LONG
ISLAND
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 16 March
Glen Cove - 12pm - 2 Hours
Val Bisagni
Join a community of photography enthusiasts for a leisurely photo walk that promises to amplify your creative potential. Engage with a variety of photographic styles, from the dynamic pulse of street photography to the serene grandeur of landscapes. We'll explore the intricacies of architectural forms and embrace the boundless beauty of seascapes, while also delving into the realm of abstract photography. This event provides a perfect opportunity to broaden your visual repertoire, learn from fellow shutterbugs, and capture the world from fresh perspectives. Whether you're aiming to refine your skills or simply relish the art of photography, this experience is catered to inspire.
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$43      
Birds and Nature

Birds and Nature

Saturday 30 March
Montauk Hwy - 1pm - 3 Hours
Val Bisagni
Are you a bird watcher or a nature lover and have also been wondering how to get sharp photos consistently. This session plans to take the guess work out of it and get you on your way to capture the wildlife you love. Some of the topics covered will be, optimal settings, light direction, bird habits, equipment and operation. Come along and lets take some photos that show the natural beauty of birds.

This includes a rain date for the 3/3 rainout
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$84      
Creative Shapes

Creative Shapes

Saturday 13 April
Patchogue - 1pm - 3 Hours
Val Bisagni
Discover the world of shapes and designs that surrounds us. Join us in a unique exploration of dynamic shapes in architecture and learn how to creatively integrate them as backgrounds in portraits and various subjects. Dive into the art of seeing and capturing the invisible lines that compose our world. Enhance your photographic skills with a new perspective on composition and design. Don't miss this opportunity to push the boundaries of conventional photography and see the world through a different lens.
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$84      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
Glen Cove - 1pm - 3 Hours
Val Bisagni
Dive deeper into the art of photography and break free from automatic exposure with our event tailored for photography enthusiasts like yourself. Learn and explore various camera settings - shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and understand how these components influence your exposure. Challenge your newfound skills under the expertise of a professional photographer. Elevate your photography game with us. Discover the potential of your camera, and define your unique photographic style.
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$84      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 11 May
Montauk Hwy - 1pm - 2 Hours
Val Bisagni
Delve into the captivating world of macro photography, an exquisite art that transforms the minutiae of life into grand visual statements. Our upcoming class focuses on this specialized technique, allowing you to magnify the beauty of delicate flowers and the intricate details of tiny creatures typically hidden from the naked eye.

Join us for an immersive experience timed perfectly for when our smallest subjects are at their most vibrant and dynamic. Prepare to embark on a visual journey, seeking out and preserving breathtaking macro images that celebrate the unseen wonders of the natural world.
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$43      
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 25 May
Montauk Hwy - 1pm - 2 Hours
Val Bisagni
Embark on a visual journey this Spring and discover the art of capturing the essence of nature's renewal. This photography session is your gateway to mastering the creative use of camera settings to bring out the vibrant colors, intriguing compositions, and focused beauty that the season has to offer. Dive deep into the world of nature photography and refine your skills to create stunning, visually captivating images that speak volumes. Join us and transform the way you see and capture the world this Spring.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
West Hempstead, NY - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Hempstead Photography Group
Nathan Valentine
Unlock the full potential of your camera by mastering manual settings during an engaging hands-on workshop. Dive deep into the mechanics of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how these critical elements work together to perfect your exposure. Under the mentorship of a seasoned professional photographer, you'll be empowered to apply this newfound knowledge in real-time. Step away from auto-mode and take creative control of your photography—join our interactive session and see the difference for yourself.
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$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 24 March
East Meadow - 12pm - 3 Hours
White Plains Photography Group
Harish Jaiswal
Embark on a journey to discover the full potential of your camera by joining our Beginner's Photography Class. Move beyond automatic exposure and delve into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. Enhance your skills in a hands-on setting, expertly guided by a professional photographer.

This event marks your initial step towards mastering the art of photography. Attend to unlock a new and exciting level in your photographic journey.
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$84      
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Sunday 31 March
Gantry Park - Long Island City - 2pm - 2 Hours
Queens Photography Group
Phillip Thompson
Spring into Photography with a Captivating Workshop

As the world awakens and bursts forth with vibrant life, embrace the season of renewal through your lens. This photography workshop invites you to master the art of capturing spring's splendor. Discover how to expertly adjust your camera settings to encapsulate nature's beauty with creativity and flair.

Delve into the fundamentals of composition, focus, and color to transform the way you see and photograph the environment during this enchanting season. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting, this session will enrich your skills and inspire your vision.

