CARY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Kildaire Farm Road - 10am - 3 Hours
Freeman Long
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       3 places left

Nearby Photography Groups

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 20 July
Chapel Hill - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
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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$47      
Low Light Portrait Photography Class

Low Light Portrait Photography Class

Sunday 21 July
Durham - 5pm - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Cammel Hurse
Join our Low Light Portrait Photography class and unlock the secrets of capturing stunning portraits in challenging lighting conditions. Whether you're a beginner or an enthusiast, this class will empower you to capture captivating portraits that truly shine, even in the dimmest of environments.
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$92       2 places left
Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Saturday 27 July
Chapel Hill - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
Learn to use intentional motion blur to enhance your photography. We will cover a range of blurring techniques including long exposures, panning and intentional camera movement for artistic purposes. Not all blurry photos are accidents!

Knowing how to control the blur can help lead you to new creative opportunities, expanding your photographic possibilities.
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
Durham - 10am - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
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
$92       5 places left
Studio Photography Class

Studio Photography Class

Saturday 10 August
Central Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
A 3 hour class showing the fundimentals of having and using a studio. Production photography, flash and lighting power. Settings and materials like white board and reflectors.

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$92       1 places left
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 17 August
Moores Square - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
Discover the hidden beauty in the urban landscape of downtown Raleigh through our architectural photography event.

In this meetup, we will be focusing on buildings lines and shapes in downtown Raleigh and learn how to capture a good photo for architectural photography.

Come and join us!
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$47      

85mm Photography Meetup

85mm Photography Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Western Blvd - 4pm - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Cammel Hurse
Join us for an exciting photography meetup centered around the versatile 85mm lens! Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned photographer, this event offers a unique opportunity to explore the creative possibilities of this popular focal length. Bring your camera and unleash your creativity as we capture stunning portraits and scenes together.
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$47      
Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 24 August
Chapel Hill - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture. We will cover topics such as finding inspiration in everyday objects, experimenting with different angles and perspectives.
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$43      
Headshot Photography Class

Headshot Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Downtown Raleigh - 4pm - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Cammel Hurse
A headshot is a tightly framed face shot, typically from the shoulders up. The goal of your headshot is to clearly & creatively showcase your client's professionalism, personality, and brand. As a class, we will focus on creating headshots from the chest up with good lighting on your model's face.
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$92       4 places left

Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Saturday 31 August
University Drive - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
One of the most basic tenets of composition is the Rule of Thirds. Although most people are familiar with this technique it is often forgotten in the haste to take a photo. However you ignore it at your peril as it can make an average snap into something which is has tension and dynamism.

In this meetup we will practice using the Rule of Thirds in a setting full of photographic possibility.
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$47      
Macro Photography Class

Macro Photography Class

Saturday 07 September
Western Blvd - 10am - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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$92      
Creative Shapes

Creative Shapes

Saturday 14 September
Blue Ridge Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
We live in a world of shapes and designs all around us. Let's explore dynamic shapes, not only in architecture but how to add shapes as backgrounds to portraits and other main subject choices.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Starry Night Portraits: Painting Under the Stars Meetup

Starry Night Portraits: Painting Under the Stars Meetup

Saturday 20 July
McDowell St. - 7pm - 2 Hours
Raleigh Art Group
Alicia Deras
Join the "Starry Night Portraits: Painting Under the Stars Meetup" for a unique and unforgettable artistic experience. Under the twinkling canopy of stars, attendees will learn the basics of drawing and later painting a portrait, guided by expert instructors. This meetup offers a magical setting where creativity flourishes and imaginations soar, allowing participants to capture the essence of their subjects amidst the enchanting night sky. Whether honing existing skills or venturing into portrait painting for the first time, this event promises to inspire and ignite a passion for artistic expression under the celestial heavens. Join us for an evening of creativity, camaraderie, and celestial beauty as we paint portraits under the stars.
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$47      
Creative Wellness: Art Therapy Meetup

Creative Wellness: Art Therapy Meetup

Saturday 03 August
Beryl Rd. - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Art Group
Alicia Deras
Join the Creative Wellness: Art Therapy Meetup to experience the transformative power of art as a tool for self-care and self-expression. In this supportive environment, attendees have the opportunity to chat and create, fostering connections with their art and freeing up their minds from everyday stressors. Through guided exercises and creative prompts, individuals can delve into their emotions, gain insights, and cultivate mindfulness. This meetup offers a safe space for exploration and growth, where participants can harness the therapeutic benefits of art to enhance their overall well-being. Join us for an enriching experience of self-discovery, connection, and creative expression in a community dedicated to nurturing wellness through art therapy.
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Ashe Ave. - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Art Group
Alicia Deras
Unleash your artistic potential through our comprehensive drawing class designed to bridge the gap between inspiration and creation. With a focus on mastering the essentials, you'll embark on a creative journey guided by our seasoned instructors. Delve into the critical aspects of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition, laying a solid foundation for expressive artwork.

