FARNBOROUGH
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 06 July
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 6pm - 2 Hours
Nikita Piven
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating stunning images with a shallow depth of field.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance.

We will cover topics such as using a shallow depth of field to create a mood, blurring out distracting backgrounds, and how to use a shallow depth of field to give a bokeh effect behind our subjects to make them pop.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 11am - 3 Hours
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      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 03 August
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 11am - 2 Hours
Nikita Piven
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. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

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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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 29 June
Prospect St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Anush Venkataraman
The workshop on "Portraiture With Natural Light" aimed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to create stunning portraits using only natural light sources. The workshop delves into various techniques, tips, and tricks to harness the power of natural light for compelling portraiture. 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.

Key Takeaways:

Understanding Natural Light:
• Recognize and work with different qualities of natural light, including soft, diffused light and harsh, direct light.
• The impact of time of day, weather conditions, and location on the quality and direction of natural light.

Mastering Light Control:
• Techniques for manipulating natural light to achieve desired effects were explored, such as using reflectors, diffusers, and simple modifiers to enhance or soften light.
• Insights into positioning subjects in relation to light sources to create flattering and dramatic portraits.

Composition and Posing:
• Emphasis on composition techniques tailored to natural light portraiture, including framing, leading lines, and balancing elements within the frame.
• Practical guidance on posing subjects to maximize the impact of natural light and highlight their features effectively was provided.

Creativity and Experimentation:
• Encouraging participants to think creatively and experiment with unconventional approaches to natural light portraiture.
• Through hands-on exercises and case studies, new ways to use light creatively to evoke mood, convey emotion, and tell compelling stories through portraits.

Post-Processing:
• Basic post-processing techniques for enhancing natural light portraits were covered, including adjustments to contrast, colour temperature, and exposure.
• How to use editing software to refine their portraits while preserving the natural look and feel of the light.
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£56      
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Southsea, Portsmouth - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
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      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 06 July
Castle St - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
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      

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 13 July
Reading Station - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Adeyemi Salako
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
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.
book now
£67      
50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Sunday 21 July
Southsea, Portsmouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer’s gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography. In this meetup, we’ll review the basic camera settings. We’ll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
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£26      

Flower Photography Meetup

Flower Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 July
Jermyns Ln, Romsey SO51 0QA - 2pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Photography Group
Nikki Wileman
Learn all the tips and tricks you need to take stunning pictures of flowers. We will discuss composition, the use of light and colour, and other aspects of photography that will help you create unique and artistic images.
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£26      
Mindfulness in Photography Meetup

Mindfulness in Photography Meetup

Saturday 03 August
Havant - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
In this session we'll learn to see the world around us in new and different ways and consider how to develop a unique style. Equipment isn't important as we we'll detach ourselves from the technical aspects of photography and concentrate on how awareness, attention and self-expression can create satisfying and interesting pictures.
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£26      
Interior Portraits (Window Light)

Interior Portraits (Window Light)

Saturday 03 August
Riverside Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Adeyemi Salako
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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£26      

Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 03 August
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
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      
Beyond the Ordinary: Innovative Approaches to Street Photography

Beyond the Ordinary: Innovative Approaches to Street Photography

Sunday 18 August
Guildhall Square, Portsmouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
In this meetup we will capture compelling images that tell stories about daily life. The area has a mix of modern street art and classic architecture and this will be both a subject and backdrop for candid shooting. The session will be suitable for all levels of experience and a smartphone will serve just as well as a digital camera. Topics covered will include -

- Developing an eye for interesting subjects and scenes in urban settings.
- Master the use of light, composition, and timing in street photography.
- Exploring creative techniques to add a unique touch to your street photographs.
- Gaining confidence in shooting candidly in public spaces.
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£26      
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Palmerston Rd, Southampton - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Southampton Photography Group
Nikki Wileman
Whether you are photographing people or plants, making memories or making art knowing how to use your camera is key.
The class will give you the knowledge you need to expose, to compose and to create the images you have always wanted to.
Learn the basics of photography including using manual camera settings for perfect exposure and tips for good composition. The session will look at ways to improve composition using light, colour and perspective.
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£67       5 places left

Other Nearby Groups

Flowers Miniature Art Meetup (Open Meidum)

Flowers Miniature Art Meetup (Open Meidum)

Saturday 06 July
Hilsea - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Join our Flowers Miniature Art Meetup for a delightful session focused on creating tiny, detailed floral artworks. Suitable for all skill levels. Enhance your artistic skills and enjoy a creative escape with fellow art enthusiasts.

