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Upcoming Events

Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Katharine St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Simon Olawale
Discover the vibrant pulse of urban life through the lens of your camera. Dive into a world bustling with people, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, and art installations. Our guided session is centered around the power of observation, the cornerstone of exceptional street photography. We will introduce you to simple, yet effective methods designed to enhance your ability to 'see' and appreciate the myriad of details that bring a city to life.

This session places a special emphasis on the art of capturing candid moments. Learn the rewarding skill of approaching interesting subjects, engaging with them, and capturing their essence in a manner that respects their spirit and willingness to be part of your artistry.

Moreover, we'll delve into the technical aspects essential to street photography. From understanding the best settings and focusing techniques to selecting the appropriate lens, our aim is to equip you with the knowledge to seize those fleeting, serendipitous moments that only street photography can offer.

Join us to refine your photography skills and see the urban landscape in a new, illuminating light.
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£24      

Nearby Photography Groups

Get Creative Photography Class

Get Creative Photography Class

Saturday 02 March
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       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 02 March
Lambeth - 10am - 3 Hours
Bromley Photography Group
Parthepan Kugadason
Unlock the true potential of your photography skills by mastering manual camera settings. This informative event offers a comprehensive breakdown of key components such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, teaching you how to balance these elements to achieve perfect exposure. Enhance your learning experience as you apply these concepts in a dynamic setting under the mentorship of an experienced professional photographer. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your photographic prowess beyond automatic modes. Join our hands-on session and take the first step towards capturing the shots you've always envisioned.
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£61      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 02 March
London, Canary Wharf - 10:30am - 2 Hours
South London Photography Group
Shona Goolab
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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£24      

On the Road Meetup

On the Road Meetup

Sunday 03 March
Hyde Park, London - 2pm - 2 Hours
West London Photography Group
Amaan Ali
This session will be looking at highways and roads to photograph what is right in front of you every day you travel. We will also combine motion blur with traffic and create some unique street / road scenes.

We will not only learn the techniques to capture breathtaking pictures but also discuss what makes photography so special as an art form.
You can ask any sort of questions related to the philosophy of art and photography.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
Archway Road - 11am - 3 Hours
North London Photography Group
Matteo Patocchi
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      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 16 March
Hampstead, North London - 9am - 2.5 Hours
North London Photography Group
Richard Treister
Unearth the hidden truths and deeper meanings in monochromatic frames in a comprehensive two-hour tutorial on black and white photography. We'll guide you through the nuances that make a B&W photo stand out and show you the techniques essential to capture impactful black and white images.

Round off your learning experience with an exciting hands-on session. In the final thirty minutes, we will delve into the fascinating world of post-processing. You will learn how to uplift your raw images into dynamic masterpieces on platforms like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Ignite your passion for this timeless art form with us.
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£24      

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 16 March
King William Walk, SE10 9HU - 2pm - 2 Hours
Greenwich Photography Group
Kaio Venturin
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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£24      
The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 16 March
Regent Street - 7pm - 2 Hours
North London Photography Group
Matteo Patocchi
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 30 March
Streatham Common - South London - 10am - 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.
book now
£61      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 06 April
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 06 April
Archway Road - 11am - 3 Hours
North London Photography Group
Matteo Patocchi
Embark on a journey into the world of digital photography with our Beginner's Guide to Digital Photography course, tailored for novices equipped with a Digital SLR or mirrorless camera seeking mastery over their equipment. Delve into both the theory and practical aspects of photography in an interactive learning environment complemented by outdoor exercises and manageable assignments woven throughout each session.

Gain comprehensive knowledge and skills to confidently navigate your digital camera's features and settings. The course will illuminate essential photography principles, enabling participants to craft well-exposed images by understanding the interplay of Aperture, Shutter speed, and ISO.

