BELL
COUNTY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 27 April
Belton - 10am - 2 Hours
Elena Fontenot
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
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$43      
Learn to Control the Light

Learn to Control the Light

Saturday 18 May
Temple's downtown district - 11am - 3 Hours
Elena Fontenot
Join us for an exhilarating photography class where we delve into the art of using flash during bright, sunny days. Contrary to popular belief, the sun doesn't always provide the perfect lighting conditions for every shot. In this class, we will explore how to effectively incorporate flash to enhance your outdoor photography.

In this hands-on session we will cover essential techniques to balance natural light with artificial flash, ensuring your subjects are well-lit and beautifully exposed even in the harshest sunlight.

Through a combination of theory and practical exercises, you'll gain confidence in using your flash unit to fill in shadows, add dimensionality to your images, and create stunning visual effects that elevate your photography to the next level.

Note: A basic understanding of camera settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO) is required for this class.
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$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Belton - 10am - 3 Hours
Elena Fontenot
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      

Mastering Flash Photography After Sunset

Mastering Flash Photography After Sunset

Saturday 10 August
Temple's downtown district - 8pm - 3 Hours
Elena Fontenot
Understanding Ambient Light: Learn how to gauge and manipulate existing light conditions after sunset to create a compelling backdrop for your images.
Harnessing Flash Dynamics: Delve into the technical aspects of flash photography, from understanding flash power and duration to controlling light spread and direction.
Balancing Flash with Ambient Light: Discover the art of balancing artificial and natural light to achieve a harmonious blend in your photographs
Creating Dramatic Effects: Explore techniques for crafting dramatic effects with flash
Hands-On Shooting Experience: Put theory into practice. Experiment with different flash setups and lighting angles to capture captivating images in real-world scenarios.
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$92      

Nearby Photography Groups

Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Saturday 20 April
Cameron Park Redwood Shelter - 10am - 2 Hours
Waco Photography Group
Courtney Williams
One of the most basic tenets of composition is the Rule of Thirds. Although most people are familiar with this technique it is often forgotten in the haste to take a photo. However you ignore it at your peril as it can make an average snap into something which is has tension and dynamism.

In this meetup we will practice using the Rule of Thirds in a setting full of photographic possibility.
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$43      
The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 20 April
Austin Boardwalk - 7pm - 2 Hours
Austin Photography Society
Arif Mahmud
Uncover the captivating world of nighttime photography with our expert-led session. Delve into the intricacies of your camera settings as we guide you through techniques tailored to harness the unique qualities of low light environments. Explore the diverse spectrum of light sources at night and learn how to utilize them to craft stunning photographs. We'll provide practical exercises designed to help you apply your newfound skills, transforming the night into your canvas. Join us for an enlightening experience that promises to elevate your photographic prowess.
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$43      
Sunrise Photography Meetup

Sunrise Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Lake Austin - 7am - 2 Hours
Austin Photography Society
Arif Mahmud
Discover the art of capturing the perfect sunrise through this engaging photography event tailored for those eager to refine their camera skills. Delve into the intricacies of manual and aperture-priority (AV) modes as you're guided by seasoned photographers. Learn the optimal settings to frame the break of dawn in all its glory and take home images that resonate with the beauty of early light. Whether you're a beginner or looking to enhance your technique, this is an opportunity to embrace the quiet majesty of sunrise with your camera as your companion. Join us and transform the way you photograph the morning's first light.
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$43      

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 04 May
Sturgis Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Waco Photography Group
Courtney Williams
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
book now
$43      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 11 May
Lake Austin - 7pm - 2 Hours
Austin Photography Society
Arif Mahmud
Discover the art of capturing the stunning beauty of a sunset through the lens of your camera. This hands-on experience will guide you through adjusting the perfect settings to embody the richness and depth of twilight, transforming an everyday sight into a captivating visual masterpiece. As the sun descends, it signals more than just the end of the day; it is a universal symbol of conclusion, offering a moment of reflection and the promise of repose. Join us in embracing this splendid natural spectacle and learn how to encapsulate its essence, creating images that resonate with tranquility and completion.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
Franklin Ave, Waco - 10am - 3 Hours
Waco Photography Group
Michael LiBassi
Embark on a journey to master your camera's full potential with our Beginners Photography Class. Dive deep into the mechanics of photography as we demystify the Exposure Triangle, illustrating the impact of Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO on your images. Gain hands-on experience by shooting in Manual Mode, reinforced by practical exercises following interactive instruction. Guided by an expert photographer, you'll be well on your way to capturing stunning photographs with confidence and precision. Join us to elevate your photographic skills beyond the confines of automatic exposure.
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$84      

