LAFAYETTE
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Downtown Lafayette - 10am - 2 Hours
Mallory Stanford
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer’s gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography. In this meetup, we’ll review the basic camera settings. We’ll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
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$43      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 29 June
S College Road - 10am - 3 Hours
Mallory Stanford
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$84      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 20 July
Downtown Lafayette - 10am - 3 Hours
Mallory Stanford
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). Feel free to invite your family or friends to join us as models for this meetup. If you don't have anyone to bring along, no worries; we can all take photos of each other within the group. It's all about having a great time together!

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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$92      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 03 August
Northeastern corner of Lafayette - 10am - 2 Hours
Mallory Stanford
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 17 August
S College Road - 10am - 3 Hours
Mallory Stanford
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
$92      
Street Photography at Night Meetup

Street Photography at Night Meetup

Saturday 07 September
Downtown Lafayette - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Mallory Stanford
Street photography encompasses a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be exploring the town at night.

At this meetup, we will practise the basics of shooting in a dark environment as we capture candid images in an urban setting.

By the end of this event, you will be more familiar with:
- How to adjust camera settings for low light.
- Using slow shutter speeds to get brighter images and create light trails.
- Capturing RAW images.
- Guidelines for shooting other people and their property in the real world.
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$47      

Water Droplets

Water Droplets

Saturday 28 September
Northeastern corner of Lafayette - 10am - 2 Hours
Mallory Stanford
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing stunning and unique images of water droplets.

As well as other creative ways to combine water droplets with other props and subjects.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 19 October
S College Road - 10am - 3 Hours
Mallory Stanford
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
$92      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 08 June
Downtown Indianapolis - 5pm - 2 Hours
Indianapolis Photography Group
Ibeabuchi Ifeanyi
Discover the vibrant heart of the city through your lens with our unique street photography class. Explore bustling streets filled with cafes, vendors, buskers, historic buildings, and captivating art installations. Our session is designed to sharpen your power of observation, helping you to "see" the intricate details that make city life so fascinating. We offer easy-to-follow methods to enhance your photographic vision and reveal a world brimming with stories waiting to be captured.

The highlight of our class is guiding you on how to engage with intriguing individuals and capture their essence, transforming fleeting moments into timeless portraits. Additionally, we delve into the technical nuances of street photography, covering essential settings, focusing techniques, and ideal lens choices that empower you to seize those serendipitous encounters.

Join us for an enlightening journey that promises to not only improve your photography skills but also change the way you perceive the world around you.
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$47      
Abstract Street Photography Class

Abstract Street Photography Class

Sunday 30 June
Mile Square - 4pm - 2 Hours
Indianapolis Photography Group
Nicole Meisberger
We will review some types of abstract street photography. This type of photography focuses on bright colors or framing photographs with other elements such as, through foggy or rainy windows. There is generally an anchor point like a human or traffic light to decipher what the photograph is about.

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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Hummel Park, Plainfield, IN - 10am - 3 Hours
Indianapolis Photography Group
Ibeabuchi Ifeanyi
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
$92       5 places left

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 03 August
Delong Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Indianapolis Photography Group
Ibeabuchi Ifeanyi
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 07 September
Downtown Indianapolis - 1pm - 3 Hours
Indianapolis Photography Group
Ibeabuchi Ifeanyi
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
$92      
ABOUT LAFAYETTE
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 Lafayette.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Mallory was great. She made learning fun. There were 3 of us and only 1 beginner. Mallory made sure the beginner was included in the discussion and was able to pass along some tips about using you camera.
    5/5
    Aaron Shepard
    2024-04-29
    Mallory is great, I learned a lot.
    5/5
    John
    2024-04-28
    Lots of really good information. Hope to put it to good use soon.
    5/5
    Jim
    2023-12-03

    Great hands on learning event.
    5/5
    Noni
    2023-07-02
    Mallory was great .
    5/5
    Vanessa
    2023-05-21
    Mallory is sooo good at this! Great teacher..I learn so much everytime we meet
    5/5
    Karl
    2023-04-04

    Loved it! Learned so much
    5/5
    Karl
    2023-03-20
    I loved it! Mallory did a great job!
    5/5
    Karl
    2023-03-06
    Mallory was great. I really enjoyed sharing ideas and walking around downtown capturing images with fellow photography enthusiasts.
    5/5
    Kerry Abshire
    2023-03-06

    It was FANTASTIC!! The instructor, Mallory, was amazing and very patient. It was only one other participant and myself, and we both commented how we liked having the true hands-on teaching.
    5/5
    Christy
    2023-02-13
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Mallory Stanford
    Mallory Stanford is a Photographer local to the Lafayette Louisiana area who enjoys many types of photography including portraiture, street and landscape photography. She is also an avid reader, poet and mother to nine!

    Mallory Stanford is available for private bookings

    Most saturdays from 2-6 pm
    Most sundays from 2-6 pm
    Private tutoring, portraits and events

    PHOTOS
    Lafayette Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: Atcahfalaya Basin
    Just a day outdone photo safari as I call it. Foraging and hiking and came across this perfectly still section of water with a nice rocky shore.
    Credit: Tammy Greer (Solitary.Visions)
    Instagram: Solitary.Visions

    Lafayette Photography Group
    2024-02-14
    Title or Location: In my neighborhood in Lafayette
    I love the little white bridge in my neighborhood And always wanted to have photos of it, one late afternoon when we took a walk in our neighborhood, I found perfect spot to take pictures of that little bridge, this is one of my favorite, now that spot being occupied by a new house, so I can no longer access to it
    Credit: Deqing
    Lafayette Photography Group
    2024-02-13
    Title or Location: Vermilionville
    Celebrating Courir de Mardi Gras with family from New Orleans who have never experienced a Cajun Style Mardi Gras. The Courir de Mardi Gras a? Basile re-created the event with great accuracy.
    Credit: CarlaB

    Lafayette Photography Group
    2024-02-13
    Title or Location: Standing in middle of Conti st facing Bourbon in New Orleans
    Weekend of 2/4 at 1ish am. Side streets are quiet but Bourbon St. Was bustling. Thought the contrast was amazing. So turned photo b&w to deepen the contrast. Showing that getting away from "the crowd" let's you walk you own path
    Credit: Tammy Greer
    Instagram: Solitary.visions

    Lafayette Photography Group
    2024-01-06
    Title or Location: Memphis
    My favorite flower &127802
    Credit: Deqing Pei
    Lafayette Photography Group
    2024-01-06
    Title or Location: Cajun Co-Op Sugar Mill
    I wanted to capture the production of our Sugarcane livelihood here in South Louisiana. I was driving around at night and went to several mills in the area and this is the result.
    Credit: Kerry Abshire
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhotosbyKerryAbshire
    Instagram: abshirekerry

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric

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