BRIDGEPORT
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Sunday 10 March
Downtown Stamford - 10am - 2 Hours
Anwar Stokes
Join our upcoming event to delve into the captivating world of light and shadow photography. This technique spotlights the dynamic interaction between light and shadow, crafting images that are rich in drama and emotion. High contrast scenes and the challenge of hard light can reveal a plethora of interesting opportunities for photo creation. The gathering will include hands-on guidance on how to effectively manipulate your camera’s settings to achieve optimal exposure. Be ready to unveil the profound effects of light play in your photographs at this engaging event.
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$43      
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Sunday 24 March
Cliff St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Anwar Stokes
Dive into the vivid world of spring photography, a sublime exploration of life's renewal with the blossoming of a new season. Grasp this chance to master your camera settings, harnessing them to capture nature's beauty in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Explore the nuances of composition, focus, and colour in this eye-opening spring session - an unforgettable journey into the artistic realm of photographic creativity.
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$43      
50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Saturday 13 April
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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Bokeh for Beginners

Bokeh for Beginners

Sunday 21 April
Cliff St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Anwar Stokes
Join us for a thrilling photography session where you will master the techniques of creating the unique Bokeh effect in your snaps. Simultaneously, we will enhance your capabilities in capturing the perfect shots even in low light conditions, with or without the use of camera flash. Amplify your photography skills with our engaging and educative session.
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$43      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 11 May
Cliff St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Anwar Stokes
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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$43      
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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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 02 March
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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$84      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 02 March
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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$43      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Wooster Square - 10am - 2 Hours
New Haven Photography Group
Markym Fox
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
West Hempstead, NY - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Hempstead Photography Group
Nathan Valentine
Unlock the full potential of your camera by mastering manual settings during an engaging hands-on workshop. Dive deep into the mechanics of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how these critical elements work together to perfect your exposure. Under the mentorship of a seasoned professional photographer, you'll be empowered to apply this newfound knowledge in real-time. Step away from auto-mode and take creative control of your photography—join our interactive session and see the difference for yourself.
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$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Salmon River State Park - 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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$84       5 places left
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 23 March
Lincoln Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Yonkers Photography Group
Raul Urena
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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$43      

Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 30 March
Jewell St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Hartford Photography Group
Jahvon John
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We, as a class, will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting
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$43      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 April
Kent - 10am - 2 Hours
Hartford Photography Group
Jahvon John
Join us for a captivating Nature Photography Meetup! Immerse yourself in the beauty of the great outdoors as we explore picturesque landscapes, capture stunning moments, and connect with fellow photography enthusiasts. All skill levels are welcome. Let's celebrate the art of nature through our lenses and create lasting memories together. Don't forget your camera and a keen eye for the extraordinary!
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$43      
Waterfall Meetup

Waterfall Meetup

Saturday 13 April
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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$43      

Panoramas Photography Meetup

Panoramas Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Lincoln Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Yonkers Photography Group
Raul Urena
Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with horizontally elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography.
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$43      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 20 April
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.
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$43      
Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Saturday 27 April
Great Neck Road - 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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$43      

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
    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
    2024-02-16
    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
    Bridgeport Photography Group
    2023-01-13
    Title or Location: St. Mary's by the Sea
    Taken New Years Day 2023 in the late afternoon.
    Credit: Keith Johnston
    Instagram: @keithjohnstonphoto

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones

    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc
    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/

    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca
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