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Upcoming Events

Learn Photography for Beginners

Learn Photography for Beginners

Saturday 22 June
Exeter Quay - 11am - 3 Hours
Kevin Hind
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.
book now
£61       3 places left
Learn Photography for Beginners

Learn Photography for Beginners

Saturday 14 September
Exeter Quay - 11am - 3 Hours
Kevin Hind
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.
book now
£67      
Learn Photography for Beginners

Learn Photography for Beginners

Saturday 19 October
Exeter Quay - 11am - 3 Hours
Kevin Hind
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.
book now
£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Saturday 15 June
North Street, Taunton Town Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Zoe Barton
Adobe Lightroom is a post production software used to enhance your photography.

Whether you're interested in learning more about what Lightroom could offer you, or you already have the software and want some advice on how to understand it better, this class is for you!

The aim of this class is to understand the basics of Lightroom to enhance your photographs.
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£26      
Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Saturday 22 June
The Hoe - 11am - 3 Hours
Plymouth Photography Group
Caleb Williams
You have it your hands, that wonderful new DSLR camera with all of its mysterious dials & buttons. Now it is time to learn to use it properly ! There is a lot to learn about photography & each new new phase of knowledge delivers more control to the photographer ! This 3 hour session will ease you into familiarity with your camera and will suit beginners and any intermediate photographers who feel like a refresher. In this session we will cover creative camera basics, including composition, framing and perspective. You will also learn how shutter speed, aperture & iso combine to produce a correctly exposed image. Above all it will be fun ! There will be lots to photograph and enjoy, as we move around and explore both landscape and architectural features of the area !
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£67       5 places left
Shooting in Manual Mode Meetup

Shooting in Manual Mode Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Vivary Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Zoe Barton
Unlock the full potential of your camera by transitioning from Auto to Manual mode in our easy-to-understand workshop. Gain robust confidence as you navigate your camera settings and delve deep into key functions that will vastly improve your photography skills. Get a grasp of the exposure triangle - Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO - and discover how critical these elements are when shooting in Manual Mode. Conquer the art of creating the perfect shot!
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£26      

Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Saturday 06 July
The Hoe - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Plymouth Photography Group
Caleb Williams
You have it your hands, that wonderful new DSLR camera with all of its mysterious dials & buttons. Now it is time to learn to use it properly ! There is a lot to learn about photography & each new new phase of knowledge delivers more control to the photographer ! This 3 hour session will ease you into familiarity with your camera and will suit beginners and any intermediate photographers who feel like a refresher. In this session we will cover creative camera basics, including composition, framing and perspective. You will also learn how shutter speed, aperture & iso combine to produce a correctly exposed image. Above all it will be fun ! There will be lots to photograph and enjoy, as we move around and explore both landscape and architectural features of the area !
book now
£67       4 places left
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 20 July
The Hoe - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Plymouth Photography Group
Caleb Williams
This workshop will equip you with the skills & confidence to undertake portrait photography outdoors. You will learn best times of day to take natural light portraits, which lenses and camera settings to use & how to pose subjects in a flattering way in order to avoid glare and harsh shadows. You will learn about neutral and textured backgrounds, and techniques involving "wide apertures". Wide aperture portrait photography is a style many professional photographers use to create soft, dreamy backgrounds or "bokeh" effects while the main subject stays sharply in focus. Locations such as the Belvedere Wedding Cake and Plymouth Citadel will be used for this session. These places offer a mix of openness & shelter: they will allow us to incorporate sun, shade, and architectural elements into portraits. This will be a fun creative class, in a great setting.
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£67      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 03 August
Vivary Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Zoe Barton
Join us for an immersive workshop that delves into the technique of crafting captivating images with a shallow depth of field. Our proficient tutor will navigate you through the complex elements of photography including aperture, focal length, and distance. Immerse in enlightening discussions about using a shallow depth of field to intentionally induce emotions, eliminating distracting backgrounds, and implementing the bokeh effect to make your subjects strikingly stand out. This workshop is an opportunity to explore photography from a fresh perspective while fine-tuning your skills.
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£26      

Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Saturday 03 August
The Hoe - 11am - 3 Hours
Plymouth Photography Group
Caleb Williams
You have it your hands, that wonderful new DSLR camera with all of its mysterious dials & buttons. Now it is time to learn to use it properly ! There is a lot to learn about photography & each new new phase of knowledge delivers more control to the photographer ! This 3 hour session will ease you into familiarity with your camera and will suit beginners and any intermediate photographers who feel like a refresher. In this session we will cover creative camera basics, including composition, framing and perspective. You will also learn how shutter speed, aperture & iso combine to produce a correctly exposed image. Above all it will be fun ! There will be lots to photograph and enjoy, as we move around and explore both landscape and architectural features of the area !
book now
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 07 September
Mount Street, Taunton, Somerset - 10am - 3 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Zoe Barton
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.
book now
£67      
Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Saturday 28 September
Royal William Rd - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Plymouth Photography Group
Caleb Williams
Learn how to use natural light to advantage when working on outdoors black & white portraits. This workshop will take place in the historical setting. The old master painters had a special word - chiaroscuro -(meaning light-dark) for the dramatic quality of shadow in portraits. This concept, as it relates to black and white portraiture, will be fully explained. The importance of 'catch lights' in eyes & 'bokeh' (for dreamy, soft backgrounds) will also be addressed, as will the advantage of shooting in "open shade". Portraits will be taken with black and white conversion in mind, but can also be enjoyed in colour as well. The textured, stone walls and arcaded walkways in the venue will offer an atmospheric setting for this workshop!
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£67      

Abstract Photography by the Sea

Abstract Photography by the Sea

Saturday 19 October
Admiralty Rd, Stonehouse - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Plymouth Photography Group
Caleb Williams
Abstract photography by the sea, a chance to pursue art for art's sake and photograph the world as an artist would!

This workshop will focus on colours, patterns, and textures around the shoreline . If you enjoy looking at shimmering reflections, the tangled forms of seaweed, or at shell encrusted rocks, this workshop may be for you. You will be encouraged to really look - to find the poetry in simple things - while avoiding visual cliche. Come and refine your photographic vision in a relaxed setting by the sea!
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£67      
Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Sunday 01 December
Royal William Rd - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Plymouth Photography Group
Caleb Williams
Learn how to use natural light to advantage when working on outdoors black & white portraits. This workshop will take place in the historical setting. The old master painters had a special word - chiaroscuro -(meaning light-dark) for the dramatic quality of shadow in portraits. This concept, as it relates to black and white portraiture, will be fully explained. The importance of 'catch lights' in eyes & 'bokeh' (for dreamy, soft backgrounds) will also be addressed, as will the advantage of shooting in "open shade". Portraits will be taken with black and white conversion in mind, but can also be enjoyed in colour as well. The textured, stone walls and arcaded walkways in the venue will offer an atmospheric setting for this workshop!
book now
£67      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 22 June
Northernhay Place - 11am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
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; how to observe and understand the object you are drawing.
Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
£26      
Painting Plymouth at Mount Edgecombe

Painting Plymouth at Mount Edgecombe

Saturday 29 June
Plymouth, Mount Edgecombe - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Watercolour Group
Abigail White
Join us for "Painting Plymouth at Mount Edgecombe," an inspiring outdoor painting event set against the stunning backdrop of Mount Edgecombe's scenic vistas overlooking Plymouth. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this event offers a unique opportunity to capture the beauty of the landscape with guidance from an experienced local artist.

Bring your favorite painting supplies and immerse yourself in a day of creativity and natural splendor.
book now
£26      
Tree Drawing Meetup

Tree Drawing Meetup

Saturday 29 June
Alma Road, Plymouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
We will delve into the fascinating world of drawing trees, exploring not only their basic shapes but also delving into the intricate nuances of shading and detailing that can truly elevate your artistic creations. Our focus will be on understanding the fundamental elements that constitute a tree's form, allowing you to grasp the essence of its structure. As we progress, we will unlock the secrets of shading techniques, enabling you to add depth, dimension, and a touch of realism to your tree illustrations. From the delicate interplay of light and shadow to the fine details that breathe life into your sketches, this class aims to provide you with the skills and insights needed to make your trees come alive on paper. Join us on this artistic journey, where each stroke and shading technique will contribute to making your trees visually captivating and distinctly unique.
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£24      

Floral Watercolour Painting

Floral Watercolour Painting

Saturday 06 July
Northernhay Place - 11am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
In this workshop, we will explore the art of drawing plants and flowers. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of drawing various plants and flowers. We will cover topics such as simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and using colours to enhance your drawings. You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful plant and flower drawings. Our instructor will provide feedback and guidance along the way, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.
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£26      
Tonal Drawing Meetup

