STOCKPORT
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 27 July
Great Underbank - 10am - 2 Hours
Olamide Bakare
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
book now
£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 10 August
Great Underbank - 10am - 2 Hours
Olamide Bakare
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
book now
£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Great Underbank - 10am - 3 Hours
Olamide Bakare
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
£67      

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 07 September
Great Underbank - 10am - 2 Hours
Olamide Bakare
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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£26      
Shooting in Manual Mode

Shooting in Manual Mode

Saturday 21 September
Great Underbank - 10am - 3 Hours
Olamide Bakare
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

 Parkland Nature

Parkland Nature

Saturday 27 July
Clarkehouse Rd, Broomhall - 10am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Photography Group
David Stones
A pleasant walk through the gardens where we will explore the abstract qualities of natural subjects. We will select from what we see and manipulate focus and viewpoint to enhance the patterns, textures, shapes, and colour creating interesting images using the manual settings on our cameras. We will also have the option to visit the glasshouses.

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£26      
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Saturday 03 August
Sheffield City Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Photography Group
David Stones
In this session we'll be looking at Sheffield buildings and considering how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera. Looking for strong urban landscape compositions that emphasise angles and points of view. How can familiar subjects be shown in unusual and interesting ways ?
How can we manipulate our camera settings to enhance our intentions ?

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£26      
Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 03 August
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 1pm - 2 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Esther Adeola Seriki
Learn the basics of long exposure to capture light trails along with tripod photography.

Long exposure refers to a technique where you keep the shutter open for an unusually long period of time. This results to interesting effects in your photographs.
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£26      

Animal Photography

Animal Photography

Sunday 04 August
Smithills Dean Rd - 12pm - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
Embark on a wild adventure with our Animal Photography Meetup! Get ready to capture the untamed beauty of creatures big and small. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a budding enthusiast, join us for an exciting experience. Share tips, tricks, and tales of your animal encounters as we navigate through a world of fur, feathers, and fins. Bring your camera, unleash your creativity, and let's focus on the fascinating world of wildlife together!

Note: Please bring £12 for the farm fee. Its not included in the booking fee.
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£26      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 17 August
Salford - 12pm - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition).

On this meet,participant and instructor will take turns in taking photos.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
book now
£26      
Flatlay Photography in a Cafe

Flatlay Photography in a Cafe

Saturday 17 August
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 1pm - 2 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Esther Adeola Seriki
What better way to start the morning than with a cafe coffee and photography. Come and join us in taking a top down view of our world, whilst we start the journey of becoming visual story tellers through flatlay.

We will explore the increasingly popular world of flatlay photography. In this world composition is key and what we exclude is as important to our story as what is included. We will start with a simple composition and build this through adding elements, whilst exploring different briefs.

This one is all about composition composition composition.
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£26      

Industrial Landscape Photography

Industrial Landscape Photography

Sunday 25 August
Saville Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Photography Group
David Stones
Industrial Landscape - You can use buildings and other human-made structures compositionally in the same way other landscape photographers use trees and rolling hills. Sheffield has a rich industrial heritage -Whilst not considered traditionally 'picturesque' places like factories, cement works, power stations, warehouses, pylons and building sites can be interesting subject matter. As well as documenting the world we live in today you will hone your skills in composition and selecting different viewpoints to create effective images.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 31 August
Clarkehouse Rd, Broomhall - 10am - 3 Hours
Sheffield Photography Group
David Stones
Time to finally get around to learning the basics about DSLR photography! Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure ? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down the functions of your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings all affect your exposure enabling you to select the best settings for the job (All without too much jargon and 'tech' overkill !)

