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Upcoming Events

Winter Light Photography

Winter Light Photography

Sunday 03 March
Devonport - 11am - 3 Hours
Caleb Williams
Nature has something to offer in every season. In the winter its the stark poetry of trees, the soft light, and the atmospheric shapes of clouds. Winter allows us to compose our images thoughtfully. Shadows and glimmers, the mulch of fallen leaves, the texture of a bare branch: all these things can become strong compositions. This workshop will provide deeper understanding of aperture, iso and shutter speed as we experiment with different styles of shooting. We will create a landscape 'story' - composed from still-life and large ensemble elements. Come and enjoy a photography walk in crisp winter air and experience this magical season in the park.
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£61       5 places left
Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Sunday 24 March
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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£61       5 places left
Abstract Photography by the Sea

Abstract Photography by the Sea

Saturday 06 April
Admiralty Rd, Stonehouse - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Caleb Williams
Abstract photography by the sea, a chance to pursue art for art's sake and photograph the world as an artist would!

This workshop will focus on colours, patterns, and textures around the shoreline . If you enjoy looking at shimmering reflections, the tangled forms of seaweed, or at shell encrusted rocks, this workshop may be for you. You will be encouraged to really look - to find the poetry in simple things - while avoiding visual cliche. Come and refine your photographic vision in a relaxed setting by the sea!
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£24      

Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Saturday 20 April
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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£61       4 places left
Abstract Photography by the Sea

Abstract Photography by the Sea

Saturday 04 May
Admiralty Rd, Stonehouse - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Caleb Williams
Abstract photography by the sea, a chance to pursue art for art's sake and photograph the world as an artist would!

This workshop will focus on colours, patterns, and textures around the shoreline . If you enjoy looking at shimmering reflections, the tangled forms of seaweed, or at shell encrusted rocks, this workshop may be for you. You will be encouraged to really look - to find the poetry in simple things - while avoiding visual cliche. Come and refine your photographic vision in a relaxed setting by the sea!
book now
£24      
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 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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£61      

Nearby Photography Groups

Seaside Town Photography Tour

Seaside Town Photography Tour

Saturday 16 March
Sidmouth - 11am - 2 Hours
Exeter Photography Group
Kevin Hind
This theme will take you through a seaside town capturing the essence of a small town along with some seascape.

This will include seascape photography along with street photography, architecture, abstract and landscape

Open to all levels, join us and bring a friend!
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£24      
Getting Off Auto Mode Photography Class

Getting Off Auto Mode Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
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 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      

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.
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£61      
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.
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£61      

Other Nearby Groups

Drawing and Painting Landscape

Drawing and Painting Landscape

Saturday 09 March
Wonford - 3pm - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Lily Ajavon
The focus of this two-hour structured session is drawing and painting the view around us. 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 sketch and capture multiple subjects in the scenery with ink and wash technique.

You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the valley park 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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£24      
Mandala Art Meetup

Mandala Art Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Lipson Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
Join us for a tranquil workshop where artistry meets serenity. Dive into the world of Mandala creation, a meditative art form with roots in spiritual symbolism and cosmic representation. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, uncover the secrets of crafting these mesmerizing circular designs that celebrate symmetry, patterns, and repetition.

Throughout the session, participants will engage in art coloring exercises paired with mindfulness techniques, designed to foster relaxation and enhance focus. Gain hands-on experience with geometric precision using simple tools like rulers and compasses to construct flawless circles and lines, laying the foundation for your intricate Mandala artwork.

Embark on a journey that transcends mere drawing 2013 this is an opportunity to create a personal sanctuary of peace and balance through the art of the Mandala. Whether you're an art enthusiast or seeking a new avenue for self-expression and inner calm, this workshop is a perfect blend of creativity and tranquility.
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£24      
Easter Drawing Meetup

Easter Drawing Meetup

Saturday 06 April
The Hoe - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
Join a delightful artistic workshop this Easter season and learn to capture the charm of the holiday's most adorable icons. Under the guidance of skilled artists, discover the secrets to sketching playful rabbits and endearing chicks, along with mastering the artistry of ornate chocolate Easter eggs. Embrace the festive spirit and enhance your drawing abilities in a serene, inspiring environment. Whether a beginner or a seasoned sketcher, this session is the perfect opportunity to add a touch of whimsical creativity to your Easter celebrations.
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£24      

Fantasy Art: Bringing Mythical Beings to Life Meetup

Fantasy Art: Bringing Mythical Beings to Life Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Beaumont - 12pm - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
Embark on a creative odyssey to bring mythical beings to life with an engaging art experience. Dive into the depths of your imagination and unleash the power of your inner artist as you craft your own extraordinary creatures from realms untold. Transform inspiration into visual wonder with a variety of mediums at your fingertips. Connect with like-minded individuals, share ideas, and watch your mythical visions emerge. Whether a novice or seasoned creator, this artistic adventure is designed to spark inspiration and cultivate a community of fantasy art enthusiasts. Come and manifest the fantastical - the canvas of legend awaits your touch.
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£24      
Tonal Drawing Meetup

Tonal Drawing Meetup

Saturday 25 May
Beaumont - 12pm - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
Unlock the secrets to capturing the allure of the human eye with an in-depth drawing workshop designed to refine your artistic skills. Dive into a comprehensive session where you'll learn to master the nuance of tonal depth and intricacies that bring a realistic eye to life on paper.

With the guidance of our skilled instructor, you'll delve into the foundational principles of tonal eye drawing, honing your ability to wield value contrast and composition to striking effect. Throughout the workshop, you will explore techniques for developing a full tonal range, enhancing contrast for dramatic impact, and streamlining your composition for a clear, captivating final piece.

Whether you 2019re looking to sharpen your existing talent or discover new artistic strategies, this workshop will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to create a stunningly detailed and lifelike eye drawing that leaves a lasting impression. Join us and elevate your artistic vision to new heights.
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£24      
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      

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      
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.

    Join the Plymouth Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    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
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: Gaints Causeway, Northern Ireland
    Visited Northern Ireland on last week and it was a family trip.
    Credit: Rinto Antony

    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Lee Moor
    Taken on a very wet day in February 2024 - You can't tell how wet it was from the photo. This is a tiny area of ancient woodland near Lee Moor - I often drive past and finally decided to check it out. Just like Wistmans Wood, it has lots of knarled old oak trees growing out of moss covered boulders. I put a plastic shower cape over my camera, while not shooting, to protect everything, but I'm not sure how much it helped in the end.Next time I will go for a higher ISO, so that I can get a
    Credit: Keith Simmons
    Instagram: @keef_simmons
    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-02-06
    Title or Location: Mutley Plain Carpark, Plymouth
    This was almost the moment I went out the house with my a new camera, I was feeling excited to go out and get some snaps. I had previously gone to this spot and not caught a train, but this time, I was lucky, and one came a long about 30 seconds later. I was pretty unfamiliar with the camera at the time, and I was lucky I managed to scramble a shot I liked.
    Credit: James McConnon

    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-01-31
    Title or Location: Newquay Town Beach

    Credit: Drummond Photography
    Facebook: Drummond.photographyuk
    Instagram: @DRUMMOND.PHOTOGRAPHYUK

    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-01-29
    Title or Location: Plymouth

    Credit: Drummond Photography
    Facebook: Drummond.photographyuk
    Instagram: @DRUMMOND.PHOTOGRAPHYUK
    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-01-29
    Title or Location: Plymouth

    Credit: Drummond Photography

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    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.
    Credit: Richard march
    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
    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

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