HARTFORD
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Waterfall Meetup

Waterfall Meetup

Saturday 25 May
Middletown - 10am - 2 Hours
Jahvon John
In this meetup, we will learn how to take photos of waterfalls.

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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$47      
Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Saturday 01 June
Hopmeadow St, Simsbury - 10am - 2 Hours
Jahvon John
We will be using natural water reflections and seeking out man-made reflective surfaces in the area to explore how we can use reflections to add depth and intrigue to our images. Reflections can help us to show our subject from an unusual, or from multiple, points of view. We can use reflections to abstract our subject or to make perfect mirror images. We'll even have a look at how we can create our own reflections when there are none around.
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$47      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 15 June
Downtown Hartford - 10am - 2 Hours
Jahvon John
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
book now
$47      

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 29 June
Downtown Hartford - 10am - 3 Hours
Jahvon John
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$92      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Old Saybrook CT - 7pm - 2 Hours
Jahvon John
Join us for an enchanting Sunset Photography Meetup, where we'll capture the stunning hues of the setting sun against picturesque landscapes. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a beginner, this event offers the perfect opportunity to hone your skills and share tips with fellow enthusiasts. Bring your camera, tripod, and creative spirit for an unforgettable evening of photography and camaraderie.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Route 16, Colchester - 10am - 3 Hours
Jahvon John
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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$92      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 10 August
Downtown Hartford - 3pm - 2 Hours
Jahvon John
Street photography is a genre of photography that captures candid moments of everyday life in public places, such as streets, parks, and other urban areas. It often involves taking pictures of people, buildings, and objects in their natural environment, without any posing or staging.

Street photography has a rich history, with notable photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, and Vivian Maier having made significant contributions to the genre. It requires a certain level of skill and patience to capture compelling images in the midst of the chaos and unpredictability of the streets.

Today, street photography continues to be popular among both amateur and professional photographers. With the advent of digital cameras and smartphones, it has become more accessible than ever before. However, there are still certain ethical considerations to keep in mind, such as obtaining permission from individuals before taking their photos and being respectful of people's privacy.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 25 May
Barnum Dyke - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Photography Group
Anwar Stokes
Unleash your creative potential by joining us for a transformative photography class. This unique opportunity allows individuals to transition their camera settings from Auto to Manual mode. Our main aim is to skyrocket your confidence while handling your camera settings. Dive into crucial camera functions and unravel the mysteries of the exposure triangle - Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO. Explore the art of photography as you master the functions of your own camera. Discover the joy of crafting your visual story through the lens. Leave the Auto behind, and take control with Manual mode. Images in your style, from your unique point of view 2013 let us guide you in your journey to becoming an expert photographer.
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$43      
50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Noble Ave. - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Photography Group
Anwar Stokes
Discover the versatility of the 50mm lens, an essential tool in any photographer's kit. Perfectly balanced between a wide-angle and a telephoto lens, the 50mm lets your camera see just as your eye does, opening a world of styles - from stunning landscapes and vibrant street shots to captivating portraits and product photography. This expertly guided event offers an overview of basic camera settings, and then delves into the advantages of working with a prime lens. You'll also master key techniques to get the best out of your 50mm lens. Plus, you'll enjoy plenty of hands-on practice to try your newfound skills and really cement your learning. Transform your perspective and elevate your photography experience with the adaptable 50mm lens.
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$43      
Beginner Photography

Beginner Photography

Saturday 08 June
Bristol - 10am - 2 Hours
Providence Photography Group
Dana Bibeault
Learn about modern digital photography and the basic functions of todays digital cameras and how they affect the photos you take. The class explores the basic concepts about common camera settings, lighting, shutter speed, aperture and ISO, Flash, lenses and filters.
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$43      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 22 June
Bristol - 10am - 2 Hours
Providence Photography Group
Dana Bibeault
This workshop will explore the fundamentals of landscape photography. What is Landscape photography, what techniques can be applied for better landscapes? Topics covered are camera settings, lenses, and composition.
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$43      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 13 July
Bristol - 10am - 3 Hours
Providence Photography Group
Dana Bibeault
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
book now
$92      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 14 July
Temple St - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Photography Group
Anwar Stokes
Embrace the Timeless Elegance of Black and White Photography

Delve into the nuanced art of monochromatic imagery with our advanced photography course. Discover what transforms a simple photograph into a striking black and white masterpiece, exploring the critical roles of contrast and texture. Learn how your camera interprets light and shadow differently than the human eye and the secrets behind crafting the perfect black and white image, whether in-camera or through post-production finesse.

With guided exercises, you'll hone your skills and gain the ability to discern the subtleties that elevate a photograph to fine art. This course is tailored to those with a solid foundation in the basics of photography and a desire to wield their camera with a more artful, considered approach.

Join us and refine your photographic vision, seeing the world in gradients of shadow and light.
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$47      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 27 July
Bristol - 10am - 2 Hours
Providence Photography Group
Dana Bibeault
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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$47      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 10 August
Bristol - 10am - 2 Hours
Providence Photography Group
Dana Bibeault
Explore the art of visual storytelling in our Composition in Photography course, where we unravel the secrets of arranging elements within the frame to create captivating images. Whether you're a novice, intermediate, or seasoned professional, this course is designed to elevate your photography skills. We'll delve into essential rules, such as the Rule of Thirds, leveraging shapes, playing with negative and positive space, utilizing lines, capturing symmetry and patterns, focusing on points of interest, embracing color and tone, understanding distance, and achieving balance. Join me on this journey to enhance your ability to perceive and capture scenes, and let's together unlock the full potential of your photography vision.
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$47      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 17 August
Temple St - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Photography Group
Anwar Stokes
Discover the vibrant heart of the city through the lens of street photography. Immerse yourself in the bustling life where cafes, vendors, street merchants, historic buildings, and art installations become your canvas. At the core of exceptional street photography is the power of keen observation. Our workshop introduces simple yet effective methods to enhance your ability to perceive the world in exquisite detail, transforming everyday scenes into captivating photographic stories.

