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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! We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around the Santa Clara Valley. 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!

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.

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're sick.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue.
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Subscribe to the Santa Clara Photography Group to find out about upcoming events
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Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
4.9/5 from 14 reviews
Great for beginners wanting to learn photography. Open environment and free.
5/5 by Jonathan
Great Course! Thanks to Amit for cramming so much into a short time. He explained everything well and I learned a lot.
5/5 by Dave Davies
The instructor!
5/5 by Tarun
It was fun. Amit is very knowledgeable, shared a lot of information, and answered my questions.
5/5 by Steve Weiss
Amit, did I real good job of make me feel comfortable while teaching giving us a lot of good information and relaying his passion for both macro photography and photography in general
5/5 by Steve Wegner
Great ! Wonderful lesson by an experienced photographer 😍
5/5 by Simi Raman
It went very well.
4/5 by Marites Alvarado

5/5 by Thomas Ta
Very helpful - Instructor personally attended to everybody and offered valuable tips.
5/5 by Anjana Ganesh
Loved the learning and the interaction between all the members. No judgment at all.
5/5 by Nancy J. Arosemena
Amit, thanks for leading this event. Beautiful day.
5/5 by Michael A Carpenter
It was very informative. Learnt a lot about histogram and perspectives. Definitely would wanna attend more events like this.
5/5 by Sudharsanan
I had a great time, and learned a few new things about shooting black and white. Amir was a wonderful instructor.
5/5 by Ryan P. Thompson
Great content and guidance from Mr Amit
5/5 by Anurag Ojha
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