OCEANSIDE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Birds and Nature

Birds and Nature

Saturday 13 July
Guajome - 8am - 2 Hours
Sahid Perez
Are you a bird watcher or a nature lover and have also been wondering how to get sharp photos consistently. This session plans to take the guess work out of it and get you on your way to capture the wildlife you love. Some of the topics covered will be, optimal settings, light direction, bird habits, equipment and operation. Come along and lets take some photos that show the natural beauty of birds.
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Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Saturday 21 September
Civic Center Dr. - 8am - 2 Hours
Sahid Perez
Learn to use intentional motion blur to enhance your photography. We will cover a range of blurring techniques including long exposures, panning and intentional camera movement for artistic purposes. Not all blurry photos are accidents!

Knowing how to control the blur can help lead you to new creative opportunities, expanding your photographic possibilities.
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Nearby Photography Groups

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 20 July
Golf Course Dr. - 1pm - 2 Hours
San Diego Photography Group
Daniel Becerra
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 03 August
Chula Vista - 3pm - 3 Hours
San Diego Photography Group
Daniel Becerra
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$92      

Other Nearby Groups

Urban Sketching Watercolor

Urban Sketching Watercolor

Saturday 20 July
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Step into the vibrant world of urban sketching with watercolors in this engaging two-hour meetup! Join us as we capture the dynamic energy of cityscapes using watercolor techniques. Bring your own sketchbook and watercolor supplies, and let the urban landscape be your muse. Let's paint the city together!
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 20 July
El Prado, San Diego - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Art Group
Daphne Guzman
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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$47      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 03 August
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolor painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolor techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of paper art.
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$47       5 places left

Abstract Watercolor

Abstract Watercolor

Saturday 17 August
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Get ready to dive into the world of watercolors and explore the beauty of abstract paintings. Our talented instructor will guide you through various techniques, helping you blend colors and create mesmerizing scenes that reflect your inner artist. All skill levels are welcome!
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$47      
Botanical Watercolors

Botanical Watercolors

Saturday 14 September
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
During this meetup, participants will have the chance to explore the captivating world of floral watercolor painting under the guidance of experienced artists. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced painter, this event welcomes individuals of all skill levels. This event is a perfect opportunity for artists, art enthusiasts, and nature lovers to gather and immerse themselves in the beauty of floral watercolor painting.
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$47      
ABOUT OCEANSIDE
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 Oceanside.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Alot of fun. I really like the challenges and reviews of the photos
    5/5
    Joe
    2024-02-19
    We were told the basics of action photography including knowing the way surfers ride waves so we could follow them. The various challenges were great and trying for portrait and angles were great. I learned about my equipment, in a gray morning I need to overexposed to get a good photo (positive exposure compensation) more than I thought and he helped me on that.
    5/5
    EDGARDO
    2024-02-18
    Great instructor! Showed he was really interested in each student and took the time to help us become better photographers. I'm looking forward to more classes with Sahid.
    5/5
    Curt
    2024-02-18

    it was again, like always, a great event. Thanks for hosting!
    5/5
    Arno
    2024-02-13
    I had a great time. Very useful challenges to push me out of my comfort zone and into the learning zone. Fantastic way to meet like-minder people and learn from each other. Lessons from the instructor were vey clear and tailored to each individual?s skill level. Will definitely be doing this again the future.
    5/5
    Kahuku
    2024-02-11
    Liked having themes to help focus on one aspect of street photo at a time
    5/5
    Alain
    2024-02-11

    It was a new experience for me. I took me out of my comfort zone. Maybe because I was expected to spend more time on portrait photography of a model or ourselves, not reaching out to strangers :-) I still want to learn how I can do good portrait photography such as what positions would be great for pictures, so that if I have people asking me to take their pictures I have more knowledge on how to make it a great shot.
    4/5
    Arno
    2024-01-31
    Very helpful and fun
    5/5
    Kevin
    2024-01-28
    Good gathering, small group, was good to get lots of walking around practice chatting up strangers.
    5/5
    Frederick
    2024-01-28

    Sahid is a great professional that helps me to develop my skills in an easy going setting. I learned a lot.
    5/5
    Arno
    2024-01-21
    Good class. Lots of good guidance and helpful suggestions. The instructor was great.
    5/5
    Alex
    2024-01-15
    Sahid is a fantastic instructor, informative, immersive, gives plenty of personal attention. I highly recommend taking his workshops.
    5/5
    Dan
    2024-01-14

