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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 April
Wolverhampton Art Gallery - 10am - 3 Hours
Wolverhampton Photography Group
Andrew Martin
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
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 13 April
New street Birmingham - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
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 practiced 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       5 places left
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 20 April
Star City Birmingham - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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£24      

Photographing the Bluebell Woods

Photographing the Bluebell Woods

Sunday 21 April
Mapperley - 10am - 2 Hours
Derby Photography Group
Emma Duder
Every April a carpet of bluebells covers the ground at Mapperly. We'll take some time to try and capture this stunning display in all it's glory, from macro to woodland landscape, there's lots to explore with your camera on this meet up.
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£24      
Woodland Photography Walk

Woodland Photography Walk

Saturday 27 April
Sutton Coldfield - 10am - 2 Hours
Wolverhampton Photography Group
Andrew Martin
We will explore woodland and nature photography in this setting. There is a pool and woodlands where we will walk and try some landscape and abstract nature photography. Suitable for beginners, or anyone with an interest in nature photography!
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£24      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 27 April
Hinkshay Rd, Telford - 11am - 2 Hours
Shropshire Photography Group
Ebuwa Ohenhen
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      

Introduction to Photoshop and Basic Editing

Introduction to Photoshop and Basic Editing

Saturday 27 April
Digbeth - 11am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
Join us for an exciting workshop on Photoshop where you'll learn the fundamentals of photo editing. This hands-on session will equip you with the skills to transform your images like a pro. Whether you're a beginner or looking to brush up on your editing techniques, this event is perfect for photographers and enthusiasts alike.
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£61       3 places left
Intermediate Street Photography

Intermediate Street Photography

Saturday 27 April
The Quarry - 2pm - 2 Hours
Shrewsbury Photography Group
James Owen
Welcome to the Urban Jungle Adventure: Intermediate Street Photography Meetup!

So, you've conquered the basics, and now it's time to take your street photography skills to the next level! Join us for an exhilarating experience where the cityscape becomes your canvas and every street corner is a potential masterpiece.

In this Intermediate Street Photography class, we're diving into the heart of urban life, exploring the art of capturing raw moments and vibrant street scenes. Get ready to elevate your technique as we delve into advanced composition, dynamic lighting, and the secrets of storytelling through your lens.

Whether you're an aspiring street photography aficionado or a seasoned shutterbug looking to up your game, this class is tailored just for you. Join our tribe of urban storytellers, and let's turn the ordinary into extraordinary through the lens of your camera.

Full details of the event, such as the exact location and meetup instructions, will be provided upon confirmation of booking. Secure your spot now and get ready for an intermediate street photography adventure like no other!
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£24      
City Photography for Beginners

City Photography for Beginners

Saturday 04 May
King St. - 9am - 3 Hours
Derby Photography Group
Emma Duder
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
£61      

Architecture Photography Meetup

Architecture Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Birmingham - 10am - 2 Hours
Wolverhampton Photography Group
Andrew Martin
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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£24      
Headshot Photography Class

Headshot Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
Gas Street Basin - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
A headshot is a tightly framed face shot, typically from the shoulders up. The goal of your headshot is to clearly & creatively showcase your client's professionalism, personality, and brand. As a class, we will focus on creating headshots from the chest up with good lighting on your model's face.
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£61       0 places left
Interior Portraits (Window Light)

Interior Portraits (Window Light)

Saturday 04 May
Hinkshay Rd, Telford - 11am - 2 Hours
Shropshire Photography Group
Ebuwa Ohenhen
Please join us for discussion of interior portraits (Window Light) We will discuss the following: - metering process, what ISO will work best - posing to take advantage of the window light - the use of reflectors and where to place - what reflection material to use silver, gold, or white. And so much more...Hope to see you there!
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£24      

