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Upcoming Events

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Sunday 23 June
North End of Tacoma - 6pm - 2 Hours
Sama Rahbar
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.

Note: Basic understanding of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture is necessary for this meetup. You should also have knowledge of your camera and how to access different settings.
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Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 29 June
West End - 8pm - 2 Hours
Sama Rahbar
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.

Note: Basic understanding of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture is necessary for this meetup. You should also have knowledge of your camera and how to access different settings.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 July
Ruston - 10am - 3 Hours
Sama Rahbar
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       0 places left

Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Saturday 27 July
Historic District - 9am - 2 Hours
Sama Rahbar
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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$47      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Sunday 11 August
North End of Tacoma - 6pm - 2 Hours
Sama Rahbar
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.

Note: Basic understanding of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture is necessary for this meetup. You should also have knowledge of your camera and how to access different settings.
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$47      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 07 September
Ruston - 10am - 2 Hours
Sama Rahbar
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 06 July
Richmond Beach - 10am - 2 Hours
Seattle Art Circle
Leah Wagner
This is an outdoor drawing class for beginners focused on helping participants explore their own style. The session will include illustrating and exploring a chosen subject with guidance from the instructor.
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$47      
ABOUT TACOMA
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 Tacoma.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    We braved the cold for some nighttime photography fundamentals with Sama. Sama provided us with good explanations on settings for night pictures and gave us some challenging scenes to photograph. Definitely more of a challenge than a bright sunny day but I did learn some more about my camera settings and how to deal with low light.
    5/5
    Tom
    2024-04-08
    I thought Sama did a great job of teaching the intro class. He broke down the three elements of the exposure triangle into manageable pieces and had us apply them in different situations. He always provided clear instructions and was patient with our novice questions. I would recommend his class to others who want to learn some basics.
    5/5
    Tom
    2024-03-31
    Leader was very enthusiastic and helpful. Very nice experience.
    5/5
    MARK
    2024-03-11

    Fun walkabout; shame the weather wasn't warmer, but our guide rolled with it (we stopped for a warm-up about halfway through). Would like to do it again in warmer weather
    5/5
    Sharon
    2024-01-16
    Fun evening. Very relaxed. Knowledgeable instructor and it was fun to see what others came up with.
    5/5
    Linda
    2023-09-15
    Really helpful material and it was fun to take pictures at night.
    5/5
    Angelie
    2023-09-13

    I loved it. Jessica was a great instructor. Will be coming to future events.
    5/5
    Jean
    2023-09-11
    As usual Jessica did a great job
    5/5
    Wendall(Bill)
    2023-08-28
    Enjoyable with great class members and a knowledgeable instructor.
    5/5
    Steve
    2023-08-27

    Absolutely loved the event and loved the teacher. I learned a lot. She explains things well and never makes me feel dumb with my beginner questions. She's friendly, knowledgeable and if she doesn't know something she's says so and then tries to help figure it out. I love how she teaches then has a go take some pictures for what we just learned then come back discuss and do it again. This is my 2nd event with her and I plan to take more of her events.
    5/5
    Cheryl Coy
    2023-08-05
    Great claaa. Very eye opening, even for a longtime photographer. Jessica is knowledgeable, friendly and encourages interaction between herself and all the students, including with one another. Highly recommend!!! Looking forward to next workshop.
    5/5
    Steve
    2023-08-04
    Great information, great instructor. She was willing to answer everyone's individual questions and camera issues.
    5/5
    Angelie
    2023-07-30

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Sama Rahbar
    Meet Sama, an accomplished art director and photographer based in the vibrant city of Seattle. With a career spanning since 2014, Sama has worn multiple hats in the industry, excelling as a set designer, art director, and photographer. Specializing in the realms of fashion, still life, and editorial photography, Sama's lens captures the essence of beauty in diverse forms.

    Beyond the structured world of studio shoots, Sama finds inspiration in the raw and unscripted moments of life. Street photography and candid shots are a particular passion, revealing a belief in the power of spontaneity and genuine expression. For Sama, photography is not just a profession but a profound form of self-expression.

    In Sama's view, every click of the camera is an opportunity to tell a story. Through the lens, Sama strives to connect people on a deeper, more emotional level. The belief that photography serves as a medium to showcase the world through the photographer's unique perspective resonates strongly. For Sama, the beauty of the world is not just observed but captured and shared, creating a visual dialogue that transcends words.

    Sama Rahbar is available for private bookings

    Editorial and still life photography, Fashion and products, food and couple's photography.

    Available weekends and weekdays.

    PHOTOS
    Tacoma Photography Group
    2024-05-31
    Title or Location: Los Angeles
    This photo was taken from a cruise ship. As we were leaving Los Angeles.
    Credit: Justin Gaspaire
    Facebook: Justin Gaspaire
    Instagram: @opulensphotobygaspaire

    Tacoma Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: Port of Tacoma Observation Tower
    Candid weekend photo prompt. Your never know who might drop by when you're at the Port of Tacoma Observation Tower!It was a perfect afternoon and there were plenty of harbor seals baking in the sun on the floating platforms to keep me company. No one else was there!
    Credit: Dana Sawin
    Tacoma Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Puyallup
    I wasn't planning to take Aurora borealis photos until my friends started sending me pictures of it taken with their phone. I figured I could do better, so I took my Canon EOS R5 and a tripod and setup in the backyard. The result is amazing!
    Credit: Jerico Cruz

    Tacoma Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: Multnomah Falls
    I was visiting Portland for the first time and decided to go out and look for a place to take pictures. Multnomah Falls happened to be along the route I was driving, so I stopped, got some hot chocolate, then walked up the stairs to take pictures. Thanks to the rain and fog, all the pictures I took that day have a very ethereal quality that makes me mad I didn?t take more.
    Credit: Jordan Paulin

    Tacoma Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: Owens Beach
    Took my 3 year old to Owens Beach to enjoy the sunset and take some pictures, I know I'll be able to see Mt Rainier from there wanted to get a good shot. Waited for the ferry to dock for a perfect picture!
    Credit: Jerico
    Instagram: jcruzmediaworks
    Tacoma Photography Group
    2024-05-03
    Title or Location: Multnomah Falls
    This was taken at The iconic Multnomah Falls one of the tallest falls in the USA. After i had taken the photo my partner and I hiked to the top to see the amazing views.
    Credit: Kirrily Steele
    Facebook: Ylirrik Enna
    Instagram: Kirrilyas

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-06-20
    Title or Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
    ?This past Father?s Day I went to a family farm cidery with my oldest daughter. The drinks were good, the company was great, but the best part was the farm?s commitment to keeping wild, native plants for pollinators. This little bee found a delicious clover and I got this macro shot.?
    Credit: PGC Photography
    Instagram: @valle6500

    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Plaquemine LA
    This was the backside of a passing storm system while I was at work in a chemical plant. Capture was made on my iPhone 15 Pro using the Lightning Cam 2 app.
    Credit: Christopher Fontenot
    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Nolanville
    A few years ago the field on FM 3219 used to be full of sunflowers. Not anymore. Good thing I took the photos when I did...
    Credit: Bambi Altman

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages

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