MIDLAND
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Upcoming Events

Architecture Photography Meetup

Architecture Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Midland College - 2:30pm - 2 Hours
Louis Johnson
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
W. Wall St. Midland - 2pm - 3 Hours
Louis Johnson
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      
Nightscapes: Urban Photography Meetup

Nightscapes: Urban Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Original Town - 8pm - 2 Hours
Louis Johnson
Join the "Nightscapes: Urban Photography Meetup" to discover the hidden beauty of nighttime photography. While many may overlook the night for its lack of light, this meetup will equip you with the skills to harness the darkness creatively. Learn the optimal camera settings for low-light conditions and unlock the potential of various light sources. Through engaging exercises, you'll not only expand your knowledge but also capture stunning nocturnal scenes that showcase the magic of the city after dark.
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$47      

Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Saturday 27 July
Claydesta Plaza - 10am - 2 Hours
Louis Johnson
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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$47      
Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Saturday 10 August
Original Town - 7pm - 2 Hours
Louis Johnson
We will be using various techniques to maximise the behaviour of the light. Backlighting is one of my favourites and can be used for portraiture or nature. Bokeh is Japanese for blur but is a term used for soft out of focus balls of light which can look very pleasing. Burst in this case is star burst which can be achieved when you have strong areas of light and a correct choice of aperture. Use all three to create some amazing compositions.
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$47      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 31 August
Wadley-Barron Park, Midland, TX - 3pm - 2 Hours
Louis Johnson
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating stunning images with a shallow depth of field.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance.

We will cover topics such as using a shallow depth of field to create a mood, blurring out distracting backgrounds, and how to use a shallow depth of field to give a bokeh effect behind our subjects to make them pop.
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$47      

ABOUT MIDLAND
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 Midland.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    The event was really good, Louis and the participants were on time and we went through several scenario related to Off Camera Flash. For sure, I will look for Louis to have another photography session, I learned a lot !! Thanks Louis.
    5/5
    Armando
    2024-03-11
    Louis was very prepared for this event. He was very clear when he explained the method and required settings for each shot.
    5/5
    Michael
    2024-01-15
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Louis Johnson
    Louis Johnson is a young, yet experienced photographer who is bringing passion and drive to the Orbel team. Born and raised in Midland TX, Louis is familiar with the area and It's many great photography locations. Having experience with a multitude of styles of photography as well as having directed many short films while in college, Louis looks to share his accumulated knowledge with the citizens of the Permian Basin.

    Louis Johnson is available for private bookings

    Available varies open to scheduling any day or time given how booked my calendar is
    Most Available: Sunday 3pm-8pm
    Services Offered: Weddings, Portraits, Graduations, Parties, Headshots, Modeling

    PHOTOS
    Midland Photography Group
    2024-01-15
    Title or Location: Amaryllis Study in Light
    This beauty has been brightening up our home during the blahs of Winter. I was not feeling well and rejected my morning walk. I noticed that the blooms on the Amaryllis were beginning to wane, so I took some time to capture it. Nikon Z8 24-120 mm @ 24mm f/4 ISO 200 - OCF one speedlight camera left 1/256th with a GOBO.
    Credit: Carol Bynum
    Instagram: @caroldbynum

    Midland Photography Group
    2023-12-13
    Title or Location: White Crowned Sparrow
    Drove all over town on Sunday, including I-20 Nature Preserve and came home with an empty card. Bummer. So I set up towards the little patio we have and waited. Not too long and the seed block we have attracted several species. Certainly a more comfortable environment!
    Credit: CarolB
    Instagram: @caroldbynum
    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
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks
    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric
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