PHILADELPHIA
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 16 March
Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA - 10am - 2 Hours
Joseph Cascetti
Refine your photographic vision and elevate your visual storytelling by mastering the art of composition. This comprehensive course explores the essential principles that will significantly enhance the impact and allure of your images. Whether you're just beginning to explore photography or you're a seasoned professional, this opportunity is perfect for honing your craft.

Delve deep into the pillars of composition, including but not limited to:

- The rule of thirds for dynamic balance
- The interplay of shapes in framing
- Harnessing negative and positive space
- The expressive power of lines
- Symmetry and patterns for captivating repetition
- The narrative strength of isolated points
- Utilizing color to convey emotion
- Applying tone to set mood
- Controlling distance to guide the viewer
- Achieving overall balance in your shots

Join us for a transformative journey through these ten foundational rules, and witness your photography evolve into a more thoughtful and intentional art form. Connect with fellow photography enthusiasts and share in the discovery of new perspectives. Let's embark on the path to recognizing and composing the scenes that resonate with your creative vision.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 30 March
Arch Street - 10am - 3 Hours
Joseph Cascetti
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Park Drive, Allentown - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Photography Group
Collin Vogt
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Northfield - 10am - 3 Hours
Atlantic City Photography Group
Douglas Estrada
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 23 March
Hamilton District - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Art Group
Stephen VanDuzer
Dive into the vibrant world of abstract art with our Exploring Abstract Art class!

Unleash your creativity as we use various media to reinterpret everyday objects and discover fresh subjects. Explore expressive and abstract representations that breathe life into your artistic vision. Get ready to embark on a journey of 'mark making' techniques, creating dynamic starting points that will evolve into unique masterpieces. Join us in this exciting exploration of abstract expression - where every stroke tells a story!

Get ready to gear up your creative arsenal! In order to join the fun, please make sure to bring along at least your trusty basic art materials. Let's equip ourselves for a thrilling artistic adventure together!
book now
$43      
Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup

Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup

Saturday 30 March
South Philadelphia - 11am - 2 Hours
Philly Art Group
Voa Giuong
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and unleash your creativity with our Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup. Engage in a unique artistic experience surrounded by the breathtaking hues of cherry blossoms, as their delicate petals create a picturesque backdrop for your canvas. This class not only offers a serene environment to inspire your artistic expression but also provides expert guidance from our skilled instructors to enhance your painting skills. Join us for a day of tranquility and creativity, where the enchanting ambiance of blooming cherry blossoms transforms your outdoor painting experience into a memorable and visually stunning masterpiece.
book now
$43      
Introduction to Ink Drawing

Introduction to Ink Drawing

Saturday 06 April
Hamilton District - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Art Group
Stephen VanDuzer
Dive into the captivating world of ink drawing with our exciting art class!

Unleash your imagination and master the art of creating stunning ink masterpieces. Bring your basic art materials and get ready to embark on an adventure filled with creativity, expression, and endless possibilities. Let's turn blank pages into vibrant works of art together!
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$43      

Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup

Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Fairmount Park - 11am - 2 Hours
Philly Art Group
Voa Giuong
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and unleash your creativity with our Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup. Engage in a unique artistic experience surrounded by the breathtaking hues of cherry blossoms, as their delicate petals create a picturesque backdrop for your canvas. This class not only offers a serene environment to inspire your artistic expression but also provides expert guidance from our skilled instructors to enhance your painting skills. Join us for a day of tranquility and creativity, where the enchanting ambiance of blooming cherry blossoms transforms your outdoor painting experience into a memorable and visually stunning masterpiece.
book now
$43      
Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Saturday 20 April
Hamilton District - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Art Group
Stephen VanDuzer
Step into the vibrant world of acrylic painting with our exhilarating "Introduction to Acrylic Painting" class, specially crafted for beginners! Guided by a seasoned instructor, this course promises a colorful exploration of acrylics, igniting your artistic journey with enthusiasm.

Unleash your creativity as you dive into the fundamentals of acrylic painting, mastering the art of color mixing, brush techniques, and texture creation. Whether you're aiming for bold and vibrant strokes or subtle and soothing tones, this class is your gateway to artistic expression.