Note: Bring your supplies. Materials are not provided.
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£26      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 06 July
The Polygon - 10am - 2 Hours
Southampton Watercolour Group
Chloe Knight
A 2-hour beginners watercolor class covering techniques and color mixing taking place outdoors near the gallery.
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£26      
Beginner Drawing and Painting Class

Beginner Drawing and Painting Class

Saturday 13 July
The Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
In this class, we will learn and study shapes, colour and perspective. We will also explore and create new ideas. We will also learn how to paint the basics and colour theory will be discussed.All skill levels are welcome!
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£55      

Urban Sketching with Watercolours

Urban Sketching with Watercolours

Sunday 14 July
Gunwharf Quays - 12pm - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Watercolour Group
Prazvi Pahwa
Join us for an exciting Urban Sketching with Watercolours meetup. Get ready to explore the cityscape with your sketchbook and watercolours in hand. Unleash your creativity and capture the vibrant energy of urban life on paper. All skill levels are welcome. Limited spots available, so secure your place now!
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£26      
Seascape Painting Meetup Open Medium

Seascape Painting Meetup Open Medium

Saturday 20 July
Gunwharf Quays - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Dive into creativity at our Seascape Painting Meetup, where you'll capture the beauty of ocean scenes using your preferred medium. Open to all skill levels. Join fellow art enthusiasts to enhance your techniques and express your love for the sea.Note Bring your supplies. Materials are not provided.
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£26      
Pencil Color Art

Pencil Color Art

Saturday 27 July
The Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Exploring nature and it's colours. Creating colourful nature views and details out with pencil colors. Study flowers , plants and it's minute details through pencil colors.
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£26      

Pastel Painting Meetup (Oil or Dry Pastel Medium)

Pastel Painting Meetup (Oil or Dry Pastel Medium)

Saturday 03 August
Gunwharf Quays - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Unleash your creativity at our Pastel Painting Meetup, where you'll explore pastel colours in an open medium setting. This event welcomes artists of all levels to experiment with oil and dry pastels and create stunning artworks. Join us for an engaging session filled with inspiration, guidance, and the joy of pastel painting.

Note: Bring your supplies. Materials are not provided.
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£26      
Tonal Drawing and Painting

Tonal Drawing and Painting

Saturday 10 August
Chapel Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Enhance your creative skills in drawing and shading. Learn the proper tone in shading and color that will help create depth in artwork.
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£26      
Architectural Drawing

Architectural Drawing

Saturday 17 August
Fratton Rd, Fratton - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Join us for an engaging workshop on Architectural Drawing, where participants will learn the fundamentals of creating artistic architectural drawings. This event is perfect for both beginners and experienced artists looking to refine their drawing skills and explore new techniques.
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£26      

Watercolor Landscape

Watercolor Landscape

Saturday 24 August
Hanover Buildings - 10am - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Explore a unique opportunity and your artistic potential while enjoying the beauty of nature. Experience the therapeutic effects of painting in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
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£26      
Abstract Landscape Painting

Abstract Landscape Painting

Sunday 25 August
Southsea, Portsmouth - 12pm - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Watercolour Group
Prazvi Pahwa
Get ready to dive into the world of watercolors and explore the beauty of abstract landscapes. Our talented instructor will blend colors with you and create mesmerizing scenes that reflects inner artist. All skill levels are welcome!
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£26      
Flower Painting Meetup

Flower Painting Meetup

Saturday 07 September
The Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Exploring a delightful afternoon of creativity and camaraderie. Surrounded by fresh flowers, you'll have plenty of inspiration to create your masterpiece. Study of flowers creating details through color and brush stocks.
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£26      

ABOUT FARNBOROUGH
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 Farnborough.

