FAYETTEVILLE
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Pictures of People in Nature

Pictures of People in Nature

Saturday 27 April
Spring Lake - 2pm - 2 Hours
Cheryl Vandegrift
Come learn to take beautiful portraits of people in beautiful locations. We will learn how to use natural light and the given landscape to create great pictures. We will talk about flattering lighting, angles, and how to have a creative eye for almost any situation. DSLR camera is desired, though a nice phone should work.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
Belvedere Avenue - 10am - 3 Hours
Cheryl Vandegrift
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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$84       5 places left
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 01 June
Fayetteville - 10am - 2 Hours
Cheryl Vandegrift
Talk a walk and learn how to "see" great opportunities for unique, beautiful pictures in a typical, everyday landscape.
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$43      

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Spring Lake - 10am - 2 Hours
Cheryl Vandegrift
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 July
Belvedere Avenue - 5pm - 3 Hours
Cheryl Vandegrift
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      
ABOUT FAYETTEVILLE
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 Fayetteville (North Carolina).

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Great instruction at a great level of useful information. A hands on practice then tailored to our needs and wants for any other questions. Highly recommend for photography instrcutions in the Fayetteville area..
    5/5
    Darin
    2024-03-31
    I enjoyed the class structure. I liked how we had a small class time and then hands on
    5/5
    Jamie
    2024-03-18
    It was a great class, my daughter came out with some great experience from the instructor.
    5/5
    David
    2023-10-23

    It was very informative. I learned a lot about my camera and how to take better pictures.
    5/5
    Billie
    2023-09-18
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Cheryl Vandegrift
    Cheryl is a professional photographer with around 6 years of experience. She originally arrived in Fayetteville back in 1994, stationed at Pope Air Force Base, and decided to make it her home after her service. Cheryl is a dedicated homeschooling mother of twin teenagers, and she's proud to have an 18-year-old graduate.

    Specializing in capturing the essence of couples, maternity, and families, Cheryl's portfolio also includes headshots, branding photos, and coverage of special events. As a natural light photographer, she relies solely on the beautiful light nature provides, without the use of off-camera flash. Her signature style leans towards lifestyle and candid photography, favoring genuine moments over overly posed shots. Cheryl is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge and experiences with others. She's eager to connect with you and explore the world of photography together.

    Cheryl Vandegrift is available for private bookings

    I am available every day but Mondays. Individual days may vary due to teens' activities and jobs. I can teach you beginning photography, as well as how to shoot and pose portraits, nature, or city backgrounds. I can also instruct you on lifestyle photography and how to get real, natural reactions rather than relying on posing.

    PHOTOS
    Fayetteville Photography Group
    2024-03-12
    Title or Location: Camp Mackall, NC
    Little Muddy Lake is a reservoir in Scotland, North Carolina. Little Muddy Lake is situated nearby to the hamlets McFarland and Pine Hill.
    Credit: Fredrick Myers

    Fayetteville Photography Group
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: Grand Canyon
    2011 Grand Canyon - View 4 from Plateau Point on the Bright Angel Trail
    Credit: Joshua Caldwell
    Fayetteville Photography Group
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on a lack Walnut Tree
    Credit: Jim Smith
    Facebook: Jim Smith
    Instagram: jimsmithdraht

    Fayetteville Photography Group
    2024-02-23
    Title or Location: Spring is in the air
    Visiting your local nursery was able to capture this busy bee at work pollinating.
    Credit: Reba Lane Photography
    Facebook: Rebalane2008

    Fayetteville Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Grand Canyon
    2011 Grand Canyon - From Plateau Point on the Bright Angel Trail
    Credit: Joshua Caldwell
    Facebook: Joshua Caldwell
    Fayetteville Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Carver Creek State Park
    Ive spent a lot of time lately exploring the various State Parks that North Carolina has to offer. While hiking one of the trails at Carver Creek State Park there must have been a controlled burn nearby which filled the forest with smoke for the added effect!
    Credit: Ryan Mabe
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093380680832
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rhmdigitalmedia/

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach Oregon
    While visiting Cannon Beach, Oregon for Spring Break this year, we were treated to beautiful blue skies, warm weather, stars AND airglow at night! I was absolutely giddy about seeing those stars! Now I hope you all know how extremely rare this combination is on the pacific coast in spring. It's normally overcast and raining and definitely no stars to be seen. Thank you universe for allowing your magic to flow this evening. I truly appreciate you and your powers ??
    Credit: Amanda Thornton DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Milton Keynes Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Milton Keynes
    to create this I used a piece of Teal vinyl for the backdrop, I had the camera, with a 30 mm Marco lens on a tripod set to manual focus, with focus staking of 10 shots I only used 5 in the end). for lighting I had two static lights on mini stands so I could play about with their placement to get the effect I was looking for. The dandelion seed was held in place, by putting it into a piece of white tack, I then sprayed it using a little electronic face atomiser (bought from Amazon) and loa
    Credit: Diane Langford
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Franklin Tennessee
    This photo captures a serene moment in my front yard, where I lay on a blanket beneath a amazing tree. The weather was ideal, prompting me to grab my micro lens and focus on this exquisite dandelion.
    Credit: Kimber Weathers
    Facebook: Kimber
    Instagram: kimberlan30wea

    Dallas Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: My house in Lewisville
    Decided to make a composite that resembles the photo that NASA took with their millions of dolllar photo equipment. 2 months ago I photographed the full moon and placed it on top of the most recent solar eclipse photo I took. The moon normally get its light from the sun so getting the perspective with moon visibility is impossible during an eclipse unless you have nasa gear. My photo was taken with a canon R5, RF400mm F2.8 and cropped in.
    Credit: (MyJdProductions) Justin Dickinson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/share/pE91wQnHYf6JVB7A/?mibextid=eQY6cl
    Instagram: @myjdproductions
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe
    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art

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