DAYTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 03 August
Springboro Pike - 10am - 2 Hours
Jamaal Graham
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 17 August
Springboro Pike - 10am - 3 Hours
Jamaal Graham
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       5 places left

Nearby Photography Groups

Angles and Views Photography Meetup

Angles and Views Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 July
Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45219 - 12pm - 2 Hours
Cincinnati Photography Group
Richard O'Brien
Join us for an engaging photographic journey as we delve into the art of capturing breathtaking shots by mastering various poses and camera settings.

During this meetup we will explore the many ways to take a photo crouching, turning the camera both horizontally and vertically, and adjusting the camera settings to obtain jaw-dropping angle and view shots.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 10 August
LaFayette Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220 - 11am - 3 Hours
Cincinnati Photography Group
Richard O'Brien
Are you a "newbie" to photography? Did you recently become interested in photography? Let me bring you out of "Auto" mode and into the RAW setting/Manual mode to obtain jaw-dropping photos with a fantastic composition. The theme is "Beginners Photography" Class. A photography "challenge" will be presented and the photography triangle will be discussed. Questions and discussion are always welcome.
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$92      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 24 August
East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati - 12pm - 2 Hours
Cincinnati Photography Group
Richard O'Brien
Are you new to portrait photography? Would you like to learn how to take photos of others resulting in a stunning composition? Let me show you how to set up your camera using the photography triangle as I explain how this tool can be very valuable so you can photograph others resulting in a wow factor reaction. It is important to know during this Portrait Photograph Meetup you will be posing and taking photos of each other. Not only will you be having fun and practicing taking portraits, the skills and methods learned during this meetup will make it all that much fun. An off-camera flash (and a diffuser if you have one) is recommended; the necessity for this will be discussed during the meetup. Think of the fun you will have when you learn the fundamentals of taking photos of friends and family. A photography challenge will be presented and as stated above, the Photography Triangle will be discussed and implemented. Questions and discussion are always welcome.
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 14 September
Observatory Avenue Cincinnati, OH - 11am - 3 Hours
Cincinnati Photography Group
Richard O'Brien
Did you recently get a new camera? Would you like to learn the settings? Let me take you out of "Auto" mode and into Manual Mode/Raw setting on your camera. You'll obtain jaw-dropping photos that produce a "wow" factor. The Photography Triangle will be discussed and a photography theme will be presented. Ault Park in Cincinnati has a two-story pavilion, an overlook and a front yard that has lots of rows of flowers. Free parking is in a “circle” type format on each side of the pavilion. We will meet at the bottom of the pavilion stairs. Discussion and questions are always welcome. Thank you for signing up.
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$92      
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 28 September
Eden Park Drive - 9am - 2 Hours
Cincinnati Photography Group
Richard O'Brien
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.

Eden Park features 2 small ponds with ducks, squirrels that roam around, a cement foot bridge, a creek that connects both ponds, and a spectacular view of the Ohio River. Parking is free and is available alongside the road that runs through the park. The early start is to ensure parking for everyone as the park is busy in the early hours of the day. We will meet on the cement foot bridge.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Figure Drawing from Imagination

Figure Drawing from Imagination

Saturday 27 July
Amberley - 9am - 2 Hours
Cincinnati Art Group
Cynthia Bailey
Embark on a captivating journey where creativity knows no bounds. Join us for an exhilarating art class where you'll learn to bring your imagination to life through the graceful curves and captivating poses of the human form.

Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting your artistic voyage, this class is designed to ignite your imagination and hone your drawing skills. Our expert instructor will guide you through techniques and exercises to help you confidently sketch figures straight from your mind's eye.

Grab your pencils and let your creativity soar as you delve into the enchanting world of figure drawing. Remember to bring along your favorite basic materials, and get ready to unleash your inner artist in ways you never thought possible!

Book your spot now and get ready to breathe life into your artistic visions!
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 27 July
Yellow Springs - 12pm - 2 Hours
Dayton Art Group
Nicholas O'Neal Blume
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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$47      
Portrait Drawing Basics: Capture the Essence of a Face

Portrait Drawing Basics: Capture the Essence of a Face

Saturday 10 August
Downtown - 12pm - 2 Hours
Dayton Art Group
Nicholas O'Neal Blume
Unleash your inner artist and dive into the captivating world of portrait drawing! Whether you're a beginner or looking to enhance your skills, this class is perfect for you. Discover the secrets of capturing the human face with precision and creativity. Our experienced instructor will guide you through essential techniques such as proportion, shading, and facial anatomy, all in a fun and supportive environment.

Get ready to create stunning portraits that truly capture the essence of your subject. Bring your enthusiasm and creativity - we'll provide the inspiration!
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$47      

Expressive Figure Drawing: Bring Your Art to Life!

Expressive Figure Drawing: Bring Your Art to Life!

Saturday 24 August
Oregon - 12pm - 2 Hours
Dayton Art Group
Nicholas O'Neal Blume
Join us for an exciting journey into the dynamic world of figure drawing! Whether you're a novice or a seasoned artist, this class will help you capture the energy and movement of the human form. Our talented instructor will guide you through expressive techniques that bring life and emotion to your drawings, making every line and gesture count.