Capture the essence of spring 2013 frame by frame. Join us for an enlightening journey through the art of photography.
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$43      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 14 April
Main St. - 12pm - 2 Hours
White Plains Photography Group
Harish Jaiswal
Join the Nature Photography Meetup in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow for an enriching and immersive experience in capturing the beauty of the natural world. Nestled within the park's lush landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and scenic trails, this meetup offers an ideal setting for photographers to explore and connect with nature's wonders. From majestic trees to vibrant flowers, serene ponds, and captivating wildlife, Eisenhower Park provides a plethora of subjects to inspire creativity and hone photographic skills. Moreover, the meetup fosters a supportive and collaborative environment where participants can share insights, learn from each other, and develop a deeper appreciation for the intricacies of nature through their lenses. Joining this meetup promises not only stunning photographic opportunities but also a sense of community and camaraderie among like-minded individuals, making it an enriching experience for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 14 April
Astoria Park - 2pm - 3 Hours
Queens Photography Group
Phillip Thompson
Tap into the true potential of your camera and break free from automatic exposure. Delve deeper into the world of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and understand how to manipulate these settings to achieve desired exposure levels. Gear up for an informative session where a professional photographer will guide you. Put your newfound prowess to the test in a live setting and leap forward in your journey as a photographer.
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$84       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 05 May
East Meadow - 12pm - 3 Hours
White Plains Photography Group
Harish Jaiswal
Embark on a journey to discover the full potential of your camera by joining our Beginner's Photography Class. Move beyond automatic exposure and delve into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. Enhance your skills in a hands-on setting, expertly guided by a professional photographer.

This event marks your initial step towards mastering the art of photography. Attend to unlock a new and exciting level in your photographic journey.
book now
$84      

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Sunday 12 May
Astoria Park - 2pm - 2 Hours
Queens Photography Group
Phillip Thompson
Discover the art of light and shadow photography, where the dramatic interplay between illumination and darkness transforms ordinary scenes into emotively striking visuals. The stark contrasts and intricate details captured in these photographs can stir profound emotions in those who behold them.

Join our upcoming masterclass and delve into the fascinating world of high-contrast imaging. Here, we will explore the skillful use of your camera's settings to achieve perfect exposure, turning challenging lighting conditions into your incredible creative advantage. Learn to harness the raw power of natural light, cast thought-provoking silhouettes, and create images that stand out with their depth and narrative.

Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting your journey, this session will equip you with the techniques to capture the world in a breathtaking new perspective. Embrace the challenge and unlock the potential of every shadow.
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$43      
Urban Night Photography Meetup

Urban Night Photography Meetup

Sunday 26 May
East Meadow - 6pm - 2 Hours
White Plains Photography Group
Harish Jaiswal
Participants should consider joining the Urban Night Photography Meetup in for a unique and enriching experience. This event offers a vibrant opportunity to explore the dynamic interplay of light and architecture in an urban setting, fostering creativity and skill development in nighttime photography. Against the backdrop of the park's distinctive features, participants can refine their techniques, experiment with different exposures, and capture the captivating essence of the cityscape after dark. Moreover, the meetup provides a supportive and collaborative environment where photographers of all levels can share insights, exchange ideas, and inspire one another, thereby enriching their photographic journey. Joining this meetup promises not only memorable photographic opportunities but also a sense of community and camaraderie among fellow enthusiasts, making it an invaluable experience for anyone passionate about urban photography.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 09 June
Astoria Park - 2pm - 3 Hours
Queens Photography Group
Phillip Thompson
Tap into the true potential of your camera and break free from automatic exposure. Delve deeper into the world of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and understand how to manipulate these settings to achieve desired exposure levels. Gear up for an informative session where a professional photographer will guide you. Put your newfound prowess to the test in a live setting and leap forward in your journey as a photographer.
book now
$84      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 16 June
East Meadow - 12pm - 3 Hours
White Plains Photography Group
Harish Jaiswal
Embark on a journey to discover the full potential of your camera by joining our Beginner's Photography Class. Move beyond automatic exposure and delve into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. Enhance your skills in a hands-on setting, expertly guided by a professional photographer.

This event marks your initial step towards mastering the art of photography. Attend to unlock a new and exciting level in your photographic journey.
book now
$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 14 July
Astoria Park - 2pm - 3 Hours
Queens Photography Group
Phillip Thompson
Tap into the true potential of your camera and break free from automatic exposure. Delve deeper into the world of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and understand how to manipulate these settings to achieve desired exposure levels. Gear up for an informative session where a professional photographer will guide you. Put your newfound prowess to the test in a live setting and leap forward in your journey as a photographer.
book now
$84      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 28 July
East Meadow - 12pm - 3 Hours
White Plains Photography Group
Harish Jaiswal
Embark on a journey to discover the full potential of your camera by joining our Beginner's Photography Class. Move beyond automatic exposure and delve into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. Enhance your skills in a hands-on setting, expertly guided by a professional photographer.

