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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 21 April
Westpark - 3pm - 3 Hours
Farah Kanaan
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      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 05 May
Bullard Avenue - 3pm - 2 Hours
Farah Kanaan
Discover the art of composition in photography and elevate your capturing skills to new heights. Unlock the potential of your imagery by understanding how to effectively arrange visual elements within your frame. This comprehensive course is designed to delve into the crucial rules and concepts that can transform your photography, covering a spectrum from the foundational Rule of Thirds to the impactful use of Color, Tone, and Balance. Whether you're a beginner, an intermediate enthusiast, or a seasoned professional, this learning opportunity is perfect for anyone eager to enhance their photographic vision.

Topics covered include:
- Rule of Thirds
- Utilizing Shapes
- Mastering Negative and Positive Space
- The Art of Line
- Symmetry and Patterns
- Significance of Points
- The Power of Color
- Understanding Tone
- Perspectives on Distance
- Achieving Balance

Join us as we explore these vital principles together, striving to sharpen your ability to see and capture the scenes that speak to you. With the guidance of this course, your photography will not only improve but will also acquire a deeper, more expressive quality. Transform your vision into compelling photographs that resonate.
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$43      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 02 June
Bullard Avenue - 3pm - 2 Hours
Farah Kanaan
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
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$43      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 16 June
Bullard Avenue - 9am - 2 Hours
Farah Kanaan
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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$43      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 07 July
Bullard Avenue - 3pm - 2 Hours
Farah Kanaan
Dive deep into the art of photography with a masterclass on composition. Described as the cornerstone of creating impactful visuals, composition arranges the elements within a frame to narrate a story, emphasize subjects, and guide the viewer's eye. This nuanced craft, rooted deeply in the traditions of historical art movements, continues to play a pivotal role in crafting captivating images in today's digital realm.

Our session is designed to unravel the mysteries of composition, catering to both the theoretical intricacies and their practical applications. Learn to leverage your frame and photographic tools to create images that communicate, resonate, and captivate. Seize this opportunity to refine your skills and elevate your photographic storytelling. Join us as we embark on a journey through the fundamentals and beyond, transforming the way you see and capture the world around you.
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$47      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 21 July
Bullard Avenue - 9am - 2 Hours
Farah Kanaan
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street & Candid Photography Class

Street & Candid Photography Class

Friday 07 June
Downtown Phoenix - 3:30pm - 3 Hours
Phoenix Photography Group
Olyvia Flores
Dive into the vibrant atmosphere of First Friday in Downtown Phoenix, where creativity knows no bounds!

Join us for an unforgettable evening of artistic exploration, filled with intriguing challenges that will test your skills and ignite your imagination.

Get ready to embark on a photography adventure like no other, as you tackle creative assignments designed to push your boundaries. Explore diverse themes such as the 'Decisive Moment,' 'Random Model,' and a thrilling 'Surprise Theme,' each offering a unique perspective and exciting challenges.

This event is the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts of Candid and Street Photography to capture raw, unfiltered moments in the heart of the city. Don't miss out on the chance to hone your skills, connect with fellow photography enthusiasts. Get your camera ready and let your creativity soar!
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$84       4 places left
Street & Candid Photography Class

Street & Candid Photography Class

Friday 05 July
Downtown Phoenix - 3:30pm - 3 Hours
Phoenix Photography Group
Olyvia Flores
Dive into the vibrant atmosphere of First Friday in Downtown Phoenix, where creativity knows no bounds!

Join us for an unforgettable evening of artistic exploration, filled with intriguing challenges that will test your skills and ignite your imagination.

Get ready to embark on a photography adventure like no other, as you tackle creative assignments designed to push your boundaries. Explore diverse themes such as the 'Decisive Moment,' 'Random Model,' and a thrilling 'Surprise Theme,' each offering a unique perspective and exciting challenges.

This event is the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts of Candid and Street Photography to capture raw, unfiltered moments in the heart of the city. Don't miss out on the chance to hone your skills, connect with fellow photography enthusiasts. Get your camera ready and let your creativity soar!
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$92      
Street & Candid Photography Class

Street & Candid Photography Class

Friday 02 August
Downtown Phoenix - 3:03pm - 3 Hours
Phoenix Photography Group
Olyvia Flores
Dive into the vibrant atmosphere of First Friday in Downtown Phoenix, where creativity knows no bounds!

