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Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 11 May
Greenwich - 12pm - 2 Hours
Prachi Chandna
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Get Creative Photography Class

Get Creative Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
Hampstead, North London - 9am - 3 Hours
North London Photography Group
Richard Treister
On any photo shoot, it is always possible to obtain a few good images, whatever your skills level.

The aim of this class is to give you an insight into the mindset you need to adopt in order to consistently produce more creative images.

In this three hour workshop we will look at a variety of creative approaches through a series of practical exercises. The aim ultimately will be to develop your own personal style that sets you apart from other photographers.
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£61      
Headshot Photography Class

Headshot Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
Crystal Palace - 10:30am - 3 Hours
South London Photography Group
Shona Goolab
A headshot is a tightly framed face shot, typically from the shoulders up. The goal of your headshot is to clearly & creatively showcase your client's professionalism, personality, and brand. As a class, we will focus on creating headshots from the chest up with good lighting on your model's face.
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£84       5 places left
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Beckenham - 10am - 2 Hours
Bromley Photography Group
Simona Aru
Discover the art of using your camera's settings to transform the natural world into stunning visual narratives. This workshop is dedicated to teaching participants how to creatively capture the essence of nature, focusing on composition, focus, and the vibrant spectrum of colors that the outdoors has to offer.

Throughout professional spaces, large-scale photographs of nature - from expansive fields of flowers and delicately perched butterflies to the singular beauty of a dewdrop on a rose petal - bring life to walls and spaces. Such imagery is not just found; it is meticulously crafted. It requires a unique vision to see and immortalize the simple, yet profound, beauty of nature into a captivating piece of art.

In this session, attendees will delve into techniques to enhance their subject matter using different angles, the interplay of light and shadows, and camera settings designed to make your photographs stand out. Elevate your photography skills and learn how to see the world through an artistic lens, turning everyday scenes into extraordinary works of art.
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£26      

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 04 May
Crystal Palace - 10:30am - 2 Hours
South London Photography Group
Shona Goolab
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
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£26      
Flower and Gardens

Flower and Gardens

Saturday 04 May
St. Marylebone District - 11am - 2 Hours
North London Photography Group
Matteo Patocchi
Discover the aesthetic beauty of gardens all year round. This meet-up will be divided in several

Mini- sessions to give you an introduction to flowers and gardens photography covering subjects such as: the Vista, Plant Portraits and Close-ups, Plant and Foliage Associations, Pattern and Abstracts, Architectural Features and Garden Ornaments.
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£24      
Photographing People

Photographing People

Saturday 11 May
Hampstead, North London - 9am - 2 Hours
North London Photography Group
Richard Treister
Dive into a thrilling two-hour workshop designed to deepen your understanding of portraiture and enhance your ability to capture compelling informal pictures of people. We cover a range of vital aspects, from understanding how to interact effectively to elicit desired expressions and emotions, to navigating camera settings for the optimum results.

Beyond just technical know-how, we'll guide you on how to utilize your lens effectually, and enlighten you on the pivotal role of good light in photography. One fascinating aspect of our workshop is that, it necessitates participants to step into the shoes of models, effectively offering a holistic on-location shoot/class experience. Packed with practical insights and hands-on opportunities, it's the perfect way to hone your skills and embrace a new perspective in photography.
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£24      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 18 May
St. James - 10am - 2 Hours
South London Photography Group
Shona Goolab
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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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
Archway Road - 11am - 3 Hours
North London Photography Group
Matteo Patocchi
This class will help you master the basics, embrace the learning process, and start photographing with confidence.

Each participant on this course will learn how to fully operate their Digital camera as well as understand the fundamentals of photography, such as how to make correct exposures and understand the relationship between Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO.

PS. I'm a Nikon user, but the basics are standard for all types of cameras.
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£61       2 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
King William Walk, London - 1pm - 3 Hours
Greenwich Photography Group
Kaio Venturin
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      

Bespoke Photography Walk

Bespoke Photography Walk

Saturday 25 May
Hampstead, London - 9am - 3 Hours
North London Photography Group
Richard Treister
What aspects of photography do you really want to learn about; - to control depth of field? Take portraits? Improve your composition? Learn the various settings on your camera?

