ATLANTA
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB

Upcoming Events

Intro to High Speed Sync Photography Class

Intro to High Speed Sync Photography Class

Saturday the 29th of January
Piedmont Park - 11:00am - 3 hours
Learn how to use your TTL flash (speedlite) to do High Speed Sync. This technique can be used to darken a day time sky while your subject is exposed properly or to capture rapid moving subjects with the light from your flash creating dramatic images.
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$69pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday the 5th of February
Belt Line at Shake Shack (DeKalb Ave NE) - 9:00 am - 2 hours
Portraits are a great skill to have in any photographers 'toolbelt'. From family photos to headshots, portraits can tell a story as well as help promote a business, brand, or an individual. This class will help in developing the skills necessary to execute the telling of your story, whether you want your subject to look strong, beautiful, empowered, intimidating, or just plain cool. With 5 well-crafted challenges, students will engage with each other, locals of the area, and get creative with some abstract portraiture as well. Whether you are a people person or not, you are sure to learn a lot and have a blast!
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$35pp     8 places left
Lens Selection Photography Meetup

Lens Selection Photography Meetup

Saturday the 5th of February
Marietta Square - 11: 00am - 2 hours
In this meetup, we discuss and experiment with different lenses. We look at why a photographer may choose each lens and/or focal length. The focal length used for a photo affects field of view, depth of field, perspective and image shake. The quality of the lens can affect the quality of the photo. Bring your favorite lens and others you have laying around that you would like to know more about.
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$35pp     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
Helen always shares such good simple tips like how to hold the camera, don?t grab by lens, etc. things you can only learn from a pro. Many small tips like this are so helpful.
5/5
Kevin Moore
January 22nd 2022
Very good. Continue to learn new skills. Exposure compensation is something that I?ve tried to understand how/when to use and Helen explained it very clearly and showed real time examples.
5/5
Kevin Moore
January 9th 2022
It was helpful
4/5
Denise Duplinski
January 9th 2022
5/5
Denise Duplinski
November 28th 2021
5/5
Kevin Moore
November 27th 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed the event and it met my expectations. Helen had a variety of animals so I was able to photograph different subjects. She also covered lighting the subject which was an added bonus!
5/5
Debbie Shaw
November 27th 2021
It was wonderful and perfect timing for me as I was able to use the information shared to improve my photo shoot that same afternoon.
5/5
Debbie Shaw
October 24th 2021
Only 3 of us so very personal instruction. Helen taught to the level of the students and was super knowledgeable
5/5
Kevin Moorw
October 24th 2021
5/5
Saul J Furstein
October 24th 2021
It was great!!! I throughly enjoyed it and Niya was amazing
5/5
Anissa Clark
August 17th 2021
Niya picked a great location, Cabbagetown, for the Street Photography session. Her information about composition and lighting was very useful.
5/5
Saul Furstein
August 16th 2021
Niya is a great instructor, and I enjoyed being in the company of other photographers. Definitely would do it again.
5/5
Marie Matthews
August 16th 2021
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.