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Macro & Nature Photography

Macro & Nature Photography

Saturday 01 June
Ridgeway, Newport - 10am - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

We will look at how to take macro & nature photography. We will have some discussion around the best settings , composition and ways to do this.

It would however be useful for you to ensure you are aware of the basics of using manual mode and the exposure triangle. If not sure then we would advise looking at YouTube for this before the photo session.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Surrey Road - 1pm - 3 Hours
Bournemouth Photography Group
Peter Fada Osiughwu
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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£67       5 places left
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Sunday 02 June
The Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Swindon Photography Group
Panche Ignov
Capture the beauty of the great outdoors and the majesty of wildlife through your lens. Join our photography meetup where we will dive into the essential camera settings for perfect landscapes, and explore techniques to enhance your landscape and wildlife photography. With practical, hands-on exercises, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills in real time. Whether you're a beginner eager to learn or an experienced photographer looking to refine your craft, this event promises an enriching experience that will elevate your photography to new heights.
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£24      

Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 15 June
Lydiard Tregoze - 10am - 2 Hours
Swindon Photography Group
Panche Ignov
Explore the fine art of portrait photography in natural light, with our in-depth learning session. We delve deeply into the art of posing, countering the challenges of daylight, and how to manage different body types for commendable results. The session covers how to effectively shoot in both bright sunshine and the shade, with attention to expertly designing your image to truly capture a moment.

This is your opportunity to visualize and create stunning environmental portraits even with the wide-angle lens. While an 85mm lens or a zoom lens is preferred, all equipment will serve as a tool for mastering your craft.

Unleash your creative potential, and bring along family or friends to serve as models, as you get hands-on practical experience. This is your perfect arena to sharpen your skills and capture memorable portraits of your closest ones.
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£24      
Family Photography

Family Photography

Saturday 15 June
Waterloo Rd, Newport - 12pm - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
A chance to practice taking pictures of families before you go to your own family. We will have a family model for us and you will be given a chance to learn about composition, posing, making the most of the light and what is around us along with the best settings to create a a nice portrait of your family.
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£24      
Creative Seascapes Meetup

Creative Seascapes Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Lepe, Southampton SO45 1AD - 2pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Photography Group
Nikki Wileman
Opportunities for photography at the beach are endless and this meetup will be a chance to explore some of these. We'll be focusing on composition and the use of light and colour as well as the idea of the abstract seascape. As always we'll encourage you to improve your skills in using your camera manually.
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£24      

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 16 June
Sea Road - 5pm - 2 Hours
Bournemouth Photography Group
Rooh Yaseen
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. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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£26      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 22 June
Marlborough Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Swindon Photography Group
Panche Ignov
Discover the art of macro photography and capture the world in mesmerizing detail. This unique photography style allows you to bring the intricacies of small objects to life, enlarging them to appear as grand as the world around us. From the delicate veins of a leaf to the vibrant wings of a butterfly, explore subjects often overlooked and reveal the beauty hidden in the miniature. Join us for a journey into the minute, where the smallest subjects make the most significant impact. Dive into the unseen and transform the way you see the world through your lens.
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£24      
Light Painting (playing with light)

Light Painting (playing with light)

Saturday 06 July
South Cerney - 10am - 2 Hours
Swindon Photography Group
Panche Ignov
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of light painting through our upcoming workshop, designed to illuminate the creativity of photographers from all skill levels. With a special emphasis on assisting entry-level photographers, this session will delve deep into the intricate process of light painting, providing insights into the essential and recommended accessories that elevate this art form.

Our journey begins with the simplicity of a single light source, gradually advancing to the complexities of utilizing multiple sources to captivatingly expose your subject. To ensure a seamless experience, a car-sharing option is available for up to three participants, with a departure point from the Orbital Shopping Mall.

Embrace this opportunity to refine your skills and explore the magical realm of light painting, where your imagination is your only limitation. Join us for a workshop that promises not only to enlighten but also inspire your photographic journey.
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£26      

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 06 July
Ipswich Road, Cardiff - 11am - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
A relaxing walk with our cameras through nature, looking at a variety of different styles of photography such as nature, macro, portrait & landscape.

We will discuss & practice different compositions, how to get the most out of the light & what some of the best settings may be for dome of these areas.
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£26      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 20 July
Lydiard Tregoze - 10am - 2 Hours
Swindon Photography Group
Panche Ignov
Join us for a captivating photography meet-up focused on mastering the art of natural light portrait photography. In this session, we delve into identifying and harnessing flattering natural light, along with utilizing backgrounds to enhance the beauty and depth of your portraits. Learn how to effectively collaborate with your subject to create images that truly reflect their personality and style, while also ensuring they remain comfortable throughout the shoot.

