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Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 29 June
Saint Anthony - 10am - 2 Hours
Tom Archibald
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture. We will cover topics such as finding inspiration in everyday objects, experimenting with different angles and perspectives.
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$47      
On the Road

On the Road

Saturday 13 July
Saint Anthony - 10am - 2 Hours
Tom Archibald
Come along on this Photography ROAD TRIP. We'll be driving the backroads looking for photo ops. Scenery, unique architecture, animals, or anything interesting that speaks to you as a great photo. The instructor may include some challenges along the way. So bring out your best photo skills and let's hit the road.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Willow Street - 10am - 3 Hours
Tom Archibald
Elevate your photography skills and gain a deeper understanding of your camera's capabilities. Immerse yourself in an educational session focused on mastering the nuances of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and uncover how these critical settings shape the quality and character of your photographs.

Following the interactive tutorial, you will have the unique opportunity to apply what you've learned in a practical setting, with the expert guidance of a seasoned professional photographer, who will be there to provide real-time feedback and support. This hands-on experience is designed to refine your technique and enhance your confidence behind the lens. Whether a hobbyist or an aspiring professional, this is the perfect chance to hone your craft and capture stunning images.
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$92      

Shooting in Manual Mode Meetup

Shooting in Manual Mode Meetup

Saturday 10 August
Saint Anthony - 10am - 2 Hours
Tom Archibald
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$47      
On the Road

On the Road

Saturday 24 August
Saint Anthony - 10am - 2 Hours
Tom Archibald
This session will be looking at highways and roads to photograph what is right in front of you every day you travel. We will also combine motion blur with traffic and create some unique street / road scenes.
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$47      
Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 07 September
Portland Ave S - 8pm - 2 Hours
Tom Archibald
Master the art of long exposure photography to transform the way you capture light trails and enhance your skills with tripod use. This engaging tutorial will guide you through the nuances of extending your camera's shutter time, allowing you to create mesmerizing visual effects that add a layer of magic to your shots. Perfect for enthusiasts looking to explore new techniques and refine their craft, this session offers hands-on experience in painting with light and achieving stunning results. Join us for an illuminating journey into the world of long exposure photography.
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$47      

ABOUT MINNEAPOLIS
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 Minneapolis .

  • 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
    It was unfortunately very cold, but I did have a good time getting out shooting photos I normally don't shoot. It was good
    5/5
    Mark McCahon
    2024-02-19
    Learned quite a bit in a short time. The pace was good. As it turned out there were only two of us, so that made it really easy to get questions answered.
    5/5
    Marty
    2023-09-11
    I enjoyed meeting Alexis. He's a personable guy with some good insights to share and showed some flexibility in going with the flow--and engaging the participants, willing to answer questions. I picked up a few tips that I can incorporate in the near future, so in that regard the class was helpful. The smaller number of participants (two) was also beneficial. As a teacher, I'm always cognizant of having my learners staying engaged, on topic, productive--getting more bang for the buck during classroom engagements. Thus, I tend to naturally observe any classes I take with that background filter in mind.
    4/5
    Michael
    2023-09-10

    Location was good. instructor was knowledgeable and helpful
    4/5
    Prudence
    2023-08-13
    Enjoyed learning the basics of photography and getting the chance to practice the concepts. The instructor was very knowledgeable.
    5/5
    Prudence
    2023-07-16
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Tom Archibald
    Tom holds two degrees from Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie. One for Portraiture & Wedding and the other for Photographic Digital Technology. Tom's photography journey began in high school (40 plus years ago). He's been taking photos ever since.

    Tom also has two decades of Radio/Television broadcasting experience and many years as an actor. His career includes several years in the Country Music industry in Nashville. Behind the camera Tom shoots Portraiture, Commercial work, and Food. When not working, Tom also does Videography and Voice Acting from his studio located in Saint Anthony Village where he collects vintage cameras and radios, and loves to cook.

