SALT
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CITY
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Getting out of Auto/Mastering the Camera

Getting out of Auto/Mastering the Camera

Saturday 15 June
City Creek Canyon Rd - 4pm - 2 Hours
Conner Siggaard
This class will be focused on learning the basics of photography and your equipment. The mastery of a camera is key to being ready in the moment.

Topics of discussion:
-The Exposure Triangle(aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed)
-based on that will be lessons in capturing action, slow shutter with motion, and overall becoming in charge of your camera.




The main reason to use manual mode is for consistency.

If you're shooting in a situation that isn't going to change much - say, an indoor concert, and you want to make your post processing as easy as possible, use manual mode
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$47      
Outdoor Portraits Meetup

Outdoor Portraits Meetup

Saturday 06 July
City Creek Canyon Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Conner Siggaard
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.

We Will meet in the North West Corner of the North West parking lot. https://goo.gl/maps/6keLXPLUdKcpqWRe7
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
City Creek Canyon Rd - 10am - 3 Hours
Conner Siggaard
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      

Landscape & Wildlife Photography Meetup

Landscape & Wildlife Photography Meetup

Saturday 03 August
Big Cottonwood Canyon - 9am - 2 Hours
Conner Siggaard
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 17 August
City Creek Canyon Rd - 10am - 3 Hours
Conner Siggaard
Dive deeper into the world of photography by mastering your camera's manual settings. Our hands-on workshop is the perfect opportunity to enhance your understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and how to harness these settings to elevate your exposure technique. Under the expert tutelage of a professional photographer, you'll be able to apply your newfound skills in real-time. Come ready to transform the way you capture images and leave with the confidence to step out of the automatic exposure shadow. Join us for a session that promises to illuminate your photographic journey.
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$92      
Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Saturday 07 September
N State St - 9am - 2 Hours
Conner Siggaard
Capture the Vibrant Essence of Urban Canvas

Explore the dynamic world of street art through the lens of your camera. The bustling streets hide a kaleidoscope of unique, colorful murals and graffiti in their folds, just waiting to be discovered and framed. Street photography presents its own set of challenges, offering a canvas that is both alive and constantly evolving amid the flux of city life.

Join us for a photography event that will guide you through the art of capturing these ephemeral urban masterpieces. Whether works of art are the sole focus of your shot or you choose to contextualize them within the daily pulse of city inhabitants, you'll learn how to compose striking images that speak volumes.

Embrace the opportunity to immortalize the transient beauty of street art. This is your chance to tell a story through your photos and see the city's walls from an entirely new perspective.
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$47      

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 21 September
N State St - 1pm - 2 Hours
Conner Siggaard
Delve into the art of architectural photography and discover a new perspective on urban landscapes. This session offers an enriching opportunity to elevate your skills in capturing the essence of a city's design, both as a local or a traveler. Embrace the meticulous craft of architectural photography, where the goal is not merely to take pictures, but to create visually appealing images that resonate with viewers.

Join us as we guide you through mastering the nuances of architectural photography. Learn the techniques for taking remarkable photos and the optimal camera settings to bring out the true character of buildings in your shots. Enhance your ability to tell a story through the structures and design elements that define a city's personality. Whether you're an experienced photographer or new to the lens, this session will refine your approach to documenting the world of architecture.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 05 October
City Creek Canyon Rd - 10am - 3 Hours
Conner Siggaard
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we learn how to break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure. Start telling your camera what to do and create the images you want.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$92      

Nearby Photography Groups

Effective Backgrounds Photography Meetup

Effective Backgrounds Photography Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Ogden Canyon - 10am - 2 Hours
Ogden Photography Group
Amanda Hall
You may make great subject choices, but have ever really considered your background choice? I will show creative and and inexpensive ways to create backdrops and also natural elements for back grounds as well. We will choose some subjects and show you how the right background will not over power the subject but how to make the subject pop.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Watercolor Journaling Workshop for Beginners

Watercolor Journaling Workshop for Beginners

Saturday 29 June
Sugar House - 10am - 2 Hours
Salt Lake City Watercolor Group
Ollie Beal
A workshop designed for beginners to explore watercolor journaling in a beautiful park setting.
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$47      
Urban Sketching with Watercolors around Downtown SLC

Urban Sketching with Watercolors around Downtown SLC

Saturday 20 July
Downtown Salt Lake City - 10am - 2 Hours
Salt Lake City Watercolor Group
Ollie Beal
Explore and capture the urban landscapes of downtown Salt Lake City with watercolor sketching techniques.
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$47      
Watercolor Techniques for Daytime Skies

Watercolor Techniques for Daytime Skies

Saturday 10 August
Ensign Peak Trail - 10am - 2 Hours
Salt Lake City Watercolor Group
Ollie Beal
A workshop focusing on watercolor techniques to capture stunning daytime skies and the city skyline.
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$47      

Botanical Watercolor Workshop

Botanical Watercolor Workshop

Saturday 31 August
International Peace Gardens Salt Lake City - 10am - 2 Hours
Salt Lake City Watercolor Group
Ollie Beal
A workshop to explore botanical watercolor painting focusing on flowers and plants in the beautiful International Peace Gardens.
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$47      
Abstract Watercolor Exploration for Intermediates

