SALT
LAKE
CITY
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Saturday 01 June
N State St - 10am - 2 Hours
Conner Siggaard
Join us for an insightful session dedicated to the quintessential 50mm lens, a vital component in every photographer's toolkit. This versatile piece of equipment captures the world as your eyes see it, making it perfectly suited for a wide range of photographic styles, from the grandeur of landscapes to the intimacy of portraits, and the vibrant chaos of street scenes to the detailed craftsmanship of product photography.

During our workshop, we will begin with a refresher on essential camera settings to lay a strong foundation for the day's activities. Moving forward, our focus will shift to uncovering the numerous benefits of using a prime lens, including the revered 50mm. We'll delve into basic, yet powerful, techniques to help you harness the full potential of this lens.

Furthermore, this is not just a learning experience but also a practical one. You'll be given plentiful opportunities to apply what you've learned, experiment with your 50mm lens, and witness firsthand the impact of your newfound skills. Whether a seasoned photographer or an enthusiastic beginner, this event promises to enrich your understanding and elevate your craft.
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$47      
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.
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$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      

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

Fantasy Illustration Drawing Meetup

Fantasy Illustration Drawing Meetup

Saturday 25 May
Dalton Ave S - 10am - 2 Hours
Salt Lake Art Group
Kailey Lloyd
Dive into the enchanting world of fantasy art with our "Fantasy Illustration Drawing Meetup." This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn the techniques of drawing dragons and other captivating fantasy creatures. Whether you're a budding artist or an experienced illustrator, this meetup provides a supportive and creative environment to explore your imagination and enhance your drawing skills. Our skilled instructor will guide you step-by-step, helping you unlock the secrets of creating stunning fantasy illustrations. Join us to unleash your creativity and bring mythical creatures to life on paper!
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$47      
Still Life Painting

Still Life Painting

Saturday 25 May
Lincoln Avenue - 11am - 2 Hours
Ogden Art Group
Carly Larsen
Come join us for a still life painting class! Learn the basics of blocking in, glazing, and creating dimension in a 2-hour class. Bring your paints and canvas of choice. Props will be available at class location for the live painting session! Enjoy brunch or light beverages from downstairs while we learn the fundamentals of still life painting-food edition .

Able to accommodate acrylic, gouache, and watercolor instruction.
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$47      
Plein Air Watercolor Sessions in Liberty Park

Plein Air Watercolor Sessions in Liberty Park

Saturday 08 June
Liberty Park, Salt Lake City - 10am - 2 Hours
Salt Lake City Watercolor Group
Bean Beal
Join us for a Plein Air Watercolor Session in Liberty Park's scenic surroundings, where natural settings and views offer the perfect backdrop for outdoor watercolor painting.
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$47      

Therapeutic Art Painting Meetup

Therapeutic Art Painting Meetup

Saturday 08 June
University - 10am - 2 Hours
Salt Lake Art Group
Kailey Lloyd
Join us for our Therapeutic Art Painting Meetup and experience the transformative power of creative expression. This gathering offers a supportive environment where you can explore emotions, alleviate stress, and enhance mental well-being through the act of painting. Guided by trained facilitators, you'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing while connecting with others who share a passion for art and wellness. Whether you're seeking relaxation, self-reflection, or simply a creative outlet, this meetup provides a nurturing space to unwind and tap into your inner artist. Don't miss this opportunity to nurture your mind, body, and soul through the therapeutic medium of painting.
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$43      
Watercolor Journaling Workshop for Beginners

Watercolor Journaling Workshop for Beginners

Saturday 29 June
Sugar House - 10am - 2 Hours
Salt Lake City Watercolor Group
Bean 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
Bean 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
Bean 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
Bean 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
Bean 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
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Wendover, Nevada
    Escaping the light pollution of Salt Lake City is fairly easy. Drive almost any direction for an hour & dark skies are everywhere.We chose the West desert of Utah along the Nevada border, north of Wendover.Great view of the horizon where we saw faint light emerging. Looked a lot like the city lights but had spires poking out.We could not see any colors with the naked eye. Only when we used our phones & cameras could we witness it!A very short glimpse from 10:32-10:54pmSaturday May 1
    Credit: Eric Meyer
    Facebook: Eric Meyer
    Instagram: Eric.E.Meyer

    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Jordanelle State Park, Utah
    Beautiful sunrise at Jordanelle State Park! I was camping with my husband and loved getting up early to capture some fantastic shots.
    Credit: Heather Williamson
    Instagram: Heather_line
    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Utah
    I saw that we were getting rare chance to see the northern lights and had also gotten numerous texts from a lot people that I should go and take some pictures. I am so glad that I did. The longer we stayed, the brighter they got and the more the lights danced across the sky! It was so amazing! This photo was taken out on the County road for rattlesnake pass
    Credit: Cassandra Leonard
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cassandra.gunning?mibextid=ZbWKwL

    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-05-07
    Title or Location: Antelope Island
    I took this photo on Antelope Island on a beautiful day and an extraordinary sunset. To get to this place, you need to take a 20-minute walk uphill. The best time was around 8:20 PM.Canon EOS R5 Lens 16mmf/4.51/500SecISO 200
    Credit: Tania Luiza Linson
    Facebook: Tania Linson Photography
    Instagram: @Tanialinsonphotography

    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-05-04
    Title or Location: Costa Maya, Mexico
    This photo was taken with a Canon Rebel T6 at F/5.6 Iso 400 and a Canon 24-70 lens. I saw this pelican riding the waives in the ocean near the shore and just had to capture the moment.
    Credit: Angela Coe
    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-05-03
    Title or Location: Hogle Zoo
    One of the local peacocks at the zoo was displaying its tailfan of feathers, so I was able to snag some amazing shots of its iridescent color and patterns.
    Credit: Gabriel Stroup
    Instagram: @GigabyteSpyder

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez
    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire
    I started taking my son to RIAT in 2008 when he was just six years old. He had to follow Dad, and would be seen armed with my old Canon 350D. I was using a Canon 40D and Canon 100-400mm L series lens at the time.RIAT is wholly dependant upon the right weather for good photography. Cloud too low - display routines are changed. Too much cloud and rain - the background is too grey. The weather can also be too good, leaving bright blue, but boring backgrounds. Thankfully July 18, 2009 provided goo
    Credit: Steve Kingston
    Facebook: Steven Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558
    Milwaukee Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Near Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Knowing there was a high chance of seeing the aurora borealis, I left work early on Friday, May 10. First, I stopped at my local camera store to buy a new lens I had been dreaming about (14-24mm f2.8). Then I drove to Minnesota to meet up with another photographer. By 1am, we found ourselves by this lake. I often found myself admiring the aurora and not taking pictures. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced.
    Credit: Jenny Parbs
    Instagram: @jparbsphoto

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