Join us for an unforgettable evening of artistic exploration, filled with intriguing challenges that will test your skills and ignite your imagination.

Get ready to embark on a photography adventure like no other, as you tackle creative assignments designed to push your boundaries. Explore diverse themes such as the 'Decisive Moment,' 'Random Model,' and a thrilling 'Surprise Theme,' each offering a unique perspective and exciting challenges.

This event is the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts of Candid and Street Photography to capture raw, unfiltered moments in the heart of the city. Don't miss out on the chance to hone your skills, connect with fellow photography enthusiasts. Get your camera ready and let your creativity soar!
book now
$92      

Street & Candid Photography Class

Street & Candid Photography Class

Friday 06 September
Downtown Phoenix - 3:30pm - 3 Hours
Phoenix Photography Group
Olyvia Flores
Dive into the vibrant atmosphere of First Friday in Downtown Phoenix, where creativity knows no bounds!

Join us for an unforgettable evening of artistic exploration, filled with intriguing challenges that will test your skills and ignite your imagination.

Get ready to embark on a photography adventure like no other, as you tackle creative assignments designed to push your boundaries. Explore diverse themes such as the 'Decisive Moment,' 'Random Model,' and a thrilling 'Surprise Theme,' each offering a unique perspective and exciting challenges.

This event is the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts of Candid and Street Photography to capture raw, unfiltered moments in the heart of the city. Don't miss out on the chance to hone your skills, connect with fellow photography enthusiasts. Get your camera ready and let your creativity soar!
book now
$92      
Street & Candid Photography Class

Street & Candid Photography Class

Friday 04 October
Downtown Phoenix - 3:30pm - 3 Hours
Phoenix Photography Group
Olyvia Flores
Dive into the vibrant atmosphere of First Friday in Downtown Phoenix, where creativity knows no bounds!

Join us for an unforgettable evening of artistic exploration, filled with intriguing challenges that will test your skills and ignite your imagination.

Get ready to embark on a photography adventure like no other, as you tackle creative assignments designed to push your boundaries. Explore diverse themes such as the 'Decisive Moment,' 'Random Model,' and a thrilling 'Surprise Theme,' each offering a unique perspective and exciting challenges.

This event is the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts of Candid and Street Photography to capture raw, unfiltered moments in the heart of the city. Don't miss out on the chance to hone your skills, connect with fellow photography enthusiasts. Get your camera ready and let your creativity soar!
book now
$92      
Street & Candid Photography Class

Street & Candid Photography Class

Friday 01 November
Downtown Phoenix - 3:30pm - 3 Hours
Phoenix Photography Group
Olyvia Flores
Dive into the vibrant atmosphere of First Friday in Downtown Phoenix, where creativity knows no bounds!

Join us for an unforgettable evening of artistic exploration, filled with intriguing challenges that will test your skills and ignite your imagination.

Get ready to embark on a photography adventure like no other, as you tackle creative assignments designed to push your boundaries. Explore diverse themes such as the 'Decisive Moment,' 'Random Model,' and a thrilling 'Surprise Theme,' each offering a unique perspective and exciting challenges.

This event is the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts of Candid and Street Photography to capture raw, unfiltered moments in the heart of the city. Don't miss out on the chance to hone your skills, connect with fellow photography enthusiasts. Get your camera ready and let your creativity soar!
book now
$92      

Other Nearby Groups

Watercolor Greeting Cards (for Mother's Day)

Watercolor Greeting Cards (for Mother's Day)

Saturday 20 April
Arcadia Proper - 10am - 2 Hours
Phoenix Watercolor Group
Josephine Bidwill
Join us for a delightful Watercolor Greeting Cards meetup just in time for Mother's Day! Unleash your creativity and craft unique, heartfelt cards that will surely warm your mother's heart. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned artist, this event promises a fun and relaxed atmosphere for all skill levels. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process, providing tips and tricks to create beautiful watercolor masterpieces. Don't miss this chance to show your love and appreciation with a handmade touch!
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$43      
Urban Sketch

