BUFFALO
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 02 March
Main Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones.
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Architecture and Street Photography

Architecture and Street Photography

Saturday 09 March
Upper Main St. - 12pm - 2 Hours
Paul Fanara
The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.

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$43      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Main Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 24 March
Williamsville, NY 14221 - 1pm - 2 Hours
Paul Fanara
Explore the technical fundamentals of digital photography (also knows as, "Let's get you out of AUTO and into MANUAL MODE!") We'll focus on the features of your camera, and how to adjust your settings, as well as changing perspectives, and composition techniques.
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$43      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 06 April
Williamsville, NY 14221 - 10am - 2 Hours
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
Discover the full potential of your camera by mastering the art of shooting in Manual Mode. Designed for photography enthusiasts ready to venture beyond the simplicity of Auto, this class offers a comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of manual photography. Delve into the nuances of your device as you gain confidence manipulating key camera settings. Explore the intricacies of the exposure triangle, including Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO, to elevate your photographic skills. Join us and take the first step towards capturing images with precision and creative control.
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Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography

Saturday 13 April
Depew - 1pm - 2 Hours
Paul Fanara
Explore the beauty of nature and the wildlife of one of Buffalo's most popular nature preserves! Wildlife photography takes quick responses and a lot of patience, but will get you closer to nature!
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
Williamsville, NY 14221 - 10am - 2 Hours
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
Discover the full potential of your camera beyond automatic settings by diving into the essentials of photography. Delve into an engaging exploration of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these critical settings influence your shots. Elevate your photography skills with hands-on experience, guided by the expertise of a professional photographer. Take this opportunity to transition from an enthusiast to a more skilled photographer by understanding the mechanics that bring your images to life. Join us for a session that promises not only to enrich your knowledge but also to expand your creative horizon.
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$43      
Long exposure landscape

Long exposure landscape

Sunday 21 April
Riverway - 7pm - 2 Hours
Paul Fanara
Master the art of long exposure photography and discover how to capture breathtaking landscapes, whether bathed in sunlight or cloaked in darkness. Our guided workshop will equip you with the skills to create stunning images that stand out. Join us for an immersive experience that will enhance your photography portfolio with the magic of time-lapse beauty. Elevate your craft and transform the mundane into the extraordinary. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a beginner eager to learn, this event promises an enriching journey through the lens.
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$43       5 places left
Cherry Blossoms and Spring Flowers

Cherry Blossoms and Spring Flowers

Saturday 27 April
Nottingham Terrace - 10am - 2 Hours
Paul Fanara


Buffalo in Springtime is beautiful, but is there any place more beautiful than when the cherry trees are in full bloom? Get ready for some truly inspiring opportunities for photography!
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$43      

Spring Awakening Photography Meetup

Spring Awakening Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Forest Lawn - 10am - 2 Hours
Paul Fanara
Explore the history, wildlife and flora of one of Buffalo's most historic parks. We will explore Landscape photography, Macro photography and Wildlife photography, along with the incredible history of this location.

Do not miss the opportunity! Book now!
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$43      
Bugs and Blooms - Macro Photography

Bugs and Blooms - Macro Photography

Saturday 18 May
South Park Avenue, South Park Ave, Buffalo - 12pm - 2 Hours
Paul Fanara
Explore the spring gardens s and get down with the little critters of nature! Spring is a great time to capture the fresh flower blooms and the insect activity they encourage!
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 June
Upper Main St. - 11am - 2 Hours
Paul Fanara
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.

