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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Surrey Road - 1pm - 3 Hours
Peter Fada Osiughwu
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       5 places left
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 16 June
Sea Road - 5pm - 2 Hours
Rooh Yaseen
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 25 May
The New Forest - 10am - 2 Hours
Southampton Photography Group
Michael Edwards
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.


Images are subjective, and this is what makes them so powerful - to you. Embrace that magic by breaking all of the rules :)
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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      
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.
book now
£61      

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      
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      

50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

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

Flower Photography Meetup

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

Beginners Photography Class

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

Colors of Autumn Photography

Colors of Autumn Photography

Saturday 12 October
Canon Ln, Chichester - 3pm - 2 Hours
Chichester Photography Group
Jakub Bors
Autumn photography offers a beautiful way to capture the incredible colors this season has to offer.

Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We'll be looking at composition, focus and colour in this Autumn season!
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£26      
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday 02 November
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.
book now
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 03 November
Canon Ln, Chichester - 2pm - 3 Hours
Chichester Photography Group
Jakub Bors
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 Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 01 June
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 instructor 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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£26      
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      
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!
book now
£26      

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 29 June
Westover Road, Bournemouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Bournemouth Art Group
Anna Herpels
If you love all things nature, this is the art class for you! In this class, we will be conducting primary observation studies of flowers and plants. You will get the chance to admire plants and flowers up close and learn how to confidently create inspired drawings with pencil and fineliner pens. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of drawing the beautiful plants and flowers that nature has to offer. We will cover topics such as simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and using colours to enhance your drawings. This is a perfect opportunity for both beginners and more experienced artists alike to meet up and create art in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Our friendly instructors will provide guidance, helpful feedback, and support along the way, to generate new ideas for your art practice, and collaborate in a like-minded space. Join us in the wonderful outdoors to create your very own unique pieces and develop your drawing skills!
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£26      
Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Saturday 13 July
Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Bournemouth Art Group
Anna Herpels
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" colour and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolour-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the garden with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting.
You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the exercises, and artwork and have some takeaway homework with the learned technique. All levels and experiences are welcome.
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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      
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      
Blossoming Brushstrokes: Watercolour Painting in Nature

Blossoming Brushstrokes: Watercolour Painting in Nature

Sunday 28 July
Southampton City Centre - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Watercolour Group
Ammarah Sajid
Embark on a journey of creativity and inspiration with "Blossoming Brushstrokes: Watercolor Painting in Nature." Over the course of two hours, you'll be guided through the captivating realm of floral and nature painting, allowing you to express your artistic vision amidst the serene beauty of the garden. Under expert tutelage, you'll learn the techniques of composition, merging traditional and contemporary methods to craft exquisite watercolor pieces. Whether you're an experienced artist or simply drawn to the wonders of nature, this session welcomes individuals of all skill levels to connect, explore, and create together. With all materials provided except your personal painting travel kit and smartphone, come join us for an enriching and unforgettable experience in botanical artistry.
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£26      

ABOUT BOURNEMOUTH
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 Bournemouth .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Great tuition. Taruun explained things really clearly, then talked us through practical examples. I now have a much better understanding of leading lines, (especially where to place the camera), and filling the frame. My biggest takeaway was using low angles to create interesting images - something I'll definitely be using. I really enjoyed the morning and also Taruun's thorough but relaxed teaching style.
    5/5
    Carolyn
    2023-10-30
    Very good session - learnt a lot
    5/5
    Sharon
    2023-10-30
    A very good and informative event. I finally understood the "Rule of Thirds" tip! Taruun is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and involving. I always look forward to his sessions
    5/5
    Dominic
    2023-06-19

    The session was very interesting and enjoyable. Some stuff I already knew but I learned lots of new things. The tutor, Taruun, was very knowledgeable, helpful, and easy to get on with.
    5/5
    Vladan
    2023-06-19
    This was an excellent event, Taruun was incredibly knowledgable and also very talented as a photographer. He has a great instructional and delivery manner, a naturally engaging teacher, and we were blessed to have someone so enthusiastic to share this knowledge. We were taught some excellent tips and techniques, I do already have some photography experience and I took away a good few pearls of wisdom. Very worthwhile, good atmosphere, first class in my opinion!
    5/5
    Julian
    2023-06-05
    Taruun was very knowledgeable and engaging with great enthusiasm. He explained everything very clearly and revealed some functions that I didn't know existed on smart phones!
    5/5
    Dominic
    2023-02-06

