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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Next Steps Class

Beginner's Photography Next Steps Class

Saturday 17 December
Red Wing Park - 10am - 3 hours Hours
You've taken our Beginner's Photography class, now what's next? This companion course covers composition, the RAW v. JPEG image format debate, editing, file storage, and lots of practice using your manual mode shooting skills. Even if you haven't taken our Beginner's Photography class, as long as you know how to operate your camera and want to improve the quality of your pictures, this class is for you! During our three hours together, we will have several activities to practice what we're learning, and plenty of time for individual and group feedback.
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$76       3 places left
Street Photography and Elf Door Scavenger Hunt Meetup

Street Photography and Elf Door Scavenger Hunt Meetup

Sunday 18 December
MacArthur Center Mall - 1pm - 2 Hours
Street photographers are observers by nature. They use photography as a way of connecting with the world and bringing back the moments that stand out. There are hints, feelings, ideas, stories, or questions in their photos that are meant to prompt the viewer to wonder about the rest of the story. This two-hour meetup is for all skill levels and any camera type, including cell phones. We will be exploring downtown Norfolk, looking for the interesting details in everyday life that are often overlooked. After a discussion on what Street Photography is and how to go about it, we will walk around downtown to see what we can find. And what we find will be different for everyone, that's the beauty of Street Photography, pictures are taken from the photographer's viewpoint instead of focusing on the viewer's perspective, leaving every image up to the interpretation of the viewer rather than leading them to it. While we're there, be on the lookout for 100 elf doors that have been placed in public areas in Downtown Norfolk! It's a great way to train yourself to focus on the details of your surroundings.
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$39      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 March
Brock Environmental Center - 11am - 3 Hours
This class will cover the exposure triangle and the part that ISO, aperture, and shutter speed play individually in achieving the perfect exposure. We'll delve into how to choose which setting to prioritize based on the image you want to produce, and how lighting and composition impact those choices. There will be practice activities, and plenty of time for one-on-one coaching. Please bring a camera that can shoot in manual mode, and if you are not familiar with where the settings are on your camera, please also bring the user's manual for your camera.
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$76      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 April
Brock Environmental Center - 10am - 3 Hours
This class will cover the exposure triangle and the part that ISO, aperture, and shutter speed play individually in achieving the perfect exposure. We'll delve into how to choose which setting to prioritize based on the image you want to produce, and how lighting and composition impact those choices. There will be practice activities, and plenty of time for one-on-one coaching. Please bring a camera that can shoot in manual mode, and if you are not familiar with where the settings are on your camera, please also bring the user's manual for your camera.
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$76      
Beginner's Photography Next Steps Class

Beginner's Photography Next Steps Class

Saturday 22 April
Red Wing Park - 10am - 3 hours Hours
You've taken our Beginner's Photography class, now what's next? This companion course covers composition, the RAW v. JPEG image format debate, editing, file storage, and lots of practice using your manual mode shooting skills. Even if you haven't taken our Beginner's Photography class, as long as you know how to operate your camera and want to improve the quality of your pictures, this class is for you! During our three hours together, we will have several activities to practice what we're learning, and plenty of time for individual and group feedback.
book now
$76      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 May
Brock Environmental Center - 9am - 3 Hours
This class will cover the exposure triangle and the part that ISO, aperture, and shutter speed play individually in achieving the perfect exposure. We'll delve into how to choose which setting to prioritize based on the image you want to produce, and how lighting and composition impact those choices. There will be practice activities, and plenty of time for one-on-one coaching. Please bring a camera that can shoot in manual mode, and if you are not familiar with where the settings are on your camera, please also bring the user's manual for your camera.
book now
$76      
Beginner's Photography Next Steps Class

Beginner's Photography Next Steps Class

Saturday 20 May
Red Wing Park - 9am - 3 hours Hours
You've taken our Beginner's Photography class, now what's next? This companion course covers composition, the RAW v. JPEG image format debate, editing, file storage, and lots of practice using your manual mode shooting skills. Even if you haven't taken our Beginner's Photography class, as long as you know how to operate your camera and want to improve the quality of your pictures, this class is for you! During our three hours together, we will have several activities to practice what we're learning, and plenty of time for individual and group feedback.
book now
$76      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 10 June
Brock Environmental Center - 9am - 3 Hours
This class will cover the exposure triangle and the part that ISO, aperture, and shutter speed play individually in achieving the perfect exposure. We'll delve into how to choose which setting to prioritize based on the image you want to produce, and how lighting and composition impact those choices. There will be practice activities, and plenty of time for one-on-one coaching. Please bring a camera that can shoot in manual mode, and if you are not familiar with where the settings are on your camera, please also bring the user's manual for your camera.
book now
$76      
Beginner's Photography Next Steps Class

Beginner's Photography Next Steps Class

Saturday 24 June
Red Wing Park - 9am - 3 hours Hours
You've taken our Beginner's Photography class, now what's next? This companion course covers composition, the RAW v. JPEG image format debate, editing, file storage, and lots of practice using your manual mode shooting skills. Even if you haven't taken our Beginner's Photography class, as long as you know how to operate your camera and want to improve the quality of your pictures, this class is for you! During our three hours together, we will have several activities to practice what we're learning, and plenty of time for individual and group feedback.
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$76      
ABOUT VIRGINIA
BEACH
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 Virginia Beach .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    i really enjoyed the event! i had a lot to learn, and the instructor was very helpful! i look forward to the next event!
    5/5
    Erik
    2022-12-04
    Very good information and presented well.
    5/5
    Carol
    2022-12-04
    INSTRUCTORS
    Dawn Rykheart
    Dawn Rykheart is a Virginia Beach photographer and owner of Awestruck Photos, LLC. She has lived in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia since 2004 and was drawn there by the abundance of natural areas to explore. She spends her summers taking family portraits on the beach and has worked as an event photographer for the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, CVS Pharmacy, SunTrust Bank, and other local businesses. For several years she was a contributing photographer to the Hampton Roads Health Journal. She has also volunteered her photography services for the VA Heart Gallery, Sentara Hospice Services, and numerous non-profit fundraisers. Her go-to equipment set includes a Nikon D7100, Sigma 18-35mm lens, and Nikkor 28-300mm lens. She enjoys sharing her love of photography with others, and delights in helping people capture their own unique view of the world!
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