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Upcoming Events

SmartPhone Photography Meetup

SmartPhone Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Zoom - 10am - 2 Hours
Casey Chinn
This is a fun look at how to get the most from your smartphone photos. We will cover composition and lighting techniques to help you take better pictures. I'll also show you Apps that can add functionality to the camera, and ones that can take your photos in a whole new creative direction.

The instructor will be demonstrating on an iPhone, but Android users are welcome. The apps discussed will work for both platforms.
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$43      
Humming Bird Photography and Nature

Humming Bird Photography and Nature

Sunday 02 June
N Cheyenne Canyon Rd. - 10am - 2 Hours
Kellie Anfosso
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and learn the art of capturing the enchanting Hummingbirds with their wings at a standstill. Discover the picturesque magic of mini waterfalls flowing through the creek, majestic mountains, diverse wildlife, and whimsical abstract sceneries. Gain insights into composing the perfect shot and even be prepared for the unexpected. This experience is all about appreciating nature at its finest and honing your photography skills all the while. Dive in and let us help you create beautiful art through your lens.
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$43      
Shooting in Manual Made Easy

Shooting in Manual Made Easy

Sunday 16 June
E Moreno Ave. - 1pm - 3 Hours
Kellie Anfosso
Hone your photography skills with our carefully-curated workshop focusing on ISO Shutter Speed and Aperture. Guided by a professional sports and nature photographer, this session is designed to help you achieve the perfect shot and master the art to create the effect you desire. Dive into new learnings and techniques that will certainly elevate your photography knowledge. So, seize this golden opportunity and embark on this captivating journey of discovery with us.
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$92      

Humming Bird Photography and Nature

Humming Bird Photography and Nature

Sunday 28 July
N Cheyenne Canyon Rd. - 6pm - 3 Hours
Kellie Anfosso
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and learn the art of capturing the enchanting Hummingbirds with their wings at a standstill. Discover the picturesque magic of mini waterfalls flowing through the creek, majestic mountains, diverse wildlife, and whimsical abstract sceneries. Gain insights into composing the perfect shot and even be prepared for the unexpected. This experience is all about appreciating nature at its finest and honing your photography skills all the while. Dive in and let us help you create beautiful art through your lens.
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$92      
Shooting in Manual Made Easy

Shooting in Manual Made Easy

Sunday 11 August
E Moreno Ave. - 1pm - 3 Hours
Kellie Anfosso
Hone your photography skills with our carefully-curated workshop focusing on ISO Shutter Speed and Aperture. Guided by a professional sports and nature photographer, this session is designed to help you achieve the perfect shot and master the art to create the effect you desire. Dive into new learnings and techniques that will certainly elevate your photography knowledge. So, seize this golden opportunity and embark on this captivating journey of discovery with us.
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$92      
Introduction to Lightroom

Introduction to Lightroom

Saturday 14 September
Zoom - 9am - 3 Hours
Casey Chinn
This class will give you a look at how to import and edit your photos in Adobe Lightroom. I will go through step by step how to correct contrast, detail and color. Plus insights into how to select specific parts of the image to make adjustments for greater control. And finally, how to export your final images.

This is for people who own Lightroom or are ready to purchase it. You will get the most out of this class if you have the program running on your computer so that you can follow along as I go through the controls.
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$92      

Landscape Photography - Sunrise at the Garden

Landscape Photography - Sunrise at the Garden

Saturday 28 September
Colorado Springs - 6:30am - 2 Hours
Casey Chinn
Refine your landscape photography techniques and elevate your visual storytelling with an immersive and educational photography event designed for enthusiasts of all skill levels. Delve into the art of capturing breathtaking landscapes, mastering composition, panoramic techniques, and harnessing the full potential of your equipment. Receive personalized guidance and constructive feedback from a seasoned photography instructor dedicated to enhancing your captures and camera proficiency. Join us for a day of discovery and skill-building, where the beauty of photography meets the grandeur of nature.
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$47      
Fall Photography Meetup

Fall Photography Meetup

Saturday 19 October
Fields Park in Manitou Springs - 8am - 2 Hours
Casey Chinn
Fall Photography Meetup at Fountain Creek in Manitou Springs. All skill levels are welcome, but please have some familiarity with our camera controls prior to arriving.

