CARY
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 29 June
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       5 places left
Headshot Photography Meetup

Headshot Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Blackwell Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Freeman Long
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 natural lighting.
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$47      
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.
book now
$92      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 22 June
Durham - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
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.

Rain or shine
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$43      
Photography 101: Exposure

Photography 101: Exposure

Sunday 23 June
Downtown Raleigh - 3pm - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Cammel Hurse
What is Exposure?

The action of exposing a digital sensor or photographic film to light.

This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their cameras. We will touch on the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$92       5 places left
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 29 June
Durham - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
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$43      

Creative Shapes

Creative Shapes

Saturday 06 July
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      
Understanding Metering and Histogram

Understanding Metering and Histogram

Sunday 07 July
Pogue St - 3pm - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Cammel Hurse
Having troubles with getting the correct exposure? Curious what the histogram is and how to read it? In this meetup I will discuss how your camera's light meter works, how metering affects your meter, as well as what your histogram is and how to read and understand the information it is giving you.
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$92       5 places left
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Morrisville - 6pm - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
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$47      

50mm Lens Photography Class

50mm Lens Photography Class

Sunday 14 July
Downtown Raleigh - 2pm - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Cammel Hurse
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer's gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography.

In this class, we'll review the basic camera settings. We'll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
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$92       5 places left
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       4 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      
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

Other Nearby Groups

Enchanting Nature: Watercolor Painting Meetup Inspired by Foliage

Enchanting Nature: Watercolor Painting Meetup Inspired by Foliage

Saturday 22 June
Ashe Ave - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Dive into the captivating world of watercolor with our Foliage and Nature Painting workshop. This immersive session is designed to guide you through the art of portraying the intricate beauty of nature. Explore the vibrant colors and varied textures of foliage and plants, while mastering watercolor techniques to achieve breathtaking effects. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to enhance your skills and bring your creative visions to life. Secure your spot today and start your journey towards creating mesmerizing pieces of art inspired by the natural world.
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$43      
Dusk Horizons: Watercolor Landscapes Meetup

Dusk Horizons: Watercolor Landscapes Meetup

Saturday 29 June
Duraleigh Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of twilight vistas at our Dusk Horizons: Watercolor Landscapes Meetup. Join us for an enriching experience where you'll learn to paint stunning skies and experimental landscapes, delve into color theory, and master various techniques for creating mesmerizing nightscapes. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned artist, this class offers the perfect opportunity to refine your skills and unleash your creativity against the backdrop of twilight's splendor. Don't miss out on this chance to explore the art of watercolor painting while capturing the magic of dusk's horizons!
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$43      
Creative Ink: Anime and Cartoon Drawing Meetup

Creative Ink: Anime and Cartoon Drawing Meetup

Saturday 29 June
Ashe Ave. - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Art Group
Alicia Deras
Join the Creative Ink: Anime and Cartoon Drawing Meetup to immerse themselves in a vibrant community of artists passionate about anime and cartoon illustration. Through engaging workshops and collaborative sessions, attendees can refine their skills, share techniques, and draw inspiration from fellow enthusiasts. This meetup offers a supportive environment where participants can explore diverse styles, experiment with character design, and unleash their creativity onto the canvas. Whether beginners or seasoned artists, everyone is encouraged to join and elevate their craft while fostering connections with like-minded individuals. Join us for an opportunity to dive into the colorful world of anime and cartoon drawing, where imagination knows no bounds.
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$47      

Fluttering Colors: Watercolor Butterfly Painting Meetup

Fluttering Colors: Watercolor Butterfly Painting Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Blue Ridge Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of butterflies with our "Fluttering Colors: Watercolor Butterfly Painting Meetup." Join us as we embark on a journey to capture the exquisite hues and delicate patterns of these magnificent creatures on canvas. In this class, we'll delve into the mesmerizing spectacle of real butterflies fluttering around us, providing inspiration and insight into their vibrant colors and intricate details. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to hone your watercolor skills while connecting with the beauty of nature. Don't miss out on this chance to unleash your creativity and bring the magic of butterflies to life on paper.
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$47      
Artistic Waters: Embracing the Flow - A Watercolor Exploration for All Levels

Artistic Waters: Embracing the Flow - A Watercolor Exploration for All Levels

Saturday 13 July
Lead Mine Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Dive into the world of watercolor painting with our inclusive meetup, welcoming artists of all levels from beginners to experts. Experience a supportive environment where beginners can grasp fundamental techniques, unlock creativity, and cultivate a deep appreciation for the beauty of watercolor art. Under the guidance of seasoned instructors, participants will explore color blending, refine brushstrokes, and translate their visions onto paper. Beyond skill development, our meetup fosters personal growth, relaxation, and connections with fellow art enthusiasts. Whether you seek therapeutic release, a new hobby, or wish to explore your artistic potential, our Beginner's Watercolor meetup offers inspiration, encouragement, and community. Join us and let your creativity flow!

In this class, our instructor will assist each student in creating a personal masterpiece of their choosing, this means the instructor will help you out with a theme or subject you already have in mind in order to give creative liberty to each individual.
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Ashe Ave. - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Art Group
Alicia Deras
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.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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$47      

Blossoms in Bloom: Watercolor Painting Plants and Flowers Meetup

Blossoms in Bloom: Watercolor Painting Plants and Flowers Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Beryl Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of botanical art with our "Blossoms in Bloom: Watercolor Painting Plants and Flowers Meetup." Join us as we gather to appreciate the intricate beauty of foliage that surrounds us. In this class, we'll take inspiration from the diverse array of plants and flowers in our surroundings, transforming them into stunning watercolor illustrations. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a budding enthusiast, this meetup offers a wonderful opportunity to refine your skills while capturing the essence of nature on paper. Come join us as we celebrate the artistry of flora and unleash our creativity amidst the blossoms in bloom!
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$47      
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      
Watercolor Zine Crafting Meetup

Watercolor Zine Crafting Meetup

Saturday 27 July
University Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Dive into creativity with our Watercolor Zine Crafting Meetup! Explore the art of zine-making—a unique form of expression combining text, images, and artwork into a personalized pamphlet. In this session, each participant will craft their own zine, akin to a mini book, using watercolor as our primary medium. Unleash your storytelling prowess and bring your narratives to life on paper, creating charming keepsakes infused with your artistic vision. Join us for an inspiring journey of self-expression and creative exploration!
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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
    2024-06-10
    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

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-06-15
    Title or Location: Portmarnock Beach

    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Instagram: dogography_dublin
    Anchorage Photography Group
    2024-06-14
    Title or Location: 20 miles south of Anchorage
    Taking with a canon 60 mark II, slow shutter speed FLD filter, F 25, taken late spring, the green was just beginning to come out.
    Credit: Steven Randel

    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
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