TUCSON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginners Class: Creating Artistic Photos

Beginners Class: Creating Artistic Photos

Saturday the 23rd of October
HoneyBee Canyon Park 13880 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd Oro Valley, AZ 85755 United States - 9am - 3 hours
Looking through the camera viewfinder with an artist perspective. Understanding what makes dynamic composition. Many people look through the viewfinder and shoot a pictures without really seeing all the elements involved in the image they are taking. A slight adjustment up or down, right or left can make the difference from a piece of art and a average photo. Understanding how your tools work, specifically lenses and how they impact your images is also important to create the best images. It is important when shooting people to know what lens to use to make them look their best 70 to 135mm is considered the normal Portrait range but you may want to use a 50 mm on a person who is skinny or a 200mm on someone who is overweight to get the best results. These little professional secrets will be studied and use along with much more for you to create the best photos.
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$69pp     only 1 place left
Bird Photography Class

Bird Photography Class

Sunday the 24th of October
Sweetwater Wetlands - 8am - 3 hours
Bird Photography is both exciting and calming at the same time because you get out of the pressures of the city to a quiet environment but when you start shooting the birds the excitement begins. You see a great variety of birds in many colors and sizes. The challenge is to catch the birds at the right moment to get the perfect image. As a photographer you must learn to become part of the environment so that the bird will go on with their regular activities. The larger the telephoto lens the better but an 80-200 lens will give you many opportunities for great shots.
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$69pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Magazine Photography Class

Magazine Photography Class

Saturday the 30th of October
Oro Valley Public Library 1305 W Naranja Dr, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 - 10 am - 3 hours
Magazine Photography gives photographers a chance to sell a great variety of their work but what publishers want and how to reach them involve more than just taking a good photo. I spent nearly 10 years working for McGraw-Hill the world’s largest publishing company as a photographer and managing editor. I will share some of the insights I gathered over the years and will work with students on how to prepare photos for publication
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$69pp     only 4 places left
Outdoor Portraiture and People with supplemental Flash Photography Class

Outdoor Portraiture and People with supplemental Flash Photography Class

Sunday the 31st of October
LA PLACITA PARK Address: 110 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701 - 9am - 3 hours
Outdoor Portraiture and People with supplemental Flash Photography Most photographers pull out there flash when shooting indoors but never use it on a sunny day. The result of not using a supplemental flash maybe a shadowed face with over exposed background. You can balance the light with use of a supplemental flash. Learn to control your light especially with portraits outside.
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$69pp     only 4 places left
Macro Photography Class

Macro Photography Class

Saturday the 6th of November
Bike Trail entrance westside of about 9500 West Rancho Feliz Dr. Just off LaCanada Dr. 85737 - 9 am - 3 hours
Macro Photography gives us a chance to capture closeup details of almost anything. But to create a breath taking image we need to deal with composition and ways to make the image standout such as blurring the background. All you need is a Macro lens or zoom with macro capabilities. If you learn the concepts of Macro Photography you can apply them to rest of your work helping to see the details of all the images you shoot.
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Photo Safari| Zoo Photography Class

Photo Safari| Zoo Photography Class

Sunday the 7th of November
Reid Park Zoo 3400 Zoo Court 85716 Tucson Arizona - 9 am - 3 hours
Go on a Photo Safari at Reid Park Zoo and shot big game with your camera. Patients and timing is the key to great photos. Participants will need to pay a Zoo admission fee at the Zoo. $10.50 adults ages 15-61 $8.50 seniors ages 62 $6.50 children ages 2-14; FREE for children age 0-1. Bring a telephoto lens for best results
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Experimentation with Light Photography Meetup

Experimentation with Light Photography Meetup

Sunday the 7th of November
Agua Caliente Park - 3pm - 2 hours
At this event, you will learn the importance of light in photography and how to create different moods within your images based on how light is positioned in relation to your shot.
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$35pp     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
It was fun to be on the street with other photographers and to be able to ask questions as they arose. The instructor was patient and had good ideas and suggestions.
4/5
Michael Jackson
October 18th 2021
This was my first Tucson Photography Group event and it exceeded my expectations. I did not know much about this type of photography and Richard taught us so while giving us time to experiment and try these new to me techniques. Great group of photographers. I can?t wait for the next one.
5/5
Cheri Alguire
October 17th 2021
This was my first Tucson Photography Group event and it exceeded my expectations. I did not know much about this type of photography and Richard taught us so while giving us time to experiment and try these new to me techniques. Great group of photographers. I can?t wait for the next one.
5/5
Cheri Alguire
October 17th 2021
Richard is a talented experienced photographer with good ideas and fresh perspectives
5/5
Gregory E McKelvey
October 17th 2021
Peyton is a good instructor.
4/5
Irene Barg
September 19th 2021
Great location for shooting flowers (and butterflies, and shadows, and goats!). Leader was super nice and approachable, helped with all my questions.
4/5
Lauren R Hohl
September 13th 2021
It was a nice relaxing event. I personally used it as a refresher. The teacher Peyton was very good about checking up on people and seeing how they were doing and if they had any questions.
4/5
Barbara Moore
September 12th 2021
It was a nice relaxing event. I personally used it as a refresher. The teacher Peyton was very good about checking up on people and seeing how they were doing and if they had any questions.
4/5
Barbara Moore
September 12th 2021
The instructor, Peyton Nagel, iwas very knowledgeable.
4/5
Irene Barg
August 9th 2021
Great for beginners and novice photographers. Rebecca is really knows the camera and the art of photography.
5/5
Irene Barg
February 20th 2021
4/5
Amy Cobb
November 1st 2020
Just perfect for a beginner, and those like me still struggling a little to understand how ISO, shutter speed and aperture work to gether to create a good image. The instructor was great.
5/5
Irene Barg
November 1st 2020
INSTRUCTORS
Peyton Nagel
Peyton Nagel is a passionate photographer who enjoys looking at life through many lenses to see many perspectives. She is working on her Bachelor's in Photography and Psychology and hopes to connect, teach, and learn from the creatives that cross her path. Her understanding of light, attention to detail, and digital manipulations creates a distinctive style of work that she wishes to share and ultimately inspire others. Check out her work! :) https://peytonpnagel.wixsite.com/mysite
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.