HARRISBURG
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 14 July
N Fort Street - 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      
Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Sunday 04 August
Downtown Harrisburg - 7pm - 2 Hours
Robert Bonsall
Learn the basics of long exposure to capture light trails along with tripod photography.

Long exposure refers to a technique where you keep the shutter open for an unusually long period of time. This results to interesting effects in your photographs.
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$47      
Understanding Metering

Understanding Metering

Sunday 25 August
N 6th St, Harrisburg - 6pm - 2 Hours
Robert Bonsall
Metering is an incredibly important aspect of photography to grasp. You might have heard about the exposure triangle but I believe we should be talking about an exposure square with metering being the forth side as it is equally as important to getting the correct exposure as your aperture, ISO and shutter speed.
We will explore how and when to use each of the metering options and how to use it to get some creative lighting in your shots.
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$47      

Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Sunday 08 September
N Fort Street - 5pm - 2 Hours
Robert Bonsall
We will be using various techniques to maximise the behaviour of the light. Backlighting is one of my favourites and can be used for portraiture or nature. Bokeh is Japanese for blur but is a term used for soft out of focus balls of light which can look very pleasing. Burst in this case is star burst which can be achieved when you have strong areas of light and a correct choice of aperture. Use all three to create some amazing compositions.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 29 September
Wildwood Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Robert Bonsall
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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$92      
I Shoot it, You Shoot it

I Shoot it, You Shoot it

Sunday 20 October
N 6th St, Harrisburg - 3pm - 2 Hours
Robert Bonsall
This session, will have a wide variation of subjects and creative lighting. The idea is that you can see how I shoot a scene, and then you place your camera in position and shoot the same way. This is a very effective way to study and learn new techniques.
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$47      

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Sunday 10 November
Downtown Harrisburg - 10am - 2 Hours
Robert Bonsall
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.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Urban Sketch

Urban Sketch

Saturday 27 July
Rockford Rd - 11:30am - 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.
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$47      
Paint and Sip - Still Life Painting

Paint and Sip - Still Life Painting

Saturday 14 September
Rockford Rd - 11:30am - 3 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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$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
    The host is personable, knowledgeable, patient, and a good communicator. I look forward to future seminar/classes with Robert.
    5/5
    Carlos
    2024-07-05
    As an instructor, Tim is hands-on, patient, and very knowledgeable. He helped me understand how to get better pictures from my camera. The Nighttime Photography experience is HIGHLY recommended. I will definitely go to any other meetup that features Tim as the host.
    5/5
    Carlos Bigles
    2024-06-03
    The workshop was very enjoyable with several quality photo opportunities. The instructor provided valuable instruction in an understandable manner.
    4/5
    Michael
    2024-05-19

    The event was well organized and very informative, Tim Chilcote was great leading us to interesting areas to find very photogenic views . Despite the bad weather great shots were easily found.
    5/5
    Paul
    2024-05-19
    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.

    PHOTOS
    Harrisburg Photography Group
    2024-06-05
    Title or Location: Residence near to Michaux State Forest
    I have been blessed by the number of Eastern Bluebirds visiting my home. At this time of the year, their juveniles normally follow close behind as the adults will feed them until they are able to do so on their own.
    Credit: Daniel Davis
    Facebook: Drascombe

    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

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography
    Fort Collins Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
    The day before taking the shot, I drove up to RMNP to scout a possible Milky Way shot with Nymph Lake in the foreground. The scouting was successful as it did look like I'd be able to have both the lake and the Milky Way in the shot, so I made a plan to head up there again the next day (July 3rd) and capture what I planned. Prior to heading back up to RMNP, while looking at the map of the area, I noticed another possible location where Fall River would be in the foreground and in my mind, having
    Credit: Danny Matriccino
    Facebook: dannymat03
    Instagram: dannymat_photography

    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location:
    A friend of mine discovered this bald eagle nest just north of Lititz. I've been keeping an eye on it for a decent shot. This adult has been keeping guard of its juveniles for some time now. I finally saw the adult sitting just to the right of the nest. I am a very new and amateur photographer and still very much learning. I travel quite a bit and enjoy shooting the places I visit but also love wildlife photography. I really didn't process much other than bring up some of the exposure to g
    Credit: Eric Anderson
    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Summit Lake, Mount Blue Sky
    This photo was taken mid morning at Summit Lake on Mount Blue Sky. It was a calm but cloudy day with a few patches of blue sky reflecting in a pool of water. No edits other than exposure and cropping.
    Credit: Sarah Christian
    Facebook: sarahchristianart
    Instagram: sarahchristianart
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-07-09
    Title or Location: Bempton Cliffs. Unsociable puffin
    Me and my partner spent the day at Bempton cliffs and this was the only lone puffin that had it back to the sea, He/she was clearly not wanting to socialise with other birds. Possibly in a bad mood. This is why this particular puffing grabbed my attention.
    Credit: Daniel Twiss
    Instagram: daniel_twiss_

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Gordon Creek, Oregon
    Hiked to the upper level of Gorton Creek Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Quite the scramble up over boulders to reach the falls. Canon 5Diii, ISO 100, TV 4 minutes, AV f/10Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0L IS USMFilter BW ND 3.0 ?black glass?
    Credit: Robert Holcomb
    Instagram: Robert Holcomb
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