MCKINNEY
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Wilson Creek Pkwy - 10am - 2 Hours
Hector Perez
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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$47      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 01 June
Downtown Denton - 10am - 2 Hours
Denton Photography Group
Tyliauna Jackson
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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$47      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 01 June
North Oak Cliff - 5pm - 2 Hours
Dallas Photography Group
Joshua Lass
Experience the vibrant energy of the urban landscape with our upcoming photography event. Discover the bustling life of cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, and art installations through your lens. Street photography is not just about capturing images, it's about capturing a moment, and at the heart of it all lies the power of observation. Our event is designed to enhance your ability to notice and capture the intricate details of the world around you, making the ordinary extraordinary.

Join us as we explore practical methods to sharpen your observational skills, allowing you to "see" with a photographer's eye. Learn the art of engaging with subjects, creating an opportunity to photograph interesting people who are more than willing to be part of your story.

Additionally, we'll dive into the technical elements of street photography, including camera settings, focusing techniques, and lens choices that are crucial for seizing those fleeting, candid moments. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or new to the craft, this event promises to enrich your photographic journey with new skills and unforgettable images.
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$47      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 08 June
University Drive - 12pm - 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.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 15 June
Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX - 10am - 3 Hours
Grand Prairie Photography Group
Colby Kohn
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      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Great Trinity Forest Way - 6pm - 2 Hours
Dallas Photography Group
Joshua Lass
Unlock the secrets of captivating portrait photography in our dynamic workshop designed to elevate your photographic skills. Perfect for enthusiasts eager to enhance their selfie prowess or embark on the journey of crafting a standout portfolio, this session is tailored to demystify the fundamentals of portraiture, blending creativity with technical know-how.

Dive deep into the art of selecting optimal settings and discovering picturesque locations that set the stage for stunning imagery. Explore the nuances of lighting and posing, key elements that showcase the best features of your subject. Moreover, gain invaluable insights into building a genuine connection with your models, ensuring authentic expressions and emotions that breathe life into your photos.

Join us for an immersive experience that promises to enrich your perspective on portrait photography, paving the way for remarkable storytelling through your lens.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Downtown Fort Worth - 11am - 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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$84      

Panoramas Photography Meetup

Panoramas Photography Meetup

Saturday 29 June
Sanford St., Arlington, TX - 10am - 2 Hours
Grand Prairie Photography Group
Colby Kohn
Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with horizontally elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
White Rock Lake - 10am - 3 Hours
Dallas Photography Group
Joshua Lass
Discover the full potential of your camera and step beyond automatic exposure into the world of manual control.

Dive into an informative session designed to demystify your camera's settings, including shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how they influence your photographs.

Following this, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newfound knowledge in a practical setting under the tutelage of a professional photographer. Elevate your photography skills with our hands-on workshop tailored to enhance your understanding and proficiency.
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$92      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 July
Graham St, Grand Prairie - 10am - 3 Hours
Grand Prairie Photography Group
Colby Kohn
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      

Street Photography at Night Meetup

Street Photography at Night Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Downtown Fort Worth - 8pm - 2 Hours
Fort Worth Photography Group
Erin Hill
Street photography encompasses a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be exploring the town at night.

At this meetup, we will practise the basics of shooting in a dark environment as we capture candid images in an urban setting.

By the end of this event, you will be more familiar with:
- How to adjust camera settings for low light.
- Using slow shutter speeds to get brighter images and create light trails.
- Capturing RAW images.
- Guidelines for shooting other people and their property in the real world.
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$47      
Golden Hour Meetup

Golden Hour Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Collins Road - 7pm - 2 Hours
Dallas Photography Group
Joshua Lass
Have you always always wanted to learn golden hour photography?

Learning the way light moves as the sun descends?

How to capture that magic flare and use this light to create simple but beautiful photos?

