CARY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 02 March
Kildaire Farm Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Freeman Long
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
New Hope Church 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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$84      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 30 March
Blackwell Street - 10:11am - 2 Hours
Freeman Long
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$43      

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 13 April
Blackwell Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Freeman Long
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Creative Shapes

Creative Shapes

Saturday 02 March
2110 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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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 09 March
Downtown Raleigh - 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.
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$43      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 16 March
Durham - 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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$43      

Understanding your Histogram and Lightmeter

Understanding your Histogram and Lightmeter

Sunday 17 March
NC botanical garden - 1pm - 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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$84       5 places left
Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Saturday 23 March
Eno River - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
Come and join us as we explore composition in photography.

Composition is one of the most critical element in photography. Composition is how a photographer arranges the visual elements within their image, frame. I promise you that if you search for information on composition you will find plenty You will find formal rules, opinion, some of which you can trace back to historical art movements and painters.

Even in the digital world, composition remains the key to creating strong images. Composition is what guides our eye through an image and gives importance to the subject. It creates the story for the viewer and how we as photographers convey that message.

This meetup will explore composition using our frame and tools available to us as the photographer.
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$43      
Flash Photography Class

Flash Photography Class

Sunday 24 March
Durham - 4pm - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Cammel Hurse
As a photographer, mastering flash photography will hugely improve your photography and understanding of lighting.

In this class, we will cover how to properly use your external Camera Flash/Speedlite and learn the settings and modes, including the widely used TTL Metering mode, which is a common mode in your camera that fosters seamless communication between your camera and Speedlite.

Lastly, we will also learn the difference between fill light and key light. Exploring the interplay between available lighting and flash photography.

We'll explore these concepts as we troubleshoot, make adjustments, and skillfully capture portraits and landscapes.
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$84       0 places left

Double Exposure Class

Double Exposure Class

Saturday 30 March
Central Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
A double exposure is a photograph composed of two combined and overlaid images. You can create double exposures in Photoshop or with digital cameras using a special setting. These images often have a dreamy, otherworldly feel and you can use them for great artistic effect, with both digital cameras and film.

Come and learn double exposure with us!
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$84       2 places left
Macro Photography Class

Macro Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
2619 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.

Please bring a fully charged battery, lots of space on your memory card, good walking shoes, some water to drink, and an umbrella if it looks like it may rain.
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$84       4 places left
Photography 101: Exposure

Photography 101: Exposure

Saturday 13 April
Durham - 10am - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
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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$84      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
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
$84      
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Saturday 11 May
Durham - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
Unlock your creative potential as you discover fresh viewpoints and perspectives in our interactive photography session. Master the art of visually narrating varying stories through different angles with your camera. Enhance your skill in finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View. Don't just capture a moment, create an immersive story with your unique vision. Broaden your artistic horizon by indulging in the exploration of fresh perspectives.
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$43      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 25 May
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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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Watercolor Meetup

Beginner's Watercolor Meetup

Saturday 02 March
Ashe Ave - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Join the Beginner's Watercolor meetup to embark on a journey of artistic exploration and self-expression. In this welcoming and supportive environment, beginners can learn fundamental watercolor techniques, unleash their creativity, and develop a newfound appreciation for the beauty of watercolor painting. Guided by experienced instructors, participants can discover the joy of mixing colors, mastering brushstrokes, and bringing their visions to life on paper. Beyond skill acquisition, the meetup offers a space for personal growth, relaxation, and connection with like-minded individuals who share a passion for art. Whether seeking a therapeutic outlet, a new hobby, or simply a chance to explore their artistic potential, participants will find inspiration, encouragement, and camaraderie in the Beginner's Watercolor meetup.
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$43      
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
    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
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    PHOTOS
    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

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon
    Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon was on my 'list'. I'm glad I researched suggestions to get successful photos during the tour. This was shot at ISO800, f4 and 16mm around 3pm local.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography

    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Scarborough
    One of the creative artistic edits of my images. I love to create motion and fluidity in an image to set it apart from the run of the mill shot by creating drama and emotion using my post processing skills.
    Credit: Kenneth Fisher

    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: North Liberty Iowa
    This was taken with a Nikon D7100 set on on long exposure. Steel wool was in a kitchen wish tied on a string. Lit on fire and spun in a circle.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos
    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March

    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
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