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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!
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Saturday the 12th of December 2020
Light & Shadow in Photography - Gas street Basin - 10am - 2 hours
Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo opportunities, as well as some challenges! We’ll be looking at how you can use your camera’s settings to nail the exposure.
£25pp     only 2 places left
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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 1.5 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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Upcoming Dates
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Saturday the 5th of December 2020
Street Photography Meetup - Victoria Square - 10:30am - 2 hours
Street photography encompasses a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be looking at how you can use different crops and compositions to tell a story about the local area through your camera.There will be a mix of architecture and portrait photography in this session as we explore the city centre on a photo walk.
full - no places left
Saturday the 12th of December 2020
Light & Shadow in Photography - Gas street Basin - 10am - 2 hours
Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo opportunities, as well as some challenges! We’ll be looking at how you can use your camera’s settings to nail the exposure.
£25pp     only 2 places left
Saturday the 19th of December 2020
Night Photography: Rush Hour & Lights - Queensway Tunnel - 5 pm - 2 hours
Photography is all about playing with light, so the Rush hour traffic lights and the Queensway Tunnel will provide some great opportunities and to really get creative! with the guidance and help from the professional photography and instructor, Martin Tierney.
£25pp     only 2 places left
Monday the 28th of December 2020
Bank Holiday Photography Walkabout - St. Philip's Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham - 10am - 2 hours
Bored at Christmas nothing on the TV but repeats and old Bond films? Come out with us on Bank holiday Monday 28 December for our Photography Walkabout from St Phillips Churchyard Corporation street to Bullring area and St Martin Church.
£25pp     only 5 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Monday the 28th of December 2020
Shutter Speed & Action Photography - St. Philip's Cathedral - 3pm - 2 hours
In this session we will be looking at how you can use your camera's shutter speed settings to capture 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.
£25pp     only 2 places left
Saturday the 9th of January 2021
Beginners Guide to Photography - Custard factory, Birmingham - 10 am - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
£48pp     only 5 places left
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.
Reviews
4.8/5 from 124 reviews
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
Excellent event. Lots of subjects and Martin was just great. More of the same please.
5/5 by Neeraj BERI
11-9-2020
Another good shoot. Thanks.
5/5 by Cherie Cream
5-9-2020
Thank you
5/5 by Manuel Garcia Lopez
2-9-2020
An enjoyable event with lots of scope for different types of image.
4/5 by John Duncombe
30-8-2020
Second time coming, and it just keeps getting better and better! Had an amazing day and Martin is beyond helpful. :)
5/5 by Bobbie
29-8-2020
I liked it. There was a variety of subjects and the location was flexible and had a bunch of settings we used. Overall it was great.
5/5 by Marcus
29-8-2020
Very good. Lots of models. It's good to have male models as well.
5/5 by Cherie Cream
29-8-2020
A really good day, Martin started us off splitting into 2 groups he explained what he wanted us to do, added to this there was a VJ Day March where we were able to use the skills we learnt that day to good use , a photographer's dream, a good group to hang around with - that's my Saturdays sorted
5/5 by Ruthie Jacobs
25-8-2020
Another good day. Thank you Martin.
5/5 by Cherie Cream
15-8-2020
Really good, instructor was very welcoming and informative
5/5 by Mark Butler
15-8-2020
Another great morning spent with the group. Martin was as helpful as ever with his advice and challenges.
5/5 by Julian Roderick
25-7-2020
I really enjoyed today.Lots of useful advice.
5/5 by Tammie Naughton
11-7-2020
Great event. Loved that they had models so that we could practise with street photography and get comfortable taking photos of people.
5/5 by Victoria Parkes
4-7-2020
I really liked how welcoming the group was,everyone was very friendly and respectful of each other.The tutor was very helpful and giving tips and advice while checking photos.I had a really good time and I have booked onto another course.
5/5 by Tammie Naughton
27-6-2020
A good session, good models and excellent tutor. Really enjoyed it.
5/5 by Cherie Cream
27-6-2020
Very good. Lots of opportunity to shoot portraits. Very friendly and helpful instructor. Plenty of interesting models to work with and a good mix of natural and artificial lighting. Very nice studio space as well.
4/5 by David Edkins
17-2-2020
Great morning in the studio. Lots of models to photograph and practise different things on. Learnt a lot and met some great people. Thank you to Martin, good advice on tap.
5/5 by Julian Roderick
15-2-2020
Great meetup. Really nice gym.
5/5 by Lukasz Waniowski
1-2-2020
Great class. All tasks was explained well. I have some great shots now💪
5/5 by Lukasz Waniowski
18-1-2020
It was exactly what I expected :) The group size was just perfect. We had enough time to practice our skills and talk about techniques and our cameras. Whole meeting was very informative and run in a friendly atmosphere. I can recomend it to anyone seeking to gain some skills with a photography.
5/5 by Lukasz Waniowski
5-1-2020
I had fun and learned things around storytelling and how the technical aspects of photography work together. I have a desire to do more which is always a good sign. It was confidence building and a safe space to make mistakes:)
5/5 by Lyndsey Pearce
4-1-2020
 
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