SALT
LAKE
CITY
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Leading Lines Photography Meetup

Leading Lines Photography Meetup

Saturday the 8th of October
Great Sale Lake, Antelope Island - 5:00 pm - 2 hours
Leading lines are lines that are deliberately used to lead the viewer's eye to the subject, and they can come from any direction in the frame. When framing your subject, try to look for elements in the scene that you can use as leading lines, to emphasize your subject or focal point.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Creativity 2 – Evening Street Photography Meetup

Creativity 2 – Evening Street Photography Meetup

Saturday the 15th of October
Downtown Salt Lake City - 7:00pm - 2 hours
The correct application of good photographic techniques is what photography is all about. In this Creative MeetUp 2, we will be discussing street photography at night. Night photography refers to the activity of capturing images outdoors at night, between dusk and dawn. We will explore how aperture, shutter, and ISO work together to make magic happen. Be ready to do some handheld work and using a tripod. Let's make some beautiful images.
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$39pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Color Theory in Photography Meetup

Color Theory in Photography Meetup

Saturday the 29th of October
International Peace Gardens - 9:00 AM - 2 Hours
Just like painters, photographers should have a basic understanding of complementary colors and color harmony. A little study of color theory will go a long way to improving your photographs.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Perspective Photography Meetup

Perspective Photography Meetup

Saturday the 12th of November
Eagle Gate Monument - 9:00am - 2 hours
It's easy to pick up a camera and take a photograph from eye-level. So, let's try another perspective. Let's explore from the ground level, a worm's eye view. Remember the angle you choose influences what you are saying about your subject and how you are making your viewer feel. This time, every time you find something to photograph, stop! Ask yourself: How would a squirrel see that tree? How would a robin view that birdbath? How would a snake view that log? Take your photographs from very high or very low angles. Get on your belly or stand on a chair, whatever you have to (safely) do to get the 'right' angle on your subject.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Exposure - Camera Setup - Night Shooting

Exposure - Camera Setup - Night Shooting

Saturday the 3rd of December
Utah State Capitol - 5:00pm - 2 hours
In other words, these three settings determine whether your image is too dark, too light, or spot on. The settings I'm talking about are: 1. Aperture 2. Shutter speed 3. ISO The aperture doesn't just affect the image brightness, though. It also affects depth of field, which refers to how much of your photo is in sharp focus. If a photo is too dark, it is underexposed. Details will be lost in the shadows and the darkest areas of the image. If a photo is too light, it is overexposed. Details will be lost in the highlights and the brightest parts of the image.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Composition Photography Meetup

Composition Photography Meetup

Saturday the 7th of January
Daybreak Pond - 3:00pm - 2 hours
Composition is the foundation of every photograph. It includes the lines, shapes, and forms in a photograph. It also includes the placement of objects, people, or animals (or whatever the subject is) in relation to other elements within the scene. When you are taking a photograph, you are composing a photograph just as a painter designs a new painting. Pay attention to the composition of every photograph you take, and you will soon see a significant improvement. You will learn to compose a great looking photograph using techniques and rules.
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Depth of Field Photography Meetup

Depth of Field Photography Meetup

Saturday the 28th of January
Liberty Park - 3:00pm - 2 hours
Depth of field is the zone within a photo that appears sharp and in focus. In every picture, there is a point of focus (where you actually focus your lens). But there is also an area both in front of, and behind, your point of focus that also appears sharp - and that area corresponds to the depth of field. Within this class we will delve into: - A definition of depth of field - Why depth of field really matters in photography - The factors affecting depth of field in your photos - How to adjust the depth of field for results you want
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$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT SALT
LAKE
CITY
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 across the region.

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 Salt Lake City Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.



COVID Precautions

- Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
- Keep 6 feet away from others.
- Wear a suitable face mask.
- Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
- Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.
REVIEWS
I have enjoyed the workshops that Dona provides. She is detailed, precise yet easily understood in her instruction and always has interesting lesson challenges. The feed back she provides is helpful?Dona?s workshops are a great value for any level. Looking forward to future workshops!!!
5/5
Valerie Densley
July 31st 2022
I have enjoyed the workshops that Dona provides. She is detailed, precise yet easily understood in her instruction and always has interesting lesson challenges. The feed back she provides is helpful?Dona?s workshops are a great value for any level. Looking forward to future workshops!!!
5/5
Valerie Densley
July 30th 2022
I have learned so much today. Dona is an amazing instructor. I appreciate all she has shared with me. I?m so glad I found your group. Best day ever!
5/5
Cindy Larson
June 15th 2022
I have learned so much today. Dona is an amazing instructor. I appreciate all she has shared with me. I?m so glad I found your group. Best day ever!
5/5
Cindy Larson
June 12th 2022
I have learned so much today. Dona is an amazing instructor. I appreciate all she has shared with me. I?m so glad I found your group. Best day ever!
5/5
Cindy Larson
June 12th 2022
She is a great instructor! She gives equal time to everyone which I really liked. No question was stupid. Very personable and knowledgeable. I have gone on many photo treks around the world and she is a wonderful instructor.
5/5
Tiffany Frailey
March 27th 2022
I am a beginner with Lightroom and Nancy was very informative and patient. I would love to take more sessions with her.
5/5
Bill kidder
March 7th 2020
Outstanding instruction! I enjoyed learning about lighting styles. Definitely a worthwhile course.
5/5
Chad Hawkes
February 2nd 2020
I loved this photography workshop. Nancy was a fun, friendly a knowledgeable instructor. She delivered technical material to each of us in a manner that was informational and specific to individual needs.
5/5
Valerie Densley
January 5th 2020
Great class...Nancy Wride is a wonderful instructor, easy to understand and thorough in what she covers. I love the challenges she gives and the helpful critiques she provides.
5/5
JAN MUNGER
December 22nd 2019
The course was great. I really enjoy Nancy's teaching style and looking at composition and color in a different way.
5/5
Chad Hawkes
December 15th 2019
It was a great class.
5/5
Nathalia Pico
November 23rd 2019
INSTRUCTORS
Dona Bilyeu
Dona graduated from Brigham Young University in Photography and has been a photographer for 30 years. She has worked as a portrait, wedding, medical and commercial photographer and has also been a graphic artist for 15 years. She now specializes in maternity, bridal, business and other photography celebrating women.