Upcoming Events

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 14 October
Kauffman Center - 10am - 2 Hours
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures. In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 04 November
Plaza Area - 10am - 3 Hours
Take the opportunity to delve deeper into the intricacies of your camera and escape the confines of automatic exposure. Be part of a rewarding experience where we demystify your camera settings, focusing on the impact of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO on exposure. Once equipped with this newfound knowledge, apply it in a hands-on session under the expert tutelage of a professional photographer. This engaging event is a must-attend for every photography enthusiast.
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$84       3 places left
Birds and Nature

Birds and Nature

Saturday 02 December
Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Are you a bird watcher or a nature lover and have also been wondering how to get sharp photos consistently. This session plans to take the guess work out of it and get you on your way to capture the wildlife you love. Some of the topics covered will be, optimal settings, light direction, bird habits, equipment and operation. Come along and lets take some photos that show the natural beauty of birds. We will be enjoying the Eagle Days event at the refuge. There will be more eagles than you can count just waiting for you to photograph them. We will travel around the refuge using the tour buses they provide as part of this event. Please plan on this taking closer to 4 hours.
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$84       3 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 in Kansas City .

  • 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 Kansas City Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    Excellent event. Darrin picked a great location for our street photography outing. He was knowledgeable, good communicator, looked out for us while we roamed taking photos and enjoyable to hang out with.
    I thought it was great!
    Great event. Location provided good view of the sunset.

    Good instructor. Great event.
    enjoyed the event, learned more about taking pictures and my camera
    It was nice having it to be a small group.

    Josh was great. He was very informative, organized, encouraging and willing to answer any questions. I appreciated the small group size.
    Great information!
    Despite the heat, I had an amazing time capturing Street photos. The instructor's extensive knowledge and professionalism made the experience even more enjoyable. Thank you!!

    Fun event. Josh had scouted out locations and offered good advice prior to beginning the shot.
    Josh was very informative & easy to communicate with. I'm looking forward to my next class in August.
    Nice location.

    Josh Blackman
    Josh finds beauty in the natural world and enjoys sharing his perspective through photographic works. Josh's photography includes landscapes and nature, including large and small animals or anything that happens to catch his eye, while getting off the beaten path. A lifelong Kansas Citian, he finds inspiration while hiking, boating, and traveling the world with his wife and two sons.

    Josh Blackman is available for private bookings

    Evenings and weekends.
    Private tutoring and events.

    Darrin Dressler
    I am a photographer and documentary filmmaker from Kansas City Missouri with a college degree in psychology from Kansas State University and an associates degree in photography. I started working as a nature photographer and now focus on video journalism and creating documentaries. I currently work with local nonprofits to create moving program portrayals through photography and videography to raise program awareness and increase organizational funding.

    Darrin Dressler is available for private bookings

    Available booking on nights and weekends. Private tutoring for beginner to advanced photography classes and postproduction photo editing using Adobe Creative apps Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.

    Kansas City Photography Group
    Title or Location: Falun Sweden
    This picture was taken by Sam Darvish on the way to Falun, Sweden at midnight of Sunday September 24th, 2023. Aurora is only shown in north or south pole of the earth in early September or late March. The people of very North of Sweden usually have a chance to see it but this time was shown in the South. Almost all of sky photographers like to have a chance to capture this beautiful sky.
    Credit: Sam Darvish

    Orange County Photography Group
    Title or Location: September?s Milky Way
    Milky Way juxtaposed above the silhouettes of oak, pine and manzanita trees overlooking the foggy Santa Ynez Valley . Located approximately 3,200 feet of elevation on an open grassy field on the side of Figueroa Mountain, Padres Nat?l Park. The streaks of light penetrating through the fog/clouds in the background, are most likely light pollution from the cities of Solvang, Los Olivis and Santa Ynez.
    Credit: Lily V Mendez
    Instagram: Lilys_Bigadventure & Lily_V_MendezPhotography
    Kansas City Photography Group
    Title or Location: This is from the back roads of franklin county
    Fall is beginning to turn and the country roads are more beautiful than ever
    Credit: Carl D'Amico

    Brighton Photography Group
    Title or Location: Shoreham
    A photo I took while enjoying my day in Shoreham
    Credit: Brett Butler
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darkheartphotographer

    Kansas City Photography Group
    Title or Location: Liberty Memorial
    It's always difficult trying to find new perspectives when taking photographs of well known landmarks like the Liberty Memorial. My wife, Mary Ann, and I were on a photo walk with a group of photographers at the Liberty Memorial and while standing at the base of the tower she said "Hey, why don't you try it from this angle?". I did and I think it turned out pretty nice. She has always had a better artistic eye than me!
    Credit: Arthur Wegener
    Facebook: Arthur Wegener
    Wollongong Photography Group
    Title or Location: King Parrot calling card.
    I spotted this King Parrot feather in my yard after a night of showers. The water droplets only added to its beauty.
    Credit: Bla Andbla

    Kansas City Photography Group
    Title or Location: Reflection Lake in Mt. Ranier National Park at Sunrise
    I visited Washington State in late July and spent 2 days in Mt. Ranier National Park. On day 2 we planned on going to Reflection Lake at sunrise with the hope of getting a clear picture of Mt. Ranier reflecting off the water of Reflection Lake. In talking with a few other photographers who were there that morning I was told that on average, one out of four days might be clear enough for a good picture. For one of the photographers I talked to it was his 4th morning in a row being there, befo
    Credit: Mike Greenhagen
    St Albans Photography Group
    Title or Location: Milton Keynes
    I took my son to see an old friend because he wanted to play with wire wool and try and get some "cool" pictures. We also took some led masks with us too. Was an eventful night and I'm sure somewhere along the line will see the rest of the results here
    Credit: PhotosByBealsey
    Facebook: PhotosByBealsey
    Instagram: PhotosByBealsey
    Kansas City Photography Group
    Title or Location: It was taken on one of the bridges that runs over I-70 downtown.
    I knew the first moon of August was called the Sturgeon Moon so I set out early to find a good point of view to wait for the moon to rise. As it was rising over the Kauffman Center I started to move around ever so slightly and fired away. I used manual focus on the moon to make sure to get a good clean crisp photograph.
    Credit: Mike Day
    Facebook: MikeDay
    Instagram: mikedayphotography

    Portland Photography Group
    Title or Location: Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest
    Portland Photography Group shoot @ Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest (with Ann moving the light stick)
    Credit: Carlton Ward
    Instagram: redjelly39
    Kansas City Photography Group
    Title or Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, MO
    Taken with Nikon D7200 w/Nikkor 55-300 mm lens in late afternoon.
    Credit: Russ Mehl
    Facebook: Russ Mehl
    Colchester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Hylands house
    This photo was taken at hylands house back in 2017 at 4.30pm for me its right place right time ...
    Credit: Wayne Fowler
    Facebook: Mr F photos

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