CINCINNATI
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Upcoming Events

Manual Mode and Architectural Photography Meetup

Manual Mode and Architectural Photography Meetup

Saturday the 29th of January
Ault Park, Cincinnati, Ohio - 9am-11am - 2 hours
This meet-up will highlight the Manual camera setting and will be used in Architectural photography. The Manual setting on a camera often tends to be a mystery; three settings on one mode. The result, however, can be colorful and vibrant photos with breathtaking composition. It is my goal to introduce this setting to you in very easy and slow steps. A brief description of the Manual setting will then lead to Architectural photography at the Pavilion with the focus being on the different sections that make up this large building. This meetup will highlight how Manual differs from all the other camera settings by blending aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. These three components will be briefly discussed in the beginning so there is no confusion when practicing with the settings. Looking forward to seeing you there!!
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$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Camera Settings and DOF Photography Class

Camera Settings and DOF Photography Class

Saturday the 5th of February
Echo Park, 251 Echo Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45205 - 9:00am-12:00 pm - 3 hours
The settings on the camera will be explored and questions answered. This class will allow participants to identify the settings with the type of photo being taken. In addition, DOF (depth of field) will be discussed and applied to photos taken at the Park. Shallow depth of field and full depth of field can be applied at the Pavilion, the overlook, and the Ohio River. Applying the learned settings will result in breathtaking views and photos from this scenic location.
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Landscape in JPEG or RAW Settings Photography Meetup

Landscape in JPEG or RAW Settings Photography Meetup

Saturday the 12th of February
Delhi Park, Delhi Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45238 - 9am - 11am - 2 hours
Landscape mode is very popular amongst photographers. This park has an asphalt walking trail that is 1/2 mile long and offers a brisk even walk (there is one point at the entrance that is a little steep in it's grade but easily manageable. There are two open shelters and a bridge present. The trail goes around somewhat like an oval; beginning and ending at the parking lot. Looking forward to seeing you there.
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$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Landscape and Macro Mode Photography Meetup

Landscape and Macro Mode Photography Meetup

Saturday the 12th of February
Larz Anderson Park, 2905 Golden Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226 - 9am - 11am - 2 hours
This park is gigantic and offers plenty of Landscape opportunities; there are several trees on the right side of the park. There is also a beautiful scenic view of the Ohio River and a fence to the left of the park that should provide excellent macro shots. This meetup will also provide an opportunity for far way shots-those with zoom lenses please bring them. Looking forward to seeing you there.
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$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class- Favorite   Camera Settings

Beginners Photography Class- Favorite Camera Settings

Saturday the 19th of February
Fernbank Park, 50 Thornton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45233 - 9am-12pm - 3 hours
Every beginner photographer has their favorite settings on a camera. Using these favorite settings should allow you to have a great time in this outdoor setting. There is a huge pavilion, a bridge for walking nearby, and an incredible view of the Ohio River. Beginners are welcome as we will cover camera settings and settings issues you may have with your camera. This park has several photo opportunities available. Looking forward to seeing you there !!
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$69pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Macro and Shallow Depth of Field Photography Class

Macro and Shallow Depth of Field Photography Class

Saturday the 5th of March
Rapid Run Park, 4450 Rapid Run Road, Cincinnati, OH 45205 - 9am-12pm - 3 hours
There will be lots of Macro opportunities present including several trees, an outdoor water fountain, leaves on the ground, and outdoor benches. Macro photos taken with a wide angle lens often result in shallow depth of field as the Macro object becomes the main focus in the photo. This exciting method of photography is a favorite amongst many photographers. Looking forward to seeing you there and seeing your spectacular "close up" photos.
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$69pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Your Favorite lens and Camera Setting Photography  Meetup

Your Favorite lens and Camera Setting Photography Meetup

Saturday the 12th of March
Alms Park, 710 Tusculum Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226 - 9am - 11am - 2 hours
Feel free to bring your favorite lens or the lens you currently use and pick your favorite setting (Landscape, Shutter priority, etc.). There should be lots of photo opportunities at the overlook. Different lenses and settings will result in a variety of compositions that will be exciting to view. Looking forward to seeing you there !!
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$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
F Stop and Aperture Photography Class

F Stop and Aperture Photography Class

Saturday the 19th of March
Mt. Storm Park 700 LaFayette Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220 - 11am-2pm - 3 hours
We will be discussing F stop and Aperture. Aperture can be a riddle to many. We will discuss and photograph how depth of field, both shallow and full, derives from the aperture setting on the camera. It is through this setting the shutter opens and closes. This will be a fun time to explore how shallow depth of field can be instrumental in both landscape and portrait photography. Looking forward to seeing you there !!
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$69pp     only 4 places left
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
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.