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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Waialae Avenue - 1pm - 3 Hours
Brigette McKnight-Sur
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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Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 07 July
Vineyard Blvd - 1pm - 2 Hours
Brigette McKnight-Sur
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss several techniques 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
11) Angles

Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or a higher skill level please join me so that together we can improve your ability to capture the scene you wish to photograph.
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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 Honolulu .

  • 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 Honolulu Photography Club on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    The event at Manoa Falls was good, Hoku is an excellent host/teacher he helped us with framing shits and explained the effects of different shutter speeds well. I definitely learned skills I can use in future.
    Great event! A lot of useful advice and a great hike to top.
    Nigel is a great instructor. He's knowledgeable and highly qualified to help out aspiring photographers start their photography journey. He takes time to answer questions. I recommend this workshops to anyone interested in learning and improve their photography skills.

    Portrait photography was new to me and wasn't something I was completely comfortable doing but Nigel made us all feel comfortable. Nigel was very knowledgeable and taught effectively. He gave each participant the opportunity to practice the skills he was teaching, which I appreciated.
    I found Mr. Nigel Wallace to be an excellent instructor who exceeded my expectations. He is a subject matter expert with vast experience and excellent people skills. In addition to conveying the technical side of photography, he keeps the application simple. Demonstrating examples and coaching class members through mini-projects while providing feedback and guidance. I would consider this a 'Master Class' and look forward to future learning sessions with Nigel.
    Nigel was awesome!

    Class met expectations well. I like how the instructor thinks about building us up as people, helping us build confidence.
    Nigel takes his time explaining all the photographic process. Answered all assistants questions. He wants to be sure everything his teaches is understood. Great teacher.
    Hoku Wong
    Hoku is a professional photographer from Kaneohe with 6 years of experience behind the camera. He specializes in creative portraiture and fashion photography, Hoku's work is a vibrant fusion of artistry and technique. With an ability to capture the essence of his subjects, he captures images that resonate deeply with viewers, evoking emotion and sparking intrigue.

    Hoku is driven by a passion for nurturing new talents in the field of photography. As an educator, he finds joy in imparting his knowledge and expertise to aspiring photographers, guiding them on their journey to manifest their creative visions. With an infectious enthusiasm for the craft, Hoku is here to inspire and empower a new generation of visual storytellers helping the art of photography continue to thrive and evolve.

    Hoku Wong is available for private bookings

    Available most weekends from 12pm until 6pm, and open for weekday bookings by specific request.

    Private tutoring available for:
    Basic of Photography
    Portrait Photography
    Challenging Lighting/Inclimate Weather
    Single Light/Flash Photography
    Creative Lighting

    Brigette McKnight-Sur
    Brigette McKnight-Sur was born and raised in Hawaii and went to 2018Iolani high school. She has six years of photography experience and is currently majoring in photography as an undergrad at Pratt Institute. She is most experienced in portrait and street photography, but is well versed in a range of techniques/genres.

    Brigette McKnight-Sur is available for private bookings

    Available most Sundays from 11am-5pm.
    Private tutoring, portraits, and events.

    Honolulu Photography Club
    Title or Location: Sunset...Dinner Cruise 031824. S24U
    Family Dinner Cruise 031824.
    Credit: Ssen Ota

    Honolulu Photography Club
    Title or Location: The view of sunset from Kapiolani Beach Park in Honolulu / Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra edited with Adobe Lightroom / ISO 10 23mm F1.7 1/300S
    The cumulus clouds along with the palm trees offered a beautiful images of sunset photo opportunity.
    Credit: Dong Jin Lee
    Honolulu Photography Club
    Title or Location: Salt Lake area of Honolulu, HI
    The photograph was taken using an iPhone 15 Pro Max and editing the photograph from color to black and white using the Snapseed app.
    Credit: David J. Herdrich

    Honolulu Photography Club
    Title or Location: Papohaku Beach, Moloka&699i
    My mentors, Floyd Takeuchi and PF Bentley, hosted a workshop on The Friendly Isle for myself and a cohort last week. In this image I employed some long exposure tips taught that day.
    Credit: Junior Mandrial
    Instagram: mrbibingka

    Honolulu Photography Club
    Title or Location: Downtown, Honolulu, HI
    The photograph is of office buildings as reflected on a polished granite bench that I noticed on one of my afternoon walks. I used an iPhone 15 Pro Max with some minor editing done on the Snapseed app.
    Credit: David J. Herdrich
    Honolulu Photography Club
    Title or Location: Downtown Honolulu, near Punchbowl, facing Diamond Head
    I was looking out my window around 6:00am when I noticed what might be the planet Venus, shining brightly, close to the moon. I quickly went to my lanai to snap this photo.
    Credit: Sandra Meyer
    Facebook: Sandra Meyer Art
    Instagram: @sanmeyer1

    Dublin Photography Group
    Title or Location: Portmarnock Beach

    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Instagram: dogography_dublin
    Anchorage Photography Group
    Title or Location: 20 miles south of Anchorage
    Taking with a canon 60 mark II, slow shutter speed FLD filter, F 25, taken late spring, the green was just beginning to come out.
    Credit: Steven Randel
    Sacramento Photography Group
    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
    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
    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
    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

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