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Upcoming Events

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Sunday 30 June
Bristol City Centre. - 9am - 2 Hours
Charlotte Sams
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

Come and join us and learn Abstract Photography!
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 07 July
College Green Bristol - 9am - 3 Hours
Charlotte Sams
This session is for beginners to learn to get a handle on manual settings. We will learn the basic elements of exposure; aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and then bring them all together with practice. We will then begin to look at composition at the end.
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£67       5 places left
Nature Photography Hike

Nature Photography Hike

Sunday 21 July
Glenavon Park - 9am - 2 Hours
Charlotte Sams
This session will be a relaxed walk around a Nature site focusing on how we can capture the nature we find in several different ways, exploring angles and techniques to create better nature photography images.
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£27      

Nearby Photography Groups

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Saturday 15 June
North Street, Taunton Town Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Zoe Barton
Adobe Lightroom is a post production software used to enhance your photography.

Whether you're interested in learning more about what Lightroom could offer you, or you already have the software and want some advice on how to understand it better, this class is for you!

The aim of this class is to understand the basics of Lightroom to enhance your photographs.
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£26      
Family Photography

Family Photography

Saturday 15 June
Waterloo Rd, Newport - 12pm - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
A chance to practice taking pictures of families before you go to your own family. We will have a family model for us and you will be given a chance to learn about composition, posing, making the most of the light and what is around us along with the best settings to create a a nice portrait of your family.
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£24      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Sunday 23 June
Pierhead Street - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
Discover the secrets to crafting captivating photographs with a beautifully blurred background in our upcoming workshop on mastering shallow depth of field. Under the tutelage of our seasoned instructor, delve into the fundamental principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance, to enhance your visual storytelling.

Throughout the session, we will focus on leveraging shallow depth of field techniques to evoke emotion, eliminate distractions, and achieve a mesmerizing bokeh effect that makes your subjects stand out with exceptional clarity. This workshop is perfect for photographers looking to elevate their compositional skills and add a professional touch to their images. Join us for an enriching experience that will leave you with both knowledge and inspiration to transform the way you capture the world.
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£24      

Shooting in Manual Mode Meetup

Shooting in Manual Mode Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Vivary Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Zoe Barton
Unlock the full potential of your camera by transitioning from Auto to Manual mode in our easy-to-understand workshop. Gain robust confidence as you navigate your camera settings and delve deep into key functions that will vastly improve your photography skills. Get a grasp of the exposure triangle - Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO - and discover how critical these elements are when shooting in Manual Mode. Conquer the art of creating the perfect shot!
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£26      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 06 July
Ipswich Road, Cardiff - 11am - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
A relaxing walk with our cameras through nature, looking at a variety of different styles of photography such as nature, macro, portrait & landscape.

We will discuss & practice different compositions, how to get the most out of the light & what some of the best settings may be for dome of these areas.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 07 July
Pierhead Street - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
Start to become more comfortable with your camera and start to take unique and interesting images.

I strongly suggest that you take a look at a few YouTube videos about the exposure triangle - I don't expect you to know it, but it would help if you bring some questions with you to the group :)
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£67       5 places left

Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 21 July
Central Cardiff - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
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.
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£26      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 27 July
Tintern - 10am - 3 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.

The ticket price does not include the 8.70 entry fee to the venue.
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£67      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 03 August
Vivary Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Zoe Barton
Join us for an immersive workshop that delves into the technique of crafting captivating images with a shallow depth of field. Our proficient tutor will navigate you through the complex elements of photography including aperture, focal length, and distance. Immerse in enlightening discussions about using a shallow depth of field to intentionally induce emotions, eliminating distracting backgrounds, and implementing the bokeh effect to make your subjects strikingly stand out. This workshop is an opportunity to explore photography from a fresh perspective while fine-tuning your skills.
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£26      

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Sunday 04 August
Pierhead Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction. utilising the dynamic and interesting shapes in the Welsh Senedd and surrounding area.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture.
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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 17 August
Kingsway Centre - 2pm - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
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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£26      
Critique, Feedback & Processing Meetup

Critique, Feedback & Processing Meetup

Saturday 31 August
Kingsway Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
Join us for an engaging and constructive photography event designed to elevate your skills and creativity! Whether you're a novice or an experienced photographer, this meetup offers a dynamic platform to receive insightful critiques, valuable feedback, and explore various post-processing techniques.

Bring along your favorite shots or ongoing projects for a friendly and collaborative critique session. Receive constructive feedback from fellow our instructor, gaining fresh perspectives and ideas to refine your craft.

Note: After signing up, you may send a copy of your photo beforehand via Contact Us page. Or you can come along with your tablet or laptop on the day of the event.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Portrait Art for Beginners

Portrait Art for Beginners

Saturday 22 June
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Dive into the enchanting world of portrait art with our fun-filled Portrait Art for Beginners class! In just two hours, discover the magic of watercolour painting and unlock your inner artist. Learn to capture facial features and skin tones with ease, whether you're a seasoned painter or a complete novice. Grab your art supplies and join us for an unforgettable journey of creativity and learning!