Be in this session and learn a lot about being a great photographer!
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$47      
HDR Photography Meetup

HDR Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 July
Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX - 10am - 2 Hours
Grand Prairie Photography Group
Colby Kohn
Join us for an immersive exploration of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography at our upcoming meetup! Discover the techniques behind capturing stunning images with rich details and vibrant colors. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, this event promises to elevate your photography skills to new heights.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Painting Portraits with Watercolor

Painting Portraits with Watercolor

Saturday 01 June
Irving - 10am - 2 Hours
Dallas Watercolor Group
Tina King
Embark on a whimsical journey into the world of portrait painting with our "Painting Portraits with Watercolor for Beginners" class! Get ready to bring faces to life in a burst of color and creativity.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is designed specifically for beginners eager to explore the art of watercolor portraiture. Uncover the magic of blending hues, shading techniques, and the secrets of capturing facial expressions. We'll guide you through every brushstroke, turning your canvas into a captivating portrait that captures the essence of your subject.

Get ready to splash some color and creativity! Don't forget to pack your own basic watercolor materials for this class. We'll provide the inspiration, you bring the artistic flair!

Please remember to bring your basic watercolor materials, including watercolor paints, brushes, watercolor paper, a palette, a container for water, masking tape or clips, a pencil, eraser, and paper towels or rags. Also bring along some water to drink and an umbrella if it looks like it might rain. It is also recommended that you bring a camp chair/ stool.
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$43      
The Art of Floral Watercolor

The Art of Floral Watercolor

Saturday 08 June
Irving - 10am - 2 Hours
Dallas Watercolor Group
Tina King
Embark on a blooming adventure with our "Art of Floral Watercolor" class! Let the vibrant colors of petals and leaves inspire your creativity as we dive into the enchanting world of floral watercolor painting.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is a botanical haven for both budding artists and seasoned creators. Explore the delicate dance of brush and color, as we capture the beauty of flowers in every stroke. From lively wildflowers to elegant roses, learn techniques to bring these botanical wonders to life on your canvas.

Get ready to splash some color and creativity! Don't forget to pack your own basic watercolor materials for this class. We'll provide the inspiration, you bring the artistic flair!
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$43      
Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 08 June
Manufacturing St - 10am - 2 Hours
Dallas Art Circle
Ashley Love
Dive into the natural world with our "Drawing Plants and Flowers" workshop, where you'll master the art of capturing the vibrant beauty of flora on paper. Experienced instructors will lead you through the intricate processes of simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and employing colors to bring your botanical illustrations to life.

This workshop offers hands-on practice, allowing you to hone your skills under the guidance of our experts. You'll have the chance to create your own stunning plant and flower drawings, receiving personalized feedback to help refine your techniques and develop a unique artistic style. Join us for an immersive journey into botanical art, where nature's elegance meets creativity.
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$43      

Beginner's Football Can Cozy Class for Father's Day

Beginner's Football Can Cozy Class for Father's Day

Sunday 09 June
Maple Ave - 2pm - 3 Hours
Dallas Crochet Club
LaTonia Cole
Score a crafting victory with our 'Touchdown Crochet: Beginner's Football Can Cozy Class for Father's Day'!

Get ready to tackle your crochet skills as we create the perfect accessory for game day - a football-inspired can cozy. No prior experience needed – just bring your team spirit and we'll guide you through each stitch! Whether you're cheering on Dad's favorite team or looking for a fun and unique gift idea, this class is sure to be a winner. Join us on the field of creativity and craft a cozy fit for a champion!
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$75      
Exploring Basic Watercolor Techniques

Exploring Basic Watercolor Techniques

Saturday 22 June
Irving - 10am - 2 Hours
Dallas Watercolor Group
Tina King
Dive into a world of vibrant hues and artistic expression with our "Exploring Basic Watercolor Techniques" class!

Join us for a fun-filled session where you'll unleash your inner artist and learn the essentials of watercolor painting. From mastering brush strokes to blending colors like a pro, this class is perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Just remember to bring along your own basic watercolor materials, and let's paint the town colorful together!
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$43      
Fashion Illustration Art Class

Fashion Illustration Art Class

Saturday 22 June
Webb Chapel Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Dallas Art Circle
Ashley Love
Unleash your creativity in the world of fashion with our Fashion Illustration Art Class! Join us for a journey into the realm of style and design as we explore the intricate art of bringing fashion sketches to life. Learn the fundamental techniques of figure drawing, garment rendering, and conveying textures to create stunning fashion illustrations. Guided by experienced instructors, this class caters to all skill levels, from beginners seeking to grasp the basics to seasoned artists looking to refine their fashion illustration prowess. Elevate your artistic expression and discover the elegance of fashion through the strokes of your pencil and the beauty of your imagination. Enroll now for a stylish adventure in artistry!
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$47      

Advanced Crochet Mastery: Exploring Bobble, Puff, and Cluster Stitches

Advanced Crochet Mastery: Exploring Bobble, Puff, and Cluster Stitches

Saturday 22 June
Maple Ave - 3pm - 3 Hours
Dallas Crochet Club
LaTonia Cole
Ready to take your crochet skills to the next level?