    PHOTOS
    Oceanside Photography Group
    2024-06-01
    Title or Location: Ponto Beach, Carlsbad, CA
    I call this one "You light up my life" My niece and nephew were about to have their first child and asked me if I would take a few pregnancy photos. As a final location I suggested some sunset photos at the beach. I have always loved silhouette shots and as we were setting up for this one, I was lucky to have the perfect southern California clear night sunset. It was a girl and now 8 years later lights up a room with a smile as large as the sun.
    Credit: Kevin S Mummau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevin.mummau/

    Oceanside Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: "PACIFIC CANDY" - Oceanside Pier, Oceanside CA.
    PACIFIC CANDYOceanside PierOceanside, CaliforniaBeing a Southern California native, surfer, and skater in my more youthful days, I've seen a LOT of Piers in my life. From Santa Barbara to San Diego the list is indeed lengthy - Santa Barbara, La Conchita, Ventura, Malibu, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Manhattan Beach, Ocean Beach, Balboa, Cabrillo Beach Pier, Seal Beach, Hermosa, Imperial Beach, San Clemente, and that's my short list.But there's something special about th
    Credit: Marshal Hilton
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marshal.hilton/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marshalhilton/
    Oceanside Photography Group
    2024-05-18
    Title or Location: Encinitas, CA
    With a rainy winter, spring in Southern California is the time where we get wildflowers, and not just in the desert! This is a photo from downtown Encinitas, where we have a few beautiful patches of flowers.I liked the combination of flowers and palm trees. Taken with Fujifilm X-T5 and Tamron 18-300, a great lens for photo walks. In my opinion :-)
    Credit: Alain Mellan
    Instagram: alaintakesphotos

    Oceanside Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Oceanside, California (my backyard)
    Red Tailed Hawks frequent the three tall pines in my backyard. I've been getting good shots of them just sitting, but take-offs are a challenge. This time I steadied myself against my deck and waited. This hawk was facing west, into late afternoon sun, and I knew it would also take off into the wind. I was lucky to have the perfect angle for lighting and take off. As soon as it began ruffling its feather, I started firing away and got this image.
    Credit: Terry DeGraff
    Facebook: terry.degraff
    Instagram: @degraff_photography

    Oceanside Photography Group
    2024-04-13
    Title or Location: Oceanside California
    We have had some unusually high rain and storms this past season. Causing amazing sky's.
    Credit: Douglas Lsfond
    Oceanside Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: Borrego Springs, California
    I naively drove to Borrego Springs on a Friday morning to get some shots of the flower bloom in the desert, Got there before 8am and there were already a bunch of photographers in the fields. This guy with a red jacket caught my eye, and I thought it would be a good warmup shot. It ended up being one of my favorite shots of the day. Fujifilm X-T5 and XF 16-80.
    Credit: Alain Mellan
    Instagram: alaintakesphotos

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography
    Fort Collins Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
    The day before taking the shot, I drove up to RMNP to scout a possible Milky Way shot with Nymph Lake in the foreground. The scouting was successful as it did look like I'd be able to have both the lake and the Milky Way in the shot, so I made a plan to head up there again the next day (July 3rd) and capture what I planned. Prior to heading back up to RMNP, while looking at the map of the area, I noticed another possible location where Fall River would be in the foreground and in my mind, having
    Credit: Danny Matriccino
    Facebook: dannymat03
    Instagram: dannymat_photography
    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location:
    A friend of mine discovered this bald eagle nest just north of Lititz. I've been keeping an eye on it for a decent shot. This adult has been keeping guard of its juveniles for some time now. I finally saw the adult sitting just to the right of the nest. I am a very new and amateur photographer and still very much learning. I travel quite a bit and enjoy shooting the places I visit but also love wildlife photography. I really didn't process much other than bring up some of the exposure to g
    Credit: Eric Anderson

    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Summit Lake, Mount Blue Sky
    This photo was taken mid morning at Summit Lake on Mount Blue Sky. It was a calm but cloudy day with a few patches of blue sky reflecting in a pool of water. No edits other than exposure and cropping.
    Credit: Sarah Christian
    Facebook: sarahchristianart
    Instagram: sarahchristianart
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-07-09
    Title or Location: Bempton Cliffs. Unsociable puffin
    Me and my partner spent the day at Bempton cliffs and this was the only lone puffin that had it back to the sea, He/she was clearly not wanting to socialise with other birds. Possibly in a bad mood. This is why this particular puffing grabbed my attention.
    Credit: Daniel Twiss
    Instagram: daniel_twiss_
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Gordon Creek, Oregon
    Hiked to the upper level of Gorton Creek Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Quite the scramble up over boulders to reach the falls. Canon 5Diii, ISO 100, TV 4 minutes, AV f/10Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0L IS USMFilter BW ND 3.0 ?black glass?
    Credit: Robert Holcomb
    Instagram: Robert Holcomb

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