HARRISBURG
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

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       4 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

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
    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.

    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
    2024-06-05
    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

    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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