MONMOUTH
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Saturday 18 May
Mercer Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Bruce Mironov
Come and join us as we explore composition in photography.

Composition is one of the most critical element in photography. Composition is how a photographer arranges the visual elements within their image, frame. I promise you that if you search for information on composition you will find plenty You will find formal rules, opinion, some of which you can trace back to historical art movements and painters.

Even in the digital world, composition remains the key to creating strong images. Composition is what guides our eye through an image and gives importance to the subject. It creates the story for the viewer and how we as photographers convey that message.

This meetup will explore composition using our frame and tools available to us as the photographer.
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Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Saturday 01 June
Ocean Ave. - 10am - 2 Hours
Bruce Mironov
Street art is a unique and colorful art form and can be found in all kinds of nooks and crannies in cities all over the world. Capturing art in the streets in photographs can be tricky because these urban art pieces are in public spaces, that are busy and usually filled with a decent amount of traffic. Sometimes you include the people and sometimes, you don't.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 15 June
Mercer Road - 9am - 3 Hours
Bruce Mironov
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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$92       5 places left

The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 22 June
Point Pleasant Beach - 9pm - 2 Hours
Bruce Mironov
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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$47      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 13 July
Ocean Ave. - 9am - 2 Hours
Bruce Mironov
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$47      
ABOUT MONMOUTH
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 Monmouth.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    As an expert film photographer I learned that digital is very different but the same. Also that many of the selections on my camera are basically useless for my needs. Just set the dial on "M" and go from there just like film.
    5/5
    David
    2024-04-14
    The beginner class ended up being a one on one experience. Mai was great and helped refresh my memory about shutter speed and aperture settings. She taught me things about my camera that I didn?t know. I will never shoot on auto again. I also enjoyed visiting Cheesequake park as I had never been there.
    5/5
    Shari
    2024-03-17
    I thought it was great. Mai was a very knowledgeable and friendly instructor.
    5/5
    Michael
    2024-02-04

    Good place for photography with a good and knowledgeable instructor.
    5/5
    Adam
    2023-07-03
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Bruce Mironov
    Bruce has been doing photography since 1975 starting with a Minolta SRT-102 35mm SLR. The main subjects he has enjoyed photographing the most are cityscapes, landscapes, live shows of all types, and the photography of laser light, usually with glassware, and related subjects such as infrared, UV, etc. Bruce now shoost with a Nikon D5600, D3300 DSLRs , and a Panansonic Lumux advanced point and shoot,

    Bruce Mironov is available for private bookings

    Available anytime, just check for availabilty

    PHOTOS
    Monmouth Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: Central Park, NYC
    This photo was taken a few years ago at Central Park, NYC. Two people, complete strangers to me were sitting on the rocks enjoying the view and each other. I had already taken a few photos of them looking at the view and they turned to each other for a kiss and I was able to capture that moment.
    Credit: Bruce Mironov
    Facebook: Bruce Mironov

    Monmouth Photography Group
    2024-05-06
    Title or Location: Belmar Beach
    I took this shot at sunrise. Sunrise is my favorite time to be out in nature taking photos. I'm actually a Chef by profession but over the last few years my creative passion has turned from food to what I experience out in nature. I happend to take this one with my google pixel 7.
    Credit: Michael Harrison
    Facebook: MichaelHarrison
    Instagram: chefmikeharrison
    Monmouth Photography Group
    2024-05-03
    Title or Location: Cottage place LongBranch
    Was fortunate to have my camera with me I took about 8 shots in a 5 minute span
    Credit: Bill Rice
    Facebook: BillRice
    Instagram: billrice65

    Monmouth Photography Group
    2024-04-27
    Title or Location: Allaire Villiage
    The picture was taken on the season opening of Allaire Village. It was late in the day and most of the events for the day had already taken place and the village was fairly empty. The two bunnys look as if they are taken a well deserved rest in the afternoon sun after entertaining children all day. I hope if any one decides to purchase one they purchase both, they seem to belong together. Camera Olympus OM 5 with 12 -45 pro lens. Not sure about question regarding posting, I posted as a re
    Credit: William Molloy

    Monmouth Photography Group
    2024-04-26
    Title or Location: Allaire State Park, NJ
    This photo of branches against a very gray sky was taken during a Beginners class on April 13. I tried to blacken out the branches as much as possible to get the silhouette effect. It was shot at 1/320th f16 ISO 400 - Shutter priority .
    Credit: Bruce Mironov
    Facebook: Bruce
    Monmouth Photography Group
    2024-03-08
    Title or Location: Avon by the Sea March 2020
    Days before the COVID-19 lockdown, I went to Avon by the Sea with my photography group to capture the Spring morning light. As we walked on the beach, the formation of rocks and the rising sun caught my attention. I stopped and composed the shot. Afterward, I also noticed how the clouds in the sky looked like waves running up onto the beach.
    Credit: Jason DeMatteo
    Facebook: Jason DeMatteo
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasonmdematteo/

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez
    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire
    I started taking my son to RIAT in 2008 when he was just six years old. He had to follow Dad, and would be seen armed with my old Canon 350D. I was using a Canon 40D and Canon 100-400mm L series lens at the time.RIAT is wholly dependant upon the right weather for good photography. Cloud too low - display routines are changed. Too much cloud and rain - the background is too grey. The weather can also be too good, leaving bright blue, but boring backgrounds. Thankfully July 18, 2009 provided goo
    Credit: Steve Kingston
    Facebook: Steven Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558
    Milwaukee Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Near Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Knowing there was a high chance of seeing the aurora borealis, I left work early on Friday, May 10. First, I stopped at my local camera store to buy a new lens I had been dreaming about (14-24mm f2.8). Then I drove to Minnesota to meet up with another photographer. By 1am, we found ourselves by this lake. I often found myself admiring the aurora and not taking pictures. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced.
    Credit: Jenny Parbs
    Instagram: @jparbsphoto

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