MAIDSTONE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Combination of Landscape and Outdoor Portrait photography

Combination of Landscape and Outdoor Portrait photography

Saturday 25 May
Mote Park, Mote Ave, Maidstone ME15 7RN, UK - 10am - 2 Hours
Colin Gotts
Dive into the art of photography with our upcoming class, "Combining Landscape and Outdoor Portraits." This course offers a unique opportunity to master capturing stunning landscapes alongside expressive outdoor portraits. Whether you're looking to enhance your technique, understand lighting and composition, or simply express yourself through the lens, this class will equip you with the skills to create breathtaking images. Perfect for both beginners and experienced photographers, join us to expand your creative horizons and capture the beauty of the natural world!
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£26      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 08 June
Mill St, Maidstone - 10am - 2 Hours
Colin Gotts
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We, as a class, will be photographing each other with and without on-camera flashAugmenting the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.
We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting
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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 01 June
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Discover the joy of capturing the beauty of the great outdoors through our upcoming photography meetup. Delve into the art of landscape and wildlife photography, where you'll learn about the optimal camera settings to enhance your images. Our session includes a detailed exploration of various techniques designed to elevate your photographic skills. Following the insightful discussion, immerse yourself in a series of engaging and challenging exercises, putting your newly acquired knowledge into practice. This event promises a mixture of education and hands-on experience, perfect for those looking to refine their approach to capturing the natural world. Join us for an enriching day of photography, learn, and challenge yourself.
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£24      
Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 01 June
Terminus Rd, Eastbourne - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Eastbourne Photography Group
Eva Kalpadaki
Discover the world of abstract photography – an immersive workshop designed to challenge your creative perspective. Engage with the extraordinary as everyday subjects are transformed into captivating works of art, where the focus transcends the literal to celebrate the dance of shapes, colors, and textures.

Join our seasoned photographer who will expertly guide you through the nuances of embracing abstraction. Learn how to compose images that intrigue, implement color theory to enhance visual impact and apply texture to add depth to your work. Delve into the process of reimagining ordinary objects, playing with unconventional angles, and perspectives to craft photos that stir curiosity and emotion.

Whether you're an avid photographer or simply looking to expand your visual vocabulary, this workshop is your opportunity to explore and refine your skills in crafting images that resonate with the essence of abstract art. Indulge your passion for photography and elevate your artistic expression.
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£24      
Astrophotography Meetup

Astrophotography Meetup

Sunday 02 June
Holly Bush Ln - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
During this 2 hour meetup we are going to examine the art and techniques associated with Astrophotography as we capture the Milky Way. Learn the settings you need, selecting the location to photograph from and many other techniques. You will walk away with some incredible images from this evening.
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£26      

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      
Beginners Photographer Session

Beginners Photographer Session

Sunday 16 June
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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£61      
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.
book now
£67      
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.
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£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      

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.
  • 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
    2024-05-20
    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
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Mote Park
    I love Mote Park especially when the swans are in residence.. I wanted to capture the rules of the water as it made its way across the lake.. I can sit for hours watching them.. So beautiful...
    Credit: Michael Heydon
    Facebook: MikeAlex Photography

    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Hunton, Kent
    I was doing a family photo shoot and on the way out I saw the colour of the pink weed stand out and just took the photo. Very happy with the outcome.
    Credit: Donna Hollingworth

    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: Larkfield
    No
    Credit: Terry Billington
    Facebook: Terry Billington
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-05-06
    Title or Location: Leysdown

    Credit: Steve bird

    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

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric

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