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Beginner's Photography Class Part I

Beginner's Photography Class Part I

Saturday 08 June
Northshore - 10am - 3 Hours
Cynthia Lynne Dewild
Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your camera and take your photography skills to the next level? Join us for our Beginner's Photography Class Part I, where you'll embark on a fascinating journey into the world of photography. Whether you're a budding photographer or just looking to improve your camera skills, this event is perfect for you.

Event Highlights:
1. Understanding Your Camera: In this session, you'll learn the ins and outs of your camera, demystifying all those buttons, dials, and settings that may have left you feeling overwhelmed. Gain confidence in changing your camera settings like a pro.

2. Mastering the Exposure Triangle: Delve deep into the key elements of photography: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. We'll help you grasp the concept of the exposure triangle, giving you the tools to create beautifully exposed images in any situation.

3. Focus and Composition: Sharp, well-composed photographs are the hallmark of great photography. In this class, you'll explore the art of focus and composition, learning how to create visually captivating images that tell a story.

After the event, we're planning a casual coffee get-together where we can share and enjoy the photos we've taken together. Feel free to join us—it's optional, but it's always a great time!
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$84       0 places left
Indoor Photography with Artificial Light

Indoor Photography with Artificial Light

Saturday 29 June
Downtown Chattanooga - 10am - 2 Hours
Cynthia Lynne Dewild
This will a be class to explore the use of artificial continuous photography lighting with LED and florescent lights and softboxes. You will practice placement of lights, subject and backdrop for portrait and product photography for front, side, and back lighting. You will also have some fun with colored LED lights!
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$43      
Flatlay Photography in a Cafe

Flatlay Photography in a Cafe

Saturday 06 July
Silverdale Road - 3pm - 2 Hours
Cynthia Lynne Dewild
What better way to start the morning than with a cafe coffee and photography. Come and join us in taking a top down view of our world, whilst we start the journey of becoming visual story tellers through flatlay.

We will explore the increasingly popular world of flatlay photography. In this world composition is key and what we exclude is as important to our story as what is included. We will start with a simple composition and build this through adding elements, whilst exploring different briefs.

This one is all about composition composition composition.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Hixson - 10am - 3 Hours
Cynthia Lynne Dewild
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       3 places left
Studio Photography Class

Studio Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Downtown Chattanooga - 10am - 3 Hours
Cynthia Lynne Dewild
A 3 hour class showing the fundimentals of having and using a studio. Production photography, flash and lighting power. Settings and materials like white board and reflectors.

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$92       5 places left
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Saturday 07 September
City Center - 10am - 2 Hours
Cynthia Lynne Dewild
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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$47      

Creative Shapes

Creative Shapes

Saturday 28 September
Southside - 11am - 3 Hours
Cynthia Lynne Dewild
We live in a world of shapes and designs all around us. Let's explore dynamic shapes, not only in architecture but how to add shapes as backgrounds to portraits and other main subject choices.
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$92      
ABOUT CHATTANOOGA
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 Chattanooga.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Cindy is excellent!
    5/5
    Julie
    2024-05-06
    Although we had a rainy weekend and we had to reschedule to the next day I had a blast and it was great to have people of different levels and experiences there to experience this class as a whole.
    5/5
    Miguel
    2024-05-06
    Very informative. I always learn a lot from Cynthia. She's a great teacher!
    5/5
    Janet
    2024-03-03

    Really enjoyed the class. Cynthia is really helpful and gives insight and instruction at a level that was easy to understand
    5/5
    Audra
    2024-03-03
    Really enjoyed the event and learned a lot!
    5/5
    Julie
    2024-02-13
    Had a great time. Learned a lot and the instructors infectious enthusiasm makes learning fun!
    5/5
    Donna
    2024-01-23

    Had a really good time. It was n ice to meet up with other photographers. I learned a new skill which was nice.
    4/5
    Shane
    2023-11-23
    I loved our class. I learned so much from Cynthia and will definitely take more classes with her!
    5/5
    Leisa
    2023-10-24
    I LOVED it. Had so much fun. Cynthia Dewild is an awesome instructor. I really learned a lot. Can't wait to do some more meet ups.
    5/5
    Janet
    2023-09-12

