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Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 20 April
University Bay Drive - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Joel Ramsey
Embrace the vibrant rebirth of nature this spring through the art of photography. Engage in a rewarding session intended to enhance your skills in manipulating camera settings for artistic expression. Delve into the nuances of composition, focus, and color to craft images that uniquely reflect the season's beauty. Connect with the awakening landscape and learn to frame the freshness of spring in ways that are visually captivating. Elevate your photographic prowess with us as we explore the wonders of the natural world during this time of growth and renewal.
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 04 May
University Bay Drive - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Joel Ramsey
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.
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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 Madison .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    Helpful. Not exactly what I needed to know, but I appreciated the unsolicited advice as well as the opportunity to ask some questions.
    Joel helped me ?see? a familiar scene in a new way.
    Joel is very knowledgeable. The group was small size so I felt individual attention and all my questions could be answered. I will continue to take further classes in the future after this great first experience.

    I enjoyed the expertise of the instructor and the input from others in the class.
    Joel was a wonderful instructor who both inspired me in the pursuit of photography and helped me feel more comfortable with my camera. I would highly recommend any of his classes and plan to take more.
    It was a lot of fun and had great information.

    Enjoyed the session. Small group and personal attention was great. I liked that we moved around from Monona Terrace to downtown around the capital and State Street. Joel and son were great. Joel reached out to confirm prior to the meeting which also was nice.
    Great instructor, I really liked Joey.
    The class really opened up my ability to do more with my camera taking it off of auto mode means I have to do a lot more work, but the more I understand the more artistic I can become.

    Joel Ramsey
    Joel Ramsey is a Ph.D. candidate and a university professor with experience writing and presenting topics in public presentation, business, and multicultural communication, and social media and marketing. His studies include; various forms of communication, rhetoric, public address, proposals in social media and marketing, quantitative and qualitative research analysis, media convergence, and copyright law.
    Joel has several years of experience as a freelance photographer shooting street and automotive photography using a cannon 7d and eon-1 mark-v1 with a 150-500mm lens, a 200mm lens, and a 28-105mm lens and recently working with a Sony A7R-II and a 28-70mm lens. He has experience editing with adobe workshops (Photoshop and Lightroom).

    Joel Ramsey is available for private bookings

    Available weekday evenings from 5-9 PM
    Available weekends from 8 AM - 6 PM
    Private tutoring, weddings, portraits, headshot sessions, and events.

    Madison Photography Group
    Title or Location: Paris, France
    This photo was taken from the Montmartre neighborhood in Paris
    Credit: Jon Coppernoll
    Instagram: @jcoppernoll

    Madison Photography Group
    Title or Location: Capitol building during Street photography class
    This was my second class with Madison Photography Group and Joel Ramsey. After discussing transitioning to mirrorless during the first class, ( was really just looking for an excuse) I went ahead and bought my Nikon Zfc. This was my first day shooting with it and exploring the camera as well as the city. I am always intrigued by the capitol building. I will always appreciate a picture of it.
    Credit: Ken Norton
    Instagram: Kendnorton
    Madison Photography Group
    Title or Location: Mazomanie Wisconsin
    Danae had been bucked off her horse, Hawk, moments before this photo was taken. He was cranky from getting a bath earlier in the day, but calmed down when we brought him to a pasture where his best friend Magic was penned very close by. I used a 35 mm lens on my Nikon D750 at f16 to get the sun ray spikes.
    Credit: Klara Burger
    Instagram: @klaraannphotos

    Madison Photography Group
    Title or Location: Southwest Commuter Path
    Melting and refreezing snow adorns bushes like diamonds, reflecting in a humble ditch-bottom puddle
    Credit: Samuel Warfel
    Facebook: Samuel Warfel
    Instagram: @samuelwarfel

    Madison Photography Group
    Title or Location: Madison Downtown
    This was another busy Thursday. My friend is skydiver, they planned to do jumps ice, but the weather was warm. We went to check ice on the lake. And we saw this gorgeous view.
    Credit: Svetlana Terzeman
    Instagram: sveta_terzeman
    Madison Photography Group
    Title or Location: Waunakee Wisconsin
    "PATRIOTIC"blue skies, red barn, and white snow Saturday January 20 2024Schumacher Farm Park Waunakee Wisconsin USA Canon 90D Canon 50mm f/ 1.4 lens
    Credit: Brian Allen

    Seattle Photography Group
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach Oregon
    While visiting Cannon Beach, Oregon for Spring Break this year, we were treated to beautiful blue skies, warm weather, stars AND airglow at night! I was absolutely giddy about seeing those stars! Now I hope you all know how extremely rare this combination is on the pacific coast in spring. It's normally overcast and raining and definitely no stars to be seen. Thank you universe for allowing your magic to flow this evening. I truly appreciate you and your powers ??
    Credit: Amanda Thornton DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Milton Keynes Photography Group
    Title or Location: Milton Keynes
    to create this I used a piece of Teal vinyl for the backdrop, I had the camera, with a 30 mm Marco lens on a tripod set to manual focus, with focus staking of 10 shots I only used 5 in the end). for lighting I had two static lights on mini stands so I could play about with their placement to get the effect I was looking for. The dandelion seed was held in place, by putting it into a piece of white tack, I then sprayed it using a little electronic face atomiser (bought from Amazon) and loa
    Credit: Diane Langford
    Nashville Photography Society
    Title or Location: Franklin Tennessee
    This photo captures a serene moment in my front yard, where I lay on a blanket beneath a amazing tree. The weather was ideal, prompting me to grab my micro lens and focus on this exquisite dandelion.
    Credit: Kimber Weathers
    Facebook: Kimber
    Instagram: kimberlan30wea

    Dallas Photography Group
    Title or Location: My house in Lewisville
    Decided to make a composite that resembles the photo that NASA took with their millions of dolllar photo equipment. 2 months ago I photographed the full moon and placed it on top of the most recent solar eclipse photo I took. The moon normally get its light from the sun so getting the perspective with moon visibility is impossible during an eclipse unless you have nasa gear. My photo was taken with a canon R5, RF400mm F2.8 and cropped in.
    Credit: (MyJdProductions) Justin Dickinson
    Instagram: @myjdproductions
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe
    Gold Coast Photography Group
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
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    Instagram: Slystyles_art

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