KANSAS
CITY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginners Class

Beginners Class

Saturday the 27th of August
Nelson-Atkins Museum Sculpture Park - 10.30am - 3 hours
This class is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography; the ‘nuts and bolts’ stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great shots. Armed with these fundamentals, you will have the skills and the confidence to approach any style of photography, from portraits to landscapes and everything in between.
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$76pp     only 6 places left
ABOUT KANSAS
CITY
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 across the region.

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 Kansas City Photography Facebook Group 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
It was a great way to meet other photographers and take pictures of an area I wouldn?t normally go to. Our leader was very helpful in making sure we too quality photos.
5/5
Kay Tibbs
June 22nd 2022
We had a good look through Union Station. Photography tips and advice was offered. Fellow participants were wonderful to talk with.
4/5
John Fletcher
February 19th 2022
This was great and very informative
5/5
Edward Russell
February 19th 2022
The class was informative and very helpful for someone who is trying to get the basics down and learn a few different photo techniques to get started. Tim was friendly, easy to approach and knowledgeable.
5/5
Kim Horgan
October 24th 2021
It was fantastic! Tim was a great teacher. We had a small enough group so that he could take time with each of us and help us individually. I got enough basics from the session to give me some homework and next steps. Looking forward to the next time! Mark
5/5
Mark Calvert
October 24th 2021
5/5
Jared Leath
October 23rd 2021
Tim was just amazing! He was very knowledgeable and passionate about photography me and my wife learned so much and can?t wait for our next class.
5/5
Travis Hood
September 19th 2021
Tim was just amazing! He was very knowledgeable and passionate about photography me and my wife learned so much and can?t wait for our next class.
5/5
Travis Hood
September 18th 2021
4/5
Heather Brock
July 17th 2021
Loved the class. Learned a ton. Tim was great and very informative!!!
5/5
Lisa Stolze
June 13th 2021
Knowledgeable & friendly instructor. Would love some handouts to recall all the information!
4/5
Deb Porter
June 12th 2021
Very knowledgeable, helpful and intuitive instructor. I gained a lot from the lesson. I will be joining other classes as well.
5/5
Angela Whittington
May 15th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
James Waynauskas
I have worked in photography for the past 17 years. I shoot a variety of genres of photography including portraiture, live performance, events and weddings. I received my BFA in photography from Northern Illinois University. I went on to receive my MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I work in both film and digital and large format in addition to 35 mm. I have worked for newspapers, studios and blogs but for the most part I have been self employed. My specialty is location lighting and I pride myself on my versatility. Because of my education and experience, I have a strong understanding of the technical side of photography and how to achieve desired images.
James M Vaiknoras
Self taught, Jim has bases his work on his natural story telling ability, embracing the concepts of patience, anticipation and empathy. “ Every photograph is a three way conversation.” He sees photography as less of an art form and more of a way to see the world. “After working as a photojournalist for so long, I can’t imagine doing it any other way.”
Diane Jarvi
Diane Jarvi fell in love with photography as a freshman at Johnson County Community College and she has shared that love with students for the last 30 years. Diane has an MFA in Visual Art from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited on the East Coast and around the Midwest. She works with both film and digital and excels at demystifying technical concepts and translating the camera manual.