PROVIDENCE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Lighthouse Photography Cruise

Lighthouse Photography Cruise

Thursday the 14th of July
North Kingstown - 12:00 pm - 1.5 hours
We will meet at 12:30 pm at the Boat Dock and go over the Presentations and Camera Settings and Compositions as well! Then we will head off for our 90-minute 10 Lighthouse Cruise! The ship leaves at 2pm so please be on time.
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$39pp     only 4 places left
Wildlife Photography Workshop

Wildlife Photography Workshop

Sunday the 17th of July
Southwick's Zoo - 10am - 3
Join Nature Photographer Steve McGrath on a Wildlife Photography Workshop where you will learn how to use your digital camera like a pro and improve your wildlife photographic technique. Understand the settings of your camera and what you need to compose a professional looking photograph. You'll have the opportunity to practice what you've learned out in the Southwicks Zoo with Steve on hand to give you tips. With so many great photographic opportunities and challenges at the Southwicks Zoo, you'll have plenty of pictures and new skills to take home! We also have a private Photo Session with the Zoo Keepers!
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$76pp     only 2 places left
Digital Image Management

Digital Image Management

Saturday the 30th of July
Rodger Williams Park, Botanical Gardens - 10am - 2
DIGITAL WORKFLOW FOR BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHERS If you own a digital camera and a computer, but are challenged by the basic activities of transferring, storing, and manipulating images, this workshop is for you. Learn to connect your camera to the computer, transfer picture files, format your digital media card, organize, rotate and name your images, and save your files in different formats, and archiving your images. The instructors will also cover how to enhance your images (cropping, resizing, color balance) as well as preparing your images for web, e-mail, and printing. Bring your camera for hands-on help.
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$39pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Garden Photography

Garden Photography

Saturday the 6th of August
Roger Williams Japanese Gardens. - 10am - 2
Take your Garden Photography from good to great by capturing Roger Williams Japanese Gardens at its most beautiful. During this workshop you will learn to sharpen your awareness of light on the landscape. If you are an Beginner/Intermediate photographer, looking to fine tune your skills and expand your knowledge of Photography then this course is for you. This course is ideal for the Photographer with some knowledge of manual camera settings that want to take their abilities to the next level. Join Steve McGrath as he reveals his tips and techniques for taking quality close up as well as Landscape Photography in the gardens. You can bring a Smartphone or Digital Camera!
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$39pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
SmartPhone Photography Class

SmartPhone Photography Class

Sunday the 21st of August
Rodger Williams Park, Botanical Gardens - 10am - 2
Course Description: This Class is dedicated to helping you with understanding how to use your smartphone photography, how to take a create great Images on your phone, what editing apps to use, how to share and print your images. Join Steve as we go over how to find out how to use essentials controls on your phone along with the best free and low-cost tools for editing and image management.
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$39pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT PROVIDENCE
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 around Providence.

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

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions

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

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue.

REVIEWS
It was very informative and I learned a lot!
5/5
Lauren Terceira
June 2nd 2022
Steve is a patient and passionate instructor. The class was small giving all time for questions not covered in the coarse material. The class handout was well constructed and will serve as a reference in the future.
5/5
Steven Stolts
December 5th 2021
It was great, we got helpful pointers on taking wildlife shots! I can?t wait to download the photos!
5/5
Lynn Differ
September 12th 2021
Steve was VERY knowledgeable about photography as well as the subject (zoo). It is also evident that he has a passion for what he does. He was a pleasure to talk with. I look forward to future meetups with Steve.
5/5
John Bonenfant
September 11th 2021
It was great, we got helpful pointers on taking wildlife shots! I can?t wait to download the photos!
5/5
Lynn Differ
September 11th 2021
Thought it was great! Steve was super supportive, and so patient with my learning style. He offered great suggestions that I hope to incorporate consistently. Also helped me to get some photos I'm very happy with.
5/5
Mala Aaronson
April 6th 2021
Great
5/5
John Spearin
April 5th 2021
very informative
5/5
John Spearin
March 21st 2021
Very informative and helpful, without being harshly critical
5/5
Kathy Fonseca
January 12th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Steve McGrath
Steve McGrath is professional freelance Photographer and Photography Teacher who has been creating images for 30 years. Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies. Then his love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion "nature photography" Many of his images have been published in school text books. His favorite places to shoot are Acadia National Park in Maine, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Cape Cod National Seashore.