    Fun, interesting & informative. A good morning out.
    5/5
    Steve
    2023-01-24
    He was very knowledgeable. I hope he continues as an instructor
    5/5
    Mark
    2023-01-09
    Taruun was a wonderful host - he was very welcoming, informative, and encouraging. He suggested ways I could improve my photos, and was genuinely interested in helping me. I had a fantastic time!
    5/5
    Charlie
    2022-12-12

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Peter Fada Osiughwu
    Peter Fada is an entrepreneur, filmmaker, Photographer and a creative innovator with about two decades of works spanning several fields. Peter Fada is a talented film Director and Producer whose attention to details has been praised by movie goers and personnel who have worked with him. He is a filmmaker whose style of film making is more of modern day African expressionism and social realism. His works usually highlight trending social issues which are sometimes addressed in a satirical way just like in "Police post" or addressed by a direct approach as seen in "A life called tears and SOJA
    Rooh Yaseen
    Rooh is an enthusiastic photographer & filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. His mission is to create engaging visual stories that have a measurable impact. Drawing on their technical expertise & experience working for top media companies such as Discovery Channel India and National Geographic India, complemented by his master's degree in Cinematography for film and Television, he strives to collaborate with a team of professionals and non-professionals who share his values of mutual respect, continual learning, sustainability, and professional growth.

    Rooh Yaseen is available for private bookings

    I am available on most weekends for tutoring, portraits, short and long form films ( idea to post production), documentaries and events.

    PHOTOS
    Bournemouth Photography Group
    2024-05-11
    Title or Location: Bluebell wood in Iford meadow
    Walking home after a photography walk with the dog I came across this image opportunity to capture these stunning Bluebells.
    Credit: John mallon

    Bournemouth Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: London
    I was on a moving bus. Thanks to my Canon 70-200mm F2.8 with 2X extender.
    Credit: Akshay Manu
    Facebook: akkidilbar
    Instagram: posterbug
    Bournemouth Photography Group
    2024-05-05
    Title or Location: Pamphill, Dorset
    I visit Pamphill most days with my camera and there is such an abundance of birds and wildlife there, It really is a beautiful place to visit and often overlooked. I often see this woodpecker around and after being desperate to photograph one for some time, the opportunity came up a couple of weeks ago as I spotted him on this fallen tree only a few feet away from me.
    Credit: By Sophie Photography
    Facebook: @bysophiephotography.co.uk
    Instagram: @bysophiephotography

    Bournemouth Photography Group
    2024-04-27
    Title or Location: Eyeworth pond, New forest Hampshire
    It was early morning on Wednesday and we set out to the forest and setup our Lenscoat photography beanbag and gimbal fitted to the Discovery car door attached the Canon 5D Mk 4 and a Canon Super Telephoto L Series Lense F4 500mm prime, put out food and sat quietly and patiently for two hrs in that time the Mandarin drakes came out and put on a spectacular show on the rail fencing for us this is one of those images.
    Credit: Trevor Staddon
    Facebook: Trev Stadd

    Bournemouth Photography Group
    2024-04-26
    Title or Location: Swanage
    Beautiful view from hike to St. Aldhems Chapel
    Credit: Ann Tom
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anntom0?igsh=bXgxN3ptdzVteGRv
    Bournemouth Photography Group
    2024-04-19
    Title or Location: Sandbanks, Poole ,Dorset.
    I love to walk along the seafront. Today was a beautiful day and as I had already walked 6 miles I thought I take a break and see what passed through. I took a few frames but this was the best composed. Fujifilm X-t5, 16mm f2.8 @ f8, 1/750 ISO 200. Shot at 10:48Post processing was with Kevin Mullings presets (Bowen)
    Credit: Colin Bateley
    Instagram: Gusbateley

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez
    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/

    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples
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