WINSTON
SALEM
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Pfafftown - 10am - 2 Hours
Mikayla Penner
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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$47      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 28 July
Downtown Winston-Salem - 6:30pm - 2 Hours
Mikayla Penner
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 17 August
Pfafftown - 10am - 3 Hours
Mikayla Penner
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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$92      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 07 September
Sauratown Mountain Rang - 10am - 2 Hours
Mikayla Penner
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$47      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 28 September
Sauratown Mountain Rang - 10am - 2 Hours
Mikayla Penner
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 19 October
Pfafftown - 10am - 3 Hours
Mikayla Penner
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 27 July
Downtown Greensboro - 4pm - 2 Hours
Greensboro Photography Group
Josh Brown
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      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 10 August
Lindley Park neighborhood - 10am - 2 Hours
Greensboro Photography Group
Josh Brown
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.We, as a class, will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully. We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Green Valley - 10am - 3 Hours
Greensboro Photography Group
Josh Brown
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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$92       5 places left

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 20 July
Patterson Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Winston Salem Art Group
Samantha Wharton
Engage in an enlivening journey through the world of art by participating in this specialized class on drawing the human form. Get hands-on experience as we delve into simpler yet dynamic poses, using innovative drawing techniques. This study promises to enhance your understanding of the human body, breaking its complexities down to the simplest form that provides an impactful aesthetic vision. Sharpen your artistic prowess and gain mastery over this crucial facet of artistry!
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$47      
Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing

Saturday 03 August
W Northwest Blvd. - 9am - 2 Hours
Winston Salem Art Group
Samantha Wharton
Perspective drawing is a technique used in art to create the illusion of depth and three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating depth and dimension in your drawings through the use of perspective.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of perspective.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 14 September
Patterson Avenue - 9am - 2 Hours
Winston Salem Art Group
Samantha Wharton
In this class, we will be practicing how to create the human form. We will be drawing easy, dynamic poses with new drawing techniques!
Learning these poses will help the artist begin to understand the human body by breaking it down to its simplest form.
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$47      

Monster and Creepy Things that Crawl and How They Move

Monster and Creepy Things that Crawl and How They Move

Saturday 05 October
Oak Summit Park - 9am - 2 Hours
Winston Salem Art Group
Samantha Wharton
In this class, you'll learn to make your own monsters, creeps, and demons using just a pen!
The monsters we will draw in this class will play with and distort human anatomy to create an Uncanny Valley effect creature.
Uncanny Valley is used often in art and movies to describe human-like objects and creatures that mimic people.
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$47      
Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Saturday 09 November
4th Street - 9am - 2 Hours
Winston Salem Art Group
Samantha Wharton
In this class, we're going to be drawing still lives using color pencils! Drawing still lives help an artist notice the finer details of an object or environment that they create in. We will focus on some of the fundamentals of drawing; create composition, shape, form, and perspective! and many other skills!
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$47      
ABOUT WINSTON
SALEM
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 Winston Salem.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Learned a lot from Josh. It was a raining but we did get some nice images. I learn how to use the HDR.
    5/5
    Robert
    2024-04-22
    Always enjoy classes by Josh. Always learn something new. Takes me out of my routine and I see more. Enjoy his point of view.
    5/5
    Ron
    2024-03-20
    It was fun, informative and inspiring to get out and rethink street photography. Excellent teaching energy and knowledge!
    5/5
    Tom
    2024-03-18

    I had so much fun in this outing and learned a lot. Josh is a very knowledgeable instructer and is a skilled and talented photographer. It was an eye opening and positive experience. I look forward to attending more photography events and learning new skills.
    5/5
    Taryn
    2024-03-17
    My son had a great time, the instructor was awesome. She was a great teacher and explained everything very well. My normally bored son was fully willing to learn and listen to all of the instruction he was given. The instructor?s teaching style is an excellent reason for everyone who is interested in learning photography. We will take more classes!!!
    5/5
    Ty
    2023-11-19
    I love this class, I just think we should try a different location to keep it fresh
    5/5
    Ramon
    2023-09-04

