HARRISBURG
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Upcoming Events

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      

Other Nearby Groups

Drawing City Scapes

Drawing City Scapes

Saturday 15 June
Rockford Rd - 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!

Address:

1050 Rockford Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602
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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.
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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 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.

    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

    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: RIAT RAF Fairford, Glos
    The RAF Parachute Display Team (The Falcons) are based in Brize Norton.This shot is from the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2009.I managed to catch them coming back over their smoke trails which gave this shot impact and added interest.
    Credit: Steve K
    Facebook: Steve Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558
    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Date Creek Ranch, AZ
    Lone Joshua tree in the Arizona desert. Captured in Date Creek Ranch just off the Joshua Tree Parkway, north of Wickenburg. It's this city's glow causing the light pollution on the horizon.Wickenburg was once called the "Dude Ranch Capital of the World". It still has several ranches and a decidedly western vibe. It's a great place to check out if you wanna get some old west dust in your lungs. Stack of 4, 15" photos. Sony A7RIV, 14mm F1.8, ISO3200.
    Credit: Ed Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_Photography
    Worcester Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Barre ,Ma.
    Giving my Bullmastiff puppy some time outside to play. Nikon D850 135 sigma art lens, ISO 400, f2, 1/800
    Credit: Tara Chumsae
    Facebook: Tara Chumsae
    Instagram: Tara Chumsae

    St Albans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Night-time at Portland Bill lighthouse
    The weather forecast for the night Friday the 3rd May looked very good and because the last time I went to Portland Bill I didn't manage to get home with anything good, I thought of giving it another go. Even though it was a 4 hour drive from my house, I'm over the moon I went there because I haven't seen the sky so nice and clean in a very, very long time, it was just perfect.I took quite a few photos and this one is the first that I want to show you because I love it to bits.As always, I
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography

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