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Smart Phone Photography Class

Smart Phone Photography Class

Sunday 10 March
Town Centre Manchester - 2pm - 3 Hours
Zaina Chaudhary
Discover the latent potential of your smartphone camera with our specialized class. Dive into a comprehensive exploration of the various in-built features and editing apps. Learn how to capture stunning photographs right from your pocket. Our experts will guide you through the nuances of mobile photography, ensuring you take away the knowledge to create impactful and aesthetically pleasing pictures anytime, anywhere. Become a proficient smartphone photographer, starting now.
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£61      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Great Underbank - 10am - 3 Hours
Olamide Bakare
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills by mastering manual camera settings. Dive into an informative session designed to demystify shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and discover the intricate ways these elements influence your shots.

Then, take your newfound understanding to the next level with practical, hands-on experience, guided by the expertise of a seasoned professional photographer. Come, harness the power behind each click, and transform the way you capture moments forever.
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£61       5 places left
New to Photography Class

New to Photography Class

Saturday 23 March
Town Centre Manchester - 2pm - 3 Hours
Zaina Chaudhary
Immerse yourself in the essential foundations of photography with our meticulously crafted class, offering a comprehensive grasp of the fundamental principles that constitute the backbone of great photography. Delve into the intricacies that form the "nuts and bolts" of the craft, unlocking a profound understanding of your camera and empowering you to craft remarkable shots. Equipped with these foundational skills, you'll gain the confidence to navigate through various photography styles seamlessly, whether it's capturing expressive portraits, breathtaking landscapes, or anything in between. Elevate your photography journey as you master the core elements that serve as the cornerstone for capturing compelling images in any scenario.
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£61      

Walk with Camera Class

Walk with Camera Class

Saturday 20 April
Town Centre Manchester - 2pm - 3 Hours
Zaina Chaudhary
Embark on a captivating exploration of visual storytelling by joining our Walk with Camera class. This unique experience invites participants to discover the art of capturing moments on the go, transforming everyday scenes into extraordinary narratives. Led by a seasoned instructor, this class provides a dynamic outdoor setting where participants can hone their photography skills in real-time. From mastering composition techniques to understanding the play of light and shadow, each step of the walk becomes an opportunity to refine one's photographic eye. Whether you're a novice or an enthusiast, this class offers an immersive journey to unleash creativity and see the world through the lens in a whole new light. Join us for a stroll filled with inspiration, and let your camera be the storyteller of your artistic vision.
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£61      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 February
Great Sankey, Warrington - 10am - 3 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Andrew Stinson
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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£61      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 24 February
Bolton Town Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
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.
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£24      
Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Sunday 25 February
Broad Lane - 10am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Photography Group
David Stones
Street art is a unique and colorful art form and can be found in all kinds of nooks and crannies in cities all over the world. Capturing art in the streets in photographs can be tricky because these urban art pieces are in public spaces, that are busy and usually filled with people and traffic.

We will visit a number of sites in and around Sheffield city centre and as well as documenting the artworks we will explore how the pieces exist within their immediate environments. If you have a tripod we can experiment with some longer exposures.

We will visit a number of sites in and around Sheffield city centre and as well as documenting the artworks we will explore how the pieces exist within their immediate environments.
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£24      

Kelham Photo Walk - Old and New

Kelham Photo Walk - Old and New

Saturday 02 March
Cornwall Works - 10am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Photography Group
David Stones
A leisurely walk around the Kelham Island district of Sheffield which has a rich history alongside modern 'state of the art' living. We will explore how buildings from these two different eras exist side by side in the same area. In this meet up we will aim to capture powerful images that document the changing face of the area through manipulation of composition, viewpoint and juxtaposition.
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£24      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 09 March
Windmill Hill - 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.
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£24      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 09 March
Northern Quarter - 11am - 2 Hours
Manchester Photography Group
Warren McCann
Before colour film, there was only monochrome and in this session we'll be focusing on just that. Taking away the distractions of bright flowers and blue skies, we'll be shifting our attention towards shadows, textures and contrasting tones. By the end of this session, expect to be expertly capturing the world in black and white.
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£24      

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Sunday 10 March
Salford - 10am - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
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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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Deansgate and Castlefield - 11am - 3 Hours
Manchester Photography Group
Warren McCann
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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£61      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Salford - 12pm - 3 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
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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£61       5 places left

Industrial Landscape Photography

Industrial Landscape Photography

Sunday 17 March
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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£24      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 23 March
Northern Quarter - 11am - 2 Hours
Manchester Photography Group
Warren McCann
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We, as a class, will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting
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£24      
Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 30 March
Salford - 7pm - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
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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£24      

Other Nearby Groups

Speed Landscape Drawing

Speed Landscape Drawing

Saturday 24 February
Manchester City Center - 2pm - 2 Hours
Manchester Art Group
Chloe Harris
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in a city, park and peoples interactions. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing.
You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own images or from the printed ones from the instructor. All levels and experiences are welcome
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£24      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 25 February
Chorlton-on-Medlock - 11am - 3 Hours
Manchester Crochet Club
Kelli-Louise Plummer
Reignite your love for crochet or pick up this relaxing hobby for the first time at our beginner-friendly class. Whether you are completely new or have previous crocheting experience, this program will offer expert guidance on those quintessential basic stitches. The session opens with training on proficient ways of holding the yarn before advancing to the formation of stitches that build up a classic granny square. Moreover, we won't let you worry about materials - a crochet kit will be provided for each participant. To enhance your experience, a complimentary tea or coffee is also included in the package. Start weaving new memories and creating handmade treasures with us.
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£46      
Urban Sketch

