Upcoming Events

Mindful Photography Meetup

Mindful Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Grand Dr, St. Louis - 10am - 2 Hours
Jeremy Ryne Danielson
Join us for an enriching journey, wherein we not just capture undeniably beautiful moments through our lens but also incorporate elements of our vibrant world into our art. We'll go beyond merely taking pretty pictures and learn to use our cameras to pay more attention to the world around us. As we explore, we'll talk about how to take more meaningful photos, as well as what makes a compelling image and how to spot it in our daily lives.
Photography Hike

Photography Hike

Saturday 06 July
Kiefer Creek Rd, Ballwin - 10am - 2 Hours
Jeremy Ryne Danielson
We'll take a hike along the Meramec, following a ridge that offers great views of the river and leads us past the ruins of a turn-of-the-century resort. There will be great opportunities for nature and landscape photography.
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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 in St Louis .

  • 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.

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    Great class learned a lot. The park we used was perfect to go over certain topics!
    Its good and learned few techniques.Definetly recommended one.
    Ryne was an excellent instructor and workshop leader. He was patient, knowledgeable, and a professional in his craft. The workshop was the right amount of time for the walking involved, and doing the mindful exercises, and critiquing our images for improvement.
    Christie Semmens

    Ryne gave me great ideas on how to mentally prepare myself when taking photos. Something for me to work on.
    I really enjoyed the event, at which I was the only attendee. Ryne was friendly and helpful and lent me his gloves as I had left home without mine. I learned a lot about being mindful in my photography and look forward to attending more of Ryne's events.
    It was fun and I took a away a few good tips

    I like that it was a small group. Good exercise. Slow things down. Took time to talk about the assignment.
    It was a very informative class.
    Ryan was incredibly knowledgeable about photography and did a great job of presenting the foundational basics along with technical expertise in various cameras. Was great.

    Ryne was awesome and I learned a ton about using my camera! Would highly recommend the class and look forward to taking future classes
    Jeremy Ryne Danielson
    J. Ryne Danielson is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in St. Louis, Missouri. He has worked as a writer, photographer and copy editor and holds a master's degree in political science and a bachelor's in anthropology. He is a professional member of the National Press Photographer's Association, and his work has appeared in the MUSC Catalyst newspaper, Charleston Post and Courier, Hilton Head Island Packet, Moultrie News, St. Louis American, St. Louis Magazine, the St. Louis Visitor's Guide and on Yahoo News, MSN and
    Alexander Scott
    As the owner of Alex Don Media Group and ADMG Studios, we do cool stuff, tell cool stories and teach other creatives how to do the same while giving them access to a cool creative space to thrive professionally and personally.

    Every business and brand has a unique story to tell and we are here to use the right mediums to communicate said narrative.

    So let's use our cameras to tell these stories!

    Alexander Scott is available for private bookings

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