HAMILTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 20 April
Jackson Square - 6pm - 2 Hours
Felipe Restrepo
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$43      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Harbour West - 10am - 2 Hours
Felipe Restrepo
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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$43      
I Shoot it, You Shoot It

I Shoot it, You Shoot It

Saturday 11 May
Jackson Square - 10am - 2 Hours
Felipe Restrepo
This session, will have a wide variation of subjects and creative lighting. The idea is that you can see how I shoot a scene, and then you place your camera in position and shoot the same way. This is a very effective way to study and learn new techniques.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
Williamsville, NY 14221 - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
Discover the full potential of your camera beyond automatic settings by diving into the essentials of photography. Delve into an engaging exploration of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these critical settings influence your shots. Elevate your photography skills with hands-on experience, guided by the expertise of a professional photographer. Take this opportunity to transition from an enthusiast to a more skilled photographer by understanding the mechanics that bring your images to life. Join us for a session that promises not only to enrich your knowledge but also to expand your creative horizon.
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$43      
The City at Night

The City at Night

Sunday 21 April
Dundas St - 6:30pm - 2 Hours
Toronto Photography Group
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Unlock the potential of nighttime photography with our upcoming workshop. Discover how the absence of light can transform into an opportunity for unique and captivating images. Our session will guide you through optimizing your camera settings for the dark, understanding various light sources, and effectively utilizing them to enhance your nighttime shots. With practical exercises designed to apply what you've learned, this experience will not only broaden your photographic skills but also change the way you view photography after dusk. Join us to explore the magic of nighttime photography and create stunning visuals under the stars.
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$43      
Long exposure landscape

Long exposure landscape

Sunday 21 April
Riverway - 7pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Paul Fanara
Master the art of long exposure photography and discover how to capture breathtaking landscapes, whether bathed in sunlight or cloaked in darkness. Our guided workshop will equip you with the skills to create stunning images that stand out. Join us for an immersive experience that will enhance your photography portfolio with the magic of time-lapse beauty. Elevate your craft and transform the mundane into the extraordinary. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a beginner eager to learn, this event promises an enriching journey through the lens.
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$43       4 places left

Cherry Blossoms and Spring Flowers

Cherry Blossoms and Spring Flowers

Saturday 27 April
Nottingham Terrace - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Paul Fanara


Buffalo in Springtime is beautiful, but is there any place more beautiful than when the cherry trees are in full bloom? Get ready for some truly inspiring opportunities for photography!
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$43      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Downtown Kitchener - 3pm - 2 Hours
Kitchener Photography Group
Akshay Kumar Ajikumar
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$43      
Spring Awakening Photography Meetup

Spring Awakening Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Forest Lawn - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Paul Fanara
Explore the history, wildlife and flora of one of Buffalo's most historic parks. We will explore Landscape photography, Macro photography and Wildlife photography, along with the incredible history of this location.

Do not miss the opportunity! Book now!
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$43      

Sakura-Nature Photography

Sakura-Nature Photography

Sunday 05 May
Bloor St W - 11am - 2 Hours
Toronto Photography Group
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Join us for an enchanting photography meetup amidst the breathtaking beauty of sakura blossoms at High Park. As spring unfolds its vibrant colors, the cherry blossoms paint a picturesque scene that photographers dream of capturing. This meetup offers an exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in the ephemeral beauty of sakura while honing your photography skills alongside fellow enthusiasts.
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$43      
Bugs and Blooms - Macro Photography

Bugs and Blooms - Macro Photography

Saturday 18 May
South Park Avenue, South Park Ave, Buffalo - 12pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Paul Fanara
Explore the spring gardens s and get down with the little critters of nature! Spring is a great time to capture the fresh flower blooms and the insect activity they encourage!
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$43      
Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Sunday 19 May
Baldwin St. - 2pm - 2 Hours
Toronto Photography Group
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Discover the vibrant and dynamic world of street art through the lens of your camera. Street art, a fascinating and diverse art form, adorns the hidden corners and bustling streets of cities globally. Mastering the art of photographing these urban masterpieces presents a unique challenge, given their public and often lively settings. Whether you choose to frame these artworks with the bustling city life around them or focus solely on the artwork itself, this experience opens up endless possibilities for creativity and exploration. Join us as we navigate through the city, capturing the essence of street art in every shot.
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$43      

Smartphone Photography Class

Smartphone Photography Class

Sunday 02 June
Financial District - 11am - 2 Hours
Toronto Photography Group
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Discover helpful tips to learn how to take good photos with a phone. Learn about phone camera features, compositions, focus, exposure, settings for better clarity, best ratios crop pictures for social media, and basic editing using your phone. Take your smartphone photography game from good to great with these tips and examples. We will do a photowalk with Smartphone in city of Toronto and learn all the concepts with interesting challenges.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 June
Upper Main St. - 11am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Paul Fanara
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.