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 01 June
Cameron Park Redwood Shelter - 10am - 2 Hours
Waco Photography Group
Michael LiBassi
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognize flattering light and how to manipulate it while shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how to work collaboratively with our model to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and making your subject comfortable. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing, exposure settings and metering for skin tones.
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$68      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 15 June
Franklin Ave, Waco - 10am - 3 Hours
Waco Photography Group
Michael LiBassi
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about the Exposure Triangle -- Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure. We'll learn to shoot in the Manual Mode and then practice the skills you have acquired. Led by a professional photographer you will creating better images in no time.
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$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Franklin Ave, Waco - 10am - 3 Hours
Waco Photography Group
Michael LiBassi
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about the Exposure Triangle -- Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure. We'll learn to shoot in the Manual Mode and then practice the skills you have acquired. Led by a professional photographer you will creating better images in no time.
book now
$92      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Watercolor Pet Portrait Painting: Bring Your Furry Friend to Life!

Beginner's Watercolor Pet Portrait Painting: Bring Your Furry Friend to Life!

Saturday 20 April
Mueller - 2pm - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Unleash your inner artist and create a masterpiece that truly captures the heart of your furry companion! Join our Beginner's Watercolor Pet Portrait Painting class, where we'll guide you step-by-step in bringing your beloved pet to life on canvas.

No prior painting experience? No problem! Our friendly instructor will lead you through the basics of watercolor techniques, ensuring that every stroke adds personality and charm to your pet's portrait. Discover the joy of mixing vibrant colors, blending tones, and transforming a blank canvas into a lively tribute to your four-legged friend.

Whether you have a mischievous cat, a playful pup, or a majestic hamster, this class is tailored for all animal lovers. Grab your brushes, embrace the creative spirit, and let the magic of watercolors turn your pet's portrait into a timeless work of art. Don't miss out on the fun - reserve your spot now and embark on a painting adventure that celebrates the unique bond between you and your furry friend!
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$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 27 April
Central East Austin - 1:30pm - 3 Hours
Austin Crochet Club
Daniel Hernandez
Ready to embark on a creative journey with crochet? Whether you're a complete beginner, haven't touched a hook in years, or just need a refresher on the basics, this class is tailored for you! We'll kick things off by mastering the art of holding the yarn, then dive into creating the essential stitches that form a classic granny square. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm; we'll provide the hook, yarn, and a refreshing non-alcoholic drink to keep you inspired. Full event details will be shared upon booking confirmation. Join us and discover the joy of crochet in a fun and supportive environment!
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$75      
Paint and Sip

Paint and Sip

Sunday 28 April
Town Creek Dr., Austin - 1:30pm - 2 Hours
Austin Art Group
Glen Curtis
Escape the ordinary and embark on a journey of creativity and relaxation with our "Paint and Sip" class.

Transport yourself to breathtaking landscapes and idyllic destinations, all while indulging in your favorite beverages.

Whether you're seeking a memorable outing with friends and family or a serene solo experience, this session is tailored for adults aged 18 and above.
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$43      

Painting Imagination: Children's Story Illustrations in Watercolor

Painting Imagination: Children's Story Illustrations in Watercolor

Saturday 04 May
Mueller - 2pm - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Whimsical Worlds: Watercolor Magic for Children's Stories" Class!

