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Capturing Life: Street Photography Meetup Embracing the Human Element

Capturing Life: Street Photography Meetup Embracing the Human Element

Saturday 29 June
Central Stockport - 11am - 2 Hours
Olamide Bakare

Embark on an enriching journey into street photography with our "Capturing Life: Street Photography Meetup Embracing the Human Element" class. Learn to capture the essence of urban life and human experiences in the bustling streets of Stockport.

Master essential techniques for composing compelling shots, navigating various lighting conditions, and approaching subjects with respect and ethical consideration. Through hands-on practice sessions and constructive feedback, hone your skills in capturing authentic moments that resonate deeply with viewers.

Whether you're a novice or a seasoned enthusiast, join us for an unforgettable exploration of street photography, where every street corner holds a captivating story waiting to be revealed. Embrace the human element and unleash your creativity on the vibrant streets of our city.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 July
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.
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£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 22 June
Castlefield Manchester - 10am - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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£26      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 22 June
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 1pm - 2 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Esther Adeola Seriki
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 29 June
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.
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£67       5 places left

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
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.
book now
£67       5 places left
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Batridge Rd, Bolton BL7 0LU, UK - 12pm - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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£26      
Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Sunday 07 July
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 1pm - 2 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Esther Adeola Seriki
We will be using natural water reflections and seeking out man-made reflective surfaces in the area to explore how we can use reflections to add depth and intrigue to our images. Reflections can help us to show our subject from an unusual, or from multiple, points of view. We can use reflections to abstract our subject or to make perfect mirror images. We'll even have a look at how we can create our own reflections when there are none around.
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£26      

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 13 July
Broomhall - 10am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Photography Group
David Stones
Why do some things look better in black and white ?
Using the urban environment as our stimulus we will aim to create a set of images that showcase the qualities and possibilities of the black and white medium, after looking at and discussing some key examples from the past..
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£26      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Northern Quarter - 11am - 2 Hours
Manchester Photography Group
Warren McCann
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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£26      
Dusk & Night Landscapes

Dusk & Night Landscapes

Saturday 20 July
Entwistle - 9pm - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing stunning and dramatic landscape images during the hours of dusk and night.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of landscape photography, including composition, exposure, and lighting. We will cover topics such as capturing the mood and atmosphere of a scene, using long exposures to create unique effects, and using light sources to add interest and depth to your images.
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£26      

 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      
Animal Photography

Animal Photography

Saturday 03 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      
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Graphite Gradients Workshop

Graphite Gradients Workshop

Saturday 22 June
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      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 22 June
Chorlton-on-Medlock - 11am - 3 Hours
Manchester Crochet Club
Ray Plummer
Whether you're a complete novice or looking to refine your skills, this class provides a supportive environment for all levels of learners. From mastering the fundamentals of crochet stitches to creating beautiful granny squares, participants will gain invaluable hands-on experience under the guidance of an experienced instructor.

Just a friendly reminder that our class is open to participants aged 13 years and above only.
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£50       5 places left
Introduction to Amigurumi Techniques

Introduction to Amigurumi Techniques

Saturday 29 June
Chorlton-on-Medlock - 11am - 3 Hours
Manchester Crochet Club
Ray Plummer
Introduce participants to the art of creating small lovable crochet creatures using amigurumi techniques.
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£50      

Threaded Tales: A Celebration of Fiber Arts Meetup

Threaded Tales: A Celebration of Fiber Arts Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Weston Park Museum - 11am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Art Group
Aspasia Vrouva
Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of creativity at our Threaded Tales: A Celebration of Fiber Arts Meetup. Delve into the intricate world of fiber arts where threads intertwine to weave stories of tradition, innovation, and personal expression. Join us in celebrating the diverse forms of fiber artistry, from weaving to embroidery. This meetup offers a vibrant space for participants to explore their artistic passions, learn new techniques, and connect with fellow enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned fiber artist or a curious beginner, our gathering welcomes all levels of expertise and fosters a supportive environment for learning and collaboration. Come and be inspired by the beauty and versatility of fiber arts as we stitch together moments of creativity and community.
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£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      
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      

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      
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
    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

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975
    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
    I was lucky enough to have this view of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney from my hotel. I just opened the window, prepared my tripod and camera and shot this wonderful night scene.Nikon D7500 with Nikon 18-300mm lensf/1130 secsiso 200Aperture priority -3 exp compfocal length 66mm
    Credit: Brett Paull
    Facebook: Aussiebrat
    Instagram: Aussiebrat7
    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear
    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography

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