Let's take advantage of some of the great architecture, shops and cityscapes to learn how to photograph in a variety of environments!
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$43      
City Lights At Night

City Lights At Night

Saturday 15 June
Upper Main St. - 9pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Paul Fanara
Street photography isn't just a day time venture! Join us for a deep dive into city scapes using long exposure, and other photographic techniques while we explore architecture and the city's night life!
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Birds with Watercolor

Birds with Watercolor

Saturday 20 April
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Join us for Birds with Watercolor Art - a vibrant journey into the world of feathered wonders!

Explore mesmerizing color mixes and brush techniques guided by experts. Unleash your imagination and create your avian masterpiece. Bring basic art materials and let your creativity take flight!
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$43       1 places left
Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 04 May
Tonawanda - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Step into the lush and colorful world of "Floral Flourish" art class! Prepare to dive deep into the mesmerizing art of drawing plants and flowers in this immersive workshop.

Led by our seasoned instructors, you'll embark on a creative journey where every stroke of the pencil brings botanical wonders to life. From mastering the art of simplifying shapes to adding intricate textures and vibrant colors, we'll cover it all!

With hands-on guidance and encouragement, you'll unleash your inner artist and craft your own stunning plant and flower compositions. Our instructors will be there every step of the way, offering personalized feedback to help you hone your skills and cultivate your unique artistic style.

Remember to bring along your trusty art supplies, and leave the rest to us! Full event details will be revealed upon confirmation of booking, ensuring you're fully prepared for a day filled with creativity and inspiration.

And to add a dash of seasonal delight, indulge in a complimentary drink on us! Let's sip, sketch, and celebrate the beauty of nature together in "Floral Flourish"!
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$43      
Mandala Art

Mandala Art

Saturday 18 May
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating beautiful and intricate mandala designs.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of drawing mandalas, with a focus on the different elements that make up these stunning circular designs. We will cover topics such as symmetry, patterns, and repetition, and provide you with step-by-step instructions to create your own mandalas.

You will learn techniques for creating intricate designs using simple shapes and patterns, including using rulers and compasses to create precise circles and lines.

A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. Traditionally, a mandala is a geometric design or pattern that represents the cosmos or deities in various heavenly worlds.
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$43      

Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Saturday 01 June
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Explore the vibrant world of Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils! Join us for an exciting journey where you'll not only discover the art of capturing still life but also master the magic of adding a burst of color with colored pencils. Unleash your creativity as we dive into the essentials, focusing on the fascinating realm of proportions to ensure your creations are not just visually stunning but anatomically correct. Get ready to bring your artistic visions to life in a fun and engaging class that promises to be both educational and creatively fulfilling!
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$43      
Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 15 June
Tonawanda - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Step into the lush and colorful world of "Floral Flourish" art class! Prepare to dive deep into the mesmerizing art of drawing plants and flowers in this immersive workshop.

Led by our seasoned instructors, you'll embark on a creative journey where every stroke of the pencil brings botanical wonders to life. From mastering the art of simplifying shapes to adding intricate textures and vibrant colors, we'll cover it all!

With hands-on guidance and encouragement, you'll unleash your inner artist and craft your own stunning plant and flower compositions. Our instructors will be there every step of the way, offering personalized feedback to help you hone your skills and cultivate your unique artistic style.

Remember to bring along your trusty art supplies, and leave the rest to us! Full event details will be revealed upon confirmation of booking, ensuring you're fully prepared for a day filled with creativity and inspiration.

And to add a dash of seasonal delight, indulge in a complimentary drink on us! Let's sip, sketch, and celebrate the beauty of nature together in "Floral Flourish"!
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$43      
Texture Acrylic Painting with Palette Knife

Texture Acrylic Painting with Palette Knife

Saturday 29 June
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
In this workshop, we will explore the art of painting with texture.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of painting various landscapes, bodies, or objects with texture, adding medium and using palette knives.

