Upcoming Events

Getting to Know Your Camera Photography Meetup

Getting to Know Your Camera Photography Meetup

Saturday the 28th of May
Franklin Park - 9:00 am - 2 hours
Got a new camera? Still can't figure out how to use Manual settings and it's been a couple of years? This meetup will be perfect for you to get comfortable with your camera and its settings. You will learn how to shoot manually, how to hold your camera correctly, and get a ton of experience when it comes to shooting your camera! I'll be right by your side as you navigate the settings and start photographing your surroundings. We will even go over the importance of composition and how to use certain settings to create an artistic style of your choice!
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$35pp     9 places left
Mirrors and Reflections Photography Meetup

Mirrors and Reflections Photography Meetup

Sunday the 29th of May
Columbus Park of Roses - 9:00 am - 2 hours
Let's try something new and get creative! Let's use some mirrors or surfaces that reflect and include them in our photos! This can be anything from using mirrors in your portraiture, grabbing a rainbow crystal and holding it in front of your lens to get some cool flares, or even using reflections from the surrounding area like water or windows. Let's pump out a small series of 3-5 works that are cohesive and play around with a new artistic style using mirrors or reflections.
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$35pp     9 places left
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 Columbus.

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 Columbus 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.

Megan Chamberlain
March 6th 2022
Beautiful place to meet up! Let me experiment and learn!
Monica Yanscik
March 5th 2022
Haley was awsome! We feel so much more comfortable with our camera, and can?t wait for more class opportunities.
Nanette Sklenar
February 12th 2022
I feel the event was great. It had a good very attentive teacher . She had some good ideas on composition and artistic eye for each person's individual skill level.
January 8th 2022
This event was amazing! I learned so much in a short period of time. Ethan was knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to share his experience.
Susie Colburn
July 23rd 2021
Melissa Warheit
March 15th 2021
Haley Sipsock
Columbus-based artist Haley Sipsock works with mixed media to create feminist and unconventional art. She concentrated in fine art photography at The Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned her BFA in Photography. She has developed a love for experimenting with and incorporating different media into her photography practice. This lead to her development in digital and analog photography and 19th century printing processes like cyanotypes and van dykes. Sipsock has exhibited work at Open Space Art Gallery in Ottawa, IL, Women of Art 2021 online exhibition with Las Laguna Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA, and Alexander Hall Gallery in Savannah, GA. Currently, Haley is attending Columbus College of Art and & Design, where she is pursuing an MFA in Visual Arts. Her work continues to evolve in complexity with her growing use of mixed materials. Her passion of photography and art is now leading her on an exciting path of teaching with Oatlabs as a photo instructor as well as being a teaching assistant at her college.