    PHOTOS
    Minneapolis Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Tiger. Beach, Bahamas
    I spent a week photographing Tiger Sharks in the Bahamas in March 2024. Large females return to the ?Tiger Beach? area each year to give birth and have been habituated to human interaction. I thought it might be scary but I found it thrilling! Shot with a Sony a7rv with 28-60mm kit lens in Nauticam dive housing and Inon z330 strobes. What an experience! @epicdiving
    Credit: Ellen Dinwiddie Smith
    Facebook: Ellen Dinwiddie Smith
    Instagram: @wunderdiver

    Minneapolis Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: 50th Ave Bridge over 35W
    I went to the 50th Avenue Bridge to get some photos of the skyline, along with traffic trails on 35W in the foreground. I did capture some of those, but the way the city lit up that night, I did a close up of the skyline as it was too good to pass up.
    Credit: William Drew Photography
    Facebook: williamdrewphotography
    Instagram: williamdrewphotos
    Minneapolis Photography Group
    2024-04-24
    Title or Location: Minnesota State Capital - Saint Paul, MN
    I was attending a rally in support of the arts. It's an annual event where we talk with state legislators about the importance of arts funding and the benefit of art in our state.
    Credit: Archibald Studios Photography
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archibald.studios
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archibald_studios/

    Minneapolis Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Minneapolis and the September Moon 8
    I was just west of Highway 100 on the frontage road that runs along the north side of Highway 55 for this photo. I had attempted photographing the full moon from this spot a few times previously only to have clouds move in. This time it worked out, though, my goal next time is to be there when the moon will be closer to the skyline.
    Credit: William Drew Photography
    Facebook: williamdrewphotography
    Instagram: williamdrewphotos

    Minneapolis Photography Group
    2024-03-08
    Title or Location: Shingle Creek Falls at Webber Park
    Hidden gem alert! Minneapolis has a waterfall right in the Camden area. Shingle Creek Falls at Webber Park is a beautiful spot I've known about forever, but only just recently grabbed a pic. This shot is from the pedestrian bridge crossing over the creek. And yes, that is a boom box at in the creek at the bottom of the photo.
    Credit: William Drew Photography
    Facebook: williamdrewphotography
    Instagram: williamdrewphotos
    Minneapolis Photography Group
    2024-01-24
    Title or Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
    This is the view from the Memorial Bench for my father along 3 mile drive.It was a stunning Fall day. iPhone 12 Pro.
    Credit: Joe Kandiko
    Facebook: Joe Kandiko
    Instagram: joekandiko

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-06-24
    Title or Location: Bourne lincs
    Waiting for an Osprey and a red kite decided to get in on the act
    Credit: Tony garratty
    Instagram: Nikongasman

    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-06-24
    Title or Location: Wichita
    Young female fox trying to get a better view of the area around her.
    Credit: Scott Hinkle
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-24
    Title or Location: Oregon Coast
    I had the pleasure of traveling to the Oregon Coast for a photo workshop. This is one of many shots I took while there, This is a blue hour blend where I took one photo right after sunset and another photo from the same spot hours later to capture the night sky then blended the 2 together. Thanks for looking!
    Credit: Frank Kuszaj
    Facebook: Frankly Living Photography
    Instagram: Frankly_Living_

    Canterbury Photography Group
    2024-06-23
    Title or Location: Sunny Sands, Folkestone
    This morning was not very promising, but still I was determined to get out and take pictures! Headed to Sunny Sands and found these two rocks in the sand that caught my interest. The tide was rising and the sun started glowing in the sky! "Perfect moment", and the a wave caught me by surprise and made my feet soaking wet! Apparently sign of good luck, and maybe so, it's one of my best images and was definitely worth it!
    Credit: Dario Canada
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61552347741084
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/streets_n_scapes?igsh=MW1uMWI4MDVrb28zcw3D3D&utm_source=qr
    Rochester Photography Group
    2024-06-22
    Title or Location: Cornwall
    A weeks break in Cornwall and found this beautiful place called menacuddle in St austal
    Credit: Terry Bodkin

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