Let's take advantage of some of the great architecture, shops and cityscapes to learn how to photograph in a variety of environments!
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$43      

City Lights At Night

City Lights At Night

Saturday 15 June
Upper Main St. - 9pm - 2 Hours
Paul Fanara
Street photography isn't just a day time venture! Join us for a deep dive into city scapes using long exposure, and other photographic techniques while we explore architecture and the city's night life!
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Harbour West - 10am - 2 Hours
Hamilton Photography Group
Felipe Restrepo
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
book now
$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 23 March
Strathcona - 10am - 3 Hours
Hamilton Photography Group
Felipe Restrepo
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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$94       5 places left
Sunrise Photography Meetup

Sunrise Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 April
Centremount - 6am - 2 Hours
Hamilton Photography Group
Felipe Restrepo
Students will learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunrise. You will most likely need to use manual settings or switch to AV (aperture) mode.
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$43      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 20 April
Jackson Square - 6pm - 2 Hours
Hamilton Photography Group
Felipe Restrepo
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$43      
I Shoot it, You Shoot It

I Shoot it, You Shoot It

Saturday 11 May
Jackson Square - 10am - 2 Hours
Hamilton Photography Group
Felipe Restrepo
This session, will have a wide variation of subjects and creative lighting. The idea is that you can see how I shoot a scene, and then you place your camera in position and shoot the same way. This is a very effective way to study and learn new techniques.
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Plants in Watercolor

Plants in Watercolor

Saturday 09 March
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Discover the enchanting world of botanical art in our "Plants in Watercolor" class! Dive into the vibrant realm of painting plants and flowers using the magical medium of watercolor.

Unleash your creativity as we journey through the secrets of color mixing, brush techniques, and composition. Our expert instructors will lead you step-by-step, empowering you to craft your own stunning plant or flower masterpiece. Embrace the joy of artistic expression, and receive personalized guidance and feedback to make your creation truly bloom. Join us for an immersive experience where your imagination blossoms on paper!
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$43      
Bodies of Water

Bodies of Water

Saturday 23 March
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Julie Wojs
Dive into the magic of water with our Bodies of Water class! Learn the basics of painting various types of water from serene lakes, or rushing rivers, to beautiful waves within the ocean! Join us to bring your imagination to life on canvas!
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$43      
Sacred Symbols: Unleashing Healing Energies Through Art

Sacred Symbols: Unleashing Healing Energies Through Art

Saturday 06 April
Tonawanda - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Participants are encouraged to engage in the artistic process without judgment, allowing emotions and thoughts to flow freely onto the canvas or paper. Through guided prompts, reflection exercises, and group discussions, individuals can gain insight into their feelings, build resilience, and develop coping strategies for managing stress, anxiety, and trauma.
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$43      

Birds with Watercolor

Birds with Watercolor

Saturday 20 April
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Embark on a vibrant journey with our Birds with Watercolor class, where creativity takes flight! Dive into the world of feathered wonders as you explore the magic of watercolor. From mastering color mixes to refining brush techniques, our workshop promises an exciting adventure in bird-themed artistry.

Guided by expert instructors, you'll receive step-by-step instructions, personalized feedback, and unleash your imagination on paper. This isn't just a class; it's a chance to craft your own avian masterpiece, uniquely yours. So, spread your artistic wings and join us to elevate your painting skills in a fun and engaging atmosphere!
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$43      
Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 04 May
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Welcome to "Drawing Plants and Flowers"! In this workshop, we will explore the art of drawing plants and flowers.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of drawing various plants and flowers. We will cover topics such as simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and using colors to enhance your drawings.

You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful plant and flower drawings. Our instructors will provide feedback and guidance along the way, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.
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$43      
Mandala Art

Mandala Art

Saturday 18 May
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating beautiful and intricate mandala designs.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of drawing mandalas, with a focus on the different elements that make up these stunning circular designs. We will cover topics such as symmetry, patterns, and repetition, and provide you with step-by-step instructions to create your own mandalas.

You will learn techniques for creating intricate designs using simple shapes and patterns, including using rulers and compasses to create precise circles and lines.