I'll run through some tips that will make it simple to paint a watercolour portrait, then will list out all the materials you'll need to get started. I'll also talk you through everything from choosing a reference photo to layer paints to get a realistic skin tone, to painting the details of someone's face.
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£24      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Sunday 23 June
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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£24      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 06 July
Cathays Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolours with our Beginner's Watercolour Class! Unleash your creativity as we explore the magical art of watercolour painting together. Bring along your own watercolour materials and let's make a splash on paper!

Excited to get started? Full details of this colorful adventure will be shared upon booking confirmation. Don't miss out on this artistic journey!
book now
£26      

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Sunday 07 July
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
Embark on a colorful journey into the world of acrylic painting with our "Introduction to Acrylic Painting" class, specifically tailored for beginners. Led by an experienced instructor, this course covers the basics of acrylic painting, focusing on color mixing, brush techniques, and creating captivating textures. Perfect for those with little to no painting experience, you'll explore the exciting realm of acrylics and unleash your creative potential.

Discover the magic of color theory as you learn to create your own palette, ranging from bold and vibrant hues to subtle and soothing tones. Dive into hands-on exercises that will build your confidence in using various brush techniques, whether you're aiming for bold strokes or intricate details.
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£26      
Illustration Basics

Illustration Basics

Saturday 13 July
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Embark on a whimsical journey into the world of creativity with our "Illustration Basics" art class! Unleash your inner artist as we explore the foundations of illustration, from sketch to masterpiece. No experience required - just bring your passion for pen and paper and basic art materials! Dive into a world of vibrant colors, imaginative characters, and endless possibilities. Join us for an art-filled adventure and let your illustrations tell a story of their own. Reserve your spot and turn your doodles into dazzling works of art!
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£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Sunday 14 July
Bute Park - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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£26      

Landscape Painting Watercolour Class

Landscape Painting Watercolour Class

Saturday 20 July
Bute Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Step into the enchanting world of landscape painting with our Landscape Painting Watercolour Class! Whether you dream of capturing nature's beauty in hyper-realistic detail or prefer to let your creativity flow with abstract interpretations, this class is for you.

No need to be an expert; all skill levels are welcome! Bring along your own watercolour materials and let's embark on a scenic painting journey together.

Discover the joy of expressing yourself through landscapes and create your own masterpiece! Full details of this scenic adventure will be shared upon booking confirmation. Join us for an instructive and delightful landscape painting experience!
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£26      
Portrait Drawing Basics

Portrait Drawing Basics

Saturday 27 July
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Unleash Your Inner Artist in Our Portrait Drawing Basics Class!

Calling all budding artists! Dive into the world of portrait drawing with us in a fun and interactive session. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to brush up on your skills, this class is perfect for you.

Discover essential techniques for capturing the essence of a face on paper. From mastering proportions to shading techniques, you'll learn everything you need to know to create stunning portraits.

Grab your basic art materials and get ready to embark on a creative journey. Let's bring those faces to life with a splash of imagination and a touch of expertise. Don't miss out - reserve your spot now and let your artistic talents shine!
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£26      
Realism in Watercolours

Realism in Watercolours

Saturday 03 August
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolours in our Realism in Watercolours art class! Unleash your creativity and learn the secrets to infusing depth and intricate details into your artwork. Whether you're a budding artist or have some experience, this 2-hour session is designed for everyone. Discover the magic of watercolours and how to harness their versatility to elevate your art, regardless of your chosen subject. Join us for an inspiring journey where your imagination knows no bounds!
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£26      

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Sunday 04 August
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
Embark on a colorful journey into the world of acrylic painting with our "Introduction to Acrylic Painting" class, specifically tailored for beginners. Led by an experienced instructor, this course covers the basics of acrylic painting, focusing on color mixing, brush techniques, and creating captivating textures. Perfect for those with little to no painting experience, you'll explore the exciting realm of acrylics and unleash your creative potential.

Discover the magic of color theory as you learn to create your own palette, ranging from bold and vibrant hues to subtle and soothing tones. Dive into hands-on exercises that will build your confidence in using various brush techniques, whether you're aiming for bold strokes or intricate details.
book now
£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 10 August
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Unlock Your Creativity in Our Beginner's Drawing Adventure!

Are you ready to embark on a journey into the captivating world of drawing? Join us for an exhilarating class designed especially for beginners like you!

Under the expert guidance of our seasoned instructors, you'll dive into the essentials of drawing. From mastering perspective and proportion to mastering the art of shading and composition, you'll gain the skills to create stunning and expressive artwork.

But that's not all - we'll also explore the exciting realm of mark making techniques, transforming blank pages into canvases bursting with imagination and creativity.

Don't forget to pack your creative essentials! Bring along your basic art materials to unleash your inner artist in our class. Exciting details of the event will be revealed once your booking is confirmed. Get ready for a colorful adventure!
book now
£26      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 17 August
Cathays Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolours with our Beginner's Watercolour Class! Unleash your creativity as we explore the magical art of watercolour painting together. Bring along your own watercolour materials and let's make a splash on paper!

