MAIDSTONE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Marsham St - 10am - 3 Hours
Sanjay Pandey
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
Broadstairs High Street - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
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      
Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 09 March
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Elevate your photography skills with an introductory workshop on the art of long exposure, capturing the mesmerizing beauty of light trails. Delve into the fundamentals of extending shutter speeds for extraordinary photographic effects and mastering the use of a tripod to ensure sharp, clear images. Join us and discover how to transform your snapshots into stunning visual statements.
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£24      
Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 09 March
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      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Sunday 10 March
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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£24      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 16 March
Margate - 10:30am - 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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£24      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Elevate your nature photography skills with a masterclass designed to help you harness the power of your camera to create awe-inspiring works of art from the world around you. Delve into the intricacies of composition, focus, and color theory to transform the simplicity of natural subjects into captivating visual narratives.

Discover the trade secrets behind the stunning large prints that adorn professional settings – capturing the essence of a meadow abloom, the gentle poise of a butterfly, or the singular beauty of a dew-kissed rose petal. Learn to not only observe but also artistically render these scenes with a unique perspective.

Our hands-on session will guide you through the nuances of manipulating angles, light, and shadows, along with intricate camera settings to make your subjects stand out. Perfect for both budding and seasoned photographers, this experience will leave you with the insight to turn everyday natural elements into extraordinary pieces of art. Join us for a journey into the art of nature photography, where your vision meets the splendor of the outdoors.
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£24      

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 23 March
Margate - 11am - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Mabel Mccormick
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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£24      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 23 March
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 3 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—an 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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£24      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 24 March
London Rd - 8am - 2 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
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
£24      

Flower Photography

Flower Photography

Saturday 30 March
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Discover the art of capturing the delicate beauty of flowers through your lens. Join us for an immersive day dedicated to enhancing your photographic skills as we delve into the secrets of exceptional floral photography. This workshop will cover key techniques including composition, lighting, and other vital elements that will empower you to create breathtaking and distinctive images. Engage in a journey of learning and exploration in a fun, supportive environment. Whether you're a budding photographer or looking to refine your craft, this experience is designed to help your floral photography bloom. Come, let's grow your talent together.
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£24      
Outdoor Portraiture Class

Outdoor Portraiture Class

Saturday 30 March
Dane John - 12pm - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Mabel Mccormick
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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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
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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£61       5 places left

Other Nearby Groups

Art Meetup: Acrylic Painting

Art Meetup: Acrylic Painting

Saturday 16 March
Mote Ave - 10am - 2 Hours
Ashford Art Group
River Blower
Unleash your creativity at our Acrylic Painting Art Meetup! Join fellow art enthusiasts in a vibrant community, where you'll explore the world of acrylics and bring your imagination to life on canvas. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, come together for an inspiring session of self-expression and artistic camaraderie.
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£24      
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.

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  • PHOTOS
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-02-28
    Title or Location: Larkfield
    Love the detail in the trunk
    Credit: Terry Billington
    Facebook: Terry Billington

    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Sevenoaks
    Just lot of rain
    Credit: Terry Billington
    Facebook: Terry Billington
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-02-23
    Title or Location: Sevenoaks
    No
    Credit: Terry Billington
    Facebook: Terry Billington

    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: Boxley over the M20
    This photo was taken while with a friend who is learning photography. I wanted to show him different effects long exposure shots can have. I had been to this location a few years back when I was learning photography myself and decided to head back, this time with a 10mm wide angle lens and a lot more experience! I hope you enjoy 'Rush Hour'
    Credit: Nick Huddart

    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Chilenden Mill
    This was taken in the depths of winter at Chilenden Mill in Kent. It was a bitterly cold night and at one point it hit minus 4. I set my gear up for a star trail and due to the cold retreated to the semi warmth of my car for the next hour and a half. When my fingers and toes could take no more I went and stopped the star trail. After processing the photos I was really pleased with the result and opted to leave the odd satellite trail in as I felt it gave extra depth to the photo.
    Credit: Martin Tippett
    Facebook: Martin Tippett
    Instagram: @mtippett80
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Reculver Towers Kent
    So I went to Reculver for yet another attempt at taking a star trail at this site. Previous attempts have been thwarted by scaffolding and the wind at this seaside spot but this time clouds came over which had not been forecast. Making the best out of being there, I decided to have a go at a couple of light orbs. I use my own handmade light orb made out of Christmas tree lights and I loved how it lit up the stonework of this location!
    Credit: Martin Tippett
    Facebook: Martin Tippett
    Instagram: @mtippett80

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

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