Other Nearby Groups

Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 20 April
City Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Crochet Club
Alicia Taplin-Mudford
Discover the ancient Japanese art of Amigurumi and learn how to create your own small, charming crocheted creatures. Absorb the fascinating techniques involved in following a pattern for crafting 3D objects from yarn. This hands-on session provides step-by-step instruction on mastering the unique stitches required for this intriguing art form. Dive into the world of mini crochet where fun and creativity seize every string. Step up your crocheting game and dare to be different. Explore the magic of Amigurumi with us.
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£42      
Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners

Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners

Saturday 27 April
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolors with our "Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners" class! Unleash your creativity, learn basic techniques, and create stunning landscapes with ease. No experience needed - just bring your enthusiasm and a splash of imagination! Join us for a paint-filled adventure, where every brushstroke is a step closer to your masterpiece. Reserve your spot and let the colorful journey begin!
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£24      
Introduction to Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting

Sunday 28 April
Moseley, Birmingham - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Art Group
Sadiyah Begum
Prepare to dive into a kaleidoscope of colors and creativity with our thrilling "Introduction to Oil Painting" class! Let your imagination soar as our seasoned instructors reveal the magic behind expressive brushstrokes and the enchanting art of blending pigments. Watch as blank canvases come to life with your newfound skills, transforming into mesmerizing masterpieces before your eyes. Whether you're a beginner or an enthusiast, this class is your gateway to unlocking your inner artist. Join us and paint your way to endless inspiration!

Don't forget to bring your artistic essentials! Pack your basic art materials and get ready for an unforgettable adventure. Full event details will be shared upon confirmation of your booking. Let's embark on this colorful journey together!
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£24      

Beginners Crochet Class

Beginners Crochet Class

Saturday 11 May
City Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Crochet Club
Alicia Taplin-Mudford
Embark on a crochet adventure with our Beginners Crochet Class! Whether you're a complete newbie, dusting off your crochet skills after years, or just craving some extra guidance on the fundamental stitches, this class is tailor-made for you.

Dive into the world of crochet, starting with the basics like holding the yarn and progressing to creating the stitches that weave the magic of a traditional granny square. Join us for a fun-filled session where you'll discover the joy of crafting from the very beginning!
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£46      
The Art of Floral Watercolour

The Art of Floral Watercolour

Saturday 11 May
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Embark on a blooming adventure with our "Art of Floral Watercolour" class! Let the vibrant colors of petals and leaves inspire your creativity as we dive into the enchanting world of floral watercolor painting.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is a botanical haven for both budding artists and seasoned creators. Explore the delicate dance of brush and color, as we capture the beauty of flowers in every stroke. From lively wildflowers to elegant roses, learn techniques to bring these botanical wonders to life on your canvas.

No prior experience necessary - bring your passion for art and an eagerness to explore the lush world of florals. Join us for a delightful afternoon filled with the sweet scent of creativity and the joy of painting nature's most exquisite masterpieces!
book now
£24      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Sunday 12 May
Moseley, Birmingham - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Art Group
Sadiyah Begum
Unlock Your Creativity in Our Beginner's Drawing Adventure!

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

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

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

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

Crochet Stitches

Crochet Stitches

Saturday 25 May
City Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Crochet Club
Alicia Taplin-Mudford
Discover the art of crochet and elevate your skills! If you've dipped your toes into the world of crochet and want to expand your stitch collection, this class is perfect for you. Join us for a delightful session where you'll master the art of puff, shell, and V stitches, adding a touch of texture to your creations. Dive into the joy of following simple patterns and create your own mini mandala masterpiece. Let your creativity flourish in our Crochet Stitches class!
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£42      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 25 May
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Unlock the magical world of watercolor painting with our Beginner's Watercolor Class! Dive into the colorful adventure led by a seasoned instructor who specializes in making art accessible for beginners.

Embark on a journey to master fundamental watercolor techniques, explore the wonders of color theory, and discover the art of paint mixing. Turn your newfound knowledge into a mesmerizing piece of art that reflects your creative spirit. Join our small class for big possibilities and let the watercolor magic flow!
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£24      
Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Sunday 26 May
Moseley, Birmingham - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Art Group
Sadiyah Begum
Embark on a vibrant journey into the enchanting world of acrylic painting with our "Introduction to Acrylic Painting" class, specially designed for budding artists! Led by a seasoned instructor, this course promises an exhilarating exploration of acrylic painting essentials, from mastering color mixing to unleashing captivating textures.

