OCEANSIDE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 01 June
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 06 July
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.
book now
$92      
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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$47      

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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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 08 June
El Dorado Park - 12pm - 2 Hours
Huntington Beach Photography Group
Alexander Medina
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 June
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.
book now
$92      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
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      

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 22 June
Golf Course Dr. - 1pm - 2 Hours
San Diego Photography Group
Daniel Becerra
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
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.
book now
$92      
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 13 July
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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$47      

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      
Long Exposure and Motion Blur Technique B&W Photography

Long Exposure and Motion Blur Technique B&W Photography

Saturday 03 August
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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$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.
book now
$92      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Pacific Coast Hwy - 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
$92      

Other Nearby Groups

Balboa Park

Balboa Park

Saturday 01 June
El Prado
San Diego Family Photo
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       $165

book now       10:30am       $165
Portrait Watercolor Painting

Portrait Watercolor Painting

Saturday 08 June
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Join us for a fun and engaging painting class where we'll dive into the wonderful world of portrait watercolor painting. No matter your skill level, this class is designed to help you develop your artistic abilities and create stunning watercolor portraits.

Under the guidance of our experienced instructor, you'll learn various techniques and tips to capture the unique features and expressions of your subjects.
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$43      
Figure Gesture Drawing

Figure Gesture Drawing

Saturday 08 June
Coronado, San Diego County Coronado Public Library - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Art Group
Helen Hejl
Dive into the world of gesture drawing in our specialized workshop, designed to master the art of capturing the essence and movement of the human figure. Led by seasoned instructors, participants will embark on a journey to simplify complex figures into basic shapes and forms, enabling the creation of both accurate and expressive poses. Throughout the workshop, a range of topics will be covered including the art of exaggerating poses, building cohesive shapes, and enhancing drawing accuracy. Join us for an enriching experience that promises to elevate your artistic skills.
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$47      

Watercolor Landscapes at Sunset

Watercolor Landscapes at Sunset

Saturday 22 June
Coast Blvd. - 10am - 2 Hours
San Diego Watercolor Group
Zachary McInnis
Join us for a captivating two-hour watercolor meetup as we explore the beauty of landscapes at sunset through paint and brush. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, this event offers a relaxing and creative atmosphere to express yourself. Bring your own materials as we dive into techniques for capturing the stunning colors and moods of sunset scenes. Connect with fellow art enthusiasts, share tips, and create your own masterpiece against the backdrop of a picturesque evening setting. Unleash your inner artist and let the colors of sunset inspire your creativity!
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$47      
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 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      

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

    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
    2024-05-20
    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
    Oceanside Photography Group
    2024-03-08
    Title or Location: La Jolla, California
    Incredible colors of the California Brown Pelican (Pelecanus Occidentalis) in breeding plumage. The red pouch is unique to this west coast variety.
    Credit: Alain Mellan
    Instagram: alaintakesphotos

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto
    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

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