Moreover, we'll introduce you to diverse Mark Making techniques, transforming the intimidating blank page into a canvas of possibilities. This class is thoughtfully curated for those at the very start of their artistic path, promising a welcoming and enriching experience for complete beginners. Join us and unlock the door to your creative expression.
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$47      

Architectural Sketching: Art Therapy Meetup

Architectural Sketching: Art Therapy Meetup

Saturday 31 August
W Main St - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Art Group
Alicia Deras
Join the "Architectural Sketching: Art Therapy Meetup" to delve into the therapeutic benefits of art while exploring the intricate beauty of architectural design. This unique meetup offers the opportunity to immerse oneself in the historic district of downtown Garner, where participants can sketch the captivating architecture while experiencing the calming effects of artistic expression. Through guided exercises and creative exploration, attendees can unwind, relieve stress, and foster mindfulness as they connect with their surroundings through art therapy. Whether seeking relaxation, inspiration, or simply a moment of creative introspection, this event provides a nurturing environment for individuals to enhance their well-being while honing their sketching skills. Join us for a transformative journey of self-discovery, creativity, and architectural appreciation in a supportive community of like-minded individuals.
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$47      
ABOUT CARY
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 Cary.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Freeman is a great teacher. Will definitely sign up for more of his classes.
    5/5
    Elmyra
    2024-03-04
    Great photography workshop. Will do more
    5/5
    Philippe
    2024-02-05
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Freeman Long
    ABOUT ME
    FREEMAN LONG

    NORTH CAROLINA BASED PHOTOGRAPHER

    SPECIALIZING IN MODEL, FASHION AND THEACTRICAL HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY

    I have been making images all of my life. I love fine art
    and studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. I worked in NYC prior to relocating in North Carolina.

    Freeman Long is available for private bookings

    I offer the following services:
    Private tutoring in all levels of photogrpahy including basic camera settings, lighting, portrait, landscape fashion and architectural photogrpahy.

    Portrait Photogrpahy
    Model Photography
    Fashion Photography
    Architectural Interior Photography
    Freemanphotography.info

    PHOTOS
    Cary Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Pearson Falls, NC
    To photograph a beautiful waterfall was in my wish list. This beautiful 90-ft waterfall (Pearson Falls) is in Saluda , 4 hr drive from CARY NC. Hoping to go there for fall season :) I captured it with Sony A7iii with 24-70GM lens with Hoya ND64 filter with the following setting:A: f/13 S:1/2 sec ISO 100.
    Credit: Balaji

    Cary Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Redline Switzerland
    The Bernini Express is a famous destination trip in Switzerland. It's roughly 5 hours and runs from Chur, Switzerland to Northern Italy. My wife did some fantastic research and found the RedLine uses the same tracks, but take a few more stops - AND most importantly has windows that open, allowing for glare free photography. The viaduct the train is passing over is a World Heritage site in the Swiss lower elevation - before getting to the snow.
    Credit: Bruce Cotton
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CottonArtSpace/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bruce.cotton/
    Cary Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: First Baptist Church, Cary, NC
    I often walk by this church and admire the steeple. The day I took the image the clouds happened to be in a great position.
    Credit: Kim Allen Farnham

    Cary Photography Group
    2024-03-18
    Title or Location: Cary, NC
    I drive by this memorial almost every day. It always reminds me of having an office in DC and passing the Lincoln and Washington Memorials on my way to the Capitol. It makes me feel nostalgic. So, I thought of taking a photograph of the memorial to make it a lasting memory.
    Credit: Kim Allen Farnham

    Cary Photography Group
    2023-12-26
    Title or Location: Morning Sunrise at the Park
    I was driving home from work and saw the sun starting to rise , so I decided stop by a park and started walking towards the water and caught this amazing view.
    Credit: James Thomas
    Chichester Photography Group
    2024-07-16
    Title or Location: East bank of the River Arun West Sussex
    Out for an evening walk heading up the river Arun, luckily this vessle gave an already colourful photo op a finishing flourish.
    Credit: Steve Smith
    Instagram: PS & H Photography

    Leicester Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: Titchwell Reserve Norfolk
    I was focusing on a Marsh Harrier and when I put the camera down I saw this Robin perched on the edge of my table. He just stared at me and patiently waited as I reset the camera. I still had my zoom on and almost fell off my seat leaning to get focus. The images of this bird are among my favourite sets....
    Credit: Mike Hobson
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-14
    Title or Location: Betws-y-Coyed North Wales.
    Taken in Betws-y-Coyed. Swallow Waterfall. Nikon D750 & Nikkor 24-120 mm lens.Long exposure 30sISO 100f/22120 mm
    Credit: Jako Ecka
    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Castle Hill,South Island, NZ
    Castle Hill is an amazing location for Landscape and Astro photography. Used a Nikon Z6ii & 20mm 1.8 lens along with a lens warmer plus the Photo Pills planner.The moon was brighter than expected - 5 days old but it actually did us a big favour in lighting up the rocks with the Milky Way core above it. This is the jpeg with no edits.
    Credit: Kevin Woods

    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Capital Reef National Park, Utah
    I was on a photo workshop in the park with about 8 others. We set up for the night in the Cathedral Overlook campground. At about 3:30 am, the leader got us up and we drove, then hiked to this spot. We took astro shots, then waited in place for a couple hours until early light on the cathedral formations. This is was a merging of the two exposures that created this image.
    Credit: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Facebook: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography
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