ATLANTA
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB

Upcoming Events

Phone Photography Meetup

Phone Photography Meetup

Saturday the 8th of October
Piedmont Park - 6pm - 2 Hours
Everyone has a camera in their pocket at all times. Your phone can be a powerful photographic tool if you know how to use it correctly. Photography is all about light and composition so don't let anyone tell you that you need the best and most expensive camera to create effective imagery. We will explore a variety of different techniques that can be used with any phone to create stunning portraits, landscapes, and architectural photographs. At the end of the meetup, you will have all the tools needed to create fun and interesting photographs with only what's in your pocket!
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$39pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Outdoor Portrait Photography Class

Outdoor Portrait Photography Class

Saturday the 15th of October
Sunday House Studio - 11:00am - 3 hours
This class focuses on capturing outdoor portraits. You will learn about posing your subject. How to place your subject in the background. Lighting conditions to be aware of. Different ways to manipulate the available light. And how to add external flash to help light your subject when needed.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Studio Photography Class

Studio Photography Class

Saturday the 22nd of October
Icon/Soul Studios - 6pm - 3 Hours
Studio photography is an incredible skill to know that can up your photography game to new levels. Understanding the shape and quality of light is what creates effective imagery. This class will teach studio lighting and focus on the aspects of light, from soft ethereal light, to dramatic hard light.
fully booked
Introduction to Still Life Photography Meetup

Introduction to Still Life Photography Meetup

Saturday the 5th of November
Midtown Atlanta - 5pm - 2 Hours
Still life photography is one of the most fundamental photography there is. Using objects and light to create narratives that evoke an emotion. In this meetup, we will explore the midtown neighborhoods which are full of different plant species. We will focus on the composition of different still lives, finding the light, and creating pieces that could easily be printed and hung on a wall.
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$39pp     9 places left
Editing in Lightroom Classic Photography Class

Editing in Lightroom Classic Photography Class

Saturday the 12th of November
Sunday House Studio - 11:00am - 3 hours
This is part II after the Intro to Lightroom Classic Class. Take your knowledge of importing and organizing to the next level. Learn how to edit in Adobe Lightroom Classic. Instructor will show you how to remove blemishes and unwanted things in your photo such as power lines, signs and more. How to apply color adjustments and corrections. Manipulate and correct for exposure mishaps as well as exporting from Lightroom and/or transferring into Adobe Photoshop for heavier visual edits. This class will be held locally in the Sunday House Studio photography studio for comfort. This will be a lot of information, some come ready to soak up some knowledge.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Exploring Camera Angles Photography Class

Exploring Camera Angles Photography Class

Saturday the 19th of November
Krog Street Market - 4pm - 3 Hours
Camera angles play a huge role in photography by helping illustrate mood, story, and emotional response of an image. We will stray away from eye level photography and focus on compositions that reflect more cinematic themes. With a knowledge of effective camera angles, your story telling can greatly improve!
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
All About Bokeh Photography Meetup

All About Bokeh Photography Meetup

Saturday the 26th of November
Sunday House Studio - 11:00am - 2 hours
This is a meetup dedicated to learning about lens bokeh and how to use it. We will discuss the variations of bokeh that different lenses produce and how to get creative with making your own custom bokeh shapes. Bring a 50mm or 85mm prime lens for creative custom bokeh shapes. This meetup will be held at Sunday House Studio.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT ATLANTA
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB
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 across the region.

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 Atlanta Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.


COVID Precautions

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 very helpful in getting better photography pics.
5/5
Janee' Womack
September 24th 2022
Helen was very helpful to provide me with a good understand of the subject matter.
5/5
Ned Drulard
August 20th 2022
Was fun socializing and meeting with photographers of all skill levels. Will definitely do it again.
5/5
Bod Akinfenwa
July 4th 2022
So informative and learned a lot! Thank you Austin!
5/5
Rosemary Lee
July 3rd 2022
5/5
Kara Hunter
June 26th 2022
Fantastic! Lots of great information, one-on-one instruction, and equipment to try. I would definitely take another class with Helen.
5/5
Jason Fisher
June 25th 2022
The Intro to Speedlight class far exceeded my expectations. Helen covered all the topics listed concisely and well-organized. I now have a much better understanding of Speedlights on and off camera, from the past to the present
5/5
Meetup - mark kevin
June 14th 2022
Heather was a really good teacher. Very friendly, informative.
5/5
Ivan Schustak
June 11th 2022
Helen have a great as usual! Up to point, stats on topic, provides great explanation, has clear agenda she follow the topic, while understanding the level of the group and let?s everyone practice skills. Great workshop!
5/5
Melanie Pais
May 30th 2022
I learned a ton, especially with some of the gear I've purchased but haven't had a chance to use (reflectors and OCF). This is my second meet up and its been great! Helen is an outstanding instructor!
5/5
Richard Brodowski
May 4th 2022
10 outta 10, I recommend! Austin was very informative willing to help give us tips the whole time. I felt that I got my money?s worth for sure. He even stepped in let me borrow his camera when my battery died unexpectedly! I would definitely do a class with him again! I thoroughly have enjoyed each class I have taken through you all!
5/5
Bryttany Mack
April 24th 2022
5/5
Kevin Moore
April 2nd 2022
INSTRUCTORS
Helen Thomas
Helen Thomas is a photography instructor who teaches a broad range from beginning levels to advance studio photography. She has taught college level photography in Georgia for the past 7 years. Her background includes a Masters of Photography degree from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California. There she specialized in fine art photography. She also enjoys landscape, nature, animal, infrared, underwater, portraits, and every other imaginable photography theme. She is a self proclaimed photography geek who is passionate about photography and helping others on their photographic journey.
Austin Gill
Austin is a photographer and stuntman from southern California. He attained his Bachelor of Arts in film production from Arizona State University and a post-graduate certificate in still photography from the New York Film Academy in Manhattan. After, he went on to intern for Annie Leibovitz where he assisted on shoots for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Disney. Austin has worked as a wedding photographer, product photographer, and event photographer, and creates narrative environmental portraits for his fine art series. He has worked on films such as Fate of the Furious, Kong: Skull Island, and even acted in NCIS: New Orleans and Black Panther 2. Austin shoots digital and film photography from small to large format and loves to brag about his thirty-two vintage cameras he's collected over the years.