Urban Sketch

Sunday 21 April
15th Avenue, Phoenix - 10am - 2 Hours
Phoenix Art Circle
Charlotte Liu
Discover the art of urban sketching and embrace the world of line drawing through our exclusive meet-up. Designed for enthusiasts keen on capturing the vibrancy of city life, this gathering focuses on the use of pens—predominantly fountain and calligraphic pens—to create stunning perspective drawings of the urban landscape that surrounds us. Join us to refine your skills and learn new techniques in rendering meticulous urban scenes with precision and flair. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just beginning, this experience is tailored to inspire and enhance your sketching journey.
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$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 27 April
Goodyear - 10am - 3 Hours
Phoenix Crochet Club
Chantel Bromaghin
Discover the joy of crochet with an engaging beginner's workshop designed to introduce you to the calming craft of yarn art. Whether you're a complete novice, rediscovering an old hobby, or seeking to refine your foundational skills, our class provides the perfect environment for learning. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the essentials of yarn handling, followed by the step-by-step creation of the classic granny square.

All crochet materials are provided to get you started on your journey, and to enhance your experience, enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee while you work. Join us to master the basics and start stitching your way towards handmade treasures.
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$75      

Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 11 May
Goodyear - 10am - 3 Hours
Phoenix Crochet Club
Chantel Bromaghin
Dive deeper into the captivating world of crochet with our Amigurumi class, ideal for those ready to build on their beginner skills. Amigurumi, a delightful Japanese art form, focuses on creating charming, small crocheted creatures. In this class, participants will master the foundational techniques of Amigurumi, embarking on a simple yet adorable heart project to start.

We ensure a comprehensive learning experience by providing all necessary crochet materials and expert guidance throughout the class. To enhance your experience, enjoy a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage as you crochet. Join us for a session of creativity, relaxation, and the joy of bringing tiny characters to life.
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$70      
Landscape Painting

Landscape Painting

Saturday 11 May
E. Northern Ave. - 10am - 2 Hours
Phoenix Watercolor Group
Josephine Bidwill
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and majesty of nature through painting.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of painting, including color theory, composition, and brushwork. We will cover topics such as using light and shadow to create depth and drama, capturing the colors and textures of the landscape, and experimenting with different brushstrokes and techniques to create stunning effects.
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$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 25 May
Goodyear - 10am - 3 Hours
Phoenix Crochet Club
Chantel Bromaghin
Discover the joy and satisfaction of crochet, whether you're a complete beginner, a returning enthusiast seeking a refresher, or someone looking for additional guidance on mastering the basic stitches. Our carefully structured class is designed to ease you into the art and craft of crochet. Starting with the fundamentals of holding the hook and yarn correctly, we will guide you, step-by-step, through the process of crafting the iconic granny square. With all crochet materials provided, participants will also enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee, creating a warm, inviting atmosphere for learning and creativity. Join us for a relaxing session designed to unlock your potential and introduce you to the wonderful world of crochet.
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$75      

Line & Wash

Line & Wash

Saturday 01 June
N Central Ave - 8:30am - 2 Hours
Phoenix Watercolor Group
Josephine Bidwill
Join us for a vibrant and creative watercolor experience like no other at our Line & Wash Meetup! Embrace the beauty of imperfection as we explore the whimsical world of watercolor painting where coloring outside the lines isn't just permitted – it's encouraged!
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$43      
Mastering Crochet Stitches: A Comprehensive Class

Mastering Crochet Stitches: A Comprehensive Class

Saturday 08 June
Goodyear - 10am - 3 Hours
Phoenix Crochet Club
Chantel Bromaghin
Join "Mastering Crochet Stitches: A Comprehensive Class" to elevate their crochet skills to the next level. In this class, they delve deep into various crochet techniques, from basic stitches to intricate patterns, under expert guidance. By mastering a wide range of stitches, participants gain the confidence and ability to create beautifully crafted projects with precision and flair. This comprehensive class offers a structured approach to learning crochet, ensuring participants develop a strong foundation and proficiency in their craft. Whether they're beginners looking to expand their repertoire or seasoned crocheters aiming for mastery, this class provides the tools and knowledge needed to excel in the art of crochet.
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$68      
4th of July Meetup

