Upcoming Events

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 18 May
Downtown Modesto - 9am - 2 Hours
Sarina Schieferstein
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 practised 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. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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Nearby Photography Groups

Blooms in Focus: Flower Photography Meetup

Blooms in Focus: Flower Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Micke Grove Rd - 12pm - 2 Hours
Stockton Photography Group
Elizabeth Del Monte
Embark on a floral adventure with our Blooms in Focus: Flower Photography Meetup. Learn all the tips and tricks you need to capture stunning pictures of flowers, from mastering composition to harnessing the play of light. Our expert-led discussions will delve into various aspects of photography, empowering you to create truly unique and captivating images. Join us for a day filled with learning, exploration, and the joy of immersing yourself in the beauty of nature's finest blooms.
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The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 27 April
Castro Street - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Fremont Photography Group
Uyen Ta
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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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 Modesto.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    I extremely enjoyed the photography class, it was a great outdoor experience. I want to emphasize that Frankie was a great instructor, she answered each of our questions and gave us her full support. In addition to preparing a fairly complete theoretical material. It was a very pleasant experience for me and I would do it again with Frankie. I 100% recommend this photography class.
    Frankie was very detailed in her presentation and packet provided for us to keep and refer back to at a later date when needed. What I appreciate the most is that she's kept in contact with me to follow up and also provide feedback on a couple different photo shoots completed and made great recommendations. Thank you Frankie. I'll be back soon!!
    I love it , I did know I can learn alot about photography in 3 hours we have a good teacher ...

    I learned a lot in the class, Aaron was very patient and all the information he gave me helped me to start enjoying taking photos and the tips he gave me will help me improve, I am very happy to have taken the class
    Sarina Schieferstein
    My name is Sarina and I have been a proud local here in the Modesto area all my life. I have been a photographer for over 20 years working in studios, doing events and just about every type of photography. I currently own a portrait studio in downtown Modesto and offer my services to all of the Central Valley. I love to photograph people and get to know each one of my clients. As well as running my studio I also enjoy sharing my love of photography with others and seeing others create beautiful images.

    Sarina Schieferstein is available for private bookings

    Available for private tutoring as well as portraits and special occasions. By appointment only, please reach out to schedule.

    Modesto Photography Group
    Title or Location: Harlan rd french camp California
    Spotted the rainbows while driving through french camp pulled over to get this shot over the field and train tracks
    Credit: Zero_photography_209
    Facebook: Spike mignone
    Instagram: Zero_photography_209

    Modesto Photography Group
    Title or Location: Heaven?s Highway
    Driving home, happened to have my camera bag. Noticed the clouds, pulled over. Used a 15mm lens and graduated ND filter. FF camera.
    Credit: Wade Allemand
    Modesto Photography Group
    Title or Location: Luna
    This single exposure was taken with a 2032mm / f10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope. It is not cropped. APS-C sensor.
    Credit: Wade Allemand

    Modesto Photography Group
    Title or Location: Yosemite National Park
    Cold quiet winter morning with no one around.
    Credit: Merwin Salamanca
    Instagram: merwindur

    Modesto Photography Group
    Title or Location: Leading Lines & Symmetry

    Credit: Wade Allemand
    Modesto Photography Group
    Title or Location: Leading Lines & Symmetry
    There are places on the Mokelumne where time stands still. Where the sky and the river melt into one, and troubles disappear.
    Credit: Wade Allemand

    Seattle Photography Group
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach Oregon
    While visiting Cannon Beach, Oregon for Spring Break this year, we were treated to beautiful blue skies, warm weather, stars AND airglow at night! I was absolutely giddy about seeing those stars! Now I hope you all know how extremely rare this combination is on the pacific coast in spring. It's normally overcast and raining and definitely no stars to be seen. Thank you universe for allowing your magic to flow this evening. I truly appreciate you and your powers ??
    Credit: Amanda Thornton DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Milton Keynes Photography Group
    Title or Location: Milton Keynes
    to create this I used a piece of Teal vinyl for the backdrop, I had the camera, with a 30 mm Marco lens on a tripod set to manual focus, with focus staking of 10 shots I only used 5 in the end). for lighting I had two static lights on mini stands so I could play about with their placement to get the effect I was looking for. The dandelion seed was held in place, by putting it into a piece of white tack, I then sprayed it using a little electronic face atomiser (bought from Amazon) and loa
    Credit: Diane Langford
    Nashville Photography Society
    Title or Location: Franklin Tennessee
    This photo captures a serene moment in my front yard, where I lay on a blanket beneath a amazing tree. The weather was ideal, prompting me to grab my micro lens and focus on this exquisite dandelion.
    Credit: Kimber Weathers
    Facebook: Kimber
    Instagram: kimberlan30wea

    Dallas Photography Group
    Title or Location: My house in Lewisville
    Decided to make a composite that resembles the photo that NASA took with their millions of dolllar photo equipment. 2 months ago I photographed the full moon and placed it on top of the most recent solar eclipse photo I took. The moon normally get its light from the sun so getting the perspective with moon visibility is impossible during an eclipse unless you have nasa gear. My photo was taken with a canon R5, RF400mm F2.8 and cropped in.
    Credit: (MyJdProductions) Justin Dickinson
    Instagram: @myjdproductions
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe
    Gold Coast Photography Group
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art

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