BRIDGEPORT
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

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.
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

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      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 29 June
West Hartford - 10am - 3 Hours
New Haven Photography Group
Walter Kraus
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      

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.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Floral Watercolor Painting Class

Floral Watercolor Painting Class

Saturday 29 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      
Portrait Watercolour Painting

Portrait Watercolour Painting

Saturday 06 July
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 watercolour 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.
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$47      
Urban Sketch

Urban Sketch

Saturday 13 July
Downtown Bridgeport - 10am - 2 Hours
Bridgeport Art Group
Doron Wolf
This meet-up is for people who are interested in sketching urban scenes by using a pen (mostly fountain pen or calligraphic pens) Learn how to draw perspective drawing with a pen to capture what you see surrounding the urban scene.
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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
    2024-06-20
    Title or Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
    ?This past Father?s Day I went to a family farm cidery with my oldest daughter. The drinks were good, the company was great, but the best part was the farm?s commitment to keeping wild, native plants for pollinators. This little bee found a delicious clover and I got this macro shot.?
    Credit: PGC Photography
    Instagram: @valle6500

    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Plaquemine LA
    This was the backside of a passing storm system while I was at work in a chemical plant. Capture was made on my iPhone 15 Pro using the Lightning Cam 2 app.
    Credit: Christopher Fontenot
    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Nolanville
    A few years ago the field on FM 3219 used to be full of sunflowers. Not anymore. Good thing I took the photos when I did...
    Credit: Bambi Altman

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow

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