BELL
COUNTY
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

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

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Barton Springs Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Austin Photography Society
Arif Mahmud
Harness your innate creativity and capture the beauty of nature in an eye-catching way. This interactive session equips you with the knowledge to manipulate your camera settings and the principles of composition, focus, and color, bringing your vision alive on digital paper.

Many professional establishments feature large displays of vibrant fields of flowers, butterflies adorning leaves, or a lone dewdrop on a rose. These captivating images that grace their walls, each bear the testimony of the artist’s eye - seeing and capturing the world around in a uniquely beautiful form. This is your opportunity to learn the skills that can magically transform just another piece of nature into a photographic masterpiece.

Discover the secret to using angles, light, and shadows to accentuate your subjects. Master the art of making your subjects stand out with a blend of theory and practice. Your journey to becoming a visual storyteller starts here.
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$47      
Zoo Photography Meetup

Zoo Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Rawhide Trail - 9am - 2 Hours
Austin Photography Society
Arif Mahmud
Experience the joy of capturing stunning images of zoo animals at our upcoming event. Our professional photographers will guide you in choosing the right lenses to eliminate cages and reflections while also teaching you the art of intimate compositions and more. Improve your photography skills and join us for an engaging, fun-filled photography session. Discover the spectacular world of zoo animal photography.
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$47      
Portrait Photography Class

Portrait Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
Austin Downtown - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Austin Photography Society
Arif Mahmud
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.

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$47      

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 17 August
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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$47      
Mural Photography

Mural Photography

Saturday 07 September
E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, - 10am - 2 Hours
Austin Photography Society
Arif Mahmud
Mural photography is a captivating genre that involves capturing images of murals, graffiti, and street art. These photographs often highlight the artistic expressions found in public spaces, from vibrant murals adorning city walls to intricate graffiti tags in urban areas.

In this session, we will learn to showcase the beauty, meaning, and cultural significance of these artworks through images. We will focus on capturing the details, colors, and textures of the murals, as well as the context in which they are situated, such as the surrounding environment or the reactions of passersby.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Corner to Corner (C2C)

Corner to Corner (C2C)

Saturday 22 June
North Loop - Airport Blvd - 1:30pm - 3 Hours
Austin Crochet Club
Daniel Hernandez
Join us for a delightful journey into Corner-to-Corner crochet, or C2C! This captivating technique lets you start in one corner and craft small 'blocks' diagonally to the opposite corner, turning stitches into stunning images with a crochet graph. All materials, including hooks and yarn, are provided, and you'll also enjoy a refreshing round of non-alcoholic drinks to keep your creativity flowing. By the end of the class, you'll master the C2C technique and create your own C2C heart sampler. Book your spot now for a fun-filled crochet experience! Full details provided upon booking confirmation. See you in class!
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$68      
Painting Watercolor Birds

Painting Watercolor Birds

Saturday 29 June
Mueller - 10am - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Embark on an artistic adventure in our 'Feathered Fantasia: Painting Watercolor Birds in Flight' class!

Whether you're an experienced artist or simply enamored by the world of birds, this journey promises a colorful and exciting experience. Learn to capture the essence of avian beauty with expert guidance, using watercolors to create lifelike and breathtaking bird art. No ornithological expertise needed-just your enthusiasm and a sense of wonder. Join us to celebrate the world of birds and paint the skies with your imagination!
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$47      
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      

Exploring Basic Watercolor Techniques

Exploring Basic Watercolor Techniques

Saturday 03 August
Southeast Austin - 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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$47      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 17 August
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      
Painting Natural Landscapes with Watercolors

Painting Natural Landscapes with Watercolors

Saturday 31 August
Mueller - 10am - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Embark on a watercolor adventure with our 'Nature's Canvas' art class! Whether you're picking up a paintbrush for the first time or looking to refine your skills, this class is your gateway to painting breathtaking natural landscapes. Dive into the techniques of capturing serene lakes, towering mountains, and verdant forests with the delicate touch of watercolors. Our expert guidance will lead you through blending techniques, depth creation, and capturing nature's essence on paper. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm and basic art materials. No prior experience? No problem! Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation. Don't miss this chance to escape into nature's beauty and create your own stunning landscapes with us!
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$47      

Autumnal Landscapes

Autumnal Landscapes

Saturday 14 September
Mueller - 10am - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Dive into the enchanting world of Autumnal Landscapes with our vibrant Watercolor class!

Unleash your creativity as you capture the rich hues of fall foliage and serene landscapes on paper. No experience needed - just bring your basic watercolor materials and get ready to paint your way through the beauty of the season. Full event details will be shared upon booking confirmation. Join us for an inspiring journey into the art of capturing autumn's magic on canvas!
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$47      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 28 September
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      
Haunted Houses and Spooky Scenes

Haunted Houses and Spooky Scenes

Saturday 12 October
Mueller - 10am - 2 Hours
Austin Watercolor Group
Andrea Montilva Pilonieta
Embark on a thrilling artistic adventure in our Haunted Houses and Spooky Scenes Watercolor class!

Unleash your inner artist as you paint eerie landscapes, haunted houses, and ghostly scenes that will send shivers down your spine. No prior experience necessary-just bring your basic watercolor materials and prepare to create spine-tingling masterpieces. Full event details will be revealed upon booking confirmation. Join us for a chillingly delightful journey into the world of spooky watercolor art!
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$47      

Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 26 October
North Loop - Airport Blvd - 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      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 23 November
North Loop - Airport Blvd - 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       4 places left
Amigurumi Bird Class

Amigurumi Bird Class

Saturday 21 December
North Loop - Airport Blvd - 1:30pm - 3 Hours
Austin Crochet Club
Daniel Hernandez
Discover the charming art of amigurumi, a delightful Japanese craft that brings to life intricately crocheted and knitted stuffed toys. We invite you to join a cozy gathering where you can learn to create your very own crochet amigurumi bird. This hands-on experience is perfect for crafters looking to expand their skills or for beginners eager to embark on a new hobby. Connect with fellow enthusiasts and enjoy the satisfaction of crafting a miniature feathered friend to call your own. Book your spot now for a fun-filled crochet experience! Full details provided upon booking confirmation.
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$68      

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
    2024-06-12
    Title or Location: Guy, Arkansas

    Credit: Christopher De Leon

    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

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975

    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
    I was lucky enough to have this view of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney from my hotel. I just opened the window, prepared my tripod and camera and shot this wonderful night scene.Nikon D7500 with Nikon 18-300mm lensf/1130 secsiso 200Aperture priority -3 exp compfocal length 66mm
    Credit: Brett Paull
    Facebook: Aussiebrat
    Instagram: Aussiebrat7
    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography

    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear
    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography
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