Upcoming Events

Getting to Know Your Camera Class

Getting to Know Your Camera Class

Sunday the 2nd of January
Vista Del Sol Park - 10:00 AM - 3 Hours
Many people are just using the auto mode of their camera. This works for snapshots, but you can get much better images when you learn how to use the camera controls.
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Photography Composition Meetup

Photography Composition Meetup

Sunday the 16th of January
Vista Del Sol Park in San Clemente - 10:00 am - 2 Hours
There are ways to compose an image that result in a much better image. Over the years, rules have been defined as what is acceptable. Once you understand what they are, you can make adjustments when taking a picture that will result in a better image. We will discuss picture critiques and how you can learn to critique images once you know what to look for.
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$35pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Landscape Photography Meetup

Landscape Photography Meetup

Sunday the 30th of January
By the San Clemente Pier - 9:00 AM - 2 Hours
We will meet overlooking the famous San Clemente Pier. We will discuss various ways the pier can be photographed. You will learn what should be considered before snapping the shot - light, things in the shot, the foreground and things in the background.
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$35pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
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 around Murrieta.

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 Murrieta Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.

Frank Ritenour
Frank has been a photographer all his life. He has taken many photography classes in college, many classes and seminars, and is an avid reader of anything he can get my hands on. All this in the search to make better pictures. He has many classes he teaches from a "Getting Started in Photography" to Photoshop and ON1 Image Processing, Pan's, HDR, Focus Stacking, Macro, Portraits, Lighting, Milky Way, Astro Photography, etc.