ALBUQUERQUE
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Upcoming Events

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      
Nightscapes: Urban Photography Meetup

Nightscapes: Urban Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 June
West Old Town - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Donovan Noelle Swann
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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$47      
Luminous Portraiture: Natural Light Photography Meetup

Luminous Portraiture: Natural Light Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Silver Hill - 6pm - 2 Hours
Donovan Noelle Swann
This class is your time to learn to utilize natural lighting to help boost your portrait photography skills.

We, as a class, will be photographing each other without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting
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$47      

Capturing Moments: Photography Scavenger Hunt Meetup

Capturing Moments: Photography Scavenger Hunt Meetup

Saturday 29 June
West Old Town - 10am - 2 Hours
Donovan Noelle Swann
Join us for an exhilarating experience at the Capturing Moments: Photography Scavenger Hunt Meetup, where creativity knows no bounds. Embark on a photographic adventure through the streets of Old Town, exploring its diverse scenery and hidden gems. This unique event offers participants the opportunity to hone their photography skills while immersing themselves in a thrilling scavenger hunt challenge. Whether you're a seasoned photographer seeking inspiration or a beginner eager to explore, this meetup promises excitement, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments captured through the lens. Don't miss out on the opportunity to unleash your creativity and join us for an unforgettable photography adventure!
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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
    Donovan was knowledgeable and friendly. She had a good plan for the class and helped each of us in an easy going manner.
    5/5
    Lori
    2024-05-05
    Enjoyable! Leader was friendly and helpful. I liked her ideas for shooting but could use more instruction on settings. Next time I?ll try to ask more questions. I would definitely do another one. I?m hoping to find more like minded photographers.
    5/5
    Judy
    2024-04-22
    Nice to be a little challenged. Good outing.
    5/5
    Robert
    2024-04-21

    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
    2024-05-18
    Title or Location: UNM Duck Pond, Albuquerque NM
    While teaching an Intro to Photo class we explored the UNM campus. There was lots of activity near the duck pond where I photographed this mother and her duckling. This was shot on a Canon 7D Mark 2 using an 85 mm lens, f/4.5, 1/400 sec, ISO 160
    Credit: Donovan Noelle Swann
    Instagram: donovanswannart

    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-05-11
    Title or Location: Albuquerque, NM
    Amidst the whispers of the breeze, the robin sips from a water fountain.
    Credit: Donovan Noelle Swann
    Instagram: donovanswannart
    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-04-27
    Title or Location: Sandia Peak Tram
    This photo was taken during a date night with my wife and her niece. We had a blast doing a photo shoot and other then the portrait shots, this is one of my favorites that captures the moment.
    Credit: Robert Minto

    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-04-26
    Title or Location: Sandia Crest
    This photo was taken at sunset at the Sandia Crest. It is one of my favorite photos and I call it my Lucky Shot. I looked down at my camera, guessing at what settings I should adjust the camera to be set at. I did not look through the view finder , just pointed, back button and released the shutter. NikonD750 1/2000 f 8.3ish. ISO 1000.
    Credit: Minto
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minto_robert?igsh=MWZyN203ajRpcG45OA==

    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-04-19
    Title or Location: Valles Caldera
    A view from the Cerro la Jara trail at Valles Caldera.
    Credit: Robert Betchel
    Instagram: Betchelvisuals
    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-03-22
    Title or Location: Gilman Tunnels - Valley river view

    Credit: Robert Betchel
    Instagram: instagram.com/betchelvisuals

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric

    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

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