Upcoming Events

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.
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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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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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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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.

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    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.
    Louis was very prepared for this event. He was very clear when he explained the method and required settings for each shot.
    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

    Midland Photography Group
    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
    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
    Nashville Photography Society
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography

    Fort Collins Photography Group
    Title or Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
    The day before taking the shot, I drove up to RMNP to scout a possible Milky Way shot with Nymph Lake in the foreground. The scouting was successful as it did look like I'd be able to have both the lake and the Milky Way in the shot, so I made a plan to head up there again the next day (July 3rd) and capture what I planned. Prior to heading back up to RMNP, while looking at the map of the area, I noticed another possible location where Fall River would be in the foreground and in my mind, having
    Credit: Danny Matriccino
    Facebook: dannymat03
    Instagram: dannymat_photography

    Lancaster Photography Group
    Title or Location:
    A friend of mine discovered this bald eagle nest just north of Lititz. I've been keeping an eye on it for a decent shot. This adult has been keeping guard of its juveniles for some time now. I finally saw the adult sitting just to the right of the nest. I am a very new and amateur photographer and still very much learning. I travel quite a bit and enjoy shooting the places I visit but also love wildlife photography. I really didn't process much other than bring up some of the exposure to g
    Credit: Eric Anderson
    Aurora Photography Group
    Title or Location: Summit Lake, Mount Blue Sky
    This photo was taken mid morning at Summit Lake on Mount Blue Sky. It was a calm but cloudy day with a few patches of blue sky reflecting in a pool of water. No edits other than exposure and cropping.
    Credit: Sarah Christian
    Facebook: sarahchristianart
    Instagram: sarahchristianart

    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    Title or Location: Bempton Cliffs. Unsociable puffin
    Me and my partner spent the day at Bempton cliffs and this was the only lone puffin that had it back to the sea, He/she was clearly not wanting to socialise with other birds. Possibly in a bad mood. This is why this particular puffing grabbed my attention.
    Credit: Daniel Twiss
    Instagram: daniel_twiss_
    Vancouver Photography Group
    Title or Location: Gordon Creek, Oregon
    Hiked to the upper level of Gorton Creek Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Quite the scramble up over boulders to reach the falls. Canon 5Diii, ISO 100, TV 4 minutes, AV f/10Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0L IS USMFilter BW ND 3.0 ?black glass?
    Credit: Robert Holcomb
    Instagram: Robert Holcomb
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