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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 19th of June 2021
Using Aperture and Bokeh - Cannon Hill Park - 10:30am - 2 hours
We will be focusing on the Aperture setting and what it does in all settings. also focusing on Bokeh, what it is and how to use it. It can lend a mysterious, ethereal quality to a composition, and in this session we'll learn how to not only conjure but master it!
Instructor: Martin Tierney
£18pp     9 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 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 19th of June 2021
Using Aperture and Bokeh - Cannon Hill Park - 10:30am - 2 hours
We will be focusing on the Aperture setting and what it does in all settings. also focusing on Bokeh, what it is and how to use it. It can lend a mysterious, ethereal quality to a composition, and in this session we'll learn how to not only conjure but master it!
Instructor: Martin Tierney
£18pp     9 places left
Saturday the 19th of June 2021
Studio Portrait Photography Afternoon Session - Lampworks Studio - 2pm - 2 hours
Join in with our popular in-studio portrait workshop!
Portrait photography can be daunting, but it is also incredibly rewarding! In this session we’ll be starting with the basics of photographing people, and how you can feel confident and creative behind your camera. We’ll be looking at: lighting, capturing expressions and posing your subject. This session will be within a studio with models.
full - no places left
Saturday the 26th of June 2021
Urban Street Photography / A Discovery of Churches - The Three Churches of Birmingham - 10am - 2 hours
This will be a special architectural session of urban photography. Inside and out we'll discover the architectural design and history of these churches as we go along this photographic walk of Birmingham.
Instructor: Martin Tierney
£18pp     9 places left
Saturday the 10th of July 2021
Studio Portrait Photography Session - Lampworks Studio - 11am - 2 hours
Join in with our popular in-studio portrait workshop!
Portrait photography can be daunting, but it is also incredibly rewarding! In this session we’ll be starting with the basics of photographing people, and how you can feel confident and creative behind your camera. We’ll be looking at: lighting, capturing expressions and posing your subject. This session will be within a studio with models.
Instructor: Martin Tierney
£18pp     only 2 places left
Reviews
4.8/5 from 136 reviews
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
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
 
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