GUILDFORD
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Iancu Zeno Jianu
Elevate your photography skills with our exclusive portrait photography workshop. Ideal for amateurs eager to refine their selfie skills or for those embarking on the journey of building a professional portfolio, our workshop is designed to deepen your understanding of both the creative and technical aspects of portrait photography.

Dive into learning about the optimal camera settings for stunning portraits, discover how to choose locations that enhance the beauty of your subject, and master the art of using lighting and poses to accentuate the most flattering features of a model. Beyond the technical nuances, we emphasize the importance of building a connection with your subject. Learn techniques to foster rapport, ensuring you capture the most authentic and emotive expressions.

This workshop is your gateway to not just taking pictures, but telling stories through your lens. Join us and transform the way you capture the human essence in your photographs.
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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 18 May
Castle St - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Iancu Zeno Jianu
Discover the vibrant world of street photography with our tailored class, designed to enhance your power of observation and capture life as it unfolds. From bustling cafes and lively vendors to street musicians, historic architecture, and dynamic art installations, the streets offer a canvas brimming with stories waiting to be told.

Our session is dedicated to refining your skills in identifying captivating details that often go unnoticed. Through simple yet effective methods, we aim to open your eyes to the rich tapestry of life around you, enhancing your ability to capture moments that truly resonate.

One of the most fulfilling aspects of street photography is the interaction with subjects, and our class places a special emphasis on the art of engaging with people. Learn the finesse of approaching individuals in a way that they feel comfortable and enthusiastic about being photographed.

Furthermore, we'll delve into the technical side of things, discussing optimal settings, focusing techniques, and lens selections particularly suited to street photography. This guidance is designed to equip you with the knowledge to effectively capture those fleeting, serendipitous moments that define the essence of the street.

Join us for a journey through the alleys and avenues, as we explore the unpredictable and compelling world of street photography.
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£26      
Product Photography

Product Photography

Saturday 01 June
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Iancu Zeno Jianu
Product photography involves capturing images of products with the intention of displaying, promoting, and highlighting certain features of a product.

Our Product Photography session will be conducted in a controlled studio environment where we will explore lighting, composition and techniques to capture great shots in camera.

Benefits of studio product photography:

Control: In a studio, the photographer has complete control over the lighting, background, and other elements of the scene. This allows for precise and consistent results.

Flexibility: Within the studio environment, the photographer can create the type of environment or atmosphere they desire, with coloured backgrounds or other elements plus props and lighting.
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£26      

Basic Editing Techniques Meetup

Basic Editing Techniques Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Guildford Weyside Road - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Iancu Zeno Jianu
Dive into the world of image manipulation with our interactive session focused on basic photo editing. Whether you're a novice or just need a refresher, our structured discussion will guide you in optimizing your photos to look their finest. Unleash the true power of your pictures through proper editing techniques. Learn the secrets of transforming ordinary shots into stunning visuals. Enhance your photo editing skills today!
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£26      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 06 July
Castle St - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Iancu Zeno Jianu
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Iancu Zeno Jianu
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      

Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 03 August
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Iancu Zeno Jianu
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We, as a class, will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting
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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 28 April
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 3 Hours
Basingstoke Photography Group
Lucie Nakach
This class is perfect for beginners that want to try and go more out of their camera!

In this 3 hour class, we will go over ALL the basics so you can feel confident in your skills.

You will have lots of time to practice your new skills and try new things.

This is a very hands-on class so you will be helped every step of the way!
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£61       5 places left
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 28 April
Lower Kings Road, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
No matter how much money you spend on a camera you will never find a composition button! And good composition is vital to the success of any photograph. On this 2 hour meet up we will explore some of the key rules of composition, learn how to apply the rules and learn when to break them. Suitable for all levels of photographer, so whether you are a RAW shooting in manual mode, or a beginner barely out of AUTO mode...this meet up is for you!
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£24      
Slow Shutter Photography

Slow Shutter Photography

Saturday 04 May
Patcham - 2pm - 2 Hours
Crawley Photography Group
Gurnoor Singh
Ready to capture the world in motion? Join our "Slow Shutter Photography" class and unlock the secrets to mesmerizing shots! Whether it's dreamy light trails or breathtaking nightscapes, we'll teach you the art of slowing it down for stunning, dynamic images. No need to be a photography pro - just bring your camera and curiosity! Let's turn ordinary moments into extraordinary masterpieces together. Reserve your spot for a shutter-tastic experience!
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£24      

