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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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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       4 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       5 places left
Abstract Photography by the Sea

Abstract Photography by the Sea

Saturday 19 October
Admiralty Rd, Stonehouse - 11:30am - 3 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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£67       5 places left

Autumn  Photography in Devonport Park

Autumn Photography in Devonport Park

Saturday 02 November
Devonport - 12pm - 2 Hours
Caleb Williams
This workshop invites us to slow down and 'focus' on the world in front of us. Our subject will be the changing face of Devonport as it takes on the gold and copper tones of autumn. We will experiment with perspective and aperture to capture things such as fallen leaves, and the dramatic tonal values of treetops. The workshop will provide deeper understanding of composition and depth of field 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 autumn air and experience this magical season in the park.
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£26      
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.
book now
£61       3 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

Painting Plymouth at Mount Edgecombe

Painting Plymouth at Mount Edgecombe

Saturday 29 June
Plymouth, Mount Edgecombe - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Watercolour Group
Abigail White
Join us for "Painting Plymouth at Mount Edgecombe," an inspiring outdoor painting event set against the stunning backdrop of Mount Edgecombe's scenic vistas overlooking Plymouth. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this event offers a unique opportunity to capture the beauty of the landscape with guidance from an experienced local artist.

Bring your favorite painting supplies and immerse yourself in a day of creativity and natural splendor.
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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.
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£26      
Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting

Saturday 17 August
Northernhay Place - 10am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
Join us for a delightful two-hour session where we'll capture the beauty of nature en plein air. Set against the backdrop of the gardens this event offers the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and colors of the outdoors. Whether you're an experienced plein air painter or a novice eager to explore this artistic style, come mingle with fellow artists and let the tranquil ambiance inspire your brushstrokes.
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£26      
Landscapes in Watercolour

Landscapes in Watercolour

Saturday 17 August
Lipson Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
We will capture the timeless beauty of the local landscape in Watercolour. Beginners welcome.
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£26      

Drawing Landscapes Meetup

Drawing Landscapes Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Lipson Rd - 6:40pm - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
This meetup is designed to be relaxed and inclusive, welcoming artists of all skill levels and mediums. Feel free to bring your preferred drawing tools, ideally bring some watercolours, however, pastels could be used as an alternative. You will have the chance to engage in friendly discussions, share your artwork, and receive constructive feedback from fellow attendees.

We will focus on various aspects of landscape drawing, including composition, perspective, shading, and adding depth to your artwork. Through practical exercises and demonstrations, you will learn techniques and tips to enhance your landscape drawings and bring them to life in watercolour.
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£26      
Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing

Saturday 24 August
Plymouth Hoe - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
Perspective drawing is a technique used in art to create the illusion of depth and three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating depth and dimension in your drawings through the use of perspective.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of perspective.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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£26      
Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 31 August
Northernhay Place - 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.
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.

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

    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
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Mount Wise Gardens Plymouth
    I have just started flower photography - we have a lovely garden here - so I decided to give it a try! Simple setting F8 - ISO 100 Canon R7 with 24-104 lens.I photographed the daisies making sure the main one was in focus - I then took a shot that was completely out of focus of the same flowers. I overlayed that photo and then with a layer mask made the in focus daisy shine through.
    Credit: Pat Baggott

    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-06-07
    Title or Location: Cawsand Beach
    Managed to capture this vista of Kingsand from Cawsand.Camera Body: Sony A7Lens: Canon 70-200mm F/4L USMAdapter: 7Artisans EF-SE----------------------------Focal Length: 70mmAperture: F/4Shutter: 1/1600sISO: 100
    Credit: Drummond Photography
    Facebook: Drummond.photographyuk
    Instagram: @DRUMMOND.PHOTOGRAPHYUK
    Plymouth Photography Group
    2024-05-31
    Title or Location: Contextual Portrait shot near Pier One in Plymouth
    Technical Details:Body: Sony A7 Mk1 Lens: Canon 70-200mm F4 L USMAdapter: 7Artisans EF-SE Focal Length: 200mmAperture: F5.6Iso: 100Find me on Facebook, Instagram and Flickr:linktr.ee/drummondphotography
    Credit: Drummond Photography
    Facebook: Drummond.photographyuk
    Instagram: @DRUMMOND.PHOTOGRAPHYUK

    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

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-06-20
    Title or Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
    ?This past Father?s Day I went to a family farm cidery with my oldest daughter. The drinks were good, the company was great, but the best part was the farm?s commitment to keeping wild, native plants for pollinators. This little bee found a delicious clover and I got this macro shot.?
    Credit: PGC Photography
    Instagram: @valle6500

    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Plaquemine LA
    This was the backside of a passing storm system while I was at work in a chemical plant. Capture was made on my iPhone 15 Pro using the Lightning Cam 2 app.
    Credit: Christopher Fontenot
    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Nolanville
    A few years ago the field on FM 3219 used to be full of sunflowers. Not anymore. Good thing I took the photos when I did...
    Credit: Bambi Altman

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages

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