Upcoming Events

Black and White Photography Meetup

Black and White Photography Meetup

Sunday the 2nd of October
Commstock Covered Bridge - 3pm - 2 hours
With the various themes and methods in photography, its easy to be wrapped up in color pop and mashing that with graceful composition. Soon, photography stops being art and starts becoming methodical and repetitive. While the image itself is ever changing, it's still going through the motions. If we eliminate color from the equation, it releases the pressure felt for capturing the "perfect" picture. Join me at this meet up and start seeing your images through a different light
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$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday the 12th of November
Dividend Pond, Rocky Hill CT - 2pm - 3 hours
Finally taking the leap into using MANUAL camera settings? Need a setting refresher? Have a foundation but need to ask questions in real time? I got you! Come to this beginner's class for all knowledge levels. We will discuss how to create a properly balanced image with good exposure. We will discuss what each camera setting controls and it's capabilities. We will venture around the park area and have hands on experience using what we have learned! As always, I am happy to answer any specific questions for you as they come up!
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$76pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday the 19th of November
Cromwell Dog Park, Cromwell CT - 3pm - 2 hours
Don't be fooled by this Dog Park! Behind the dog's play area, there are some hiking trails that lead to some doggone good sunset views! We will venture up the hill (it's a bit of a steep climb) and discuss ways to change camera settings to capture a stunning sunset!
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Waterfall Meetup

Waterfall Meetup

Saturday the 26th of November
Ender's Falls State park, Granby CT - 2pm - 2 hours
Ender's Falls state park showcases multiple waterfalls in one location!! We will discuss camera settings needed to capture moving water and then have hands on experience photographing them using these settings!
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$39pp     7 places left
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 Hartford.

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 Hartford Photography Facebook Group here 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.

It was really fun! Our teacher was great.
Vivian Smith
June 19th 2022
Especially good for my granddaughter.
Gilbert Santavenere
May 8th 2022
It was great! Giving us the freedom to play with the setting and see what works and doesn?t for us.
Bruno Ghersi
March 27th 2022
Had a great day! Samara was the best! Looking forward to the 9th!
Marlene Kastner
March 26th 2022
Emily was awesome. I enjoyed spending Sat & Sunday at 2 separate classes. She?s knowledgeable, talented and very welcoming. I wasn?t sure I?d be comfortable in a super strangers but it was a great day.
Michelle DeSouza
September 14th 2021
Emily Alexander
Emily is a 22 year old photographer based out of central Connecticut. She graduated college with a BFA specialized in photography. She has been taking photographs for nearly 10 years and focuses on mostly landscape photography but has also begun studying portrait photography, experimental, and abstract ideas. To see what she is currently working on, check out her instagram @ LIMEYAKPHOTO :)
Samara Olson
Samara (suh-mair-uh) is a self-taught Connecticut-based photographer with 13 years behind the lens. Most of her experience lies with lifestyle photography, as well as a strong passion for nature photography. Some samples of her work can be viewed on her public Instagram account @/sami.saurusrex