DUBLIN
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Upcoming Events

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Sunday 25 February
Dalkey - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Sarai Olivier-Espejel
Join us for a leisurely photographic journey where creativity meets exploration. This event offers an engaging experience for photography enthusiasts of all levels. As we stroll through the diverse settings of Dublin, you'll have the opportunity to capture the essence of urban life through street photography, frame the beauty of the natural and urban landscapes, admire the elegance of architectural designs, and embrace the serenity of seascapes. Delve into the world of abstract photography as well, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. This walk is designed to broaden your perspective and enhance your skills in a variety of photographic disciplines. Bring your camera and let's discover the art of photography together.
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€24       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 03 March
Dun Laoghaire - 10am - 3 Hours
Sarai Olivier-Espejel
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.
book now
€61       5 places left
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 09 March
Grafton Street - 9am - 2 Hours
Erkhemchuluun Sainbayar
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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€24      

Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Sunday 10 March
Glasnevin - 11am - 2 Hours
Sarai Olivier-Espejel
Capture the Essence of Spring Through Your Lens

As the world awakens with the fresh bloom of spring, there's no better time to explore the art of photography. Embrace the opportunity to enhance your camera skills and learn how to creatively embrace nature's vibrant palette. During our special spring session, we offer guidance on mastering camera settings, crafting compelling compositions, and utilizing color to make your photographs come alive.

Whether you're refining your focus or experimenting with new techniques, this is the perfect chance to document the season of renewal through the eye of your camera. Join us and transform the way you see and capture the world this spring.
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€24      
Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Saturday 16 March
Glasnevin - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Sarai Olivier-Espejel
Immerse yourself in the art of composition with a focus on the Rule of Thirds, a fundamental principle that transforms ordinary photographs into captivating images with heightened tension and dynamism. Join us for a hands-on session dedicated to mastering this essential technique in an environment brimming with photographic opportunities. Perfect your craft and see the difference as we delve into the power of thoughtful composition. This is your chance to not just learn, but to put theory into practice in a setting that's a photographer's dream.
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€24      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 23 March
Grafton Street - 9am - 2 Hours
Erkhemchuluun Sainbayar
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
book now
€24      

ABOUT DUBLIN
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 Dublin .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Great instructor. Very helpful.
    5/5
    Breda
    2024-02-20
    I really enjoyed the meet-up, it was great to meet the other members and get their tips along with the guidance and tuition of Sarai. We were blessed with good weather for the session which really helped and the location was ideal from a photography point of view.
    5/5
    Gary
    2024-02-13
    Attending the portrait photography event was an enriching experience. The atmosphere was vibrant, and the organizers(Sarai Olivier) did an excellent job. The photographers showcased exceptional talent, capturing moments with creativity and precision. I left feeling inspired and with stunning portraits to cherish. Can't wait for the next one!"
    5/5
    Pranay
    2024-02-12

    It was very nice to meet people and talk about photography. I enjoyed the gorgeous location, we were so lucky having such great weather. Sarai is a lovely person, with a very peaceful energy. You can tell she knows a lot and has lots of experience and knowledge to share. She gave us a lot of useful tips and was very approachable. Thank you Sarai!
    4/5
    Ania
    2024-02-12
    It was great to meet with Sarai and I have learned loads during the workshop. The weather was amazing, too. Really enjoyed the event.
    5/5
    Ozgur
    2024-02-12
    I really enjoyed the meetup. Sarai was very friendly, helpful and had good knowledge of the subject. I'm really looking forward to the next one this Saturday.
    5/5
    Gary
    2024-02-06

    Great class and great teacher - enjoyable and informative!
    5/5
    B M
    2024-02-05
    Great class with very knowledgeable teacher. It was a fun learning experience!
    5/5
    B
    2024-01-01
    Very enjoyable and Tuca (not sure of his name) was very attentive - only issue was that I found it very difficult to understand him
    4/5
    Barbara
    2023-11-20

    Our instructor was very helpful with settings and gave 2 challenges and I certainly learned a couple of new things about getting good street photographs. Enjoyable morning.
    4/5
    Mary
    2023-11-20
    Golden Hour Sunset Meetup was really a good experience. Chris was really humble and kind enough to give time to everyone. I learnt many things from him. Thanks again.
    5/5
    Saurabh
    2023-06-06
    A great group event to get out and learn new skills!
    5/5
    B M
    2023-03-08

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Sarai Olivier-Espejel
    Sarai is a professional photographer that grew up in Mexico but has lived in different countries. Her love for nature led her to discover photography. As she explored the different areas of photography, Sarai fell in love with portraiture and street photography. She loves photographing people but still enjoys going out on a photography adventure in nature.

    Sarai Olivier-Espejel is available for private bookings

    Available most weekends from 3pm until 6pm and weekdays from 10am to 12pm.

    Private tutoring, nature, portraits.

    Erkhemchuluun Sainbayar
    Erkhemchuluun has been doing street and events photography for 2 years now. He's based in Dublin now.

    He will teach you basic camera advice and street photography base perspectives.
    PHOTOS
    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-02-15
    Title or Location: Marlay Park, Rathfarnham
    Attending Dublin Photography portrait workshop in Marlay park, came across this lovely dog and gentleman that very kindly gave us permission to take this photo.I liked the natural framing of the tree across the wall. I think it lends to composition of the image
    Credit: Vivienne Mooney
    Facebook: passvivienne
    Instagram: viviennemooney

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-01-21
    Title or Location: Dublin
    Streets of Dublin at night &127751 I love shooting at night, when for a photo you need to catch a small ray of light to convey the atmosphere of the city at night &128522&128248&127751
    Credit: Arthur AK
    Instagram: @://www.instagram.com/invites/contact/?i=ic2vjg4ghly2&utm_content=wpd9vd
    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-01-14
    Title or Location: Ormond Quay, Dublin .
    The sun was low and creating long shadows...I loved the bend of the silhouetted tree... I composed a shot and waited for any interesting subjects to pass my frame... Along came a cyclist ....
    Credit: Stephen McQuinn
    Instagram: @blacknwhite_dubliner

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-01-07
    Title or Location: Taken from Dublin city center
    Dublin City Center at Christmastime is a photographer's dream. The streets shimmer with light, creating a vibrant canvas. Grafton Street's twinkling arches and O'Connell Street's towering tree are prime subjects. St. Stephen's Green transforms into a serene, colorful oasis. Capturing these scenes means seizing fleeting moments?laughter, wonder, and love against this magical backdrop. Iconic landmarks adorned with festive decor offer a challenge: finding the perfect angle to encapsulate history
    Credit: Joms Joseph
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jjosephintrex
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acmeephotography?igsh=MWQ0MXA3YnVwZWxpcg==

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-01-03
    Title or Location: Dublin cyti centre
    Dublin's nightlife is no less interesting than during the day. Sometimes the lens captures completely non-standard and very interesting scenes.
    Credit: Arturas Kochanskis
    Dublin Photography Group
    2023-12-20
    Title or Location: Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
    I travelled early from Mullingar to make it to the Phoenix Park for Sunrise, I captured this scene just opposite the Magazine Fort.
    Credit: Caoimhe Tyndall
    Facebook: Cygnet Photography
    Instagram: cygnet.photography

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon
    Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon was on my 'list'. I'm glad I researched suggestions to get successful photos during the tour. This was shot at ISO800, f4 and 16mm around 3pm local.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Scarborough
    One of the creative artistic edits of my images. I love to create motion and fluidity in an image to set it apart from the run of the mill shot by creating drama and emotion using my post processing skills.
    Credit: Kenneth Fisher

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

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