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Upcoming Events

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 18 May
Downtown Harrisburg - 12pm - 2 Hours
Tim Chilcote
Discover the vibrant world that thrives in the bustling streets, where everyday moments blend seamlessly with the timeless charm of historic buildings, colorful street vendors, lively buskers, and captivating art installations. Dive deep into the essence of street photography with a workshop designed to enhance your power of observation. Master the art of uncovering the extraordinary in the mundane and learn easy, effective methods that will refine your photographer's eye, bringing the world around you into focus, rich with detail waiting to be captured.

This workshop goes beyond the basics, offering valuable insights into how to engage with intriguing subjects and capture their essence through your lens, making each encounter a willing and memorable pose. Explore the technical side of street photography as well, as we delve into optimal settings, focusing techniques, and lens choices tailored to seize those fleeting, chance moments that make street photography uniquely captivating. Join us for an enriching experience that will not only develop your skills but also deepen your appreciation for the art of street photography.
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$43      
Street Photography at Night Meetup

Street Photography at Night Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Downtown Harrisburg - 8pm - 2 Hours
Tim Chilcote
Capture the Magic: Night Photography Exploration
Unleash the creative potential of your camera after dark!

This course dives into the captivating world of night photography, where cityscapes transform into vibrant tapestries of light. We'll explore techniques for capturing stunning long exposures, transforming fleeting moments into captivating scenes.

What You'll Learn:
Mastering Camera Long Exposures : We'll conquer the technical aspects of long exposures, allowing you to capture the dynamic flow of light trails from moving vehicles and the ethereal glow of cityscapes bathed in moonlight.

Composition for Night Photography: Discover how to utilize leading lines, negative space, and light sources to create captivating nighttime compositions.

Gear Essentials: We'll discuss the essential camera equipment and settings needed for successful night photography, including tripods, shutter releases, and manipulating aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

Night Cityscapes: Learn to transform ordinary cityscapes into extraordinary scenes. Discover how to utilize artificial light sources like street lamps, office buildings, and car lights to create dramatic compositions.

Exploring Downtown After Dark: This course isn't just about technical skills. We'll embark on guided evening walks through the heart of the city, putting your newfound knowledge into practice. Discover hidden gems and capture the unique energy of the nighttime urban environment.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:
Confidently use your camera gear and settings for long exposure techniques to create captivating night photos. Become skilled in using handheld shots and tripod stabilization for capturing images.

Navigate the city after dark, finding inspiration and capturing its unique atmosphere.

This course is perfect for:
Photography enthusiasts who want to expand their skillset beyond daytime shooting.
Hobbyists looking to add a touch of magic to their urban photography.
Anyone curious about exploring the creative possibilities of nighttime environments.

Get ready to unlock the secrets of night photography and transform your cityscapes into breathtaking works of art!
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$43      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Sunday 30 June
Fort Hunter Park - 6pm - 3 Hours
Robert Bonsall
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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$84       5 places left

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 14 July
Fort Hunter Park - 6pm - 2 Hours
Robert Bonsall
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.


Put simply, composition is how the elements of a photo are arranged. A composition can me made up of many different elements, or only a few. It's how the artist puts those things within a frame that help a photograph become more or less interesting to the viewer.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
North Market Street, Lancaster - 10am - 3 Hours
Lancaster Photography Group
Timothy Card
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.
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$84      

Other Nearby Groups

Paint and Sip - Still Life Painting

Paint and Sip - Still Life Painting

Saturday 27 April
Rockford Rd - 12pm - 2 Hours
Lancaster Art Group
Moselyn Sandy
Escape the ordinary and embark on a journey of creativity and relaxation with our "Paint and Sip" class.

Paint different objects, all while indulging in your favorite beverages.

Whether you're seeking a memorable outing with friends and family or a serene solo experience, this session is tailored for adults aged 18 and above.
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$43      
Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 04 May
Rockford Rd - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Lancaster Art Group
Moselyn Sandy
Join us for a delightful afternoon of drawing plants and flowers! Unleash your creativity as we explore the intricate beauty of nature through art. All skill levels are welcome.

