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Upcoming Events

Perspectives & Composition Photography Meetup

Perspectives & Composition Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Great Underbank - 11am - 2 Hours
Olamide Bakare
Embark on a journey of discovery with our Capturing Perspectives: Composition Techniques - Stockport View Photography Meetup. Discover the secrets behind captivating images in this immersive class, where we delve into the art of composition, exploring concepts like the Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Framing, Symmetry, and more. Through hands-on techniques, you'll learn how to enhance the visual impact of your photographs and effectively convey stories through composition. With the stunning view and cityscape of Stockport as our backdrop, you'll have the perfect opportunity to put theory into practice. Whether you're a beginner looking to enhance your skills or an experienced photographer seeking inspiration, this workshop promises to elevate your photography and unleash your creativity. Don't miss your chance to join us and capture unforgettable moments with Stockport View!
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£26      
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 25 May
Church Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Barnsley Photography Club
Ellis Chappell
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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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 25 May
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 1pm - 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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£26      
On the Road

On the Road

Saturday 01 June
Deansgate and Castlefield - 11am - 2 Hours
Manchester Photography Group
Warren McCann
This session will be looking at highways and roads to photograph what is right in front of you every day you travel. We will also combine motion blur with traffic and create some unique street / road scenes.
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£24      

Kelham Photo Walk - Old and New

Kelham Photo Walk - Old and New

Sunday 02 June
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 June
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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£67       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 June
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 1pm - 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.
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£67      

Industrial Landscape Photography

Industrial Landscape Photography

Saturday 15 June
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      
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      

Other Nearby Groups

 Floral and Nature Painting

Floral and Nature Painting

Saturday 25 May
Baring St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Manchester Watercolour Group
Wei-Ting Sheng
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      
Lino Carving Unleashed: An Introduction to Linocut Artistry Meetup

Lino Carving Unleashed: An Introduction to Linocut Artistry Meetup

Saturday 25 May
Kelham Island - 11am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Art Group
Aspasia Vrouva
Dive into the captivating world of artistic expression with our Lino Carving Unleashed: An Introduction to Linocut Artistry Meetup. This gathering promises participants an immersive journey into the intricate craft of linocut printing. By joining us, individuals will have the opportunity to explore the unique technique of carving designs into linoleum blocks, unveiling a realm of creative possibilities. Whether you're a seasoned artist seeking to expand your repertoire or a newcomer eager to explore new artistic avenues, this meetup offers a welcoming environment for all skill levels. Immerse yourself in the tactile experience of carving and printing, unleash your imagination, and leave with your own handcrafted masterpiece. Join us and unlock the transformative power of linocut artistry.
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£24      
Park Life - Drawing Class

Park Life - Drawing Class

Saturday 25 May
Manchester City Center - 2pm - 2 Hours
Manchester Art Group
Chloe Harris
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 is an option to show collectively the scenes of Park Life we will have all created.
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£26      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 26 May
Chorlton-on-Medlock - 11am - 3 Hours
Manchester Crochet Club
Ray 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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£50      
Blossoms & Brushstrokes: Watercolour Portraiture Meetup

Blossoms & Brushstrokes: Watercolour Portraiture Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Oxford Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Manchester Watercolour Group
Shilpa Sapatnekar
Immerse yourself in the artistry of watercolour portraiture with techniques for blending, light, shadow, and capturing the human essence.
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£26      
Lush Locks: Mastering Hair Illustration Meetup

Lush Locks: Mastering Hair Illustration Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Sheffield City Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Art Group
Eneyire Omuya
Unlock the secrets to illustrating luscious locks in this hair drawing workshop for beginners. Master the techniques to capture hair's supple texture, flowing movement, and intricate details. From wispy bangs to cascading curls, you'll learn to wield your pencils and render hairstyles that look incredibly lifelike and full of dimension. By the end of this class, you'll have the skills to bring any hairstyle to life on paper with depth, volume, and expressive realism.
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£24      

Unlocking the Art of Eye Detail: Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Unlocking the Art of Eye Detail: Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Sheffield City Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Art Group
Eneyire Omuya
Discover the captivating world of eye detail drawing in our beginner-friendly meetup, "Unlocking the Art of Eye Detail." Dive into the fundamentals of drawing eyes, where you'll learn essential techniques to bring depth and soul to your artwork. Our class will equip you with the skills needed to create vivid and expressive eyes, allowing you to infuse your drawings with emotion and personality. Whether you're a novice or looking to refine your skills, this meetup offers a supportive environment to unleash your creativity and master the intricacies of eye drawing. Join us and embark on a journey to unlock the secrets behind creating mesmerizing and lifelike eyes on paper.
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£24      
Beginner's Watercolour Meetup

Beginner's Watercolour Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Baring St. - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Manchester Watercolour Group
Wei-Ting Sheng
Embark on a creative journey with our Beginner's Watercolour Meetup, where artistic exploration meets a supportive community eager to inspire and guide. Joining this vibrant gathering offers participants the opportunity to delve into the enchanting world of watercolours, regardless of prior experience. Our seasoned instructor provides tailored guidance, fostering a space where beginners can cultivate their artistic skills in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. Connect with like-minded individuals, share ideas, and witness your creativity flourish as you immerse yourself in the mesmerizing art of watercolour painting. Don't miss the chance to unlock your artistic potential – join our Beginner's Watercolour Meetup and let your imagination flow onto the canvas!
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£26      
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      

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      

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
    2024-04-10
    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
    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.

    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
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric

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