STAFFORDSHIRE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

All The Small Things Photography Meetup

All The Small Things Photography Meetup

Saturday the 13th of August
Knypersley Reservoir - 8.45am - 2 hours
Join Shaun for a morning photography walk around Knypersley Reservoir near Biddulph, where we will be looking at the smaller curiosities nature has to offer. This is 2-hour session aimed at beginners, hobbyists and others who may want to brush up on their camera and compositional skills in the outdoors. During this session you will be encouraged to use full manual settings and we will focus on making more intimate images of the countryside, including techniques to get sharp images when photographing smaller subjects such as plants, flowers and anything else that catches the eye.
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£21pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Landscape Photography Meetup

Landscape Photography Meetup

Saturday the 10th of September
The Roaches - 9am-11am - 2 hours
Join Shaun for a morning meetup at The Roaches in the Staffordshire Peak District. This is 2-hour session aimed at beginners, hobbyists and others who may want to brush up on their camera and compositional skills. The Roaches is a rocky ridge that sits above the town of Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The range of potential images here is seemingly endless, making it an excellent place to practice applying different compositional techniques. During this session you will be encouraged to use full manual settings and we will explore ideas around composition, visual weight and balance in landscape photography.
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£21pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Woodland Walk Photography Meetup

Woodland Walk Photography Meetup

Saturday the 24th of September
Coombes Valley Nature Reserve - 9am-11am - 2 hours
Join Shaun for a morning walk around Coombes Valley Nature Reserve in the Staffordshire Moorlands. This is a 2 hour session aimed at beginners, hobbyists and others wanting to brush up on their photography skills. Coombes Valley is an RSPB reserve near Ipstones, which is predominantly deciduous woodland and is hidden within a steep sided valley. The reserve is full of fabulous oaks, beeches and birches and there are numerous species of ferns and fungi to photograph. During this session we will explore some of the challenges faced in woodland and how to overcome them, along with tips on composition, camera settings and advice on how to photograph all of the other woodland curiosities on offer.
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£21pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
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 around 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 Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 2 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue.

REVIEWS
Good event, the host Shaun was friendly, knowledgable and made it very interesting. Got us all using manual settings and getting some good shots of the roaches
5/5
Ben Aanensen
July 16th 2022
Shaun was a very good instructor, taught me plenty of beginners tips etc that I can take away with me and work on. I will definitely be booking on future sessions.
5/5
Simon Brittain
July 3rd 2022
My Dad and I really enjoyed the woodland nature walk in Deep Hayes. It was a good chance to practice my photography and to learn new skills. We took some great shots which is encouraging. We will hopefully do another one in the future. Thank you!
5/5
Amelia Byczkowski
July 3rd 2022
Beautiful setting and learned some new skills. Facilitator was very helpful and provided useful tips.
5/5
Anne-Lize de Beer
July 3rd 2022
INSTRUCTORS
Shaun Pimblott
Shaun is a qualified physics teacher with 15 years experience in the education sector, and a passionate outdoor photographer. Based in North Staffordshire, he uses photography as a way to escape the pressures of a busy life, with the aim of capturing the beauty of the Staffordshire countryside and the surrounding areas. Shaun's work tends to focus upon creating naturalistic images that feel inviting and serene, yet highlight often understated characteristics of the environment.