Don't miss this chance to connect with nature and express yourself artistically
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$43      
Paint Pouring on Canvas

Paint Pouring on Canvas

Saturday 25 May
Rockford Rd - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Lancaster Art Group
Moselyn Sandy
In this class session, participants will be creating a pour painting art. Each participant will be able to use any color of paint of their choose to create how they would want their canvas art to look alike.


Note: Please bring a canvas. All other materials are supplied.
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$43      

Drawing City Scapes

Drawing City Scapes

Saturday 15 June
N Prince St - 11am - 3 Hours
Lancaster Art Group
Moselyn Sandy
Discover the urban charm through sketching cityscapes!

Dive into the dynamic energy of city life as we capture iconic landmarks and bustling streetscapes. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, come join us for a creative journey through the heart of the city.

Let's bring the city to life on paper together!
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$43      
Urban Sketch

Urban Sketch

Saturday 06 July
N Prince St - 10am - 2 Hours
Lancaster Art Group
Moselyn Sandy
Embrace the vibrant spirit of urban sketching!

Join us for a dynamic session where we'll explore the cityscape through quick sketches and lively strokes. No experience necessary—just bring your enthusiasm and artistic flair.

Let's capture the essence of the city one sketch at a time!
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$47      
Paint Pouring on Canvas

Paint Pouring on Canvas

Saturday 03 August
Rockford Rd - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Lancaster Art Group
Moselyn Sandy
In this class session, participants will be creating a pour painting art. Each participant will be able to use any color of paint of their choose to create how they would want their canvas art to look alike.


Note: Please bring a canvas. All other materials are supplied.
book now
$47      

Paint and Sip - Still Life Painting

Paint and Sip - Still Life Painting

Saturday 14 September
Rockford Rd - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Lancaster Art Group
Moselyn Sandy
Escape the ordinary and embark on a journey of creativity and relaxation with our "Paint and Sip" class.

Paint different objects, all while indulging in your favorite beverages.

Whether you're seeking a memorable outing with friends and family or a serene solo experience, this session is tailored for adults aged 18 and above.
book now
$47      
Drawing Characters

Drawing Characters

Saturday 19 October
Lancaster Downtown - 12pm - 3 Hours
Lancaster Art Group
Moselyn Sandy
Join us for a thrilling journey into the realm of imagination and artistic expression at our Drawing Characters event. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting your creative journey, this event is perfect for anyone passionate about bringing unique and captivating characters to life.
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$47      
ABOUT HARRISBURG
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 Harrisburg .

  • 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 Harrisburg Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Tim did an excellent job with the class! I left knowing more about both composition and how to use my camera!
    5/5
    Marissa
    2024-02-12
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Robert Bonsall
    At 14, Robert took a school trip to Germany where he photographed his adventures and thus began his love of photography. Later inhis teens, his father gave him his Voigtlander 35mm camera and here is wherehe explored how lighting and composition affected the look and feel of his photography. For the majority of his professional career, he was involved in the photography world from selling camera equipment, teaching photography classes, developing his work, and yes capturing memories for families, wedding couples, and children with his unique perspective on using light and composition to capture a moment that you can feel when you look at it. No two artistic expressions he produces are ever the same. He needs to allow the people he photographs to interact with life activities to tell a story and represent the individual's true essence. When a moment in front of him appears to be particularly special, whether it be by beauty or experience he captures it.

    Robert Bonsall is available for private bookings

    Available most Tuesdays and Sundays from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.

    Tim Chilcote
    I'm a wedding and family photographer in the Harrisburg area, armed with over 12 years of experience and a camera-wielding wife by my side (yes, we're a photo power couple). Together, we weave magic with light and laughter, capturing those raw, unscripted moments.

    Think of me as your Photo Sherpa, guiding you through a photo adventure exploring both the technical and the people side of capturing great photos.

