MCKINNEY
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Nature Portraits

Nature Portraits

Saturday 24 February
Wilson Creek Pkwy - 10am - 3 Hours
Hector Perez
This class goes over some basic do's and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. On this event the group will be photographing each other as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at nature portraits.
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$84      

Nearby Photography Groups

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 24 February
Commerce Street - 9am - 2 Hours
Dallas Photography Group
Joshua Lass
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 February
Frank Dr. - 10am - 3 Hours
Grand Prairie Photography Group
Kelvin Gray
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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$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 February
University Drive - 1pm - 3 Hours
Fort Worth Photography Group
Erin Hill
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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Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 09 March
Commerce Street - 2pm - 2 Hours
Dallas Photography Group
Joshua Lass
Discover the rich tapestry of city life through the lens of street photography in the heart of Dallas. Engage in an immersive experience where observation becomes an art form, and everyday scenes are transformed into captivating images. Our workshop will guide you through the nuances of capturing the dynamic interactions between people, cafes, local vendors, street performers, historic architecture, and contemporary art installations.

Master the skill of discerning the extraordinary in the ordinary as we introduce simple techniques designed to enhance your photographic vision, revealing a world teeming with intricacies. One of the most fulfilling aspects of the session includes honing the ability to connect with intriguing individuals, encouraging them to become the willing subjects of your narrative.

Additionally, delve into the technical side of street photography with our expert guidance on camera settings, focusing strategies, and lens selections tailored for documenting life's spontaneous moments. Join us for a hands-on journey into the vibrant realm of urban storytelling through your camera.
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$43      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
4700 Drexel Drive - 2pm - 2 Hours
Grand Prairie Photography Group
Amy Behrens
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$43      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 09 March
Downtown Fort Worth - 3pm - 2 Hours
Fort Worth Photography Group
Erin Hill
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Maltby Drive - 10am - 3 Hours
Frisco Photography Group
Katherine Ritenour
Discover the full potential of your camera in hand! Take this golden opportunity to delve into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings shape your photographs. Our event is interactive and practical, unearthing the secrets of optimal exposure that extend your skills beyond automatic settings. Under the tutelage of a seasoned professional photographer, you'll immediately apply your newly acquired knowledge. Dive deep into the artistry of photography and let your creativity shine!
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$84      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 23 March
Commerce Street - 9am - 2 Hours
Dallas Photography Group
Joshua Lass
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$43      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 23 March
East Exchange Avenue - 1pm - 2 Hours
Fort Worth Photography Group
Erin Hill
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
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$43      

Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Saturday 30 March
McKinney Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Frisco Photography Group
Katherine Ritenour
Discover the transformative power of the Rule of Thirds at our upcoming photography event. Enhance your images with the art of composition—this fundamental principle remains an essential tool in creating photographs that exude tension and dynamism. Join fellow photography enthusiasts in an environment brimming with opportunities, and hone your skills in capturing visually compelling shots. Whether a novice or seasoned shutterbug, don't miss the chance to elevate your photography and see commonplace scenes through a new lens of creativity.
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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 30 March
Olive Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Dallas Photography Group
Joshua Lass
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 06 April
North Oak Cliff - 11am - 2 Hours
Dallas Photography Group
Joshua Lass
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Painting Fruits with Watercolor

Painting Fruits with Watercolor

Saturday 02 March
Irving, TX - 10am - 2 Hours
Dallas Watercolor Group
Tina King
Dive into the world of vibrant hues and juicy delights with our "Painting Fruits with Watercolor" workshop!

Unleash your creativity as we explore the captivating art of watercolor painting. In this class, participants will not only grasp the fundamental rules of watercolor techniques but also discover the secrets to infusing depth into their artwork. From mastering the delicate interplay of shadows and highlights to bringing luscious fruits to life on paper, this workshop promises to be a feast for the senses!

