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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Downtown Jacksonville - 4pm - 3 Hours
Kimberly Halbrook
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$92       5 places left
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 15 June
Downtown Jacksonville - 4pm - 2 Hours
Kimberly Halbrook
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating stunning images with a shallow depth of field.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance.

We will cover topics such as using a shallow depth of field to create a mood, blurring out distracting backgrounds, and how to use a shallow depth of field to give a bokeh effect behind our subjects to make them pop.
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$47      
Full Moon Photography

Full Moon Photography

Friday 21 June
The Beaches - 8:30pm - 3 Hours
Kimberly Halbrook
Learning how to photograph the moon has long been one of the greatest joys of a photographer's journey in learning. For centuries the moon has captivated people, given direction and provided hours of enjoyment and wonderment. Being the brightest object in the night sky, it's something photographers of all levels can shoot however, it does take planning and preparation to accomplish.
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$92      

50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Downtown Jacksonville - 4pm - 2 Hours
Kimberly Halbrook
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer’s gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography. In this meetup, we’ll review the basic camera settings. We’ll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
Downtown Jacksonville - 4:30pm - 3 Hours
Kimberly Halbrook
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92      
ABOUT JACKSONVILLE
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 Jacksonville .

  • 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.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Great event!
    5/5
    Eli
    2024-02-12
    Kimberly's guidance throughout the class was exceptional. Her expertise in photography shone through as she provided insightful tips on camera settings. I appreciated Her on-the-spot feedback and encouragement fostering a positive learning environment, making the entire experience both educational and enjoyable. I highly recommend Kimberly's photography class to anyone looking to enhance their skills and take their photography to the next level. I left the class feeling inspired and armed with valuable knowledge that I'll carry with me on my photographic journey. Thank you, Kimberly, for a fantastic class!
    5/5
    Diane
    2024-02-12
    Great class!!
    5/5
    Erika
    2023-08-15

    It was great! Learned a new technique!
    5/5
    Thomas
    2023-08-14
    Had a great time taking photos with Kimberly! Thanks!
    5/5
    Thomas
    2023-07-30
    Enjoyed meeting some other photographers. I thought it might be a bit more instructional though
    5/5
    Cindy
    2023-07-18

    Kimberly was very helpful and provided advice on camera settings and places to move to get the best shots. While we were waiting for the sunset, she talked with us and answered questions on different camera features. She also provided some helpful tips on street photography.
    5/5
    Ed
    2023-06-27
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Kimberly Halbrook
    Kimberly has been a photographer since the age of 14, beginning with her dad's 35mm SLR camera. It wasn't long before she started shooting film with full manual settings. Soon afterwards she started shooting with DSLR cameras. In her college years, she went on to developing her own rolls of film and producing prints in the dark room. During her studies, she took black & white film art photography classes, expanding her knowledge of camera techniques and creativity. Recently she has been sticking to shooting with her mirrorless camera. She enjoys teaching classes to those who aspire to broaden their photography skills and network with other photographers.

    Kimberly Halbrook is available for private bookings

    Please message us for the availability of private tutoring.

    PHOTOS
    Jacksonville Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Marineland beach
    This was captured at the second jetty at Marineland beach. After moving from another location I felt the sunrise and would best be shot at this angle for a 30 second long exposure. As with all my pictures, this was taken on a Nikon D850, with a Nikkor 16/35 F4 lens.For this type of shot I generally shoot at F8, with my ISO at64 .All post processing it done in a combination of Photoshop and Skylum's Luminar Neo software.
    Credit: Steve Brooks
    Facebook: stevebrooksphotography
    Instagram: @steve_brooks_photography

    Jacksonville Photography Group
    2024-04-12
    Title or Location: Around Julington Creek plantation area
    I took this picture during the morning while I walked.I love taking pictures everywhere.
    Credit: Georgina Ramirez
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgina.ramirez.127
    Jacksonville Photography Group
    2024-04-12
    Title or Location: Star Fall on Jax Beach
    I wanted to go out and capture star trails after famous YouTube educator and astrophotographer Alyn Wallace suddenly passed. In his tribute I used the Jax Pier to frame the night sky and showcase the stars. 100 30 second images stacked Shot on the Canon R524mm @ f2.8
    Credit: Greg Byerly
    Facebook: Yakuzagreg
    Instagram: Yakuzagreg

    Jacksonville Photography Group
    2024-04-12
    Title or Location: Off A1A over spoonbill pond N Jacksonville Fl.
    To my surprise, my primary objective that evening wasn't to capture the spectacular launch of the Falcon Nine. Unaware of its scheduled occurrence, I had no intention of documenting it. Instead, accompanied by a few companions, I ventured to Spoonbill Pond with the aim of capturing the awe-inspiring sight of the Milky Way. Originally slated for 2 a.m., the launch time coincided with the successful achievement of our initial goal. Convincing one of my friends to linger for the 5 a.m. (I received
    Credit: John Hootman
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100088147873274
    Instagram: @shootitrawphotography

    Jacksonville Photography Group
    2024-04-05
    Title or Location: Jax beach
    Was trying to capture something unique for the locals. I missed the full moon by a couple days but thought the reflection would be a neat thing to capture behind the epic pier. This was a long exposure shot with a manual fisheye lens on the canon R5.
    Credit: Greg Byerly
    Facebook: @gregByerly
    Instagram: @yakuzagreg
    Jacksonville Photography Group
    2024-03-31
    Title or Location: Jacksonville Fl
    M42 Orion Nebula shot with Canon R5 and Sigma 150-600mm .8 second shutter. I do have a much more interesting shot of it that I shot with a system specifically designed for Astro.
    Credit: Eric
    Instagram: digitalFstop

    St Albans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Night-time at Portland Bill lighthouse
    The weather forecast for the night Friday the 3rd May looked very good and because the last time I went to Portland Bill I didn't manage to get home with anything good, I thought of giving it another go. Even though it was a 4 hour drive from my house, I'm over the moon I went there because I haven't seen the sky so nice and clean in a very, very long time, it was just perfect.I took quite a few photos and this one is the first that I want to show you because I love it to bits.As always, I
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Home
    A photographer friend visits his parents in Alaska every year and upon his return home he always brings me salmon steaks that his family catch as part of their food provisions. This was my dinner and will say that this dinner was nothing short of amazing!
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instagram: @photo818
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/

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