No prior painting experience? No problem! This class is tailored for beginners eager to dive into the colorful realm of acrylics. Get ready to discover the magic of color theory as you craft your own palette, spanning from dazzling, bold hues to serene, subtle tones.

With hands-on exercises, you'll sharpen your brush skills, whether you're aiming for bold strokes or intricate details. Bring your imagination to life on the canvas and watch your creativity flourish!

Remember to grab your basic watercolor art materials and secure your slot today - full event details will be shared upon booking confirmation. Let's paint the town together!
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£24      

Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners

Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners

Saturday 08 June
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolors with our "Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners" class! Unleash your creativity, learn basic techniques, and create stunning landscapes with ease. No experience needed - just bring your enthusiasm and a splash of imagination! Join us for a paint-filled adventure, where every brushstroke is a step closer to your masterpiece. Reserve your spot and let the colorful journey begin!
book now
£24      
Introduction to Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting

Sunday 09 June
Moseley, Birmingham - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Art Group
Sadiyah Begum
Prepare to dive into a kaleidoscope of colors and creativity with our thrilling "Introduction to Oil Painting" class! Let your imagination soar as our seasoned instructors reveal the magic behind expressive brushstrokes and the enchanting art of blending pigments. Watch as blank canvases come to life with your newfound skills, transforming into mesmerizing masterpieces before your eyes. Whether you're a beginner or an enthusiast, this class is your gateway to unlocking your inner artist. Join us and paint your way to endless inspiration!

Don't forget to bring your artistic essentials! Pack your basic art materials and get ready for an unforgettable adventure. Full event details will be shared upon confirmation of your booking. Let's embark on this colorful journey together!
book now
£24      
The Art of Floral Watercolour

The Art of Floral Watercolour

Saturday 22 June
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Embark on a blooming adventure with our "Art of Floral Watercolour" class! Let the vibrant colors of petals and leaves inspire your creativity as we dive into the enchanting world of floral watercolor painting.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is a botanical haven for both budding artists and seasoned creators. Explore the delicate dance of brush and color, as we capture the beauty of flowers in every stroke. From lively wildflowers to elegant roses, learn techniques to bring these botanical wonders to life on your canvas.

No prior experience necessary - bring your passion for art and an eagerness to explore the lush world of florals. Join us for a delightful afternoon filled with the sweet scent of creativity and the joy of painting nature's most exquisite masterpieces!
book now
£24      

ABOUT STAFFORDSHIRE
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 Staffordshire .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Thoroughly enjoyed this. Really got benefit from Greg suggesting we initially left cameras in bags and took in surroundings, identifying possible subjects and how we could construct the images around them. Greg helped me in giving more explanation on aperture and shutter speed. In addition to the photography Greg was very knowledgeable about Cannock Chase and gave us additional insight into the forest.
    5/5
    Taryna
    2023-11-03
    I really enjoyed it, the weather could have been better and the autumn could have progressed slightly further but it got me out with my camera which is the most important thing. I thought Greg was great.
    5/5
    shaun
    2023-10-30
    Well organised Peter was helpful and knowledgeable and dealt well with the mixed skill mix. His handout for us was really useful Really happy with the majority of my photos from the day
    5/5
    Caroline
    2023-05-02

    Great event, lovely venue and it was fabulous to be able to get so close to the birds . The staff at the centre were patient and informative and Peter the class tutor was extremely helpful and supportive. Everyone was friendly and it was a relaxed atmosphere suitable for all levels of photographer. I'd highly recommend
    5/5
    Sue
    2023-05-02
    Very informative. Good relationship with wildlife trust staff. Friendly and helpful.
    5/5
    Sue
    2023-05-01
    Great day, with a well informed and well prepared instructor, I will be back for more
    5/5
    Ian
    2023-04-16

