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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 26th of September 2020
Composition: Beyond the Rule of Thirds - Custard Factory, Digbeth - 10am - 2 hours
In this Photography Meetup, we will explore the many other ways of improving the composition of your photographs other than the rule of thirds such as colour dominance, balance, symmetry & patterns, viewpoint and framing.
£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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Saturday the 26th of September 2020
Composition: Beyond the Rule of Thirds - Custard Factory, Digbeth - 10am - 2 hours
In this Photography Meetup, we will explore the many other ways of improving the composition of your photographs other than the rule of thirds such as colour dominance, balance, symmetry & patterns, viewpoint and framing.
£25pp     only 2 places left
Saturday the 3rd of October 2020
Landscape Photography - Barr Beacon - 10:30am - 2 hours
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we値l be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We値l be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use. Join us on this photo walk for tips, tuition and advice from the photography instructor.
full - no places left
Saturday the 10th of October 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography Class - Water street Birmingham B3 - 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
Saturday the 24th of October 2020
Black & White Photography - Water street Birmingham B3 - 10am - 2 hours
Black & White can be an interesting way to strip back your photography and focus on the basics. Photography is simply playing with light, so we値l be getting creative with monochrome images and exploring ways to improve.
£25pp     only 2 places left
Saturday the 31st of October 2020
Halloween Portrait Photography - Key Hill Cemetery - 11 am - 2 Hours
Portrait photography can be daunting, even spooky, but is incredibly rewarding!
In this session we値l be starting with the basics of photographing people, and how you can feel confident and creative behind your camera. We値l be looking at: lighting, capturing expressions and posing your subject.
We will have Halloween models in costume to photograph.
Feel free to dress in your spookiest outfit for a day of fun in the cemetery!
full - no places left
Saturday the 7th of November 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値l be looking at how you can use your camera痴 settings to nail the exposure.
£25pp     only 2 places left
Saturday the 21st of November 2020
Shutter Speed & Action Photography - St. Philip's Cathedral - 10am - 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 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.
£25pp     only 2 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.
4.8/5 from 119 reviews
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5/5 by David minnis
Really good..... Well organised, friendly people. Knowledgeable instructor
5/5 by Sam Clark
Excellent event. Lots of subjects and Martin was just great. More of the same please.
5/5 by Neeraj BERI
Another good shoot. Thanks.
5/5 by Cherie Cream
Thank you
5/5 by Manuel Garcia Lopez
An enjoyable event with lots of scope for different types of image.
4/5 by John Duncombe
Second time coming, and it just keeps getting better and better! Had an amazing day and Martin is beyond helpful. :)
5/5 by Bobbie
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
Very good. Lots of models. It's good to have male models as well.
5/5 by Cherie Cream
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
Another good day. Thank you Martin.
5/5 by Cherie Cream
Really good, instructor was very welcoming and informative
5/5 by Mark Butler
Another great morning spent with the group. Martin was as helpful as ever with his advice and challenges.
5/5 by Julian Roderick
I really enjoyed today.Lots of useful advice.
5/5 by Tammie Naughton
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
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
A good session, good models and excellent tutor. Really enjoyed it.
5/5 by Cherie Cream
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
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
Great meetup. Really nice gym.
5/5 by Lukasz Waniowski
Great class. All tasks was explained well. I have some great shots now💪
5/5 by Lukasz Waniowski
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
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
Well organised with plenty of instant feedback and constructive advice.
5/5 by Ian Yates
Absolutely brilliant!! Martin is always happy to give knowledge on anything you ask him and great advice and feedback. So helpful and friendly too. Can稚 wait for the studio session and the rest of the courses next year!! Kelly.
5/5 by Kelly Turner
Great location which worked well with long exposure shots. Thanks again Martin
5/5 by Sarah
Great event with good instruction. Will be joining for another event soon.
5/5 by richard taylor
Our first workshop with Martin, absolutely fanastic workshop, so much so we left having booked the next one 😊 looking forward to learning more and more. Thanks Martin
5/5 by Nadira awal
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