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Sunday 05 May
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 12pm - 3 Hours
Farnborough Photography Group
Nikita Piven
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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£67       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 05 May
Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA, UK - 12pm - 3 Hours
Woking Photography Group
Giorgos Chatzakis
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      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 12 May
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Photography Group
Lucie Nakach
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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£24      

Industrial Architecture Photography

Industrial Architecture Photography

Sunday 12 May
Brighton Marina - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
On this meet we will be looking at Architecture and how to use arresting lines as a compositional tool. Learn how to construct images using different focal lengths and which compositional rules suit this interesting subject matter.
We will also learn how we can turn any lighting condition to our advantage!
Make the most of the mix of architectural styles of the marina, from the harbours' sea defense wall, flyovers, retail park and small industry to new build luxury apartments with all their chrome fittings and reflective glass.

This meet up is suitable for photographers of all abilities and full technical support will be given throughout.
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£24      
Nature in Black and White

Nature in Black and White

Saturday 18 May
Kemptown - 2pm - 2 Hours
Crawley Photography Group
Gurnoor Singh
Embark on a captivating journey with our Nature and Nature in Black and White Photography class! In this dynamic course, you'll capture the vibrant hues of the natural world while also discovering the timeless beauty of black and white imagery. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a beginner, our engaging lessons will elevate your skills. Learn to frame the perfect shot, master composition techniques, and harness natural light to breathe life into your photographs. Step into a monochromatic wonderland, where you'll explore the art of black and white photography, emphasizing textures and shapes in the absence of color. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of Nature and Nature in Black and White Photography - turning moments into masterpieces together!
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£24      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Sunday 19 May
Kingfield Rd - 12pm - 2 Hours
Woking Photography Group
Giorgos Chatzakis
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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£26      

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Sunday 26 May
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Photography Group
Lucie Nakach
Come down and learn how to take stunning architectural pictures!

Learn how to show the history and different styles of buildings and structures in gorgeous pictures!

We will be covering composition, light, lines, and shapes, proper settings, and looking at details to make our photographs eye-catching.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 26 May
Lower Kings Road, Brighton - 9am - 3 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
Own a dslr or mirrorless camera but have rarely got off auto? Find reading manuals dull and youtube confusing? Then this meet is for you!! You will learn how the camera functions in the key modes on the mode dial. Learn to control the camera in program mode and take control of exposure as well as the joy of black and white photography. Learn how to take control of the aperture and creative depth of field techniques! Learn how to take control of the shutter and freeze motion and capture time! Informative friendly tuition in each technique will be enhanced with some fun and creative picture making challenges. A great introduction to photography as a fun and creative hobby!
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£61       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 26 May
Westmead, Farnborough - 12pm - 3 Hours
Farnborough Photography Group
Nikita Piven
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Painting the Swans at Queen's Park

Painting the Swans at Queen's Park

Saturday 27 April
West Dr, Brighton and Hove - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Brighton Watercolour Group
Rukmini Reddy Sen
Nurture your creative side and join us for a swan painting session! Be enchanted while having fun. Focusing on atmospheric blending techniques and soft details to perfectly capture this mysterious bird!
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£24      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 04 May
Eastrop Lane - 10am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Watercolour Group
Yaniz Andres
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
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£26      
Expressive Seascape in Watercolours

Expressive Seascape in Watercolours

Saturday 11 May
Madeira Dr, Brighton - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Brighton Watercolour Group
Rukmini Reddy Sen
Dive into the fluid and captivating world of seascape painting, where the majesty of the ocean and vast bodies of water take center stage as our muse. Engage in an artistic journey that explores the depths and horizons of watercolor art, guided by seasoned enthusiasts. Unlock the secrets to portraying the serene beauty and powerful essence of the sea through your brushstrokes. Join us for a day where the sea becomes your canvas, and every splash of color tells a story.
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£24      

Painting the Foliage and Landscape

Painting the Foliage and Landscape

Saturday 25 May
Brighton and Hove, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Watercolour Group
Rukmini Reddy Sen
Get ready to learn, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and majesty of nature through painting!

Planning a composition; Wet on Dry techniques of painting landscape and detailing foliage, trees and sky. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of painting, including color theory, composition, and brushwork. We will cover topics such as using light and shadow to create depth and drama, capturing the colors and textures, and experimenting with different brushstrokes and techniques to create stunning effects.
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£24      
ABOUT GUILDFORD
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 Guildford .

  • 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.

