SANTA
CLARA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Black&White Architecture Photography Meetup

Black&White Architecture Photography Meetup

Saturday the 29th of October
Downtown San Jose - 10am - 2 hours
This meetup will be a stroll through downtown San Jose, we will be looking at the many modern buildings of the area like the Adobe headquarter or the center of performing arts. The main objective for the meetup will be to get a better understanding on how to take photos of architecture, how to work with strong lights and shadows, discover leading lines and symmetry. The meetup is open to any type of camera (incl. phone cameras), we will spend most of our time on discussing picture composition and how to handle different light situations.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Architectural Photography Meetup

Architectural Photography Meetup

Saturday the 10th of December
Mission San Juan Bautista - 10am - 2 hours
We will explore the unique architecture of a California Mission with its picturesque buildings and hallways. The grounds outside of the mission also have some impressive sculptures. Time permitting we will also check out the other historic landmark buildings of the town.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT SANTA
CLARA
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 around Sarasota.

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 one 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 Santa Clara Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
* Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.
REVIEWS
5/5
Rachel Womack
September 3rd 2022
5/5
Rachel Womack
August 13th 2022
My husband & I enjoyed Bjorn Kleemann's class so much. It was interesting, engaging, and overall, subtly fantastic. I got a lot out of Bjorn's class: his introduction of the concept of composition, story-telling, figuring out my camera's buttons & settings. He was generous in sharing his creative process, including insights he's learned over the years and recommendations of available online resources that would help beginners climb their learning curves with less confusion. I think the 3 hours we spent with Mr. Kleemann last Saturday morning was time wisely spent. We found him an excellent teacher: non-judgmental, receptive to questions, easygoing, an excellent communicator, & one with a great sense of humor. My husband & I enjoyed his company & our time learning from him. Plus, we thought the Rose Garden was a perfect setting for a photography class. Next time though, we'd put suntan lotion on as we were surprised to see the back of our necks red with sunburn :)
5/5
Geraldine B Callaghan
August 8th 2022
5/5
Rachel Womack
July 23rd 2022
Really enjoyable and filled with knowledge
5/5
Rachel Womack
July 2nd 2022
Great explaining my camera and how to get it off auto mode. And lovely area to practice as well!
5/5
Sanne de Boer
July 2nd 2022
It's a very good class for beginners, Bjorn told us a lot of useful information on technical aspects of photography.
5/5
Ksenia Kuzmina
May 30th 2022
I enjoyed the campus and photo tips.
5/5
Paul Laughton
May 1st 2022
This was a great event. Since this was geared to get us use to taking pictures in manual mode, and knowing there will be someone that can help us if we have any difficulties made the class very useful.
5/5
Alan Leong
February 4th 2022
It was a good event. I just wished the weather cooperated with us!
5/5
Amanda O ‘Reilly
August 3rd 2021
It was a good event. I just wished the weather cooperated with us!
5/5
Amanda O ‘Reilly
August 1st 2021
5/5
Amanda O'Reilly-Fablinger
July 5th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Bjorn Kleemann
My journey with the camera began about ten years ago and since then has changed from just taking pictures to making them. I feel most inspired by those who have the ability to translate a complex view into a simple image with only a few lines, shapes and textures but still retain the essence of the scenery and elevate it beyond a simple representation.