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Upcoming Events

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Sunday 05 May
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 12pm - 3 Hours
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 26 May
Westmead, Farnborough - 12pm - 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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Golden Hour Photography - Capturing Nature's Radiance Through the Lens

Golden Hour Photography - Capturing Nature's Radiance Through the Lens

Saturday 27 April
Broad St, Old Portsmouth - 6:30pm - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
The Golden Hour at sunset is a magical time for photographers - the time when the sun hits the world at a lower angle, resulting in soft, warm, and flattering light. Shots of the sea are particularly good at this time - golden light, reflections and long shadows can be used to create stunning pictures. On this photo walk we will start in Old Portsmouth and walk round to the iconic HMS Warrior taking in great views and photo opportunities along the way.

This session will be suitable for all levels of experience and a modern smartphone will be just as useful as any digital or film camera.
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£24      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 04 May
Liebenrood Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Adeyemi Salako
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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£24      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
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      

Shallow of Depth of Field Meetup

Shallow of Depth of Field Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Southampton City Centre - 2pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Photography Group
Nikki Wileman
In this meetup, we will explore the art of creating stunning images with a shallow depth of field through an understanding of the interaction between aperture, focal length and subject / background 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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£24      
Bluebell Photography Meetup

Bluebell Photography Meetup

Sunday 05 May
Downs Rd, Chichester - 4pm - 2 Hours
Chichester Photography Group
Jakub Bors
The Bluebell season has arrived in West Sussex, bringing one of the most exciting photography subjects of the year.

This session will take place in the magical Funtington forest near Chichester. You will learn tips on how to use your camera settings to capture the beauty of bluebells. We will be looking at composition, focus, and color.

Every year, hundreds of beautiful bluebell images can be seen around the internet, and these stunning 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 the bluebells pop.
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£24      
Smartphone Photography Meetup

Smartphone Photography Meetup

Saturday 11 May
Broad St, Old Portsmouth - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
They say your best camera is always with you; for many of us the DSLR can be a little cumbersome to carry or perhaps just not the right place for the type of camera! You may have a newer smartphone that has some fantastic capabilities that are present on your DSLR you didn't know about. This session is all about embracing the use of a Smartphone in lieu of a DSLR.

Whether you own a DSRL, or perhaps want to see the features you can use on your smartphone - this session will be perfect for you!
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£24      

Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
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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£61      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 18 May
Reading, RG1 3HW - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Anush Venkataraman
Dive Into the Art of Black and White Photography

Unlock the secrets to captivating Black and White photography in this specialized workshop. Discover the essence of what makes a stunning monochromatic shot, as we explore the interplay of contrast and texture. Gain insight into how the camera perceives images and the techniques to create striking Black and White photographs, both in-camera and through post-production. We will analyze exemplary works and engage in practical exercises to hone your skills. This workshop is designed for those who have a foundational understanding of photography and camera control, aiming to elevate their artistic expression to new heights. Join us on this journey to master the timeless art of Black and White photography.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
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
£61      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 18 May
Castle St - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
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      
Developing a Photographer's Eye Meetup

Developing a Photographer's Eye Meetup

Saturday 25 May
Broad St, Old Portsmouth - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
In this session we will explore how to see the world through the eye of the camera and how to create powerful images out of the ordinary. We will cover the rules of composition and how breaking them can create impact.
This session is suitable for all level and a smartphone will as good as any digital camera! A wide zoom lens would be ideal if you are shooting on a camera.
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£24      
Street/Action Photography

Street/Action Photography

Saturday 01 June
Reading RG1 2AG - 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      

Other Nearby Groups

Exploring Art with Nature

Exploring Art with Nature

Saturday 04 May
The Avenue - 9am - 2 Hours
Southampton Art Group
Fakiha Khan
Creating art in nature is about connecting with your environment, being inspired by nature, and leaving it right where it was found. In this session, we will learn how to use tools and materials found in nature to show that anything can be art if you're creative enough. Rocks, sticks, logs on the forest floor, even mud after a good rain can all be turned into art.
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£26      
Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 04 May
The Polygon - 10am - 3 Hours
Southampton Crochet Club
Radhika Taneja
Perfect for those who've already done our popular Beginners Class! Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small, cute creatures. You will learn the basics of Amigurumi and start on an easy amigurumi heart project during the class.