We will cover essential techniques such as posing, accurate focusing, and metering for skin tones, aiming to elevate your skill set in working within less controlled environments outside the confines of a studio. A model will be present, providing a hands-on opportunity to apply learned techniques in real-time. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this event promises to enrich your understanding and execution of natural light portrait photography.
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£26      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 27 July
Tintern - 10am - 3 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.

The ticket price does not include the 8.70 entry fee to the venue.
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£67      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 01 June
Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Bournemouth Art Group
Anna Herpels
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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£26      
Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Saturday 01 June
Southampton City Centre - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Watercolour Group
Ammarah Sajid
Join us for an immersive artistic journey as we explore brush strokes and the subtle interplay of colors. In this interactive session, you'll delve into fundamental color theory, master shading techniques, and discover the depth of secondary, primary, and tertiary colors. By the end of the day, you'll not only gain valuable skills but also create a unique masterpiece with your own hands. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and express yourself through art!
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£26      
Mixed Media Art

Mixed Media Art

Saturday 01 June
The Avenue - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Create different art pieces with mixed medium including paper, colors paints of different types, paper collage, pencil etc.
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£26      

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 15 June
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Unlock Your Creativity in Our Beginner's Drawing Adventure!

Are you ready to embark on a journey into the captivating world of drawing? Join us for an exhilarating class designed especially for beginners like you!

Under the expert guidance of our seasoned instructors, you'll dive into the essentials of drawing. From mastering perspective and proportion to mastering the art of shading and composition, you'll gain the skills to create stunning and expressive artwork.

But that's not all - we'll also explore the exciting realm of mark making techniques, transforming blank pages into canvases bursting with imagination and creativity.

Don't forget to pack your creative essentials! Bring along your basic art materials to unleash your inner artist in our class. Exciting details of the event will be revealed once your booking is confirmed. Get ready for a colorful adventure!
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£24      
Architectural Drawing and Painting

Architectural Drawing and Painting

Saturday 15 June
Harbour Parade - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
In this session, we will learn architectural drawing and painting with the study of perspective and it's types.
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£26      
Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Saturday 22 June
Southampton City Centre - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Watercolour Group
Ammarah Sajid
Join us for an immersive artistic journey as we explore brush strokes and the subtle interplay of colors. In this interactive session, you'll delve into fundamental color theory, master shading techniques, and discover the depth of secondary, primary, and tertiary colors. By the end of the day, you'll not only gain valuable skills but also create a unique masterpiece with your own hands. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and express yourself through art!
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£26      

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 29 June
Westover Road, Bournemouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Bournemouth Art Group
Anna Herpels
If you love all things nature, this is the art class for you! In this class, we will be conducting primary observation studies of flowers and plants. You will get the chance to admire plants and flowers up close and learn how to confidently create inspired drawings with pencil and fineliner pens. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of drawing the beautiful plants and flowers that nature has to offer. We will cover topics such as simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and using colours to enhance your drawings. This is a perfect opportunity for both beginners and more experienced artists alike to meet up and create art in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Our friendly instructors will provide guidance, helpful feedback, and support along the way, to generate new ideas for your art practice, and collaborate in a like-minded space. Join us in the wonderful outdoors to create your very own unique pieces and develop your drawing skills!
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£26      
Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Saturday 13 July
Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Bournemouth Art Group
Anna Herpels
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" colour and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolour-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the garden with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting.
You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the exercises, and artwork and have some takeaway homework with the learned technique. All levels and experiences are welcome.
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£26      
Illustration Basics

Illustration Basics

Saturday 13 July
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Embark on a whimsical journey into the world of creativity with our "Illustration Basics" art class! Unleash your inner artist as we explore the foundations of illustration, from sketch to masterpiece. No experience required - just bring your passion for pen and paper and basic art materials! Dive into a world of vibrant colors, imaginative characters, and endless possibilities. Join us for an art-filled adventure and let your illustrations tell a story of their own. Reserve your spot and turn your doodles into dazzling works of art!
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£26      

Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Saturday 13 July
Southampton City Centre - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Watercolour Group
Ammarah Sajid
Join us for an immersive artistic journey as we explore brush strokes and the subtle interplay of colors. In this interactive session, you'll delve into fundamental color theory, master shading techniques, and discover the depth of secondary, primary, and tertiary colors. By the end of the day, you'll not only gain valuable skills but also create a unique masterpiece with your own hands. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and express yourself through art!
book now
£26      
Beginner Drawing and Painting Class

Beginner Drawing and Painting Class

Saturday 13 July
The Avenue - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
In this class, we will learn and study shapes, colour and perspective. We will also explore and create new ideas. We will also learn how to paint the basics and colour theory will be discussed.

