SANTA
CLARA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Motion Blur on the Beach Photography Class

Motion Blur on the Beach Photography Class

Saturday the 30th of October
Pescadero State Beach - 5pm - 3 hours
Motion blur often frustrates new photographers. But that same blur can also create artistic, almost magical images that would otherwise be bland and boring. Shutter speed can also open up new possibilities for intentionally blurring the background or the subject. Blur allows an image that captures a single moment in time to convey motion. And that’s a creative tool worth uncovering. I will give you an introduction into a variety of techniques on how to achieve beautifully blurred pictures.
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$69pp     only 3 places left
Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Beginners Guide to Photography Class

Saturday the 6th of November
History Museum San Jose - 9am - 3 hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Black&White Architecture Photography Meetup

Black&White Architecture Photography Meetup

Saturday the 13th of November
Downtown San Jose - 10am - 2 hours
We will explore a few blocks of downtown San Jose and check out the modern architecture of for example the Adobe Headquarter or the Childrens Discovery Museum. The main objective for the class 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 class 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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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
California History Photography Meetup

California History Photography Meetup

Saturday the 11th 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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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Architecture Photography Meetup

Architecture Photography Meetup

Saturday the 8th of January
Stanford University, Main Quad - 10am - 2 hours
This meetup will be a beautiful stroll on the Stanford campus, we will be looking at the main quad with its traditional architecture and endless hallways, visit some of the newer courtyards and also check out the Rodin Sculpture Garden The main objective for the class 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 class 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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$35pp     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
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
Good class
5/5
Maureen Natividad
July 4th 2021
Bjorn did a good job describing the needed settings and pointed out some of his favorites, so I appreciated his tips.
5/5
Scott Eriksen
June 7th 2021
It was a great experience
5/5
Francisco Luna
June 7th 2021
I felt Bjorn made the class informal, and knowledgeable at the same time. I appreciated that he checked on me from time to time
5/5
Roxanne Barnett
June 6th 2021
one-on-one time with the instructor. Thanks
5/5
ROBERT CARRILLO
June 6th 2021
Great for beginners wanting to learn photography. Open environment and free.
5/5
Jonathan
October 31st 2020
Great Course! Thanks to Amit for cramming so much into a short time. He explained everything well and I learned a lot.
5/5
Dave Davies
October 31st 2020
The instructor!
5/5
Tarun
October 27th 2019
It was fun. Amit is very knowledgeable, shared a lot of information, and answered my questions.
5/5
Steve Weiss
September 8th 2019
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.