Uncover the art of storytelling through vibrant watercolors! Dive into imaginative techniques, mastering the art of illustrating children's stories with depth and emotion. Perfect for all levels, join our fun-filled community and let your creativity soar! Enroll now and start crafting enchanting tales in color!
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$43      
Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 11 May
Central East Austin - 1:30pm - 3 Hours
Austin Crochet Club
Daniel Hernandez
Ready to dive deeper into the world of crochet? Join our Amigurumi 101 class and discover the enchanting art of crocheting adorable creatures! Perfect for those who've completed our Beginner's Crochet Class or have basic crochet skills, this class will introduce you to the magical world of Amigurumi. Craft your own cute amigurumi heart during the session and bring your crochet creations to life! We'll provide the hook, yarn, and a refreshing non-alcoholic drink to keep you inspired. Full event details will be shared upon booking confirmation. Don't miss this chance to add a sprinkle of cuteness to your crochet journey!
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$68      
Acrylic Portraits Meetup

Acrylic Portraits Meetup

Sunday 19 May
Town Creek Dr., Austin - 1:30pm - 2 Hours
Austin Art Group
Glen Curtis
Discover the vibrant realism of Acrylic Portrait art, a wonderfully rewarding creative pursuit that embraces thoughtful craftmanship and meticulous dedication. Enjoy the challenge, the process, and the satisfaction of creating something extraordinary. Immerse yourself in a hands-on experience and create stunning, lifelike portraits with visceral impact. Find your inspiration, unlock your potential, and take your artistic expression to the next level.
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$43      

Amigurumi Jellyfish Class

Amigurumi Jellyfish Class

Saturday 25 May
Central East Austin - 1:30pm - 3 Hours
Austin Crochet Club
Daniel Hernandez
Step into the enchanting world of Amigurumi with our Jellyfish Crochet Class! Unleash your creativity and learn the art of crafting adorable stuffed yarn creatures from Japan. Whether you're a crochet newbie or have some basic skills from our Beginner's Crochet Class, this workshop is tailored just for you! With our guidance, you'll create your very own jellyfish masterpiece by the end of the session. We'll provide the hook, yarn, and a refreshing non-alcoholic drink to keep you energized. Full event details will be shared upon booking confirmation. Dive in with us and let your imagination swim wild as you craft a splash of charm for any space!
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$68      
Welcome Spring Floral Watercolor

Welcome Spring Floral Watercolor

Saturday 25 May
Mueller - 3pm - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Step into the enchanting world of floral watercolors as we bid winter farewell and welcome the vibrant hues of spring!

Join our "Welcome Spring Floral Watercolor" class for a blooming good time. Dive into the art of painting blossoms, capturing the essence of the season in every brushstroke. We'll unleash your inner artist, teaching you the secrets of blending, shading, and creating your very own masterpiece inspired by the beauty of spring blooms.

No experience needed - just bring your enthusiasm and let the colors of spring come alive on your canvas! Don't miss out on this floral fiesta - reserve your spot and let's paint the town in the dazzling shades of spring!
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$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 08 June
Central East Austin - 1:30pm - 3 Hours
Austin Crochet Club
Daniel Hernandez
Ready to embark on a creative journey with crochet? Whether you're a complete beginner, haven't touched a hook in years, or just need a refresher on the basics, this class is tailored for you! We'll kick things off by mastering the art of holding the yarn, then dive into creating the essential stitches that form a classic granny square. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm; we'll provide the hook, yarn, and a refreshing non-alcoholic drink to keep you inspired. Full event details will be shared upon booking confirmation. Join us and discover the joy of crochet in a fun and supportive environment!
book now
$75      

Exploring Basic Watercolor Techniques

Exploring Basic Watercolor Techniques

Saturday 15 June
Mueller - 10am - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Join us on an exhilarating journey into the enchanting world of watercolor with our "Exploring Watercolor Techniques for Beginners" class! Prepare to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of color as you unleash your inner artist.

Under the expert guidance of our skilled instructor, beginners will uncover the secrets of watercolor magic. Dive into the fundamentals of color blending, washes, and texture techniques that will bring your artwork to life. From serene landscapes to captivating abstracts, explore the boundless possibilities of watercolor painting.

Let your creativity soar as every brushstroke tells a unique story. Join us for a delightful exploration of watercolor wonders, where imagination knows no limits! Reserve your spot now to secure your place in this vibrant adventure. Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation. Remember to bring your basic watercolor materials and get ready to dive into a world of artistic discovery!
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$43      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 20 July
Mueller - 10am - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Dive into the wonderful world of watercolors with our Beginner's Watercolor class - where creativity knows no bounds!

