PLYMOUTH
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Upcoming Events

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 25 May
Devonport - 11am - 2 Hours
Caleb Williams
This session will encourage you to get up close and personal with nature. Workshop participants will be shown how to frame their images to maximise detail, pattern and colour. Our setting will be in a park, which is bursting with colourful floral subjects at this time of year. We will learn about being 'intentional' in our photography - looking deeply - as opposed to just snapping. New and intermediate photographers will gain knowledge of how aperture and focal length can be used in combination to create well-composed, vivid shots of nature. Making foreground elements stand out (while turning the background into soft, dreamy blur) will also be explained. If your creative self-expression embraces petals, buds, and blooms this session will be very much for you. Indulge your inner "horticulturist", and spend some time with your camera in blossoming nature !
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£24      
Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Saturday 22 June
The Hoe - 11am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
You have it your hands, that wonderful new DSLR camera with all of its mysterious dials & buttons. Now it is time to learn to use it properly ! There is a lot to learn about photography & each new new phase of knowledge delivers more control to the photographer ! This 3 hour session will ease you into familiarity with your camera and will suit beginners and any intermediate photographers who feel like a refresher. In this session we will cover creative camera basics, including composition, framing and perspective. You will also learn how shutter speed, aperture & iso combine to produce a correctly exposed image. Above all it will be fun ! There will be lots to photograph and enjoy, as we move around and explore both landscape and architectural features of the area !
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£67      
Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Saturday 06 July
The Hoe - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
You have it your hands, that wonderful new DSLR camera with all of its mysterious dials & buttons. Now it is time to learn to use it properly ! There is a lot to learn about photography & each new new phase of knowledge delivers more control to the photographer ! This 3 hour session will ease you into familiarity with your camera and will suit beginners and any intermediate photographers who feel like a refresher. In this session we will cover creative camera basics, including composition, framing and perspective. You will also learn how shutter speed, aperture & iso combine to produce a correctly exposed image. Above all it will be fun ! There will be lots to photograph and enjoy, as we move around and explore both landscape and architectural features of the area !
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£67       5 places left

Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 20 July
The Hoe - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
This workshop will equip you with the skills & confidence to undertake portrait photography outdoors. You will learn best times of day to take natural light portraits, which lenses and camera settings to use & how to pose subjects in a flattering way in order to avoid glare and harsh shadows. You will learn about neutral and textured backgrounds, and techniques involving "wide apertures". Wide aperture portrait photography is a style many professional photographers use to create soft, dreamy backgrounds or "bokeh" effects while the main subject stays sharply in focus. Locations such as the Belvedere Wedding Cake and Plymouth Citadel will be used for this session. These places offer a mix of openness & shelter: they will allow us to incorporate sun, shade, and architectural elements into portraits. This will be a fun creative class, in a great setting.
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£67      
Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Saturday 03 August
The Hoe - 11am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
You have it your hands, that wonderful new DSLR camera with all of its mysterious dials & buttons. Now it is time to learn to use it properly ! There is a lot to learn about photography & each new new phase of knowledge delivers more control to the photographer ! This 3 hour session will ease you into familiarity with your camera and will suit beginners and any intermediate photographers who feel like a refresher. In this session we will cover creative camera basics, including composition, framing and perspective. You will also learn how shutter speed, aperture & iso combine to produce a correctly exposed image. Above all it will be fun ! There will be lots to photograph and enjoy, as we move around and explore both landscape and architectural features of the area !
book now
£67      
Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Saturday 28 September
Royal William Rd - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
Learn how to use natural light to advantage when working on outdoors black & white portraits. This workshop will take place in the historical setting. The old master painters had a special word - chiaroscuro -(meaning light-dark) for the dramatic quality of shadow in portraits. This concept, as it relates to black and white portraiture, will be fully explained. The importance of 'catch lights' in eyes & 'bokeh' (for dreamy, soft backgrounds) will also be addressed, as will the advantage of shooting in "open shade". Portraits will be taken with black and white conversion in mind, but can also be enjoyed in colour as well. The textured, stone walls and arcaded walkways in the venue will offer an atmospheric setting for this workshop!
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£67      

Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Sunday 01 December
Royal William Rd - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
Learn how to use natural light to advantage when working on outdoors black & white portraits. This workshop will take place in the historical setting. The old master painters had a special word - chiaroscuro -(meaning light-dark) for the dramatic quality of shadow in portraits. This concept, as it relates to black and white portraiture, will be fully explained. The importance of 'catch lights' in eyes & 'bokeh' (for dreamy, soft backgrounds) will also be addressed, as will the advantage of shooting in "open shade". Portraits will be taken with black and white conversion in mind, but can also be enjoyed in colour as well. The textured, stone walls and arcaded walkways in the venue will offer an atmospheric setting for this workshop!
book now
£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

