Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
Longmeadow, MA - 10am - 3 Hours
Michael Bronfenbrenner
Discover the full potential of your camera beyond automatic exposure. Dive into an enlightening session designed to demystify the mechanics of your camera, covering key elements such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and how these settings influence your photographs. Following the immersive tutorial, you'll have the opportunity to apply what you've learned under the expert guidance of a professional photographer. This experience is perfect for anyone eager to enhance their photography skills and gain hands-on practice. Join us and elevate your photographic journey.
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$84       5 places left
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 27 April
Easthampton - 9am - 2 Hours
Thomas Young
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 11 May
Main St, Northampton - 9am - 3 Hours
Thomas Young
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$84       5 places left

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 Springfield .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    It was well taught learned a lot about camera settings the small class was great he had a lot of time to gives us individual attends will probably take another
    Great event! As always, Marcus was personable, and had lots for us to learn. I hope to take another class with him!
    Great event, learned a ton and reminded me why I love photography so much!

    Thomas was great. Learned about stealth photography, panning, more vertical photos, and adding dimension to a phot. Very patient, great instructor and glad I met him.
    I'm glad I had this chance to take the class Street photography was something new to me New techniques such as panning and shooting in monochrome Thomas was available to answer our questions and guide us along the way
    Despite the rain, which nobody could control, I totally enjoyed the event. I was able to learn from Thomas and get some images that I normally would not have gotten. I'm already looking forward to attending another one.

    Thomas Young
    Thomas Young was born and raised in Western Mass. Always having loved art, he first picked up a camera over a decade ago as a way to gather references and study light for painting. He hasn't been able to put the camera down since.

    Thomas has traveled and photographed much of New England, including most of the waterfalls in Mass, but always returns to fine art and street photography.
    Michael Bronfenbrenner
    Michael is an award winning photographer and filmmaker. He started his own darkroom at age 12, was working professionally in high school, and attended Ithaca College as a film/photography major, and did an independent study with William Storer, the Frank Lloyd Wright Photographer. He has photographed all over the world including China, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Russian, Hungary, Germany and many other countries. He did photography for two feature films, have published several books and have always carried a camera with him wherever he goes.

    Michael Bronfenbrenner is available for private bookings

    I am available for a wide variety of services, and have good flexibility in terms of availability.
    Photography Services offered: Private tutoring, weddings, portraits, events, product photography, sports, and wildlife photography.
    Photoshop/Post Services: Slide/photo Scanning, photoshop retouching, old photo repair.

    Springfield Photography Group
    Title or Location: London
    I got off the underground in London and when I walked out this man was singing with his guitar.
    Credit: Michelle Kathleen
    Instagram: @michelle_kay_photography

    Springfield Photography Group
    Title or Location: Palmer MA
    Lucky catch, outside our barn, i love catching natural shots of nature
    Credit: Wendy Cahoon
    Facebook: Special Thymes Photography, and Wendy Cahoon
    Springfield Photography Group
    Title or Location: Somewhere between Oslo and Balestrand, Norway
    I took this photo off the stern of a transport ship on our way to the small artist enclave of Balestrand, Norway from Oslo. If you look VERY closely, there's a small boat in the water, dwarfed by the majestic mountains surrounding us.
    Credit: Frank Aronson
    Facebook: frank.aronson
    Instagram: @fsaronson

    Springfield Photography Group
    Title or Location: Table Rock Lake, Southwest Missouri
    My husband and I were cruising down Table Rock Lake Easter Sunday enjoying the scenery and wind in our hair after some late morning fishing for large mouth bass. As we sped by this bluff, I felt it calling to me. I held up my iPhone on a whim, trying to make sure the wind didn't snatch it from my hands and take it to the dark depths of the lake. I snapped a few shots. I didn't think I wasn't capturing anything special. When I reviewed and culled the shots later I was surprised to find that I
    Credit: Cynthia Ramsey

    Springfield Photography Group
    Title or Location: Tuolumne River, Yosemite National Park
    Sunset time, looking across the peaceful river, taken July 2007, with Canon EOS XT Rebel
    Credit: Ilo Gassoway
    Facebook: Ilo gassoway
    Instagram: Gr8purple1
    Springfield Photography Group
    Title or Location: Hammond, Louisiana
    Image captured at The Louisiana Renaissance Festival, 12/3/2023. Nikon D780, Nikkor 85mm, f 5.6, 1/1000sec, ISO 400.
    Credit: Bruce Chambers
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/BruceDChambersPhoto
    Instagram: bruced1024

    Seattle Photography Group
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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