Upcoming Events

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 07 October
SW 80th Avenue - 2pm - 2 Hours
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.
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The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 04 November
Downtown Ocala - 7pm - 2 Hours
Join us for an engaging evening where you'll discover how the after-hours can unravel a magical canvas for your photography. Fascinating insights on best camera settings, understanding the nuances of light, and more will be discussed. Dwell in the mystique of nighttime photography and realize how it can be an enticing journey rather than a challenge. Also, participate in interactive exercises to refine and master the art of capturing the beauty of the night. Explore an array of light resources and learn how to effectively utilize them to create outstanding photographs. A whole new perspective awaits to be discovered in the dark, be part of this enlightening experience.
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Christmas Portraits Meetup

Christmas Portraits Meetup

Saturday 02 December
Downtown Ocala - 1pm - 2 Hours
Capture the magic of the season! Join us for a festive and fun-filled photography event that will sprinkle your holiday season with creativity and joy! Learn how to incorporate Christmas into your portrait photos, from decors to cozy sweaters, our professional instructor will help you compose the perfect shot.

Whether you're an aspiring photographer or just looking to create cherished holiday memories, this event is perfect for you.
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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 January
SW 80th Avenue - 2pm - 3 Hours
Advance your photography skills and break free from the constraints of automatic exposure with our carefully organized event. Take the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of cameras as our experts help you unwrap the complexities of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Gain an insightful understanding of how these settings can dramatically alter your exposure. After an interactive learning session, challenge your skills with a practical test under the mentorship of a professional photographer. Elevate your photographic perspective, broaden your skills, and breathe life into your shots in a fresh, novel way.
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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 Ocala.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    It was great. Small class a plus because you got the individual attention you needed. Mike was very knowledgeable.
    This was an easy walking photo field trip with a knowledgeable leader. Kaley knew where to look for birds that live in the park, and she knew the sections that attract the birds. I didn't feel I was being managed but rather that I had found a kindred spirit in photography.
    Kaley was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. When I arrived I new very little about my cannon T7 once the class was completed I was able to get clear detailed pictures I highly recommend her class see you at the next one

    Mike Walker
    Photographer and photojournalist specializing in sports, environmental portraiture, and landscape/nature photography. BFA in Architectural History and MFA in Fine Arts from SCAD and experience teaching at the college level. Outside of photography, Mike is an avid athlete and coach in the sports of soccer, track, basketball, surfing, skateboarding, and platform diving.

    Mike Walker is available for private bookings

    Private tutoring and commissioned work.

    Ocala Photography Group
    Title or Location: Erie Canal Crew
    Taken from the bridge overlooking the Erie Canal in Pittsford NY. The calm waters flowing through the picturesque villages along the canal provide the perfect setting to crew teams from local high schools and colleges for early morning or late afternoon practice.
    Credit: Barbara Oliver

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    Title or Location: Home (Dinner Table)
    The setup was on the dinner table using a collapsible Kate Backdrop. The lighting was a Godox AD200 flash bare bulb with a 7? reflector and a honeycomb grid to control the light spread. Post production was in Lightroom and Photoshop to render this tabletop still life
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Instagram: photo818
    Ocala Photography Group
    Title or Location: Wildwood, Florida - just South of Ocala
    I live near the water. As I worked in my garden, this eagle landed near the water's edge. It stayed long enough for me to grab my good old Cannon Rebel and I was able to capture several images with my 200mm lens. The bird seemed to have no fear of me. I moved slowly peacefully towards it and I ended up about 25' away. I did not want to scare it, so I only captured a few images. When I had finished, the bird remained here for quite some time. It was an amazing experience. I did crop the image to
    Credit: Cathy Popiel

    Wollongong Photography Group
    Title or Location: Port Kembla
    I saw this view on a morning walk around Port Kembla Heritage Park. I liked the texture of the rocks & clouds. The splash of sea spray over the distant breakwall was a bonus!(iPhone 2020SE/Snapseed)
    Credit: Bla Andbla

    Ocala Photography Group
    Title or Location: Lake Deaton, Wildwood ,Florida
    Going to work stopped by the lake to shoot some photos and there he was Mr. Gator sitting still water calm took a shot did not look good so open the flash started shooting again caught his red and reflection did not knew what I had captured till I got home. It was all done with a Canon ESO Rebel T6Focal Length 250.0mmExposure Time1/200sAperture F10ISO 1600
    Credit: Steven Policastro
    Spokane Photography Group
    Title or Location:
    Still life photos of some sea shells I got on vacation on the Oregon coast
    Credit: joy Way
    Instagram: Joy_way_photography

    Ocala Photography Group
    Title or Location: Weeki Wachee Preserve
    I travel Florida as part of my job. Each morning I make it a point to run and take photos no matter where I am at. This photo was at sunrise, as I reached the 1-1/2 mile mark. These birds have always amazed me with their size and beauty. This photo was taken on a GalaxyS10e. The Canon was unfortunately left at home.
    Credit: Terry Fillis
    Instagram: @terry.fillis
    Atlantic City Photography Group
    Title or Location: Cape May Lighthouse
    September sunset next to the Cape May Lighthouse.
    Credit: Jerry Meyers
    Instagram: 1957jerry
    Ocala Photography Group
    Title or Location: Gainesville, FL
    Small alley in downtown Gainesville. I came across this while walking around during a recent street photography session. It's definitely a hidden gem of a spot.
    Credit: Karl Smith
    Instagram: Pointclickremovecap

    Parramatta Photography Group
    Title or Location: Mount Riverview NSW
    I saw this beautiful little native Bee sleeping in this yellow flower on evening and couldn't resist getting a portrait. This is an 88 image focus stack.
    Credit: Ross kiellor
    Facebook: Ross_kiellor_photography
    Instagram: Ross_kiellor_photography
    Ocala Photography Group
    Title or Location: Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages, Fl
    Mother Nature's amazing artwork and her reflection on the water. Taken from the 4th floor balcony at The Waterfront Inn overlooking Lake Sumter Landing.Taken with my Samsung S10 Note, unedited. 8/11/2023 approx 4:30pm
    Credit: Chere Tomlin
    Orange County Photography Group
    Title or Location: September?s Milky Way
    Milky Way juxtaposed above the silhouettes of oak, pine and manzanita trees overlooking the foggy Santa Ynez Valley . Located approximately 3,200 feet of elevation on an open grassy field on the side of Figueroa Mountain, Padres Nat?l Park. The streaks of light penetrating through the fog/clouds in the background, are most likely light pollution from the cities of Solvang, Los Olivis and Santa Ynez.
    Credit: Lily V Mendez
    Instagram: Lilys_Bigadventure & Lily_V_MendezPhotography

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