AURORA
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 July
E Mansfield Pl - 10am - 3 Hours
Sarah Watson
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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Intro to Astro Photography

Intro to Astro Photography

Saturday 03 August
E Mansfield Pl - 10am - 2 Hours
Sarah Watson
Embark on a celestial journey and capture the beauty of the night sky through the art of astrophotography. Whether you're transfixed by the ageless light of distant stars or enchanted by the transition from day to night, this event will offer you all the essential knowledge to begin taking breathtaking single-shot astrophotographs.

Discover the fundamental techniques that will become the cornerstone of your astrophotography adventure. Suitable for beginners taking their first foray into the cosmos or intermediate photographers seeking additional guidance, this session will be a pivotal step in your exploration of the stars.

Astrophotography may appear complex, but it doesn't require an astronomical budget. While equipment can enhance your experience, it is not the linchpin of success in capturing the Milky Way's grandeur. The event will delve into session planning, camera settings, and the necessary equipment, all focused on helping you optimize the potential of your current gear.

Join us and transform your fascination with the night sky into stunning astronomical imagery.
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$47      
Take Better Vacation Photos!

Take Better Vacation Photos!

Saturday 17 August
E Mansfield Pl - 10am - 2 Hours
Sarah Watson
Ever wonder why your photos don't look as good as those you see in the media? Those photographers know the secrets of taking great photos and now you will too! You will have the opportunity to practice working in different lighting conditions, how to pose your subjects, choosing the right composition techniques, and learn how to use your camera and lenses to get the best results! This class starts at the studio and then will move to a local park to practice.
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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 20 July
Downtown Fort Collins - 10am - 2 Hours
Fort Collins Photography Group
Thomas Tallant
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      
Panoramas Photography Meetup

Panoramas Photography Meetup

Sunday 21 July
Golden - 6pm - 2 Hours
Denver Photography Group
Alejandra Contreras
Dive into the world of panoramic photography, a captivating technique that utilizes specialized equipment or software to create images with beautifully elongated fields of view, often referred to as wide format photography. Explore the art of capturing expansive landscapes, cityscapes, and vast horizons with precision and breadth. Join our event to master this unique photographic style and expand your visual storytelling capabilities.
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$47      
Humming Bird Photography and Nature

Humming Bird Photography and Nature

Sunday 28 July
N Cheyenne Canyon Rd. - 6pm - 3 Hours
Colorado Springs Photography Group
Kellie Anfosso
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and learn the art of capturing the enchanting Hummingbirds with their wings at a standstill. Discover the picturesque magic of mini waterfalls flowing through the creek, majestic mountains, diverse wildlife, and whimsical abstract sceneries. Gain insights into composing the perfect shot and even be prepared for the unexpected. This experience is all about appreciating nature at its finest and honing your photography skills all the while. Dive in and let us help you create beautiful art through your lens.
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$92      

Beginner's Guide to Photography

Beginner's Guide to Photography

Saturday 03 August
Denver West - 10am - 3 Hours
Denver Photography Group
Michelle Fox
Appropriate for complete beginners or those who want to brush up on the basics, come join us to learn how to get the most out of your camera! Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, what the exposure triangle is and why you should care about it, along with the basics of composition, lens choice, etc.

Cameras, their functions, and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you're not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life. The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. We'll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting, and correct exposure.
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$92      
Long Exposure Using ND Filters

Long Exposure Using ND Filters

Saturday 10 August
Downtown Fort Collins - 10am - 2 Hours
Fort Collins Photography Group
Thomas Tallant
Learn the basics of long exposure using ND filters! Long exposure refers to a technique where you keep the shutter open for an unusually long period of time. This results to interesting effects in your photographs.

In long exposure photography, motion is beautifully exaggerated, scenes take on a serene quality, and you have the freedom to explore a wide range of creative styles. Get ready to capture stunning images!
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$47      
Shooting in Manual Made Easy

Shooting in Manual Made Easy

Sunday 11 August
E Moreno Ave. - 1pm - 3 Hours
Colorado Springs Photography Group
Kellie Anfosso
Hone your photography skills with our carefully-curated workshop focusing on ISO Shutter Speed and Aperture. Guided by a professional sports and nature photographer, this session is designed to help you achieve the perfect shot and master the art to create the effect you desire. Dive into new learnings and techniques that will certainly elevate your photography knowledge. So, seize this golden opportunity and embark on this captivating journey of discovery with us.
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$92       5 places left

Action Sports Photography

Action Sports Photography

Saturday 31 August
S College Ave. - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Fort Collins Photography Group
Elijah Marpet
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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$47      
Introduction to Lightroom

Introduction to Lightroom

Saturday 14 September
Zoom - 9am - 3 Hours
Colorado Springs Photography Group
Casey Chinn
This class will give you a look at how to import and edit your photos in Adobe Lightroom. I will go through step by step how to correct contrast, detail and color. Plus insights into how to select specific parts of the image to make adjustments for greater control. And finally, how to export your final images.

