BUFFALO
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Class

Beginner's Class

Sunday the 10th of July
Nature Preserve (downtown) - 10am - 3 hours
Confused over what terms such as "shutter speed", "aperture", "ISO speed", "exposure compensation", "white balance" mean? Have no fear - this class will take you through each of these important fundamental concepts of photography, so that you won't only get to know your camera better, but also have a better idea of how you can tweak camera modes and settings to get amazing shots! Come hang out with us as we take a walk through the woods and learn more about the manual settings on our cameras!
book now
$76pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Pet Photography

Pet Photography

Saturday the 16th of July
Clarence Hollow Farmers Market - 11.00am - 2 hours
One frequent challenge I hear photographers lament is getting good portraits of pets. Well, here's your chance to practice with a little guidance! Queen City Pitties animal rescue will be holding an adoption event in conjunction with the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market. Bring a pocket full of dog treats, and get ready to capture some puppies in action!
book now
$39pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Celestial Photography with Matt Costanza

Celestial Photography with Matt Costanza

Saturday the 30th of July
Wilkinson Pointe - 11.00pm - 2 hours
Get ready to see stars! Literally - as our guest instructor and celestial expert Matt Costanza guides us through the ins and outs of capturing the night sky!
book now
$39pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT BUFFALO
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 Buffalo.

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


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

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.

REVIEWS
Great to meet Jess and to get together with other photographers. Jess was very open to answering questions.
4/5
Nancy Smyth
June 6th 2022
Very nice meetup for my first event. The coordinator, Jess, was very personable and helpful.
5/5
Donald Green
June 6th 2022
Very nice meetup for my first event. The coordinator, Jess, was very personable and helpful.
5/5
Donald Green
June 4th 2022
I enjoyed it very much.
5/5
Maria Zwack
May 22nd 2022
Great location. Casual informative instruction was great.
5/5
Craig E Smith
May 8th 2022
The event was just spectacular. Was great fun and great learning experience. Paul Fanara was an excellent host and guide. The model, Courtney was just as great. Super to work with. Learned a lot and can't wait to attend another event. Thank you Paul and Courtney for everything.
5/5
Tim Marinaccio
May 7th 2022
5/5
Ben Dwyer
April 3rd 2022
It was very enjoyable...the instructor was very personable. I love the small group atmosphere. I will be signing up for more events in the future. .
5/5
Linda McKinney
March 20th 2022
5/5
Colin Modrzynski
March 20th 2022
Jon Test 3
5/5
Alyssa Cerny
March 10th 2022
Challenging environment, forcing me to improve my photographic skills
5/5
Alain Gerard
December 12th 2021
A very unique venue that included lighting challenges and eclectic items to photograph. As always, Paul was helpful. I enjoyed getting together with this group!
5/5
Kristin M Smith
December 11th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Paul Fanara
Based in Buffalo, NY, Paul Fanara is a professional photographer and filmmaker experienced with multiple photography disciplines including nature, animals, landscapes, still life, urban/architecture, marketing, events, portraits, fashion & modeling, performing arts, and more. He has been published in multiple national magazines. You can find Paul in social media by his handle @livinginthebuff
Jessica Rohl
Jess (she/her) graduated from Buff State with a Bachelors in Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography, and Maryland Institute College of Art with a Masters in Photographic and Electronic Media. She is Buffalo born and raised (with a few years in other places)! She is a narrative photographer reflecting on how music has a direct correlation to memory, but loves working within different themes especially when it gets her outside. Her most up to date work is on her website (www.rohlphotography.com), but she also has an instagram (@rohlphotography). Go Bills!