Learn Photography for Beginners

Learn Photography for Beginners

Saturday 22 June
Exeter Quay - 11am - 3 Hours
Exeter Photography Group
Kevin Hind
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       5 places left
Learn Photography for Beginners

Learn Photography for Beginners

Saturday 14 September
Exeter Quay - 11am - 3 Hours
Exeter Photography Group
Kevin Hind
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      
Learn Photography for Beginners

Learn Photography for Beginners

Saturday 19 October
Exeter Quay - 11am - 3 Hours
Exeter Photography Group
Kevin Hind
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

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 25 May
Canal Banks - 11am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
Join our "Drawing Plants and Trees" workshop to learn sketching, value play, and composition techniques! Led by a pro, this 2-hour session is perfect for all skill levels. Bring your materials and meet fellow artists for a creative journey into botanical art.
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£26      
Sculpting Elegance: Nude Figure Drawing Meetup

Sculpting Elegance: Nude Figure Drawing Meetup

Saturday 25 May
East End - 1pm - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
Step into a realm of artistic expression at the indoor "Sculpting Elegance: Nude Figure Drawing Meetup." Delve into the intricacies of the male form as our nude model poses for your inspiration. With a focus on detail and technique, participants will have the opportunity to refine their drawing skills in a comfortable, climate-controlled environment. Please note that due to the mature content, participation is restricted to individuals aged 18 and above, ensuring a mature and respectful atmosphere for all. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the art of figure drawing.
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£26      
Beginners Watercolour Class

Beginners Watercolour Class

Saturday 08 June
Hoe Road, Plymouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Watercolour Group
Abigail White
We'll be trying out some basic watercolour techniques; wet on wet, wet on dry, building colour and creating texture! We'll end on trying a seascape using these techniques.
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£26       5 places left

Urban Sketch Meetup

Urban Sketch Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Plymouth Hoe - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
Dive into the world of urban sketching with our guided drawing session, tailor-made for enthusiasts eager to bring cityscapes to life on paper. Embrace the art of pen sketching and master the techniques of perspective drawing, enabling you to depict the dynamic urban environment as you see it. Join us for an immersive experience where your creativity can flourish among the buzz of the city.
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£24      
Nature Sketch

Nature Sketch

Saturday 08 June
Canal Banks - 11am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
This meet-up is for people who are interested in sketching nature scenes by using a ink pen (fountain, thin marker, calligraphy pen and ink) or a pencil (sanguine, graphite, charcoal). Learn how to draw perspective drawing with a pen, observing dark and light; learning from watching and listening, engaging our senses.
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£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 22 June
Northernhay Place - 11am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
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; how to observe and understand the object you are drawing.
Perfect for complete beginners.
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£26      

Tree Drawing Meetup

Tree Drawing Meetup

Saturday 29 June
Alma Road, Plymouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
We will delve into the fascinating world of drawing trees, exploring not only their basic shapes but also delving into the intricate nuances of shading and detailing that can truly elevate your artistic creations. Our focus will be on understanding the fundamental elements that constitute a tree's form, allowing you to grasp the essence of its structure. As we progress, we will unlock the secrets of shading techniques, enabling you to add depth, dimension, and a touch of realism to your tree illustrations. From the delicate interplay of light and shadow to the fine details that breathe life into your sketches, this class aims to provide you with the skills and insights needed to make your trees come alive on paper. Join us on this artistic journey, where each stroke and shading technique will contribute to making your trees visually captivating and distinctly unique.
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£24      
Floral Watercolour Painting

Floral Watercolour Painting

Saturday 06 July
Northernhay Place - 11am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
In this workshop, we will explore the art of drawing plants and flowers. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of drawing various plants and flowers. We will cover topics such as simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and using colours to enhance your drawings. You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful plant and flower drawings. Our instructor will provide feedback and guidance along the way, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.
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£26      
Tonal Drawing Meetup

Tonal Drawing Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Beaumont - 12pm - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
Join the "Tonal Drawing Meetup" focused on creating detailed, realistic drawings of an eye for an enriching artistic experience. This meetup offers a unique opportunity to hone tonal drawing skills, mastering the intricacies of light and shadow to capture the depth and emotion of the human eye. Through this specialized session, participants can refine their techniques, explore new artistic perspectives, and engage with like-minded individuals passionate about the art of drawing. Joining this meetup promises to be both inspiring and educational, providing participants with valuable insights and practical skills to enhance their artistic journey.
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£24      

Mandala Art Meetup

Mandala Art Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Beaumont - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating beautiful and intricate mandala designs, along with a mixture of art, colouring and mindfulness meditation.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of drawing mandalas, while focusing on our mindfulness, all while focusing on the different elements that make up these stunning circular designs. We will cover topics such as symmetry, patterns, and repetition, and provide you with step-by-step instructions to create your own mandalas.

