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Upcoming Events

Intro to Off-Camera Flash Class

Intro to Off-Camera Flash Class

Saturday 09 March
Esplanade Place Ville Marie - 9am - 3 Hours
Vinay Dhalla
Discover the power of off-camera flash—a technique where the flash unit is detached from the camera. Learn how to wield it like a master craftsman, understanding the nuances of lighting angles, intensity, and color temperatures.

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the practical side of things! Our expert instructor will guide you through hands-on exercises, ensuring you grasp the techniques and tricks that will set your work apart.
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$94       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
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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$94       4 places left
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 13 April
Old Port, Montreal - 9am - 2 Hours
Vinay Dhalla
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. 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 for skin tones.
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$43      

The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 20 April
Monseigneur Charbonneau - 7pm - 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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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 18 May
Little Italy district - 10am - 2 Hours
Joshua Renaud
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      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 01 June
Esplanade Place Ville Marie - 1pm - 2 Hours
Joshua Renaud
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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$43      

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      
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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$43      
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.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Excellent, passionate teacher that is more than willing to help and give great tips to make our photos better
    5/5
    Jessie
    2024-02-26
    Nothing to say, perfect walk.
    5/5
    Gabriel
    2024-02-25
    Very fun! Josh is a great teacher and his attitude is the BEST. I always find my joy for photography rekindled after these events.
    5/5
    Marla
    2024-02-25

    It was a lot of fun and I will definitely sign up for more events. Joshua's enthusiasm for photography was very motivating. He did a great job of guiding the group and answering technical questions about photography. Thank you!
    5/5
    Eleni
    2024-02-25
    It was great fun and an opportunity to meet people and practice something we love . Josh is very passionate and enjoys teaching . Would love to see more events like this .
    5/5
    Rana
    2024-02-25
    It was a great time, and the two hours flew by way faster than expected. Josh was an awesome host and made sure everyone felt included and was enjoying themselves.
    5/5
    Tim
    2024-02-25

    i loved it and it was fun meeting other photographers who had the same passion! i felt so welcomed. Joshua was very kind and patient and i learned new techniques to take photos. I'll definitely will be back!
    5/5
    Stephanie
    2024-02-05
    I enjoyed so much Joshua master class
    5/5
    Soleil
    2024-02-05
    It was great, very fun and I liked having shared it with other photographers.
    5/5
    Oscar
    2024-02-05

    Really fun, and Joshua was great
    5/5
    Marla
    2024-02-05
    It was a good experience, the gathering was nice, the places suggested were interesting.
    5/5
    Pascale
    2024-02-04
    I enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere🥰
    5/5
    Yuliia
    2024-02-04

    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
    2024-02-29
    Title or Location: The Canadian Malting Company (Lachine Canal)
    My interest in digital infrared commenced with a camera conversion in 2021. Since then, my love of shooting architecture and landscapes in digital IR has provided many photo opportunities in south-western Quebec and the Greater Montreal area. This photograph was taken in November 2023 while visiting the Lachine Canal on a brisk sunshine filled afternoon. The Canadian Malting Company is at the top left. I like the flow of the view down the canal. Edits were rendered in Lightroom.Gear: Nikon D30
    Credit: Ted Feld
    Facebook: Ted Victor

    Montreal Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Vaudreuil-Dorion
    Since starting my photography journey, I always wanted to nail a panning shot. After studying the technic, I adjusted my settings, locked in on a car and took the shot! I was so exciting when I looked back and saw I had the shot I wanted? on my very first try!Definitely looking forward to add more of these shots to my portfolio!
    Credit: Obie
    Facebook: Ohmer Be
    Instagram: obie2327
    Montreal Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Somewhere of Anjou
    "Photography turns the simple into beautiful, that's why."
    Credit: @lensdesignia.ph - Ruben Moncayo
    Facebook: Ruben Moncayo Ck
    Instagram: @lensdesignia.ph

    Montreal Photography Group
    2024-02-10
    Title or Location: At the World Trade Center of Montreal -Walking Reflection-
    I took this photo at my first Montreal photography group event. Instead of taking the basic reflection of the popular statue of Amphitrite. I waited a couple of minutes for someone to go down the stairs that standed out so i can have a subject to my photo and have more of a moving reflection.
    Credit: Stephanie Giancola
    Facebook: stephanie giancola
    Instagram: @stephiegphoto

    Montreal Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Village des Valeurs
    Photo taken from the parking lot of the Village des Valeurs, Jean-Talon. Around 4:30 pmCamera: Nikon D40
    Credit: Rahid
    Montreal Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Village des Valeurs, Jean-Talon
    Photo taken from the parking lot of the Village des Valeurs, Jean-Talon.Time: around 4:30 pm. Suddenly spotted the.Camera: Nikon D40. AF-S 18-55 mm
    Credit: Rahid

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones

    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/

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