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Cynthia Lynne Dewild
    Cynthia DeWild is a photographer in Chattanooga, TN that specializes in event and family photography. She loves life and people, which fuels her desire to help her clients preserve memories by capturing those special moments in photographs. Cynthia also has a deep love of the outdoors and nature and believes nature is best seen through the eye of a camera lens; when one truly slows down and experiences the beauty of the light, colors, and textures of the world around us, it is a very beautiful intimate experience with nature. Cynthia has traveled the east coast from Maine to the Florida Keys, pursuing her love of landscape photography, but she is most at home in the Appalachian Mountains of east Tennessee.

    Cynthia Lynne Dewild is available for private bookings

    Private Beginners, Portraits, and events classes/tutoring.
    I have most Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings as well as occasional Saturdays available. If those days do not work, I would be happy to find other times that work as well.

    PHOTOS
    Chattanooga Photography Group
    2024-03-29
    Title or Location: Northshore, Chattanooga, TN
    As I was walking up from the river, I noticed this redbud tree. Wanted to capture the little flowers blooming right on the trunk. Taken with my Nikon D5600, and a AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm lens.
    Credit: Ashley Jenkins

    Chattanooga Photography Group
    2024-03-02
    Title or Location: Falls Creek Falls, Tennessee

    Credit: Chinthaka Weerarathna
    Chattanooga Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Rossville ,GA
    In my mind, photos are already there. I am just recording them. The trick is to see them.
    Credit: dusk in Rossville
    Instagram: southern_yankee_woodworking

    Chattanooga Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Flintstone , Ga ( Chattanooga Valley )
    suddenly I saw the moon, it looks like a model waiting to be photographed, and I did it! Before it got dark she had already gone out to model.
    Credit: Lily Velasco
    Facebook: Lily Velasco Gomez
    Instagram: @lilyvelasco1

    Chattanooga Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Middle Tn
    Old farm house sitting on the back roads cought my eye traveling the back roads.
    Credit: Larry Sewell
    Chattanooga Photography Group
    2024-02-23
    Title or Location: Hendersonville, TN.
    I was in Hendersonville on business, gorgeous sunset and put my drone up to capture this.
    Credit: Louis S - www.tnphotog.com
    Facebook: tn_photog
    Instagram: tn_photog

    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: RIAT RAF Fairford, Glos
    The RAF Parachute Display Team (The Falcons) are based in Brize Norton.This shot is from the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2009.I managed to catch them coming back over their smoke trails which gave this shot impact and added interest.
    Credit: Steve K
    Facebook: Steve Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Date Creek Ranch, AZ
    Lone Joshua tree in the Arizona desert. Captured in Date Creek Ranch just off the Joshua Tree Parkway, north of Wickenburg. It's this city's glow causing the light pollution on the horizon.Wickenburg was once called the "Dude Ranch Capital of the World". It still has several ranches and a decidedly western vibe. It's a great place to check out if you wanna get some old west dust in your lungs. Stack of 4, 15" photos. Sony A7RIV, 14mm F1.8, ISO3200.
    Credit: Ed Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_Photography
    Worcester Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Barre ,Ma.
    Giving my Bullmastiff puppy some time outside to play. Nikon D850 135 sigma art lens, ISO 400, f2, 1/800
    Credit: Tara Chumsae
    Facebook: Tara Chumsae
    Instagram: Tara Chumsae

    St Albans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Night-time at Portland Bill lighthouse
    The weather forecast for the night Friday the 3rd May looked very good and because the last time I went to Portland Bill I didn't manage to get home with anything good, I thought of giving it another go. Even though it was a 4 hour drive from my house, I'm over the moon I went there because I haven't seen the sky so nice and clean in a very, very long time, it was just perfect.I took quite a few photos and this one is the first that I want to show you because I love it to bits.As always, I
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/

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