MONTREAL
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Industrial Landscape Photography

Industrial Landscape Photography

Saturday 22 June
Old Port of Montréal - 1pm - 2 Hours
Joshua Renaud
We will be starting with an overview of landscape photography technique, how to decide what to take a picture of and how to compose shots, we will then move into settings and more technical challenges to get an idea of when the camera behaves best for landscapes.

You can use buildings and other man-made structures compositionally in the same way other landscape photographers use trees and rolling hills. Wind farms, harbours, cement works, power stations, quarries, pylons and building sites are just a few of the industrial landscapes you can photograph.
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$43      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 29 June
Old Port of Montreal - 10am - 2 Hours
Vinay Dhalla
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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$47      
Phone Photography Meetup

Phone Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Little Italy district - 1pm - 2 Hours
Joshua Renaud
The best camera is the one you have on you and for most people, that's their cellphone camera. So come learn how to take better photos with your smartphone!

You will learn tips and tricks along the way and by the end of the meetup, you will know how to make fantastic images using just the most basic camera!
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 10 August
Little Italy district - 1pm - 3 Hours
Joshua Renaud
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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$105       5 places left
The City at Night

The City at Night

Sunday 18 August
Monseigneur Charbonneau - 8pm - 2 Hours
Joshua Renaud
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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$47      
ABOUT MONTREAL
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 Montreal.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Super fun. Nice challenge. Met some nice people (participants and subjects)
    5/5
    John
    2024-05-20
    Another fun photo walk :-)
    5/5
    Daniel
    2024-05-20
    I think it is an excellent opportunity to connect with people who have the same interest, the instructions and advice of our host were excellent, the guidelines were clear and pertinent to awaken the creativity that street photography demanded. I must also say that his excitement and love for photography is contagious.
    5/5
    Ramon
    2024-05-19

    Very much an informal introductory class. I liked the talk about the masters of street photography. A pleasant group and morning.
    5/5
    Richard
    2024-05-19
    Fun Vin was super engaging and knowledgable Would go back for sure
    5/5
    Scott
    2024-04-22
    Wonderful both in terms of content and facilitation. I had a lovely time and took some great pictures!
    5/5
    Bhavna
    2024-04-22

    It was awesome I learned a lot
    5/5
    Keikavoos
    2024-04-22
    It was awsome ! It was well prepared, very interesting content. M. Dhalla is a very good teacher! It was fun, easy to understand and learn. It made me want to learn more! Very grateful and happy to have him as a teacher to share his knowledge. Can?t wait for next one !!
    5/5
    Karine
    2024-04-21
    it was fantastic , really liked. Vingh?s energy and passion for the craft. The thorough explanation on how to use the 5 in 1 light modifiers was excellent (have photos to send of the behind the scenes of this aspect of the event). We were a NICE group with synergy. It was punctual, challenging and fun, big take away was how to create a Rembrandt light from a Split light shot position. Loved everything about the experience. thank you for hosting this event 😃
    5/5
    Christine
    2024-04-21

    Really awesome session with Vin!! Learned a lot. Had fun! Created a few really nice natural light portraits :-) Thanks!!!
    5/5
    Daniel
    2024-04-21
    It was a fun day out learning about natural light photography. Vinay was very thorough and made the class quite interactive. We had a chance to practice and apply the teachings. The group was great and diverse.
    5/5
    Rana
    2024-04-21
    This was a great workshop for beginners. There was a perfect balance of theory and practice. You learn, and then you get to go out there and shoot. Josh is great at breaking the complicated workings of a camera down into manageable bits. He also gives you one-on-one tips as you shoot. Highly recommended!
    5/5
    Eleni
    2024-03-19

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Joshua Renaud
    Joshua has been photographing for 10 years. He fell in love with photography at university, so much so that he decided to get a degree in photo!

