CINCINNATI
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 25 May
East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati - 12pm - 2 Hours
Richard O'Brien
Are you new to portrait photography? Would you like to learn how to take photos of others resulting in a stunning composition? Let me show you how to set up your camera using the photography triangle as I explain how this tool can be very valuable so you can photograph others resulting in a wow factor reaction. It is important to know during this Portrait Photograph Meetup you will be posing and taking photos of each other. Not only will you be having fun and practicing taking portraits, the skills and methods learned during this meetup will make it all that much fun. An off-camera flash (and a diffuser if you have one) is recommended; the necessity for this will be discussed during the meetup. Think of the fun you will have when you learn the fundamentals of taking photos of friends and family. A photography challenge will be presented and as stated above, the Photography Triangle will be discussed and implemented. Questions and discussion are always welcome.
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$47      
Learning Adobe Lightroom Classic Class

Learning Adobe Lightroom Classic Class

Saturday 08 June
Avondale, Cincinnati, OH - 11am - 3 Hours
Richard O'Brien
Have you wanted to learn Adobe Lightroom Classic? Would you like to learn how to apply your own distinctive watermark? Lightroom Classic is part of Adobe Creative Cloud. Parking is free and the meeting is at the large table inside the Cincinnati, OH, Dunkin Donuts.

I'll show you how to import photos from the "my documents" section, use the slider presets, obtain a watermark, and export the photos. Please bring a notebook, pen, a usb drive, and a memory card if you are able to. You may also bring your laptop. Please also have a few photos in your "My documents" section of your computer that are in RAW setting and jpg setting. Thank you !

I'll also show you how to import files from a memory card or usb drive. My learning came from Udemy which I will reference during this class so you can learn other skills in Adobe Lightroom Classic. Questions and discussion are always welcome. Thank you in advance for signing up !
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$84      
Shooting a Waterfall in Slow Shutter Speed Meetup

Shooting a Waterfall in Slow Shutter Speed Meetup

Saturday 13 July
East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati - 12pm - 2 Hours
Richard O'Brien
Would you like to be able to capture running water in slow motion? The results are both breathtaking and awesome!! I'll also show you how to leave "auto" mode and teach you how to take the photos in Manual mode in a RAW setting on your camera. The experience is fantastic. Annwood Park has one small waterfall, lots of squirrels that play in and around the trees, and park benches. The park is split into 2 levels by a set of concrete steps that bring you from the lower level into the upper level that has many trees and more park benches.
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$47      

Angles and Views Photography Meetup

Angles and Views Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 July
Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45219 - 12pm - 2 Hours
Richard O'Brien
Join us for an engaging photographic journey as we delve into the art of capturing breathtaking shots by mastering various poses and camera settings.

During this meetup we will explore the many ways to take a photo crouching, turning the camera both horizontally and vertically, and adjusting the camera settings to obtain jaw-dropping angle and view shots.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 10 August
LaFayette Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220 - 11am - 3 Hours
Richard O'Brien
Are you a "newbie" to photography? Did you recently become interested in photography? Let me bring you out of "Auto" mode and into the RAW setting/Manual mode to obtain jaw-dropping photos with a fantastic composition. The theme is "Beginners Photography" Class. A photography "challenge" will be presented and the photography triangle will be discussed. Questions and discussion are always welcome.
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$92      
Trail Walk and Landscape Meetup

Trail Walk and Landscape Meetup

Saturday 24 August
Kennedy Heights Park - 12pm - 2 Hours
Richard O'Brien
Do you like hiking and taking photos at the same time? Does Landscape photography interest you? Dive into the captivating world of photography with our Trail Walk and Landscape Meetup. Explore the quaint walking trail, featuring two charming bridges crossing a peaceful creek. The trail is manageable for beginners, with sturdy steps ensuring safety while you navigate the delightful plant-life and park features. The trail spans from the park entrance to the far end near the playground - a journey of about 200-300 feet, perfect for capturing unique, artistic frames. To cap off the experience, a photography challenge will be set, creating a vibrant atmosphere of friendly competition.

