OCEANSIDE
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Upcoming Events

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 24 February
Guajome - 9am - 2 Hours
Sahid Perez
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture. We will cover topics such as finding inspiration in everyday objects, experimenting with different angles and perspectives.
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Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Saturday 02 March
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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$43      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 09 March
Guajome - 3pm - 2 Hours
Sahid Perez
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 30 March
Guajome - 8am - 3 Hours
Sahid Perez
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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$84       5 places left
Birds and Nature

Birds and Nature

Saturday 06 April
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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$43      
Action Sports (Surfing) Photography

Action Sports (Surfing) Photography

Saturday 27 April
Oceanside Mission Avenue - 8am - 2 Hours
Sahid Perez
This session will show you how to capture those high action sports shots with use of quick shutter speeds and dynamic angles. We will also look at how to do a portrait of a sports person, not as a standard portrait, but the use of props and angles of their chosen sport. This will be high action photography at its best.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 February
Huntington Beach Central Park - 12pm - 3 Hours
Huntington Beach Photography Group
Alexander Medina
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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$84       4 places left
Panorama HDR Photography

Panorama HDR Photography

Saturday 02 March
Coney Island - 12pm - 2 Hours
Huntington Beach Photography Group
Alexander Medina
Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with horizontally elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 03 March
Ocean Blvd. - 3pm - 3 Hours
San Diego Photography Group
David Cunningham
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.
book now
$84      

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 16 March
Sunset Beach - 12pm - 2 Hours
Huntington Beach Photography Group
Alexander Medina
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.
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$43      
Beginner's Portrait Photography

Beginner's Portrait Photography

Saturday 16 March
Chula Vista - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
San Diego Photography Group
Daniel Becerra
You've learned the basics of your camera, and you want to get into portrait control photography now.
Posing models, adjusting your lights, and choosing the right lens. These are a few of the things that we will be focusing on

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$84      
Long Exposure and Motion Blur Technique B&W Photography

Long Exposure and Motion Blur Technique B&W Photography

Saturday 30 March
Pacific Coast Hwy - 12pm - 2 Hours
Huntington Beach Photography Group
Alexander Medina
Embark on a captivating journey into the world of Long Exposure and Motion Blur B&W Photography! This advanced course assumes you're familiar with the basics of photography. Explore the secrets of long exposure techniques, capturing mesmerizing light trails and mastering the art of tripod photography. Dive into intentional motion blur, turning blurred photos into intentional works of art. Discover the nuances of Black and White Photography, exploring contrast, textures, and the elements that make a photo stand out in monochrome. Unleash your creativity and expand your photographic possibilities with this exciting and hands-on course!
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$43      

Lighting Meetup

Lighting Meetup

Saturday 30 March
Chula Vista - 2pm - 2 Hours
San Diego Photography Group
Daniel Becerra
For those that already know all the basics of photography, and decided they want to move into working with not just natural lighting but strobe lights.

We will be using my lights, but I will still have you bring your cameras. Make sure to bring something to take notes with.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
El Dorado Park - 12pm - 3 Hours
Huntington Beach Photography Group
Alexander Medina
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.
book now
$84      

Other Nearby Groups

Scenic Painting Class

Scenic Painting Class

Saturday 02 March
El Prado - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Angel Cervantes
Immerse yourself in a world where color and water unite, creating exquisite expressions on paper. Join our Watercolor Workshop in the heart of San Diego for an inspiring session of creativity and community. Whether you're picking up a brush for the first time or you're a seasoned artist looking to refine your skills, our workshop caters to all levels of experience.

Under the guidance of expert watercolor artists, you'll uncover the secrets to mastering this fluid and dynamic medium. Watch as your brush strokes give life to vibrant landscapes, delicate florals, and abstract compositions. Connect with fellow art enthusiasts in a supportive and relaxed environment as you explore an array of techniques and styles.

Bring your visions to life in a splash of color. Discover the joy and freedom of watercolor painting with us, where every drop tells a story. Secure your spot in our workshop, and let your artistic journey flow.
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$43      
Watercolor Techniques Class Part I

Watercolor Techniques Class Part I

Saturday 16 March
Old Town - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Join us for an immersive session where you'll learn 'Wet on Dry', 'Wet on Wet', and Watercolor Washes. Discover the art of layering, blending, and creating stunning backgrounds.