All skill levels are welcome!
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£55      
Portrait Drawing Basics

Portrait Drawing Basics

Saturday 27 July
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Unleash Your Inner Artist in Our Portrait Drawing Basics Class!

Calling all budding artists! Dive into the world of portrait drawing with us in a fun and interactive session. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to brush up on your skills, this class is perfect for you.

Discover essential techniques for capturing the essence of a face on paper. From mastering proportions to shading techniques, you'll learn everything you need to know to create stunning portraits.

Grab your basic art materials and get ready to embark on a creative journey. Let's bring those faces to life with a splash of imagination and a touch of expertise. Don't miss out - reserve your spot now and let your artistic talents shine!
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£26      

ABOUT WILTSHIRE
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 Wiltshire .

  • 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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  • REVIEWS
    Really enjoyed the session and learnt new things and relearned some I'd forgotten. Despite the rain Joe remained cheerful and patient and always ready help me try different shots and explained things very clearly without making you feel daft.
    5/5
    Mrs L E Bellringer
    2023-10-27
    The course was just what I needed to get me started with a new passion. The instructor Stacey was great to work with. Stacey was clear, helpful and had a lot of knowledge. We had a good morning at Shearwater Lake and touched on the creative side of Photography as well as the some of the technical side. I would highly recommend Stacey as an instructor and the course for anyone who wants to take there pictures to another level. All I need to do now is practice.
    5/5
    Mark
    2023-03-29
    PHOTOS
    Wiltshire Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Kessingland Beach
    Bright sunshine, but was banished by my wife who was painting on the beach, so wasn't feeling inspired, so put the macro lens on and hoped for something. I noticed a small cloud of pollen before I saw the ladybird.Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens, f8, 1/320, 105mm, ISO200.
    Credit: Paul Oliver

    Wiltshire Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Winterbourne Stoke Wiltshire
    I missed the northern lights display on the Friday night 10/05/2024 but looking at the information on the med office i could get another chance on the Saturday night 11/05/2024, so my wife and myself went for a late night drive with the top down in the car and after a considerable wait I managed to capture this image of the northern lights, lucky I guess.
    Credit: Rob Gomez
    Wiltshire Photography Group
    2024-04-26
    Title or Location: Castle combe
    Taken on a family walk to introduce my son to the Wiltshire beauty in Castle combe.
    Credit: Mark

    Wiltshire Photography Group
    2024-04-19
    Title or Location: Salisbury
    Sunset in Salisbury.PENTAX K-1 MARK IIF 16, 250s , ISO-100, focal length-85"There are times when you don't have your camera with you and then you see the most amazing sunset or the most beautiful scene you've always wanted to see. Don't worry about not being able to photograph it. Just sit back and enjoy the view."/DeGriff/I was lucky, I took my camera and captured this beautiful moment of sunset. Such moments remain in the heart and frame forever
    Credit: Grazyna Gawandtka

    Wiltshire Photography Group
    2024-04-12
    Title or Location: Pewsham Public Footpath
    I've been trying to find a few local places where I can photograph the changes in weather and seasons. The Westmead Open Space and public footpaths that lead to Pewsham and the canal have become a favourite place for this. I like photographing trees and this one appeared through a hole in the natural fence on my most recent walk.
    Credit: Mark Pembury
    Instagram: pemburymark
    Wiltshire Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: Daymar Bay and Brae hill, Cornwall
    A favourite spot of John Betjeman's and mine.
    Credit: Barry Hill
    Facebook: Barry Hill
    Instagram: barryjhill98

    St Albans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Night-time at Portland Bill lighthouse
    The weather forecast for the night Friday the 3rd May looked very good and because the last time I went to Portland Bill I didn't manage to get home with anything good, I thought of giving it another go. Even though it was a 4 hour drive from my house, I'm over the moon I went there because I haven't seen the sky so nice and clean in a very, very long time, it was just perfect.I took quite a few photos and this one is the first that I want to show you because I love it to bits.As always, I
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Home
    A photographer friend visits his parents in Alaska every year and upon his return home he always brings me salmon steaks that his family catch as part of their food provisions. This was my dinner and will say that this dinner was nothing short of amazing!
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instagram: @photo818
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
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