This is for people who own Lightroom or are ready to purchase it. You will get the most out of this class if you have the program running on your computer so that you can follow along as I go through the controls.
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$92      
Beginner's Guide to Photography

Beginner's Guide to Photography

Saturday 21 September
Denver West - 10am - 3 Hours
Denver Photography Group
Michelle Fox
Appropriate for complete beginners or those who want to brush up on the basics, come join us to learn how to get the most out of your camera! Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, what the exposure triangle is and why you should care about it, along with the basics of composition, lens choice, etc.

Cameras, their functions, and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you're not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life. The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. We'll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting, and correct exposure.
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$92      

Landscape Photography - Sunrise at the Garden

Landscape Photography - Sunrise at the Garden

Saturday 28 September
Colorado Springs - 6:30am - 2 Hours
Colorado Springs Photography Group
Casey Chinn
Refine your landscape photography techniques and elevate your visual storytelling with an immersive and educational photography event designed for enthusiasts of all skill levels. Delve into the art of capturing breathtaking landscapes, mastering composition, panoramic techniques, and harnessing the full potential of your equipment. Receive personalized guidance and constructive feedback from a seasoned photography instructor dedicated to enhancing your captures and camera proficiency. Join us for a day of discovery and skill-building, where the beauty of photography meets the grandeur of nature.
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$47      
Hands on Editing in Lightroom

Hands on Editing in Lightroom

Saturday 12 October
Denver West - 9am - 3 Hours
Denver Photography Group
Michelle Fox
Editing is all about personal style and vision, but have you ever been stumped about where to even start? Join us for this hands-on, interactive class where you will walk through the editing process used by a professional photographer, and have the chance to see editing possibilities with your own images. Give and receive feedback on editing options, explore the capabilities of Lightroom in a more hands-on setting, and start to develop your own unique editing style.
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$92      
Fall Photography Meetup

Fall Photography Meetup

Saturday 19 October
Fields Park in Manitou Springs - 8am - 2 Hours
Colorado Springs Photography Group
Casey Chinn
Fall Photography Meetup at Fountain Creek in Manitou Springs. All skill levels are welcome, but please have some familiarity with our camera controls prior to arriving.

We will explore this beautiful spot, and how to get the best results with landscape photography, both in camera settings and composing the scene in your camera. And we'll explore how to get the best results when photographing moving water along with fall color.

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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Corner to Corner (C2C)

Corner to Corner (C2C)

Saturday 20 July
Southglenn - 10am - 3 Hours
Denver Crochet Club
Xiao Shu Patterson
Corner-to-corner crochet, or C2C, is a fun and relaxing crochet technique where you begin in one corner and work small ‘blocks' along the diagonal to the other corner. Working this technique means that you can create almost any image by using a graph containing the image that you want to crochet. By the end of class you will be able to make a C2C heart sampler.
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$68      
Crafting Creativity: Zine Making Art Class

Crafting Creativity: Zine Making Art Class

Saturday 27 July
City Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Denver Art Group
Meg Kettelkamp
Dive into the vibrant world of DIY publishing with our "Crafting Creativity: Zine Making Art Class"! Join us for a journey where imagination meets paper and ink, and every page becomes a canvas for your unique voice.

Bring along your basic art materials and let's transform ordinary paper into extraordinary expressions! Learn the art of storytelling through images and words, and discover the power of self-publishing in this hands-on workshop.

Reserve your slots now - complete event details will be shared upon confirmation of booking. Don't wait, come unleash your creativity and craft your very own zine masterpiece with us!
book now
$47      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 03 August
Southglenn - 10am - 3 Hours
Denver Crochet Club
Xiao Shu Patterson
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
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$75      

Neurographic Art

Neurographic Art

Saturday 03 August
Old Colorado City - 11am - 2 Hours
Colorado Springs Art Group
Aura Farwell
Dive into the mesmerizing world of Neurographic Art! In this engaging and fun class, you'll explore a unique art form that transforms stress into stunning visuals. No experience needed - just bring your basic art materials and let your creativity flow! Full details will be provided upon booking confirmation. Don't miss out on this therapeutic and inspiring artistic journey!
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$47      
Unlocking Creativity: Conceptual Art Adventures

Unlocking Creativity: Conceptual Art Adventures

Saturday 10 August
City Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Denver Art Group
Meg Kettelkamp
Step into the world of imagination and innovation with our Conceptual Art Class! Discover the endless possibilities of art that challenges the norm and sparks your creative spirit. In this exciting and dynamic class, you'll explore thought-provoking themes and transform ideas into captivating visual expressions. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a curious beginner, join us for a fun-filled journey where creativity knows no bounds. Participants are encouraged to bring their own art materials. Full details of the event will be provided upon booking confirmation. Get ready to unlock your creativity and make art that speaks volumes!
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$47      
Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 17 August
Southglenn - 10am - 3 Hours
Denver Crochet Club
Xiao Shu Patterson
Step into the whimsical world of Amigurumi, the Japanese art of crafting adorable little creatures. Dive into the basics of Amigurumi and embark on a delightful journey by creating a charming amigurumi heart project right in the class. Join us for a burst of creativity and cuteness!
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$68      

Painting Abstract Landscapes with Acrylics

Painting Abstract Landscapes with Acrylics

Saturday 24 August
City Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Denver Art Group
Meg Kettelkamp
Dive into a world of color and creativity as you explore the art of painting abstract landscapes with acrylics! In this dynamic class, unleash your imagination and let your brushstrokes dance across the canvas to create captivating scenes that are uniquely yours. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting your creative journey, join us for an exhilarating experience filled with fun and inspiration. Participants are invited to bring their own art materials, and full details of the event will be provided upon booking confirmation. Get ready to embark on a colorful adventure!
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$47      
Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Saturday 24 August
Old Colorado City - 11am - 2 Hours
Colorado Springs Art Group
Aura Farwell
Join us for a vibrant and fun Still Life with Colored Pencil Art class!

