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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday the 13th of August
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - 9:00am - 3 hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginner's Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
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$76pp     only 4 places left
ABOUT RICHMOND
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 around Richmond.

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 one 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 Richmond Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.


We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.

REVIEWS
The instructor was highly qualified and competent. He explained concepts in plain language. He gave people plenty of time to complete assignments and then provided very constructive advice. I highly recommend people take this class.
5/5
Clyde Wilson
July 17th 2022
I was very happy with this event. Michael was very knowledgeable and spent individual time with all participants giving feedback and suggestions. I really enjoyed shooting both outside and the inside for the difference.
5/5
Justin Crostic
July 17th 2022
5/5
Sharon Story
July 16th 2022
I really enjoyed the meet up. Donovan was great and it was fun shooting with others.
4/5
Justin Crostic
January 16th 2022
Have not taken this type of program previously. Good experience. Learned a bit. Validated a few concepts learned by self. Some new thoughts.
4/5
John T. Bragg Jr.
November 15th 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed it. Improved my framing techniques..
5/5
Autry Gilliam
November 15th 2021
Since this was my first meet up I did not know what to expect. I thought there might be more opportunities for wildlife photos. Flowers and greenery are just not my interest. Daniel did a great job with what we had to work with.
4/5
Rocky Anderson
August 26th 2021
It was a very nice way to meet other photographers and to explore a new area for me.
4/5
Chelle Winslow
August 23rd 2021
It was fun. Daniel offered great insight and was very personable. I enjoyed the challenge exercises and look forward to attending future events.
5/5
Troy Hunter
August 22nd 2021
It was an awesome time! Everyone was excited and friendly. Eric was great and helpful! Got some great information from the group to further my skills! Will be coming back for the next one!
5/5
Brian Johnson
June 18th 2021
It was an awesome time! Everyone was excited and friendly. Eric was great and helpful! Got some great information from the group to further my skills! Will be coming back for the next one!
5/5
Brian Johnson
June 17th 2021
It was an awesome time! Everyone was excited and friendly. Eric was great and helpful! Got some great information from the group to further my skills! Will be coming back for the next one!
5/5
Brian Johnson
June 16th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Michael A. Stumpf
He has a fascination for capturing light images since childhood. In 1972, he got his first Kodak Instamatic camera. Even when out of film, he enjoyed composing photos through the viewfinder and pressing the shutter button. His late father often reminded him that they had family members who lived in Oberkochen, Germany, where the headquarters of the legendary Carl Zeiss camera lens headquarters was and is currently, located. Occasionally, his dad (a graphic arts printer by profession) would see a Zeiss advertisement in a publication he was reading and he would call him to his side saying, "Now look at this photograph, just look at what you can capture with a Zeiss lens!" These days, there is a lot more competition in the pro-sumer lens industry. Currently, he enjoys capturing images through Zeiss glass and a variety of other quality lenses. Today, his photographic and artistic passion has led him to having three of his nature shots selected for The Museum Of Chincoteague's "Wall of Photos," National Geographic "Your Shot" five times Editor's Favorite, a front page photo on the Daily American print newspaper, The National Arts Program of Richmond First Place Professional Division, and Laurel Arts of Somerset, PA, Best In Show. For those of you who are interested in taking classes from him and would like to see some of his works, please see his Instagram page: @michaelstumpf.photography