Events

Framing/Composition Photography Meetup

Framing/Composition Photography Meetup

Sunday the 24th of October
Confluence Park - 9am - 2 hours
Learn to frame your images in the most dynamic ways! I look forward to teaching you about the energy in your frames, etc. See you then!
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$35pp     8 places left
Off-camera Lighting Photography Meetup

Off-camera Lighting Photography Meetup

Saturday the 6th of November
27th and Zuni Street - 4pm - 2 hours
Learn how to use off camera lighting! See what a difference lighting from a source other than your camera makes.
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$35pp     8 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday the 14th of November
Denver West - 10am - 3 hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics and start enjoying our regular group meet-up sessions. Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, along with the basics of composition. Cameras, their functions, and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life. The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting, and correct exposure.
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$69pp     only 5 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed

About

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 one 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 Denver Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.


We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.

Instructors

Michelle Pesce
Alison Maclean
As a little girl, Alison was surrounded by artists in her family, so it was a natural step for her to find a love of photography very early. She tried her hand at a course as a Sophomore in High School and immediately found herself winning state-wide competitions, which only drove her to love photography even more. She knew she wanted to make photography her full-time gig even then, but didn't know how until she became a stay-at-home mom with her daughter. She gave herself a 1 year deadline to make it happen, so she dove in head first. In February of 2006 she rented a booth at a bridal festival with photos of her daughter and her dog as her portfolio. She asked EVERY person that walked by her booth to take a chance on her because she knew it was her destiny... She booked 14 weddings from that festival and never looked back! Since that fateful day, she has won many international awards such as through the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association), Two Bright Lights (Editors choice), WeddingWire (Brides choice), Fearless Photographers, named on of the top 50 photographers in the US by Weddzilla, and top 20 photographers in Denver by Bridebox. She has been honored to photograph destination weddings in Italy, Mexico, and other US states and has also had the opportunity to work with a few Denver Broncos (Von Miller, Emmanuel Sanders, and Melvin Gordon) and Colorado Rockies players (Kyle Freeland).

Reviews

Fantastic learning session today. Alison was incredibly knowledgeable and challenged the small group throughout the entire time.
5/5
Eric Schraufnagel
October 10th 2021
For beginners wanting to learn more about macro photography this was a good event. This event was not that for me. I?m an experienced photographer and joined this event as a meetup opportunity to meet other photographers and talk photography and more specifically macro.
4/5
Kirk Snyder
September 21st 2021
Great.hope she teaches more classes
5/5
Billie and David lillie
September 18th 2021
The class was very personalized. Plenty of time for discussion and questions and answers. I couldn't believe how fast the time flew. Which is always a sign of a great class! Michelle was a wealth of information.
5/5
Donna Cavos
September 5th 2021
Michelle was very good at explaining the basics of photography, what all the various factors do, and how to combine them to get better pictures. Exactly as advertised and what I needed to get off "automatic" settings.
4/5
Les Clark
August 14th 2021
Overall it was informative, the atmosphere was a little distracting.
4/5
Julie Badenhoop
August 7th 2021
Michelle Pesce was well organized and responsive to questions. She covered the basics very well. Her style was encouraging and informative.
4/5
Meetup - Barbara Van Horne
August 7th 2021
The lesson was super informative and Michelle is a great teacher. She was knowledgable and answered everyone's questions.
4/5
Cindy Mills
April 4th 2021
Excellent, covered just what she said she would
5/5
Janet Houser
March 7th 2021
5/5
Cyndee Miller
January 16th 2021
I really enjoyed learning the basics of photography! This class was packed full of valuable information.
5/5
Kaylin Jarriel
September 22nd 2020
It was fantastic. Michelle was very knowledge and flexible with the course content. And I was very appreciative that she answered every question we had. I learned a ton!
5/5
HEATHER PETERS
September 21st 2020