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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Tenterbanks - 10am - 3 Hours
Jerome Nseebi Halm
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

Nearby Photography Groups

Nature Park  Zoo

Nature Park Zoo

Saturday 20 July
Pershore Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
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.Nature Park Zoo Birmingham Wildlife Conservation ParkNature Park Zoo Birmingham Wildlife Conservation ParkNature Park Zoo Birmingham Wildlife Conservation ParkNature Park Zoo Birmingham Wildlife Conservation ParkNature Park Zoo Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Nature Park & Zoo / Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park
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£26       5 places left
Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 20 July
The Quarry - 11am - 2 Hours
Shrewsbury Photography Group
Chris Marshall
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture. We will cover topics such as finding inspiration in everyday objects, experimenting with different angles and perspectives.
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£26      
Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Saturday 27 July
Russell Rd, Moseley, Birmingham - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
We will be using various techniques to maximise the behaviour of the light. Backlighting is one of my favourites and can be used for portraiture or nature. Bokeh is Japanese for blur but is a term used for soft out of focus balls of light which can look very pleasing. Burst in this case is star burst which can be achieved when you have strong areas of light and a correct choice of aperture. Use all three to create some amazing compositions.
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£26      

Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Sunday 28 July
Darley Abbey - 7pm - 2 Hours
Derby Photography Group
Emma Duder
We will be looking at three techniques to explore the behaviour of light during the golden hour. Backlighting is great for nature shots when the sun is low in the sky. Bokeh is Japanese for blur but is a term used for soft out of focus balls of light which can look very pleasing. Burst in this case is star burst which can be achieved when you have strong areas of light and a correct choice of aperture. Use all three to create some amazing compositions.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
Lichfield St, Wolverhampton - 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.
book now
£67       4 places left
Sunflower Fields Photography Meetup

Sunflower Fields Photography Meetup

Saturday 03 August
Wythall B47 6AJ - 11am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
Immerse yourself in the vibrant hues of nature at our Sunflower Fields Photography Meetup. Join fellow enthusiasts in capturing the beauty of endless sunflower blooms stretching across the landscape. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting out, this event offers the perfect opportunity to hone your skills and connect with like-minded individuals amidst breathtaking scenery.
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£26      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 10 August
The Quarry - 10am - 2 Hours
Shrewsbury Photography Group
Chris Marshall
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.

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      
Intro to Astro Photography

Intro to Astro Photography

Saturday 10 August
Tysoe, Warwick - 9pm - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
Do you gaze up at the night sky with wonder? What about looking up at the stars and thinking, how old that light you are seeing is? Maybe you watch as day and night morph into one, and the stars come out to play.

This meetup is going to cover off everything you need to know to start capturing amazing single shot astrophotography and a few extra bits of helpful advice. The learnt basics of capturing a single frame will form the building blocks of your astrophotography journey. Think of this meetup as your first step on that journey or for those who have already started, maybe a road sign.

Astrophotography looks amazing and packs a real punch, however, you do not need to spend a fortune to partake. Does gear make a difference, the simple answer is yes, but it is not the deciding factor when it comes to astrophotography. This meetup will look at planning your session, camera settings, required equipment. I want this meetup to help you maximise your current gear as your start capturing milky way shots.
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£26       1 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 11 August
Darley Abbey - 9am - 3 Hours
Derby Photography Group
Emma Duder
In this three-hour beginner's class you will learn how to move past the auto function of your camera and start exploring some of the other settings. It will give you the basic principles to be able to explore more of what your camera is capable of and take your photography to the next level.

