Past Events

Worldwide Photowalk Day: Venice Beach Photowalk

Worldwide Photowalk Day: Venice Beach Photowalk

Date: October 1, 2016
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Venice, CA

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Start time has changed to 5:00pm!!

Come explore Venice where the weird is normal and the normal is, well...weird. From sprawling murals to street performers and skateboarders, there's no shortage of unique photographs to be taken while strolling through the heart of this bizarre beach town. We'll explore the lesser visited Venice canals to get a taste of the first visions of the city and make it to the boardwalk in time to see one of the most iconic sunsets California has to offer! We're partnering with Worldwide Photowalk, click here for more information or Join our Meetup Group 

Seeing 101

Seeing 101

Date: October 15th, 2016
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Santa Monica Library

We all instantly recognize good pictures when we see them. Then why is it so hard to capture one with our cameras? Come find out the answer in Ken Lee’s presentation, Seeing 101, at the Santa Monica Public Library, Oct 15 at 1:30 pm. Admission is free, but... (read more)

Supermoon Photoshoot

Supermoon Photoshoot

Date: November 14, 2016
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Runyon Canyon Park, Los Angeles, CA


You weren’t going to let the biggest supermoon in 70 years go by without making some photos, were you? Good, then let’s get together at Runyon Canyon for a
supermoonrise photoshoot! We’ll meet at the  front gate of the Mulholland entrance at 4pm sharp. From there, we can walk down among  the many viewpoints overlooking the city to find the perfect one for capturing the sunset and moonrise

Marina del Rey Boat Parade!

Marina del Rey Boat Parade!

Date: December 10, 2016
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Burton Chace Park

The annual Marina del Rey boat parade is a spectacle of lights worthy of any photographer’s attention. Add in a sunset over the sea and a fireworks show to kick off the festivities and we really ramp up the opportunities to make some memorable photographs! So let’s MeetUp at 4:00 next to the ‘The Helmsman’ statue at the center of Burton Chace Park and see what digital damage we can do with our cameras.

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It's a Dog's Life!: South LA Animal Shelter Photoshoot Event

It's a Dog's Life!: South LA Animal Shelter Photoshoot Event

Date: Jan 21, 2017
Time: 9:15am - 12:30pm
Location: South LA Animal Shelter

Man’s best friend needs a helping hand, or at least a friendly Photographer’s Eye. We are working in conjunction with the South LA Animal Shelter to create compelling images of their pups up for adoption. The photos will be used on their website and other dog/pet adoption sites like petfinder.com and adoptapet.com

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Santa Barbara Backcountry & Night Photography Weekend Event

Santa Barbara Backcountry & Night Photography Weekend Event

Date: February 24-26, 2017
Location: Lake Cachuma, Santa Barbara, California


Photography, Friends, Camping , Vineyards & the Milky Way! If you think these sound like the ingredients for a great weekend, join us for our first photography camping trip at Lake Cachuma, Feb 24-26, 2017.

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Explore LA by Metro PhotoRide: Downtown & Santa Monica Event

Explore LA by Metro PhotoRide: Downtown & Santa Monica Event

Date: March 11, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 6:30pm
Location: Union Station

You know what a photowalk is….well, this is kind of like that with a public transportation twist. If you’ve never tried it, LA’s Metro train system is a fantastic way to explore this megapolis we call home.
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Shoot the Stars! (Cancelled)

Shoot the Stars! (Cancelled)

Date: March 26, 2017
Time: 8:30pm
Place: Santa Monica Pier

I've had this image of the Milky Way over the Santa Monica Pier in my head for a while and the darkest skies of the month are happening this weekend. My handy dandy PhotoPills app (thanks, Senthil!) tells me that the stars will literally align (with the pier) roughly between 9pm and midnight. So if anyone wants to join me in trying to make this shot happen or create other night images, come meet me at the base of the Santa Monica Pier at 8:30pm this Sunday evening (Mar 26). 

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Phone It In Photowalk: Venice Beach

Phone It In Photowalk: Venice Beach

Date: April 1, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Venice Beach, CA


Whether you shoot for team iPhone or team Android, using your smartphone camera is a great way to sharpen your creative vision. So let's ditch the DSLR's and leave the mirrorless bodies behind. Today, it's all about shooting with our phones and practicing Seeing.  

Our route will be a repeat of last year's Worldwide Photowalk Day (check out the event photo gallery). Even if you attended that event, it will feel completely different when you're shooting only with your phone.  We start by walking the Venice canals and then make our way back to the beach and down the boardwalk past muscle beach and all the shops, arts & crafts stands, basketball courts, skatepark and public art walls. 

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Lonely Speck Night Photography Presentation

Lonely Speck Night Photography Presentation

Date: April 22, 2017
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Unita: 215 Arena Street, El Segundo, CA

Ian Norman, founder of LonelySpeck.com is coming to speak to our group! For those not familiar, Lonely Speck is the premier site on the internet about all things night/astro photography. If you've ever wanted to know how to make those incredible images of the Milky Way and Star Trails or wondered what gear, techniques, and post-processing methods are used to produce those images that leave all of us speechless, www.lonelyspeck.com is the place to go!

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