SALT
LAKE
CITY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Lighting Photography Meetup

Lighting Photography Meetup

Saturday the 4th of June
International Peace Gardens, 1060 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104 - 9:00 am - 2 hours
Photography is the art of capturing light reflected from subjects on film or a digital surface. We will discuss three ways to control light, despite what type of light it is: Reflect - You can bounce light back into your subject using a reflector or any reflective surface. Diffuse - Blocks the light partially with a diffuser or any thin fabric that lets through little but not all light. Block (flag) - use a solid object (black or white) to cast a shadow over your subject so that no direct light falls on them.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Color Theory in Photography Meetup

Color Theory in Photography Meetup

Saturday the 11th of June
Murray Park at Pavilion - 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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$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Leading Lines Photography Meetup

Leading Lines Photography Meetup

Saturday the 25th of June
Great Sale Lake - Antelope Island - Marina - 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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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Perspective Photography Meetup

Perspective Photography Meetup

Saturday the 16th of July
Eagle Gate Monument - Intersection of State Street and South Temple - 9:00 am - 2
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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$35pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Depth of Field Photography Meetup

Depth of Field Photography Meetup

Saturday the 30th of July
International Peace Gardens - 9:00 am - 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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$35pp     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
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
Nancy Wride is a fantastic instructor!
5/5
JAN MUNGER
November 23rd 2019
Very enjoyable class. Loved the format. Enjoyed being out and hands on with practical exercises.
5/5
Gary Anderson
November 17th 2019
I enjoyed Nancy's expertise in black and white photography. It was excellent to have someone over he caliber teaching.
5/5
Chad Hawkes
November 17th 2019
I loved it! Had fun and learned a lot!
5/5
Lindsey Zocolo
November 14th 2019
It was very informative and offered a nice way to practice a form of photography that is definitely harder than it looks. Nancy did a great job of structuring the Meetup, with set time limits for completing each assignment. The talk and historic photographer slideshow at the beginning helped to set the tone and provided some good inspiration for what was to follow. The assignments helped me a bit to break out of my shell, to be a little less shy about photographing people in a street photography setting. Thank you, Nancy, for a wonderful first ever Meetup event for me!
5/5
Jerome Rothermund
October 27th 2019
INSTRUCTORS
Keona Borge
Keona specializes in portraiture photography. Keona believes that people are always changing, whether that be through age or expression, therefore, nobody could take the same photo of somebody twice. She enjoys experimenting with surrealism and emotion within her photographs. Keona loves working with and teaching people and would love to see you in her class!
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.