BOURNEMOUTH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Sunday 10 March
Bournemouth Square - 11am - 2 Hours
Dipanshu Adlakha
Learn to use intentional motion blur to enhance your photography. We will cover a range of blurring techniques including long exposures, panning and intentional camera movement for artistic purposes. Not all blurry photos are accidents!

Knowing how to control the blur can help lead you to new creative opportunities, expanding your photographic possibilities.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 31 March
Town Centre, Bournemouth - 11am - 3 Hours
Dipanshu Adlakha
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 April
Commercial Road, Bournemouth - 10am - 3 Hours
Alex Alliston
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 02 March
Canon Ln, Chichester - 2pm - 2 Hours
Chichester Photography Group
Jakub Bors
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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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 03 March
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       1 places left
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 09 March
Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu - 2pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Photography Group
Nikki Wileman
Spring photography is a beautiful way to capture the renewal of life that comes with the arrival of spring.

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 Spring season!
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£24      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 16 March
Eastcliff Rd, Shanklin PO37 6AA - 10am - 2 Hours
Isle Of Wight Photography Group
Stuart Byrnes
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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£24      
Developing a Photographer's Eye Meetup

Developing a Photographer's Eye Meetup

Saturday 23 March
Broad St, Old Portsmouth - 10am - 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      
The Nature of Cities Photography Meetup

The Nature of Cities Photography Meetup

Saturday 23 March
Southampton City Centre - 2pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Photography Group
Nikki Wileman
The meetup will be an opportunity to photograph nature in the urban environment; to think about contradiction, contrast and the juxtaposition of the man-made and the naturally (or intentionally) wild. The meetup will encourage a different way of seeing beauty.
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£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 23 March
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
£61      
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Saturday 30 March
Ryde - 10am - 2 Hours
Isle Of Wight Photography Group
Stuart Byrnes
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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£24      
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
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       4 places left

Capturing the Harmony of Nature Meetup

Capturing the Harmony of Nature Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Ackworth Rd, Hilsea - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Photography Group
Jon Mainwaring
In this session we will use a range of photography techniques and styles to capture the beauty of nature as we enter Spring. This will include landscape, nature and macro photography. Depending on the weather at the time we may see Spring flowers, blossom, swans and other wildlife.

No special equipment is required and the session will be suitable for all levels of ability.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 April
Ryde - 10am - 3 Hours
Isle Of Wight Photography Group
Stuart Byrnes
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

Sunday 14 April
Canon Ln, Chichester - 10am - 2 Hours
Chichester Photography Group
Jakub Bors
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Corner to Corner (C2C)

Corner to Corner (C2C)

Saturday 02 March
The Polygon - 10am - 3 Hours
Southampton Crochet Club
Radhika Taneja
Dive into the delightful world of Corner-to-Corner Crochet (C2C), where you'll embark on a creative journey starting from one corner and working your way diagonally to the other. It's not just crochet, it's crafting magic!

In this class, we'll unravel the secrets of C2C, teaching you the art of weaving small 'blocks' into beautiful designs, all while embracing the soothing rhythm of crochet. Imagine bringing any image to life with just your hook and yarn, following a graph that guides your stitches.

By the end of our session, you'll not only have mastered this technique but also crafted your very own C2C heart sampler. Get ready to stitch your dreams into reality and let your creativity run wild! Join us and let the yarn adventure begin!
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£42      
Beginner's Watercolor Class: Brushes and Strokes

Beginner's Watercolor Class: Brushes and Strokes

Saturday 09 March
Southampton City Centre - 12pm - 2 Hours
Southampton Watercolour Group
Ammarah Sajid
Embark on an engaging artistic journey with us as we delve into the world of brush strokes and the intricate nuances of color transitions. During this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to grasp the following key concepts:

Fundamentals of color
Techniques for shading
Exploration of secondary, primary, and tertiary colors

By the end of the day, you'll not only acquire valuable skills but also leave with a unique masterpiece crafted by your own hands! Join us for a day of creativity and self-expression.
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£24      
Beginner's Class: Sketching Fundamentals

Beginner's Class: Sketching Fundamentals

Sunday 10 March
HM Naval Base - 10am - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Art Group
Evie Smith
In this class, we will explore the basics of Sketching 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      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 16 March
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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£42       4 places left
Amigurumi Bird Class