    He absolutely loves helping people how to use their cameras more effectively and helping them develop a better eye so as to take better photos. He personally loves taking pictures of architecture, trees, and sublime sunlight. Josh is currently exploring themes of memory, nostalgia, home, inside vs. outside space, and time.

    Joshua Renaud is available for private bookings

    Most Tuesday afternoons, and potentially some Fridays and Saturdays, but my schedule changes weekly.

    Vinay Dhalla
    For as long as I can remember, I've immersed myself in some form of art; whether banging out the rhythms I feel inside out on drums, composing music to share my thoughts or writing film scripts to share my ideas, making art has been my entire life. I went into shooting my first wedding by complete accident. Way back when, a friend of mine saw that I was dabbling in photography and he asked me if I'd shoot his wedding.

    I said yes and ended up loving everything about it! It's now 15 years later and I still love it! The challenge of creating in fast-paced environments, coming up with creative angles & adapting new lighting techniques -not to mention- figuring out unique ways to tell the story of each wedding, have turned this job into my calling! After years of practicing this art, I strive to light with purpose, compose with ambition and capture with intent

    Vinay Dhalla is available for private bookings

    I am available for private bookings/tutoring, weddings, portraits and events.

    Available throughout the week, 9am to 6pm.
    Available most weekends for the winter season ( spring is when the wedding season starts off)

    PHOTOS
    Montreal Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: "Ruelles Vertes" of NDG
    This photograph was taken while I was biking around NDG looking at the little art galleries during ArtHop.
    Credit: Rami Al-Ubaidi
    Instagram: instagram.com/ramiubaidi.photography

    Montreal Photography Group
    2024-06-01
    Title or Location: Jacques Cartier Bridge
    Taken on a bike stroll in Sept 2017. At the time I was living in Hochelaga neighbourhood and used to bike to Jacques Drapeau Park whenever I had the chance. One one of these strolls I made note of interesting spots to photograph and needless to say, the Jacques Cartier Bridge offers plenty of opportunities.This picture in particular wasn't planned per se - the spot I had chosen was to capture the Sun dial over the pointy roof of a church. While I was waiting for the dial to reach the exact s
    Credit: Edgar Dumea
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61559875208271
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweetshymeow/
    Montreal Photography Group
    2024-05-31
    Title or Location: Brussels, Belgium
    I am a flight attendant and on every trip I always have my camera with me. Having many hours of free time to wander and visit the city I am in is the perfect excuse to go out and shoot life all around the world. This shot was taken at a major European bank headquarter in Brussels. I had seen pictures of the beautiful architecture and I knew I had to go see it for myself. The facade is made of these tall and impressive white columns. That day was a beautiful sunny day in September 2023, and
    Credit: Olivier Gouault
    Facebook: Oli Gw?
    Instagram: @oligouault

    Montreal Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: Old Montreal
    My girlfriend and I walking....and walking.....Suddenly, the whirlwind arrived!!!I had a visionGirlfriend in the whirlwindI was there.....Click !Jean Hugues MousseauMay 16th 2024
    Credit: Jean Hugues Mousseau
    Facebook: Jean H Mousseau on Facebook

    Montreal Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: Montreal,Quebec
    Translation, if there an emergency call the police, but that won?t be necessary, the small but convenient pigeon watches these streets.
    Credit: Fonzi Spataro
    Instagram: @majongie_photography
    Montreal Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: Parc Safari Zoo
    It was the first weekend Opening of the Zoo and i wanted to be part of the Event , and as a first time going there i wanted to capture the very essence of the zoo .
    Credit: Stephan Emmanuel
    Instagram: Mirrorless_takes

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    Murrieta Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin

    Edmonton Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: This photo was taken at Johnson Lake, just outside of Banff.
    This little guy waited for me to focus, refocus and take a few steps closer and posed like a pro, moving his head from side to side so I could capture his best side. He was quite happy to cooperate for a minute or two!Shot with a Nikon Z50
    Credit: Audrey Wiles
    Instagram: @audreymwiles

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