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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.
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$92       2 places left
Full Moon Photography

Full Moon Photography

Monday 19 August
The Beaches - 7:30pm - 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       5 places left

Light Trails Photography

Light Trails Photography

Saturday 07 September
Downtown Jacksonville - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Kimberly Halbrook
Join us for an enchanting evening of light trails. Witness the mesmerizing dance of moving lights and immerse yourself in a captivating display of motion and color.

Join us and learn how to capture light trails. Open to beginners!
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$43      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 21 September
Downtown, Jacksonville - 5pm - 2 Hours
Kimberly Halbrook
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 05 October
St Johns - 3:30pm - 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      

Full Moon Photography

Full Moon Photography

Thursday 17 October
The Beaches - 5:30pm - 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.
book now
$92      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 16 November
San Marco - 5pm - 2 Hours
Kimberly Halbrook
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
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$47      
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.

    Join the Jacksonville Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    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

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography
    Fort Collins Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
    The day before taking the shot, I drove up to RMNP to scout a possible Milky Way shot with Nymph Lake in the foreground. The scouting was successful as it did look like I'd be able to have both the lake and the Milky Way in the shot, so I made a plan to head up there again the next day (July 3rd) and capture what I planned. Prior to heading back up to RMNP, while looking at the map of the area, I noticed another possible location where Fall River would be in the foreground and in my mind, having
    Credit: Danny Matriccino
    Facebook: dannymat03
    Instagram: dannymat_photography
    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location:
    A friend of mine discovered this bald eagle nest just north of Lititz. I've been keeping an eye on it for a decent shot. This adult has been keeping guard of its juveniles for some time now. I finally saw the adult sitting just to the right of the nest. I am a very new and amateur photographer and still very much learning. I travel quite a bit and enjoy shooting the places I visit but also love wildlife photography. I really didn't process much other than bring up some of the exposure to g
    Credit: Eric Anderson

    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Summit Lake, Mount Blue Sky
    This photo was taken mid morning at Summit Lake on Mount Blue Sky. It was a calm but cloudy day with a few patches of blue sky reflecting in a pool of water. No edits other than exposure and cropping.
    Credit: Sarah Christian
    Facebook: sarahchristianart
    Instagram: sarahchristianart
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-07-09
    Title or Location: Bempton Cliffs. Unsociable puffin
    Me and my partner spent the day at Bempton cliffs and this was the only lone puffin that had it back to the sea, He/she was clearly not wanting to socialise with other birds. Possibly in a bad mood. This is why this particular puffing grabbed my attention.
    Credit: Daniel Twiss
    Instagram: daniel_twiss_
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Gordon Creek, Oregon
    Hiked to the upper level of Gorton Creek Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Quite the scramble up over boulders to reach the falls. Canon 5Diii, ISO 100, TV 4 minutes, AV f/10Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0L IS USMFilter BW ND 3.0 ?black glass?
    Credit: Robert Holcomb
    Instagram: Robert Holcomb

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