We will explore this beautiful spot, and how to get the best results with landscape photography, both in camera settings and composing the scene in your camera. And we'll explore how to get the best results when photographing moving water along with fall color.

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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Guide to Lightroom

Beginner's Guide to Lightroom

Saturday 27 April
Facebook Messenger Room - 9am - 3 Hours
Denver Photography Group
Michelle Fox
Always wanted to understand Lightroom better? Not sure what some (or all!) of the little slides and filters do? This is the class for you! Explore the various options in Lightroom and how and when to use them to alter, enhance and edit your photos to fit your vision. For ease of screen sharing with social distancing, this class will be a virtual in Facebook Messenger Room. The most recent version of the desktop version of Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, will be taught.
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$84       4 places left
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 11 May
E Oxford Ave. - 5pm - 3 Hours
Aurora Photography Group
Sarah Watson
Outdoor Portraits is a practical photography class held in a park with a professional model. Participants will learn to capture compelling portraits using natural light and outdoor settings. With hands-on experience and expert guidance, students will refine their skills in composition, posing, and directing subjects to create authentic and engaging portraits. Whether beginners or experienced photographers, this class offers a focused opportunity to improve portrait photography techniques in a natural environment.
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$66      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 12 May
Colorado Blvd, Denver - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Denver Photography Group
Alejandra Contreras
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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$43      

Beginner's Guide to Photography

Beginner's Guide to Photography

Saturday 25 May
Denver West - 10am - 3 Hours
Denver Photography Group
Michelle Fox
Appropriate for complete beginners or those who want to brush up on the basics, come join us to learn how to get the most out of your camera! Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, what the exposure triangle is and why you should care about it, along with the basics of composition, lens choice, etc.

Cameras, their functions, and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you're not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life. The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. We'll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting, and correct exposure.
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$84      
Take Better Vacation Photos!

Take Better Vacation Photos!

Saturday 01 June
E Mansfield Pl - 10am - 2 Hours
Aurora Photography Group
Sarah Watson
Ever wonder why your photos don't look as good as those you see in the media? Those photographers know the secrets of taking great photos and now you will too! You will have the opportunity to practice working in different lighting conditions, how to pose your subjects, choosing the right composition techniques, and learn how to use your camera and lenses to get the best results! This class starts at the studio and then will move to a local park to practice.
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$47      
Panoramas Photography Meetup

Panoramas Photography Meetup

Sunday 02 June
Golden - 6pm - 2 Hours
Denver Photography Group
Alejandra Contreras
Dive into the world of panoramic photography, a captivating technique that utilizes specialized equipment or software to create images with beautifully elongated fields of view, often referred to as wide format photography. Explore the art of capturing expansive landscapes, cityscapes, and vast horizons with precision and breadth. Join our event to master this unique photographic style and expand your visual storytelling capabilities.
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$47      

Exploring Composition Techniques

Exploring Composition Techniques

Saturday 22 June
E Hinsdale Way. - 7pm - 2 Hours
Aurora Photography Group
Sarah Watson
Deep dive and hands-on practice with expert composition techniques. Try leading lines, rule of 3, negative space, symmetry and balance.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 July
E Mansfield Pl - 10am - 3 Hours
Aurora Photography Group
Sarah Watson
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      
Intro to Astro Photography

Intro to Astro Photography

Saturday 03 August
E Mansfield Pl - 10am - 2 Hours
Aurora Photography Group
Sarah Watson
Embark on a celestial journey and capture the beauty of the night sky through the art of astrophotography. Whether you're transfixed by the ageless light of distant stars or enchanted by the transition from day to night, this event will offer you all the essential knowledge to begin taking breathtaking single-shot astrophotographs.

