STAFFORDSHIRE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Winter Village Photography Walk

Winter Village Photography Walk

Saturday 24 February
Stone, Staffordshire - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Greg Hawksworth
Join us for a sociable winter walk with lots of interesting opportunities for making photographs. Taking in fields, lanes, a marina and an old church, we'll be able to try out lots of different techniques and focus on a range of subject matter. If you'd like an excuse to get out in the fresh air with your camera for a scenic winter walk, book on and join in!
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£24      

Nearby Photography Groups

Fine Art & Street Photography

Fine Art & Street Photography

Saturday 24 February
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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£24      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 24 February
St. Chad's Terrace - 2pm - 2 Hours
Shrewsbury Photography Group
James Owen
Step into the captivating realm of Composition in Photography, where the arrangement of visual elements transforms into a thrilling adventure! Discover the secrets of visual storytelling as we explore not just five or seven, but a perfect ten rules designed to turbocharge your photography skills.

In this exciting course, we'll guide you through the dance of the Rule of Thirds, the artistry of crafting captivating Shapes, and the enchantment of Negative Space and Positive Vibes. Follow the guiding Line to photographic perfection, bask in the beauty of Symmetry and patterns, and connect the dots with Points. Splash your world with vibrant Color, harmonize with the perfect Tone, explore the right Distance for that picture-perfect shot, and achieve visual Zen with the delicate Balance.

Whether you're a curious beginner or a seasoned professional, this journey is tailored just for you. Join us as we work together to enhance your vision and capture scenes like never before. Confirm your spot, and exclusive details - including the location, meet-up instructions, and all the exciting particulars – will be unveiled. Don't miss out on this chance to level up your photography game and create magical moments!
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 02 March
Park Rd W, 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.
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£61      

Aperture & Bokeh Photography

Aperture & Bokeh Photography

Saturday 02 March
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens - 11am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
In photography, bokeh (which means "blur" or "haze") Japanese is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image.

Best Aperture for Bokeh:

To achieve bokeh in an image, you need to use a fast lens 2014the faster the better. You'll want to use a lens with at least an f/2.8 aperture, with faster apertures of f/2, f/1.8, or f/1.4 being ideal.
Many photographers use fast prime lenses when shooting photographs that they want visible bokeh in.

To create visible bokeh in your photographs, increase the distance between your subject and the background. You can do this by decreasing the distance between the camera and the subject. The more shallow the depth-of-field, or further the background is, the more out-of-focus it will be.

The most photographed subjects showing excellent examples of bokeh are portraits.
Close-up portraits show bokeh very well. Also, close-up or macro images of flowers and other objects in nature are also popular subjects to photograph that show off bokeh well.

Join us to learn how to achieve this.

Entrance Fee to Gardens no included. Please bring extra money. Price estimate a36.00
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£24      
Interior Portraits (Window Light)

Interior Portraits (Window Light)

Saturday 09 March
Wolverhampton Art Gallery - 10am - 2 Hours
Wolverhampton Photography Group
Katherine Keango
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       4 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
St. Chad's Terrace - 2pm - 3 Hours
Shrewsbury Photography Group
James Owen
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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£61      

Nature Walk for Beginners

Nature Walk for Beginners

Sunday 10 March
Allestree - 9am - 3 Hours
Derby Photography Group
Emma Duder
In this three-hour beginner's class we will explore the wonderful variety that can be found in British woodland. 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 to capture some truly beautiful autumn scenes.

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       2 places left
Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Backlighting, Bokeh and Bursts

Saturday 16 March
Park Rd W, Wolverhampton - 10am - 2 Hours
Wolverhampton Photography Group
Andrew Martin
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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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Digbeth - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
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      

Art & Graffiti Photography Meetup

Art & Graffiti Photography Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Digbeth - 2pm - 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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£24      
Urban & Historical  Architecture Photography

Urban & Historical Architecture Photography

Saturday 23 March
Jewellery Quarter. - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of urban and historical architecture at our Photography Meetup.

This event invites shutterbugs of all levels to capture the essence of cityscapes and heritage structures, combining the sleek lines of modern buildings with the intricate details of historical landmarks.

Join us for a day of exploration, creativity, and shared inspiration!
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£24      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunday 24 March
Carsington - 5pm - 2 Hours
Derby Photography Group
Emma Duder
Join us for a serene evening where the golden hour casts its fleeting glow, and learn the art of sunset photography. Discover the secrets to mastering your camera settings to encapsulate the enchanting hues of dusk. Sunsets are not simply nature's daily curtain call; they signify a world of meanings across cultures, embodying the fulfillment of the day and the precious moments before rest. Allow us to guide you in immortalizing this daily spectacle through your lens, crafting images that resonate with the universal allure of the sunset's tranquil beauty. Embrace the opportunity to transform your evening into a canvas of color and light, creating photographic masterpieces that echo the day's serene finale.
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£24      

Other Nearby Groups

Corner to Corner

Corner to Corner

Saturday 02 March
City Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Crochet Club
Alicia Taplin-Mudford
Ignite your imagination and enhance your crochet technique at our exclusive workshop centred around Corner to Corner crochet. Whether you dream of crafting a magnificent blanket or smaller, delicate squares, we've got you covered. The beauty of this method is in its flexibility - you can create pieces as large or as small as you desire, in both rectangular and square formats. Want to incorporate vibrant pictures or even text in your crochet artwork? No problem at all! This class offers the unique opportunity to master the versatile Corner to Corner technique while learning to seamlessly read patterns and interpret charts. Bring your vision to life by creating a simple yet beautiful shape motif of your selection. Shape your creativity, one stitch at a time.
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£42      
Exploring Watercolour Techniques for Beginners