Dive deeper into the technical aspects of street photography as we explore essential settings, focusing techniques, and lens selections ideal for capturing the serendipity of chance encounters. Join us and unlock a new perspective on the world, seeing beauty and story in the flurry of city life.
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$47      

Bird Photography

Bird Photography

Saturday 24 August
Bristol - 10am - 2 Hours
Providence Photography Group
Dana Bibeault
Learn how to catch those great bird life images.

During the event, we will be exploring the beautiful habitats in the area and photographing the variety of bird species that reside there.

Whether you are new to bird photography or a seasoned pro, this event is a great opportunity to hone your skills, learn from others, and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals who share your passion for bird photography.
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$47      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 07 September
Temple St - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Photography Group
Anwar Stokes
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
book now
$47      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 12 October
Temple St - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Photography Group
Anwar Stokes
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
book now
$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 01 June
75 Cliff St, New Haven - 10am - 3 Hours
New Haven Art Group
Dharryl Diaz
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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$47      
Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Saturday 01 June
Seaside Park Amphitheater Bridgeport - 10am - 3 Hours
Bridgeport Watercolor Group
Carla LaFlamme
An introductory workshop designed to teach beginners the basics of watercolor painting in a scenic park setting.
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$67       4 places left
Watercolor Painting for Beginners at Silver Sands Beach

Watercolor Painting for Beginners at Silver Sands Beach

Saturday 01 June
Silver Sands Beach Stratford - 10am - 3 Hours
Bridgeport Watercolor Group
Carla LaFlamme
A beginner-friendly watercolor workshop at Silver Sands Beach designed to teach the basics of watercolor painting.
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$67      

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 15 June
Orange St - 10am - 2 Hours
New Haven Watercolor Group
Imani Brown
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolor painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolor techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of paper art.
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$47      
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 in 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 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 Hartford Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I thought it was a good class, but we only did two exercises. A plus was the instructors one-on-one review as we went through the process of studying natural light in portrait work.
    4/5
    John
    2024-03-31
    Enjoyable and educational. Jahvon inspires photography!
    5/5
    Lester
    2024-03-31
    Jahvon is a great instructor, I learned a lot about my camera and it?s settings.
    5/5
    Martin
    2024-03-18

    Great morning in Hartford with lots of sunshine! Jahvon gave us some creative challenges to capture lighting that required setting changes on our cameras. Fun way to learn!
    5/5
    Rose
    2024-02-05
    Fantastic! Jahvon is very knowledgeable and inspiring. And the scenery was beautiful.
    5/5
    Lester
    2024-02-04
    Highly recommended. Jahvon was very helpful and patient. Looking forward to searching out waterfall sites near me . Perfect sunny day.
    5/5
    Renie
    2024-02-04

    Jahvon is an excellent teacher. He has a very similar approach to what he likes to shoot. Looking forward to joining another workshop with him.
    5/5
    Katheryn
    2023-12-18
    Had fun and learned with Jahvon!
    5/5
    Lester
    2023-11-13
    Stimulating and fun !
    5/5
    Lester
    2023-10-02

    Once again, Jahvon John has opened our eyes to a more creative view of a photo shot. I appreciate his passion for photography and am learning so much from him.
    5/5
    Jennifer
    2023-10-02
    This was a great course! Extremely informative and helpful to understand how manual settings can be manipulated to improve results!
    5/5
    Milind
    2023-10-02
    The Waterfall Meetup was my second outing with Jahvon. As before, I left the session with good information, motivation & inspiration. Jahvon is very patient and encouraging, and made sure each one of us was getting something from the class.
    5/5
    Jennifer
    2023-09-19

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Jahvon John
    I am a hybrid shooter (photography and videography) with a hand in design and literature that allows a multi dimensional look at not only the product of art and creation, but the process of creation.
    PHOTOS
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-03-27
    Title or Location: San Francisco
    I was visiting family in San Francisco and was amazed by the hills. Taken with a Fujifilm X-T30 and Fuji 23mm F/2 lens, edited with Lightroom Classic.
    Credit: Lester Kritzer

    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-03-23
    Title or Location: San Francisco, CA
    Visiting San Francisco from Hartford, I was amazed by the hills. Taken with a Fujifilm XT-30 camera, and Fujinon 23mm f/2.0 lens , @1/350, f/5.0. Edited and heavily cropped in Lightroom Classic
    Credit: Lester Kritzer
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-03-10
    Title or Location: Yale Campus
    The picture was taken at the prestigious Yale campus. I like to take pictures of historical archeological sites and this picture was a part of that journey. I used canon 10 mm f5.6 wide angle lens to take the picture. The vintage color was introduced using photoshop.
    Credit: Vintage Yale Campus

    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Union Pond Park Manchester, CT
    Union Pond Park is on the south side of Union Pond which is fed by the Hockanum River. It has an observation platform and a resident flock of canada geese. The pond has become a favorite place for birders as there is a nesting pair of eagles nearby that perch around the pond looking for a meal. There are also great blue herons, swans, mallards, common mergansers, belted kingfishers, gray catbirds and a variety of songbirds. There are signs of beaver activity and the occasional river otter is sp
    Credit: SM Hall
    Facebook: Shirley Hall

    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: White Memorial in Litchfield
    An old man and his dog on a foggy morning walk in the park.
    Credit: Zachary Kvietkus
    Instagram: @zkvietkus

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto

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