Upcoming Events

Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 15 June
Glenallan Ave - 9am - 3 Hours
Noah Gomes
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Mulberry St - 1pm - 3 Hours
Noah Gomes
Discover the full potential of your camera beyond automatic exposure. Embark on a journey of understanding the intricacies of photography, including shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and how these elements influence your photos.

Dive deeper into your photography passion with hands-on experience, guided by a professional photographer. This is your opportunity to enhance your skills and capture the world through a new lens. Join us for a session that promises to elevate your photography to the next level.
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Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 20 July
Bethesda Ave - 11am - 2 Hours
Noah Gomes
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 practised 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. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

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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Nearby Photography Groups

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Sunday 30 June
Colindale St, Middle River - 9am - 2 Hours
Baltimore Photography Group
John Heredia
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.

This meet-up will explore portraiture using only available natural light and backgrounds. Because this type of photography is about shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio, we will explore not only how to recognize flattering light but also how to control the light to suit our purposes. Technical learning points will including metering for skin tones, white balance, as well as intentional focusing strategies. On the less technical side we will have a dialogue about how to make a portrait have style and personality. Finally, we will incorporate posing and setting your subject at ease.
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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 Washington DC .

  • 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.
    I had an absolutely incredible experience with Noah during the Colors of Spring session. Noah?s interpersonal communication and creativity were evident from the moment we began the session, and the results exceeded my expectations.
    Learning things and techniques.
    Noah was very knowledgeable and took time to connect with each member of the group. He has a great positive attitude and his passion for photography is evident.

    I enjoyed the class, learned some techniques for capturing motion blur in photos
    Andrew was knowledgable and flexible, but we were not shooting at a great time of day or in a prime motion blur location. He offered clear instructions with hands-on assistance, and he demonstrated in addition to observing. Very good combo. Nice small group with interesting participants.
    Noah Gomes
    Noah Gomes is a nursing student in Washington, DC. On the side, he's a freelance photographer. For the past 6 years, I he has dabbled in street, animal, landscape, car, and stylistic photography. Professionally, he photographs night club events, pet, models, real estate, and simple events.

    Noah Gomes is available for private bookings

    I am available almost most weekends and Tuesdays. Once the semester ends I am free the entire time.

    Washington DC Photography Group
    Title or Location: National Mall, Washington,DC

    Credit: Robert
    Instagram: robert_some_of_me1

    Washington DC Photography Group
    Title or Location: US Capitol, Washington, DC
    On May 22, 2024, we had a very full moon, already fairly high in the sky when I decided to go out at 10:30 or so. I wanted to try to capture the moon with DC icons, since I live nearby. I found a spot on the grounds along Constitution Ave where the moon was in the same position as in the photo. I have really been concentrating on using light and subjects the way the camera can see them, only cropping to compose, but the moon was so bright I couldn?t get the building and the moon, so I shot the
    Credit: Steve Lann
    Instagram: @lannsteve
    Washington DC Photography Group
    Title or Location: Ready to cook
    This photo was taken during the Covid lockdown .
    Credit: Haleh Forouhesh
    Instagram: halehphotos44

    Washington DC Photography Group
    Title or Location: Attack of the Sprinkles
    2 donuts shot in studio lighting
    Credit: Olivia Gravatt
    Facebook: Olivia Gravatt
    Instagram: @ogravatt.photography

    Washington DC Photography Group
    Title or Location: Shenandoah National Park
    Photo taken during the camping trip, where time stood still.
    Credit: Can Gunay
    Instagram: can.gny
    Washington DC Photography Group
    Title or Location: Spicy Beef Ramen
    This was a fun COVID project crossing two of my passions, culinary and photography.
    Credit: Jono Kenyon
    Facebook: Jon Kenyon
    Instagram: @jonobrands

    Sacramento Photography Group
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975
    Cairns Photography Group
    Title or Location: Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
    I was lucky enough to have this view of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney from my hotel. I just opened the window, prepared my tripod and camera and shot this wonderful night scene.Nikon D7500 with Nikon 18-300mm lensf/1130 secsiso 200Aperture priority -3 exp compfocal length 66mm
    Credit: Brett Paull
    Facebook: Aussiebrat
    Instagram: Aussiebrat7
    Omaha Photography Group
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns

    Wollongong Photography Group
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear
    Phoenix Photography Group
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography

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