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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 around Long Island.

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 Long Island Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue.

It was my first time there and William Von Gonten was a very pleasant instructor and we had a good, informative session. Thanks
Rick Jackimowicz
September 11th 2021
Instructor Maria was outstanding!
Robert Caprio
May 2nd 2021
It was a great time and our leader was very nice and informative
marybeth zilnicki
April 12th 2021
It was great. I learned alot.
Deborah Carriero
January 11th 2021
William Keegan
I am your Photography instructor for the Long Island area. My name is William Keegan. I have been working in the photography industry for over 19 years. I started off just like you, with a curiosity to have an outlet for my creative side. I picked up a camera and started snapping away. I said this is easy you point and shoot, the camera does it all. Well, my images looked really basic, there was no depth to my images. I went to the library and picked up a book on how to get better images. I learned that I needed to get off of auto. Every day since then I learned more and more about the whys and hows. Everything brought me right to the main component of how a camera works, It looks for light. I will be helping you understand how all of this works together to get crisp sharp and well-balanced images. I look forward to guiding you on your way to a fun and exciting journey of photography.