regular group meet up sessions. Learn how to get out of Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, and learn the basics of composition. This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography, the ‘nuts and bolts’ stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great shots. Armed with these fundamentals, you will have the skills and the confidence to approach any style of photography, from portraits to landscapes and everything in between.
$55pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 14th of December 2019
Light Painting at Sunset - Riverfront Park - 4.30pm - 2 hours
Light painting combines the fundamentals of shooting images in the dark with the creative twist of using artificial light that almost raises to the level of painting. Needless to say, in order to understand light painting you first need to understand how to shoot in the dark.object is moving. But, there are other reasons to so. Movement can communicate mood.
$28pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 4th of January 2020
Complete Beginners Class - Sun & Fork - 9am - 3 hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics and start enjoying our regular group meet up sessions. Learn how to get out of Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, and learn the basics of composition. This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography, the ‘nuts and bolts’ stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great shots. Armed with these fundamentals, you will have the skills and the confidence to approach any style of photography, from portraits to landscapes and everything in between.
$55pp     only 5 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
4.6/5 from 27 reviews
Kae is knowledgeable about the technical aspects of photography, and is also good at fostering creativity.
5/5 by Justus Thomas
3-11-2019
very good model with props was ready to shoot great shooting location
5/5 by Randy Blevins
21-10-2019
location and the model was excellent.
4/5 by Tiffany L. Dillard
4-9-2019
I enjoyed this event, Are you well organized and lots of models to choose from. I love the time and location.
5/5 by shirley craig
25-8-2019
It was good. The leader explained a bit about leading lines and led us to places to capture images with leading lines.
4/5 by Shelly Rosenberg
10-8-2019
Great to meet other photographers, and have a subject/theme to practice around. Kae was great! My first one to attend, will be back!
5/5 by Eric Stanford
10-8-2019

5/5 by Kerry Joynt
29-7-2019
Kae did a wonderful job. Very engaged and encouraging. I really liked the informal nature if the class. I also enjoyed meeting the other attendees. Everyone was great! I will definitely sign up for more classes.
5/5 by Janice Stefl
27-7-2019
It was a beautiful day and a gorgeous place to walk around and take pictures. I do think a macro class would be more beneficial with flowers and such around to take photos of and practice macro techniques with. I love the conversations that go on during the outings. I like getting to know and talk to other photographers that are in a similar place in their photographic journey.
4/5 by Elizabeth Stead
27-7-2019
Good , busy downtown on sat night so could consider other locations
4/5 by Peta Cutts
14-7-2019

5/5 by Kerry Joynt
29-6-2019

5/5 by Sagar Jirafe
10-6-2019
Very good. Caleb was very good and understanding of our novice questions
4/5 by Alvin Lowe
1-6-2019
Great session for newbies. Just enough info without being overwhelming. Good opportunity after for practice.
5/5 by Sallie Cottingham
4-5-2019
Loved it!
5/5 by Alyssa Leonard
4-5-2019
Caleb was very nice and helpful with everyone. Very knowledgeable and answered all your questions. Location was good.
4/5 by Susan DeLisi
29-4-2019
It was a good event, not only for developing my skills but also to meet other people interested in photography. It’s nice to have someone to give you tips on how to improve with photography. I enjoyed watching the other photographers work on different compositions.
5/5 by Patrick Sanford
31-3-2019
I was impressed with the level of personal detail that Kae showed with everyone in the group.
4/5 by Kristy Suworoff
17-3-2019
Love the location..learn new things about settings.
4/5 by Shirley Craig
17-3-2019

4/5 by Larry Brodie
4-3-2019
Excellent idea for a photo meetup. It was very well organized and run.
5/5 by J Wayne Thomas
3-3-2019
It was good to meet expert photographers and sharing each other thoughts through perspective and images
4/5 by Krishnan Balasubramani
3-3-2019
Loved that it was a small group. Great leader. Liked that we had a topic and she also made a challenge to shoot different aspects.
5/5 by Emily Helms
3-3-2019
I enjoyed the event. The critique after was good. Enjoyed seeing the images and how different the photos were.
5/5 by Susan Harrell
2-3-2019

5/5 by Lal
27-1-2019
a great place for pictures
5/5 by Wanda Roh
27-1-2019
I greatly enjoyed this event. The group was very nice and everyone was open to helping each other which is what really makes these types of meetups work well. The location was nice, the weather couldn't have been better, and I liked that there was a lot of parking.
4/5 by Elizabeth Stead
5-1-2019
 
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