  • 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 Farnborough Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Nik was very knowable and helpful in all aspects of the course. I learned a lot from his advises and really helped me to start exploring manual settings in camera.
    5/5
    Tapio
    2024-04-15
    Raj was very clear with his explanations and very patient too!
    5/5
    Emma
    2023-02-06
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Nikita Piven
    Renowned for a decade of creative mastery, I am Nik Piven a photographer, videographer, and performer. From captivating film photography to dynamic drone videography, my lens crafts visual stories that leave a lasting impression. Let's embark on a journey where every frame is a testament to a decade of passion and expertise in the art of visual storytelling.

    Nikita Piven is available for private bookings

    Available Saturdays and Sundays, Mondays.
    Private tutoring, mentorships, weddings, portraits, and events.

    PHOTOS
    Farnborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Church Hill, Pyrford, Surrey.
    I left home on the 28th January with a beautiful developing sunrise. As I headed towards Ripley I knew I had to stop somewhere on route. I was trying to think of the best place, and as I was heading along Church Hill I stopped there and grabbed the opportunity. Small pull in by the entrance to a farmers field. Sky was looking amazing now, I needed something in the foreground too, luck would have it that it had rained in the night and there was this 2m diameter puddle. I got as low as I could, un
    Credit: Hugh Johnson

    Farnborough Photography Group
    2023-09-15
    Title or Location: In my garden
    Sitting on chair in my garden and just caught my eye. Find it amazing how nature is, some people feel sad , but at the end of the day it's just how nature is, I find it so interesting and in a way beautiful, the time and effort and detail for the spider to catch their dinner
    Credit: Bianca Burge
    Farnborough Photography Group
    2023-05-28
    Title or Location: Mirleft Morocco
    I Was Staying at Greenwave Eco Lodge on a Beach About 10 Miles Outside of Mirleft in Morocco,A Great Little Quiet Place on a Gorgeous Beach With the Most Stunning Sunsets,Really Really Golden.The Evening I Took this Photo I Was Just Sat on the Sand Dunes Watching the Waves and Relaxing and The Light Eventually Hit this Little Dune to the Side of me Just Right,So IJust Had to Take a Photo of it.Shot on my Fuji XT4 with my 16-55mm @ f5.6 iso 640.
    Credit: Justin Vincent

    Farnborough Photography Group
    2023-05-23
    Title or Location: Shamley Green
    Taken in back garden at feeding time about 11 with torch light pointed at it as notafrad of the light at all
    Credit: Keith Cox

    Farnborough Photography Group
    2023-01-21
    Title or Location: Taghazout in Morocco
    I Was Staying in Taghazout as Part of a 3wk Trip Travelling Around Morocco for Xmas and New Year,And Saw this Cat Doing What Cats do Best,Relaxing in Sun Near Where the Fishing Boats Set Out From,Obviously Waiting for a Fisherman to Throw him Something Tasty for Lunch,Just a Beautiful Animal.
    Credit: Justin Vincent
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-06-20
    Title or Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
    ?This past Father?s Day I went to a family farm cidery with my oldest daughter. The drinks were good, the company was great, but the best part was the farm?s commitment to keeping wild, native plants for pollinators. This little bee found a delicious clover and I got this macro shot.?
    Credit: PGC Photography
    Instagram: @valle6500

    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Plaquemine LA
    This was the backside of a passing storm system while I was at work in a chemical plant. Capture was made on my iPhone 15 Pro using the Lightning Cam 2 app.
    Credit: Christopher Fontenot
    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Nolanville
    A few years ago the field on FM 3219 used to be full of sunflowers. Not anymore. Good thing I took the photos when I did...
    Credit: Bambi Altman
    Portsmouth Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages

    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    Murrieta Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin
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