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Upcoming Events

Composition in the Park Meetup

Composition in the Park Meetup

Saturday 02 March
Raymond Drive - 2pm - 2 Hours
Martina Landolt
Unlock the potential of your photography by mastering the art of composition. Delve into the intricate balance of visual elements that transform a simple snapshot into a captivating story. Our workshop invites passionate photographers of all levels to refine their skills in arranging subjects within the frame, creating images that guide the viewer's eye and emphasize the essence of the scene.

With a focus on the timeless principles of composition, which find their roots in classical art movements, you'll learn to orchestrate light, shadow, color, and space - all the tools at your disposal - to craft photographs that resonate. Whether you're working in the digital realm or cherish the tactile feel of film, a strong composition is your key to creating impactful imagery.

Join us for a hands-on session dedicated to honing the crucial techniques of composition, and take a step towards elevating your photographic narrative.
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$43      
Capturing the Journey: Exploring with Cameras Meetup

Capturing the Journey: Exploring with Cameras Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Downtown - 3pm - 2 Hours
Martina Landolt
Embark on a captivating journey through the bustling streets of Downtown Naperville, where inspiration awaits at every turn. Explore the vibrant tapestry of city life, from the diverse array of people and pets to the intricate architecture and charming storefronts. Delight in the lush greenery of parks and discover the stories they hold.

Whether you're drawn to the intimate details or prefer to weave narratives from afar, each step promises a new perspective and a fresh canvas for your creativity. Embrace the spontaneity of the moment, for no two walks are alike, and our photographs should reflect our distinct viewpoints.

Our route will lead us through the enchanting shops of Downtown Naperville, across the iconic covered bridge, and into the serene embrace of Central Park, among other captivating locales.

Join us as we capture the essence of Naperville's urban charm and transform it into timeless photographic artistry.

We will walk along the shops in Downtown Naperville to the covered bridge and by central park and more.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 April
Plainfield-Naperville Rd - 12pm - 3 Hours
Martina Landolt
Unlock your camera's potential and elevate your photography skills in an engaging educational event. Dive deep into understanding shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence exposure. This opportunity provides hands-on experience, where a professional photographer guides you to put your newly acquired knowledge into practice. Enhance your creativity and leave the automatic exposure behind. Let your passion for photography guide you in this interactive learning journey.
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$84       3 places left

Dusk to Dark: Mastering Smartphone Photography in Low-Light Meetup

Dusk to Dark: Mastering Smartphone Photography in Low-Light Meetup

Saturday 20 April
Plainfield-Naperville Rd - 5pm - 2 Hours
Martina Landolt
Discover the magic of smartphone photography in our exclusive workshop designed for enthusiasts of all levels. Dive into the art of creating breathtaking landscape images as dusk falls and night embraces the horizon. With your camera phone in hand, our expert guidance will lead you through mastering techniques in composition, exposure, and lighting, perfectly capturing the mood and atmosphere of each scene. Learn how to utilize low light sources to enhance the interest and depth of your images, transforming everyday landscapes into dramatic masterpieces. Join us for an evening of creativity and discovery, where the night becomes your canvas.
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$43      
Colors of Spring Photography Meetup

Colors of Spring Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Knoch Knolls Rd - 3pm - 2 Hours
Martina Landolt
Capture the essence of spring and the vibrancy of nature's awakening in a photographic celebration of life's renewal. Attend our photography session designed to enhance your skills in utilizing camera settings to their utmost creative potential. Learn the art of composition, mastering focus, and the vibrant use of color to create stunning visual narratives this spring season. Connect with nature and develop your craft; discover how to transform ordinary landscapes into extraordinary masterpieces through the lens of your camera. Join us and let this season's palette inspire your photography journey.
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$43      
Composition in Photography Meetup

Composition in Photography Meetup

Saturday 11 May
Downtown - 3pm - 2 Hours
Martina Landolt
Are you someone who prefers capturing moments with the convenience of your smartphone camera? This newly designed class is tailored just for you.

In this innovative course, we'll explore various composition principles that will revolutionize your smartphone photography. From mastering the rule of thirds to understanding leading lines, you'll learn techniques to transform ordinary shots into extraordinary captures. Plus, we'll delve into editing methods using your smartphone's built-in software, empowering you to refine your images effortlessly.

As a passionate photographer who embraces the versatility of smartphone technology, we invite you to join us on this journey. Together, let's sharpen your ability to perceive and capture the scenes that inspire you most.
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$43      

Golden Hour Gathering: Sunset Photography Meetup

Golden Hour Gathering: Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Plainfield-Naperville Rd - 6pm - 2 Hours
Martina Landolt
Immerse yourself in the enchanting golden hour light just before sunset, and discover how the ever-changing illumination can define and transform your subject. This experience offers you a hands-on approach to mastering various exposure settings, enabling you to capture the mood and essence you desire in your photographs. Each sunset is unique, providing a fresh palette of colors and shadows for your exploration.

