CINCINNATI
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Smartphone Photography Settings Class

Smartphone Photography Settings Class

Saturday the 1st of October
Echo Park - 12pm-3pm - 3 hours
Smartphones are giving conventional cameras a run for their money nowadays; and it's all right there in your pocket. The class is all about how you can make the most of the phone camera settings and apps to create professional-looking shots.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Sunday the 9th of October
Observatory Ave, Cincinnati - 2pm - 3 hours
Portraits are what we use to be seen in many different ways whether it's for a job, a role or just a great confidence booster. in this class I will introduce the know hows, the do's and don'ts and how to find that right angle for anyone you'll capture a shot of.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Meetup

Beginners Photography Meetup

Saturday the 15th of October
Ault Park, Cincinnati, Ohio - 12pm-2pm - 2 hours
Are you a beginning photographer? During this 2-hour beginner's meetup I will answer your questions regarding settings, lingo, and how to come away from "Auto" mode. In addition, the large pavilion and nearby landscape will provide some spectacular photo opportunities. As always, questions will be answered, and discussions are welcome. I will address any beginner's photography issues you have and make the transition away from "Auto" mode as easy as possible for you.
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$39pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Architectural Photography for Beginners

Architectural Photography for Beginners

Saturday the 29th of October
Alms Park, 710 Tusculum Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226 - 12pm-3pm - 3 hours
Composition in Photography involves leading lines, rule of thirds, different hues of colors, framing, symmetry, and patterns. These listed elements, and others, often combine resulting in spectacular photos. Join me at Alms Park in Cincinnati Ohio for this 3 hour class that is sure to present some awesome opportunities for great photo composition. There is a Pavilion and a Pergola with an overlook. Discussion questions are always welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there !!
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Meetup

Beginners Photography Meetup

Saturday the 12th of November
Mt. Storm Park 700 LaFayette Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220 - 12pm-2pm - 2 hours
Are you a beginning photographer? Would you like to know more about the settings on your camera? Please join me for 2 hours of discussion, questions, and answers geared toward understanding your camera settings. A pavilion, wooded area, and a gazebo are present to provide fantastic photos. I'm sure everyone will have a great time taking photos !!
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$39pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
End of Fall/Foliage Trail Walk Photography Class

End of Fall/Foliage Trail Walk Photography Class

Saturday the 26th of November
Kennedy Heights Park - 12pm-3pm - 3 hours
It's about time for a trail walk and what better way than to do that at Kennedy Heights Park. I'm sure after having Thanksgiving Dinner, a trail walk will be welcome by many. This Park offers a trail walk with a bridge, plenty of Landscape, a pavilion with restrooms and plenty of area for walking and photo opps, with many, many trees. Please wear hiking boots, especially for the trail walk. If you don't have boots, sturdy sneakers will be fine.
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$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Understanding Your Camera and its Functions Meetup

Understanding Your Camera and its Functions Meetup

Saturday the 10th of December
Larz Anderson Park - 12pm-2pm - 2 hours
Do you have a new camera you are getting used to. Would you like to now how it functions? This meetup is for those with digital, bridge, mirrorless, and DSLR cameras. We'll talk about the camera functions and how to focus to take great shots. This park features a great view of the Ohio River in Cincinnati, OH.
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$39pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT CINCINNATI
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 around Cincinnati.

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 Cincinnati Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue.

REVIEWS
Rick was a great teacher. I appreciate that he didn't canel although the weather was not great. He is very open to answering questions and being readily available, which is really hard to find. I plan on taking lots more classes and getting more involved.
5/5
Deborah M Scheetz
September 5th 2022
I really enjoyed it. Rick was very insightful and very engaging.
5/5
Bruce Jones
December 5th 2021
This was a very informative event. The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful in answering my questions.
5/5
Ann Lunnemann
November 6th 2021
Loved it! Many fellow students from previous classes were there, great to see them again, Instructor was very thorough and loved his photo puns, he could easily be a Jungle Cruise Skipper, Loved it! Learned a lot, great location, beautiful scenery to shoot...Awesome Collaboration from Instructor and Students...best way to learn, hands on!
5/5
Tracy
November 6th 2021
Nice to meet other photographers. Will is very nice & outgoing and knowledgeable.
4/5
Fred Copley
May 8th 2021
I really enjoyed myself. I would like to visit other areas downtown to take some night photography
4/5
Keith Haungs
May 5th 2021
Fun! Loved learning about night photography!
5/5
Tracy Vornberger
May 3rd 2021
I loved it. Bill was a great instructor. I really got a lot out of it.
5/5
Bruce Jones
May 2nd 2021
William Jones was an excellent instuctor- knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and very, very patient. He was able to breakdown information that I read in the owner's manual or youtube that I could not understand into understandable, practical knowledge. The hands-on portion and materials covered have help me be a better photographer.
5/5
Jim hayes
March 8th 2021
Awesome, Instructor was very knowledgeable, and clear with directions...I really enjoyed taking this class, getting hands on is so much easier to learn...thank you
5/5
Tracy
March 7th 2021
Thought it was great Mr. William Jones Did Great taught me things I didn’t know and that I could using going forward..
5/5
Tanika Roberson
December 12th 2020
INSTRUCTORS
Richard O'Brien
Hello. Having several years of photography experience with both digital and DSLR cameras, it is my pleasure to be able to share my work, knowledge, and insight as an instructor. It is my goal to help others achieve the direction and methods needed to obtain beautiful and inspiring pictures.
Julian Sorrells
Julian Sorrells, a photographer that has been active in the craft for 7 years now. His favorite kind of photography is street, portraits and lifestyle.