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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      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
Broadstairs High Street - 11am - 3 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Mabel Mccormick
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      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Wednesday 07 August
Whitstable - 6pm - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
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£26      
Beginners Photographer Session

Beginners Photographer Session

Sunday 11 August
Herne Bay - 1pm - 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

Seascape Photography

Seascape Photography

Saturday 17 August
Harbour Approach Rd. - 11am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Dive into the captivating realm of ocean photography with our specialized workshop, designed to enhance your skills in capturing the beauty and drama of the sea. This immersive experience will guide you through the intricate art of photographing the ocean's essence, focusing on the dynamic interplay of light and shadow on the waves, the mesmerizing beauty of reflections, and the dramatic contrast of the seas under varying weather conditions. Learn to appreciate and depict the ocean's myriad colors and textures, as you refine your photography techniques with expert guidance. Join us for an enriching journey into the heart of ocean photography, and unlock new levels of creativity and expression in your work.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 17 August
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      
Summer Holidays Class

Summer Holidays Class

Sunday 18 August
Broadstairs High Street - 11am - 3 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Mabel Mccormick
A class for all the family!

A fun relaxed class where we will be exploring different themes from beach shots to street photography.

This session is ideal for beginners-intermediates, or anyone that wants to improve their photography for the summer holidays!

So come along for a great afternoon out by the beach!
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£67      

Nature Photography Walk

Nature Photography Walk

Wednesday 21 August
Rough Commons - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
Join us on an exhilarating nature photography hike as we explore the breathtaking wonders of the great outdoors! This immersive experience will take you deep into the heart of nature, allowing you to capture its awe-inspiring beauty through the lens of your camera.
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£26      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 24 August
Broadstairs - 10am - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
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      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Sunday 25 August
Knole Lane - 9am - 3 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 27 July
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      
 Floral and Nature Painting

Floral and Nature Painting

Saturday 03 August
Jemmett Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Ashford Watercolour Group
Niya Mathew
The focus of this two-hour structured session is the studies of floral and nature painting. You will be guided to select your choice of reference in the garden, take photograph references and complete one or two studies of the selected plants and flowers. You will learn how to compose floral and nature paintings using traditional and contemporary composition methods. If you are a nature enthusiast, this session is perfect for you. You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the studies and have some take away homework with the learnt technique. All level and experience are welcome. Please bring watercolor painting travel kit (this can be watercolor tube paints or watercolor pan along with ink pens, pencil, rubber and watercolor pads or drawing pads. You are also welcome to bring your choice of medium. Also a smart phone to take reference photos will be handy. Don't worry if you forget anything. I will have some back up materials.
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£26      
Waterlilies with Watercolour Meetup

Waterlilies with Watercolour Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Kennington - 10am - 2 Hours
Ashford Watercolour Group
Niya Mathew
Join us for an engaging Waterlilies with Watercolour class. This session will focus on capturing the delicate beauty of waterlilies in a serene outdoor setting.
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£26      

Portrait Watercolour Painting

Portrait Watercolour Painting

Saturday 31 August
Kennington - 10am - 2 Hours
Ashford Watercolour Group
Niya Mathew
This meetup is perfect for art enthusiasts of all skill levels who are passionate about capturing the beauty and essence of portraiture using watercolour techniques. Whether you're a beginner eager to learn or an experienced painter looking to connect with like-minded individuals, this event offers a supportive and inspiring environment to explore the world of portrait painting. Bring your art supplies and an open mind as we come together to celebrate the art of capturing human expressions and emotions on paper.
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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
    PHOTOS
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-14
    Title or Location: Betws-y-Coyed North Wales.
    Taken in Betws-y-Coyed. Swallow Waterfall. Nikon D750 & Nikkor 24-120 mm lens.Long exposure 30sISO 100f/22120 mm
    Credit: Jako Ecka

    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Offham, Kent
    These lovely great spotted woodpeckers visited my garden recently ? the male is feeding a youngster (with red 'cap' on its head). I used a fast shutter speed and a wide aperture to blur the background of purple sage flowers.Nikon D610, Sigma 150-600mm
    Credit: Paul Turner
    Instagram: p_tee_photography
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-02
    Title or Location: Hunton,Kent
    I noticed the rain drops on the poppy and just liked what I saw. Out came the camera. I was very please of the outcome.
    Credit: Donna Hollingworth

    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

    Edinburgh Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: St Ninians Bay - Isle of Bute
    On this occasion I had driven back from St Ninians bay to Ettrick Bay to park up for the night...after I arrived and started to prepare my evening meal I saw these incredible light beams across the bay at low tide.
    Credit: Brian Nicholson
    Sunshine Coast Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: Whales off Mooloolaba
    We went fishing in our boat and saw about 10 whales doing this So great
    Credit: Julie Behrens
    Facebook: Julie Behrens
    Instagram: Julie?ssunrise
    Bradford Photography Group
    2024-07-21
    Title or Location: Yorkshire wildlife park

    Credit: Tony Kilcoyne

    Reno Photography Group
    2024-07-21
    Title or Location: Fernley Nevada
    Union Pacific's legendary Big Boy No. 4014, the world?s largest operating steam locomotive built to conquer mountains, is on tour in five states this summer during its 2024 Westward Bound Tour from Wyoming to California.
    Credit: Kristin McFarlane Photography
    Facebook: Kristin McFarlane Photography
    Instagram: Kristin McFarlane Photography
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-07-19
    Title or Location: Murchison Falls, northwest Uganda
    I?m was born and raised in San Francisco and now live in Uganda, working as a professional photographer and safari guide. This lioness is one of the most beautiful creatures I have ever encountered. She was resting high up in a tree at Murchison Falls, in the northwest region. Before taking this photo, she roared at me, baring her sharp canines. It was a simple warning not to overstep her boundaries. The lioness had some cubs located at the base of the tree so she was protective of them. Th
    Credit: Chris Austria
    Facebook: Chris Austria
    Instagram: Christopher Austria
    Crawley Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Otterbourne
    Watched these guys for hours, slowly but surely one of the cubs got the confidence to climb onto the logs!
    Credit: Chris Athawes
    Instagram: Chris_a_photography

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