ALBANY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

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ABOUT ALBANY
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 Albany.

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

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions

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

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue.

REVIEWS
The event was at Troy Farmer?s Market and Brian did a great job getting me comfortable taking photos of people in a non posed manner.
5/5
Mitchell Rubin
July 30th 2022
Very informative
5/5
Megeen R. Mulholland
July 30th 2022
Great event. This was my second class with Brian and he does such a great job explaining everything. From how to use my camera to how to take the best shots. I just love these events!
5/5
Sandy Carella
July 30th 2022
The event was at Troy Farmer?s Market and Brian did a great job getting me comfortable taking photos of people in a non posed manner.
5/5
Mitchell Rubin
July 30th 2022
It was great. Our instructor Brian was very helpful and was very willing to help out when asked. He provided guidance and suggestions and was super fun! This was a great location for a workshop like this.
5/5
Melissa Johnson
June 27th 2022
WE WANT MORE!!!! Brian is attentive to all levels, chooses really cool spots, and all of the people attending said they wanted MORE!!!!
5/5
Marlene Wagner
June 27th 2022
Great location for the meet-up. Leader/Instructor is great, respectful, knowledgeable!
5/5
William Lawrence
June 27th 2022
The event was fantastic. We were at a place where there were a lot of interesting things to photograph. Our photographer Brian was so helpful and knowledgeable.
5/5
Sandy Carella
June 27th 2022
It was a great learning experience for me. Brian was great. I can?t wait for future events.
5/5
Mitchell Rubin
June 26th 2022
4/5
Marty Bannan
April 12th 2022
4/5
Marty Bannan
April 12th 2022
4/5
Marty Bannan
April 12th 2022
INSTRUCTORS
Brian Van Sise
Brian Van Sise is a photographer based in Capitol Region of upstate NY who specializes in sport and portrait photography . He has been a photographer for 8 years and owns his own small photography business.