BRIDGEPORT
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Upcoming Events

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 25 May
Barnum Dyke - 10am - 2 Hours
Anwar Stokes
Unleash your creative potential by joining us for a transformative photography class. This unique opportunity allows individuals to transition their camera settings from Auto to Manual mode. Our main aim is to skyrocket your confidence while handling your camera settings. Dive into crucial camera functions and unravel the mysteries of the exposure triangle - Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO. Explore the art of photography as you master the functions of your own camera. Discover the joy of crafting your visual story through the lens. Leave the Auto behind, and take control with Manual mode. Images in your style, from your unique point of view 2013 let us guide you in your journey to becoming an expert photographer.
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$43      
50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Noble Ave. - 10am - 2 Hours
Anwar Stokes
Discover the versatility of the 50mm lens, an essential tool in any photographer's kit. Perfectly balanced between a wide-angle and a telephoto lens, the 50mm lets your camera see just as your eye does, opening a world of styles - from stunning landscapes and vibrant street shots to captivating portraits and product photography. This expertly guided event offers an overview of basic camera settings, and then delves into the advantages of working with a prime lens. You'll also master key techniques to get the best out of your 50mm lens. Plus, you'll enjoy plenty of hands-on practice to try your newfound skills and really cement your learning. Transform your perspective and elevate your photography experience with the adaptable 50mm lens.
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$43      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 14 July
Temple St - 10am - 2 Hours
Anwar Stokes
Embrace the Timeless Elegance of Black and White Photography

Delve into the nuanced art of monochromatic imagery with our advanced photography course. Discover what transforms a simple photograph into a striking black and white masterpiece, exploring the critical roles of contrast and texture. Learn how your camera interprets light and shadow differently than the human eye and the secrets behind crafting the perfect black and white image, whether in-camera or through post-production finesse.

With guided exercises, you'll hone your skills and gain the ability to discern the subtleties that elevate a photograph to fine art. This course is tailored to those with a solid foundation in the basics of photography and a desire to wield their camera with a more artful, considered approach.

Join us and refine your photographic vision, seeing the world in gradients of shadow and light.
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$47      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 17 August
Temple St - 10am - 2 Hours
Anwar Stokes
Discover the vibrant heart of the city through the lens of street photography. Immerse yourself in the bustling life where cafes, vendors, street merchants, historic buildings, and art installations become your canvas. At the core of exceptional street photography is the power of keen observation. Our workshop introduces simple yet effective methods to enhance your ability to perceive the world in exquisite detail, transforming everyday scenes into captivating photographic stories.

Dive deeper into the technical aspects of street photography as we explore essential settings, focusing techniques, and lens selections ideal for capturing the serendipity of chance encounters. Join us and unlock a new perspective on the world, seeing beauty and story in the flurry of city life.
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$47      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 07 September
Temple St - 10am - 2 Hours
Anwar Stokes
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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$47      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 12 October
Temple St - 10am - 2 Hours
Anwar Stokes
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
book now
$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 25 May
Lincoln Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Yonkers Photography Group
Raul Urena
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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$43      
Waterfall Meetup

Waterfall Meetup

Saturday 25 May
Middletown - 10am - 2 Hours
Hartford Photography Group
Jahvon John
In this meetup, we will learn how to take photos of waterfalls.

We will discuss camera settings needed to capture moving water and then have hands on experience photographing them using these settings!
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$47      
Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Saturday 01 June
Hopmeadow St, Simsbury - 10am - 2 Hours
Hartford Photography Group
Jahvon John
We will be using natural water reflections and seeking out man-made reflective surfaces in the area to explore how we can use reflections to add depth and intrigue to our images. Reflections can help us to show our subject from an unusual, or from multiple, points of view. We can use reflections to abstract our subject or to make perfect mirror images. We'll even have a look at how we can create our own reflections when there are none around.
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$47      

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 15 June
Downtown Hartford - 10am - 2 Hours
Hartford Photography Group
Jahvon John
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
book now
$47      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 15 June
Lincoln Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Yonkers Photography Group
Raul Urena
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$43      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 29 June
Downtown Hartford - 10am - 3 Hours
Hartford Photography Group
Jahvon John
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$92      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Lincoln Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Yonkers Photography Group
Raul Urena
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      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Old Saybrook CT - 7pm - 2 Hours
Hartford Photography Group
Jahvon John
Join us for an enchanting Sunset Photography Meetup, where we'll capture the stunning hues of the setting sun against picturesque landscapes. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a beginner, this event offers the perfect opportunity to hone your skills and share tips with fellow enthusiasts. Bring your camera, tripod, and creative spirit for an unforgettable evening of photography and camaraderie.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Route 16, Colchester - 10am - 3 Hours
Hartford Photography Group
Jahvon John
Finally taking the leap into using MANUAL camera settings? Need a setting refresher? Have a foundation but need to ask questions in real time? I got you!
Come to this beginner's class for all knowledge levels. We will discuss how to create a properly balanced image with good exposure. We will discuss what each camera setting controls and it's capabilities. We will venture around the park area and have hands on experience using what we have learned! As always, I am happy to answer any specific questions for you as they come up!
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$92      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 10 August
Downtown Hartford - 3pm - 2 Hours
Hartford Photography Group
Jahvon John
Street photography is a genre of photography that captures candid moments of everyday life in public places, such as streets, parks, and other urban areas. It often involves taking pictures of people, buildings, and objects in their natural environment, without any posing or staging.

Street photography has a rich history, with notable photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, and Vivian Maier having made significant contributions to the genre. It requires a certain level of skill and patience to capture compelling images in the midst of the chaos and unpredictability of the streets.

Today, street photography continues to be popular among both amateur and professional photographers. With the advent of digital cameras and smartphones, it has become more accessible than ever before. However, there are still certain ethical considerations to keep in mind, such as obtaining permission from individuals before taking their photos and being respectful of people's privacy.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 01 June
75 Cliff St, New Haven - 10am - 3 Hours
New Haven Art Group
Dharryl Diaz
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      
Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Saturday 01 June
Seaside Park Amphitheater Bridgeport - 10am - 3 Hours
Bridgeport Watercolor Group
Carla LaFlamme
An introductory workshop designed to teach beginners the basics of watercolor painting in a scenic park setting.
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$67       5 places left
Watercolor Painting for Beginners at Silver Sands Beach

Watercolor Painting for Beginners at Silver Sands Beach

Saturday 01 June
Silver Sands Beach Stratford - 10am - 3 Hours
Bridgeport Watercolor Group
Carla LaFlamme
A beginner-friendly watercolor workshop at Silver Sands Beach designed to teach the basics of watercolor painting.
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$67      

Floral Watercolor Painting Class

Floral Watercolor Painting Class

Saturday 08 June
Merrick Ave - 10am - 2 Hours
Hempstead Watercolor Group
Paige Aaronson
During this meetup, participants will have the chance to explore the captivating world of floral watercolor painting under the guidance of experienced artists. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced painter, this event welcomes individuals of all skill levels. This event is a perfect opportunity for artists, art enthusiasts, and nature lovers to gather and immerse themselves in the beauty of floral watercolor painting.
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$47      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 15 June
Orange St - 10am - 2 Hours
New Haven Watercolor Group
Imani Brown
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolor painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolor techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of paper art.
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$47      
ABOUT BRIDGEPORT
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 Bridgeport .

  • 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 Bridgeport Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    It was a very good class. I learned a lot about talking portraits outdoors as well as a much better understanding of my camera. The instructor was excellent.
    5/5
    Robyn
    2024-05-14
    I enjoy the workshop, he was very professional and very educated. It explained things very east. I look forward to attend more workshop with him.
    5/5
    Claudia
    2024-05-12
    The workshop was great. He was very professional and explained everything very easily. I look forward to attending more photography workshops with the same photographer. Thank you. Claudia Ramirez
    5/5
    Claudia
    2024-05-12

    I thought it was outstanding. Very professional?the instructor was really well prepared, had excellent handout materials and had brought his own cameras as well as assisting with the one that I brought. I learned a lot and feel more confident that my skills will evolve now.
    5/5
    Laura
    2023-10-30
    I was the only person signed up for this class so i was able to get one on one instruction from Anwar, which was truly fantastic! I had several gaps in my knowledge which he corrected. I very much appreciate his knowledge, professionalism and insight.
    5/5
    Milind
    2023-09-26
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Anwar Stokes
    My name is Anwar Stokes, and I am a professional photographer with a passion for capturing extraordinary moments through the lens. With over 8 years of experience, I have honed my skills in various genres of photography, including portraits, landscapes, and events. My goal is to create images that not only tell a story but also evoke emotions, leaving a lasting impression on viewers.

    Equipped with top-notch equipment and a keen eye for detail, I strive to bring out the essence of my subjects and showcase their true beauty. Whether it's a wedding, a fashion shoot, or a corporate event, I am known for my professionalism, creativity, and ability to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera. From scouting locations and setting up lighting to post-processing and finalizing images, I am committed to delivering exceptional results that exceed my clients' expectations. With every click of the shutter, my aim is to freeze a moment in time and create timeless masterpieces that will be cherished for generations to come.

    Anwar Stokes is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 2pm with enough advanced notice. Private portrait, events, landscape, and weddings

    PHOTOS
    Bridgeport Photography Group
    2024-03-15
    Title or Location: Fairfield Penfield Reef lighthouse

    Credit: Gusztav Menko
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/menkog?igsh=Z2ZjZ3k1bG16Mnhq

    Bridgeport Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Short Beach, Stratford CT
    This tree is actually one of three growing on a section of the beach. The photo was taken just before sunrise and the orange and blue colors were an unwanted distraction. Black and white seemed the way to go.
    Credit: Thomas Baldwin
    Bridgeport Photography Group
    2024-02-15
    Title or Location: Penfield Reef lighthouse

    Credit: Gusztav Menko

    Bridgeport Photography Group
    2024-01-25
    Title or Location: Walnut Beach Milford Connecticut
    I took this image because of the colors in the sky, Venus and the reflections in the water. I never noticed the Big Dipper until processing it in Lightroom! Walnut Beach always provides me with great photo opportunities.
    Credit: Thomas Baldwin

    Bridgeport Photography Group
    2024-01-07
    Title or Location: captains cove

    Credit: Juan Borrero
    Bridgeport Photography Group
    2023-11-18
    Title or Location: Massachusetts
    I call this picture The Bob Ross because it was a happy accident. I was dropping off some camera gear and while doing so I saw this beautiful landscape. I parked my car walked to the scenery and literally as I went to snap the picture a couple on a boat appeared in front of me. I said this a reminder to myself and other photographers, you don?t need to wait for the perfect shot, just go out and take it.
    Credit: Michael Shyne

    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
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks
    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric

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