You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful painting. Our instructors will provide feedback and guidance along the way, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.
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$43      

Art Journaling for Self Expression

Art Journaling for Self Expression

Saturday 13 July
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
In this workshop, we will explore the art of using art journaling for self-expression. This is more than just a journal or sketch book. We will be using a variety of techniques and learning how to use them to form connections with our creativity and mind/body.

We will cover topics such as painting, drawing, mixed media, collage, brush techniques, and composition, and intuitive creative processes while providing you with step-by-step instructions to build your own journal. You will have the opportunity to work on your own project, with guidance and feedback from our instructors.
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$47      
Sacred Symbols: Unleashing Healing Energies Through Art

Sacred Symbols: Unleashing Healing Energies Through Art

Saturday 27 July
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Discover the magic of Sacred Symbols: Unleashing Healing Energies Through Art!
Join us for a transformative journey where creativity flourishes and self-expression knows no limits. Through guided prompts and group discussions, explore your emotions, build resilience, and find new coping strategies. No art experience required - just bring your basic materials and an open heart!
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$47      
Plants in Watercolor

Plants in Watercolor

Saturday 10 August
Tonawanda - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Welcome to "Watercolor Wonderland: Painting Plants & Petals"! Dive into the vibrant world of botanical art with us. Our expert instructors will guide you through color mixing, brush techniques, and composition, empowering you to create stunning plant and flower masterpieces. Bring your own basic art materials, and get ready for a day of creativity and inspiration. Full event details provided upon booking confirmation. Plus, enjoy a complimentary drink on us!
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$47      

Birds with Watercolor

Birds with Watercolor

Saturday 24 August
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Join us for Birds with Watercolor Art - a vibrant journey into the world of feathered wonders!

Explore mesmerizing color mixes and brush techniques guided by experts. Unleash your imagination and create your avian masterpiece. Bring basic art materials and let your creativity take flight!
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$47      
Fall Palette: A Visual Journey Through Autumn's Colors

Fall Palette: A Visual Journey Through Autumn's Colors

Saturday 07 September
Tonawanda - 11am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Step into the mesmerizing world of "Fall Palette: A Visual Journey Through Autumn's Colors," where we dive deep into the captivating hues and textures that paint our surroundings during the enchanting season of fall.

Don't let this chance slip away to join a vibrant community celebration of autumn's vibrant colors. Immerse yourself in an event that promises to ignite your creativity, refresh your spirit, and deepen your connection to the ever-changing beauty of the seasons.

For this extraordinary experience, simply bring along your basic art materials and get ready to unleash your imagination. We'll take care of the rest, providing you with all the exciting details you need to embark on this artistic adventure.

And as a special treat, enjoy a complimentary pumpkin spice drink on us! It's time to indulge in the splendor of fall and create unforgettable memories together.
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$47      
Autumn Hearts

Autumn Hearts

Saturday 21 September
Tonawanda - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Step into the enchanting world of "Autumn Hearts" art class where emotions run deep and creativity knows no bounds! Delve into the profound connections that tie us together through the beauty of love and human experiences. Our skilled instructors will guide you through the strokes and techniques to bring your heart's emotions to life on canvas.

Join us for a heartwarming session where every brushstroke tells a story and every color evokes a feeling. Immerse yourself in the warmth of creativity and discover the enduring power of art to touch hearts and souls.

And to add a touch of seasonal delight, enjoy a complimentary pumpkin spice drink as you unleash your inner artist! Don't miss out on this unique experience where art meets emotions in the most delightful way.

Remember to bring your own basic art materials, and we'll take care of the rest. Full event details will be provided upon registration. Let's paint the town with "Autumn Hearts"!
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$47      

ABOUT HAMILTON
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 Hamilton.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Great people and great location.
    5/5
    Rob
    2024-04-09
    The event was a high success. The sunrise was magnificent and the group, although small, enjoyed the experience. Felipe as usual did a fantastic job hosting and Assisi g those that needed it.
    5/5
    Mike
    2024-04-07
    I enjoyed this Nature Photo Event. Felipe was a terrific host. He made time time for all the participants. The challenges he presented to each of us to do was a nice touch and gave us specific things to Photograph. I will definitely attend other events.
    5/5
    Michael
    2024-02-25

