LITTLE
ROCK
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 27 July
MacArthur Park - 5pm - 2 Hours
Brad Sims
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 10 August
Little Rock River Market District - 3pm - 3 Hours
Brad Sims
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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$92       5 places left
Street Photography at Night Meetup

Street Photography at Night Meetup

Saturday 24 August
Little Rock River Market District - 8pm - 2 Hours
Brad Sims
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      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 07 September
Pinnacle Park - 4pm - 2 Hours
Brad Sims
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 21 September
Little Rock River Market District - 10am - 3 Hours
Brad Sims
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
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 05 October
Riverfront Park - Little Rock - 3pm - 2 Hours
Brad Sims
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules 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

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
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$47      

ABOUT LITTLE
ROCK
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 Little Rock .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Brad led an amazing class. He did a great job answering questions , helping students with their gear and simplifying some of the more technical aspects of photography. Locations chosen and time of day were perfect. Gave me a new perspective on downtown Little Rock.
    5/5
    William
    2024-07-01
    Good practice, knowledgeable and passionate teaching, lots of suggestions on how to improve
    5/5
    George
    2024-06-10
    The class was well organized and packed with the practical information I was looking for.
    5/5
    Aaron
    2024-06-10

    It was fantastic! Had a great time walking through downtown Little Rock and seeing how others view things. I learned quite a bit.
    5/5
    Michael
    2024-02-25
    very useful. I learned a lot. Thanks Ken.
    5/5
    Heather
    2023-09-24
    Great class - Ken was friendly and knowledgeable.
    5/5
    Meleah
    2023-06-18

    The beginner meetup was well worth it. Having the opportunity to learn the concepts and then immediately put them into practice, as well as honest criticism and personalized advice from a pro is something you certainly can't get from YouTube. Ken has a great teaching style and is super approachable for those like myself who are breaking into the hobby. Also just a fun dude to be around. 10/10 would recommend.
    5/5
    Jordan Eddy
    2023-06-18
    This class was great! I really appreciated the individualized camera support received. I loved the small group, the location and timing. Ken was so knowledgeable and kind. I would highly recommend this class to anyone.
    5/5
    Jacina
    2023-06-18
    Had a wonderful hands on experience with Ken. He was very helpful and patient with explaining things to me. Can't wait to see what the other classes entail.
    5/5
    Tiffany
    2023-05-29

    It was a good time, learned some techniques from Ken.
    5/5
    Edward
    2023-05-28
    It was very informative and I learned a lot from ken. He's a very good instructor and the information is invaluable.
    5/5
    Paul
    2023-05-01
    I learned a lot during this lesson; it was an excellent value for the money. The instructor was very knowledgeable, and the small group size enabled him to spend a lot of time working with us individually. He introduced concepts effectively and customized parts of the lesson based on each student's interests. I feel much more confident working with my camera now than I did before attending.
    4/5
    Karen
    2023-02-05

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Brad Sims
    Brad Sims is a landscape and nature photographer from Little Rock, Arkansas. He is passionate about showing the seldom seen, the small and intimate, and the strangely unique beauty of Arkansas and beyond. Brad tries to follow the ideals and tenets of the Slow Photography Movement where he can, with mindfulness at the root of his photos.

    Brad's photos have been featured in Forbes Magazine, Quills & Pixels literary journal, and numerous print and digital publications. His travel photography includes images from the Gulf Coast, through the Rockies, to the Desert Southwest. Brad is a proud member of the Arkansas Artist Registry. You can see more of Brad's work at bradsimsphoto.com.

    Brad Sims is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm until 6pm.
    Private tutoring for photography techniques and editing, landscape and nature photo excursions, portrait photography sessions.

    PHOTOS
    Little Rock Photography Group
    2024-04-04
    Title or Location: Fire Island , Long Island NY
    Starburst from the Fire Island Lighthouse.March 25, 2024
    Credit: Nick Masselle
    Facebook: Nick Masselle Photography
    Instagram: Nick_Masselle

    Little Rock Photography Group
    2024-04-04
    Title or Location: Heavenly Rays Montauk Point
    Taking on a Sunrise atMontauk Point gives a photographer a plethora of photo opportunities. As the sun roseAbove the sea and started to touch the cloud cover, The heavenly crepuscular rays appeared and seamed to dance on the water
    Credit: Roy Schneider
    Instagram: @Roydotschneider
    Little Rock Photography Group
    2024-03-15
    Title or Location: South Point, Kona - Hawaii
    South Point is the Southernmost point of the Hawaiian Islands and the United States. Beautiful panoramic views provided the backdrop of this gold sunset. The sun was going down fast and, the battery in the camera was depleting fast as well. It showed at 1. While I had a spare battery in my pocket, I did not want to lose valuable 10 seconds changing it with a 200-6000mm lens hung around my neck. I was able to take about 8-9 series of sunset shots and this one was the last one, and the battery fi
    Credit: Kaleem Sayyed
    Facebook: Kaleem Sayyed

    Little Rock Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: US 65 outside of Tillar
    Just taking a Saturday drive down through the Delta. Came up on this farm and noticed this tractor. This picture represents the beginning of Spring fast approaching .
    Credit: William

    Little Rock Photography Group
    2024-02-05
    Title or Location: At Murray Park before the tornado last March.
    I was taking shots of the sunset summer before last at Murray Park when this Great Blue Heron landed on the small strip of land west of me making a perfect silhouette capture with the setting sun behind it. Canon Powershot
    Credit: Brian Jones
    Little Rock Photography Group
    2024-01-20
    Title or Location: England Arkansas
    This stretch of road is one of Arkansas many beautiful sights to see ! This street is a pathway for hundreds of farmers in the north eastern Arkansas region, yielding a breathtaking view in an early morning or afternoon setting.
    Credit: Marcus Leo
    Facebook: Marcus Leo
    Instagram: 7u3k_media

    Chichester Photography Group
    2024-07-16
    Title or Location: East bank of the River Arun West Sussex
    Out for an evening walk heading up the river Arun, luckily this vessle gave an already colourful photo op a finishing flourish.
    Credit: Steve Smith
    Instagram: PS & H Photography

    Leicester Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: Titchwell Reserve Norfolk
    I was focusing on a Marsh Harrier and when I put the camera down I saw this Robin perched on the edge of my table. He just stared at me and patiently waited as I reset the camera. I still had my zoom on and almost fell off my seat leaning to get focus. The images of this bird are among my favourite sets....
    Credit: Mike Hobson
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-14
    Title or Location: Betws-y-Coyed North Wales.
    Taken in Betws-y-Coyed. Swallow Waterfall. Nikon D750 & Nikkor 24-120 mm lens.Long exposure 30sISO 100f/22120 mm
    Credit: Jako Ecka

    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Castle Hill,South Island, NZ
    Castle Hill is an amazing location for Landscape and Astro photography. Used a Nikon Z6ii & 20mm 1.8 lens along with a lens warmer plus the Photo Pills planner.The moon was brighter than expected - 5 days old but it actually did us a big favour in lighting up the rocks with the Milky Way core above it. This is the jpeg with no edits.
    Credit: Kevin Woods
    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Capital Reef National Park, Utah
    I was on a photo workshop in the park with about 8 others. We set up for the night in the Cathedral Overlook campground. At about 3:30 am, the leader got us up and we drove, then hiked to this spot. We took astro shots, then waited in place for a couple hours until early light on the cathedral formations. This is was a merging of the two exposures that created this image.
    Credit: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Facebook: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography

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