If there are specific aspects of your camera and photography you wish to learn about, this three hour photo walk is for you.

There will be a wide variety of subjects to shoot in this picturesque part of London and everyone will have the opportunity to master all the approaches and photographic effects they wish to learn more about.

The class size is limited to 6 participants, giving you ample time to get the one to one support you need. This is open to those of all skills levels.


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£61       4 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Crystal Palace - 10:30am - 3 Hours
South London Photography Group
Shona Goolab
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      
Flower and Gardens

Flower and Gardens

Saturday 01 June
St. Marylebone District - 11am - 2 Hours
North London Photography Group
Matteo Patocchi
Discover the aesthetic beauty of gardens all year round. This meet-up will be divided in several

Mini- sessions to give you an introduction to flowers and gardens photography covering subjects such as: the Vista, Plant Portraits and Close-ups, Plant and Foliage Associations, Pattern and Abstracts, Architectural Features and Garden Ornaments.
book now
£24      

Other Nearby Groups

Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 27 April
Hammersmith - 2pm - 3 Hours
London Crochet Club
Shivani Patel
Unleash your creativity and master new crochet skills with our premier Amigurumi workshop, the Japanese technique of crafting adorable, crocheted critters. Ideal for anyone who has conquered our Beginners Class, this session will introduce you to the basics, equipping you to start creating your first Amigurumi heart. We provide all materials and expert instruction throughout the class, complemented with a delicious, refreshing non-alcoholic beverage to sip on as you craft. Discover the charming world of Amigurumi with us!
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£42      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Sunday 28 April
Richmond Park - 2pm - 2 Hours
Richmond Art Group
Pauline Angom
Welcome to the world of artistic adventure! Unleash your creativity in our Beginner's Drawing Class, where we'll embark on a journey to unravel the secrets of drawing magic.

Join our skilled instructors as they whisk you through the enchanting realms of drawing fundamentals-perspective, proportion, shading, and composition. But wait, there's more! Dive into the playful world of Mark Making techniques, turning that intimidating blank page into a canvas of endless possibilities.

This class is tailor-made for those starting their creative journey, so fear not if you're a complete beginner. Come join us, and let's turn your artistic aspirations into reality, one stroke at a time!
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£24      
Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 11 May
Richmond Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Richmond Art Group
Pauline Angom
Dive into the vibrant world of abstract art with our Exploring Abstract Art class!

Unleash your creativity as we use various media to reinterpret everyday objects and discover fresh subjects. Explore expressive and abstract representations that breathe life into your artistic vision. Get ready to embark on a journey of 'mark making' techniques, creating dynamic starting points that will evolve into unique masterpieces. Join us in this exciting exploration of abstract expression - where every stroke tells a story!
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£24      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 11 May
Hammersmith - 2pm - 3 Hours
London Crochet Club
Shivani Patel
Dive into the world of crochet, be it you are a complete novice, have taken a hiatus, or are just seeking some guiding hand to perfect those basic stitches. Our class covers essential skills starting from the way to handle your yarn, advancing to formation of stitches that manifest into a classic granny square. We also provide all necessary crochet materials participants would need. To make the whole experience more delightful, enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee during the class. Learn, enjoy and revive the art of crochet with us.
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£46      
Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 25 May
Hammersmith - 2pm - 3 Hours
London Crochet Club
Shivani Patel
Unleash your creativity and master new crochet skills with our premier Amigurumi workshop, the Japanese technique of crafting adorable, crocheted critters. Ideal for anyone who has conquered our Beginners Class, this session will introduce you to the basics, equipping you to start creating your first Amigurumi heart. We provide all materials and expert instruction throughout the class, complemented with a delicious, refreshing non-alcoholic beverage to sip on as you craft. Discover the charming world of Amigurumi with us!
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£42      
Paint a Flower in Acrylic