Remember, comfortable footwear is advised for this outdoor adventure. Please bring any camera equipment you will need, some water, and an empty memory card.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Watercolor Meetup

Beginner's Watercolor Meetup

Saturday 25 May
Newport - 10am - 2 Hours
Cincinnati Watercolor Group
Dominik Gardner
Joining the Beginner's Watercolor Meetup offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of art, learn new skills, and express your creativity. In this class, you will receive expert guidance from seasoned artists, ensuring you develop the right techniques and understand the nuances of watercolor painting. Additionally, it provides a supportive and fun environment where you can connect with like-minded individuals, fostering friendships and a sense of community. By the end of the course, you'll have created beautiful pieces of art and gained the confidence to continue your artistic journey.
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 01 June
Fort Thomas - 10am - 2 Hours
Cincinnati Art Group
Cynthia Bailey
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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$43      
Painting Perspective of the Fall's Bridge with Mounds

Painting Perspective of the Fall's Bridge with Mounds

Saturday 01 June
Cedarville - 4pm - 2 Hours
Dayton Art Group
Nicholas O'Neal Blume
Join us for an unforgettable experience where creativity knows no bounds!

We will realistically capture the mound, it's falls, bridge, and your portraits while painting surrealistically influenced by Roberto Matta's automatic mark making (but used as an alternative sensory perception exercise which simultaneously makes music using jokes as lyrics). I encourage you to bring extra materials that are edible to paint with. The Ipad/iphone screen allows your fingers to track through the canvas and you can also drag a finger across the EDM piano while painting. You are encouraged to record (preferably in 3d360) and the park says you can stay and finish your work till sunset, then for homework you can perfect your song the painting made. This base process you will expand on will allow you to use any venue to make and display your work while touring to immortalize existence with the innovations you come up with by simply effectively combining existing ideas and citing your sources.
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$47      

Figure Drawing for Beginners

Figure Drawing for Beginners

Saturday 15 June
Sawyer Point Park & Yeatman's Cove - 10am - 2 Hours
Cincinnati Art Group
Cynthia Bailey
Dive into the fascinating world of figure drawing with our Beginners' Class!

Get ready for an exhilarating journey where we'll unravel the mysteries of capturing the human form on paper. From understanding anatomy to mastering proportions, this class is your ticket to unlocking your artistic potential.

Bring along your trusty drawing materials and prepare to unleash your creativity! Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to refine your skills, this class promises to be a thrilling adventure in artistry. Let's bring those figures to life together
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$43      
Perspective Drawing for Beginners

Perspective Drawing for Beginners

Saturday 29 June
Amberley - 9am - 2 Hours
Cincinnati Art Group
Cynthia Bailey
Dive into the magical world of Perspective Drawing for Beginners!

Unleash your inner artist and embark on an exciting journey where lines, angles, and vanishing points come to life on your canvas. In this dynamic class, you'll learn the fundamental techniques to create depth and dimension, turning flat surfaces into captivating scenes.

No prior experience? No problem! Our expert instructor will guide you step-by-step, from mastering the basics to creating stunning 3D illusions that will leave you amazed.

Get ready to bring your imagination to life as you explore the art of perspective drawing! Remember to bring along your creativity and a few basic materials.

Book your spot now and get ready to see the world from a whole new perspective!
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$47      
Sketching in Nature - Compositional Basics

Sketching in Nature - Compositional Basics

Saturday 13 July
Greenhills - 9am - 2 Hours
Cincinnati Art Group
Cynthia Bailey
Step into the serene beauty of Sketching in Nature - Compositional Basics!

Join us for an enchanting adventure where art meets the great outdoors. Feel the gentle breeze as you sketch amidst the splendor of nature, capturing its essence one stroke at a time. In this invigorating class, you'll learn the foundational principles of composition, transforming ordinary scenes into masterpieces.

No need to be a seasoned artist! Our friendly instructor will guide you through the basics, from finding the perfect composition to adding depth and balance to your sketches.

Pack your creativity and a few basic materials, and get ready to immerse yourself in the art of sketching amidst nature's breathtaking canvas.

Book your spot now and get ready to let your imagination roam free in the great outdoors!
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$47      

Figure Drawing from Imagination

Figure Drawing from Imagination

Saturday 27 July
Amberley - 9am - 2 Hours
Cincinnati Art Group
Cynthia Bailey
Embark on a captivating journey where creativity knows no bounds. Join us for an exhilarating art class where you'll learn to bring your imagination to life through the graceful curves and captivating poses of the human form.

Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting your artistic voyage, this class is designed to ignite your imagination and hone your drawing skills. Our expert instructor will guide you through techniques and exercises to help you confidently sketch figures straight from your mind's eye.

Grab your pencils and let your creativity soar as you delve into the enchanting world of figure drawing. Remember to bring along your favorite basic materials, and get ready to unleash your inner artist in ways you never thought possible!