All our classes include crochet materials and instruction as well as a non-alcoholic drink during the class.
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£42      
Tonal Drawing

Tonal Drawing

Saturday 04 May
Portsea - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Art Group
Evie Smith
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating depth and dimension in your drawings through the use of shadow and tone.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of tonal drawing, including the use of value, contrast, and composition. We will cover topics such as creating a tonal range, building contrast, and simplifying composition to create a clean and striking image.
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£24      

Natural Forms - Drawing Meetup

Natural Forms - Drawing Meetup

Saturday 18 May
Southsea - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Art Group
Evie Smith
Join us for a relaxing afternoon of drawing natural forms at our upcoming meetup. Unleash your creativity. All skill levels are welcome, so grab your sketchbook and come connect with fellow art enthusiasts in a supportive environment.
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£24      
Victoria Park Serenity: A Watercolor Tribute

Victoria Park Serenity: A Watercolor Tribute

Sunday 19 May
Stanhope Rd, Portsmouth - 12pm - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Watercolour Group
Prazvi Pahwa
Experience the tranquil beauty of Victoria Park through vibrant watercolor strokes. From lush greenery to serene fountains, this painting captures the park's natural splendor and invites fellow artists to immerse themselves in its peaceful oasis within the city.
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£26      
Architecture - Drawing Meetup

Architecture - Drawing Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Southsea - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Art Group
Evie Smith
Immerse yourself in the world of architecture at our upcoming drawing meetup. From soaring skyscrapers to quaint cottages, we'll capture the essence of built environments together. Bring your favorite drawing tools and join us for an inspiring session of architectural exploration and artistic expression.
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£24      

Beginner's Watercolor Class: Brushes and Strokes

Beginner's Watercolor 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      
Entertainment (Sketching)

Entertainment (Sketching)

Saturday 15 June
Southsea - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Art Group
Evie Smith
Get ready to unleash your imagination at our entertainment theme sketching event.

We will sketch variety of things to do in the venue. Like the arcades, the beach, the pier etc, just a focus on things that people can enjoy and derive entertainment.

Join fellow enthusiasts for a fun-filled session of sketching and creativity.
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£24      
Beginner's Watercolor Class: Brushes and Strokes

Beginner's Watercolor 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      

Beginner's Watercolor Class: Brushes and Strokes

Beginner's Watercolor 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!
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£26      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 21 September
The Polygon - 10am - 3 Hours
Southampton Crochet Club
Radhika Taneja
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
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£50      
Cozy Creations: Making Gloves Crochet Class

Cozy Creations: Making Gloves Crochet Class

Saturday 19 October
The Polygon - 10am - 3 Hours
Southampton Crochet Club
Radhika Taneja
Ready to level up your crochet skills? Join our Gloves Making Crochet Class and craft your own pair of cozy and stylish gloves! Whether you've attended our Beginner's Crochet Class or have some basic crochet skills, this class is perfect for enthusiasts looking to expand their crafting repertoire. We'll guide you through the glove-making process, from selecting the perfect yarn to creating a snug fit for your hands. Plus, we'll provide the hook, yarn, and a refreshing non-alcoholic drink to keep you energized and inspired. Full event details will be shared upon booking confirmation. Don't miss out on this fun and creative session where you'll craft a wardrobe staple to keep your hands warm all season long!
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£46      

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
    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-04-25
    Title or Location: rice fields Bali
    camera nikon z series 24-70 mm at 70mm iso 250 @ f9. shutter 1/8000. taken early morning . Edited in lightroom.
    Credit: stan chun

    Derby Photography Group
    2024-04-24
    Title or Location: At home using a lightbox
    I set this up on my kitchen table using a light box with yellow backdrop and tried several compositions and aperatures.Settings for this where f16, 100mm macro lens, 1/3s, iso100. Used a Lightroom preset for effect.
    Credit: Claire Betteridge
    Instagram: claire.betteridge
    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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