Discover the fundamental techniques that will become the cornerstone of your astrophotography adventure. Suitable for beginners taking their first foray into the cosmos or intermediate photographers seeking additional guidance, this session will be a pivotal step in your exploration of the stars.

Astrophotography may appear complex, but it doesn't require an astronomical budget. While equipment can enhance your experience, it is not the linchpin of success in capturing the Milky Way's grandeur. The event will delve into session planning, camera settings, and the necessary equipment, all focused on helping you optimize the potential of your current gear.

Join us and transform your fascination with the night sky into stunning astronomical imagery.
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$47      

Take Better Vacation Photos!

Take Better Vacation Photos!

Saturday 17 August
E Mansfield Pl - 10am - 2 Hours
Aurora Photography Group
Sarah Watson
Ever wonder why your photos don't look as good as those you see in the media? Those photographers know the secrets of taking great photos and now you will too! You will have the opportunity to practice working in different lighting conditions, how to pose your subjects, choosing the right composition techniques, and learn how to use your camera and lenses to get the best results! This class starts at the studio and then will move to a local park to practice.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 27 April
Southglenn - 10am - 3 Hours
Denver Crochet Club
Xiao Shu Patterson
Join our Beginning Crochet Class tailored for absolute beginners! Learn essential techniques such as creating slip knots, mastering chain stitches, and progressing to single, half double, and double crochet stitches. Perfect for those eager to dive into the world of crochet with confidence. Sign up today and start your crochet journey!
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$68       0 places left
Still Life

Still Life

Saturday 27 April
Highland - 10am - 2 Hours
Denver Watercolor Group
Jacquelyn Moreno
Dive into the enchanting world of Still Life art with our vibrant workshop! Immerse yourself in the magic of watercolors as you breathe life into everyday objects, transforming the ordinary into extraordinary masterpieces! Don't let this chance slip away – come explore your creative side and craft stunning artworks that capture the essence of the mundane in a captivating way. Reserve your spot now and let your imagination run wild!
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$43      
Introduction to Crochet Scrunchies

Introduction to Crochet Scrunchies

Saturday 11 May
Southglenn - 10am - 3 Hours
Denver Crochet Club
Xiao Shu Patterson
Get ready to add some pizzazz to your ponytail! Join us for our Introduction to Crochet Scrunchies class, where you'll learn to craft your own colorful, trendy hair accessories. Whether you're a crochet newbie or a seasoned pro, this class promises fun, creativity, and a stylish finish to your hairdo. Don't miss out on the chance to crochet your way to fabulousness!
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$68      

Mastering Granny Squares

Mastering Granny Squares

Saturday 25 May
Southglenn - 10am - 3 Hours
Denver Crochet Club
Xiao Shu Patterson
Join us for a hook-tastic adventure in our Mastering Granny Squares crochet class!

Get ready to stitch your way to greatness as we explore the timeless art of granny squares. Whether you're a crochet connoisseur or just starting out, we've got you covered with hooks and yarn provided.

Plus, we'll keep those creative juices flowing with a round of refreshing non-alcoholic beverages. So grab your hooks and let's crochet up some fun!
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$61      
Whirl & Twirl: Crafting Circular Coasters Crochet Class

Whirl & Twirl: Crafting Circular Coasters Crochet Class

Saturday 08 June
Southglenn - 10am - 3 Hours
Denver Crochet Club
Xiao Shu Patterson
Dive into the delightful world of crochet with our "Circular Coasters Crochet Class"!

Join us for a whirlwind of creativity as we learn to crochet charming circular coasters. From mastering basic stitches to creating intricate designs, this class is perfect for beginners and crochet enthusiasts alike.