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  • REVIEWS
    This was my first class with the group and I loved it. Only three of us, which I think was ideal, made it a very cosy environment in addition to the tight studio space. Really great relaxed direction and group guidance was refreshing. I would highly recommend
    5/5
    Richard
    2024-03-05
    Great event, really recommend
    5/5
    Sarah
    2023-07-28
    Really nice walk and guidance through the course. We got lucky with the weather which made more photo opportunities.
    5/5
    Dale
    2023-07-25

    I enjoyed the event. Iancu was friendly, patient and very happy to pass on his knowledge and experience. They were a number of things I will do when I next edit my photos.
    5/5
    Chifai
    2023-07-18
    Really enjoyed the course. Photoshop is so powerful and in-depth that tailoring the course for everyone's knowledge, abilities, and needs is really difficult. The trainer did a great job of covering the basics and involving us all.
    5/5
    Martin
    2023-07-11
    An enjoyable meet up and I got some hands on experience of using lights for the first time. Very knowledgable instructors. Good to meet and interact with other photographers, all with different sets of skills.
    5/5
    Steve
    2023-07-04

    Great Sunday morning learning a lot about how to take portrait photos .
    5/5
    Tim
    2023-07-04
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Iancu Zeno Jianu
    With more than 15 years of experience, a degree in film and photography, Iancu is willing not only to teach you photography but to share some of his secrets of doing great photos. If you are an aspiring photographer or you want to learn how to use your camera this workshops one on one will be definitely a starting point, an amazing experience and an introduction in photography medium.

    You will be able to develop your skills, and have a deep understanding of how photography works, open discussions with the pro and guidance for your future projects are just a few highlights of this amazing experience.
    PHOTOS
    Guildford Photography Group
    2024-04-09
    Title or Location: On the London Eye

    Credit: Lauren Hanson

    Guildford Photography Group
    2024-03-28
    Title or Location: Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
    The Lost Gardens of Heligan are the biggest garden restoration project across the whole of the UK and Europe.During a recent visit in the pouring rain I was in the garden which has an enchanting jungle area. While crossing a stream I was captivated by a large rhododendron on the edge of the jungle which I?ve captured through a tree fern.
    Credit: Caz Ryan
    Facebook: Caz Ryan
    Guildford Photography Group
    2024-03-08
    Title or Location: Guildford High Street
    Being a press photographer, we do weather pictures, whether it's sunshine, rain or snow. I live in Guildford so did some snow pictures, this one was used in the Daily Telegraph amongst others.
    Credit: Paul Burgman
    Instagram: burgy_tog

    Guildford Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Green vs Red
    Experimenting with my Pluto trigger, after setting up the trigger timings added red food colouring to water and green into the valve thingamajig, the results you get are different every time, I love it. Setup was Sony A7RV @ 1/250s ISO 400, Sigma 105mm Art @ f14, Godox 860III flash with Cygnustech diffuser plus two Godox MF12 macro flash, Pluto trigger and water valve and a bowl of water. Shot Raw and processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.
    Credit: Nik Grant

    Guildford Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Foggy Stoke Park
    Stoke Park of Guildford is a beautiful green field, though quite ordinary. However, with the foggy atmosphere, together with the frost on the green, it becomes a place with an aura of mystery.
    Credit: Wai In NG
    Guildford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Winchcombe
    The day the photo was taken it was raining on and off all day, with the snpowdrops looking so fresh I braved the drizzle and entered the churchyard where this was taken. kneeling on the ground in the wet getting strange looks from passers by, I persevered with my 85 mm adjusting the aperture and speed till the white wasn't too blown and it created a soft picture, Dan Reddick
    Credit: Dan Reddick

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-04-23
    Title or Location: Silence

    Credit: Joseph Opal

    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Coralville Reservoir
    It was taken with a Nikon D7100, set on a 15 second exposure.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Gerroa, seven mile beach national park
    Thank you for the consideration.Background to this photo.A couple of years ago on our local community page I saw a photo of a tree covered in bioluminescent fungi saying it was found in Gerroa, 5 minutes drive from me. Wow how amazing, so I set out to find it and photography it too. Since then I developed an interest in fungi and look forward to Autumn when there is plenty about. To enable me to photograph ghost fungi ( omphalotus nidiformis) I go for a bush walk during the day mostly
    Credit: Helen Dark
    Instagram: helendark12

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Canyonland National Park
    Mesa Arch is about a 25 minute walk from the parking lot in Canyonland National Park. At night, it's the darkest sky I've ever seen. This photo represents 20 stacked images of the Milky Way combined together in Starry Landscape Stacker. The result required the scene to be slightly brightened in post to bring out the foreground.
    Credit: Larry Kraus
    Facebook: Larry Kraus
    Instagram: lkraus01

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