No prior painting experience? No problem! Our engaging hands-on exercises will boost your confidence and inspire you to unleash your inner artist. So grab your basic art materials and get ready to embark on an exciting adventure into the mesmerizing world of acrylic painting!
book now
$43      
Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup

Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Fairmount Park - 11am - 2 Hours
Philly Art Group
Voa Giuong
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and unleash your creativity with our Cherry Blossom Outdoor Painting Meetup. Engage in a unique artistic experience surrounded by the breathtaking hues of cherry blossoms, as their delicate petals create a picturesque backdrop for your canvas. This class not only offers a serene environment to inspire your artistic expression but also provides expert guidance from our skilled instructors to enhance your painting skills. Join us for a day of tranquility and creativity, where the enchanting ambiance of blooming cherry blossoms transforms your outdoor painting experience into a memorable and visually stunning masterpiece.
book now
$43      

Abstract Brushstrokes: A Beginner's Guide to Abstract Painting

Abstract Brushstrokes: A Beginner's Guide to Abstract Painting

Saturday 04 May
Hamilton District - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Art Group
Stephen VanDuzer
Dive into the captivating world of abstract painting with "Abstract Brushstrokes: A Beginner's Guide to Abstract Painting"! Let your creativity flow as you explore the realm of abstract art, guided by expert instructors. Unleash your imagination, experiment with colors, shapes, and textures, and learn to express yourself in vibrant and unconventional ways. Perfect for beginners, this class will inspire you to create your own masterpiece. Grab your basic art materials and join us for an unforgettable artistic journey!
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$43      
Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Saturday 18 May
Hamilton District - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Art Group
Stephen VanDuzer
Zooming Through Landscapes: Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting"

Get ready to embark on a whirlwind adventure through landscapes in our exhilarating "Zooming Through Landscapes" class! Designed especially for beginners, this class will have you wielding your brushes and pencils with speed and finesse.

Join us as we race against the clock to capture the beauty of nature in quick strokes and bold colors. From lush forests to serene seascapes, you'll learn the art of landscape drawing and painting in a flash.

Bring along your basic art materials and unleash your inner artist as we journey through landscapes at lightning speed
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$43      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 01 June
Hamilton District - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Art Group
Stephen VanDuzer
Let's Draw-liciously Begin!

Calling all aspiring artists! It's time to unleash your creativity and join us for an electrifying Beginner's Drawing Class! Dive into a world where imagination knows no bounds and every stroke tells a story.

Whether you're doodling stick figures or dreaming of detailed portraits, this class is your ticket to artistic greatness. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the magical realms of lines, shapes, and shading, helping you unlock your inner Picasso in no time.

So grab your trusty pencils, paper, and a sprinkle of enthusiasm, and let's embark on this artistic adventure together!
book now
$43      

Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 15 June
Hamilton District - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Art Group
Stephen VanDuzer
Dive into the vibrant world of abstract art with our Exploring Abstract Art class!

Unleash your creativity as we use various media to reinterpret everyday objects and discover fresh subjects. Explore expressive and abstract representations that breathe life into your artistic vision. Get ready to embark on a journey of 'mark making' techniques, creating dynamic starting points that will evolve into unique masterpieces. Join us in this exciting exploration of abstract expression - where every stroke tells a story!

Get ready to gear up your creative arsenal! In order to join the fun, please make sure to bring along at least your trusty basic art materials. Let's equip ourselves for a thrilling artistic adventure together!
book now
$43      
ABOUT PHILADELPHIA
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 Philadelphia .

  • 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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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    It was great! Joe was very helpful and helped me learn exactly what I was hoping to get from the class. Thank you!
    5/5
    Lisa
    2024-02-21
    Joe was very attentive and helped me understand better my camera settings and how to best use them. He was pleasant and knowledgeable. I got a lot out of it
    5/5
    Barbara
    2023-12-18
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Joseph Cascetti
    Born with an innate passion for visual storytelling, Joseph's journey in the world of photography began with an insatiable curiosity and a keen eye for capturing the essence of life's moments. From the earliest stages of his life, he found himself drawn to the magic of imagery, constantly exploring the interplay of light, shadow, and composition to convey emotions and narratives through my lens. As he delved deeper into the art of photography, his dedication and unwavering commitment to the craft led him to pursue formal training and hands-on experience, honing his technical skills and nurturing a profound understanding of the intricacies of the medium.

