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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!
next available date
Saturday the 31st of July 2021
Using Light and Shadow in Photography (Spaghetti Junction and Canals) - McDonald's Star City - 10:30 am - 2 hours
Underneath the motorway junction is the meeting points of local roads, the river Tame‘s confluence with the River Rea and Hockley Brook, electricity lines, gas pipelines, the Cross-City and Walsall railway lines, and Salford Junction, where the Grand Union Canal, Birmingham, and Fazeley Canal and Tame Valley Canal meet.
Instructor: Martin Tierney
£18pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
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We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.
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 Birmingham Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.



Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions
We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 2 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.

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Refund Policy: 5 days notice required for a full refund. Re-scheduling requires 2 days notice. In the case of bad weather (heavy rain) the class may be cancelled and you'll be given the option of rescheduling or a refund. If you need to reschedule or refund your booking, then please contact the office using the form here . Your instructor is NOT able to refund or reschedule your booking for you.
Saturday the 31st of July 2021
Using Light and Shadow in Photography (Spaghetti Junction and Canals) - McDonald's Star City - 10:30 am - 2 hours
Underneath the motorway junction is the meeting points of local roads, the river Tame‘s confluence with the River Rea and Hockley Brook, electricity lines, gas pipelines, the Cross-City and Walsall railway lines, and Salford Junction, where the Grand Union Canal, Birmingham, and Fazeley Canal and Tame Valley Canal meet.
Instructor: Martin Tierney
£18pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 7th of August 2021
The Complete B&W Portraiture Workshop - Lampworks Studio Hockley - 10:30 am - 2 hours
In this meetup we will be learning about Black and White photography. We will be learning about tones and contrast, what makes a dramatic image, and what different kinds of light can do for your photography! Shooting in the square will let us play with light, shadow, and texture, all important elements to black and white photography.
Instructor: Martin Tierney
£28pp     7 places left
Saturday the 14th of August 2021
Street Photography Meetup - Victoria Square - 10am - 2 hours
Street photography can be addictive, but also frustrating at times! When there’s so much going on in front of your camera, it can be hard to pick out what to focus on and shoot. In this session, we’ll be looking at how to separate a good photo story from the noise, and how to improve the photos you take when out and about with your camera.
Instructor: Martin Tierney
£18pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 21st of August 2021
Action Photography Meetup - Temple gym Hockley Birmingham - 10:30 am - 2 hours
In this session, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's shutter speed settings to capture the action in sharp focus.

Whether you're new to or familiar with manual camera settings, this session will be a chance to play and get creative with the guidance and advice of the photography instructor.
Instructor: Martin Tierney
£18pp     7 places left
Saturday the 28th of August 2021
Using Aperture and Bokeh - The Birmingham Botanical Gardens - 10:30 am - 2 hours
We will be learning about large and small aperture sizes and how to think about the best aperture for an outcome you would like to achieve as well as the technique, Bokeh.
This meetup is perfect for those new to these techniques and you'll learn aperture and focus settings you'll need to make your photos stand out.
Instructor: Martin Tierney
£18pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 4th of September 2021
Creative Night Photography Meetup - Birmingham City Centre at night - 8 pm - 2 hours
Night photography can be so creative with long exposures, light trails, and city lights. We'll be exploring what camera settings to use to get professional-looking shots. Great chance to learn all about using your flash too!
Instructor: Martin Tierney
£18pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 11th of September 2021
Landscape Pictures and Big Houses Photography Meetup - Walmley Rd, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1QX - 10am - 2 hours
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’ll 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.
Instructor: Martin Tierney
£18pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Reviews
4.8/5 from 145 reviews
As always a good photo opportunity
5/5 by Cherie Cream
24-7-2021

5/5 by Mark Kerridge
22-7-2021
As usual a good session. Martin provided a range of models so some good pics taken.
5/5 by Cherie Cream
11-7-2021
Really enjoyed the session, it gave me the opportunity to learn from others and try out something I've never tried before!
5/5 by Dylan Bettles-Hill
10-7-2021
Brilliant event even for a new starter and brilliant models and on hand help.
5/5 by Satveer Dosanjh
10-7-2021
Absolutely enjoyed this experience and everyone was so friendly, Learned alot and in my opinion got some good shots. Enjoyed it so much already booked the next one.
5/5 by Neeraj BERI
22-6-2021
Martin was there if instruction was needed.but also happy to let us work alone
5/5 by Dean Borgazzi
21-6-2021
As always a good days shoot. A range of models to keep it interesting.
5/5 by Cherie Cream
20-6-2021

5/5 by Mark Kerridge
19-6-2021
Enjoyed the morning some good pointers
4/5 by Charles savill
9-6-2021
Weather as always a controlling factor . Martin brings the best advice to cope with it and get some pics from the day. Enjoyed it as always. Thank you.
5/5 by Cherie Cream
5-6-2021

5/5 by Stuart Smith
30-5-2021
Weather was against us but it was good to have group contact and interaction.
4/5 by Cherie Cream
23-5-2021
It was a cold and wet day but Martin managed to find places for us to get some good images. Thank you.
5/5 by Cherie cream
16-5-2021
Learnt lots and having a great model helped too. Martin was helpful as ever. Really enjoyed the morning.
5/5 by Julian Roderick
24-4-2021
A good evening spent trying out long exposures. Martin was very informative, approachable and friendly. Will certainly do more of these courses when time allows.
5/5 by Avril Rogers
19-4-2021
Fantastic learnt so much martin really knows his stuff very impressed with the models as well great 3 hours loved it money well spent got some great photos
5/5 by Phillip stone
17-4-2021
Really enjoyed the Urban Street session which took me out of my comfort zone. Learnt a lot from the informative and friendly Martin. Thanks to the models who braved the cold too.
5/5 by Avril Rogers
12-4-2021
This was a well planned and informative session which has inspired me to do more street photography.
5/5 by Eddie Saunders
11-4-2021
Good day. So nice to get a bit of normal again.
5/5 by Cherie Cream
3-4-2021
Cold day but worth it. Thanks Martin.
4/5 by Cherie cream
5-12-2020
Very good. Love studio work.
5/5 by Cherie Cream
31-10-2020
Another great session with Martin, thanks to the models that supported the session and the studio location.
5/5 by Mr James Grove
31-10-2020
Interesting area, good for street pictures, two good looking models, good help & advice
5/5 by Sean Williams
25-10-2020
Throughly enjoyed the session Martin on hand usual, Carl S, and the other members of the group were a great help , the models were super, I loved taking photos in black and white
5/5 by Ruthie Jacobs
24-10-2020
I really enjoyed this event.
5/5 by Tammie Naughton
24-10-2020
Excellent!!
5/5 by Satish Gangurde
19-9-2020
Excellent!!
5/5 by Satish Gangurde
19-9-2020

5/5 by David minnis
19-9-2020
Really good..... Well organised, friendly people. Knowledgeable instructor
5/5 by Sam Clark
13-9-2020
 
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