    Pleasantly challenging. As a beginner I found this a welcome challenge that took me out of my comfort zone. I was able to learn techniques and see photos I normally would not see. Adding to my experience.
    5/5
    Tara
    2024-02-25
    I found the beginners photography class informative and fun! The instructor was friendly and made everyone feel welcome and competent. I would recommend this class to anyone wanted to learn about photography 📸
    5/5
    Tara
    2024-02-12
    great,
    5/5
    ali
    2024-01-28

    I thought this was a well rounded event. I really enjoyed Nik's teaching style and everything he brought to the table. Easy to understand theoretical portion, and I was so happy that we were able to practice. Nik paid good detail to each student's camera types and suggestions on best "shooting" practices for each camera. A great introduction course that keeps you wanting to learn more, and develop your skills further. Highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to do just that little bit more with the camera they have.
    5/5
    Mandy
    2023-11-07
    Wonderful introduction to Photography. Nik was attentive and easy to talk to. I enjoyed what he had to teach, as well as the application of what he spoke about. It was great the way Nik was able to give tips to each member personally, depending on what their specific subjects were. Very helpful and fun!
    5/5
    Brigitte
    2023-10-10
    It was very informative and helpful. Well done!
    5/5
    Brian
    2023-08-06

    The class was great! Nik has a lot of knowledge he's a living Wikipedia of photography. I recommend take any of his classes if you're interested in photography.
    5/5
    Genaro
    2023-07-23
    It went well. The instructor has a wealth of experience and was very generous with his knowledge. The documents he provided are very helpful and very concise.
    5/5
    Alex
    2023-07-10
    The instructor was informative, interesting and engaging. I enjoyed seeing his personal photos and hearing his advice.
    5/5
    Donna
    2023-04-23

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Felipe Restrepo
    Felipe Restrepo is a photographer and videographer based in Hamilton, Ontario, passionate about telling stories through video and photography.
    His passion for photography began when he enrolled in the audiovisual media program with an emphasis on film in Bogot e1, Colombia. Since then, he fell in love with the role that light plays in the visual arts. For that reason, Restrepo wanted to specialize in photography, so he enrolled in the Photography Still and Motion program at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Canada. Since then, Restrepo have dedicated himself to photograph people and products, as well as making videos for local businesses.

    Felipe Restrepo is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays from 2pm until 6pm
    Private tutoring, portraits, events, street, video.

    PHOTOS
    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-04-13
    Title or Location: Sam Lawrence Park
    During the sunrise meet-up, I used a Canon 24 to 105 f4 lens .Felipe mentioned maybe to try framing which I did for the right sunrise photo which was at about 50mm at f 5.6 and iso 100 and ss 1/30 The ones of the skyway with Toronto in the background the top photo was shot at 70mm f 5.6 iso 100 and ss 1/13The bottom one was shot at 70mm f 5.6 iso 100 and ss 1/250 and the left photo was 50mm f 5.6 iso 100 and ss 1/30.During the meet-up I didn't have a clear shot without trees or branche
    Credit: Ro McNamara
    Facebook: @rmm.snaps
    Instagram: Rmm

    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-04-12
    Title or Location: Freelton, ON
    Clouds became smoke curtains which parted just in time for a beautiful capture of a once i a lifetime memory.
    Credit: Derek Moorse
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/derek.moorse/
    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-03-15
    Title or Location: Halton region
    It was a stormy evening, so I jumped in my car and drove out to an area I knew I could see lightning without the addition of street and residential lighting. A few hours later, I returned with all my captures. I have always loved all kinds of weather, however clouds and storms are a favourite.
    Credit: Abby Khalid

    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-03-15
    Title or Location: Red Hill Trail
    After several attempts to emulate a photo I'd seen from a well known Canadian photographer, I finally captured something similar. Early morning with crisp temperatures and sunkissed back-lighting. Nikon d3400 f6.3600mm SpectraISO 4500 on auto1/1600 sec.
    Credit: Grayson Le ROY
    Facebook: Grayson Le ROY
    Instagram: papa_razzi_thehammer

    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-03-15
    Title or Location: King Street, Hamilton, Ontario
    The feeling was simple and familiar. Walking downtown, you're bound to spot someone talking someone's ear off whether they like it or not. The geometry of this wall always catches my eye.
    Credit: Jake Robert
    Instagram: BaronJerryy
    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-03-08
    Title or Location: In my back yard, Caledonia
    I had this mug and decided to put some peanuts in it, to see if any Blue Jays would come to retrieve them, Voil? - ( Toronto Blue Jay) I was successful, and lucky.
    Credit: Richard Burns

    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

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