    Through years of dedicated practice and an unrelenting pursuit of excellence, he has evolved into a seasoned photographer known for my ability to capture the essence of subjects, environments, and events in their purest form. His portfolio reflects a diverse array of projects spanning landscapes, portraits, events, and conceptual art, each imbued with a unique blend of creativity, authenticity, and a profound sense of storytelling. With a deep-rooted appreciation for the transformative power of imagery, his work embodies a fusion of artistic expression and technical finesse, continually striving to evoke emotions, provoke thought, and spark conversations through the visual medium.

    Joseph Cascetti is available for private bookings

    Serge Ognadon Ehinnou
    Photography enthusiast since the age of 16. He only got completely into it at 20, with a friend as a mentor. He always believes that one can tell stories without words, without a caption, just an image with limitless possibilities.

    Serge Ognadon Ehinnou is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Philadelphia on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia City Hall in the background using the rule of thirds.
    Credit: Chuck Adams
    Instagram: @chuck_adams_photography

    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-02-23
    Title or Location: Chester Springs, PA
    So I like to call myself - ?the girl who saw the heart cloud ?? on the morning of Valentine?s Day I was getting ready to go to work and I saw a heart shaped cloud in the sky!!! Clearly the timing Gods were in my favor that day and so be it I had my digital camera in my hand at that very moment! I quickly snapped a few pictures of that heart shaped cloud and saw it dissipate in front of my very eyes! Since that day I started seeing more hearts everywhere ( on the floor, in the woods, in the trash
    Credit: Priya Patankar
    Facebook: Priya Sarnaik Patankar
    Instagram: @ priyapatankarphotography
    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: East Falls Philadelphia
    A snowy day walk reveals some beautiful shots of neighborhood buildings in East Falls, Philadelphia. This shot was taken at the Queen Lane train station using a Canon EOS RP. Tamaron lens 100-400mm, ISO 100, f5.6, 1/320s.
    Credit: Greg Burton
    Instagram: @burtonlens

    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Red Fox at Kardon Park in Downingtown, PA
    Red Fox in the freshly fallen snow at Kardon Park.
    Credit: Jerry Meyers
    Instagram: 1957jmeyers

    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-02-12
    Title or Location: Bellmawr NJ
    I have recently been getting into mixing new bodies and vintage lenses, this was shot with a Canon R10 and a vintage ?Beck? 135mm f2.8 prime portrait lens. Shot handheld at f8 iso200 1/400s this guy was about 50ft up deep inside the tree at sunset. At the time I was purposely out testing the lens ability to catch golden hour shots. This was one of many I took that day. I posted a collage to my facebook page as well.
    Credit: Clifford Luck
    Facebook: bigdumbanimal
    Instagram: @bigdumbanimal
    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-01-30
    Title or Location: Philly Waterfront, From the Benjamin Franklin Bridge
    Camera: Panasonic DMC FZ 1000F stop: F8ISO: 400Shutter speed: 1/800s
    Credit: Gene Sims

    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Whitby Abbey
    Laser display at Whitby Abbey.
    Credit: Andrew Sturdy
    Facebook: Andrew.sturdy.58
    Instagram: Andrewsturdyphotography
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Camillus Erie Canal
    Was just about done and headed home after a very cold and unproductive day. This hawk flew by and I was able shoot a few worthwhile shots.
    Credit: Walter Johnson
    Instagram: Cnylifeinfull
    Canberra Photography Group
    2024-03-02
    Title or Location: Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, Australian Capital Territory.
    This amazing shot was taken at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary during one of my morning visits at the Sanctuary in February 2024. The first soft light rays from the sun and rising of mist from the lake water made it to look more serene and atmospheric environment. The dead tree (snags) in the water played vital role in making it look like the ghostly scenes in Hollywood movie "Lord of the Rings".The photo was shot with Nikon Z7ii at ISO 100, f14 at 13 sec and processed in Lightroom classic
    Credit: Budorcas taxicolor /Sonam Thinley
    Instagram: thrinlyee

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-03-02
    Title or Location: Vancouver, Washington
    Been trying to capture an airplane going in front of the Moon for years. Still haven't got that Moon transit capture. There is something dynamic about this almost transit image I captured though. It almost gives the appearance that the passengers of that plane are doing a fly by and see the moon up close out of their windows.
    Credit: Jason Wiinikka
    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian

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