Urban Sketch

Saturday 16 March
Manchester City Center - 2pm - 2 Hours
Manchester Art Group
Chloe Harris
Immerse yourself in the urban landscape with a creative workshop dedicated to capturing the essence of our bustling metropolis, one shape at a time. Delve into the structural intricacies of our city's architecture and the dynamic movements of its inhabitants. Whether it's the everyday crossing of a road, the anticipation at the tram stop, or the vibrant performances of buskers on Market Street, each element will be mindfully deconstructed and artistically reinterpreted.

This session encourages a flexible approach, welcoming artists of various skills to explore their preferred mediums of pencil or pen.
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£24      

Park and Street Scenes

Park and Street Scenes

Saturday 23 March
Manchester City Center - 2pm - 2 Hours
Manchester Art Group
Chloe Harris
A session focusing on capturing scenes of leisure during people's days off. Family walks, shopping, waiting for public transport, couples, feeding the ducks, people at the pub and nights out.

Figures and action will make up scenes the group will work on, at the end an option to show collectively the scenes of “Park Life” we will have all created.

People can complete their drawing just with a pen, or they can add colours with any medium they like to use, such as water-soluble colour pencils or watercolours.
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£24      
Nature in the City

Nature in the City

Saturday 06 April
Manchester City Center - 2pm - 2 Hours
Manchester Art Group
Chloe Harris
Drawing cityscapes whilst balancing the contrast of foliage and buildings/ city structures making cityscapes intricate, and highlighting natural beauty in and around Manchester. Techniques including making making, composition and simplistic but effective colouring. Particularly good for drawers wanting to prioritise natural lines amongst hard foundational mark marking.
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£24      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 20 April
Manchester City Center - 2pm - 2 Hours
Manchester Art Group
Chloe Harris
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 instructors 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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£24      

Drawing Cityscapes : Asia and Manchester

Drawing Cityscapes : Asia and Manchester

Saturday 04 May
Manchester City Center - 2pm - 2 Hours
Manchester Art Group
Chloe Harris
In this cityscape themed session Temples, greenery and street stalls are included in scenes approached in an elementary style. Brilliant for composing scenes and adding cultural nuances.

You will be guided whilst drawing typical city scenes with a cityscape artist. Choose from a selection of Manchester and Asia cityscape photographs on entry to draw from. A focus of composition and skills in fundamentally building up a cityscape scene are revised in this session. Images of Asia and Manchester provided.

Warm up activities and sketches to start, leading into 2 longer cityscape drawings at the end will leave you with the start of a collection of cityscape drawings.
A fab class whether your a keen cityscape drawer, or beginner!
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£24      
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.

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  • REVIEWS
    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
    Zaina Chaudhary
    As a seasoned professional in the realms of photography and videography, I bring forth a wealth of experience exceeding three years. I've seamlessly navigated the diverse landscapes of portrait and themed photography for a dedicated period of two years. Well-versed in an array of photography techniques and themes, I stand as a proficient authority in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Premiere, ensuring the seamless enhancement of visual narratives. My journey is a fusion of creative expertise and technical mastery, continually evolving within the dynamic world of visual storytelling.

    Zaina Chaudhary is available for private bookings

    Open to private bookings and services, I specialize in capturing the essence of private events through the lens of both photography and videography, bringing three-plus years of combined expertise to each moment. Beyond capturing memories, I extend my skills to offer remote or online tutoring facilities, serving as a knowledgeable guide in the realms of videography and photography. Whether it's honing your shooting techniques or mastering the intricacies of editing, grading, mixing, cutting, and shaping videos, I am here to transform concepts into captivating visual stories.

    For inquiries and to book my services at affordable rates for your events, feel free to reach out via email. Let's create, learn, and capture moments together.

    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
    2024-01-31
    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

    Stockport Photography Group
    2023-03-06
    Title or Location: Harrison's Weir, Reddish Vale.
    Out walking the dog on a miserable grey day I arrived at the weir and thought I'd try this shot, I didn't have a tripod and thought just have a go hand heid, I always attach the lead to my belt to leave two hands free for photo's and every time I press the button the mutt always jerks the lead and I get blurry shots, after several attempts I gave up and went home. When I decided to process them this was the best of a bad lot, I thought how can I disguise the shaky background and the half submerg
    Credit: Ray W.

    Stockport Photography Group
    2023-02-26
    Title or Location: Disley
    25.2.23Myself and family spent the afternoon out in lyme park with my canon dslr I was hoping to catch a glimpse of highland cows/deer. Upon leaving lyme estate that's when I came across the ram grazing. I edited the photo to black and white tones
    Credit: Joanne hibbert
    Instagram: Canonphotographer22
    Stockport Photography Group
    2023-01-16
    Title or Location: Merseyway, Stockport
    A photo of Stockport plaza theatre fully lit up.
    Credit: James Smith
    Facebook: James Smith

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd
    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

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