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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 January
Esquimalt Lagoon - 10am - 3 Hours
Ron Pogue
Ready to take the next step in mastering Manual Mode, and begin accessing the full potential of your camera?
Join Professional Photographer Ron Pogue and learn all the angles of the Exposure Triangle, what ISO is, and how to say it, and most importantly how to control these settings to create the images you envision.
Your new knowledge will be practiced through a series of fun challenges, with support and guidance all the way.
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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 Victoria.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    This was a very informative event. I learnt the value of longer shutter speeds and other settings. Therew as an opportunity to be guided on composition and the freedom to also discover your own. As always Ron was helpful and patient.
    This was a great event! I really learned a lot and Ron was a patient and knowledgeable teacher. I am so happy that I can now take photos at night with my DSLR.
    It was a great event, learnt a lot of valuable pieces of information from Ron.

    Ron has expert knowledge. He is a fantastic educator
    I love the hands on and Ron is very patient and knowledgeable with the questions
    As usual this was a pleasure. Ron provided lots of practical advice, talked about influential photographers, pointed out great angles to take shots, and showed us a historical photograph on signage . I had sufficient individual time.

    I really like the opportunity to meet up with some like minded people. As well as having the knowledge of an experienced photographer along to be able to ask questions of. Ron was friendly, easy going and a wealth of knowledge. I look forward to attending more of these meet ups.
    Extremely informed, I was able to get off of the auto mode. I'm green as the grass grows. I love nature and all it's wonders, so being able to finally take a picture in the shades and actually be able to see the picture I see is a huge step in the right direction. So thank for that. Looking forward to more classes. Highly recommend to anyone starting to become a photographer or just a hobby.
    Fantastic event and a great instructor!

    Thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Ron is great! I always learn more than I expect to. He shares his knowledge and expertise is easy to follow and understand. Highly recommend
    A great introduction to black and white photography. All new learning which has given me a better appreciation of how black and white photographs work. Useful suggestions on which colours work well in b&w photographs. The group was a nice mix of less experienced and more experienced photographers. Ron does take time to attend to each person in the group individually so no one feels that have not had some learning of particular value to them.
    I enjoyed hearing about the Exposure Triangle and how the different "sides" of the triangle affect the others. Some useful advice on shooting birds in flight. It was also very helpful for Ron to give camera -specific teachings for each participant,

    Ron Pogue
    Ron is a professional photographer living on Vancouver Island and working throughout the pacific northwest. He is a documentary photojournalist seeking the truth of the world in the light of everyday life. Much of his work serves as social commentary in these panoptical times of total media saturation.

    Ron's mission is to render the highest possible visual justice to every subject he encounters, no mater how humble or unseen. He offers fair witness services for all forms of ceremony, event, occurrence, or happening.

    Ron holds a BFA in Photography from ECU.

    Ron Pogue is available for private bookings

    Available Weekends
    Private Tutoring

    Victoria Photography Group
    Title or Location: Beacon Hill Park in Victoria BC
    I'd been at Beacon Hill Park?s Famous Story Pole a number of times and noticed that some of the Eagles would land on top of it to survey the park from. Realizing it was a golden opportunity, I brought my camera gear (Sony A7iv and a Sigma 150-600mm lens) and just waited for some magic to happen. And happen it did...
    Credit: Sean Quinn
    Instagram: @superiorityqomplex

    Victoria Photography Group
    Title or Location: Elk Lake Victoria BC
    I had a vision for this shot when I saw the bench had been trying to get this shot for a couple weeks but the light wasn?t right when I tried. I got my mom and my dog to sit together. It took a few tries to get the dog to look at her but eventually she did.
    Credit: Marliss Ahokas age 11
    Facebook: Ahokas photography
    Victoria Photography Group
    Title or Location: Juneau Alaska, Communications Tower
    This image was taken with a converted (560nm) Nikon D3400, with a 850nm filter installed on a 30mm fixed lens. I like that my placement allowed full tower height both above and below the water line. I enjoy infrared monochrome photography, both the contrast in the images and the juxtaposition of blacks and whites.
    Credit: Darrell Fleming

    Victoria Photography Group
    Title or Location: The Ogden Point Breakwater in Victoria, BC
    The rain had just stopped and waves of fog started rolling through so I grabbed my medium format film camera loaded with Ilford HP5 (ISO 400) and headed out. Missed the fog, but captured some long shadows and crepuscular rays thanks to the setting sun and clearing clouds. This was shot on a Hasselblad SWC/M so 38mm fixed lens (22mm ff equivalent) at f16, 1/125sec with a red filter to darken the very bright sky. Home developed in Flicfilm Black, White and Green. Scanned into Lightroom with a Fuj
    Credit: Ron Charles
    Instagram: Ron.Charles.canada

    Victoria Photography Group
    Title or Location: Shadows in the Harbour
    I made this on medium format black and white film. My old film camera has a waist-level view finder. I held the camera away from me, pointed straight down towards the crowds below with the viewfinder straight ahead for easy composition. I love long shadows.
    Credit: Ron Charles
    Instagram: ron.charles.canada
    Victoria Photography Group
    Title or Location: Blachford Lake Lodge, NWT
    During my "Northern Nights" workshop up at Blachford Lake Lodge, I took a moment from teaching to snap this self-portrait while the aurora show started up overhead. Unfortunately for me, this lodge I've been going to since I was a kid went bankrupt this year, and I'm currently on the hunt for a new venue so I can keep sharing the love of the lights and the North, my home, with people all over the world.
    Credit: Aaron Von Hagen
    Facebook: Aaron Von Hagen Photography
    Instagram: avhphoto

    West London Photography Group
    Title or Location: Crane Park, Whitton.
    Taken with Nikon D7500 with 300mm Nikkor lens. Two male Kingfishers possibly adult male and offspring sitting low by the River Crane. Light was low so had to use a high ISO. Because of this the image had to be denoised . It was then cropped and clarity and texture added in Lightroom. I have a nice triptych of them sitting in three different poses.
    Credit: Sam Downie

    Swindon Photography Group
    Title or Location: Swindon Designer Outlet
    It's feeling very festive at Swindon Designer Outlet &127876&127877&127882
    Credit: Rimpy Sharma
    Instagram: @rimpysharma19
    San Bernardino Photography Group
    Title or Location: Fossil Falls, California
    This image was created at Fossil Falls in the Mojave Desert California. The location was selected a few months before during a site selection trip to the desert. I asked a local model if she would be interested in a concept shoot, and she agreed. Whitney Sather, my model is from southern Kentucky and is a wonderful model to work with. We based for the shoot out of Randsburg, CA. The hospitality shown to Me, my model, assistant and Guide (my brother that lives there) by the locals at each locatio
    Credit: Patrick O'Donnell
    Facebook: Patrick O'Donnell

    Springfield Photography Group
    Title or Location: Butterflies at work - Luken Lake Yosemite
    Hiking into Luken Lake in the summer, the wildflowers were in bloom and the butterflies were active.
    Credit: Ilo Gassoway
    Instagram: Gr8purple1
    Sunshine Coast Photography Group
    Title or Location: Outback SA
    Saw these beautiful flowers on the side of the road while traveling in South Australia outback 2022. Thought I would try a little creative work with them, using Adobe Photo Elements 2023, plastic wrap. You either like photo art or you don't, I love looking at other people's work, there's a lot of creative people out there.
    Credit: Deb Johnson
    Facebook: Deb Johnson Photography

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