Venture beyond the technical aspects of photography and delve into what the setting sun symbolizes across different cultures and beliefs. It's not merely a natural occurrence; it signifies the end of a day's journey, marking a time for reflection and rest. Join us in capturing more than just images; capture moments that resonate with the universal significance of sunset's tranquil beauty.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 16 March
West Wacker Dr., Chicago - 11am - 2 Hours
Chicago Photography Group
Caitlin KellyThompson
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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$43      
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 30 March
N. Stockton Dr., Chicago - 1pm - 2 Hours
Chicago Photography Group
Caitlin KellyThompson
Spring photography is a beautiful way to capture the renewal of life that comes with the arrival of spring.

Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We'll be looking at composition, focus and colour in this Spring season!
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

The Fundamental Structure of Human Face

The Fundamental Structure of Human Face

Saturday 09 March
West Granville - 10am - 2 Hours
Chicago Art Group
Geanina Zaharia
In this 2-hr workshop we will:
- learn and have a better understanding of human face in a drawing
- understand the line structure and different rules/ techniques of face elements
- learn how to measure and keep the face elements in harmony with the model reference

Don't miss your spot! Book now. :)
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$43      
Lilacia Park

Lilacia Park

Sunday 24 March
Lombard
Chicago Family Portrait
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       $165

book now       10:30am       $165
The Drawing Class

The Drawing Class

Saturday 13 April
N Clark - 10am - 3 Hours
Chicago Art Group
Geanina Zaharia
The Drawing Class is nice art meeting for all beginners or intermediate artists who want to know more about portraiture and portrait/human face in art. We will focus on different methods and techniques in drawing the face on a surface. Also we will start steps by step creating a portrait after a picture reference with my proper guidance.
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$61      

ABOUT NAPERVILLE
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 Naperville.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Lisa was very inspiring with her work and experience. She makes you see landscapes as a means of peace and healing. She is a very good communicator.
    5/5
    David
    2023-08-28
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Martina Landolt
    As a passionate artist, Martina Landolt has been photographing subjects around her for over 30 years from a spark of an interest using her childhood Kodak camera kit.

    Martina's visions are often framed and formulated before the image is actually captured. She believes that 201cgreat images are the result of what is left out. 201d Trying to 201cget it right 201d in the camera is the goal with post-processing as the enhancer. Primarily self-taught, she graduated from the New York Institute of Photography in 2021 and enjoys helping others hone their craft.
    Finally, she states "Photography is a journey that does not have a final destination."

    Martina Landolt is available for private bookings

    Please note: Available on Saturdays 9am-12pm or after 5pm CST when scheduled with ORBLE on that day.

    Available on Saturdays by appointment from 9am - 8pm CST*
    Available on Sundays by appointment from 12pm - 6pm CST*

  • Weekend availability for outdoor events changes with each season.

    Hours during the week vary and can be scheduled for a week day by appointment.
    **Services include, but not limited to: portraits, engagements, newborns & family, senior students, family event, milestone birthdays. If not listed 2026please ask.

  • PHOTOS
    Naperville Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Route 20 Bartlett
    I was driving on Route 20 near Bartlett, Illinois when I noticed an abandoned barn and silo.
    Credit: Todd A. Sherlock
    Facebook: Todd A. Sherlock
    Instagram: @toddsherlock

    Naperville Photography Group
    2024-02-02
    Title or Location: Oak Park
    Beastimelos cemetery
    Credit: Edilberto Veg
    Naperville Photography Group
    2024-01-29
    Title or Location: On Collins Rd heading east between Grove Rd and Kendall hy 22
    I was going to work Jan.25 during a fog about 12pm. Unfortunately I did not have my Nikon with me so this photo was taken with my cellphone. I did some editing to give it a bit more contrast and I cropped it look better. I posted this photo along with the same tree a bit further away the show how bad the fog was and posted it on my FB & Instagram.
    Credit: Rudy Rodriguez Jr
    Facebook: Rudy Rodriguez Jr
    Instagram: Rudyrod1

    Naperville Photography Group
    2024-01-27
    Title or Location: Grace Mill in Oakbrook, Illinois
    I saw the reflection of the tree and sky in the water and thought it looked like a ?Running Tree? thus the title.
    Credit: Todd A. Sherlock
    Facebook: Todd A. Sherlock
    Instagram: @toddsherlock

    Naperville Photography Group
    2023-12-28
    Title or Location: Beach Dunes
    Taken at sunset, climbing the soft sand dunes to reach the ocean north of Myrtle beach, SC. It was snapped on my phone as we took an evening stroll.
    Credit: Meg Black
    Instagram: M.blkphoto
    Naperville Photography Group
    2023-12-23
    Title or Location: St James Farm Forest Preserve
    Taken on an early morning walk through this peaceful preserve in Chicagoland.
    Credit: Meg Black
    Instagram: @m.blkphoto

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

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