This event marks your initial step towards mastering the art of photography. Attend to unlock a new and exciting level in your photographic journey.
book now
$84      

ABOUT LONG
ISLAND
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 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 Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Enjoyed learning from Val. Also Patchogue is a great venue for street and portrait photography
    5/5
    Irene
    2023-12-17
    Enjoyed walking around Connetquot State Park with Val. Looking forward to more photo classes in Suffolk County!
    5/5
    Irene
    2023-11-12
    Great session!
    5/5
    Aileen
    2023-11-12

    Very productive and informative.
    5/5
    Jean
    2023-04-20
    Very enjoyable. Good suggestions from the instructor, Oliwia. Looking forward to another photo class
    5/5
    Irene Contes
    2023-03-26
    Found the event to be extremely informative and useful. She gave me a great perspective on how to improve my composition which I believe will help me take better photos. She also encouraged me to shoot in manual rather than exclusively aperture priority to better learn the interaction of shutter speed, aperture and ISO which I think will be very beneficial to me.
    5/5
    Joel
    2023-03-12

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Val Bisagni
    Hello, and welcome,
    My name is Val,
    It's "Valentino" on my birth certificate but that's a bit much ;)
    Coming from an artistic background "and family" it's been unique from the start.
    I'll keep the stories short and just say that we used to give walking tours of the house I grew up in.
    My father, Valentino Sr. is in my opinion one of the most prolific artists I've ever known across any medium or technology, though not necessarily of the "wall hanging" genre.
    When we weren't home, which seemed like ever, I often say that I was raised on the beach and the Great South Bay was my back yard. It was a blessed childhood living on Long Island, NY surrounded by some of the top beaches and marine habitats in the world, and these are mostly my inspiration.
    An avid sailor, adventurer and outdoors man you will see a nautical bent to my work with a side of nature and some impressionistic tendencies.
    My focus is literally the things I've enjoyed most in my life.



    Val Bisagni is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    Long Island Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Jones beach
    It was an 18 degree morning. I was able to get a few wonderful sunrise photos. I noticed the geese had salt and ice building up on their beaks. It took several attempts to capture this image over the span of 25 minutes. It's one of my favorite photos to date!
    Credit: Frank Giordano
    Instagram: @highlight_media79

    Long Island Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Little Steps is the title of the photo taken on Fire Island.
    I was just walking down fhe beach between Kismet and Robert Moses, I loved the lone figure and the tiny footsteps in the sand. MyThought was to capture the textures of the water, sea foam and sand with the lone figure to be deep in the background
    Credit: Roy Schneider
    Instagram: @roy-schneider-2
    Long Island Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Yonkers Photoshoot Workshop
    Photo taken at a Yonkers Photoshoot Workshop with model Diana. https://www.instagram.com/the.model.nurse?igsh=ZzJiazdlemNuejYy
    Credit: Peter Michael Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petermichael_photography?igsh=cWU1eHZqdGltbGNn&utm_source=qr

    Long Island Photography Group
    2024-02-22
    Title or Location: Bayard Cutting Arboretum
    I'm not a fan of going out in the snow but it was so pretty. We haven't had a snowfall like this one in a few years so I put my big girl boots on and ventured out. Once I arrived at the arboretum, I was in awe! It was truly a winter wonderland. With camera in hand, actually tucked in my jacket, I trekked through the snow and came upon the empty adirondack chair. Afterwards, I trekked through the trails and shot more but this is my all time favorite.
    Credit: Dotti Fischer
    Facebook: Dorothy Fischer
    Instagram: n/a

    Long Island Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: The Outsiders?
    Beautiful Sunrise looking East on 34th Street
    Credit: Roy Schneider
    Instagram: @roydotschneider
    Long Island Photography Group
    2024-02-11
    Title or Location: sands point
    nikon z6 with nikon 70-200mmguggenheim summer estate
    Credit: matt jakowsky

    Rochester Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Ivory in Ashes, studio shoot
    From my second shoot with the fabulous Ivory Flame. Taken with my Sony A99ii / Zeiss 50mm. A wonderful day with an absolutely awesome model.
    Credit: Robert Reid aka The Art of Darkness
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Great Wheel, Seattle Washington
    This photo is from early in my photography journey. I attended one of my first Seattle-based photography meet-ups and after the meet and greets, we split into small groups to find some compositions. I had been playing around with long exposures and light trails and the bright lights from the Great Wheel caught my eye. I spent a good amount of time that evening making new relationships and capturing this image.
    Credit: Jason Kudlo Photography
    Facebook: jasonkudlophotography
    Instagram: Jasonkudlophotography

    Dayton Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Cedarville Oh

    Credit: Heidi Hendrickson
    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman, Superstition Mountains

    Credit: Francisco Castro
    Instagram: Co2castro_photographer
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Whitby Abbey
    Laser display at Whitby Abbey.
    Credit: Andrew Sturdy
    Facebook: Andrew.sturdy.58
    Instagram: Andrewsturdyphotography

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Camillus Erie Canal
    Was just about done and headed home after a very cold and unproductive day. This hawk flew by and I was able shoot a few worthwhile shots.
    Credit: Walter Johnson
    Instagram: Cnylifeinfull
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