A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. Traditionally, a mandala is a geometric design or pattern that represents the cosmos or deities in various heavenly worlds.
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$43      

Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Saturday 01 June
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Julie Wojs
Explore the vibrant world of Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils! Join us for an exciting journey where you'll not only discover the art of capturing still life but also master the magic of adding a burst of color with colored pencils. Unleash your creativity as we dive into the essentials, focusing on the fascinating realm of proportions to ensure your creations are not just visually stunning but anatomically correct. Get ready to bring your artistic visions to life in a fun and engaging class that promises to be both educational and creatively fulfilling!
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$43      
Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 15 June
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Welcome to "Drawing Plants and Flowers"! In this workshop, we will explore the art of drawing plants and flowers.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of drawing various plants and flowers. We will cover topics such as simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and using colors to enhance your drawings.

You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful plant and flower drawings. Our instructors will provide feedback and guidance along the way, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.
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$43      
Texture Acrylic Painting with Palette Knife

Texture Acrylic Painting with Palette Knife

Saturday 29 June
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Julie Wojs
In this workshop, we will explore the art of painting with texture.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of painting various landscapes, bodies, or objects with texture, adding medium and using palette knives.

You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful painting. Our instructors will provide feedback and guidance along the way, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.
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$43      

Art Journaling for Self Expression

Art Journaling for Self Expression

Saturday 13 July
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Julie Wojs
In this workshop, we will explore the art of using art journaling for self-expression. This is more than just a journal or sketch book. We will be using a variety of techniques and learning how to use them to form connections with our creativity and mind/body.

We will cover topics such as painting, drawing, mixed media, collage, brush techniques, and composition, and intuitive creative processes while providing you with step-by-step instructions to build your own journal. You will have the opportunity to work on your own project, with guidance and feedback from our instructors.
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$43      
Plants in Watercolor

Plants in Watercolor

Saturday 10 August
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Julie Wojs
Discover the enchanting world of botanical art in our "Plants in Watercolor" class! Dive into the vibrant realm of painting plants and flowers using the magical medium of watercolor.

Unleash your creativity as we journey through the secrets of color mixing, brush techniques, and composition. Our expert instructors will lead you step-by-step, empowering you to craft your own stunning plant or flower masterpiece. Embrace the joy of artistic expression, and receive personalized guidance and feedback to make your creation truly bloom. Join us for an immersive experience where your imagination blossoms on paper!
book now
$43      
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 in 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 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 Buffalo Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Thought is was great. Teacher seems to know their stuff.
    5/5
    Roderick
    2024-02-04
    It was awesome! Enjoyed every minute of it, the weather was great, Paul gave us some great photography tips and showed us some great parts of Bflo. I would do it again!
    5/5
    Maria
    2023-12-10
    It was awesome! Enjoyed every minute of it, the weather was great, Paul gave us some great photography tips and showed us some great parts of Bflo. I would do it again!
    5/5
    Maria
    2023-12-10

    It was very nice, good balance between teaching us some tips and at the same time letting us be ourselves. The guide was always attentive for any need or questions. Everybody very nice.
    5/5
    Lorena
    2023-11-02
    Thanks for all the great tips on metering. I enjoyed seeing your examples and hearing your explanations for using additional lighting outdoors. I also enjoyed the hands on work we did . Thank you again for a terrific class.
    5/5
    Diane
    2023-09-10
    It was very helpful in learning about my camera, which was possible because of the small group size. It would have been good to have more "hands on" in taking pictures as part of the lesson, to reinforce what was learned. After the lesson Constantinos took us to take pictures of the creek, but it wasn't incorporated into the actual lesson itself and the environment was too noisy/busy. Since this was more of a didactic experience, I would suggest holding it indoors. I really liked Constantinos as a teacher and will take some more lessons with him.
    5/5
    Bonnie
    2023-07-25

    Thank you for the tips to improve my composition. I appreciated the attention and feedback you gave me. You provide a welcoming attitude that allows people to ask questions . You have a talent for teaching. Thanks for sharing your expertise.
    5/5
    Diane
    2023-07-16
    Instructor is very knowledgeable and helped me figure out a lens I have been frustrated with. Thank you!
    5/5
    Kristin
    2023-06-11
    I learned so much from this class! Thank you Konstantinos for your organization and explanation of skills. I enjoyed the hands on element in the lesson, it really gave me a chance to try the skills taught. I would definitely attend another class.
    5/5
    Diane
    2023-06-05

