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Upcoming Events

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 02 March
S Wardcliff Drive - 5pm - 2 Hours
Emma Squire
Master the art of capturing nature's total spectacle - the sunset, in our upcoming event. Unlock your camera's full potential by getting adept at shooting in manual or aperture priority modes. Carry a camera that supports these modes and navigate your way to creating stunning sunset imagery. Enlighten your photographic skills with us and learn to depict sunset's beauty like never before.
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$43      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 16 March
West 119th Street - 5pm - 2 Hours
Emma Squire
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light. We will explore how to recognize flattering light and how to manipulate it using reflectors. 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.
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$43      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 30 March
S Wardcliff Drive - 5pm - 2 Hours
Emma Squire
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
W 179th St - 10am - 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.

NOTE: The venue requires a $5.00 entry fee.
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$84       0 places left
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. We will explore how to recognize flattering light and how to manipulate it using reflectors. 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.
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$43      
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

Nearby Photography Groups

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 02 March
West Bottoms - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Kansas City Photography Group
Darrin Dressler
Discover the vibrant tapestry of city life through the lens of street photography in a hands-on workshop designed to hone your observational skills. Immerse yourself in an environment brimming with life, from the bustling activity of cafes to the varied displays of vendors and street merchants, the artistry of buskers, the charm of historic buildings, and the creativity of art installations.

This immersive class is dedicated to the practice of seeing—truly seeing—the extraordinary details that ordinary life has to offer. We will provide you with straightforward techniques to enhance your photographer's eye, revealing a world rich with possibilities and stories waiting to be captured.

One of the most fulfilling aspects of the workshop is developing the confidence to approach intriguing subjects and engage with them, creating genuine moments that translate into memorable portraits.

Furthering your mastery of street photography, the session delves into the technical aspects such as camera settings, focusing strategies, and selecting the right lens to faithfully capture those fleeting, serendipitous interactions.

Join us for a learning experience that promises to elevate your street photography, whether you're capturing the rhythm of the city or the stillness within the chaos.
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$43      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Barkley Drive - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Kansas City Photography Group
Darrin Dressler
Discover the art of nature photography and learn how to transform the simplicity of the natural world into stunning visual art. This workshop is your gateway to understanding camera settings and techniques that will add a creative twist to your photographs. Dive into the realms of composition, focus, and color theory to make your subjects stand out.

Everyday wonders, from the vibrancy of a field of flowers to the delicate perch of a butterfly, are potential masterpieces. Unlock the secrets to seeing these moments and capturing them with finesse. Explore the interplay of angles, light, and shade, and how to manipulate camera settings to elevate a simple snapshot into a striking image.

Ideal for those aiming to adorn professional spaces with captivating imagery or simply hone their photography craft, this event promises an enriching experience for all who appreciate the fine details of nature's beauty. Join us in mastering the skills that will bring the ordinary to life in extraordinary ways.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Wornall Road - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Kansas City Photography Group
Darrin Dressler
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills by stepping beyond automatic exposure! Dive into the art of manual camera settings with our engaging workshop, where you will gain an in-depth understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and their collective impact on exposure.

Under the mentorship of a professional photographer, you'll have the opportunity to apply what you've learned and bring a refined touch to your photos. Whether you’re a budding enthusiast or looking to sharpen your technique, this hands-on experience is tailored to elevate your photographic prowess. Join us and transform the way you capture the world through your lens.
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$84      

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
    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
    I believe this class was very useful in getting my grandson and me much more comfortable with using the manual features of our cameras. Emma was an excellent teacher, informative, patient and a very knowledgeable source of information. I was amazed at her ability to keep six different individuals, with different cameras and displays, progressing at the same pace. We would definitely be interested in taking further classes with Emma and/or other instructors.
    5/5
    Dave Goodwin
    2023-12-04

    I learned the basics of the process which is what I expected. The email Emma sent post class was great since it had the overview.
    5/5
    Kathleen
    2023-12-03
    The topic was learning about portraits using natural light outdoors. Emma, the instructor, did a great job keeping the lessons going and we discussed several different types of light and experimented with different white balances and apertures on our camera. It was an informative two hours and a good class to be in. Emma is very knowledgeable, friendly and patient.
    5/5
    Dean
    2023-11-20
    Emma was great and gave us a lot of really helpful info about shooting portraits. I definitely recommend attending these events, and I will be back in the future.
    5/5
    Brennan
    2023-11-20

    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
    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March

    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd

    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

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