ALLENTOWN
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Park Drive, Allentown - 10am - 2 Hours
Collin Vogt
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Sunday 25 February
Downtown Scranton - 10am - 3 Hours
Scranton Photography Group
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
Unleash your creativity by switching your camera from Auto to Manual mode. This is the perfect course if you want to deepen your understanding of professional photography and enhance your skills. We will delve into essential camera functions and the complex yet fascinating world of the exposure triangle: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. The ultimate aim here is to infuse you with confidence to control your camera settings, fostering a more intimate bond between you and your art. Craft dazzling visuals and capture memorable moments with precision, clarity and style. Unravel the mystery of manual mode with us.
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$84       1 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 03 March
Wynnefield Heights neighborhood - 10am - 3 Hours
Philadelphia Photography Group
Serge Ognadon Ehinnou
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
Paterson - 10am - 3 Hours
Newark Photography Group
David Perez
Discover the full potential of your camera beyond the confines of automatic exposure. Dive into the intricacies of photography with a hands-on learning experience, tailored to demystify the core elements of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Understand how these critical settings influence your photos, and master the art of exposure.

Enhance your skills in a practical setting under the mentorship of a seasoned professional photographer, who will guide you through the process of applying your newfound knowledge. Capture the world around you with greater confidence and creative control. Join us for an educational adventure in photography, and take the first step towards capturing the images you've always envisioned.
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$84       5 places left

50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Sunday 10 March
Downtown Scranton - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Scranton Photography Group
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer’s gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography. In this meetup, we’ll review the basic camera settings. We’ll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
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$43      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 16 March
Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA - 10am - 2 Hours
Philadelphia Photography Group
Joseph Cascetti
Refine your photographic vision and elevate your visual storytelling by mastering the art of composition. This comprehensive course explores the essential principles that will significantly enhance the impact and allure of your images. Whether you're just beginning to explore photography or you're a seasoned professional, this opportunity is perfect for honing your craft.

Delve deep into the pillars of composition, including but not limited to:

- The rule of thirds for dynamic balance
- The interplay of shapes in framing
- Harnessing negative and positive space
- The expressive power of lines
- Symmetry and patterns for captivating repetition
- The narrative strength of isolated points
- Utilizing color to convey emotion
- Applying tone to set mood
- Controlling distance to guide the viewer
- Achieving overall balance in your shots

Join us for a transformative journey through these ten foundational rules, and witness your photography evolve into a more thoughtful and intentional art form. Connect with fellow photography enthusiasts and share in the discovery of new perspectives. Let's embark on the path to recognizing and composing the scenes that resonate with your creative vision.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
302 State St., New York - 10am - 3 Hours
Staten Island Photography Group
Asher Dorlester
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      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 24 March
Downtown Scranton - 10am - 3 Hours
Scranton Photography Group
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
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       3 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 30 March
Arch Street - 10am - 3 Hours
Philadelphia Photography Group
Joseph Cascetti
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      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 30 March
Manhattan, New York - 10am - 2 Hours
Staten Island Photography Group
Joana Toro
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      

Flatlay Photography in a Cafe

Flatlay Photography in a Cafe

Sunday 07 April
Downtown Scranton - 10am - 2 Hours
Scranton Photography Group
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
What better way to start the morning than with a cafe coffee and photography. Come and join us in taking a top down view of our world, whilst we start the journey of becoming visual story tellers through flatlay.

We will explore the increasingly popular world of flatlay photography. In this world composition is key and what we exclude is as important to our story as what is included. We will start with a simple composition and build this through adding elements, whilst exploring different briefs.

This one is all about composition composition composition.
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$43      
The City at Night

The City at Night

Sunday 28 April
Downtown Scranton - 7pm - 2 Hours
Scranton Photography Group
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
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      
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Sunday 19 May
Downtown Scranton - 10am - 2 Hours
Scranton Photography Group
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
Spring photography is a beautiful way to capture the renewal of life that comes with the arrival of spring.

Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We'll be looking at composition, focus and colour in this Spring season!
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup

Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup

Saturday 30 March
South Philadelphia - 11am - 2 Hours
Philly Art Group
Voa Giuong
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and unleash your creativity with our Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup. Engage in a unique artistic experience surrounded by the breathtaking hues of cherry blossoms, as their delicate petals create a picturesque backdrop for your canvas. This class not only offers a serene environment to inspire your artistic expression but also provides expert guidance from our skilled instructors to enhance your painting skills. Join us for a day of tranquility and creativity, where the enchanting ambiance of blooming cherry blossoms transforms your outdoor painting experience into a memorable and visually stunning masterpiece.
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$43      
Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup

Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Fairmount Park - 11am - 2 Hours
Philly Art Group
Voa Giuong
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and unleash your creativity with our Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup. Engage in a unique artistic experience surrounded by the breathtaking hues of cherry blossoms, as their delicate petals create a picturesque backdrop for your canvas. This class not only offers a serene environment to inspire your artistic expression but also provides expert guidance from our skilled instructors to enhance your painting skills. Join us for a day of tranquility and creativity, where the enchanting ambiance of blooming cherry blossoms transforms your outdoor painting experience into a memorable and visually stunning masterpiece.
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$43      
Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup

Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Fairmount Park - 11am - 2 Hours
Philly Art Group
Voa Giuong
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and unleash your creativity with our Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup. Engage in a unique artistic experience surrounded by the breathtaking hues of cherry blossoms, as their delicate petals create a picturesque backdrop for your canvas. This class not only offers a serene environment to inspire your artistic expression but also provides expert guidance from our skilled instructors to enhance your painting skills. Join us for a day of tranquility and creativity, where the enchanting ambiance of blooming cherry blossoms transforms your outdoor painting experience into a memorable and visually stunning masterpiece.
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$43      

ABOUT ALLENTOWN
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 Allentown .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Wonderful experience, personalized instruction
    5/5
    Eileen
    2023-07-02
    Gilbert was on time, Personable, Fun to work with. The class was so much fun we stayed longer than planned. It took alot for my technical brain to disengage, but Gilbert got me there. Pre and post communication was excellent.
    5/5
    Wendy
    2023-07-02
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Collin Vogt
    Hello! My name is Collin and I have been a professional and freelance photographer for 9 years now. My specialties are landscape, nature, and wildlife, and portrait photography. I am even the current photographer for Miss USA!
    I also love videography and content creation! I started working for a local Lehigh Valley YouTube channel that had a little over 100k subscribers. They now have over 10 million!

    With editing software and a good eye for photography, "THE PHOTO DOESN'T DO IT JUSTICE", does not have to be said anymore. Let's create stunning photographs and memories together! I would love to share my knowledge and absolute love and passion for photography. You can whip out a phone nowadays and take great pictures and lasting memories. However, these photos are point and shoot. I want to help you create pieces of ART that truly make the photos you take not just beautiful, but even more beautiful than the real thing you are shooting.

    PHOTOS
    Allentown Photography Group
    2024-01-22
    Title or Location: Vintner City, NJ
    two sides of a window ?looking in looking out,i wonder who lives withinas they that are inside must wonder who is outside,out in the c-c-c-cold, out in the rain, Out,i wonder who lives within,warm and comfortable,having just had breakfastor even still asleep,dreaming dreams of tomorrows,i wonder who lives within ?
    Credit: Barry Good
    Facebook: Barry Good
    Instagram: fairport1972

    Allentown Photography Group
    2024-01-18
    Title or Location: Rockledge, PA
    This is Holy Nativity Church in Rockledge, PA. I've passed this church a hundred times and this time I decided to go out and make some photographs. I walked around the church photographing it from many different angles and perspectives, both using a regular color DSLR, and also a DSLR converted to record Infrared light. This image is an Infrared look at the church and surrounding environment. There is a saying in the Infrared world, "If there is magic to be found in Infrared, it will be found in
    Credit: Barry Good
    Facebook: Barry Good
    Instagram: @fairport1972
    Allentown Photography Group
    2023-12-10
    Title or Location: Quakake, PA (Rush Twp. - NE Schuylkill County)
    This photo was taken November 5, 2023 at 3:45 PM. While walking around my property looking for a subject to photograph, I thought of a technique I recently heard of to move the camera while using a slow shutter speed. With the Nikon D3500 in Manual mode, f/22, 1/1.6 sec., ISO 100, 18mm, I clicked off the first photo. Thinking it to be too dark, I readjusted my settings and took 6 more exposures. Turns out the dark photo was the keeper.
    Credit: Jim Schuetrumpf

    Allentown Photography Group
    2023-11-10
    Title or Location: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
    During Sunset on Oct 26, I decided to head to the lookout spot at Hawk Mountain to take some scenic pictures of the Autumn Season. Once I made it to the spot, I saw a couple playing the guitar together further down from the lookout spot and decided to take some pictures of them. The couple, the ocean of autumn colored leaves, and the aesthetics of the guitar all looked so beautiful to me and I?m glad I was able to get this captured. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do!Captured with my
    Credit: Raphael Mayorga
    Facebook: Raphael Mayorga
    Instagram: @Raphmayorga

    Allentown Photography Group
    2023-10-20
    Title or Location: Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona
    Horseshoe Bend near Page Arizona. A great place to take a sunset photo since the sun sets directly behind it as shown and as it does it lights up the foreground rocks nice and orange. You will need to bracket your exposures and blend in HD to get the best photo if you want a star burst or wait till after the sun sets and you will get an amazing gold color on the horizon. Just don't get too close to the edge of course. Easy access off of route 89 south just south of Page AZ. About a half mile ea
    Credit: Keith H Benninghoff
    Allentown Photography Group
    2023-10-06
    Title or Location: "Light on Linden" (Allentown 9th & Linden Street)
    I made this picture from the top of the Spiral Deck Parking Garage. I love going up there to get a higher perspective. I was wandering the streets with my 90mm lens on this day. The photo was captured at around 10 in the morning on December 26th, 2022. At the time, the restaurant was the Linden Diner. However, it has since been transformed into Crown Fried Chicken!!Gear: Sony A7iv with 90mm Macro f2.8Camera settings: f2.8, 1/1000s, 100 ISOFun fact: In the edit, I removed all color from
    Credit: Devin J Ford
    Instagram: @the.simplicities

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon
    Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon was on my 'list'. I'm glad I researched suggestions to get successful photos during the tour. This was shot at ISO800, f4 and 16mm around 3pm local.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Scarborough
    One of the creative artistic edits of my images. I love to create motion and fluidity in an image to set it apart from the run of the mill shot by creating drama and emotion using my post processing skills.
    Credit: Kenneth Fisher

    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: North Liberty Iowa
    This was taken with a Nikon D7100 set on on long exposure. Steel wool was in a kitchen wish tied on a string. Lit on fire and spun in a circle.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos
    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger

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