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with a series of creative tasks - All with the guidance of a experienced educator and photographer.
book now
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 31 August
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 10am - 3 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Esther Adeola Seriki
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
£67      

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 14 September
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 10am - 2 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Esther Adeola Seriki
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. A model is present during the session.
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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 28 September
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 10am - 2 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Esther Adeola Seriki
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
book now
£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 27 July
Baring St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Manchester Watercolour Group
Shilpa Sapatnekar
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
book now
£26      
Figure Gesture Drawing

Figure Gesture Drawing

Saturday 27 July
Sheffield City Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Art Group
Eneyire Omuya
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing the essence and movement of the human figure through gesture drawing.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of simplifying the figure, breaking it down into basic shapes and forms to create accurate and expressive poses. We will cover topics such as exaggerating poses, building shapes, and drawing with accuracy.
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£26      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 27 July
Chorlton-on-Medlock - 11am - 3 Hours
Manchester Crochet Club
Ray Plummer
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
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£50      

Charcoal Expressions Art Meetup

Charcoal Expressions Art Meetup

Saturday 03 August
Sheffield City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Art Group
Aspasia Vrouva
Join the Charcoal Expressions Art Meetup for a unique and enriching artistic experience. Through the medium of charcoal, they'll have the opportunity to explore their creativity and express themselves freely. Our meetups offer a supportive environment where artists of all levels can learn new techniques, share ideas, and connect with like-minded individuals. Join us to unleash your imagination, hone your skills, and create captivating charcoal masterpieces together.
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£26      
 Floral and Nature Painting

Floral and Nature Painting

Saturday 10 August
Baring St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Manchester Watercolour Group
Shilpa Sapatnekar
The focus of this two-hour structured session is the studies of floral and nature painting. You will be guided to select your choice of reference in the garden, take photograph references and complete one or two studies of the selected plants and flowers. You will learn how to compose floral and nature paintings using traditional and contemporary composition methods. If you are a nature enthusiast, this session is perfect for you. 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 studies and have some take away homework with the learnt technique. All level and experience are welcome. Please bring watercolor painting travel kit (this can be watercolor tube paints or watercolor pan along with ink pens, pencil, rubber and watercolor pads or drawing pads. You are also welcome to bring your choice of medium. Also a smart phone to take reference photos will be handy. Don't worry if you forget anything. I will have some back up materials.
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£26      
Mixed Media Madness Meetup

Mixed Media Madness Meetup

Saturday 24 August
Weston Park Museum - 11am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Art Group
Aspasia Vrouva
Join the Mixed Media Madness Meetup for an exhilaratJing fusion of artistic J. This meetup offers a dynamic platform to experiment with various mediums, from acrylics and watercolors to collage and sculpture. Embrace the freedom to blend techniques and materials, allowing for boundless creativity and innovative expression. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, this meetup promises to inspire, challenge, and expand your artistic horizons. Join us for a journey of exploration and discovery in the vibrant world of mixed media art.
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£26      

Graphite Gradients Workshop

Graphite Gradients Workshop

Saturday 07 September
Sheffield - 10am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Art Group
Eneyire Omuya
Unlock the secrets to stunning realistic textures with our Graphite Gradients Workshop. Ideal for artists looking to refine their graphite skills, this session focuses on gradient techniques essential for achieving detailed and realistic effects. Enhance your drawing skills with expert tips in a stimulating setting.
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£26      
ABOUT STOCKPORT
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 Stockport .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Great, learned some of the stuff I needed to know
    5/5
    David
    2024-07-15
    I really enjoyed this class and it was exactly what I was looking for. As a beginner photographer it was perfect for getting me started with my Nikkon DSLR camera. Olamide was very knowledgeable and did a very good job teaching us the basics we needed to know to get started and not overloading our brains with too much info.
    5/5
    Jennifer
    2024-03-18
    Really knowledgeable tutor. Very enjoyable
    5/5
    Graham
    2024-03-18

    An enjoyable session with some great places to shoot from. It was good to compare photos at the end and see what interesting shots we were able to take. I enjoyed travelling around the city and taking photographs as a group, I felt quite safe and comfortable taking street photographs which I was a bit nervous about initially. The instructor was really helpful and gave great feedback on my photos.
    5/5
    Alex
    2024-02-19
    Some good pointers in this session, good knowledge and ideas for technique
    5/5
    Philip
    2024-02-05
    Zaina is a fab teacher - so full of knowledge and super helpful. I learned so much and also had fun! :)
    5/5
    Danielle
    2023-11-28

    Zac's first course but you wouldn't know it as talked to us in a confident manner and obviously knew his stuff. I learnt an awful lot throughout the three hours and all I received was encouragement from Zac.
    5/5
    Nigel
    2023-01-30
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Olamide Bakare
    Olamide is a seasoned photographer with 12 years of expertise in portraits, fashion, events, and weddings. Beyond capturing moments, Olamide has dedicated over 8 years to sharing the passion as a photography mentor. Join Olamide in turning your moments into lasting memories and unlocking the art of visual storytelling!

