Upcoming Events

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 Des Moines .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    Our instructor, Emily Eaves, was great! Very knowledgeable, prepared, and easy to talk with.
    Des Moines Photography Group
    Title or Location: MacRae Park, Des Moines IA
    I took this at the dead of night. Initially I wanted to go to the overlook at MacRae Park to get a good shot of the Des Moines skyline, but ended up becoming much more interested with this triangular structure right by it. It looked like a spaceship, and the cover of night really added to the mood. I had my Minolta SRT 101 with some Cinestill 800T film stock. I had my tripod with me too so I was able to bring a lot of light into my camera. Didn't do much editing, just brought in more shadows and
    Credit: Connor Broderick
    Instagram: @connorbroderick01

    Des Moines Photography Group
    Title or Location: At the Tulip festival

    Credit: vishwanath p
    Instagram: vishwanathpolepeddi
    Des Moines Photography Group
    Title or Location: Pella Tulip Festival
    Last Year at the Pella Tulip Festival.
    Credit: vishwanath p

    Des Moines Photography Group
    Title or Location: Des Moines Iowa
    Saw this beauty on my regular walks
    Credit: vishwanath p

    Des Moines Photography Group
    Title or Location: Des Moines, IOWA.
    Observed this lovely flower on my morning walk. Impressed by the pink shades and took this picture.
    Credit: vishwanath p
    Des Moines Photography Group
    Title or Location: Iowa State Capital Building
    Ironically enough, as it doesn't seem to be the case for most people out here, I'm actually a transplant from Arizona - my wife being an Iowa native. We'll, we've had quite a few visitors come from Arizona, which has meant checkout out a lot of the local landmarks. We took a tour of the capital building - and as a huge history nerd, the building immediately spoke to me. I've seen a lot of really neat buildings (D.C. has some of my favorite spaces in the country), but I was impressed with how uni
    Credit: Steven Kreschollek
    Instagram: @murmrs

    Oshawa Photography Group
    Title or Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
    ?This past Father?s Day I went to a family farm cidery with my oldest daughter. The drinks were good, the company was great, but the best part was the farm?s commitment to keeping wild, native plants for pollinators. This little bee found a delicious clover and I got this macro shot.?
    Credit: PGC Photography
    Instagram: @valle6500
    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    Title or Location: Plaquemine LA
    This was the backside of a passing storm system while I was at work in a chemical plant. Capture was made on my iPhone 15 Pro using the Lightning Cam 2 app.
    Credit: Christopher Fontenot
    Bell County Photography Group
    Title or Location: Nolanville
    A few years ago the field on FM 3219 used to be full of sunflowers. Not anymore. Good thing I took the photos when I did...
    Credit: Bambi Altman

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages
    San Francisco Photography Group
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    Murrieta Photography Group
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin

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