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Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 June
High Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 22 June
Terminus Rd, Eastbourne - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Eastbourne Photography Group
Eva Kalpadaki
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you. You will be guided step by step in how to develop a mindful and creative way of seeing and capturing life in the streets through your lens.
We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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£26      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Sunday 30 June
Knole Lane - 9am - 2 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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£26      

Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 06 July
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Eastbourne Photography Group
Eva Kalpadaki
Discover the secrets to capturing stunning portraits in natural light with our upcoming photography workshop. Gain insights into the essential dos and don'ts of model posing and learn to navigate the challenges of daylight to achieve flawless results. Our comprehensive session is designed to accommodate diverse body types, ensuring that you can confidently photograph any subject, from men to women.

Experience hands-on learning as we delve into the intricacies of utilizing strong sunlight, finding the delicate balance in shaded environments, and masterfully crafting your backdrops for that perfect composition. This is an opportunity to not only enhance your technical skills but to also explore the art of environmental portraiture using the lenses you have at your disposal 2014an 85mm or longer lens is recommended, though wide-angles are certainly welcome for a more dynamic approach.

We encourage you to bring loved ones along to the workshop, offering them a chance to be part of your creative process as models. Whether you're an enthusiast eager to document personal memories, or an aspiring photographer looking to refine your portfolio, this workshop is your stepping stone to creating exceptional portraits that capture the essence of your family and friends. Join us for a session that promises to elevate your photographic prowess and leave you with invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience.
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£26      
Beginners Photographer Session

Beginners Photographer Session

Sunday 07 July
Herne Bay - 10am - 3 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
Buying a new camera or hoping to get a new camera?

This photography session, is the ideal gift for someone starting their photographic journey or even if you wanting to learn how to use their camera this session is perfect for you.

I will teach you about aperture, ISO, shutter speed, cover composition, filters, composition and so much more. Regardless of what make of camera you may have from Canon to Fuji to Nikon, to Olympus all of these settings will apply.

Get the perfect gift for a loved one or treat yourself.
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£67       5 places left
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Willesborough Rd - 9am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Unlock the art of nature photography through our specialized session, where we dive into the intricacies of camera settings, allowing you to creatively capture the beauty of the natural world. Discover the secrets of composition, focus, and color to transform everyday scenes into visually stunning masterpieces.

Imagine the stunning fields of flowers, a delicate butterfly perched on a leaf, or a single dewdrop glistening on a rose petal, turning these simple elements of nature into captivating art. With our guidance, learn to utilize angles, light, shadows, and various settings to elevate your subjects from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

This workshop is perfect for those looking to adorn their spaces with breathtaking, professional-quality images or anyone keen to refine their photography skills. Dive into the beauty that surrounds us and learn to capture it in a way that speaks volumes. Join us to explore the possibilities hidden in plain sight, where the natural world becomes your canvas.
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£26      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 14 July
Folkestone Harbour Arm - 10am - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
book now
£26      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 20 July
Broadstairs - 11am - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Mabel Mccormick
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Eastbourne Photography Group
Eva Kalpadaki
Embark on a journey to master your camera and elevate your photography skills. Delve into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how they harmonize to craft the perfect exposure.

Under the mentorship of a professional photographer, you will have the opportunity to apply your newfound understanding in a practical setting. Enhance your creativity and take control of your camera settings to capture images with confidence and precision. Join us for an informative and hands-on session that promises to transform your approach to photography.
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£67      

Beach Days Photography Class!

Beach Days Photography Class!

Saturday 27 July
Broadstairs - 11am - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Mabel Mccormick
Beach Days Photography Class!

Come along for a beach day walk, where we will practice themes like street photography and landscapes!

Whether you're a beginner or advanced, this is a fun class for all!
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Willesborough Rd - 12pm - 3 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Unlock the full potential of your camera at our upcoming photography workshop. Shift away from auto mode as our expert instructor guides you through mastering the art of exposure. You'll gain hands-on experience with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to understand how each element intricately influences the final image. Following an enlightening tutorial, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newfound skills in a practical setting, with professional oversight to ensure you're capturing your best shots yet. Elevate your photography and embrace the creative control that comes with mastering manual settings. Join us for an educational experience that promises to refine your technique and enhance your visual storytelling.
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£67      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 28 July
Knole Lane - 9am - 2 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 29 June
Kennington - 10am - 2 Hours
Ashford Watercolour Group
Niya Mathew
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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£26      
ABOUT MAIDSTONE
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 Maidstone .

  • 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 Maidstone Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    He clearly had lots of experience and passed on lots of great tips, vey useful.
    4/5
    Daniel
    2024-05-27
    I found it really insightful. It was nice to have a much smaller group to really target individuals specific problems rather than a large group and the information provided be broad and non specific.
    5/5
    Sam
    2024-05-27
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Colin Gotts
    Colin is a CO-Director of Dai4films: an independent TV/Photo production company. He currently holds the position of Series development Executive/ Photographer
    Previously he was a self-employed photographer for over 20 years, having experience in most types of photography including, Fashion, Portraiture, Still Life, Location and Food.
    He has worked on the editorial side for major magazines and national newspapers. and has also been commissioned by advertising agencies and design groups working on major Advertising campaigns.
    I have run and managed photographic studios and have extensive experience in colour printing both chemical, Digital and Photoshop I also have experience in managing and motivating creative teams, general creative logistics

    Colin Gotts is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays/ Sundays from10am until 6pm.
    Private tutoring, weddings, portraits, and events.

    PHOTOS
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-06-03
    Title or Location: Betws-y-Coyed
    Taken 31.05/2024 in Betws-y-Coyed North Wales. Swallow Waterfall.Long Exposure Nikon D750 and Nikkor lens 24-120mm Hoya ND 1000 filterISO 100 f/22120mm30 s Exposure
    Credit: Jako Ecka

    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: fishing for the milkyway
    This was taken at the beginning of May down at Dungeness in Kent, battling clouds in the sky and some local beach mist I manages to capture the milkyway just of this fishing boat with the lights of France on the horizon.
    Credit: Martin Tippett
    Facebook: Martin Tippett
    Instagram: Mtippett80
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-05-26
    Title or Location: Antalya Turkey.
    Antalya at night.Taken in Antalya Turkey 10/05/2024Nikon D750 and Nikkor lens 24-120mmISO 100 f/4 24mm 3s
    Credit: Jako Ecka

    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Larkfield
    No
    Credit: Terry Billington
    Facebook: Terry Billington

    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Antalya Turkey
    Taken 8/5/2024 in Antalya.Nikon D750 and Nikkor lens 24-120mmISO 100 f/11 120mm 1/60s
    Credit: Jako Ecka
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Antalya Turkey.
    Taken in Antalya Turkey 8/5/2024Nikon D750 FX. Nikkor lens 24-120mmISO 100 f/22. 28mm Long Exposure 30sHoya filter ND 1000
    Credit: Jako Ecka

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975
    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
    I was lucky enough to have this view of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney from my hotel. I just opened the window, prepared my tripod and camera and shot this wonderful night scene.Nikon D7500 with Nikon 18-300mm lensf/1130 secsiso 200Aperture priority -3 exp compfocal length 66mm
    Credit: Brett Paull
    Facebook: Aussiebrat
    Instagram: Aussiebrat7
    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear
    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography

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