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Upcoming Events

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 20 April
West 119th Street - 6pm - 2 Hours
Emma Squire
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones.
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$43       4 places left
Polaroid Lift Class

Polaroid Lift Class

Saturday 04 May
South Lakes - 10am - 3 Hours
Emma Squire
Immerse Yourself in Polaroid Magic: Lift, Create, Captivate!

Witness the magic firsthand with a captivating demonstration, breaking down the layers within a Polaroid image. Engage with a live demonstration that demystifies the Polaroid layers, giving you insights into the unique characteristics of each element.

Our expert instructor will guide you through the process, ensuring you master the art of Polaroid lifting with confidence. Express your artistic flair as you create one-of-a-kind pieces by combining Polaroid emulsion with watercolor paper.
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$84       5 places left
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      

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
    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

    The event was really good! Emma was helpful and had a variety of instructional segments planned, personalized advice, and tips, etc. I definitely recommend this class.
    5/5
    Brennan
    2023-12-18
    It was great. The instructor was very knowledgeable, and because we were all at different levels in photography, she spent time with each of us to answer questions and help us with our individual camera settings and shot set-ups. The park with the Christmas lights was the perfect setting to learn how to take night shots and it was fun to learn how to photograph the lights using new techniques. Overall, I learned a lot.
    5/5
    Pam
    2023-12-18
    Loved it but it was really cold. Maybe do an indoor/outdoor class for the colder months.
    5/5
    Kendall
    2023-12-05

    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

    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

    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
    I captured this house sparrow coming in for a landing on my bird feeder one rainy afternoon using my Nikon D7500 and a Sigma 100-400mm lens. The settings were 1/1250 f/6.3 Auto ISO.
    Credit: Max L. Lieberman

    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Murfreesboro, Arkansas
    The classic "Diamond Ring" picture from the recent eclipse on April 8, 2024, taken from our cabin in the woods on the banks of the Little Missouri River! We (8 family members) have been eagerly waiting for this event since August of 2017, when we traveled to Athens, Tennessee for the last one!
    Credit: Craig P LaBorde
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Victoria Point, Brisbane
    This was my first attempt at astrophotography in Brisbane and was a trial shot more than anything. I went looking for an eastern facing foreground knowing that the Milky Way core would be rising at around 10pm from the east, leaving me few options where light pollution wouldn't be an issue. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too harsh at vic point. I loved the foreground and the lightning in the distance on the horizon, and the satellite creaping in was another unexpected surprise with th
    Credit: Ryan Bowron
    Instagram: @rdb_photo

    Glasgow Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: GlenCoe. Scotland.
    This photo was taken a few years ago. I waited a long time for the right light and atmosphere. I was already cold when this picture appeared. I was very happy that my efforts were so generously rewarded.
    Credit: Bogdan

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