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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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Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 July
San Marco - 8pm - 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      
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       3 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      

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

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975
    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
    I was lucky enough to have this view of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney from my hotel. I just opened the window, prepared my tripod and camera and shot this wonderful night scene.Nikon D7500 with Nikon 18-300mm lensf/1130 secsiso 200Aperture priority -3 exp compfocal length 66mm
    Credit: Brett Paull
    Facebook: Aussiebrat
    Instagram: Aussiebrat7
    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear
    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography

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