    Olamide Bakare is available for private bookings

    I am available for remote tutoring, guiding enthusiasts like you through the art of visual storytelling, from mastering photography basics to executing major client briefs. Let's embark on a journey to elevate your skills and turn your hobby into a profitable business.

    PHOTOS
    Stockport Photography Group
    2024-06-08
    Title or Location: Taken from Railway Bridge in Romiley
    Taken in 1980's using a Contax RTS111 camera with f1.8 Zeiss Planar lens on Fujichrome slide film, digitised using a slide copier with my Panasonic FZ1000 camera
    Credit: Brian T - Romiley

    Stockport Photography Group
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Lyme Green Macclesfield
    Fujifilm X-T5 with a Viltrox 90 pro f1.4. Experimenting with film simulations trying to recreate a late 70's Ilford vibe.
    Credit: Paul Hickey
    Stockport Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Outlined Frost
    Whilst walking to work on a fresh crispy morning, I noticed that the frost had settled on the plants, I just had to brave taking my gloves off and take a photo. I only had my iPhone and I have tweaked it a little with Snapseed. The hydrangea looked sparkly and revived in the depth of winter, a Stockport gem captured for all time.
    Credit: Jane McKenzie

    Stockport Photography Group
    2024-01-31
    Title or Location: Hilltop Romiley
    Panasonic FZ1000 set in IA mode - this photo part of a random set taken during a morning walk from my house.
    Credit: brian george thornley

    Stockport Photography Group
    2023-04-03
    Title or Location: Gatley Carrs.
    I was amazed that I could get this detail without a Macro lens. Canon RF 100-500 with an R5 at the full 500mm, 1/800 sec. f7.1 and iso 1250 A big crop, 8192 x 5464 down to 1610 x 1073.
    Credit: Ray W.
    Stockport Photography Group
    2023-03-13
    Title or Location: RSPB Titchwell Norfolk
    This photo was taken at about 7.50 am, with a canon EOS R7 and Sigma 150-600mm lens at 600mm f/6.3 1/1000sec ISO 2500.
    Credit: John Hayward

    Crawley Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Otterbourne
    Watched these guys for hours, slowly but surely one of the cubs got the confidence to climb onto the logs!
    Credit: Chris Athawes
    Instagram: Chris_a_photography
    Huntingdon Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Near Loen, Norway
    This photo was taken after cruising into Olden and taking the Loen Skylift, at the top of which are many trails. We took one away from the crowd and came across this little stream which lined up nicely with what I expect is it's destination. Taken on a Sony RX10IV
    Credit: Clive Durston
    Instagram: Redssnapper
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Snapper Rocks Qld
    Some monster waves at the iconic surfing location at Snapper Rocks
    Credit: Emanuel Papamanolis

    Baltimore Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: My garden, Catonsville, MD
    Every year honey bees come to cornflowers in my garden. Bees go to pickerel flowers. I try to capture bees flying. Nikon D700 Nikkor AF 60mm micro with close up rings. I use a flash.
    Credit: Kanji Takeno
    Instagram: Kanjigatortwo
    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-07-17
    Title or Location: San Juan Islands-Washington State
    Photo was taken in August of 2023 near the San Juan Islands north west of Seattle. We were following a family of Orca who we believe were teaching their young how to hunt. This photo was of an orca in pursuit of a porpoise. I actually have two other photos of the live pursuit with the orca tracking down and catching the porpoise. I would be happy to provide those as well if you?d like.
    Credit: Robinson Atencio
    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

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