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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       3 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!
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£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 !
book now
£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

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       4 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.
book now
£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.
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.
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£67      

Other Nearby Groups

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 20 April
External Central - 10am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
Welcome to "Drawing Plants and Flowers"! In this workshop, we will explore the art of drawing plants and flowers.

Our experienced instructors 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 colors 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 instructors 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      
Sculpting Elegance: Nude Figure Drawing Meetup

Sculpting Elegance: Nude Figure Drawing Meetup

Saturday 20 April
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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£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      

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 04 May
Armada Way - 1pm - 2 Hours
Plymouth Watercolour Group
Preston Shannon
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
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£50      
Tonal Drawing Meetup

Tonal Drawing Meetup

Saturday 25 May
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      
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
    2024-04-12
    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

    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Feadon Wildlife Centre
    Taken on a wildlife course at Feadon Farm, I was able to capture the moment a fellow photographer had a close encounter with this beautiful fox.
    Credit: Rebecca
    Instagram: rj_photography_life_
    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-04-03
    Title or Location: Glasgow, Scotland
    I was away in Glasgow for work so I took the opportunity to take my camera and get out and about. Managed to get this stunning shot while out for a walk one evening on my Nikon D3500
    Credit: Jordan Rogers
    Facebook: Jordan Rogers
    Instagram: jords_photography_

    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-04-03
    Title or Location: The photo was taken at the Bird of Prey Centre, Newton Abbot
    It was a pretty cold and wet day on Tuesday when we visited the centre and the birds weren't flying because of the poor weather conditions. This meant I had to photograph through the wire fence of their enclosures! I was particularly looking to photograph close up and concentrate on the birds' eyes, so that wasn't too much of a problem. Photo was taken on a Canon R7, with a Canon 100-400 lens, in manual mode. ISO 400, f8 and focal length 400 mm. I was pretty pleased with the reflections in the
    Credit: Pat Baggott

    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-03-25
    Title or Location: All Lined Up
    This was taken from Mount Wise, looking across to Royal William YardCanon R7 - 24-105 LensISO 200 - 105 mm - F4 - 1/6000I was just admiring all of the 'fancy' yachts, awaiting their final preparations and wondering where in the world they would be sailing to! Thought the photo looked nice and sharp in black and white - I love all the wonder buildings in the background too.
    Credit: Pat Baggott
    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-03-20
    Title or Location: Plymouth
    I was propagating a Sansevieria and a mosquito mum decided to lay her baby eggs in the water while I was on holiday.
    Credit: Zoltan Herceg
    Instagram: hotterdam

    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe

    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art
    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
    I captured this house sparrow coming in for a landing on my bird feeder one rainy afternoon using my Nikon D7500 and a Sigma 100-400mm lens. The settings were 1/1250 f/6.3 Auto ISO.
    Credit: Max L. Lieberman

    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Murfreesboro, Arkansas
    The classic "Diamond Ring" picture from the recent eclipse on April 8, 2024, taken from our cabin in the woods on the banks of the Little Missouri River! We (8 family members) have been eagerly waiting for this event since August of 2017, when we traveled to Athens, Tennessee for the last one!
    Credit: Craig P LaBorde

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