    Very enjoyable. Good knowledge and practice!
    5/5
    Christopher
    2023-08-20
    Outstanding explanation and experience. I learned so much more than just taking pictures. Josh Brown was extremely well prepared, knowledgeable and shared information freely.
    5/5
    Lindsey
    2023-08-06
    Josh was awesome -he knows his stuff :-) it was great to get his perspective and process for street photography-had a lot of fun!
    5/5
    Rebecca
    2023-08-06

    A lot of helpful information shared. Josh was awesome! Wonderful models and great location!
    5/5
    Scott S.
    2023-06-04
    Josh was very informative and clear in his instructions. He was very patient in helping me learn those hidden features of my camera. I appreciate is time and attention to those details.
    5/5
    Julia
    2023-02-20
    I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the class. I got out of it exactly what I was looking for. Josh was so insightful and patient with the class. I can't wait for the next class with him.
    5/5
    Shaun
    2023-02-19

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Josh Brown
    Josh Brown is the owner and lead photographer of J. A. Brown Photography. He has been in the photography business since 2015, though his love and skill for photography date all the way back to high school, where he served on the multimedia staff in 2009. He is also an active member and mentor in the Professional Photographers of North Carolina organization. He loves taking pictures of anything and everything, especially his family which includes his wife and young son. He also has two pets. He's always interested in learning more about other photographers, so make sure to chat during the sessions about anything, whether it's family, gaming, or of course, photography!

    Mikayla Penner
    Mikayla is a New England born, North Carolina transplant with 8 years of photography experience. Growing up, her mother always had a camera in her hand and slowly passed that love of photography down to her.
    While she is well-rounded in most photography genres, Mikayla specializes in creative portraits and sports photography.
    Besides photography, Mikayla also comes from a teaching background with a love for students with special needs.

    Mikayla Penner is available for private bookings

    Available weekends.
    Specializing in weddings, family, seniors, maternity, and sporting events.
    Covering all your photographic needs.

    PHOTOS
    Winston Salem Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: A little field near my house.
    So ever since I started shooting with my first real camera I've been going to a little field near my house. Mostly for Corn Flowers and spring daisies. On this outing I was actually testing out a new portrait lens. The LUMIX G 42.5mm F1.7. It's a tiny thing but pretty dang sharp! Some reviews mentioned Macro with it! And I think they were right!!
    Credit: Brian Duncan

    Winston Salem Photography Group
    2024-05-11
    Title or Location: Firefly Haven
    I met up with Ciara to buy a lens off marketplace, a totally random encounter. With some small talk this encounter started to feel not so random. My 9-5 is a mammographer and Ciara had just finished a milestone in her treatment for breast cancer, I felt honored to be able to capture this accomplishment. And to all the survivors out there, your strong and beautiful &128525
    Credit: Alysha Schilling
    Facebook: @foursistersartistryco
    Instagram: @four_sisters_artistry_co
    Winston Salem Photography Group
    2024-05-06
    Title or Location: Greensboro Science Center
    Took my grandson and daughter to the Greensboro Science Center and also my Canon R6 70-200mm L f4 lens, and those hypnotic eyes on the Komodo Dragon summoned my attention. That's when I popped the camera out of the bag and shot this green wonder animal.
    Credit: Chicho Men2APhoto
    Facebook: Chicho Mendoza
    Instagram: Men2APhoto

    Winston Salem Photography Group
    2024-04-28
    Title or Location: My house
    I bought a bunch of Flowers last year and I like to play with light and water with my macro lens , I have a little plastic cube called a Lumi Cube and I turned on the rainbow feature and would shoot when I saw a cool color combination! Thank You!!
    Credit: Brian Duncan

    Winston Salem Photography Group
    2024-04-26
    Title or Location: Topsail Isalnd sunbathing

    Credit: Wes Klett
    Instagram: Unfilteredlens
    Winston Salem Photography Group
    2024-04-13
    Title or Location: Santa Isabella Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
    A Sally Lightfoot crab exploring the side of a marine iguana. Photo was taken from a panga, also known as a powered inflatable watercraft. Meta dataf7.1 @1/1600 sec. iso2800, 112mm (80-400mm f4.5-5.6 lens)
    Credit: Lindsey Lobree

    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

    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
    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

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