If you've ever dreamed of wielding a paintbrush and bringing your imagination to life on paper, this small and friendly class is your golden ticket. Guided by a seasoned professional instructor, we've crafted the perfect beginner-friendly experience just for you!

Embark on a colorful journey as you unravel the secrets of fundamental watercolor techniques, explore the magic of color theory, and discover the art of mixing paint. And that's not all - watch as your newfound knowledge transforms into a breathtaking piece of art, leaving you with a creation that's uniquely yours.

No previous experience required - just bring your curiosity and a splash of enthusiasm! Join us for an adventure in watercolors, where every brushstroke is a step closer to unlocking your inner artist. Reserve your spot now and let the painting magic begin! Full details will be provided upon booking confirmation.
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$47      
ABOUT BELL
COUNTY
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 Bell County.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I enjoyed learning how to properly use my camera and learning a few techniques.
    5/5
    Alyssa
    2024-01-08
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Elena Fontenot
    This is Elena. She was born in Russia, and since 2018, Elena has been involved in various aspects of photography. In 2018, she started her career as a retoucher for post-production. In 2019, she assisted a wedding photographer and later became a second photographer on their team. Since 2020, she has been working as a tutor in an online photography school, teaching editing and post-production classes. Since moving to the US in 2021, photography has been her primary focus.

    She takes lifestyle and family pictures but also specializes in fine art photography.
    Currently one of her fine art work is represented at the Fine art photography exhibition in Moscow (Russia).
    PHOTOS
    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: My backyard
    Living in the country has its perks, like witnessing this beauty.
    Credit: Kelsi Leanne Photography

    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: My backyard
    There are some perks to living in the country, like being able to witness this gorgeous moon.
    Credit: Kelsi Leanne Photography
    Facebook: Kelsi Leanne Photography
    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Main Street, Belton, TX
    Just a pretty old house
    Credit: Bambi Altman

    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Nolan Creek, Belton, TX
    Just a large weed growing at the bank of the creek...
    Credit: Bambi Altman

    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: Mother Neff State Park
    This is the Tower at Mother Neff State Park.
    Credit: Kelsi Leanne Photography
    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: Mother Neff State Park
    Butterflies have always had a special meaning to me and this little guy let me get close enough to see his beautiful colors.
    Credit: Kelsi Leanne Photography

    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art

    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
    I captured this house sparrow coming in for a landing on my bird feeder one rainy afternoon using my Nikon D7500 and a Sigma 100-400mm lens. The settings were 1/1250 f/6.3 Auto ISO.
    Credit: Max L. Lieberman
    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Murfreesboro, Arkansas
    The classic "Diamond Ring" picture from the recent eclipse on April 8, 2024, taken from our cabin in the woods on the banks of the Little Missouri River! We (8 family members) have been eagerly waiting for this event since August of 2017, when we traveled to Athens, Tennessee for the last one!
    Credit: Craig P LaBorde
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Victoria Point, Brisbane
    This was my first attempt at astrophotography in Brisbane and was a trial shot more than anything. I went looking for an eastern facing foreground knowing that the Milky Way core would be rising at around 10pm from the east, leaving me few options where light pollution wouldn't be an issue. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too harsh at vic point. I loved the foreground and the lightning in the distance on the horizon, and the satellite creaping in was another unexpected surprise with th
    Credit: Ryan Bowron
    Instagram: @rdb_photo

    Glasgow Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: GlenCoe. Scotland.
    This photo was taken a few years ago. I waited a long time for the right light and atmosphere. I was already cold when this picture appeared. I was very happy that my efforts were so generously rewarded.
    Credit: Bogdan
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Edmonds, WA
    Dearing the eclipse of 2017 my family and I sat in our backyard here in WA to watch the 93 totality with our eclipse glasses. With my homemade solar filter attached to my camera, I took a series of photos of the sun during the eclipse. After processing my sun photos, I was disappointed to see that the moon only showed up as a black hole and not its proper form. I am an avid shooter of Astro photography and have several photos of the moon taken from my backyard and multiple other locations. I
    Credit: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
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