FARNBOROUGH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Bokeh for Beginners

Bokeh for Beginners

Saturday 08 June
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 11am - 2 Hours
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      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 22 June
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 6pm - 2 Hours
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      
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.
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£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

Street/Action Photography

Street/Action Photography

Saturday 01 June
Riverside Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Adeyemi Salako
This session is for art or inquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places, usually with the aim of capturing images at a decisive or poignant moment by careful framing and timing.
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£24      
Product Photography

Product Photography

Saturday 01 June
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 02 June
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.
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£61       5 places left

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 15 June
Forbury - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Anush Venkataraman
Unlock the Art of Captivating Photography Composition

Elevate your photography game with our exclusive workshop: Understanding and Mastering Composition in Photography.

What You'll Gain:

Craft Visual Stories: Learn the secrets to arranging elements within the frame for maximum impact. Your photos will tell stories that captivate and resonate.
Balance and Harmony: Discover how to achieve balance, harmony, and a dynamic visual flow in your images. Turn ordinary scenes into extraordinary compositions.
Framing Techniques: Master framing techniques that guide the viewer's eye and create focus. Elevate your subjects in creative and meaningful ways.
Rule of Thirds and Beyond: Dive deep into the rule of thirds and explore advanced compositional techniques that will set your work apart.
Landscapes, Portraits, and More: Whether you're into landscapes, portraits, or any other genre, our workshop caters to all styles. Unleash your creativity in every shot.

Why Join Us? :

Networking: Connect with fellow photography enthusiasts, share ideas, and build a supportive community.
Limited Spots: Secure your spot now for an immersive learning experience. Don't miss out on transforming your photography skills!

Questions?

Reach us at https://readingphotographygroup.co.uk/contact/. Unleash the power of composition and take your photography to new heights!
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£26      
Basic Editing Techniques Meetup

Basic Editing Techniques Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Guildford Weyside Road - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
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      
Creative Seascapes Meetup

Creative Seascapes Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Lepe, Southampton SO45 1AD - 2pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Photography Group
Nikki Wileman
Opportunities for photography at the beach are endless and this meetup will be a chance to explore some of these. We'll be focusing on composition and the use of light and colour as well as the idea of the abstract seascape. As always we'll encourage you to improve your skills in using your camera manually.
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£24      

Beyond Colour - The Artistry of Black and White Photography

Beyond Colour - The Artistry of Black and White Photography

Saturday 22 June
Southsea, Portsmouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
In this session we will learn to see the world in black & white and experiment with using shape, tone and texture to create artistic images without colour. All levels of experience and ability are welcome to join.
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£24      
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Saturday 01 June
Southampton City Centre - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Watercolour Group
Ammarah Sajid
Join us for an immersive artistic journey as we explore brush strokes and the subtle interplay of colors. In this interactive session, you'll delve into fundamental color theory, master shading techniques, and discover the depth of secondary, primary, and tertiary colors. By the end of the day, you'll not only gain valuable skills but also create a unique masterpiece with your own hands. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and express yourself through art!
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£26      
Mixed Media Art

Mixed Media Art

Saturday 01 June
The Avenue - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Create different art pieces with mixed medium including paper, colors paints of different types, paper collage, pencil etc.
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£26      
Painting Landscapes with Acrylics

Painting Landscapes with Acrylics

Saturday 08 June
Willis Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Explore the beauty of nature through acrylic painting! Join our engaging art class on Painting Landscapes with Acrylics and discover the techniques to capture scenic vistas on canvas. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned artist, this class offers step-by-step guidance to create stunning landscapes. Learn color mixing, brush techniques, and composition to bring your landscapes to life. Unleash your creativity in a supportive and inspiring environment. Enroll today and start painting your favorite landscapes with confidence!
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£26      

Architectural Drawing and Painting

Architectural Drawing and Painting

Saturday 15 June
Harbour Parade - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
In this session, we will learn architectural drawing and painting with the study of perspective and it's types.
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£26      
Cityscape Painting (Open Medium)

Cityscape Painting (Open Medium)

Saturday 22 June
Above Bar St. - 12pm - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Join us for an immersive Cityscape Painting (Open Medium) to capture the essence of urban landscapes. Guided by experienced artist, this workshop welcomes all skill levels. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your artistic skills and express your vision of the city's beauty.

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

Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Saturday 22 June
Southampton City Centre - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Watercolour Group
Ammarah Sajid
Join us for an immersive artistic journey as we explore brush strokes and the subtle interplay of colors. In this interactive session, you'll delve into fundamental color theory, master shading techniques, and discover the depth of secondary, primary, and tertiary colors. By the end of the day, you'll not only gain valuable skills but also create a unique masterpiece with your own hands. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and express yourself through art!
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£26      

Flowers Miniature Art Meetup (Open Meidum)

Flowers Miniature Art Meetup (Open Meidum)

Saturday 06 July
Hilsea - 12pm - 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: Brushes and Strokes

Beginner's Watercolour Class: Brushes and Strokes

Saturday 13 July
Southampton City Centre - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Watercolour Group
Ammarah Sajid
Join us for an immersive artistic journey as we explore brush strokes and the subtle interplay of colors. In this interactive session, you'll delve into fundamental color theory, master shading techniques, and discover the depth of secondary, primary, and tertiary colors. By the end of the day, you'll not only gain valuable skills but also create a unique masterpiece with your own hands. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and express yourself through art!
book now
£26      
Beginner Drawing and Painting Class

Beginner Drawing and Painting Class

Saturday 13 July
The Avenue - 12pm - 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 - 12pm - 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      

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
    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain

    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Home
    A photographer friend visits his parents in Alaska every year and upon his return home he always brings me salmon steaks that his family catch as part of their food provisions. This was my dinner and will say that this dinner was nothing short of amazing!
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instagram: @photo818
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks
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