We will discuss how controlling aperture, shutter speed and ISO can give you more creative control; And how balancing the exposure triangle can help you achieve the perfect exposure for any situation. We will also look at composition and how we can frame our subject to draw the viewer in.
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£67       5 places left

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 17 August
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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£26      
Light Trails Long Exposure Photography

Light Trails Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 24 August
Birmingham City Center - 8am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of light trails - long exposure photography in this hands-on workshop designed for photography enthusiasts of all skill levels. Whether you're a beginner eager to explore the basics or an experienced photographer looking to refine your technique, this workshop offers a comprehensive dive into the art and science of capturing mesmerizing light trails.

meet outside the Costa coffee shop by Snow hill station
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£26      
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Sunday 25 August
Derby City Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Derby Photography Group
Emma Duder
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

moonlit Park

moonlit Park

Saturday 20 July
Mosedale Way
Birmingham Family Photo
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       £121

book now       10:30am       £121
Corner to Corner

Corner to Corner

Saturday 20 July
Moseley - 10am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Crochet Club
Alicia Taplin-Mudford
Join us for a Corner to Corner Crochet Adventure! Dive into the versatile world of Corner to Corner crochet with us and discover endless creative possibilities. Whether you're dreaming of crafting a cozy blanket or intricate square designs, this technique has got you covered. With our help, you'll learn how to go big or small, rectangular or squareā€”plus, with our handy charts, you can even weave pictures or text into your masterpiece! In this lively class, we'll guide you through the technique, help you decode patterns, and unveil the secrets of chart interpretation. By the end, you'll be proudly showing off a beautiful shape motif that you've crafted yourself. All materials and a round of refreshing non-alcoholic drinks are included. Full details provided upon booking confirmation. Don't miss out on this fun-filled crochet journey-book your spot now!
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£46      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Sunday 21 July
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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£26      

Splash into Summer: Watercolour Landscapes

Splash into Summer: Watercolour Landscapes

Saturday 27 July
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Dive into the vibrant world of summer landscapes with our exciting watercolour class! Join us as we capture the essence of summer through colorful landscapes, from sun-kissed beaches to lush green meadows. Bring your basic watercolour materials and get ready to unleash your creativity in this fun and refreshing class! Full details of the event will be provided upon booking confirmation.
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£26      
moonlit Park

moonlit Park

Sunday 04 August
Mosedale Way
Birmingham Family Photo
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       £121

book now       10:30am       £121
Beginners Crochet Class

Beginners Crochet Class

Saturday 17 August
Moseley - 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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£50      

Urban Adventures: Cityscape Sketching with Watercolour

Urban Adventures: Cityscape Sketching with Watercolour

Saturday 17 August
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Embark on a creative journey through the bustling streets and iconic landmarks of the city in our Urban Adventures: Cityscape Sketching with Watercolour class! Get ready to capture the energy and charm of urban life as we sketch vibrant cityscapes with watercolour. Participants are invited to bring their basic watercolour materials and join us for an unforgettable artistic experience. Full details of the event will be provided upon booking confirmation. Join us and let's explore the city together on canvas!
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£26      
Introduction to Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting

Sunday 01 September
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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£26      
moonlit Park

moonlit Park

Saturday 07 September
Mosedale Way
Birmingham Family Photo
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       £121

book now       10:30am       £121

Exploring Watercolour Techniques for Beginners

Exploring Watercolour Techniques for Beginners

Saturday 07 September
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Embark on a vibrant journey into the world of watercolor with our "Exploring Watercolour Techniques for Beginners" class! Get ready to dip your brushes into a palette of possibilities and let your creativity flow.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is tailored for beginners eager to unlock the secrets of watercolor magic. Dive into the basics of color blending, washes, and texture techniques that will breathe life into your creations. From dreamy landscapes to abstract wonders, discover the endless possibilities that watercolor offers.

Join us for a joyful exploration of watercolor wonders, where every stroke tells a story. Let's paint a world of imagination together!
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£26      
Crochet Stitches

Crochet Stitches

Saturday 14 September
Moseley - 10:30am - 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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£46      
Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Sunday 22 September
Moseley, Birmingham - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Art Group
Sadiyah Begum
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" colour and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolour-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the garden with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting. 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 exercises, and artwork and have some takeaway homework with the learned technique. All levels and experiences are welcome.
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£26      

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
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Jerome Nseebi Halm
    Hi! I'm Jerome N Halm, the creative mind behind diverse breathtaking photos. With over 8 years of experience, I specialise in manufacturing stunning images and creating a vibrant atmosphere for learning.

