WINSTON
SALEM
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 16 March
Downtown Winston-Salem - 10am - 2 Hours
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.
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$43      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 07 April
Sauratown Mountain Rang - 12pm - 2 Hours
Josh Brown
Have you ever wanted to photograph a waterfall? 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 and focus.

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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$43      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Sunday 21 April
Pilot Mountain - 10am - 2 Hours
Josh Brown
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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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 02 March
Downtown Greensboro - 2pm - 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
$43      
Understanding your Histogram and Lightmeter

Understanding your Histogram and Lightmeter

Saturday 16 March
Battleground Parks District - 9am - 2 Hours
Greensboro Photography Group
David Ross
Having troubles with getting the correct exposure? Curious what the histogram is and how to read it? In this meetup I will discuss how your camera's light meter works, how metering affects your meter, as well as what your histogram is and how to read and understand the information it is giving you.
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$43      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 13 April
Battleground Parks District - 10am - 3 Hours
Greensboro Photography Group
David Ross
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       3 places left

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 11 May
Lindley Park neighborhood - 9am - 2 Hours
Greensboro Photography Group
David Ross
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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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
Lindley Park neighborhood - 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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$84      

Other Nearby Groups

Painting Greensboro Arboretum

Painting Greensboro Arboretum

Sunday 17 March
Starmount Dr - 1pm - 2 Hours
Winston Salem Watercolour Group
Madeline Balser
Immerse yourself in the tranquil splendor of Greensboro Arboretum and discover the art of watercolor painting. This class invites you to learn how to translate the vivid hues and peaceful vistas of one of the area's most beautiful botanical gardens onto paper. Designed to cater to both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts, the session provides the perfect backdrop to cultivate your artistic skills. Set aside the hustle of daily life and allow the natural world to inspire your creative journey. Come find joy and expression through the delicate dance of watercolors amidst the arboreal grace of the Greensboro Arboretum.
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$43      
Urban Sketch

Urban Sketch

Saturday 23 March
Marshall St N - 10am - 2 Hours
Winston Salem Art Group
Samantha Wharton
This meet-up is for people who are interested in sketching city scenes by using a pen (mostly fountain pen or calligraphic pens) or a pencil! Learn how to use perspective drawing techniques to capture what you see surrounding the city scene.
Urban Sketching is a great way to create realistic depth to make dramatic image.
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$43      
Beginner's Class: Nature Painting

Beginner's Class: Nature Painting

Sunday 24 March
Quarry Road - 1pm - 3 Hours
Winston Salem Watercolour Group
Madeline Balser
Immerse yourself in the delicate dance of water and pigment at our upcoming watercolor workshop, where the beauty of fluid art comes to life. This engaging event invites artists of all levels to explore the enchanting world of watercolor painting under the guidance of seasoned experts. As you brush strokes onto paper, watch as a cascade of colors blend seamlessly, creating captivating scenes and landscapes.

Join fellow art enthusiasts in this creative haven, situated in the picturesque city of Winston Salem, for an afternoon of relaxation, learning, and artistic expression. Whether you're a seasoned painter or picking up a brush for the first time, you'll find inspiration and technique to elevate your craft.

Gather your paints, ready your palettes, and prepare to experience the joy of watercolor in a supportive and dynamic environment. Creativity awaits at this must-attend event for anyone with a passion for art and a love for the fluidity of watercolors.
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$61      

Beginner's Class: Nature Painting

Beginner's Class: Nature Painting

Sunday 14 April
Quarry Road - 1pm - 3 Hours
Winston Salem Watercolour Group
Madeline Balser
Immerse yourself in the delicate dance of water and pigment at our upcoming watercolor workshop, where the beauty of fluid art comes to life. This engaging event invites artists of all levels to explore the enchanting world of watercolor painting under the guidance of seasoned experts. As you brush strokes onto paper, watch as a cascade of colors blend seamlessly, creating captivating scenes and landscapes.

Join fellow art enthusiasts in this creative haven, situated in the picturesque city of Winston Salem, for an afternoon of relaxation, learning, and artistic expression. Whether you're a seasoned painter or picking up a brush for the first time, you'll find inspiration and technique to elevate your craft.