Suitable for all skill levels, our experienced instructor will provide personalized guidance. Reserve your spot now and elevate your watercolor skills!
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$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 24 March
National City - 10am - 3 Hours
San Diego Crochet Club
Tiara Daring
Discover the joys of crochet in a welcoming class perfect for beginners and those looking to refresh their skills. Join us as we demystify the basics, starting with yarn handling techniques and building up to the classic stitches that comprise a charming granny square. Unleash your creative potential in a relaxed and supportive environment, where all crochet materials are provided for your convenience. To sweeten the experience, enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee as you learn. Whether you 2019re just starting out or reconnecting with a beloved pastime, embrace the opportunity to create something beautiful and handmade. Join us for a delightful journey into the art of crochet.
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$68      

Watercolor Techniques Class Part II

Watercolor Techniques Class Part II

Saturday 13 April
Old Town - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Get ready for Watercolor Techniques Class Part II - an artistic adventure you won't want to miss! You'll be diving into the world of Flat Wash, Gradated Wash, and Variegated techniques, adding a whole new dimension to your watercolour skills.

Don't worry if you missed Part I; everyone is welcome to join! Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting, our talented instructor will guide you every step of the way.
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$43      
Crochet Tote Bag Class

Crochet Tote Bag Class

Sunday 21 April
National City - 10am - 3 Hours
San Diego Crochet Club
Tiara Daring
Embark on a creative adventure with our Crochet Tote Bag Class! Join us in discovering the artistry of crochet while crafting stylish and functional tote bags that seamlessly blend fashion and utility. This class is designed for all skill levels, offering beginners a chance to learn the fundamentals and experienced crocheters an opportunity to refine their techniques. A tote bag is not merely an accessory but a canvas for your personal expression, and our class empowers you to tailor your creation to match your unique style. With a focus on both form and functionality, you'll not only produce a handmade fashion statement but also a practical accessory for everyday use. Don't miss out on the chance to enhance your crochet skills and walk away with a trendy, self-made tote bag that reflects your individuality!
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$61      
Watercolor Techniques Class Part III

Watercolor Techniques Class Part III

Saturday 11 May
Old Town - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Join us for the highly anticipated Watercolor Techniques Class Part III! Explore pulling paint, bleeding colors, and using salt and sponge to create captivating watercolor art! Unleash your creativity and learn new skills in a supportive environment.

Don't worry if you missed Parts I & II; everyone is welcome to join! Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting, our talented instructor will guide you every step of the way.
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$43      

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

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Sahid Perez
    Native Venezuelan, southern California resident, and Citizen of the world. I've been passionate about surf and art since a young age but it wasn't until my first photography class in art school back in 2012, that I really felt the desire to make it a career. My heart is in capturing the essence of different cultures, people, and landscapes around the world, as well as capturing the intimacy of moments for a lifetime memory. I specialize in architectural, documentary, street, portraiture, landscape and fine-art photography. I love to work in a natural environment, inspired by beautiful color, creative compositions, and interesting textures that will create art to hang in your home.

    Sahid Perez is available for private bookings

    Available for Private Tutoring and one on one sessions.

    PHOTOS
    Oceanside Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, California
    A cold Sunday morning after powerful storms, the air is clean and fresh. I used a polarizing filter to minimize reflections and get more dense colors. Fujifilm X-T4, XF 16-80.
    Credit: Alain Mellan
    Instagram: alaintakesphotos

    Oceanside Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, California.
    On a cold (for Southern California) Sunday morning, I was looking for photos that use light and shadow contrasts. Looking down to the beach from the pier, I saw this patch of light and someone walking. Waited patiently for him to walk into the light, after trying his hand at stone skipping. Shot on Fujifilm X-T4, XF 16-80
    Credit: Alain Mellan
    Instagram: alaintakesphotos
    Oceanside Photography Group
    2024-01-26
    Title or Location: North of the pier, Oceanside, CA
    This was taken on an evening when I met up with some friends. I may have been the best evening shoot I've been involved in. Great negative tide, outstanding sunset and fun talented friends. This was early in the shoot, and it just kept getting better and better.
    Credit: Images by Tom Smith
    Instagram: imagesbytomsmith

    Oceanside Photography Group
    2024-01-26
    Title or Location: Oceanside CA, oceanside pier
    This photo was taken on a late afternoon,days after the California king tides happen. It was so windy that wind surfers made an appearance!
    Credit: Alex zuniga
    Instagram: azp_photos

    Oceanside Photography Group
    2024-01-23
    Title or Location: Oceanside Pier
    One of my hobbies is flying a drone. It has such unique possibilities when it comes to photography offering the viewer a unique perspective from above!
    Credit: Randy Kemp
    Oceanside Photography Group
    2023-12-22
    Title or Location: Oceanside Beach
    N/A
    Credit: Damon Taylor

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd
    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

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