CINCINNATI
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 30 June
Tusculum Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226 - 11am - 3 Hours
Richard O'Brien
Did you recently get a camera as a gift? Would you like to learn more about the settings and how to take jaw-dropping photos? Let me bring you out of "auto" mode and into Manual mode. The theme is "Beginners Photography" Class. Alms Park has a 2 story Pavilion, and a Pergola area which provides a distant view of the Ohio River. Parking is free on the same side of the road as the Pavilion. We will meet in front of the Pavilion. I'm sure the shots obtained will be crisp and stunning. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Questions and discussion are always welcome. A Beginners Photography challenge will also take place. I'll describe skills and methods for taking photos with great composition which includes an explanation of the photography triangle.
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$92      
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      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 24 August
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 14 September
Observatory Avenue Cincinnati, OH - 11am - 3 Hours
Richard O'Brien
Did you recently get a new camera? Would you like to learn the settings? Let me take you out of "Auto" mode and into Manual Mode/Raw setting on your camera. You'll obtain jaw-dropping photos that produce a "wow" factor. The Photography Triangle will be discussed and a photography theme will be presented. Ault Park in Cincinnati has a two-story pavilion, an overlook and a front yard that has lots of rows of flowers. Free parking is in a “circle” type format on each side of the pavilion. We will meet at the bottom of the pavilion stairs. Discussion and questions are always welcome. Thank you for signing up.
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$92      

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 28 September
Eden Park Drive - 9am - 2 Hours
Richard O'Brien
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.

Eden Park features 2 small ponds with ducks, squirrels that roam around, a cement foot bridge, a creek that connects both ponds, and a spectacular view of the Ohio River. Parking is free and is available alongside the road that runs through the park. The early start is to ensure parking for everyone as the park is busy in the early hours of the day. We will meet on the cement foot bridge.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Sunset, Dusk and Night Photography Class

Sunset, Dusk and Night Photography Class

Saturday 29 June
Keeneland - 8pm - 3 Hours
Lexington Photography Group
Steven Edger
BUNDLE CLASS! Sunset, Dusk and Night Photography

In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing stunning and dramatic landscape images during the hours of dusk and night.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of landscape photography, including composition, exposure, and lighting. We will cover topics such as capturing the mood and atmosphere of a scene, using long exposures to create unique effects, and using light sources to add interest and depth to your images.
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$92       4 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Georgetown, KY - 9am - 3 Hours
Lexington Photography Group
Richard O'Brien
Did you recently get a new camera? Would you like to go from "auto" mode and into Manual mode/RAW setting? We'll show you how increased data into the sensor can result in jaw-dropping, sensational photos. For sure, the photos you obtain will have a "Wow" factor that is beyond belief.

The photography triangle will be discussed, and a photography challenge will be presented. All skill levels are welcome.
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$92      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Frankfort, KY - 10am - 2 Hours
Lexington Photography Group
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.
book now
$47      

Reflections and Landscape Meetup

Reflections and Landscape Meetup

Saturday 21 September
Cincinnati Road, Georgetown - 10am - 2 Hours
Lexington Photography Group
Richard O'Brien
Do you like taking photos of reflections and landscape in water? I'll show you how to take fantastic photos of trees, clouds, and bridges as reflections in water. A photography challenge will be presented. Questions and discussion is always welcome. Free parking is available and we will meet at the entrance of the park .
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 19 October
Georgetown, KY - 9am - 3 Hours
Lexington Photography Group
Richard O'Brien
Did you recently get a new camera? Would you like to go from "auto" mode and into Manual mode/RAW setting? We'll show you how increased data into the sensor can result in jaw-dropping, sensational photos. For sure, the photos you obtain will have a "Wow" factor that is beyond belief.

The photography triangle will be discussed, and a photography challenge will be presented. All skill levels are welcome.
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$92      
I Shoot it, You Shoot it

I Shoot it, You Shoot it

Saturday 16 November
Cincinnati Road, Georgetown - 10am - 2 Hours
Lexington Photography Group
Richard O'Brien
This session, will have a wide variation of subjects and creative lighting. The idea is that you can see how I shoot a scene, and then you place your camera in position and shoot the same way. This is a very effective way to study and learn new techniques.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

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      
Introduction to Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting

Saturday 29 June
Yellow Springs - 5pm - 2 Hours
Dayton Art Group
Nicholas O'Neal Blume
Join us for a vibrant and engaging journey into the world of oil painting! Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to refine your skills, this class is perfect for you. Dive into the rich textures and brilliant colors of oil paints as we guide you through the basics of this timeless art form.

Discover the joy of creating your own masterpiece in a relaxed and supportive environment. From mixing colors to mastering brush techniques, you'll gain all the knowledge you need to express your creativity on canvas.

Bring your enthusiasm and your basic art materials - we'll provide the inspiration and fun! Full details of the event will be provided upon booking confirmation. Get ready to unleash your inner artist and make some amazing art!
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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      

Portrait Drawing Basics

Portrait Drawing Basics

Saturday 13 July
Pine St, Along E 5th St - 5pm - 2 Hours
Dayton Art Group
Nicholas O'Neal Blume
Unlock your artistic potential and dive into the captivating world of portrait drawing! Whether you're a beginner or looking to enhance your skills, this class is designed to help you master the fundamentals of capturing the human face with pencil and paper.

