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Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 02 March
West Bottoms - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Kansas City Photography Group
Darrin Dressler
Discover the vibrant tapestry of city life through the lens of street photography in a hands-on workshop designed to hone your observational skills. Immerse yourself in an environment brimming with life, from the bustling activity of cafes to the varied displays of vendors and street merchants, the artistry of buskers, the charm of historic buildings, and the creativity of art installations.

This immersive class is dedicated to the practice of seeing—truly seeing—the extraordinary details that ordinary life has to offer. We will provide you with straightforward techniques to enhance your photographer's eye, revealing a world rich with possibilities and stories waiting to be captured.

One of the most fulfilling aspects of the workshop is developing the confidence to approach intriguing subjects and engage with them, creating genuine moments that translate into memorable portraits.

Furthering your mastery of street photography, the session delves into the technical aspects such as camera settings, focusing strategies, and selecting the right lens to faithfully capture those fleeting, serendipitous interactions.

Join us for a learning experience that promises to elevate your street photography, whether you're capturing the rhythm of the city or the stillness within the chaos.
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$43      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 02 March
S Wardcliff Drive - 5pm - 2 Hours
Overland Park Photography Group
Emma Squire
Master the art of capturing nature's total spectacle - the sunset, in our upcoming event. Unlock your camera's full potential by getting adept at shooting in manual or aperture priority modes. Carry a camera that supports these modes and navigate your way to creating stunning sunset imagery. Enlighten your photographic skills with us and learn to depict sunset's beauty like never before.
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$43      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Barkley Drive - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Kansas City Photography Group
Darrin Dressler
Discover the art of nature photography and learn how to transform the simplicity of the natural world into stunning visual art. This workshop is your gateway to understanding camera settings and techniques that will add a creative twist to your photographs. Dive into the realms of composition, focus, and color theory to make your subjects stand out.

Everyday wonders, from the vibrancy of a field of flowers to the delicate perch of a butterfly, are potential masterpieces. Unlock the secrets to seeing these moments and capturing them with finesse. Explore the interplay of angles, light, and shade, and how to manipulate camera settings to elevate a simple snapshot into a striking image.

Ideal for those aiming to adorn professional spaces with captivating imagery or simply hone their photography craft, this event promises an enriching experience for all who appreciate the fine details of nature's beauty. Join us in mastering the skills that will bring the ordinary to life in extraordinary ways.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Wornall Road - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Kansas City Photography Group
Darrin Dressler
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills by stepping beyond automatic exposure! Dive into the art of manual camera settings with our engaging workshop, where you will gain an in-depth understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and their collective impact on exposure.

Under the mentorship of a professional photographer, you'll have the opportunity to apply what you've learned and bring a refined touch to your photos. Whether you’re a budding enthusiast or looking to sharpen your technique, this hands-on experience is tailored to elevate your photographic prowess. Join us and transform the way you capture the world through your lens.
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$84      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 16 March
West 119th Street - 5pm - 2 Hours
Overland Park Photography Group
Emma Squire
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light. We will explore how to recognize flattering light and how to manipulate it using reflectors. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering.
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$43      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 30 March
S Wardcliff Drive - 5pm - 2 Hours
Overland Park Photography Group
Emma Squire
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
W 179th St - 10am - 3 Hours
Overland Park Photography Group
Emma Squire
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.

NOTE: The venue requires a $5.00 entry fee.
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$84       0 places left
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 20 April
West 119th Street - 6pm - 2 Hours
Overland Park Photography Group
Emma Squire
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light. We will explore how to recognize flattering light and how to manipulate it using reflectors. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering.
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$43      
Polaroid Lift Class

Polaroid Lift Class

Saturday 04 May
South Lakes - 10am - 3 Hours
Overland Park Photography Group
Emma Squire
Immerse Yourself in Polaroid Magic: Lift, Create, Captivate!

Witness the magic firsthand with a captivating demonstration, breaking down the layers within a Polaroid image. Engage with a live demonstration that demystifies the Polaroid layers, giving you insights into the unique characteristics of each element.

Our expert instructor will guide you through the process, ensuring you master the art of Polaroid lifting with confidence. Express your artistic flair as you create one-of-a-kind pieces by combining Polaroid emulsion with watercolor paper.
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$84       5 places left

ABOUT OLATHE
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 Olathe.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • PHOTOS
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon
    Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon was on my 'list'. I'm glad I researched suggestions to get successful photos during the tour. This was shot at ISO800, f4 and 16mm around 3pm local.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Scarborough
    One of the creative artistic edits of my images. I love to create motion and fluidity in an image to set it apart from the run of the mill shot by creating drama and emotion using my post processing skills.
    Credit: Kenneth Fisher

    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: North Liberty Iowa
    This was taken with a Nikon D7100 set on on long exposure. Steel wool was in a kitchen wish tied on a string. Lit on fire and spun in a circle.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger

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