Exploring Watercolour Techniques for Beginners

Saturday 02 March
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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£24      
Introduction to Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting

Sunday 03 March
Moseley, Birmingham - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Art Group
Sadiyah Begum
Get ready to dip your brushes into a world of boundless creativity and vibrant hues with our exciting "Introduction to Oil Painting" class! Ignite your artistic spirit as our expert instructors guide you through a colorful journey, teaching you the secrets of expressive brushstrokes and the mesmerizing art of blending pigments. Dive into a realm where blank canvases transform into captivating masterpieces, and your imagination knows no bounds! Perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike, this class is your ticket to unlocking the artist within. Join us and let the strokes of your brush create wonders. Register now and paint your way to endless inspiration!
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£24      

Beginners Crochet Class

Beginners Crochet Class

Saturday 16 March
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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£42      
Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Sunday 17 March
Moseley, Birmingham - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Art Group
Sadiyah Begum
Dive into the vibrant world of abstract art with our Exploring Abstract Art class!

Unleash your creativity as we use various media to reinterpret everyday objects and discover fresh subjects. Explore expressive and abstract representations that breathe life into your artistic vision. Get ready to embark on a journey of 'mark making' techniques, creating dynamic starting points that will evolve into unique masterpieces. Join us in this exciting exploration of abstract expression - where every stroke tells a story!
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£24      
The Art of Floral Watercolour

The Art of Floral Watercolour

Saturday 30 March
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!
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£24      

Portrait Drawing Basics

Portrait Drawing Basics

Sunday 31 March
Moseley, Birmingham - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Art Group
Sadiyah Begum
Get ready to unleash your artistic talents in our Portrait Drawing Basics class!

Join us for an exciting session where we'll delve into essential drawing techniques for portraiture. These skills will not only sharpen your foundation but also prove invaluable for tackling more intricate and challenging portrait projects in the future. Let's bring those portraits to life with a splash of creativity and a dash of skill - it's time to make your artistry shine!
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£24      
Crochet Stitches

Crochet Stitches

Saturday 06 April
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 13 April
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      

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      
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!
book now
£46      

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
    Greg Hawksworth
    Greg Hawksworth is a photographer based in the Midlands, UK, predominantly making work in Staffordshire. He became interested in photography at an early age as a creative outlet, going on to study at the University of Derby where he has recently completed a Masters in Photography.

    Greg works within the landscape, using a 4x5 large format camera. He aims to explore and unpack areas, discovering the different histories and stories, often repeatedly returning to the same places. His work has been shown in galleries in Birmingham, Sheffield, Derby and London.

    Greg Hawksworth is available for private bookings

    Available weekends and selected weekdays through prior arrangement for photography walks and workshops on Cannock Chase.

    PHOTOS
    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-04
    Title or Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire
    This picture was taken at a place called The heritage trail in Rugeley, Staffordshire. I don't live far from it and always wanted to take a long exposure picture so one day i went on a walk and did just that.
    Credit: Liz davies
    Facebook: Lizdaviesphotography
    Instagram: lizdaviesphotography

    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-03
    Title or Location: Stafford town centre Green gate looking down to Martin Street
    I was walking through Stafford town early golden hour, the weather had been miserable all day. It had just finished drizzling & suddenly the clouds broke illuminating the roof of the council building with this beautiful orange/peach glow. If I didn't happen to glance right, I wouldn't have even noticed this wonderful scene happening. The only camera I had on me was my Oppo Find X5 Pro phone so I composed & shot within seconds & less then a minute later, the light conditions changed back to dull
    Credit: John Doherty
    Facebook: Jack Tyler
    Instagram: Apathy73
    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-03
    Title or Location: Llyn Mwyngil nr Tywyn
    We had a break in the weather, so ventured out for some fresh air. Lovely walk around Llyn Mwyngil.
    Credit: Neil Lavelle
    Facebook: Photography by Neil of Staffordshire
    Instagram: photography_by_neil

    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-01-23
    Title or Location: FENTON, STOKE-ON-TRENT

    Credit: RALUCA IONEL

    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-01-21
    Title or Location: Mount Babadag, Turkiye
    Taken whilst riding the smaller cable car at 1800 metres. The platform on the left is where the main paragliding launch at 1700 metres overlooking ?l?deniz
    Credit: Graham Rowley
    Facebook: Graham Rowley
    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-01-13
    Title or Location: Park hall country park
    The plan that morning was to go out in the woodland at park hall and take some pictures of the misty woods. But as I climb up onto park hall 'which has panoramic views of Stoke on trent and out towards Shropshire and Derbyshire I was blown away with how the fog and mist was rolling over the city . I've walked there many times and have never seen like that morning!! It was beautiful! I set the camera up and just kept snapping away! I got this shot of st James Church in longton just poking it's
    Credit: Steve shelton
    Facebook: Steve shelton
    Instagram: Shelts77

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd
    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

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