Tonal Drawing Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Beaumont - 12pm - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
Join the "Tonal Drawing Meetup" focused on creating detailed, realistic drawings of an eye for an enriching artistic experience. This meetup offers a unique opportunity to hone tonal drawing skills, mastering the intricacies of light and shadow to capture the depth and emotion of the human eye. Through this specialized session, participants can refine their techniques, explore new artistic perspectives, and engage with like-minded individuals passionate about the art of drawing. Joining this meetup promises to be both inspiring and educational, providing participants with valuable insights and practical skills to enhance their artistic journey.
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£24      
Mandala Art Meetup

Mandala Art Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Beaumont - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating beautiful and intricate mandala designs, along with a mixture of art, colouring and mindfulness meditation.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of drawing mandalas, while focusing on our mindfulness, all while focusing on the different elements that make up these stunning circular designs. We will cover topics such as symmetry, patterns, and repetition, and provide you with step-by-step instructions to create your own mandalas.

You will learn techniques for creating intricate designs using simple shapes and patterns, including using rulers and compasses to create precise circles and lines.

A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. Traditionally, a mandala is a geometric design or pattern that represents the cosmos or deities in various heavenly worlds.
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£26      

Painting the Canal

Painting the Canal

Saturday 20 July
Canal Banks - 11am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
Come join us for a creative escapade by the tranquil canal! Delve into the serene ambiance as we gather for a 2-hour art meetup, "Painting the Canal." Embrace the picturesque scenery and let your artistic instincts flow freely onto canvas. Whether you're a seasoned painter or just beginning your artistic journey, this event promises an inspiring experience for all. Unwind, connect with fellow art enthusiasts, and let the vibrant hues of the canal spark your imagination. All skill levels are welcome!
book now
£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 03 August
Northernhay Place - 10am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
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; how to observe and understand the object you are drawing.
Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
£26      
Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting

Saturday 17 August
Northernhay Place - 10am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
Join us for a delightful two-hour session where we'll capture the beauty of nature en plein air. Set against the backdrop of the gardens this event offers the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and colors of the outdoors. Whether you're an experienced plein air painter or a novice eager to explore this artistic style, come mingle with fellow artists and let the tranquil ambiance inspire your brushstrokes.
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£26      

Landscapes in Watercolour

Landscapes in Watercolour

Saturday 17 August
Lipson Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
We will capture the timeless beauty of the local landscape in Watercolour. Beginners welcome.
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£26      
Drawing Landscapes Meetup

Drawing Landscapes Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Lipson Rd - 6:40pm - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
This meetup is designed to be relaxed and inclusive, welcoming artists of all skill levels and mediums. Feel free to bring your preferred drawing tools, ideally bring some watercolours, however, pastels could be used as an alternative. You will have the chance to engage in friendly discussions, share your artwork, and receive constructive feedback from fellow attendees.

We will focus on various aspects of landscape drawing, including composition, perspective, shading, and adding depth to your artwork. Through practical exercises and demonstrations, you will learn techniques and tips to enhance your landscape drawings and bring them to life in watercolour.
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£26      
Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing

Saturday 24 August
Plymouth Hoe - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
Perspective drawing is a technique used in art to create the illusion of depth and three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating depth and dimension in your drawings through the use of perspective.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of perspective.

Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
£26      

ABOUT EXETER
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 Exeter .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Apart from the weather, it was a very interesting, informative and fun 2 hours. Kevin as always shared his knowledge with us in a very easy to understand way.
    5/5
    Carol
    2024-03-18
    Weather dreadful and I wouldn?t have stepped outside on my own in these conditions but it has made me realise how interesting photography in the wet can be and I will do it again. Great fun, lovely group and very knowledgable leader in Kevin. I picked up quite a few tips from Kevin and thoroughly enjoyed the session, thank you,
    5/5
    Jonathan
    2024-03-18
    I really enjoy these workshops. Kevin Hind is an excellent tutor/leader/expert. This particular event was marred by really dreadful weather and lack of light, but inspite of that I feel that I learned a lot albeit without taking anything I was pleased with but I now have the confidence to put that knowledge into practice.
    5/5
    Wendy Searle
    2024-03-18

