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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Oakhill Jackson - 10am - 3 Hours
April Leigh
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      
Capturing Architectural Marvels: Photography Meetup

Capturing Architectural Marvels: Photography Meetup

Saturday 24 August
5th Ave SE - 10am - 2 Hours
April Leigh
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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$47      
Delightful Dishes: The Art of Food Photography Meetup

Delightful Dishes: The Art of Food Photography Meetup

Saturday 05 October
Czech Village - 10am - 2 Hours
April Leigh
Indulge your passion for photography and culinary delights by joining our "Delightful Dishes: The Art of Food Photography Meetup." Partnering with a local eatery, we offer a unique opportunity to capture their delectable creations in a styled photoshoot. Whether you're a seasoned photographer looking to refine your skills or a beginner eager to explore the world of food photography, this meetup promises valuable insights and hands-on experience. Learn the art of composition, lighting, and styling while immersing yourself in the vibrant culinary scene of our community. Don't miss out on this delectable opportunity to elevate your photography portfolio and savor the artistry of food through your lens!
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$47      

Capturing the Beauty of the Seasons: Seasonal Scenery Photography Meetup

Capturing the Beauty of the Seasons: Seasonal Scenery Photography Meetup

Saturday 16 November
Otis Rd SE - 10am - 2 Hours
April Leigh
Embark on a photographic journey through the mesmerizing landscapes of our Seasons Scenery Photography Meetup, situated near Cedar Rapids. With each passing season, this scenic location transforms into a canvas of breathtaking beauty, offering photographers a wealth of captivating subjects to capture. Whether it's the vibrant hues of autumn foliage, the serene blankets of winter snow, the blossoming blooms of spring, or the lush greenery of summer, there's something enchanting to photograph in every season. Join us to hone your skills, explore new techniques, and immortalize the ever-changing splendor of nature in stunning photographs. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with fellow enthusiasts and unleash your creativity amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the seasons.
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$47      
ABOUT CEDAR
RAPIDS
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 Cedar Rapids.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    The instructor was very knowledgeable and supportive. She adapted well to changing conditions. She provided great resources to work on after the course.
    5/5
    Sean
    2024-07-14
    It was a delight to meet Mykael and I found renewed excitement for photography.
    5/5
    Pat
    2024-04-24
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    April Leigh
    Mykael Leigh is a published photographer based in Eastern Iowa. She received her B.F.A in digital photography in 2013 from the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. She has worked and exhibited in Chicago and neighboring cities. Her specializations are portraiture, boudoir, and senior portraits. She loves the arts and enjoys creating projects that speak to the client's interest.

    As a fine artist, she create sharp images that reflect the individual. She uses fine art and documentary elements with portraiture throughout many of her works. In many situations, she connects with the client by making them feel comfortable.

    April Leigh is available for private bookings

    Saturdays from 12pm until 6pm for portraits.

    PHOTOS
    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Lake McBride State Park
    I got up super early to drive to the lake. I was hoping on a good photo opportunity. I turned to be one of my favorites. Taken with a Nikon D7100 and a 18-55 lens, on a tripod.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos

    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-07-06
    Title or Location:
    The only consistent place I ever knew? There?s just no way to convey 50-years of memories............When talking about my uncle's home, I sometimes quote a line from "Field of Dreams." Dr. Archibald "Moonlight" Graham tells Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella why he can't leave the town he loves, saying, "This is my most special place in all the world, Ray. Once a place touches you like this, the wind never blows so cold again. You feel for it like it was your child." I hadn't been back to The Lak
    Credit: Kevin E. Schmidt
    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Coralville Reservoir
    It was taken with a Nikon D7100, set on a 15 second exposure.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos

    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-03-15
    Title or Location: Small rural town in Iowa
    I was just driving thru a small country town. This old car was sitting on a corner. Taken with a Nikon D7100 18-55 mm.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphoto

    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-03-15
    Title or Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
    This is a cropped image of an original photo which I do not believe I have anymore but it depicts the Eagle looking around his perch, possibly for food.
    Credit: Buddy Burton
    Instagram: @buddy.burton.photography
    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-03-15
    Title or Location: Masonic library in cr

    Credit: Preston

    Melbourne Photography Group
    2024-07-23
    Title or Location: Montforts Beach
    It was nothing but grey skies and rain for days on end, but I decided that you don't always need epic sunsets for great photos. The dull weather also allowed me to get a 20 second exposure with an ND1000 filter giving that classic wispy water look. A wide angle lens allowed me to get nice and close and emphasize the subject, being that close also meant there was some close calls with the occasional freak wave coming up to where I had my tripod and me running back up the beach to escape them
    Credit: Rory FUNKEDub
    Instagram: FUNKEDub
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-07-23
    Title or Location: Circular Quay-Bennelong Point
    There?s sunset and there?s sunset like this! As if Mother Nature decided that the colours were not enough and returned with these extraordinary after colours!I was a bit wavering that afternoon looking at those thick clouds building up but then a gap in those clouds made for a colour burst producing a sunset that has by far been one of the best in this year I have seen!
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks
    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: River Churnet
    This image was taken just as the Sun rose on a winter morning, looking northwards along the river Churnet.
    Credit: Shaun Pim
    Instagram: Shaunpimphotography

    Edinburgh Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: St Ninians Bay - Isle of Bute
    On this occasion I had driven back from St Ninians bay to Ettrick Bay to park up for the night...after I arrived and started to prepare my evening meal I saw these incredible light beams across the bay at low tide.
    Credit: Brian Nicholson
    Sunshine Coast Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: Whales off Mooloolaba
    We went fishing in our boat and saw about 10 whales doing this So great
    Credit: Julie Behrens
    Facebook: Julie Behrens
    Instagram: Julie?ssunrise
    Bradford Photography Group
    2024-07-21
    Title or Location: Yorkshire wildlife park

    Credit: Tony Kilcoyne

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