Upcoming Events

Natural Light Portrait

Natural Light Portrait

Saturday the 6th of November
Downtown Riverside - 9am - 2 hours
Explore light in Downtown Riverside and learn how to use natural, available light to craft a lovely portrait. Learn how to spot beautiful light any time of day using open shade and backlighting techniques. Gain confidence to find opportunity in difficult lighting situations.
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$35pp     12 places left
Beginning Photo

Beginning Photo

Sunday the 21st of November
Riverside near Mt Rubidoux - 9am - 3 hours
Let go over the basics of using a DSLR camera. Topics we will cover: ISO Shutter speed Aperture Shutter priority Aperture priority White Balance Depth of field Basic Daylight Exposure (BDE) Bring your camera!!
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$69pp     12 places left
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 around Riverside.

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 Riverside Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.

I am grateful for the instruction in aperture priority and it was nice to meet such polite people.
Alice Lapoint
May 22nd 2021
James Ewing
James has over 35 years of learning, experimenting, failing, succeeding in and teaching photography. He has both been self-taught and formally educated beyond his intelligence. While working professionally off and on through the decades in Professional Portraiture, Wedding, Commercial, Architecture, and Product Advertising, what he really enjoys is wildlife, landscapes, ghost towns and nature. He has also spent over 13 years in professional printing as well.
Patricia McPherson
Patricia, who also goes by Patty, started her education in photography right here in Riverside at RCC, and completed her B.A in Professional Photography at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. Since graduating 10 years ago, she has held various positions in the Photo Industry including: Food photographer, photo stylist, catalog photographer, digital technician, retoucher, portrait photographer and has held clients for product photography for their website needs. She loves having the ability to trickle into different niche markets within the industry and is excited to share her knowledge and passion for this craft she has been practicing for 16 years.