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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
S Wardcliff Drive - 5pm - 3 Hours
Emma Squire
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
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 03 August
S Wardcliff Drive - 7pm - 2 Hours
Emma Squire
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.
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$47      
Studio Lighting Meetup

Studio Lighting Meetup

Wednesday 14 August
W 135 Street - 6pm - 2 Hours
Emma Squire
Get set for an awesome time! Join us for a two-hour event where we'll explore the basics of studio photography. You'll learn how to use studio lights, stay safe in the studio, set up three-point lighting, and illuminate both people and simple still-life setups. It's going to be a hands-on and fun learning experience!
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$47      

Astrophotography Meetup

Astrophotography Meetup

Saturday 31 August
S Wardcliff Drive - 8pm - 2 Hours
Emma Squire
During this 2 hour meetup we are going to examine the art and techniques associated with Astrophotography as we capture the Milky Way. Learn the settings you need, selecting the location to photograph from and many other techniques. You will walk away with some incredible images from this evening.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 14 September
West 119th Street - 4pm - 3 Hours
Emma Squire
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.
book now
$92      

Nearby Photography Groups

City at Night

City at Night

Saturday 13 July
Downtown KCMO - 8:30pm - 2 Hours
Kansas City Photography Group
Darrin Dressler
City at Night - KC Skyline, Street Photography

We'll explore the night time views of Union Station, the KC Skyline from the Liberty Memorial and surrounding urban scenes in the nearby crossroads.
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$47      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 20 July
Downtown Kansas City - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Kansas City Photography Group
Darrin Dressler
Discover the captivating world of Black and White Photography with our advanced workshop. Delve into the core of what makes a stunning monochrome shot as we explore the play between contrast and textures. Gain insights into how your camera interprets images and master the art of creating remarkable Black and White photographs, both in-camera and during post-production. Through practical exercises and analyzing exemplary works, this session will elevate your understanding and skills. This course is designed for those with a basic grasp of photography fundamentals and camera control, aiming to refine their technique and artistic expression. Join us for an enriching journey into the timeless allure of Black and White imagery.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
The Plaza - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Kansas City Photography Group
Darrin Dressler
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      

Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 10 August
East Plaza area - 9am - 2 Hours
Kansas City Photography Group
Darrin Dressler
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating stunning images with a shallow depth of field.Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance. We will cover topics such as using a shallow depth of field to create a mood, blurring out distracting backgrounds, and how to use a shallow depth of field to give a bokeh effect behind our subjects to make them pop.
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$47      
The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 17 August
Grand Blvd. - 8:30pm - 2 Hours
Kansas City Photography Group
Darrin Dressler
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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$47      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 31 August
Crossroads District - 9am - 2 Hours
Kansas City Photography Group
Darrin Dressler
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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$47      

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 07 September
Downtown Kansas City - 9am - 2 Hours
Kansas City Photography Group
Darrin Dressler
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 27 July
Garment District - 10am - 2 Hours
Kansas City Watercolor Group
Kayin Mujahid
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolor painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolor techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of paper art.
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$47      
ABOUT OVERLAND
PARK
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 Overland Park.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    It was a great course?a perfect amount of people and time duration.
    5/5
    Ann
    2024-05-01
    Teacher was wonderful. She covered a lot of great information and techniques. We did a lot of hands on learning which is the best kind for me.
    5/5
    Susan
    2024-04-22
    Session was very informative. Tried lot of new things and understood new concepts in portrait photography
    5/5
    Hemanth
    2024-04-22

    The instructor was amazing. I am just learning to use my camera and this class was extremely helpful.
    5/5
    Ann
    2024-04-14
    Great information
    5/5
    Benjamin
    2024-04-01
    Good learning experience. It would have been better to have not been at the same place as a wedding . There was a lot people and kids running around in the same space we were in. Would have been nicer for sunset shoot to be a little more peaceful
    5/5
    Julie
    2024-03-04

    The instructor is well versed and gave an excellent pre-presentation. As we were photographing, she walked around to each photographer, answered questions, offered suggestions/examples and also offered help as needed.
    5/5
    Bob
    2024-03-04
    L earned lots! Especially helpful to understand basic camera functions.
    5/5
    Sheila
    2024-02-19
    It was a very informative event. After viewing and discussing timeless photos depicting the subject of the class, we set up the lights and put our new knowledge into practice. Our instructor, Emma, is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to learn from.
    5/5
    Dean
    2024-01-29

    It was good, very informative on how to think about objects in relation to the light source and how the shadows will look and why
    5/5
    Jane
    2024-01-28
    I enjoyed the class. I liked being outdoors and walking around trying different things. Emma was great at answering questions and giving suggestions.
    5/5
    Janet
    2023-12-22
    It was awesome getting to know more about photography such as creative ways and composition . Also being able to network with other photographers and seeing everyones point of view on how they shoot things.
    5/5
    Julian
    2023-12-19

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Emma Squire
    Emma Squire is a fine art photographer based near Kansas City. Through genres such as portraiture and abstraction, she explores themes of identity, culture, and memory.

    She is excited about photography and about teaching photography to others. If you want to learn about taking pictures of people, getting the most out of your camera, or alternative practices such as film, Polaroid transfers, or tintypes, then come meet for a class.

    Emma Squire is available for private bookings

    I am available Mondays and Thursdays during the day.
    I offer portrait sessions, classes on analog practices such as film and polaroid photography and manipulation.

    PHOTOS
    Overland Park Photography Group
    2024-04-09
    Title or Location: Overland Park Arboretum
    Able to capture depth of field and leading lines with Spring season shapes and colors.
    Credit: Will M.
    Instagram: @hipstersdelight

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography
    Fort Collins Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
    The day before taking the shot, I drove up to RMNP to scout a possible Milky Way shot with Nymph Lake in the foreground. The scouting was successful as it did look like I'd be able to have both the lake and the Milky Way in the shot, so I made a plan to head up there again the next day (July 3rd) and capture what I planned. Prior to heading back up to RMNP, while looking at the map of the area, I noticed another possible location where Fall River would be in the foreground and in my mind, having
    Credit: Danny Matriccino
    Facebook: dannymat03
    Instagram: dannymat_photography

    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location:
    A friend of mine discovered this bald eagle nest just north of Lititz. I've been keeping an eye on it for a decent shot. This adult has been keeping guard of its juveniles for some time now. I finally saw the adult sitting just to the right of the nest. I am a very new and amateur photographer and still very much learning. I travel quite a bit and enjoy shooting the places I visit but also love wildlife photography. I really didn't process much other than bring up some of the exposure to g
    Credit: Eric Anderson

    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Summit Lake, Mount Blue Sky
    This photo was taken mid morning at Summit Lake on Mount Blue Sky. It was a calm but cloudy day with a few patches of blue sky reflecting in a pool of water. No edits other than exposure and cropping.
    Credit: Sarah Christian
    Facebook: sarahchristianart
    Instagram: sarahchristianart
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-07-09
    Title or Location: Bempton Cliffs. Unsociable puffin
    Me and my partner spent the day at Bempton cliffs and this was the only lone puffin that had it back to the sea, He/she was clearly not wanting to socialise with other birds. Possibly in a bad mood. This is why this particular puffing grabbed my attention.
    Credit: Daniel Twiss
    Instagram: daniel_twiss_

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Gordon Creek, Oregon
    Hiked to the upper level of Gorton Creek Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Quite the scramble up over boulders to reach the falls. Canon 5Diii, ISO 100, TV 4 minutes, AV f/10Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0L IS USMFilter BW ND 3.0 ?black glass?
    Credit: Robert Holcomb
    Instagram: Robert Holcomb

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