Rest assured, regardless of your camera brand, the foundational concepts remain universal, even as our expert instructor brings their Nikon experience to the table. Ready to take command of your camera and capture the world as never before? Join us for a transformative experience in digital photography.
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£61      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 13 April
Inverforth Cl - 11am - 2 Hours
North London Photography Group
Matteo Patocchi
Join us for an engaging photography meet-up focused on the art of capturing stunning natural light portraits. Delve into the techniques of identifying and harnessing flattering light in outdoor settings for that perfect shot. Together, we'll learn how to work in harmony with our subjects to create images that truly reflect their individual essence and style.

Discover the secrets of posing, making your subject comfortable, and drawing out their natural charisma. We'll also cover key technical aspects such as precise focusing and expertly metering skin tones to ensure your portraits radiate with life and authenticity.

With a model present throughout the session, you'll have ample opportunity to practice your newfound skills and leave with a portfolio of beautiful, naturally-lit portraits. Join us to elevate your portrait photography to new heights.
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£24      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 02 March
Richmond Park - 8am - 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      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 02 March
Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Bournemouth Art Group
Anna Herpels
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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£24      
Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 02 March
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

Saturday 09 March
Dane Hills - 10am - 2 Hours
Leicester Art Group
Aliase Bite
Unleash Your Inner Artist with Our Drawing Adventure!

Get ready to embark on a creative journey like no other in our Drawing Class! Whether you're a budding artist or haven't touched a pencil in years, this class is designed to ignite your artistic spark and equip you with the skills to craft breathtaking artwork.

Our seasoned instructors are here to demystify the art of drawing, taking you through the exciting basics like perspective, proportion, shading, and composition. But that's not all - we'll dive into the world of Mark Making techniques, turning that blank page into a canvas of limitless possibilities!

No experience? No problem! This class is tailor-made for complete beginners, so you'll fit right in and thrive in our welcoming and encouraging atmosphere.

So, don't wait! Join us for a Drawing Class that promises creativity, fun, and the chance to bring your artistic visions to life!
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£24      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 09 March
Shaftesbury Square - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Belfast Art Group
Erin McManus
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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£32      
Paint a Flower in Acrylic

Paint a Flower in Acrylic

Sunday 10 March
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      

Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 16 March
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 16 March
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       5 places left
Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 23 March
Dane Hills - 10am - 2 Hours
Leicester Art Group
Aliase Bite
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      

Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 23 March
Smithfield and Union - 11am - 2 Hours
Belfast Art Group
Erin McManus
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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£32      
Seascape Painting

Seascape Painting

Sunday 24 March
Coventry Memorial Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Coventry Art Group
Heenna Mohabally
Dive into the mesmerizing world of seascape painting! Join us for an unforgettable journey as we capture the beauty and tranquility of the ocean on canvas. Let the rhythm of the waves inspire your brushstrokes and unleash your inner artist. Don't miss out on this opportunity to create your own masterpiece.
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£24      
Portrait Drawing Basics

Portrait Drawing Basics

Saturday 30 March
Richmond Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Richmond Art Group
Pauline Angom
Get ready to unleash your artistic talents in our Portrait Drawing Basics class!

Join us for an exciting session where we'll delve into essential drawing techniques for portraiture. These skills will not only sharpen your foundation but also prove invaluable for tackling more intricate and challenging portrait projects in the future. Let's bring those portraits to life with a splash of creativity and a dash of skill - it's time to make your artistry shine!
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£24      

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
    Simon Olawale
    Hi people, I'm Simon a freelance artist mainly concerned with graphic design and photography. My main passions centre around the daily occurrences of local communities and find documentation a vital part of our existence as developing societies. Please join in and let capture some great moments.
    PHOTOS
    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
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    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

    Croydon Photography Group
    2024-01-24
    Title or Location: Richmond Park
    I just saw this tree, and just decided to take the photo! It was looking alone, somehow?
    Credit: Maggie Y
    Croydon Photography Group
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    Title or Location: Tooting Common
    I am always drawn to reflections. The puddles around this bench after a heavy rain fall supply endless inspiration.
    Credit: James Metherell

    Colchester Photography Group
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    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
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    Facebook: Photography by Richard March

    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd

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