MIDLAND
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

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       5 places left
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
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow

    Murrieta Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin

    Edmonton Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: This photo was taken at Johnson Lake, just outside of Banff.
    This little guy waited for me to focus, refocus and take a few steps closer and posed like a pro, moving his head from side to side so I could capture his best side. He was quite happy to cooperate for a minute or two!Shot with a Nikon Z50
    Credit: Audrey Wiles
    Instagram: @audreymwiles
    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-06-15
    Title or Location: Portmarnock Beach

    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Instagram: dogography_dublin

    Anchorage Photography Group
    2024-06-14
    Title or Location: 20 miles south of Anchorage
    Taking with a canon 60 mark II, slow shutter speed FLD filter, F 25, taken late spring, the green was just beginning to come out.
    Credit: Steven Randel
    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975
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