Gather your paints, ready your palettes, and prepare to experience the joy of watercolor in a supportive and dynamic environment. Creativity awaits at this must-attend event for anyone with a passion for art and a love for the fluidity of watercolors.
book now
$61      
Beginner's Class: Character Designing and Expressions.

Beginner's Class: Character Designing and Expressions.

Saturday 20 April
Oak Summit Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Winston Salem Art Group
Samantha Wharton
In this class, we will explore the fundamentals of character design and expressions, and equip you with the skills needed to create your own unique and expressive characters.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the basics of character design, including shape language, proportions, and anatomy. We will also explore the different types of characters and how to create a unique personality for each one.
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$43      
Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Saturday 18 May
4th Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Winston Salem Art Group
Samantha Wharton
Discover the nuanced art of still life drawing with our upcoming color pencil workshop. Delve into a world where the simple elegance of everyday objects comes to life, capturing the subtle details that often go unnoticed. This class meticulously covers the essentials of drawing, enabling you to hone your skills in composition, shape, form, and perspective. Embark on a journey to refine your artistic capabilities and elevate your creative expression. Join us for a session that promises to nurture your talents and deepen your appreciation for the intricacies of the world around you.
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$43      

Mandala Art

Mandala Art

Saturday 15 June
Oak Summit Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Winston Salem Art Group
Samantha Wharton
Join us for an engaging and enlightening art class where you'll master the intricate art of Mandala making. Derived from Hindu and Buddhist symbolism, Mandalas are captivating designs often recognized as representations of the universe. Their symmetry, characterized by recurring geometric patterns, creates bold and colorful images that can't help but capture your gaze. Don't miss out on this unique chance to unravel the beauty of Mandalas, creating your own miniature representations of the cosmos.
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$43      
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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$43      
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.

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  • REVIEWS
    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
    The event was nice, the weather was extremely cold. The instructor did a good job of conveying the information to the class.
    4/5
    Charrisse
    2022-12-28

    We did not have ideal weather conditions to do street photography, but Josh did a great job of trying to help each of us on an individual basis to learn more about our cameras and when the rainy drizzle let up enough for us to try to walk around, he was so helpful in helping us with settings to try to learn some different ways to capture pictures in less than perfect conditions. I will definitely do another session in the near future.
    5/5
    Brenda
    2022-12-06
    I didn't know photography could be so complex. But it was good to learn something new for me. enjoyed Josh! Thank you!
    5/5
    Merlinda
    2022-11-15
    Joshua is very knowledgeable and a wonderful teacher. My husband and I enjoyed the meetup very much.
    5/5
    Lisa
    2022-10-10

    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!

    PHOTOS
    Winston Salem Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Greensboro Amtrak Station
    Natural Sunlight diffused through low clouds after a storm. Everything had an orange glow to it. This photo almost looks like a lithograph print effect.
    Credit: Peter Rizzo

    Winston Salem Photography Group
    2024-02-17
    Title or Location: Winston-Salem, NC

    Credit: Paul Gerst
    Winston Salem Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Arizona
    I was traveling through Arizona. I pulled off to the side of the road and my headlights were shining on the tall grass. The sky was perfect. It was starry. I took out my camera and shot this photo. The light from my headlights in conjunction with the sky, Made this photo possible.
    Credit: Peter Rizzo

    Winston Salem Photography Group
    2024-02-07
    Title or Location: Winston Salem, NC
    While I was taking the picture I heard rustling in the woods next to me and then heard the sound of large wings flapping and getting into the air. What I had missed was a second red tailed hawk right off to my left. It had landed on a squirrel and was taking off and flew right over me with the squirrel hanging from its talons. At least I got a picture of one of them!
    Credit: Kristopher Pinnow

    Winston Salem Photography Group
    2024-01-20
    Title or Location: Taken in my backyard in Clemmons.
    The sky was so clear and the moon was very bright. I just had to take a picture of it.
    Credit: Star Doyle
    Winston Salem Photography Group
    2024-01-12
    Title or Location: Omelet
    I always try and take Christmas photos of all our pets and my daughter's Bearded Dragon Omelet is no different. I made this little set up in front of our Christmas tree. I edited her slightly and masked the background to bring down the exposure. Edited the sled a little and added more lights. We adopted her in June 2023 and she's very sweet.
    Credit: Kris Spillman My Girl Photography

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

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