BRIDGEPORT
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

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.
book now
$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.
book now
$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

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!
book now
$92      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 10 August
West Hartford - 10am - 2 Hours
New Haven Photography Group
Walter Kraus
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. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
book now
$47      
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.
book now
$47      

Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Saturday 24 August
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.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Wooster Square - 10am - 3 Hours
New Haven Photography Group
Walter Kraus
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      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 07 September
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.
book now
$47      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 21 September
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!
book now
$47      
Beginner's Guide to Photography Meetup

Beginner's Guide to Photography Meetup

Saturday 28 September
Southern Boulevard - 10am - 2 Hours
The Bronx Photography Group
Gerald Horton
Ready to start your photography journey? Join our fun and interactive Beginner's Guide to Photography Meetup! Perfect for newcomers, this session offers a sneak peek into our in-depth beginner's class. Learn camera basics, composition tips, and hands-on exercises from friendly, experienced instructors. Bring your camera (or smartphone) and meet fellow enthusiasts. Discover the joy of capturing stunning photos and boost your confidence in no time!
book now
$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 05 October
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!
book now
$92      

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 19 October
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      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 19 October
Soundview Park - 10am - 2 Hours
The Bronx Photography Group
Gerald Horton
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
book now
$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Watercolor Painting for Beginners at Silver Sands Beach

Watercolor Painting for Beginners at Silver Sands Beach

Saturday 27 July
Silver Sands Beach Stratford - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Watercolor Group
Carla LaFlamme
A beginner-friendly watercolor workshop at Silver Sands Beach designed to teach the basics of watercolor painting.
book now
$47      
Floral Watercolor Painting Class

Floral Watercolor Painting Class

Saturday 10 August
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.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 17 August
Silver Sands Beach Stratford - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Watercolor Group
Carla LaFlamme
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.
book now
$47      

Portrait Watercolor Painting

Portrait Watercolor Painting

Saturday 07 September
Silver Sands Beach Stratford - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Watercolor Group
Carla LaFlamme
This meetup is perfect for art enthusiasts of all skill levels who are passionate about capturing the beauty and essence of portraiture using watercolor techniques. Whether you're a beginner eager to learn or an experienced painter looking to connect with like-minded individuals, this event offers a supportive and inspiring environment to explore the world of portrait painting. Bring your art supplies and an open mind as we come together to celebrate the art of capturing human expressions and emotions on paper.
book now
$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

    Cleveland Photography Group
    2024-07-24
    Title or Location: chillin at the art museum
    as im always looking for and expressing what i would call "the art in photography". i would hit various Cleveland events and cultural centers to capture images that i would later render in the processing. This particular image is i was granted a vacation week from my employer and expressed myself in fashion.
    Credit: JEFFREY HYVARINEN
    Facebook: JEFF HYVARINEN

    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-07-24
    Title or Location: DFlux Photography Studio
    This is Jojo, a Belgian Malinoi owned by Aleah Erickson who runs IHeartk9 in Riverside. She drove all the way out to the San Fernando Valley to have Jojo photographed at my studio! Captured using the SIGMA 35mm F/1.2 DG DN A Sony A7r IV Nanlite FS-300 Nanlite Pavotubes 30x.
    Credit: Anabel DFlux
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeliquesceFlux
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anabeldflux/
    Norfolk Photography Group
    2024-07-23
    Title or Location: Taken in a private Quiet Location a few months ago.this beautiful female kingfisher was very happy too pose .for the 3hrs I was at the location She was showing at least every 15 mins .loving the kingfisher.

    Credit: David Bailey

    Melbourne Photography Group
    2024-07-23
    Title or Location: Montforts Beach
    It was nothing but grey skies and rain for days on end, but I decided that you don't always need epic sunsets for great photos. The dull weather also allowed me to get a 20 second exposure with an ND1000 filter giving that classic wispy water look. A wide angle lens allowed me to get nice and close and emphasize the subject, being that close also meant there was some close calls with the occasional freak wave coming up to where I had my tripod and me running back up the beach to escape them
    Credit: Rory FUNKEDub
    Instagram: FUNKEDub
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-07-23
    Title or Location: Circular Quay-Bennelong Point
    There?s sunset and there?s sunset like this! As if Mother Nature decided that the colours were not enough and returned with these extraordinary after colours!I was a bit wavering that afternoon looking at those thick clouds building up but then a gap in those clouds made for a colour burst producing a sunset that has by far been one of the best in this year I have seen!
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Copyright 2024 Orble - ABN 66 656 124 373 - Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions