CONCORD
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
Reliez Valley - 10am - 3 Hours
Maxine Arton
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      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 11 May
Downtown Concord - 10am - 2 Hours
Maxine Arton
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practiced skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$43      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 01 June
Reliez Valley - 10am - 2 Hours
Maxine Arton
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 22 June
Reliez Valley - 10am - 3 Hours
Maxine Arton
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      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 13 July
Downtown Concord - 10am - 2 Hours
Maxine Arton
Composition in Photography is a fundamental aspect that revolves around how a photographer meticulously arranges visual elements within the frame to create compelling images. Throughout this course, we will delve into various rules and principles that will undoubtedly elevate your photography skills. From the classic Rule of Thirds to the intricate exploration of shapes, negative space, lines, symmetry, patterns, points, color, tone, distance, and balance, we will uncover the secrets behind crafting visually captivating photographs. Whether you're a novice, an intermediate enthusiast, or a seasoned professional, I invite you to join me in this journey as we work together to enhance your ability to perceive and capture the essence of the scenes you wish to photograph.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

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      
Blooms in Focus: Flower Photography Meetup

Blooms in Focus: Flower Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Micke Grove Rd - 12pm - 2 Hours
Stockton Photography Group
Elizabeth Del Monte
Embark on a floral adventure with our Blooms in Focus: Flower Photography Meetup. Learn all the tips and tricks you need to capture stunning pictures of flowers, from mastering composition to harnessing the play of light. Our expert-led discussions will delve into various aspects of photography, empowering you to create truly unique and captivating images. Join us for a day filled with learning, exploration, and the joy of immersing yourself in the beauty of nature's finest blooms.
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$43      
The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 27 April
Castro Street - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Fremont Photography Group
Uyen Ta
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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$43      

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 04 May
Main Street, Alameda - 9am - 3 Hours
Oakland Photography Group
John Dockery
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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$84      
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      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 18 May
Financial 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      

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 25 May
Lakeshore Drive - 9am - 2 Hours
Oakland Photography Group
John Dockery
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
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 15 June
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.
book now
$43      

Industrial Landscape Photography

Industrial Landscape Photography

Saturday 15 June
Marina District - 6pm - 2 Hours
Oakland Photography Group
John Dockery
We will be starting with an overview of landscape photography technique, how to decide what to take a picture of and how to compose shots, we will then move into settings and more technical challenges to get an idea of when the camera behaves best for landscapes.

You can use buildings and other man-made structures compositionally in the same way other landscape photographers use trees and rolling hills. Wind farms, harbours, cement works, power stations, quarries, pylons and building sites are just a few of the industrial landscapes you can photograph. The Liverpool docks are the perfect setting for this kind of photography meetup.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Main Street, Alameda - 9am - 3 Hours
Oakland Photography Group
John Dockery
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
$92      
The Art of Posing Workshop

The Art of Posing Workshop

Saturday 13 July
The Embarcadero - 12pm - 2 Hours
San Francisco Photography Group
Aliah Husain
This dynamic workshop will cover the fundamentals of posing techniques for setting your clients at ease and capturing their essence. Through a combination of interactive demonstrations, practical exercises, and constructive feedback, participants will gain the confidence and expertise needed to pose clients effectively and bring out their best features.
book now
$47      

ABOUT CONCORD
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 Concord .

  • 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.

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  • REVIEWS
    Really enjoyed my time with Jesus and a portrait model he provided. Even though it rained on and off during our session, we all made the best of it. Jesus was very methodical about the process of taking a portrait, he made sure the model and I got a good connection and I got the pictures to show for it. Great photo lesson!
    5/5
    Irina
    2023-11-20
    Really enjoyed my time with Jesus and a portrait model he provided. Even though it rained on and off during our session, we all made the best of it. Jesus was very methodical about the process of taking a portrait, he made sure the model and I got a good connection and I got the pictures to show for it. Great photo lesson!
    5/5
    Irina
    2023-11-20
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Maxine Arton
    I am a professional photographer. I have worked in the photography industry for over 25 years. Being a seasoned professional with a passion for both the art and craft of visual storytelling. Photography and teaching have always been passions of mine. Growing up in a family of artists I've found a lifelong fascination with capturing moments and preserving memories. My journey into photography began as a youthful exploration, blossoming into a lifelong vocation.

    Teaching allows me to pass on my skills and insights to others while empowering you to develop your own artistic vision and technical proficiency. I enjoy mentoring aspiring photographers and with my guidance and love to make a meaningful impact on your photography journey.

    Maxine Arton is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm until 6pm. I provide private tutoring and specialize in child photography as well as event photography.

    PHOTOS
    Concord Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: San Francisco
    On the N Judah
    Credit: Gary Siu

    Concord Photography Group
    2024-03-29
    Title or Location: Lake Merritt, Oakland California
    Combination of last light of the day with Small islands on the back and the path it was inviting to take a good picture in combination with someone take in it. Couple was perfect &128525
    Credit: Chucho
    Instagram: Chuchoishere
    Concord Photography Group
    2024-03-28
    Title or Location: My garden
    I have a small California poppy field in my back garden, which I enjoy photographing from many angles, particularly when the bees are busy gathering pollen here and there. One evening I found these two poppies in the waning sunshine against a darkened fence. They seemed to be saying goodnight to the evening sun.
    Credit: Beth Jersey
    Facebook: beth.jersey.7
    Instagram: bethjersey

    Concord Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location:
    Took this picture Monday afternoon from above the Benicia State Park in Glencove. The rain had stopped and I noticed this beautiful rainbow over Benicia. I thought it would make a nice picture and I wanted to share it with others.
    Credit: Dale Mitchell
    Instagram: dmitch812

    Concord Photography Group
    2024-02-18
    Title or Location: Pine Creek, Pine Canyon Nature Walk, Walnut Creek, CA, USA
    On a crisp February afternoon I went for a walk along Pine Canyon Nature Walk in nearby Walnut Creek, CA. The creek was running full, bubbling and swirling in delightful patterns, and creating beautiful reflections of oak trees. Along with the gentle creek burbling, I heard the croaks of many tiny frogs and the hoot hoot of a Great Horned Owl.
    Credit: Beth Jersey
    Facebook: beth.jersey.7
    Instagram: bethjersey
    Concord Photography Group
    2024-02-11
    Title or Location: Marina Waterfront, Martinez CA
    It was 2/10 my wife says that I needed to do my morning walk it was cold but on her insistence I bundled up and we drove to the waterfront of course i took my camera with me was luck to capture this shot and a series of them. D 5 nikon and my 150-600 Sigma lens.
    Credit: euclid V
    Facebook: eukiusa

    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe

    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art
    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
    I captured this house sparrow coming in for a landing on my bird feeder one rainy afternoon using my Nikon D7500 and a Sigma 100-400mm lens. The settings were 1/1250 f/6.3 Auto ISO.
    Credit: Max L. Lieberman

    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Murfreesboro, Arkansas
    The classic "Diamond Ring" picture from the recent eclipse on April 8, 2024, taken from our cabin in the woods on the banks of the Little Missouri River! We (8 family members) have been eagerly waiting for this event since August of 2017, when we traveled to Athens, Tennessee for the last one!
    Credit: Craig P LaBorde

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