CHATTANOOGA
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Selective Colour Photography

Selective Colour Photography

Saturday 09 March
Northshore - 10am - 2 Hours
Cynthia Lynne Dewild
Selective colour can be done in a couple of ways. You can find a subject with a strong dominant colour, a lady in red for example amongst people wearing drab colours. Or you can use a mode which some cameras have in which you can isolate a particular colour within a scene whilst all other colours are turned to B W. Either way this will be a session which will help us hunt down images and increase ones 'eye' for strong photographs.



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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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class Part II

Beginner's Photography Class Part II

Saturday 23 March
Northshore - 10am - 3 Hours
Cynthia Lynne Dewild
Take your photography journey further! Building on the success of our first class, we present "Beginner's Photography Class II." This event is your next step in enhancing your photography skills and embracing the creative possibilities of your camera.

Event Highlights:
1. Aperture Priority Unleashed: Dive into the world of Aperture Priority mode, where you'll learn to manipulate depth of field for captivating photos with beautifully blurred backgrounds.

2. Shutter Priority Adventures: Explore the possibilities of Shutter Priority mode, where you'll discover the magic of capturing motion.

3. Mastering Manual Mode: Say goodbye to auto settings and embrace Manual Mode. Our experienced instructor will guide you through ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, empowering you to achieve your photographic vision.


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!
book now
$84      
Motion and Movement Photography

Motion and Movement Photography

Saturday 06 April
Northshore - 3pm - 2 Hours
Cynthia Lynne Dewild
Are you passionate about freezing time in a blur of action? Do you dream of capturing the energy and flow of life through your lens? Look no further – our Motion and Movement Photography Meetup is the perfect platform for you to unleash your creativity and connect with like-minded shutterbugs!

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting your photographic journey, our meetup offers hands-on guidance for everyone. Learn techniques to capture the essence of movement and turn ordinary scenes into extraordinary visual narratives.

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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$43      

Waterfalls and Cascades

Waterfalls and Cascades

Saturday 20 April
Signal Mountain - 9am - 2 Hours
Cynthia Lynne Dewild
Get ready to capture the magic of rushing water, stunning landscapes, and the ethereal play of light in the company of fellow photography enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring allure of waterfalls and cascades. Discover the art of capturing these dynamic wonders as we explore the best techniques for freezing the motion, creating dreamy long exposures, and emphasizing the sheer power and grace of falling water.

Join us in uncovering hidden gems and picture-perfect spots where water meets land. From serene cascades to thundering waterfalls, we'll guide you to breathtaking locations that provide the perfect backdrop for your photographic vision.

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!
book now
$43      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 04 May
Riverfront Parkway - 10am - 2 Hours
Cynthia Lynne Dewild
Experience the pleasure of a leisurely stroll with your camera, exploring the various nuances of photography in a relaxed atmosphere. Covering engaging themes from street photography to landscapes, architecture to seascapes and the abstract - this event offers an enriching opportunity to expand your photographic skillset. Bring your camera, bring your enthusiasm, and join us on this incredible photographic journey.
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$43      
Flower Photography

Flower Photography

Saturday 18 May
Walden - 10am - 2 Hours
Cynthia Lynne Dewild
Learn all the tips and tricks you need to take stunning pictures of flowers. We will also discuss composition, lighting, and other aspects of photography that will help you create unique images. So come join us for a day of learning, exploring, and having fun.
book now
$43      

Flatlay Photography in a Cafe

Flatlay Photography in a Cafe

Saturday 01 June
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 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       5 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      

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.
book now
$84      
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
    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
    2024-03-02
    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
    Chattanooga Photography Group
    2024-02-22
    Title or Location: Love Lock Bridge in Rome Georgia
    Couples place locks on the Love Lock Bridge to symbolize the permanence of their love. This heart lock caught my eye and I just had to photograph it &129294 Photographed with Sony A7r3 and Sony 135mm lens.
    Credit: Cynthia DeWild
    Facebook: Time Held Still Photography

    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Whitby Abbey
    Laser display at Whitby Abbey.
    Credit: Andrew Sturdy
    Facebook: Andrew.sturdy.58
    Instagram: Andrewsturdyphotography

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Camillus Erie Canal
    Was just about done and headed home after a very cold and unproductive day. This hawk flew by and I was able shoot a few worthwhile shots.
    Credit: Walter Johnson
    Instagram: Cnylifeinfull
    Canberra Photography Group
    2024-03-02
    Title or Location: Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, Australian Capital Territory.
    This amazing shot was taken at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary during one of my morning visits at the Sanctuary in February 2024. The first soft light rays from the sun and rising of mist from the lake water made it to look more serene and atmospheric environment. The dead tree (snags) in the water played vital role in making it look like the ghostly scenes in Hollywood movie "Lord of the Rings".The photo was shot with Nikon Z7ii at ISO 100, f14 at 13 sec and processed in Lightroom classic
    Credit: Budorcas taxicolor /Sonam Thinley
    Instagram: thrinlyee

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-03-02
    Title or Location: Vancouver, Washington
    Been trying to capture an airplane going in front of the Moon for years. Still haven't got that Moon transit capture. There is something dynamic about this almost transit image I captured though. It almost gives the appearance that the passengers of that plane are doing a fly by and see the moon up close out of their windows.
    Credit: Jason Wiinikka
    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones

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