Amigurumi Bird Class

Saturday 30 March
The Polygon - 10am - 3 Hours
Southampton Crochet Club
Radhika Taneja
Discover the charming art of amigurumi, a delightful Japanese craft that brings to life intricately crocheted and knitted stuffed toys. We invite you to join a cozy gathering where you can learn to create your very own crochet amigurumi bird. This hands-on experience is perfect for crafters looking to expand their skills or for beginners eager to embark on a new hobby. Connect with fellow enthusiasts and enjoy the satisfaction of crafting a miniature feathered friend to call your own.
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£42      
Canoe Lake on Canvas

Canoe Lake on Canvas

Saturday 30 March
Canoe Lake - 12pm - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Watercolour Group
Prazvi Pahwa
Immerse yourself in the picturesque beauty of Portsmouth's Canoe Lake during two-hour personalised art event. Under the guidance of our instructor, participants will explore how to capture the light and mood of their surroundings into their artwork. No prior experience is needed, as this event is designed for both experienced artists and beginners alike.
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£24      

Corner to Corner (C2C)

Corner to Corner (C2C)

Saturday 13 April
The Polygon - 10am - 3 Hours
Southampton Crochet Club
Radhika Taneja
Corner-to-corner crochet, or C2C, is a fun and relaxing crochet technique where you begin in one corner and work small ‘blocks' along the diagonal to the other corner. Working this technique means that you can create almost any image by using a graph containing the image that you want to crochet. By the end of class you will be able to make a C2C heart sampler.
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£42      
Painting Southsea Beach

Painting Southsea Beach

Sunday 21 April
Southsea - 12pm - 2 Hours
Portsmouth Watercolour Group
Prazvi Pahwa
This is an art event where artists of all skill levels gather at Southsea to create and showcase their artwork inspired by the picturesque coastal scenery. Participants bring their own painting supplies and spend the day capturing the beauty of the beach through their own unique styles and perspectives.
A fun and relaxing opportunity for artists to come together and discover the various techniques needed to create a stunning watercolour landscape
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£24      
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      

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
    Alex Alliston
    Growing up in a culturally diverse area of South East London aided in cultivating Alex's interests in Fashion, Streetwear, youth culture and music. Landing his first assistant job at 19, directly after being an in-house photographer at a skateboard company, he began assisting on fashion and advertisement shoots for both stills/ video teams in London. Working in this environment he gained valuable experience and insight into the industry. He has a particular interest in curating photographic projects and have worked on several creative collaborations with artists and designers. Having been described as a workhorse with unwavering determination has given him a reputation for getting a job done.

    Alex Alliston is available for private bookings

    Portraits
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    PHOTOS
    Bournemouth Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Poole Park
    The one unhappy robin waiting with me until the wind will calm down.
    Credit: Monika Ma&322kowska

    Bournemouth Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Bournemouth beach (lone surfer)
    The surf had gone for the day and this surfer was enjoying her quiet time with the sunset
    Credit: Craig Blake
    Instagram: vicphotos72
    Bournemouth Photography Group
    2024-02-11
    Title or Location: The Old Boys Motorcycle Workshop & Cafe
    Taken from one of Bournemouths fantastic little gems, This motorcycle workshop is found down at the back of the venue were you can enjoy a Guinness, have your haircut and enjoy some live music while waiting for your breakfast to be cooked!Taken on Sony A7r ii, Viltrox 24mm 1.8, no flash.
    Credit: Matthew Dutton
    Instagram: matthew_dutton_media

    Bournemouth Photography Group
    2024-02-02
    Title or Location: Blood Sunrise
    An interesting sunrise where instead of the typical pink sky, the sky was a dark red.
    Credit: Aleasha Trehane
    Instagram: Photography_strawbz

    Bournemouth Photography Group
    2024-01-24
    Title or Location: The longest wave taken at Hengistbury head
    I was inspired to capture this image as it has multiple layers of colour with a lovely wave in the foreground backlit by an orange sun
    Credit: John mallon
    Bournemouth Photography Group
    2024-01-10
    Title or Location: Christchurch near The River Stour from the bypass
    My 16 year old took this on his way back from college yesterday.It was too good not to share, I definitely cannot take credit for this one.
    Credit: Sarah Payne
    Instagram: sez.lou.p

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian

    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc
    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton

    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca
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