    Had a thoroughly enjoyable session with Peter . Very informative and very patient with me. I came away feeling like I knew my camera better!!
    5/5
    Lauren
    2023-02-15
    PHOTOS
    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-03-23
    Title or Location: Barlaston
    I was out for a morning bike ride on a chilly Saturday morning. I stopped to capture the sun rising. Just beautiful
    Credit: Christopher
    Instagram: westmidschris14

    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-03-16
    Title or Location: Tamworth St Edith's Cathedra
    A little rain turned into a big stream.Side stairs to the entrance to Saint Edith's Cathedra.
    Credit: Kasia
    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-03-09
    Title or Location: Brough Park Leek
    A photo of the bandstand in Brough Park Leek, taken from the other side of the park on an early spring afternoon
    Credit: Brian Fernyhough
    Facebook: Brian Fernyhough
    Instagram: Brian Fernyhough

    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-03-09
    Title or Location: Newborough, Staffordshire
    I have always enjoyed this view of Newborough church nestled in the Staffordshire landscape. This picture was taken early morning, late February in ideal conditions with the rising sun breaking through the mist and its light captured by the spire of the church.
    Credit: Michael Donnison
    Facebook: michael.donnison

    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-03-09
    Title or Location: Stafford
    Stafford , river Sow.Cold foggy morning with the sun fighting to get through
    Credit: Lee Homar
    Instagram: lee_homar_
    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Alsager
    I was asked by staffordshire photography group to post my photo here. There is no real story behind the photo but I love taking photos of nature and the sky. At the moment it is a hobby but I would love to get in to photography as a career
    Credit: Kenneth thompson
    Instagram: Greatbritishprepper

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Edmonds, WA
    Dearing the eclipse of 2017 my family and I sat in our backyard here in WA to watch the 93 totality with our eclipse glasses. With my homemade solar filter attached to my camera, I took a series of photos of the sun during the eclipse. After processing my sun photos, I was disappointed to see that the moon only showed up as a black hole and not its proper form. I am an avid shooter of Astro photography and have several photos of the moon taken from my backyard and multiple other locations. I
    Credit: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Memphis Photography Club
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Cades Cove,TN
    I took this image on Nov. 2, 2021 at 7 am on Nov. 2, 2001 at 7 am. As I was driving around the Cove I came upon this Buck as I came up over a rise. I had a feeling that he was about to cross the road. My hunch was right. He crossed one fence and eventually crossed the other one. I was ready for his movement. I took a series over shots. It was very exciting.Canon EF 100-400 f4.5 - 5.6L ISO 4,000 f8 1/200s
    Credit: Pat Riley
    Facebook: Pat Riley
    Tulsa Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Woodward Park, Tulsa, OK
    Canon EOS 800DEF 75-300 f/4-5.675mm1/640F4.5ISO 200I was out practicing my technique. Had spent a little while chasing squirrels around the park. This took me to an area of the park I had not been in. The way these two tulips were complete opposites and yet seem to lean on each other drew my attention to them.
    Credit: Chuck Gilbert

    Austin Photography Society
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, Terlingua, Texas
    Bucket List - Check!!!I finally made it to the Big Bend area. Here's a shot I got at the Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, just before sunrise. Canon EOS R, EF 16-35L F2.8, 30 Sec, f2.8, ISO 3200. Used x2 small video lights on lowest power, to light up the foreground. Taken 3/13/2024. Terlingua, Texas.
    Credit: Kirk Brandau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kbrandau/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kbrandau1/
    Albury Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Cootamundra NSW Australia
    Captured this Megachile Bee enjoying the sunshine after a two day downpour. Sony A7IV Camera - Sony 90mm Macro Lens - Sony 46 Flash -Radiant Diffuser
    Credit: Stephen Hunt
    Liverpool Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    I took this photograph just after the sun had set.I used the long exposure setting on my phone to create the wispy water affect.Then I made basic slight adjustments/edits using the lightroom app.
    Credit: Kim Phillips
    Facebook: Intuition photography
    Instagram: Kimberleyphillips77

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