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Upcoming Events

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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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

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.
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£67      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 02 June
Kingfield Rd - 12pm - 2 Hours
Woking Photography Group
Giorgos Chatzakis
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.
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£26      
Bokeh for Beginners

Bokeh for Beginners

Saturday 08 June
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 11am - 2 Hours
Farnborough Photography Group
Nikita Piven
The goal of this session is to learn how to add the Bokeh affect to your photos. We will also be working on photography in low light with and with camera flash.
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£26      
Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Sunday 09 June
Brighton Marina - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
This meet up will explore the world of abstract photography. We will focus, NOT on the subject of photographs but on how we can construct images using line, shape, form, light, contrast, texture and colour.
We will explore how different camera settings, such as shallow depth of field, can help with abstraction, compositions that lend themselves to abstraction as well as the potential of motion blur and focal lengths too.
This is a fun and creative meet up where you learn some vital skills that you will be able to apply to your everyday photography to take your images to the next level.
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£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 16 June
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      
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Sunday 16 June
Kingfield Rd - 12pm - 2 Hours
Woking Photography Group
Giorgos Chatzakis
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.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 22 June
Kemptown - 2pm - 2 Hours
Crawley Photography Group
Gurnoor Singh
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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£24      

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 22 June
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 6pm - 2 Hours
Farnborough Photography Group
Nikita Piven
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones.
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£26      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday 23 June
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Photography Group
Lucie Nakach
Come down and explore the city and the many ways you can take pictures of it!

We'll explore new and exciting ways to look at the city and its streets through learning the composition, settings, telling a story through your photograph, and learning the basic dos and don't for street photography.
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£24      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday 23 June
Queens Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
Making the most of the hustle and bustle of the Brighton's North Lanes , with all its tourist kitsch and iconic Brighton weirdness. You will learn how to see great street photography opportunities, capture characters and moments.

You will learn how to make the most of your camera settings to capture the moment.

We will also explore the difference between candid and posed shots in street photography. They should try capturing spontaneous moments as well as engaging with subjects and asking for posed portraits. This challenge will help you to develop your communication skills and understand the impact of different approaches on the resulting images.
Advise will also be given on the many technical aspects of street photography, from camera settings to composition. A fun and rewarding session!
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Still Life Drawing with Coloured Oil Pastels

Still Life Drawing with Coloured Oil Pastels

Saturday 18 May
Goldstone Cres - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Art Group
Olivia Burden
During this workshop, you will learn how to study a still life object of your choice. Together we will inspect shape, lighting, textures and dimensions translating it onto the page using the skill and technique of combining oil pastels. We will end the day with beautifully colourful contrasting works and a skill of how to study an object with more than just a pencil!
Looking forward to get creative! :)
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£26      
Contemporary Illusion Art Workshop with Mixed Media

Contemporary Illusion Art Workshop with Mixed Media

Saturday 18 May
The Orchard - 10am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Art Group
Mahjuzah Subha Alam
Experience the magic of creating visually captivating artworks that seem to come alive from a distance using our Contemporary Illusion Art Workshop with Mixed Media. Using a blend of coloured pencils, washable markers, and acrylic paints or watercolours, participants will delve into creating masterpieces that employ illusion techniques to captivate the eye. This workshop offers a unique and relaxing creative process, allowing participants to explore a modern twist on surreal art. Join us to discover the latest trends in contemporary art and unleash your creativity in a fun and innovative way!
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£31      
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      

Beginners Acrylic Painting

Beginners Acrylic Painting

Sunday 26 May
Beggarwood - 10am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Art Group
Mahjuzah Subha Alam
Join us at theHolly Blue Pub Restaurant and immerse yourself in the world of acrylic painting. Whether you're looking to refine your skills or start a new hobby, this class will provide a supportive and inspiring environment to unleash your creativity.
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£26      
Painting Flowers with Watercolours

Painting Flowers with Watercolours

Saturday 01 June
Prestonville - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Art Group
Anna Clarke
Join us for a blossoming journey into the "Painting Flowers with Watercolours" class! Let the vibrant hues of petals and leaves ignite your imagination as we explore the enchanting world of floral painting.

Under the guidance of our expert instructor, this class is a sanctuary for both budding artists and seasoned creators alike. Dive into the graceful interplay of brush and colours as we capture the essence of flowers with every stroke. From lively wildflowers to regal roses, discover techniques to breathe life into these botanical beauties on your canvas.

No prior experience required - just bring your love for art and a thirst for exploring the lush world of florals. Come join us for a delightful morning brimming with creativity and the sheer joy of painting nature's most exquisite masterpieces! Reserve your spot now to ensure you don't miss out on this blooming adventure. Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation.

Please remember to bring your basic watercolour materials, including watercolour paints, brushes, watercolour paper, a palette, a container for water, masking tape or clips, a pencil, eraser, and paper towels or rags.
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£26      
Drawing Plants and Flowers (Open Medium)

Drawing Plants and Flowers (Open Medium)

Saturday 15 June
Brighton and Hove, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Art Group
Olivia Burden
Welcome to "Drawing Plants and Flowers"! In this workshop, we will explore the art of drawing plants and flowers.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of drawing various plants and flowers. We will cover topics such as simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and using colors to enhance your drawings.

You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful plant and flower drawings. Our instructors will provide feedback and guidance along the way, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.
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£26      

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.

    Join the Guildford Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • 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
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Waterloo Pond, Albury
    The mallard pair were clearly entering the coot's territory as every time they swam towards it, the coot would set off at them to attempt to scare them away. It worked eventually but took several attempts before the mallards gave up.
    Credit: Martin Swanston-Kratt

    Guildford Photography Group
    2024-05-06
    Title or Location: Colgate, Horsham.
    Hello.This image is from a wood just off a public footpath in Colegate ( near Horsham.).I visit this spot every year because of its lovely display of bluebells. It is a remote and unspoiled location that receives very few visitors and consequently, very little damage to the bluebells. This year, I like this image from the set.I hope you like it too.
    Credit: William Day
    Guildford Photography Group
    2024-04-24
    Title or Location: Surrey, UK
    We live near the Surrey Hills, I was getting ready for a walk in the area and packing my photo backpack when the fox appeared right next the window of the room I was in. I quickly swapped lenses and fired off about 7 shots. I preferred this one with the fox glancing back over its shoulder as it sensed it was being watched. Taken on a Nikon D800 with a AF-S VR Nikon 70-300 G lens, at 155mm, F6.3, @1/640 second, ISO 6400. I did not have time to remove the polarising filter on the lens, the i
    Credit: thekanbi

    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

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez

    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer

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