    Tim Chilcote is available for private bookings

    Curious about the magic behind the lens? I'm open for a limited number of private photo bookings for those who want to peek behind the curtain and learn from a veteran of 12 years. Or perhaps you need me to capture your next event. DM me for details and let's chat!

    PHOTOS
    Harrisburg Photography Group
    2024-03-10
    Title or Location: Harrisburg PA
    Pennsylvania State Capital building, Harrisburg PA at 4AM
    Credit: Jeff Lesher

    Harrisburg Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Waterfront Camden New Jersey
    Waterfront in Camden New Jersey
    Credit: Patrick M Matthews - AKA - OOP-17
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/househearken/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/obscureobservations/?hl=en
    Harrisburg Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Longwood Gardens
    I was visiting Longwood Gardens
    Credit: Patrick Matthews -AKA -OOP-17
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/househearken/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/obscureobservations/?hl=en

    Harrisburg Photography Group
    2024-02-17
    Title or Location: STARling chow line WARS
    With the heavy snow, the feeding frenzy eventually had to begin. Backyard in YorkCo. 115mm, f/7.1, 1/200s, 320 ISO.
    Credit: Eric Weiss

    Harrisburg Photography Group
    2024-02-08
    Title or Location: Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park, FL
    Tricolor heron. Taken with a Nikon D500 and Tamron 150-600 G1 lens.The garden is a free to the public space. I happened to locate the heron while on one of the shaded trails. The place attracts some interesting wildlife. I found a pair of barred owls later on.
    Credit: Andrew Lesny
    Instagram: @eratosthenes7479
    Harrisburg Photography Group
    2024-01-24
    Title or Location: Codorus State Park
    114mm, f/6.3, 1/1250s, 640 ISO.
    Credit: Eric Weiss

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Edmonds, WA
    Dearing the eclipse of 2017 my family and I sat in our backyard here in WA to watch the 93 totality with our eclipse glasses. With my homemade solar filter attached to my camera, I took a series of photos of the sun during the eclipse. After processing my sun photos, I was disappointed to see that the moon only showed up as a black hole and not its proper form. I am an avid shooter of Astro photography and have several photos of the moon taken from my backyard and multiple other locations. I
    Credit: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Memphis Photography Club
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Cades Cove,TN
    I took this image on Nov. 2, 2021 at 7 am on Nov. 2, 2001 at 7 am. As I was driving around the Cove I came upon this Buck as I came up over a rise. I had a feeling that he was about to cross the road. My hunch was right. He crossed one fence and eventually crossed the other one. I was ready for his movement. I took a series over shots. It was very exciting.Canon EF 100-400 f4.5 - 5.6L ISO 4,000 f8 1/200s
    Credit: Pat Riley
    Facebook: Pat Riley
    Tulsa Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Woodward Park, Tulsa, OK
    Canon EOS 800DEF 75-300 f/4-5.675mm1/640F4.5ISO 200I was out practicing my technique. Had spent a little while chasing squirrels around the park. This took me to an area of the park I had not been in. The way these two tulips were complete opposites and yet seem to lean on each other drew my attention to them.
    Credit: Chuck Gilbert

    Austin Photography Society
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, Terlingua, Texas
    Bucket List - Check!!!I finally made it to the Big Bend area. Here's a shot I got at the Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, just before sunrise. Canon EOS R, EF 16-35L F2.8, 30 Sec, f2.8, ISO 3200. Used x2 small video lights on lowest power, to light up the foreground. Taken 3/13/2024. Terlingua, Texas.
    Credit: Kirk Brandau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kbrandau/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kbrandau1/
    Albury Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Cootamundra NSW Australia
    Captured this Megachile Bee enjoying the sunshine after a two day downpour. Sony A7IV Camera - Sony 90mm Macro Lens - Sony 46 Flash -Radiant Diffuser
    Credit: Stephen Hunt
    Liverpool Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    I took this photograph just after the sun had set.I used the long exposure setting on my phone to create the wispy water affect.Then I made basic slight adjustments/edits using the lightroom app.
    Credit: Kim Phillips
    Facebook: Intuition photography
    Instagram: Kimberleyphillips77

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