Experience the thrill of bringing a portrait to life as you learn essential techniques such as proportion, shading, and facial anatomy. Our supportive and fun environment will encourage your creativity and help you develop your unique drawing style.
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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      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 27 July
Yellow Springs - 5pm - 2 Hours
Dayton Art Group
Nicholas O'Neal Blume
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      

Portrait Drawing Basics: Capture the Essence of a Face

Portrait Drawing Basics: Capture the Essence of a Face

Saturday 10 August
Downtown - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Dayton Art Group
Nicholas O'Neal Blume
Unleash your inner artist and dive into the captivating world of portrait drawing! Whether you're a beginner or looking to enhance your skills, this class is perfect for you. Discover the secrets of capturing the human face with precision and creativity. Our experienced instructor will guide you through essential techniques such as proportion, shading, and facial anatomy, all in a fun and supportive environment.

Get ready to create stunning portraits that truly capture the essence of your subject. Bring your enthusiasm and creativity - we'll provide the inspiration!
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$47      
Expressive Figure Drawing: Bring Your Art to Life!

Expressive Figure Drawing: Bring Your Art to Life!

Saturday 24 August
Oregon - 8pm - 2 Hours
Dayton Art Group
Nicholas O'Neal Blume
Join us for an exciting journey into the dynamic world of figure drawing! Whether you're a novice or a seasoned artist, this class will help you capture the energy and movement of the human form. Our talented instructor will guide you through expressive techniques that bring life and emotion to your drawings, making every line and gesture count.

In a fun and supportive atmosphere, you'll learn how to convey action, mood, and personality in your figure drawings. Get ready to unleash your creativity and produce stunning, expressive artwork!
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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
    I just got a lightroom classic so it was a good start to get familiar with a few things. I really enjoyed learning how to make a watermark! As always, Rick is a great instructor and makes sure you know what your doing before going on. That's so important for me. I got lost a couple of times and he was very patient and helped me get to where I needed to be.
    5/5
    Janice
    2024-06-10
    The event was very informative and the instructor had enough knowledge, confidence and energy to keep things interesting. I would sign up again.
    4/5
    Jeff
    2024-05-28
    My instructor, Rick, was very knowledgeable. I appreciated his upbeat personality. I am a newer hobby photographer and he was patient which helped. I look forward to future learning with this group.
    5/5
    Janice
    2024-05-26

    Rick was excellent! The content provided and the method of instruction helped tremendously and will enable me to take my photography to the next level. Being able to have hands on practice with Rick at your side to guide you through the process made the session invaluable.
    5/5
    Deborah
    2024-05-26
    It was great to meetup with other photographers from the tri-state, and it was even greater to have a pro photographer that was not only friendly and personable with a great sense of humor. He made it a point to assist everyone in any way he could. I believe everyone was comfortable regardless of skill level.
    5/5
    Amal
    2024-05-26
    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

    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
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Central Park
    I was lucky enough to have worked in Central Park for several years and one of the bonuses of that is being one of first people in the park after a snowstorm. Central Park is transformed into a magical wonderland in the snow, and this woman and i were enjoying the peace and beauty of it.
    Credit: Jodi Beck
    Instagram: jbeckglobalphoto

    Cincinnati Photography Group
    2024-06-15
    Title or Location: Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California
    I have been to Death Valley numerous times, it has actually become one of my favorite National Parks. I will usually do sunrise at one of two locations there in the park, Mesquite Dunes is most times my first choice. I love the dunes first thing in the morning becasue the shadows that are cast over the dunes. The one thing that I also love about the dunes is from weather the formations are always changing so you always can find new looks plus the notion that the area is large and you can walk in
    Credit: Werner Lobert
    Cincinnati Photography Group
    2024-06-05
    Title or Location: Olive Hill, KY
    My wife and I have known each other for over 15 years after we met as kids when she was 11 and I was 13. She grew up on a small farm in Eastern Kentucky before we got married and she moved to Cincinnati to be with me a few years back. We grew up playing on her family's farm and we still visit my in-laws who live there. This photo was taken of my father-in-law at their farm as he prepared his horse bridle for a weekend ride.
    Credit: Emanuel Picazo
    Facebook: Emanuel Picazo

    Cincinnati Photography Group
    2024-06-03
    Title or Location: Franklin, Ohio
    Water droplets on day lilly leaves after a morning rain.Google Pixel 8 Prof/2.0, 1/100, Macro mode(RAW file finished in Lightroom)
    Credit: Justin Doles
    Instagram: JustinDoles

    Cincinnati Photography Group
    2024-05-31
    Title or Location: CIncinnati, Ohio
    Evening, Nikkor 24-200 1/160th sec f/9 ISO 800 200mm Nikon Z5
    Credit: Krel Hartjen
    Cincinnati Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: Oxbow lake lawrenceburg Indiana
    The photo was taken the morning of November 5th 2023 while walking a trail at my local Oxbow lake.
    Credit: Andrew Lewis

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-06-20
    Title or Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
    ?This past Father?s Day I went to a family farm cidery with my oldest daughter. The drinks were good, the company was great, but the best part was the farm?s commitment to keeping wild, native plants for pollinators. This little bee found a delicious clover and I got this macro shot.?
    Credit: PGC Photography
    Instagram: @valle6500
    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Plaquemine LA
    This was the backside of a passing storm system while I was at work in a chemical plant. Capture was made on my iPhone 15 Pro using the Lightning Cam 2 app.
    Credit: Christopher Fontenot
    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Nolanville
    A few years ago the field on FM 3219 used to be full of sunflowers. Not anymore. Good thing I took the photos when I did...
    Credit: Bambi Altman

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    Murrieta Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin

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