4th of July Meetup

Saturday 22 June
N Central Ave - 8:30am - 2 Hours
Phoenix Watercolor Group
Josephine Bidwill
We will learn watercolor techniques that can be used to create patriotic pieces, such as the American flag and firework displays.
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$43      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 22 June
Goodyear - 10am - 3 Hours
Phoenix Crochet Club
Chantel Bromaghin
Discover the joy and satisfaction of crochet, whether you're a complete beginner, a returning enthusiast seeking a refresher, or someone looking for additional guidance on mastering the basic stitches. Our carefully structured class is designed to ease you into the art and craft of crochet. Starting with the fundamentals of holding the hook and yarn correctly, we will guide you, step-by-step, through the process of crafting the iconic granny square. With all crochet materials provided, participants will also enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee, creating a warm, inviting atmosphere for learning and creativity. Join us for a relaxing session designed to unlock your potential and introduce you to the wonderful world of crochet.
book now
$75      
Water and Structure

Water and Structure

Saturday 13 July
E Indian School Rd. - 9am - 2 Hours
Phoenix Watercolor Group
Josephine Bidwill
This workshop will be located at the hydroelectrical plant at a local canal that boasts modern and sleek lines contrasted with immersive waterfall features that will incorporate fluidity and hard lines into our paintings. This is the perfect location to paint outdoors in the summer heat as there is ample shade and the water flow creates a cooler atmosphere.
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$47      
ABOUT SURPRISE
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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 Surprise.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I thought it was terrific. Connor is very knowledgeable about and great at explaining photography. Looking forward to the next time he teaches a class. Thank you.
    5/5
    Bonnie
    2023-10-30
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Farah Kanaan
    Farah is a visual artist from Scottsdale, Arizona. Her favorite type of photography involves architecture and portraiture. Her main subjects are; textures, colors, and emotions from strangers that she loves to capture. Her background in photography involves a BFA in Fine Arts in Photography from ASU.

    Farah Kanaan is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach Oregon
    While visiting Cannon Beach, Oregon for Spring Break this year, we were treated to beautiful blue skies, warm weather, stars AND airglow at night! I was absolutely giddy about seeing those stars! Now I hope you all know how extremely rare this combination is on the pacific coast in spring. It's normally overcast and raining and definitely no stars to be seen. Thank you universe for allowing your magic to flow this evening. I truly appreciate you and your powers ??
    Credit: Amanda Thornton DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics

    Milton Keynes Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Milton Keynes
    to create this I used a piece of Teal vinyl for the backdrop, I had the camera, with a 30 mm Marco lens on a tripod set to manual focus, with focus staking of 10 shots I only used 5 in the end). for lighting I had two static lights on mini stands so I could play about with their placement to get the effect I was looking for. The dandelion seed was held in place, by putting it into a piece of white tack, I then sprayed it using a little electronic face atomiser (bought from Amazon) and loa
    Credit: Diane Langford
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Franklin Tennessee
    This photo captures a serene moment in my front yard, where I lay on a blanket beneath a amazing tree. The weather was ideal, prompting me to grab my micro lens and focus on this exquisite dandelion.
    Credit: Kimber Weathers
    Facebook: Kimber
    Instagram: kimberlan30wea

    Dallas Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: My house in Lewisville
    Decided to make a composite that resembles the photo that NASA took with their millions of dolllar photo equipment. 2 months ago I photographed the full moon and placed it on top of the most recent solar eclipse photo I took. The moon normally get its light from the sun so getting the perspective with moon visibility is impossible during an eclipse unless you have nasa gear. My photo was taken with a canon R5, RF400mm F2.8 and cropped in.
    Credit: (MyJdProductions) Justin Dickinson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/share/pE91wQnHYf6JVB7A/?mibextid=eQY6cl
    Instagram: @myjdproductions

    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe
    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art

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