TUCSON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Studio and Portrait Photography Class

Studio and Portrait Photography Class

Saturday the 16th of July
Oro Valley Studio - 9am - 3 hours
A good opportunity to work in a small studio with lighting and a model. You may prefer to work with a portrait lens between 70 mm and 135 mm, however wider mm lenses can also be used.
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$64pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
B&W   Color Landscape Photography Meetup

B&W Color Landscape Photography Meetup

Sunday the 24th of July
9500 West Rancho Feliz Dr. - 7am - 3 hours
Bring your wide angle and telephoto lens we will be taking both color and B&W landscapes of mountains and the desert. This is a great chance for a wide variety of photos. See how two photos of the same shot can be vastly different with these two genres.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Bird Photography Class

Bird Photography Class

Saturday the 30th of July
Sweetwater Wetlands - 7am - 3 hours
Sweetwater Wetlands gives photographers a great opportunity to capture a variety of birds and ducks in their natural environment closeup. There is always something to shoot at Sweetwater.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Basic Composition Photography Meetup

Basic Composition Photography Meetup

Sunday the 31st of July
Agua Caliente Park - 7am - 2 hours
Learn the elements of great composition in a scenic location with wildlife to boot.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
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 meetups based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.

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 one 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 Tucson Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
* Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.
REVIEWS
Nicely conducted. Everyone had a good time. We saw plenty of wildlife and beautiful scenery.
4/5
John Coens
May 29th 2022
We got lots of bird photos! The instructor show me how to use the Sweep Panorama Mode on my Sony a6000.
5/5
Irene Barg
May 29th 2022
It was very roffesional and informative
5/5
Sean Minikin
December 19th 2021
How much studio photography is a way to learn about new photo skills in a fun environment.
5/5
Irene Barg
December 18th 2021
We hope for a magical sunset every night, yet sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t do what we hope. Even though there were no clouds in the sky to help provide an explosion of color, despite our instructor’s in depth research, weather watching and planning, we still had a phenomenal class learning to scout out sunset locations, settings and lenses to use, and how to post process images to look amazing, Another great class!
5/5
Cheri Alguire
December 13th 2021
Great event, and a great hike, too! I had no idea this trail was here. Great variety to photograph and great people to spend the morning with. I also appreciate the help with my new camera/lenses!
5/5
Cheri Alguire
December 13th 2021
A bit of a challenge but fun. I?m learning a lot.
5/5
Irene Barg
December 12th 2021
We hope for a magical sunset every night, yet sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t do what we hope. Even though there were no clouds in the sky to help provide an explosion of color, despite our instructor’s in depth research, weather watching and planning, we still had a phenomenal class learning to scout out sunset locations, settings and lenses to use, and how to post process images to look amazing, Another great class!
5/5
Cheri Alguire
December 12th 2021
Very educational.
5/5
Irene Barg
December 6th 2021
This class presented a variety of difficult shooting environments and learning opportunities with needing to shoot through glass or fencing and in challenging lighting situations. Lot of great things to take photos of at a Zoo.
5/5
Cheri Alguire
November 28th 2021
Great Bird Photography Event. Capturing birds can be a challenge. Today we learned how to shoot different kinds of birds in different settings such as on water, in flight, in trees, and with changing light. I took lots of images and even captured a few good ones!
5/5
Cheri Alguire
November 28th 2021
This was my first photography event and I really enjoyed it.
5/5
Renee Hart
November 27th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
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’s 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’s work featured Landscape Photography, Bird and Wildlife Photography.