Abstract Watercolor Exploration for Intermediates

Saturday 21 September
Gilgal Sculpture Garden, Salt Lake City - 10am - 2 Hours
Salt Lake City Watercolor Group
Ollie Beal
Explore abstract watercolor painting techniques inspired by the unique sculptures at the Gilgal Sculpture Garden.
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$47      
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 in Salt Lake City .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Connor was great. I had a good time walking around salt lake doing street art photography.
    5/5
    Brayden
    2024-01-26
    I learned a lot about my camera functions. Was only 2 of us so got a lot of good info and all my questions were answered. I am now more comfortable taking pictures out of auto mode.
    5/5
    Joyce
    2023-09-12
    I learned a lot about my camera functions. Was only 2 of us so got a lot of good info and all my questions were answered. I am now more comfortable taking pictures out of auto mode.
    5/5
    Joyce
    2023-09-12

    Great event. Good to get out with fellow photogs.
    5/5
    Charlie
    2023-01-29
    Dona provided useful information using visual presentation as well as a well understandable oral presentation. Her tips are highly valuable and useful. I especially enjoy the variety of assignments that Dona prepared.
    5/5
    Valerie
    2023-01-10
    Dona provided valuable information using a visual presentation as well as orally. Her knowledge & expertise is immense. I especially enjoyed the challenges Dona prepared.
    5/5
    Valerie
    2023-01-10

    I not only learned different perspectives in photography but also received some information about exposure. The instructor is vey helpful. It is very enjoyable to join the activity with likeminded people and appreciating other people's photos.
    5/5
    Ying
    2022-11-17
    I enjoyed the instructor and topic. It made me look at perspective differently.
    5/5
    Marcus
    2022-11-13
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Conner Siggaard
    Conner is a professional photographer based out of Salt Lake City with 3 years of experience. Starting with film photography, he learned to take his time with every photo he took. Conner loves the bright, saturated colors that film offers, and he tends to emulate that style even in his digital content. Conner values getting the best photos out of whatever situation he is in.

    Conner Siggaard is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays and Sundays from 9am until 6pm.
    Private tutoring, weddings, and events.

    PHOTOS
    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Home
    The day before I took this photo I switched to a mirrorless camera so this photo was part of my testing of the camera (which I love). The shot is straight out of camera with just a little increase in exposure and some sharpening. I used a 50 mm. lens and a Canon R7 mirrorless camera. I love old books and flowers past their prime. I am lucky enough to have several old books of my grandmother's which all include inscriptions from her Papa and her siblings. These books are now over 100 years o
    Credit: Lou Ann Donahue
    Facebook: Lou Ann Sanford Donahue
    Instagram: lmgdonahue

    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-06-01
    Title or Location: Morgan County, Utah USA
    A newborn lamb gets encouragement from its mother to stand up and walk.
    Credit: Chad Hawkes
    Facebook: chadhawkesphotography
    Instagram: chadhawkesphotography
    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-06-01
    Title or Location: Oquirrh Mountains
    CanonR5, EF 800mm 5.6 L IS USM.
    Credit: Thomas Boden
    Instagram: thomas.boden.75

    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Orem, Utah
    After I started improving my eating habits, I visited Asado, an Argentinian restaurant in Orem. I ordered their entra?a sandwich, requesting it without the bread. When the dish arrived, it was beautifully presented, prompting me to take a photo as a testament to the elegance of cleaner eating.A couple weeks later, while visiting the restaurant again I shared the photo with one of the restaurant's owners and praised the chef for his exceptional craftsmanship. The owner graciously invited the
    Credit: Christian Quiero
    Instagram: xtian_q

    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: West Desert- Dugway Utah
    this is the one of the watering holes that the Wild Horses go for water happen to capture them later in the evening which made a great photo
    Credit: Lauree Pezel
    Facebook: :Lauree Pezel
    Instagram: lauree Pezel
    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Southeast of Kwa Kuchina, Tanzania.
    In 2011 I went to Kenya as the lead of a teaching cadre to assist in developing anti-poaching skills among a collective of Community-based Conservancies. After we had taught our material for a couple of weeks in the bush, we headed out to explore the wider region of East Africa. One of the places we camped was in Tarangire National Park at Whistling Thorn Tented Camp. Part of the community engagement of this camp is the support of a small Maasai village of cow herders. This region of Tanzania i
    Credit: Gary Haynes
    Facebook: Gary Haynes

    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography
    Albury Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: Bethanga Bridge - Lake Hume Albury NSW
    This photo is one I took in september 2023. On this night I captured quite a few different photos and perspectives of the milky way over and around the bridge. My goal on this evening was to take full advantage of the position of the milky way as there are very few opportunities that you can photograph the milky way positioned near the bridge during the year. I found this photo with other ones from that night I had not edited. Astro photography needs conditions to be right in relation to moon,
    Credit: Andrew Osborne
    Facebook: Andrew Osborne - Landscapes
    Instagram: https:www.instagram.com/andrews_landscapephotos/
    Bellevue Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
    Strolling along the beach. Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, ORCanon PowerShot S230f/41/400 sec.11 mm
    Credit: Timmy DeHan

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