SALT
LAKE
CITY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Color Theory in Photography Meetup

Color Theory in Photography Meetup

Saturday 18 February
International Peace Gardens - 9am - 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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$39      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 11 March
City Creek Mall - 5pm - 2 Hours
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practiced skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. We will also go over cameras, settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$39       5 places left
Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Saturday 25 March
Daybreak Pond (Oquirrh Lake) - 9am - 2 Hours
The rule of thirds in photography is a guideline that places the subject in the left or right third of an image, leaving the other two thirds more open. It divides a photo into nine equal parts, split by two equally spaced horizontal and vertical lines. Generally, the rule of thirds leads to compelling and well-composed shots.
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$39      

Getting out of Auto/Mastering the Camera

Getting out of Auto/Mastering the Camera

Saturday 22 April
Daybreak Pond (Oquirrh Lake) - 5pm - 3 Hours
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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$76       3 places left
Creative I Meetup

Creative I Meetup

Saturday 13 May
City Creek Mall - 3pm - 2 Hours
Creativity The three primary elements in image making are aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. A set of three other important elements are: 1. Camera and equipment 2. Subject matter 3. Creativity Part of creativity is to have an open mind about these three components. Also, to always have a camera close by and pay attention to anything special. It’s amazing how incredible opportunities seem to present themselves when one’s camera is sitting at home in a bag! It is also more than having the very latest camera, most expensive lens, or recognition. Creativity should be as integral to our being as breathing, yet it is seen today as just another tool of productivity and material advancement. • Spend a little time thinking before you start work. • Take breaks throughout to think about what you’re doing. • Whenever you meet an unexpected challenge, take a break to think about that challenge. Maybe you’ll consider a solution you hadn’t thought of before. • It's fine if you don't even know what you're going to do during this carved out creative time.
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$39      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 17 June
City Creek Mall - 6pm - 2 Hours
People love to see flattering photos of themselves, but not every photographer has the skill set to capture a striking portrait. We will cover everything from lighting to lenses, so everyone who steps in front of your camera will end up looking their best. This workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding. Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$39      
Leading Lines Photographic Meetup

Leading Lines Photographic Meetup

Saturday 08 July
Park in the Marina parking lot. - 3pm - 2 Hours
In a photograph, our eyes tend to follow any detected lines running through the scene. These lines can be straight, curved, man-made or created by nature. They can include things such as train tracks, fences or railings, stairs, roads, wharves, bridges, stretched-out patterns, tunnels, hallways, a long body of water or paths. 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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$39      
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
    I enjoyed the instructor and topic. It made me look at perspective differently.
    5/5
    Marcus
    2022-11-13
    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
    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
    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
    Great event. Good to get out with fellow photogs.
    5/5
    Charlie
    2023-01-29
    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.
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