Capture the beauty of everyday objects with the rich, expressive colors of colored pencils. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, this class is perfect for unleashing your creativity. Bring your own basic art materials, and we'll provide the inspiration. Full event details will be shared upon booking confirmation. Don't miss this colorful journey into the world of still life!
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$47      
Nature's Palette: Eco-Printing on Fabrics

Nature's Palette: Eco-Printing on Fabrics

Saturday 07 September
Skyland - 10am - 2 Hours
Denver Art Group
Meg Kettelkamp
Step into the world of vibrant creativity with "Nature's Palette: Eco-Printing on Fabrics"!

Dive into a whimsical journey where art and nature intertwine to create stunning textile masterpieces. Perfect for beginners, this class will teach you how to harness the beauty of nature to print intricate designs onto fabrics. Bring along your basic art tools and let's explore the endless possibilities together!
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$47      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 14 September
Southglenn - 10am - 3 Hours
Denver Crochet Club
Xiao Shu Patterson
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
book now
$75      
Fun Ways to Fill Your Sketchbook Creative Art Adventures!

Fun Ways to Fill Your Sketchbook Creative Art Adventures!

Saturday 14 September
Old Colorado City - 11am - 2 Hours
Colorado Springs Art Group
Aura Farwell
Get ready for a whirlwind of creativity in our Fun Ways to Fill Your Sketchbook Art class! Discover exciting techniques, playful prompts, and imaginative exercises to make every page of your sketchbook a masterpiece. Perfect for all skill levels, this class will inspire and ignite your artistic journey. Bring your own basic art materials, and we'll supply the fun! Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation. Join us for a sketchbook adventure you won't forget!
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$47      
Crafting Creativity: Zine Making Art Class

Crafting Creativity: Zine Making Art Class

Saturday 21 September
City Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Denver Art Group
Meg Kettelkamp
Dive into the vibrant world of DIY publishing with our "Crafting Creativity: Zine Making Art Class"! Join us for a journey where imagination meets paper and ink, and every page becomes a canvas for your unique voice.

Bring along your basic art materials and let's transform ordinary paper into extraordinary expressions! Learn the art of storytelling through images and words, and discover the power of self-publishing in this hands-on workshop.

Reserve your slots now - complete event details will be shared upon confirmation of booking. Don't wait, come unleash your creativity and craft your very own zine masterpiece with us!
book now
$47      

ABOUT AURORA
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 Aurora.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I thought it was informative, relaxed, and well-presented. When we did the on-site photography I felt safe, which is a main concern. I would love to take more classes from Sarah
    5/5
    Roxanne
    2024-04-15
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Sarah Watson
    Sarah is the owner/photographer of Photowalking Colorado. Originally from Alaska, she has been in Colorado since 1985. She's been traveling throughout this beautiful state by car and by foot for almost 40 years. Eight years ago, she picked up a camera to start documenting her journeys.

    After a very long career in the software industry, she's now a full-time photographer. She enjoys just about any type of photography, and specializes in landscapes, astrophotography, and epic portrait photography. She's at her best when she's contributing as a coach, mentor, and community builder.

    Sarah Watson is available for private bookings

    Private photography instruction
    Portrait and event photography
    Volunteer photographer for nonprofit events

    PHOTOS
    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

    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-07-05
    Title or Location: Aurora ,CO
    This is a Tennessee Cone flower &127800 that is in my front yard. It reminds me of my son and family who moved to Nashville.
    Credit: Mark Smith
    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-07-05
    Title or Location: Denver botanical gardens

    Credit: Becky Porter
    Facebook: Becky Porter

    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Central Park Neighborhood of Denver
    This is one of my favorite roses from my garden. I love color and this rose's color is incredible.
    Credit: Sarah Christian
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahchristianart/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahchristianart/

    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-06-06
    Title or Location: Denver Chalk Art Festival

    Credit: Sarah Christian
    Facebook: Sarah Christian Art
    Instagram: sarahchristianart
    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-06-06
    Title or Location: Denver Chalk Art Festival

    Credit: Sarah Christian
    Facebook: Sarah Christian Art
    Instagram: sarahchristianart

    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

    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
    Washington DC Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: North Shore, Oahu Hawaii
    I captured this during the 2022 surf competition at the Pipeline on Oahu north shore. Cannon Rebel T3, 400 mm Sigma lens.
    Credit: Christopher Pultz
    Facebook: Blue Wave Photography

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