Get ready to sip on some creativity while crafting your very own coasters!
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$61      
Nature's Palette: Eco-Printing on Fabrics

Nature's Palette: Eco-Printing on Fabrics

Saturday 15 June
City Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Denver Art Group
Meg Kettelkamp
Step into the world of vibrant creativity with "Nature's Palette: Eco-Printing on Fabrics"!

Dive into a whimsical journey where art and nature intertwine to create stunning textile masterpieces. Perfect for beginners, this class will teach you how to harness the beauty of nature to print intricate designs onto fabrics. Bring along your basic art tools and let's explore the endless possibilities together!
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$43      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 22 June
Southglenn - 10am - 3 Hours
Denver Crochet Club
Xiao Shu Patterson
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
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$68       5 places left
ABOUT COLORADO
SPRINGS
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 Colorado Springs .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Very informative!! Explained a lot! She was great!!!
    5/5
    Ruthann
    2024-03-12
    besides being really cold lol he was informative. learned a lot!! thank you, i appreciated it!!!!
    5/5
    Ruthann
    2024-02-12
    Great instructor! Takes the time to explain camera use and composition.
    5/5
    Robert
    2024-02-11

    Great event. The size of the class was just right. Instructor gave some great tips about photographing the hummingbirds.
    5/5
    Robert
    2023-06-08
    It was great! Very good teacher who can apply terms to everyday things to make understanding terms better
    5/5
    Nancy
    2023-04-17
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Kellie Anfosso
    Kellie started to develop a love of sports in 1968, at age 5 while listening to her father announce high school football and basketball games. Her journey into sports photography started when she videotaped her son playing sports. She bought her first Canon 50D DSLR to capture her son playing basketball without blur. She started taking photos for the paper in 2009 and added more sports as friends asked her to capture their kids in action. Her sport photography style has been to tell the story, show the passion and to get kids into local papers and national magazines. Her photos have been in USA Wrestling in 2018 and 2022. Her photos were featured on the 2017 Texas UIL Wrestling State Championship Program.
    She worked with the Mckinney Magazine and had photos of commissioned products, sports, landscapes, events, and wildlife. She enjoys shooting beautiful sunsets, old buildings, wildlife, candid shots of people, and of course sports. She loves to pass on her knowledge and passion for photography.

    Kellie Anfosso is available for private bookings

    Available most Sundays and weeknights, and some Saturdays.

    I do Private tutoring in Wildlife, Sports, and Landscape Photography. I can tutor on Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and On 1 Photo Raw. I design fabric at Spoonflower.com and products at Society 6 and can teach that.

    Casey Chinn
    Casey began his formal education in photography at the Colorado Mountain College, majoring in Fine Art Photography, along with many outdoor pursuits that the college was known for. He returned to school a few years later, and earned an Associates Degree in Photography from The Colorado Institute of Art in Denver. He has been a working professional commercial and landscape photographer ever since. His work has been displayed at numerous venues and art festivals around the state. It is valued for its technical quality, diversity, beauty, and simplicity. In 2018 he left the corporate world, having worked for a local catalog company, and struck out on his own to pursue his passion for taking photos of the natural landscape. In 2020 he began teaching photography classes at Pikes Peak State College as part of their photography program, and now teaches workshops for Orble.

    Casey Chinn is available for private bookings

    Available for one-on-one landscape workshops and Lightroom instruction.

    PHOTOS
    Colorado Springs Photography Group
    2024-04-12
    Title or Location: Dripping Springs TX at The Highlands
    My wife and I drove down to Dripping Springs Tx. to shoot the Eclipse. I brought my telescope and tracking mount. The scope is a Tele Vue np101is, 540 mm on a Celestron CGX mount. The camera is a Canon R5 at prime. I was using a solar filter to keep from frying my eyes or the camera.We had heavy overcast with some breaks in the clouds, exposures were all over place trying to compensate for the clouds. A few minutes before totality, the sky cleared up and I was able to shoot the eclipse
    Credit: Bryan Wilburn
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bryan.wilburn.507/