Join our Advanced Crochet Mastery class and dive into the delightful world of Bobble, Puff, and Cluster stitches! Discover the magic of texture and dimension as we explore these intricate techniques together. From plush blankets to intricate accessories, unleash your creativity and add a touch of whimsy to your crochet repertoire. Get ready to elevate your craft and create masterpieces that will leave everyone in awe!
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$68      
Fashion Illustration Art Class

Fashion Illustration Art Class

Saturday 06 July
Webb Chapel Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Dallas Art Circle
Ashley Love
Unleash your creativity in the world of fashion with our Fashion Illustration Art Class! Join us for a journey into the realm of style and design as we explore the intricate art of bringing fashion sketches to life. Learn the fundamental techniques of figure drawing, garment rendering, and conveying textures to create stunning fashion illustrations. Guided by experienced instructors, this class caters to all skill levels, from beginners seeking to grasp the basics to seasoned artists looking to refine their fashion illustration prowess. Elevate your artistic expression and discover the elegance of fashion through the strokes of your pencil and the beauty of your imagination. Enroll now for a stylish adventure in artistry!
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 20 July
W Lovers Ln - 10am - 3 Hours
Dallas Art Circle
Ashley Love
Discover the fundamentals of drawing in this immersive class, designed to empower artists of any skill level with the essential tools and techniques needed to create captivating and expressive artwork. Under the guidance of seasoned instructors, participants will delve into the core principles of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

The journey will also introduce participants to diverse Mark Making techniques, transforming an empty page into a less intimidating canvas, awaiting your creative touch.

This class is ideal for complete beginners, offering a supportive and enriching environment to start your artistic journey. Join us and unlock the potential to bring your visionary ideas to life on paper.
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$67      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 20 July
Maple Ave - 3pm - 3 Hours
Dallas Crochet Club
LaTonia Cole
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
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$75      
Birds with Watercolour

Birds with Watercolour

Saturday 03 August
Webb Chapel Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Dallas Art Circle
Ashley Love
Dive into the mesmerizing world of watercolor art and join us for a unique workshop focused on the intricate art of painting birds. This session is designed to enrich your artistic skills, covering essential topics such as color mixing, brush techniques, and composition principles. Under the expert guidance of our seasoned instructors, participants will receive step-by-step instructions to breathe life into their bird paintings. Embrace the opportunity to work on your masterpiece, benefitting from personalized guidance and feedback every step of the way. Embark on this artistic journey and let your creativity soar with each brushstroke.
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$47      
Summer Sunset and Silhouette Watercolor Class

Summer Sunset and Silhouette Watercolor Class

Saturday 17 August
Irving - 10am - 2 Hours
Dallas Watercolor Group
Tina King
Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing hues of the Summer Sunset and Silhouette Painting Watercolor art class! Join us for an unforgettable journey as we capture the magic of summertime sunsets and striking silhouettes on paper. Participants are encouraged to bring their own basic art materials as we blend vibrant watercolors to bring these scenes to life. Get ready to unleash your creativity and be transported to a world of warm hues and serene beauty. Reserve your spot now and await full event details upon booking confirmation-it's sure to be an evening filled with inspiration and artistic exploration!
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$47      

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
    Excellent session!!! I learned many things! Thanks!
    5/5
    Sandra
    2024-03-17
    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
    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/

    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain

    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Home
    A photographer friend visits his parents in Alaska every year and upon his return home he always brings me salmon steaks that his family catch as part of their food provisions. This was my dinner and will say that this dinner was nothing short of amazing!
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instagram: @photo818

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
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