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Fine Art & Street Photography

Fine Art & Street Photography

Saturday 25 May
Birmingham City Center - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
This event is focused on Fine Art and Street Photography with a mixture of city landscapes, sunlight, and shadows, creates a fine art study, where places not people are the dominant subject.

We will use certain locations and places, where patience and timing will help create the photograph.
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£26      
Woodland Photography Walk

Woodland Photography Walk

Saturday 25 May
Sutton Coldfield - 11am - 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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
Hinkshay Rd, Telford - 11am - 3 Hours
Shropshire Photography Group
Ebuwa Ohenhen
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      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
The Quarry - 11am - 3 Hours
Shrewsbury Photography Group
Chris Marshall
Embark on a thrilling journey to unleash the magic of photography in our Beginner's Photography Class!

Are you tired of relying on the automatic exposure setting of your camera? Well, seize this golden opportunity to dive deep into the world of photography with us!

Get ready as we demystify your camera, unraveling the secrets of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings weave their magic on your exposure. Say goodbye to auto mode, and hello to the exciting realm of manual control!

But hold on, the fun doesn't stop there! You'll have the chance to put your newfound knowledge to the test under the expert guidance of a seasoned professional photographer. Get hands-on, capture the essence of your creativity, and let the shutterbug in you come to life!

Don't miss out on this chance to transform your photography game. Join us, and let's paint the town with the vibrant hues of your imagination!
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£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Lichfield St, Wolverhampton - 9am - 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      
Prime Lenses: How to Shoot with Prime Lenses

Prime Lenses: How to Shoot with Prime Lenses

Saturday 01 June
Digbeth - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
In this session, we will be learning How to shoot with Prime Lenses while exploring the subjects: people and city landscapes.

Prime lenses are for example 24mm / 35mm/ 50mm / 85mm.

In film and photography, a prime lens is a fixed focal length photographic lens, typically with a maximum aperture of / f1.2. to f2.8. Because of the way they are designed, prime lenses often have a higher quality look than a zoom lens. This is because the build of a prime lens is much simpler than that of a zoom lens. They use less glass, which means that less light is diffracted, which will make for sharper images overall.
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£26      

Art & Graffiti Photography Meetup

Art & Graffiti Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Digbeth - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
Embark on a visual journey through the vibrant streets of urban expression at our Art & Graffiti Photography Meetup. Join fellow enthusiasts as we explore the dynamic intersection of art and the cityscape, capturing the raw energy and creativity of graffiti in its natural environment. Bring your cameras, share insights, and connect with like-minded individuals passionate about documenting the transient and captivating world of street art.
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£26      
Black and White Photography Meetup

Black and White Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Hinkshay Rd, Telford - 11am - 2 Hours
Shropshire Photography Group
Ebuwa Ohenhen
Introduction to Black and White Photography. We will look at what makes a good Black and White shot and how to "see" in black & white
We will consider contrast, texture, and form and out into practice what you've learnt.
Thi ssessions is aim at those with a basic knowledge of their camera and who are able to set their camera to shoot in black & white mode or who can convert their images in post production at home.
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£26      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 08 June
The Quarry - 11am - 2 Hours
Shrewsbury Photography Group
Chris Marshall
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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£26      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 09 June
Markeaton - 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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£61      
Architecture Photography Meetup

Architecture Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Lichfield St, Wolverhampton - 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      
Black & White - Dark and Moody (with Male Model)

Black & White - Dark and Moody (with Male Model)

Saturday 15 June
Jewellery Quarter - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
Black & White - Dark and Moody

Explore back the streets of Water Street.

Join us as we explore the artistic side of photography through the lens of moodiness, mystery, and black & white.

Set your camera to mono because we are going full-on black & white theme this week. Bring a couple of lenses for instance a wide-angle and a 24 to 70 mm or 70 mm to 200mm zoom.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Crochet Stitches

Crochet Stitches

Saturday 25 May
Moseley - 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 watercolour painting with our Beginner's Watercolour 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 watercolour 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 watercolour 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      

Beginners Crochet Class

Beginners Crochet Class

Saturday 08 June
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      
Watercolour Landscapes for Beginners

Watercolour Landscapes for Beginners

Saturday 08 June
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolours with our "Watercolour 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 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!
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£24      

Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 22 June
Moseley - 10am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Crochet Club
Alicia Taplin-Mudford
Amigurumi 101: Dive into the World of Cute Crochet! Join us for an enchanting journey into Amigurumi, the Japanese art of crafting adorable stuffed creatures and toys! In this lively class, you'll learn how to transform yarn into 3D masterpieces by following intricate patterns and mastering essential stitches. From cuddly critters to tiny toys, the creative possibilities are endless and absolutely charming. All materials and a refreshing round of non-alcoholic drinks are included. Full details provided upon booking confirmation. Let your imagination run wild and book your spot now for this fun-filled crochet adventure!
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£46      
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 watercolour 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!
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£24      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Sunday 23 June
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      

Beginners Crochet Class

Beginners Crochet Class

Saturday 06 July
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!
book now
£50      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 06 July
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Unlock the magical world of watercolour painting with our Beginner's Watercolour 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 watercolour 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 watercolour magic flow!
book now
£26      
Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Sunday 07 July
Moseley, Birmingham - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Art Group
Sadiyah Begum
Step into the kaleidoscopic universe of abstract art with our electrifying Exploring Abstract Art class!

Ignite your imagination as we dive headfirst into a whirlwind of colors, shapes, and textures. With a medley of mediums at your fingertips, you'll reimagine ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art. From bold brushstrokes to mesmerizing patterns, we'll unlock the secrets of expressive abstraction together.

Prepare to unleash your inner Picasso as we delve into the art of 'mark making', transforming blank canvases into dynamic bursts of 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      

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
    2024-04-30
    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/

    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-04-29
    Title or Location: Stoke-on-Trent
    This is close up of a hosta plant leaf in the rain. Loved how the waterdrops would sit so well. Image was Cropped for better composition and edited in lightroom for a darker background.
    Credit: Waterdrops
    Facebook: Lizdaviesphotography
    Instagram: Lizdaviesphotography
    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

    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
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric

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