Come along to our fortnightly 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 have a different photo theme each fortnight and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations across Birmingham. Great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.
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!
What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the fortnight’s theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!
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.
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
Well organised with plenty of instant feedback and constructive advice. 5/5 by Ian Yates 15-12-2019
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’t wait for the studio session and the rest of the courses next year!! Kelly. 5/5 by Kelly Turner 1-12-2019
Great location which worked well with long exposure shots.
Thanks again Martin 5/5 by Sarah 17-11-2019
Great event with good instruction. Will be joining for another event soon. 5/5 by richard taylor 17-11-2019
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 17-11-2019
Great event and a very knowledgeable tutor in Martin. 5/5 by Simon Stokes 17-11-2019
Excellent event and Martin was great 5/5 by Ahmed Albakri 6-11-2019
Despite the awful weather it was a very enjoyable and educational event. Nice group of people and a nice number for the tutor to help and advise. Martin knew the location well and was very knowledgeable and helpful with ideas for getting the best images with the weather conditions on the day. 4/5 by David Edkins 3-11-2019
Amazing. Well organised, lovely people and had a thoroughly great time. Fabulous opportunity for a novice to shoot in a studio. Big thanks to Martin. See you again soon. 5/5 by Sarah 21-10-2019
Great to have a number of different models & lighting set ups 5/5 by Lisa Morgan 20-10-2019
really enjoyable day loved the portrait studio lesson and enjoyed the course and definitely recommend anyone to go on and overall has helped with my portofolio and lovely people to work with and meet many new fellow photographers too and martin is a really good teacher 5/5 by Jennifer Smith 19-10-2019
It was a good size group - I think 4 to one teacher is a good ratio. Martin was really helpful and provided general tips as well as helping improve the shots I was taking. I would definitely book again. I thought it was good value for money. 5/5 by Sam Hewitt 5-10-2019
Really nice and thankfully a good weather. Martin's experience and guidance was welcome and insightful, not pushy and letting us experiment. will be looking at future events to sign up for. Many thanks 5/5 by Glen Colliton 5-10-2019
5/5 by Brian martin 22-9-2019
The input from Martin was good as always. 5/5 by Lynda Passey 7-9-2019
Martin was his usual excellent helpful and informative self. 5/5 by Mo Bradley 24-8-2019
Knowledgeable and approachable 5/5 by Paul Shaffer 10-8-2019
It was really nice session and got many good tips from Tim 5/5 by Pablo Quintario 10-8-2019
5/5 by Christopher Parker 10-8-2019
It was really nice atmosphere and I learned quite a few things too. 5/5 by Gary Tomlinson 30-7-2019
5/5 by Sarah 27-7-2019
I thought it was great, very knowledgeable and Martin had lots of patience and was informative when answering questions. I look forward to attending more. Thank you. 5/5 by Kelly Turner 27-7-2019
Very helpful not my first time I learn so much off Martin 5/5 by Clive fisher 15-7-2019
This was my first time of attending one of the group sessions and I thoroughly enjoyed my time.
I have been self taught through reading and watching videos, but to have the benefit of asking a very knowledgeable instructor I feel I have learned more.
I'll definitely be attending further sessions. 5/5 by Kieren Coopey 14-7-2019