    Colorado Springs Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Great Horned owl in flight.
    This is why i never leave home without my camera. I was sitting in the parking lot of a High School drill meet and this guy flew in next to me. Colorado Springs
    Credit: Douglas Harling
    Facebook: Doug Harling
    Colorado Springs Photography Group
    2024-01-21
    Title or Location: Snake River overlook of the Grand Teton's, north of jackson hole WY
    I was coming back from a winter photo excursion into Yellowstone, and I stopped off in Jackson Hole for the night. I did some shooting by moonlight of the Grand Teton range from the Snake River Overlook, at around 1 AM, then came back just before dawn to catch the first light on the tips of the Grand Teton range. Taken with a Nikon F2A, 43-86mm Zoom at around 55mm. Ektachrome 64 film. Exposure unrecorded. The image was printed on an 8x10 Cibachrome print and digitized.
    Credit: Bryan Wilburn
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bryan.wilburn.507/

    Colorado Springs Photography Group
    2023-12-06
    Title or Location: Divide, Colorado
    A mostly clear day yielded a localized rainstorm as sunset approached just west of Pikes Peak.Taken with a Sony A7R4 and Tamron 28 to 200 mm @200mm. Settings ISO 640, f/7, 1/8000.
    Credit: Jeremy Delamater

    Colorado Springs Photography Group
    2023-11-27
    Title or Location: Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    I had been set up at another location where the sky was quite vivid and after taking several shots decided to move to this location which seemed disappointing regarding sky color. I then noticed the sun kissing the edges of the giant rocks, decided on a composition and took several shots. I was quite pleased when I got this shot on the computer and with only a small amount of editing which was necessary to bring out the sky I really liked the shot.
    Credit: David Bowers
    Facebook: David Bowers (David Bowers)
    Instagram: @red_cliff46
    Colorado Springs Photography Group
    2023-10-20
    Title or Location: Manitou Incline
    I've done the Incline many times. But, never early enough for a sunrise. Or with a good camera. So I got up at 4:30am on Sunday and made sure to be on the first shuttle at 6am. It was surreal to see headlamps moving around above me while it was still dark. The temps were beautiful, sunrise was spectacular and I plan to have many more early morning experiences there.
    Credit: Todd Ogden
    Instagram: @reddgoat

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-04-23
    Title or Location: Silence

    Credit: Joseph Opal
    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Coralville Reservoir
    It was taken with a Nikon D7100, set on a 15 second exposure.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Gerroa, seven mile beach national park
    Thank you for the consideration.Background to this photo.A couple of years ago on our local community page I saw a photo of a tree covered in bioluminescent fungi saying it was found in Gerroa, 5 minutes drive from me. Wow how amazing, so I set out to find it and photography it too. Since then I developed an interest in fungi and look forward to Autumn when there is plenty about. To enable me to photograph ghost fungi ( omphalotus nidiformis) I go for a bush walk during the day mostly
    Credit: Helen Dark
    Instagram: helendark12
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Canyonland National Park
    Mesa Arch is about a 25 minute walk from the parking lot in Canyonland National Park. At night, it's the darkest sky I've ever seen. This photo represents 20 stacked images of the Milky Way combined together in Starry Landscape Stacker. The result required the scene to be slightly brightened in post to bring out the foreground.
    Credit: Larry Kraus
    Facebook: Larry Kraus
    Instagram: lkraus01
    Wigan Photography Group
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Yarrow valley

    Credit: Ste Freeman
    Instagram: ste_freeman

    Newark Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: The Baltimore Inner Harbor
    Baltimore Harbor, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a historic seaport and a major center for shipping and industry. The harbor is part of the larger Patapsco River and serves as a prominent cultural and economic area within the city. It includes several neighborhoods like Inner Harbor, which is renowned for its restored historic ships, museums, and waterfront attractions such as the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.The Inner Harbor area has been developed extensively since the 1
    Credit: Louis Nesbitt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louis.nesbitt.14
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nesbytel/
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