Paint a Flower in Acrylic

Sunday 26 May
Coventry University - 10am - 2 Hours
Coventry Art Group
Heenna Mohabally
Join us for an enchanting event of floral artistry! Discover the secrets of painting a flower with our expert guidance. Unleash your creativity and immerse yourself in a colorful world of petals and brushstrokes. Don't miss this opportunity to bloom with us!
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£24      

Learn 5 Unique Crochet Stitches Class

Learn 5 Unique Crochet Stitches Class

Saturday 08 June
Hammersmith - 2pm - 3 Hours
London Crochet Club
Shivani Patel
Join the "Learn 5 Unique Crochet Stitches Class" for an enriching and creative experience that opens the door to a world of unique and intricate crochet techniques. This class not only provides a valuable opportunity to diversify one's crochet skills but also fosters a sense of artistic accomplishment. Whether you're a novice or an experienced crocheter, this class offers a supportive and engaging environment to learn, share ideas, and unleash your creativity, allowing you to create stunning, one-of-a-kind crochet projects. Join us to embark on a journey of exploration, innovation, and self-expression through the art of crochet.
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£42      
ABOUT CROYDON
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 Croydon .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Wonderful help about changing angels in photoshoot and shallow DOF
    5/5
    antony
    2023-02-07
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Prachi Chandna
    Over the past few years, Prachi has been diving headfirst into photography, finding joy in capturing everything from sweeping landscapes to the hustle and bustle of city streets. Alongside her personal projects, she's been freelancing, snapping product shots for various clients and adding another layer of creativity to her portfolio.

    Before making her way to London, Prachi was already knee-deep in the world of photography and videography. She even spent some time at Marathon Sports, where she got to flex her skills with brands like Nike and Skechers. Now, as she dives into cinematography at Goldsmiths University, she's exploring new ways to tell stories through visuals, finding moments of peace and reflection behind the lens. For Prachi, photography isn't just a hobby; it's a way to escape and appreciate the world in a whole new light.
    PHOTOS
    Croydon Photography Group
    2024-03-16
    Title or Location:
    Thursley Godalming
    Credit: Diego Riccardi

    Croydon Photography Group
    2024-03-06
    Title or Location: In my fireplace
    I was just cleaning my fireplace and saw the cobwebs inside
    Credit: Maggie
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    Instagram: Statevamargarita
    Croydon Photography Group
    2024-02-06
    Title or Location: Croydon at night

    Credit: Alexander Semkin

    Croydon Photography Group
    2024-02-02
    Title or Location: "Strike a Pose ..." - London West End
    I was out practicing some night exposures before dinner with the family ... I came across this statuesque young lady and raised my camera but she saw me. We laughed and joked, and as I laughed "relaxs" she stuck this pose ... I suspect this is not her first time in front of a lens!(Shot manual GR3iii)
    Credit: Robin Bhairam
    Instagram: Doctor Plod

    Croydon Photography Group
    2024-01-31
    Title or Location: "Online Shopping ...." London West End
    Having taken up photography in my retirement to decompress from what was an extremely stressful and consuming career. I constantly seek new ways to stretch myself for me to see the world. This was an evening where I wanted to focus upon developing night and silhouette composition. Shot manually on a Ricoh GRiii
    Credit: Robin Bhairam
    Instagram: Dr Plod
    Croydon Photography Group
    2024-01-28
    Title or Location: London Tube
    London Tube at weekend.
    Credit: Alexander Semkin

    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
    Wigan Photography Group
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Yarrow valley

    Credit: Ste Freeman
    Instagram: ste_freeman

    Newark Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: The Baltimore Inner Harbor
    Baltimore Harbor, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a historic seaport and a major center for shipping and industry. The harbor is part of the larger Patapsco River and serves as a prominent cultural and economic area within the city. It includes several neighborhoods like Inner Harbor, which is renowned for its restored historic ships, museums, and waterfront attractions such as the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.The Inner Harbor area has been developed extensively since the 1
    Credit: Louis Nesbitt
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nesbytel/

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