Book your spot now and get ready to breathe life into your artistic visions!
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$47      
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 in 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 Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    It was fun, always a great group of people.
    5/5
    Scott
    2024-05-12
    Very patient, helpful.
    5/5
    Henry
    2024-02-18
    Very helpful and learning experience. Thank you
    5/5
    Robert
    2023-10-30

    I enjoyed the overlook view and class instruction. Overall informative and knowledgeable instructor.
    5/5
    Edward
    2023-10-17
    Love learning from Rick, he has a great personality...he takes his time and answers your questions...most of this was review for me, I'd love to join a more advanced class, whenever possible...
    5/5
    Tracy
    2023-08-07
    This event was well planned and very informative. We learned quite a bit about using Lightroom, editing pictures, and creating a watermark.
    5/5
    Ann
    2023-08-06

    Since there were only two of us present (plus Rick), it made for plenty of one on one attention. Very photogenic location - tons of photo opportunities.
    5/5
    Tom
    2023-07-24
    I was very happy with the opportunity to practice shooting pictures. Rick O'Brien takes the time to talk with and encourage each person.
    5/5
    Ann
    2023-06-26
    Was a great park to meet up at with plenty of objects and views to take photos of
    5/5
    Liz
    2023-06-26

    Good location for the subject. Rick was great and I enjoyed the other participants!
    5/5
    Alison
    2023-06-26
    Good idea.
    5/5
    Kenneth
    2023-06-15
    Very nice class. Rick is very knowledgeable.
    5/5
    Tracy
    2023-06-12

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    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.

    Richard O'Brien is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays from 10 am-6 pm and Sundays from 10 am-6 pm.
    Private tutoring, weddings, portraits, and events.

    PHOTOS
    Cincinnati Photography Group
    2024-05-11
    Title or Location: Cincinnati Skyline (taken from Devou Park in Covington, Kentucky)
    Cincinnati, Ohio also known as "The Queen City" majestically shows her lights in this image captured during the night from Devou Park in Covington, Kentucky. After attempts to find the aurora borealis that graced us with its presence on the evening of May 10th I was inspired to capture the beauty of Cincinnati. This image was captured close to midnight when the lights of the city were at their brightest. Image captured with my Nikon Z8, NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR lens at f/11, 1.3 se
    Credit: Deborah Heinlen Photography
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3617850594944352/user/1004805899/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deborah_heinlen_photography/

    Cincinnati Photography Group
    2024-05-11
    Title or Location: Deer park ohio
    I love sitting on my front porch at the end of the day watching the sun set &128524
    Credit: Sunsets in Deer park ohio
    Instagram: @biffsphotographypage
    Cincinnati Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: Sherwood Village suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio
    We have tons of flowers in the yard which we planted, were already here, or transferred from previous homes. They mean the world to us.
    Credit: Jerry Burck / Plan B images

    Cincinnati Photography Group
    2024-04-26
    Title or Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    I've loved Dogwoods since I was a child. They're one of my favorite trees. What caught my attention was how the light reflected in the petals. The light reflecting as well as the lightness of the petals feels like witnessing butterflies taking off after being disturbed by someone walking through a field of flowers, fluttering about, bringing a smile of surprise as well as joy.
    Credit: Ron Clemons
    Facebook: Ron Clemons
    Instagram: ron.clemons.58

    Cincinnati Photography Group
    2024-04-19
    Title or Location: Krohn's Conservatory

    Credit: Jason Moermond
    Instagram: cincyshark79
    Cincinnati Photography Group
    2024-04-12
    Title or Location: Cincinnati Zoo
    A Tulip from the Cincinnati Zoo. .Shot with my Nikon D700, with the 28-300 lens, at 300mm, 1/125 sec, f/5.6/ISO 200, Hand Held. Processed with Lightroom Classic.Enjoy
    Credit: Nelson Charette
    Facebook: snelsonc
    Instagram: NelsonCPhoto

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez
    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire
    I started taking my son to RIAT in 2008 when he was just six years old. He had to follow Dad, and would be seen armed with my old Canon 350D. I was using a Canon 40D and Canon 100-400mm L series lens at the time.RIAT is wholly dependant upon the right weather for good photography. Cloud too low - display routines are changed. Too much cloud and rain - the background is too grey. The weather can also be too good, leaving bright blue, but boring backgrounds. Thankfully July 18, 2009 provided goo
    Credit: Steve Kingston
    Facebook: Steven Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558
    Milwaukee Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Near Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Knowing there was a high chance of seeing the aurora borealis, I left work early on Friday, May 10. First, I stopped at my local camera store to buy a new lens I had been dreaming about (14-24mm f2.8). Then I drove to Minnesota to meet up with another photographer. By 1am, we found ourselves by this lake. I often found myself admiring the aurora and not taking pictures. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced.
    Credit: Jenny Parbs
    Instagram: @jparbsphoto

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