    This class was not only instructional, but fun. Our instructor presented the objective of the class, provided explicit examples and instructions. He then broke us up into partners to practice and discuss our progress with each other and then with the group. He moved among the groups to provide formative assessment and modeling.
    5/5
    Margie
    2023-06-04
    I thought the event was excellent. The instructor was prepared and focused, He asked clarifying questions before moving on and was very attentive to our learning interests and outcomes. It was a GREAT event.
    5/5
    Margie
    2023-05-29
    Excellant event! Excellent teacher! Thank you!
    5/5
    Maria
    2023-03-05

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    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
    Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
    I was born and raised in beautiful Thessaloniki Greece in 1973, a city in Northern Greece right in the heart of the ancient land of Macedonia. My hometown is a hub for arts and honestly, a perfect place for a young photographer.
    Photography was never a hobby for me. It was always a passion, my career and my work.

    Konstantinos Tsigkrelis is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays morning. For any other day pr time we can talk about my availability and maybe something can be arranged.
    I can do private tutoring about any subject around photography or even video production, and photography editing of any kind.
    Other sessions that I do is portraits of any kind, from the simplest professional headshot and beyond. The sky is the limit.

    PHOTOS
    Buffalo Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Courtyard Marriott in Niagara Falls, NY
    The lights drew me to want to take some photos of the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Niagara Falls, NY. The fact that it was dark really highlighted the purple and red lights and the angle I took the picture. I shot the picture in shutter priority mode with the ISO being 6400 and shutter speed was 1/30.
    Credit: Kimberly Lewis

    Buffalo Photography Group
    2024-02-10
    Title or Location: Buffalo Main Lighthouse - Shot from Erie Basin Marina
    There was a sense of stillness in the air as the sun began to set on lake Erie. The aliveness of the water crashing, birds chirping and the orange sky left me feeling relaxed and so grateful I had the opportunity to capture this photo and experience this moment.
    Credit: Jacob Lippincott
    Facebook: facebook.com/lippincottphotography
    Instagram: instagram.com/lippincott.photography
    Buffalo Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Tonawanda NY
    After not doing photos for months, I went out with my Photo friends Dan and Bob to take some sunset photos of Grand Island bridge. After sunset we went to the Grand Island side for night photos.
    Credit: Mike Miller
    Facebook: mikemillerdrummer
    Instagram: mikemillerproductions

    Buffalo Photography Group
    2024-02-02
    Title or Location: Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, USA.
    One of favorite ways to capture the Falls in the winter, long exposures. Just one of those days when Niagara Falls turns into a winter wonderland.
    Credit: Doug DiRamio
    Instagram: @DougDiRamioPhotography

    Buffalo Photography Group
    2024-01-26
    Title or Location: Niagara Falls New York
    Like many photographers, I had decided I wanted to try to compose an image of the supermoon in 2016. I had an interest in doing so because a few years prior we had a supermoon and my attempts to capture that failed. I remember when the moon rose that year, I was amazed at how big it was when it started to come up over the horizon, and I also recalled it was a deep red color as it breached the horizon. Unfortunately, my location set up left a lot to be desired and that did lead to my failure. The
    Credit: Michael Sargent Visuals
    Facebook: michaelsargentvisuals
    Instagram: @michaelsargentvisuals
    Buffalo Photography Group
    2024-01-15
    Title or Location: Canadian side of Niagara Falls
    I took this photo on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls on January 5th at night. I got my inspiration for taking a photo like this as I discovered black and white photography is my favorite and I love landscape photography as well.When taking the photo, I wanted to make sure I got the mist in the picture. The way it looked in the photo matched perfectly with the building in the photo as well as the lights.
    Credit: Kim Lewis

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones

    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/

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