You will learn techniques for creating intricate designs using simple shapes and patterns, including using rulers and compasses to create precise circles and lines.

A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. Traditionally, a mandala is a geometric design or pattern that represents the cosmos or deities in various heavenly worlds.
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£26      
Painting the Canal

Painting the Canal

Saturday 20 July
Canal Banks - 11am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
Come join us for a creative escapade by the tranquil canal! Delve into the serene ambiance as we gather for a 2-hour art meetup, "Painting the Canal." Embrace the picturesque scenery and let your artistic instincts flow freely onto canvas. Whether you're a seasoned painter or just beginning your artistic journey, this event promises an inspiring experience for all. Unwind, connect with fellow art enthusiasts, and let the vibrant hues of the canal spark your imagination. All skill levels are welcome!
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£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 03 August
Northernhay Place - 10am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
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; how to observe and understand the object you are drawing.
Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
£26      

ABOUT PLYMOUTH
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 Plymouth .

  • 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.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    It was a great morning! Very informative and the tutor, Caleb, was encouraging, knowledgable and supportive. It was great to have a couple of hours simply to immerse yourself in photography. I had never done Abstract photography before and loved it!
    5/5
    Pat
    2024-05-06
    It was very helpful to learn more about portrait photography, receive advice that was specific to my photographic ability, and experiment with different locations and camera settings.
    5/5
    Thomas
    2023-09-19
    I thought it was really good. I learnt a lot.
    5/5
    Victoria
    2023-09-18

    A great event, lots of information,Caleb was friendly and professional. If you need to learn about your camera and the technical details of how things work than this event would be great for you.
    5/5
    Elaine
    2023-09-08
    Really enjoyed the session and gave me loads to think about to improve my technique.
    5/5
    Tracy
    2023-06-06
    Fantastic experience Suitable for beginner
    4/5
    Soe
    2023-04-11

    There was only 3 of us, I felt this was a benefit as we had more time one to one. I would recommend this course
    5/5
    Diane
    2023-04-11
    Really enjoyed it and got alot from it Would have been nice too have a handout to help with the explanation and as a reference for when I got home
    4/5
    Craig
    2023-04-11
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Caleb Williams
    Caleb Williams is a professionally trained photographer, with 6 years industry experience. His published work in print media and online platforms includes fashion editorials, book covers, headshots & food photos. He enjoys teaching and watching students learn. He was born in the UK, but worked for many years in Australia. Before enrolling to study commercial photography at the Canberra Institute of Technology in 2014 Caleb worked as a curator and museum manager in Sydney. For Caleb photography has a technical and intuitive side. He believes the camera is capable of magic in the right hands and wants his classes to be relaxed, enjoyable and informative.
    PHOTOS
    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-05-16
    Title or Location:
    Taken on a day out with Caleb in Plymouth focussing on floral photography.Taken with Canon EOS 250D, 1/100 sec, f1.5, ISO 400I chose a spot where the flowers where in shade as the sun was very bright that day which meant I had to sacrifice ISO for slower shutter speed. I was experimenting with shallow depth of field.I confess the water drops came from a misting bottle I always carry with me!Further images at https://pennyframpton.smugmug.com/
    Credit: Penny Frampton

    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-05-07
    Title or Location: Devil's Point, Plymouth
    The first gorgeously sunny day in Plymouth for a while resulted in this photo celebrating the ripples on the sea and the varied colours and patterns created on the water.
    Credit: Becca Kelly
    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-05-07
    Title or Location: Devil's Point, Plymouth
    This was taken on the recent Abstract Photography by the Sea course and is a photograph of the sun and the ripples on the water and the rocks within a rock pool.Taken on Canon R7, Canon 24-105 lens @ 132 mm, F6.4, 1/500 sec. ISO 125
    Credit: Pat Baggott

    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-05-06
    Title or Location: Bristol Zoo Project
    A day out for the Mother's birthday at The Bristol Zoo Project. Took the posh camera. First time seeing Gelada's and enjoyed how photogenic they were against the cloudy sky.
    Credit: Lucy Train

    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-05-05
    Title or Location: Devil's Point, Plymouth
    This was taken looking into the rock pools around Devil's Point. I love the coral and grey colours and the way the sunlight on the water made beautiful patterns.I was taking part in a photography course entitled Abstract Photography by the Sea. I have never done abstract photography before, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience.The photograph was taken on a Canon R7 Camera with a 24-105 lens in manual
    Credit: Pat Baggott
    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-04-12
    Title or Location: At home
    Photo was taken at home on a wet day! I was playing around with water droplets and suspended a thread between two tiny clamps and put water droplets with a little glycerine added onto the thread and then photographed the front cover of a book though the water droplets.Canon Camera with Canon EF-S 10-22 mm lens @F8, 105mm, ISO 400 0.6 sec exposure.
    Credit: Pat Baggott

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto

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