BIRMINGHAM
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Aperture & Bokeh Photography

Aperture & Bokeh Photography

Saturday the 20th of August
Becketts Farm & Sunflower Field - 10.30am - 2 hours
Aperture & Bokeh Photography @Becketts Farm. Sunflower field Saturday the 16th of July 2022 @ 10.30 am - 12.30 noon / 2 hours(This is subject to the Sunflowers flowering to give the best photos, therefore, be advised that we may move this meet-up to the later date of Saturday 23rd July same time, I will email all who are interested two weeks before.) The Becketts Farm is conveniently located on the A435 in Wythall, 1 mile north of Junction 3 of the M42. We are approximately 35 minutes drive from Birmingham city center. There is free parking for up to 300 cars.
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Photography & Motorcycles

Photography & Motorcycles

Saturday the 27th of August
Triumph Birmingham West - 2pm to 4pm - 2 hours
How do you photograph a motorbike? Let's workshop it together! wide angle lens at the ready? Play around with angles and experiment with getting low to the ground and pointing your camera up towards the bike, standing over it and shooting downwards, or focus on particular details like the welding on the exhaust, or the way the front fairing comes to a point.
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£21pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Using Light and Shadow in Photography

Using Light and Shadow in Photography

Saturday the 3rd of September
Spaghetti Junction and Canals - 10am - 2 hours
Underneath the motorway junction are the meeting points of local roads, the river Tame‘s confluences with the River Rea and Hockey 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.
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£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Action Photography

Action Photography

Saturday the 10th of September
Unit 4 Gym - 10am - 12pm - 2 hours
Action and Muscle, with the help of my good bodybuilder friends you will have plenty to photograph this morning!
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£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Street Photography: Capturing the Story/Pride Weekend.

Street Photography: Capturing the Story/Pride Weekend.

Saturday the 24th of September
Birmingham City Center/ New Street - 10am - 2 hours
Pride Weekend. 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, look at how to separate a good photo story from the background, and improve the photos you take when out and about with your camera.
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£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Long Exposure Photography - Night Time Shoot

Long Exposure Photography - Night Time Shoot

Saturday the 22nd of October
Livery Street / Birmingham City Center - 8:30pm - 2 hours
Getting started with long-exposure photography can feel like you’ve opened up a new world of camera experimentation and opportunities! In this session, we’ll be playing around with different long exposures, and how you can achieve some interesting shots! You’ll need a tripod for this session, as well as a camera that has a manual mode.
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£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Halloween Portrait Class

Halloween Portrait Class

Saturday the 29th of October
The Lampworks Studio - 11am - 2 hours
Halloween has been around for more than a thousand years. Originally a religious observance, it became increasingly secular over the centuries until its religious trappings all but disappeared. Today Halloween is considered a holiday for dress-up and fun, especially for children. Join us as we take fantasy images for Halloween, with the help of my models.
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£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT BIRMINGHAM
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 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.
REVIEWS
Thanks again Martin Had a great morning at the.Cells Took some lovely pictures
5/5
Mark
July 9th 2022
Great event, location and Martin is an excellent guide.
5/5
Mike Roberts
July 9th 2022
Thanks again Martin Had a great morning at the.Cells Took some lovely pictures
5/5
Mark
July 9th 2022
Personally, I really enjoyed today. The location was just great to take photos of many subjects and to practice taking photos manually. It gave me the confidence to have a go and the inspiration to do more! Thank you very much.
5/5
Deborah Evans
July 2nd 2022
Much fun, very informative. Martin is very knowledgeable and helpful! Really enjoyed the event and like that I get to go to places I haven't heard of or thought about going to before.
5/5
Samantha White
July 2nd 2022
5/5
Gheorghe_Sandu Branescu
June 18th 2022
5/5
Gheorghe_Sandu Branescu
May 7th 2022
Well organised and relaxing morning session.
5/5
Sunny Gill
May 7th 2022
5/5
Gheorghe_Sandu Branescu
April 30th 2022
Martin is always knowledgeable, approachable and helpful.
5/5
Mark Elwick
April 17th 2022
Beautiful walk around a lovely part of town. As a beginner I?m learning so much! Roll on next.
5/5
mark
April 17th 2022
Beautiful walk around a lovely part of town. As a beginner I?m learning so much! Roll on next.
5/5
mark
April 16th 2022
INSTRUCTORS
Martin Tierney