HARTFORD
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Upcoming Events

Harkness State Park Photography Meetup

Harkness State Park Photography Meetup

Saturday the 9th of July
9am - 2 hours
Join us for a photography meet-up at Harkness State Park. During this meet-up, we'll go through a series of challenges and have a chance to compare technique and composition.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Class

Beginners Class

Sunday the 10th of July
Harkness State Park - 9am - 3 hours
Have you wanted a chance to take truly spectacular pictures? Do you want to tap into your own true potential and see the kind of art you can create? Come join our beginners photography class and do just that. Your instructor will guide you through a series of challenges as you're learning how to weild your camera the way you've always dreamed of. We'll start by understanding the Exposure Triangle and how it's absolutely relative to the photo you want to take.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Landscape Photography Meetup

Landscape Photography Meetup

Saturday the 16th of July
Dividend Falls, Rocky Hill CT - 2pm - 2 hours
Learn how to capture a variety of landscapes! Dividend Pond has it all! There is a pond, wildlife, waterfall, old ruins, and more! We will start off by going over some basic camera settings to shoot in manual mode. Then, we will use these tools to create numerous photographs of various subjects. We will discuss artistic elements to strengthen composition in images. We will walk around the entire length of 2 ponds and stop at the waterfall to capture everything in sight.
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$39pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Sunday the 24th of July
Dividend Falls, Rocky Hill CT - 2pm - 3 hours
Learning to shoot in manual mode for the first time? Need a refresher? Want to learn new tips and tricks to "get the shot" or need new ideas? Come to this beginner's photography class! We will go over Manual camera settings and apply them hands on to get you confident to shoot on your own and you'll be sent home with a camera roll full of exciting new photos!
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday the 30th of July
Harvey's Beach, Old Saybrook CT - 7pm - 2 hours
Do you love sunsets but struggle to capture everything correctly? Do you need some refreshers on manual camera settings? Or just want to meet up with fellow photo-lovers to capture beautiful moments? Then come to this sunset photography meetup! We will start off with a refresher on manual camera settings and maintaining a properly exposed image. We will discuss ways to make an image more exciting and strengthen the composition. We will have hands on learning experience in shooting the sunset on the beach!
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$39pp     11 places left
Experimental Photography Meetup

Experimental Photography Meetup

Saturday the 6th of August
West Hartford - 1pm - 2 hours
Experimental photography is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the natural world and has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials. It is taking an alternate approach to making a photograph and having fun with playing around with camera settings, questioning the boundaries of what makes a photograph. Some examples of this are: Intentional Camera Movement/Intentional Motion Blur, double exposures, reflections, incorporating lens flares, anything that disturbs and distorts a normal, natural image. We will mess around with ways in which we can change how the work looks to us, all done in camera.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginner's Class

Beginner's Class

Sunday the 14th of August
Dividend Falls, Rocky Hill CT - 2pm - 3 hours
Learning to shoot with manual camera settings can be daunting! This class is perfect for those picking up their camera for the first time, those familiar with their camera in auto mode but are looking to expand their creativity, anyone who just needs a refresher or has questions! Open to all experience levels. A safe place to go through settings with and instructor as a guide and apply them hands on, sending you home with a camera roll full of fantastic shots!
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday the 20th of August
Cromwell Dog Park - 6pm - 2 hours
We will hike up a brief but somewhat steep trail behind Cromwell Dog Park to get birdseye views of the sky and capture the sunset! We will discuss how to set our cameras up to get the perfect golden hour glow!
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT HARTFORD
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 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.

REVIEWS
It was really fun! Our teacher was great.
4/5
Vivian Smith
June 19th 2022
Especially good for my granddaughter.
5/5
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.
5/5
Bruno Ghersi
March 27th 2022
Had a great day! Samara was the best! Looking forward to the 9th!
5/5
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.
5/5
Michelle DeSouza
September 14th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
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