    I thoroughly enjoyed it. Kevin was very helpful. The group was a good size and very friendly which is always good as it make you feel at ease.
    5/5
    Nurije
    2024-02-19
    I very much enjoyed the workshop and took away lots of ideas. Kevin is brilliant at what he does. Looking forward to the next one.
    5/5
    Carol
    2024-02-19
    I thought this was excellent and enjoyable. Kevin is really encouraging and very informative.
    5/5
    Susan
    2024-02-19

    Got everything out of it that I wanted to. Host was very good, full of information and explained everything well. I'll be booking more events.
    5/5
    Stef
    2023-10-16
    A very good workshop held by Kevin Hind. He is very patient and knowledgeable. It took my out of my comfort zone, but by the end of the 2 hours I felt very much at ease. Looking forward to going through my images. I highly recommend anyone wanting to improve their photography to book in on a workshop.
    5/5
    Carol
    2023-10-16
    Excellent evening. Kevin Hind really pushed us out of our comfort zones. We all started off very self consciously but grew in confidence throughout the evening. Kevin is an excellent teacher and group leader.
    5/5
    wendy
    2023-10-16

    Amazing, Kevin was so patient and put me at easy. I really do feel that I took lots away from it and it has inspired me to try new things.
    5/5
    Carol
    2023-09-11
    Kevin was an excellent teacher. Plenty of encouraging words and knowledge of the many different brands of cameras people were using. AM looking forward the the street photography group in October.
    5/5
    Matthew and Emily Convery
    2023-09-11
    A good mix and got to try a variety of things I wouldn't normally photograph. Kevin was a good guide and teacher
    5/5
    Maureen
    2023-05-01

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Kevin Hind
    As an ex golf professional, Kevin has moved from being in front of the camera to behind it. Having travelled much of the world through work and pleasure, Kevin has developed his photography skills in a variety of genres. Now based in Devon, Kevin is keen and excited to pass on his knowledge to others.

    Kevin Hind is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    Exeter Photography Group
    2024-03-25
    Title or Location: Venford Falls - Dartmoor National Park
    This is Pluto who did not get the memo that he is a Whippet. Happy to stand in a freezing cold river by a water fall for snacks.
    Credit: The Darkroom Photography
    Facebook: @thedarkroomdevon
    Instagram: @the.darkroomphotography

    Exeter Photography Group
    2024-03-18
    Title or Location: Taken on a walk near by.
    'White and Wild'... White, the colour of milk or fresh snow, due to the reflection of all visible rays of light the complete opposite of black...I am always amazed just how clever, how beautiful nature is... We should soak up this beauty, embrace it as it is forever changing as the seasons change.
    Credit: Carol Willcox
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carol.willcox1/
    Exeter Photography Group
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: budliegh
    as a rare day off decided to try for a sunrise at budliegh and was not dissapointedposting here as requested
    Credit: david thoburn
    Facebook: dave thoburn

    Exeter Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Living Coast, Torquay, Devon
    I hadnt been to Living Coast for some time, so thought my visit was well overdue. Still being quite new to photography, I had lots to learn. On arrival I saw that feeding time was happening soon, so with great enthusiasm, I heading off to see what I could get. And I must admit I was quite pleased with the result. Sadly Living Coast is no longer there.
    Credit: Carol Willcox
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carol.willcox1/

    Exeter Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Taken in our garden.
    This beautiful Robin was taken in our garden, and for centuries, this tiny bird has been the symbol of good luck, happiness, rebirth - and sometimes even as a messenger for loved ones. When I see the Robin, I think of my parents who are sadly no longer here, but I feel very connected to them at that moment. xxx
    Credit: Carol Willcox
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carol.willcox1/
    Exeter Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Budleigh Salterton beach
    Misty morning sunrise and the fishermens over the Budleigh Salterton beach
    Credit: Nurije Idrizi-Newson
    Facebook: Bourne Cynic

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975
    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
    I was lucky enough to have this view of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney from my hotel. I just opened the window, prepared my tripod and camera and shot this wonderful night scene.Nikon D7500 with Nikon 18-300mm lensf/1130 secsiso 200Aperture priority -3 exp compfocal length 66mm
    Credit: Brett Paull
    Facebook: Aussiebrat
    Instagram: Aussiebrat7

    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography
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