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Upcoming Events

Macro Photography Class

Macro Photography Class

Sunday 02 June
West Rancho Feliz Dr., Tucson - 8am - 3 Hours
Richard Folsom
Learn the wonders of Macro Photography see how to view the world close up. If you don't have a macro lens try my 50mm macro, 100mm macro or use closeup lenses. You may already have a normal lens with macro capabilities. Many wide angle lenses also allow for macro distances
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$84      
Studio Photography Class

Studio Photography Class

Saturday 15 June
Shadows Lane, OroValley AZ - 10am - 3 Hours
Richard Folsom
Join us for an enlightening three-hour class that introduces the fundamentals of studio photography. Delve into the essentials of production photography, including the dynamics of flash and lighting power. Whether you're a novice or looking to refine your expertise, this class offers valuable insights into the art and science of studio photography. Explore the significance of settings and learn how to effectively utilize a model and products.

A model will be present during this workshop.
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$109       4 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 July
Vista del Oro - 10am - 3 Hours
Richard Folsom
Learn all the basics of photography while out in the field. Aperture and shutter speeds and how they affect your image. Learn how to compose a photo and how different lenses impact your image.
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$92      

Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 July
Historic Fourth Avenue, Tucson - 6:30pm - 2 Hours
Richard Folsom
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$47      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 11 August
N Rancho Feliz Dr. - 8am - 2 Hours
Richard Folsom
Discover the Art of Monochrome Imagery with Our Introduction to Black and White Photography Workshop

Unlock the secrets to stunning black and white photography by exploring the interplay of contrast and texture that bring these timeless images to life. Learn how to visualize the world through the nuanced lens of monochrome, understanding how your camera captures light and shade differently from the human eye. Delve into both in-camera techniques and post-production magic to transform your photographs into striking black and white masterpieces.

We'll guide you through practical examples and engaging exercises to enhance your understanding and skill set. This workshop caters to the more seasoned photographer, building upon a foundational knowledge of photographic principles and manual camera control to elevate your art to new heights of expression in black and white.

Join our advanced course and master the captivating craft of black and white photography.
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$47      
ABOUT TUCSON
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 Tucson .

  • 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
    My husband and I had a great time attending this class! We learned about bird photography, and Sweetwater presented a lot of different photo opportunities to capture. Would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in bird photography!
    5/5
    Cami
    2024-03-25
    Kim pointed out various birds and shared tips with us.
    5/5
    Brett
    2024-03-24
    Richard did a good job of taking us to places I would not have found on my own
    5/5
    Butch
    2024-03-11

    I was happy to gain better knowledge of natural light and how to use it.
    5/5
    Renee
    2024-02-27
    I learn something new in every class.
    5/5
    Becky
    2024-02-26
    This is a great course. I have a much better understanding of the composition, lighting, and camera settings for improving my macro photos. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in macro photography.
    5/5
    Lee
    2024-01-02

    The Macro Photography Class turned out to be much more experiential than it was instructional. We simply set off into the desert/river bed with the instructor occasionally pointing out potentially interesting subjects to photograph. He also made comments in passing about lighting, but we did not really get into the how-tos of macro photography. The experience was beneficial and we all got some good shots of interesting subjects.
    4/5
    Photomoto
    2024-01-01
    I enjoyed walking around Tucson, getting to know some of the interesting and historical architectural points to photograph.
    5/5
    Becky
    2023-12-05
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Richard Folsom
    He has more than 30 years of solid experience as a writer and photographer for numerous Newspapers and for Magazines with McGraw-Hill Publishing. Richard has a fine arts background from university days and has written numerous stories about the arts and artist. He created publications for McGraw-Hill including Intermountain Architecture which is the only architectural publication beside Architectural Record in their system. His skills also include award winning photography which has enhanced his stories with beautiful graphics. Richard created a Photography Show for the Salt Lake Tribune 2019s Home and Garden Show. He ran the Photo Utah Show for 10 years. This involved getting speakers on photography from local Universities and from the business world. He also taught photography classes as well. His photos have won National awards and recently he had a show at the Oro Valley Library.
    His expertise is in Architectural Photography, News Photography, and Magazine Photography but the past number of years Richard 2019s work featured Landscape Photography, Bird and Wildlife Photography.
    PHOTOS
    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: NW Tucson near Dove mountain area. This saguaro is about 5 feet from the wall of my back yard.
    This is a mid afternoon shot of one of the saguaros looking over my back yard wall. The palo verde trees provided a nice backdrop, they also hid other homes from view. I used a Nikon D810 with a Tamron 70-300mm lens. 1/500 sec, 200 ISO, f-5.6 at 300mm.
    Credit: Allen Woodruff
    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-14
    Title or Location: Douglas Springs Trailhead, Saguaro National Park East, Tucson AZ
    I am just starting to get back into photography, after a 20 year hiatus from raising a family. I signed up for the master class from Kristine Rose Photography on Milky Way photography, can't praise it enough. Went out with some of the other classmates, and this was my first attempt. I am a hobbyist at this point, maybe someday I'll be more than that. But it doesn't matter, I'm just so happy to finally have time to do what I love. Single exposure, 20 mm f 2.8, ISO 6400, 20 seconds.
    Credit: Tora Williamsen-Berry

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Quail Creek, Green Valley, AZ
    We have a number of roadrunners that have a hunting route which passes through our back yard. though it could be the same one coming multiple times. :-)We also live on a wash where they will hunt as well. I just sometimes sit in my backyard with my Canon 90D and a 400mm lens and wait for him. This particular shot resulted from him leaping up from the wash and sitting on the fence for almost 5 minutes. It was later in the afternoon, so the setting sun lit him up just right.
    Credit: Jim Burkstrand

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-04-30
    Title or Location: Mt Lemmon, AZ
    Macro shot of a silverpuff located while hiking at Mt. Lemmon. It made me think of elementary school picking one, making a wish, and blowing.
    Credit: Liz Wagner
    Instagram: Liz_vonperri
    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-04-30
    Title or Location: My front yard rural Sahuarita
    Could hear him calling and waited until he called to take shot
    Credit: Chuck Russell

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez

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