AURORA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Exploring Composition Techniques

Exploring Composition Techniques

Saturday 22 June
E Hinsdale Way. - 7pm - 2 Hours
Sarah Watson
Deep dive and hands-on practice with expert composition techniques. Try leading lines, rule of 3, negative space, symmetry and balance.
book now
$47      
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.
book now
$92      
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.
book now
$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.
book now
$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Shooting in Manual Made Easy

Shooting in Manual Made Easy

Sunday 16 June
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.
book now
$92       2 places left
Beginner's Guide to Photography

Beginner's Guide to Photography

Saturday 22 June
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, filters, and so much more.

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.
book now
$92       5 places left
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 29 June
Downtown Fort Collins - 10am - 2 Hours
Fort Collins Photography Group
Elijah Marpet
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.
book now
$47      

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Sunday 30 June
Market St, Denver - 6:30pm - 2 Hours
Denver Photography Group
Alejandra Contreras
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.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Guide to Lightroom

Beginner's Guide to Lightroom

Saturday 13 July
Facebook Messenger Room - 9am - 3 Hours
Denver Photography Group
Michelle Fox
Always wanted to understand Lightroom better? Not sure what some (or all!) of the little slides and filters do? This is the class for you! Explore the various options in Lightroom and how and when to use them to alter, enhance and edit your photos to fit your vision. For ease of screen sharing with social distancing, this class will be a virtual in Facebook Messenger Room. The most recent version of the desktop version of Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, will be taught.
book now
$92      
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.
book now
$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.
book now
$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.
book now
$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!
book now
$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.
book now
$92       5 places left
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.
book now
$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.
book now
$92      

Other Nearby Groups

Nature's Palette: Eco-Printing on Fabrics

Nature's Palette: Eco-Printing on Fabrics

Saturday 15 June
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!
book now
$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 22 June
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
$68       0 places left
Beginner's Portrait Class

Beginner's Portrait Class

Saturday 22 June
East Colorado Springs - 11am - 2 Hours
Colorado Springs Art Group
Aura Farwell
Unleash Your Inner Artist in Our Beginner's Portrait Class

Calling all budding artists! Dive into the world of portrait drawing with us in a fun and interactive session. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to brush up on your skills, this class is perfect for you.

Discover essential techniques for capturing the essence of a face on paper. From mastering proportions to shading techniques, you'll learn everything you need to know to create stunning portraits.

Grab your basic art materials and get ready to embark on a creative journey. Let's bring those faces to life with a splash of imagination and a touch of expertise. Don't miss out - reserve your spot now and let your artistic talents shine!
book now
$47      

Painting Abstract Landscapes with Acrylics

Painting Abstract Landscapes with Acrylics

Saturday 29 June
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!
book now
$47      
Mastering Granny Squares

Mastering Granny Squares

Saturday 06 July
Southglenn - 10am - 3 Hours
Denver Crochet Club
Xiao Shu Patterson
Join us for a hook-tastic adventure in our Mastering Granny Squares crochet class!

Get ready to stitch your way to greatness as we explore the timeless art of granny squares. Whether you're a crochet connoisseur or just starting out, we've got you covered with hooks and yarn provided.

Plus, we'll keep those creative juices flowing with a round of refreshing non-alcoholic beverages. So grab your hooks and let's crochet up some fun!
book now
$68      
Nature's Palette: Eco-Printing on Fabrics

Nature's Palette: Eco-Printing on Fabrics

Saturday 13 July
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!
book now
$47      

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 13 July
East Colorado Springs - 11am - 2 Hours
Colorado Springs Art Group
Aura Farwell
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.
book now
$47      
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.
book now
$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.
book now
$75      
Neurographic Art

Neurographic Art

Saturday 03 August
East Colorado Springs - 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!
book now
$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!
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
    2024-06-11
    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

    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
    2024-06-04
    Title or Location: Golden Gate Canyon State Park
    I took this photo on the deck of the park's visitor center. I shifted a bit to a view most people ignore when they enter the visitor's center and was treated to this site. To me, this photo summarizes my experiences at the Golden Gate Canyon State Park. If one puts in extra effort then they are rewarded with spectacular views such as this one. Canon EOS R6 Mark IIRF 24-105 mm F4-7.1 IS STMAperture 5.6556Shutter Speed 1/200 Focal Length 24 mmISO 100
    Credit: John Woodring
    Facebook: John Woodring
    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-05-26
    Title or Location: Denver Botanic Gardens
    I titled this photo 'Rebirth'. It is a photo of a Tree Peony at Denver Botanic Gardens and was taken with an iPhone 13 Pro with minor edits in Lightroom. I was drawn to the dramatic colors in it.
    Credit: Sarah Christian Art
    Facebook: Sarah Christian Art
    Instagram: sarahchristianart

    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography
    Albury Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: Bethanga Bridge - Lake Hume Albury NSW
    This photo is one I took in september 2023. On this night I captured quite a few different photos and perspectives of the milky way over and around the bridge. My goal on this evening was to take full advantage of the position of the milky way as there are very few opportunities that you can photograph the milky way positioned near the bridge during the year. I found this photo with other ones from that night I had not edited. Astro photography needs conditions to be right in relation to moon,
    Credit: Andrew Osborne
    Facebook: Andrew Osborne - Landscapes
    Instagram: https:www.instagram.com/andrews_landscapephotos/
    Bellevue Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
    Strolling along the beach. Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, ORCanon PowerShot S230f/41/400 sec.11 mm
    Credit: Timmy DeHan

    Copyright 2024 Orble - ABN 66 656 124 373 - Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions