WACO
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 01 June
Cameron Park Redwood Shelter - 10am - 2 Hours
Michael LiBassi
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognize flattering light and how to manipulate it while shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how to work collaboratively with our model to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and making your subject comfortable. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing, exposure settings and metering for skin tones.
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$68      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 16 June
Franklin Ave, Waco - 1pm - 3 Hours
Michael LiBassi
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about the Exposure Triangle -- Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure. We'll learn to shoot in the Manual Mode and then practice the skills you have acquired. Led by a professional photographer you will creating better images in no time.
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$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Franklin Ave, Waco - 10am - 3 Hours
Michael LiBassi
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about the Exposure Triangle -- Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure. We'll learn to shoot in the Manual Mode and then practice the skills you have acquired. Led by a professional photographer you will creating better images in no time.
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$92      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Belton - 10am - 3 Hours
Bell County Photography Group
Elena Fontenot
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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$92      
Mastering Flash Photography After Sunset

Mastering Flash Photography After Sunset

Saturday 10 August
Temple's downtown district - 8pm - 3 Hours
Bell County Photography Group
Elena Fontenot
Understanding Ambient Light: Learn how to gauge and manipulate existing light conditions after sunset to create a compelling backdrop for your images.
Harnessing Flash Dynamics: Delve into the technical aspects of flash photography, from understanding flash power and duration to controlling light spread and direction.
Balancing Flash with Ambient Light: Discover the art of balancing artificial and natural light to achieve a harmonious blend in your photographs
Creating Dramatic Effects: Explore techniques for crafting dramatic effects with flash
Hands-On Shooting Experience: Put theory into practice. Experiment with different flash setups and lighting angles to capture captivating images in real-world scenarios.
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$92      
ABOUT WACO
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 Waco.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Michael did an excellent job of showing how to use the natural light to capture different aspects of the model in portraits. The model was excellent too.
    5/5
    David
    2024-04-07
    Good information, weather conditions made it difficult for instructor and model. Very cold.
    5/5
    Ed
    2024-02-18
    A very informative event. Michael and his model discussed and setup various existing light scenarios. Discussed positioning the model for available light, camera settings and types of light available throughout the day.
    5/5
    Norris
    2024-02-18

    It was cold. It was rainy. It was gloomy. All conditions that I would never have thought to go out and shoot in. But it was AMAZING!!! The class showed me what those conditions can yield: drama and the reflections the pools of water created. It was AMAZING! The instructor was helpful but she did not hover. She allowed me to just discover and create.
    5/5
    Aileen
    2024-02-11
    Michael was great, very informative with an amazing personality.
    5/5
    Lisa
    2024-01-30
    Michael did a terrific job in explaining the basics of a digital camera. He spent time with each student and endured our questions without hesitation. I hope to have another class with him.
    5/5
    David
    2024-01-28

    Excellent class. Michael was very knowledgeable and helpful. Liked that it was a small class size.
    5/5
    Kim
    2024-01-28
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Michael LiBassi
    My career as a professional photographer began around 1980, however my love and desire to capture images goes back to the age of 14 when I got my first Kodak Brownie camera. Through the years my experience has spanned from weddings and seniors, to families and special events. Recently, landscape photography has become an interest. I believe that photography is one of the few passions where people delight in the success of each other and take joy in sharing their knowledge with colleagues and newcomers alike. We all have things to teach each other as we look through the lens at the world.
    Courtney Williams
    Courtney has been a photography for over 7 years with experience in all types. She previously taught Digital Media, Intro Photography, and Graphic Design courses for 5 years while running her photography/design business. Her passion for photography started in 3rd grade after taking an after school film photography class and grew overtime into a deeper passion over time. She now focuses on lifestyle, animal and portrait photography.

    Courtney Williams is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays from 10AM-6PM
    Available most weekdays from 8AM-3PM

    PHOTOS
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric

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