Join us for an immersive experience where every stroke bursts with flavor and every color palette sings with freshness. Let's embark on a colorful journey together as we transform ordinary fruits into extraordinary masterpieces!
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$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 10 March
Farmers Branch - 2pm - 3 Hours
Dallas Crochet Club
LaTonia Cole
Welcome to our Beginner's Crochet Class! Whether you're completely new to crochet, haven't touched a hook in years, or just need a refresher on those essential stitches, this class is tailor-made for you. Join us for a fun and interactive session where you'll learn the fundamentals of crochet while creating a festive St. Patrick's Day coaster rug. Get ready to unleash your creativity and stitch your way to a charming and practical piece of decor!
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$77      
Amigurumi Eggstravaganza: Intermediate Crochet Class

Amigurumi Eggstravaganza: Intermediate Crochet Class

Saturday 23 March
Farmers Branch - 12pm - 3 Hours
Dallas Crochet Club
LaTonia Cole
Step up your crochet game with our Intermediate Crochet Class! Dive into the world of amigurumi as we guide you through creating an adorable amigurumi egg. Perfect for those with some crochet experience looking to expand their skills, this class promises a delightful journey of stitches and creativity. Join us for a fun-filled session where you'll learn advanced techniques while crafting a cute and whimsical addition to your amigurumi collection. Get ready to bring your crochet skills to the next level and hatch your own charming amigurumi egg!
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$70      

Crochet Magic: Beginner's Class for Crafting Easy Card Holders

Crochet Magic: Beginner's Class for Crafting Easy Card Holders

Sunday 14 April
Farmers Branch - 2pm - 3 Hours
Dallas Crochet Club
LaTonia Cole
Welcome to our Beginner's Crochet Class, where creativity meets practicality! Dive into the wonderful world of crochet as we guide you through crafting an easy card holder. Perfect for beginners or those looking to refresh their crochet skills, this class promises a fun and rewarding experience. Join us for a hands-on session filled with laughter and learning, and walk away with a stylish accessory to keep your cards organized in style. Get ready to unleash your creativity and stitch your way to a functional masterpiece!
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$77      
Taco Time: Intermediate Crochet Class for Crafting Cinco de Mayo Keychains

Taco Time: Intermediate Crochet Class for Crafting Cinco de Mayo Keychains

Saturday 27 April
Farmers Branch - 12pm - 3 Hours
Dallas Crochet Club
LaTonia Cole
Join us for a fiesta of crochet fun in our Intermediate Crochet Class! Get ready to spice up your crochet skills as we guide you through crafting a Cinco de Mayo-themed taco key chain. This class is perfect for crochet enthusiasts looking to take their skills to the next level while creating a tasty and whimsical accessory. Get ready to crochet up some fun and add a flavorful touch to your keychain collection!
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$70      
ABOUT MCKINNEY
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 McKinney.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Since there were only two of us braving the cold, damp, ugly conditions, it was almost like having a private lesson. Hector was very helpful in answering questions and making suggestions; also looking for different subjects and different ways to make those subjects interesting. Despite being cold, I was really glad I took the class. Also, Hector kept us informed ahead of time with the parking location. That helped.
    5/5
    Kay
    2024-01-29
    This event was very fun and I learned a lot. Erin was a great instructor!!
    5/5
    Gabrielle
    2023-08-14
    Though it was our first session it was exceptional. Kudos to Erin H for all her effort to bring all together and conduct the best meet up.
    5/5
    Suresh
    2023-08-09

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Hector Perez
    Meet Hector Perez, a seasoned photographer with a passion that spans a decade! His lens dances through the realms of Nature, Portraits, and Candid moments. Hector's captivating shots have not just been admired but have taken center stage at events, websites, and advertisements across the U.S.

    Hector Perez is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    Mckinney Photography Group
    2024-01-20
    Title or Location: Dallas Arboretum
    I took this picture while walking through the Arboretum at night. The trees are illuminated from above with lamps simulating moon light. With a short time exposure the colors of leaves really popped. I like taking pictures at night using available light and time exposure techniques. The shadows also give the picture the contrast to the rich colors.
    Credit: Craig Johnson

    Mckinney Photography Group
    2024-01-02
    Title or Location: Caddo Lake, TX
    This was taken on one of our Caddo Lake Photo Workshops. We had seen one or two eagles, but this one was the calmest as we eased into the small area he had claimed. He remained calm as we drifted closer to the point where I decided we might flush him from his roost if we moved closer. We backed away quietly, still marveling at his beauty.
    Credit: David Downs
    Facebook: davidldowns
    Instagram: pixeldave
    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March

    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd

    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks
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