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Upcoming Events

Urban Lens: Street Photography Meetup

Urban Lens: Street Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 April
West Old Town - 10am - 2 Hours
Donovan Noelle Swann
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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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
Silver Hall - 11am - 3 Hours
Donovan Noelle Swann
Discover the full potential of your camera beyond automatic exposure. Embark on a journey with us to unravel the mysteries of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and how these settings intertwine to influence your photography exposure.

Guided by a professional photographer, apply what you learn in a practical session designed to elevate your photography skills to new heights. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your approach to photography and capture the world as never before.
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$92       5 places left
Monochrome Moments: Black and White Photography Meetup

Monochrome Moments: Black and White Photography Meetup

Saturday 25 May
UNM Duck Pond - 10am - 2 Hours
Donovan Noelle Swann
Embark on a journey into the captivating world of black and white photography with our Monochrome Moments meetup, featuring an 'Introduction to Black and White Photography.' Discover the timeless allure of monochrome imagery as we delve into what makes a good black and white shot. Explore the nuances of contrast and texture, learning how to manipulate these elements to evoke powerful emotions in your photographs. Gain insights into how the camera perceives and captures black and white images, both in-camera and through post-production techniques. With a focus on practical learning, we'll analyze exemplary works and engage in hands-on exercises to refine our skills. Ideal for photography enthusiasts seeking to elevate their craft, this advanced course assumes prior knowledge of photography fundamentals and camera control.
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$47      

ABOUT ALBUQUERQUE
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 Albuquerque .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I walked away with a better understanding of composition and other things. Calvin showed an interest in helping us all improve not only technique but the presentation of an image which is the true art of photography.
    5/5
    David
    2023-11-06
    Fun getting out and taking pictures.
    5/5
    Beverly
    2022-12-05
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Donovan Noelle Swann
    Donovan Noelle Swann was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has spent most of her life in Las Cruces, New Mexico, being raised by her namesake, her grandfather Donovan Lee Swann. She now lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her work focuses on the closely related subject of memory, grief, loss, nostalgia and time, as they relate to archives and family. She is a multimedia artist, primarily utilizing lens-based material in her collages, sculptures, and installations. For the past several years she has focused on honing her skills in film photography and portraiture.

    Donovan Noelle Swann holds an MFA from New Mexico State University. She was exhibited in Float Magazine and included in Fraction Media's 14th Anniversary edition, and additionally featured on the podcast 201cLocal Gems 201d on KRUX 91.5.

    Donovan Noelle Swann is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays from 2pm until 7 pm.

    PHOTOS
    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-03-22
    Title or Location: Gilman Tunnels - Valley river view

    Credit: Robert Betchel
    Instagram: instagram.com/betchelvisuals

    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: La Luz Trail

    Credit: Heather Kick-Abrahamson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heather.kickabrahamson
    Instagram: HeatherAbrahamsonPhoto
    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-02-18
    Title or Location: Flowers in the Snow at Abq Botanical Gardens
    This shot was take the day after heavy snowfall in February 2024 at the Abq Botanical Gardens.
    Credit: Tony Photographs
    Instagram: Tonyphotographs121287114

    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-02-12
    Title or Location: Macro indor
    This is macro photo stacking, with a macro lens ef 50 mm 2.5 magnification and two soft light, camera on tripod.
    Credit: victor orazio

    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-02-02
    Title or Location: Corrales, NM.
    This is a macro setting, I used a computer screen on the background, then I used two soft light directed to the flower, in order to get sharper photo I used photo stacking and was processed with Hellicon software.
    Credit: victor orazio
    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-01-20
    Title or Location: Bernardo Waterfowl Management Area

    Credit: Heather Kick-Abrahamson
    Facebook: Heather Kick-Abrahamson
    Instagram: HeatherAbrahamsonPhoto

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    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
    2024-04-17
    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
    2024-04-17
    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
    2024-04-17
    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
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/share/pE91wQnHYf6JVB7A/?mibextid=eQY6cl
    Instagram: @myjdproductions
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    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
    2024-04-15
    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
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    Instagram: Slystyles_art

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