SANTA
CLARA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
Santa Clara St. San Jose - 10am - 3 Hours
Emmanuelle Trucco
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Saturday 24 February
Downtown San Jose - 2pm - 2 Hours
Fremont Photography Group
Uyen Ta
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      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunday 25 February
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline - 4:30pm - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Jesus Delgadillo
Join our Sunset Photography Adventure and uncover the secrets to capturing breathtaking sunsets like never before!

Dive into the art of photography and master the perfect settings to immortalize the magical hues of the evening sky. Discover the hidden beauty behind every sunset and learn to transform ordinary moments into extraordinary memories.

This class is more than just photography; it's a journey through cultures and emotions. Explore the diverse meanings sunsets hold for people worldwide. To some, it's the promise of a new day; to others, it signifies a moment of peace and tranquility.

Embrace the beauty of sunsets and learn to tell their enchanting stories through your lens. Get ready for an unforgettable experience where you'll capture not just pictures, but the essence of a moment. Let's paint the sky together!
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$43      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 02 March
Woodside - 9:45am - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Jesus Delgadillo
Step into the captivating world of Composition in Photography, where we unravel the secrets of transforming ordinary scenes into extraordinary masterpieces. In this course, we explore ten rules, from the dance of the Rule of Thirds to the play of Shapes, the cosmic balance of Negative Space, the captivating Lines, the mysteries of Symmetry and Patterns, the connection of Dots with Points, the vibrant world of Color, the sculpting of images with Tone, the measurement of Distance, and the achievement of photographic equilibrium with Balance.

Whether you're a photography prodigy or just starting your journey, this course is your backstage pass to unleashing the visual storyteller within. Join me on this adventure, where we'll enhance your ability to see and capture scenes with a touch of magic. Let's paint the world with pixels and create visual symphonies that resonate. Are you ready to make your photos sing?
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$43      

I Shoot it, You Shoot it

I Shoot it, You Shoot it

Saturday 02 March
Marina District - 10am - 2 Hours
Oakland Photography Group
John Dockery
This session, will have a wide variation of subjects and creative lighting. The idea is that you can see how I shoot a scene, and then you place your camera in position and shoot the same way. This is a very effective way to study and learn new techniques.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 02 March
Financial District - 10am - 3 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills by mastering your camera's manual settings. Step away from automatic exposure and venture into the world of controlled, creative photography. Dive into an informative session where you'll gain deeper insights into shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and learn how they intricately work together to influence your images.

After absorbing this technical knowledge, apply it in real-time under the mentorship of an experienced professional photographer. This hands-on experience isn’t just about understanding your camera – it’s about enhancing the way you capture your vision.

Come along for an educational adventure where light meets lens, and leave with the confidence to take control of your camera. Transform your photographs from good to great. Embrace this chance to grow as a photographer.
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$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Downtown San Jose - 3:30pm - 3 Hours
Fremont Photography Group
Uyen Ta
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.
book now
$84      

Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 16 March
Coyote Hills - 4:30pm - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Jesus Delgadillo
Step into the vibrant world of Colors of Spring Photography, where we'll capture the essence of nature's rebirth with style and creativity!

In this session, get ready for a joyous journey as we unveil tips and tricks on how to wield your camera settings like a magic wand, transforming the beauty of spring into visually captivating moments. From mastering composition to nailing focus and embracing the kaleidoscope of colors that spring brings, this is your ticket to capturing the season's magic in every frame.

Join us and let's paint the canvas of spring together, creating snapshots that burst with life and color. Get ready to turn your photography into a blooming masterpiece!
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$43      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 23 March
Marina District - 12pm - 2 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
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$43      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 30 March
Walnut Creek - 10am - 2 Hours
Concord Photography Group
Omar Saldana
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
Financial District - 10am - 3 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
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.
book now
$84      
Fashion Photography Meetup

Fashion Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 April
San Francisco Financial District - 12pm - 2 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
Embark on a captivating journey into the glamorous world of fashion photography with an extensive 2-hour workshop designed to unleash your creative potential and refine your skills behind the lens. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned portrait photographer, this immersive experience will elevate your creativity to new heights.

This workshop offers an overview of essential techniques in conceptualizing, styling, posing, composition, and shooting fashion photography in a quiet area in San Francisco.

Whether you're pursuing a career in fashion photography or just looking to refine your skills as a portrait photographer, this workshop will educate and inspire you to unleash your creative potential in the exciting world of fashion imagery.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
Financial District - 10am - 3 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
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.
book now
$84      

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 in Santa Clara .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Emmanuelle Trucco
    Emmanuelle received his first camera and provided photography for his middle school yearbook. He went on to receive a bachelor's of fine arts with an emphasis on Photography & Film in 1999, and then in 2014 received his master's degree in Multimedia Production & Presentation.

    Having moved to the SF Bay Area in 2000, he's now has close to 25 years of live event production experience in photography, videography, music, and documentation of events.

    Emmanuelle Trucco is available for private bookings

    Available for Live Event Production, Pre Production Planning, Post Production Editing, Tutorials, Documentation, Karaoke and Dinner at the end of a Production Cycle.

    PHOTOS
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-02-17
    Title or Location: Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trail
    The Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trail provides many opportunities for both wildlife and landscape photography. I frequently visit there and on this day I was lucky enough to almost immediately spot this miniscule hummingbird tenaciously clinging to a tiny branch during a light wind. It used its wings to maintain its balance and then finally launched itself into the breeze after allowing me to take its portrait.
    Credit: Dennis Pfaff

    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-02-10
    Title or Location: Half Moon Bay, California.
    This was taken the day of the Mavericks Surfing Championship. It was an unusually turbulent day of weather. I knew there would be some pretty epic lighting and massive amounts of water in the air. this is just north of HMB on a Vista turnout parking lot. 70mm, 1/640 sec. F14 at 250 ISO. A little adjustment of the Haze slider and contrast slider in Lightroom was the most useful edit for this pic.
    Credit: Donald Holzum
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-02-10
    Title or Location: Santa Cruz @ steamers lane
    Living in Santa Cruz had many benefits, Santa Cruz is where I started with photography. I would ride out to wilder ranch in the morning and hit steamers lane on the way home. there was a sharp learning curve , the sun rises facing the surf, this was a no go, shooting in the afternoon with the sun at my back and a longer lens worked out great. This is a great place to learn sport photography, light, speed, dof. Lenses that work best are 300 or higher I started out with a Nikon D90 and no
    Credit: Albert Munoz
    Instagram: Albertmunozphotography

    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-02-03
    Title or Location: Campbell, CA
    This picture was taken on Sunday, January 28, 2024. My friend and I were enjoying the sunset and listening to the 49ers take back the game against the Lions. I wanted to commemorate how beautiful the sky was the moment when the 49ers tied the game and eventually won.
    Credit: Rebecca Sterling-Akers

    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-02-03
    Title or Location: Paris, Franve
    Architecture shots is something of an interest of mine. When I went to France I just had to take the photo
    Credit: Martin S.
    Instagram: martinsautismlife
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-01-12
    Title or Location: Cancun Rivera Maya
    Xcaret Theme Park
    Credit: Daniel Ventura

    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
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd
    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

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