    Photography is my passion and storytelling tool. Beyond the lens, I have a background in natural resource management, which helps me appreciate and foster creativity in nature and the world around me. Let's Connect! Reach out for collaborations, workshops, or a chat about photography!

    Jerome Nseebi Halm is available for private bookings

    Available on weekends.
    Private tutoring, weddings, portraits, and events.

    PHOTOS
    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: Portelet Common, Jersey
    This photo was taken at Portelet Common overlooking St. Brelades Bay in Jersey. The Kestrel was hunting around the common for about 5 minutes, after losing sight of the Kestrel I looked up and it was hovering about 40 feet above me looking straight down the lens when the photo was taken. Taken on a Nikon D750 with a 150-600mm lens, a little edit in Lightroom to lighten the shadows and bring a little colour to the sky.
    Credit: Ian Morrall
    Facebook: Shades Photography

    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Back Garden Haughton ST18
    This was actually the first time I had used this lens! Previously, I had used a Sigma 17-70 Macro, (I have a very high regard for Sigma lenses) but found that I needed to get too close to the subject at the macro setting. The camera was a Nikon D7100 with a Sigma 105mm macro lens, f4.5, 1/160, ISO 400It was handheld without flash.
    Credit: Steve Gullick
    Facebook: Steve Gullick
    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Staffordshire
    We (my wife and I) were gardening.. ok ok she was gardening I was messing around with my camera.. getting my priorities right &128521 the colours of the new plants she had bought were standing out in the summer light begging to be photographed. The result after taking about 50 shots was this one.
    Credit: Gary Shephard

    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-06-03
    Title or Location: Dorothy Clive Garden
    Everything there is magic especially when Laburnum is showing off
    Credit: Raluca Ionel

    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: Garden in Mow Cop
    Bobbin visits on a daily basis and is becoming more inquisitive with each visit.
    Credit: Sue Cope
    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-04-30
    Title or Location: In my garden, Solihull.
    Ant Milking Honeydew From Aphids...... 22.06.2021The kit: Canon EOS 7DII, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens, Sigma TC-1401 1.4x Teleconverter, Micnova Lens reverse adapter with AF, homemade on camera flash diffuser, single shot handheld, Amazing to think: The humble garden Black Ant (Lasius Niger) has a very long lifespan, worker ants (the ones we see scurrying around on pavements) live between 1-2 years, however the Queens (the larger ones we see with wings at the height of summer) can live up
    Credit: Martin Brown
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martin.brown.77736/

    Chichester Photography Group
    2024-07-16
    Title or Location: East bank of the River Arun West Sussex
    Out for an evening walk heading up the river Arun, luckily this vessle gave an already colourful photo op a finishing flourish.
    Credit: Steve Smith
    Instagram: PS & H Photography
    Leicester Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: Titchwell Reserve Norfolk
    I was focusing on a Marsh Harrier and when I put the camera down I saw this Robin perched on the edge of my table. He just stared at me and patiently waited as I reset the camera. I still had my zoom on and almost fell off my seat leaning to get focus. The images of this bird are among my favourite sets....
    Credit: Mike Hobson
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-14
    Title or Location: Betws-y-Coyed North Wales.
    Taken in Betws-y-Coyed. Swallow Waterfall. Nikon D750 & Nikkor 24-120 mm lens.Long exposure 30sISO 100f/22120 mm
    Credit: Jako Ecka

    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Castle Hill,South Island, NZ
    Castle Hill is an amazing location for Landscape and Astro photography. Used a Nikon Z6ii & 20mm 1.8 lens along with a lens warmer plus the Photo Pills planner.The moon was brighter than expected - 5 days old but it actually did us a big favour in lighting up the rocks with the Milky Way core above it. This is the jpeg with no edits.
    Credit: Kevin Woods
    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Capital Reef National Park, Utah
    I was on a photo workshop in the park with about 8 others. We set up for the night in the Cathedral Overlook campground. At about 3:30 am, the leader got us up and we drove, then hiked to this spot. We took astro shots, then waited in place for a couple hours until early light on the cathedral formations. This is was a merging of the two exposures that created this image.
    Credit: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Facebook: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography

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