In a fun and supportive atmosphere, you'll learn how to convey action, mood, and personality in your figure drawings. Get ready to unleash your creativity and produce stunning, expressive artwork!
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 07 September
Tyburnia - 10am - 2 Hours
Cincinnati Art Group
Cynthia Bailey
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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$47      
ABOUT DAYTON
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 Dayton .

  • 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.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Jalen was great- it happened to be a small class so we got lots of one on one attention. He really did a great job in helping and explaining each area, and asked if any questions along the way.
    5/5
    Amy
    2024-03-04
    RJ was very knowledgeable and went through the course material as expected, but also spent time to answer participant questions. Well worth the investment/class cost.
    5/5
    John
    2023-09-20
    Had a great time photographing the instructor and his wife and baby. I think we got a couple good pics out of it. Thanks!
    5/5
    Gage
    2023-09-14

    It was SO helpful. I'm technically challenged! I learned a lot about my camera. I'll be practicing what I learned. THANKS for offering this class!!!
    5/5
    Jo Nell Martin
    2023-09-12
    I enjoyed learning many new techniques to improve the overall quality of my photography. Bobby Kenney answered all my questions from setting to composition in an easy going stress free manner.
    5/5
    Patrick
    2023-08-06
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Jamaal Graham
    Hello All, my name is Jamaal Graham and I was born and raised here in the Dayton area. A little bit about me, is that I have seven years of photography experience. I have a bachelors in visual communications and technology where photography is actually a branch related to my major. Ive worked as a photography sales specialist for 2 1/2 years before going on to start my own photography business JG Media in 2021. I do freelance work such as weddings, parties, portraits and studio sessions. Im excited to share my knowledge and even learn more through this experience.

    Jamaal Graham is available for private bookings

    My services that I offer are weddings, solo studio sessions, landscape, events and portraits. Availability is ususally weekends starting from noon to 9pm

    PHOTOS
    Dayton Photography Group
    2024-06-05
    Title or Location: Lake Lakengren near Eaton, OH
    This image was captured on 5/17/2024. From the marina at Lake Lakengren in Eaton, OH. Canon EOS t6 Rebel 18mm f/8.0 1/250sec.
    Credit: Jeremiah Gault
    Instagram: @lakengram

    Dayton Photography Group
    2024-03-16
    Title or Location: Liscum pond in Dayton Ohio
    Early morning when the Red Wing Black birds are most active, I picked a spot on the tree, focused and waited and got this shot before the bird flew away. I shot with a Nikon D850 W/Sigma150-600mm lens, f6.3, iso 100, 1/640s. Edited in Lightroom for shadows,highlights and contrast.
    Credit: Ronald Applin
    Facebook: Ronald Applin
    Instagram: Ronald Applin
    Dayton Photography Group
    2024-03-10
    Title or Location: Troy, OH
    This photo was taken on Monday, February 26th, 2024 on a Canon EOS R7 using a Canon RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 lens (1/400 sec, F6.3, ISO 100) as well as a tripod. I was taking several pictures of the moon and was able to capture a plane passing by in the frame.
    Credit: Tony Cono Photography
    Facebook: @tonyconophotography
    Instagram: @tonyconophotography

    Dayton Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Cedarville Oh

    Credit: Heidi Hendrickson

    Dayton Photography Group
    2024-02-22
    Title or Location: Sunset Hour Dayton Art Institute Balcony off of The Great Hall.

    Credit: Cathryn Harbolt Whitaker
    Dayton Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Springfield, OH
    I was born and raised near downtown Dayton and I'm a driver, so I travel all over the Dayton metropolitan area every day. I see this building often when I'm in Springfield and I've been waiting for a sunny day to get some shots of it. I think the design is interesting. It gives you a very small glimpse into the lives of the people who live there.
    Credit: Jack Davis

    Melbourne Photography Group
    2024-07-23
    Title or Location: Montforts Beach
    It was nothing but grey skies and rain for days on end, but I decided that you don't always need epic sunsets for great photos. The dull weather also allowed me to get a 20 second exposure with an ND1000 filter giving that classic wispy water look. A wide angle lens allowed me to get nice and close and emphasize the subject, being that close also meant there was some close calls with the occasional freak wave coming up to where I had my tripod and me running back up the beach to escape them
    Credit: Rory FUNKEDub
    Instagram: FUNKEDub
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-07-23
    Title or Location: Circular Quay-Bennelong Point
    There?s sunset and there?s sunset like this! As if Mother Nature decided that the colours were not enough and returned with these extraordinary after colours!I was a bit wavering that afternoon looking at those thick clouds building up but then a gap in those clouds made for a colour burst producing a sunset that has by far been one of the best in this year I have seen!
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks
    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: River Churnet
    This image was taken just as the Sun rose on a winter morning, looking northwards along the river Churnet.
    Credit: Shaun Pim
    Instagram: Shaunpimphotography

    Edinburgh Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: St Ninians Bay - Isle of Bute
    On this occasion I had driven back from St Ninians bay to Ettrick Bay to park up for the night...after I arrived and started to prepare my evening meal I saw these incredible light beams across the bay at low tide.
    Credit: Brian Nicholson
    Sunshine Coast Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: Whales off Mooloolaba
    We went fishing in our boat and saw about 10 whales doing this So great
    Credit: Julie Behrens
    Facebook: Julie Behrens
    Instagram: Julie?ssunrise
    Bradford Photography Group
    2024-07-21
    Title or Location: Yorkshire wildlife park

    Credit: Tony Kilcoyne

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