Excited to get started? Full details of this colorful adventure will be shared upon booking confirmation. Don't miss out on this artistic journey!
book now
£26      

ABOUT BRISTOL
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 in Bristol .

  • 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 Bristol Photography Club on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    A very good course with a lovely patient teacher.
    5/5
    Elisabeth
    2024-02-27
    I have learned things i didnt know about so that was really usefull. Atmosphere was relaxed and very friendly :)
    5/5
    Monika
    2024-02-13
    Really good Charlotte was kind, enthusiastic and informative. Class was well planned out and creative.
    5/5
    Carys
    2024-02-13

    Excellent event as always
    5/5
    Stephen
    2024-01-17
    I thought it was very useful. The pace was just right and I left feeling more comfortable with using the manual settings on my camera. Charlotte is also a great teacher, she offered a lot of insights and had guidance going forward.
    5/5
    Anthonia
    2023-12-12
    The teacher is very good.
    5/5
    Ng
    2023-12-12

    Well run event despite horrendous weather _ learnt quite a lot from course
    5/5
    Rebecca
    2023-07-19
    Excellent event as always, this was my fifth event with you and always find them informatice and fun.
    5/5
    Steve
    2023-06-25
    Absolutely excellent event as always, this was my fourth event with Charlotte and they have all been brilliant. I can't wait to attend the next one that I have booked.
    5/5
    Steve
    2023-05-24

    Really enjoyable. The best workshop so far. Really enjoyed getting photography tips from Charlotte, the trainer. Choice of site was spot on
    5/5
    David
    2023-05-23
    Charlotte was an excellent tutor- relaxed, knowledgeable and friendly.
    5/5
    Harriet
    2023-05-23
    It was great to have new ideas to try abstract photography as before the lesson I had no idea where to start!
    5/5
    Amy
    2023-05-23

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Charlotte Sams
    Charlotte is a professional photographer based in Bristol, and covering the Southwest UK. With 10 years photography experience across several disciplines, from documentary to portraiture she now works with a wide variety of clients. She has several awards over the years from nature photography competitions, and particularly enjoys using her creative eye to capture beautiful moments in the natural world. Through teaching photography, she loves inspiring others to find their own style and create beautiful images.

    Charlotte Sams is available for private bookings

    Available some weekends and weekday afternoons (plenty of notice should allow more fleixbility).
    I shoot weddings, portriature & would be happy to private 1:1 tutor too.

    PHOTOS
    Bristol Photography Club
    2024-05-18
    Title or Location: Burnham-on-sea beach uk
    Since I have no experience in photographing auroras, I couldn't see the aurora when I took this photo. I only looked at the camera and the aurora was not obvious. I had to go home and process the photos to see the effect. It felt like I was back in the days of film cameras. I had to develop it after taking the photo. Only then will we know whether it is successful!
    Credit: Wongyimming
    Facebook: Wgymmg
    Instagram: /

    Bristol Photography Club
    2024-04-12
    Title or Location: The Rackhay, Student Accommodation on Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol
    I've only recently moved to Bristol, after 30 years in Oxford, and am deeply inspired by both its beauty and its history. It has been a trading port for a thousand years, and is st its heart a sailor's city: an anchor tattoo of a town. It also has, to me, a unique light and when the sun does deign to appear, the sky is Bristol Blue, which is what I've called this photograph. To many, the seagulls here are thuggish vermin - which they definitely can be! - but for me they also represent th
    Credit: Matt Sage
    Facebook: Matt Sage
    Instagram: Mattsagemusic
    Bristol Photography Club
    2024-03-29
    Title or Location: St Mary's Church Fishponds Bristol

    Credit: Kelly Hobbs

    Bristol Photography Club
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Bristol at home in the Dinning
    so i bought the Pluto trigger and dropper system a few years ago and used it pretty regular over COVID but haven't used it for a while so as it was a rainy Sunday afternoon i thought i would get it set up ,how hard would it be ,well pretty hard getting the setting nailed took nearly all afternoon .So for a change i used cola in the dropper and after a lot of missed hits i got this image . The gear i use was my Nikon Z6 with a Viltrox 24mm and 2x Neewer Z1 n round flashes bounced of some white ca
    Credit: Nick Hale
    Facebook: nick hale
    Instagram: nicholashalephotography

    Bristol Photography Club
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Ebley Mill, Stroud.
    Ebley Mill, once an old cloth Mill. Such a grey day without good light so thought a long exposure might make it a little more interesting. 3 minutes total exposure (10 stop ND) with the camera an inch from the water.
    Credit: Adrian Edmundson
    Bristol Photography Club
    2024-02-04
    Title or Location: Bridge inn, Passage Street ,Bristol.
    Just loved the look of this pub and was lucky there was a puddle of water outside.
    Credit: Adrian Edmundson

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    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
    2024-06-13
    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
    2024-06-11
    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
    2024-06-11
    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
    2024-06-11
    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
    2024-06-10
    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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