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!
Street Photography: Capturing the Story - Christmas Markets New Street - 5pm-7pm
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 we’ll be looking at how to separate a good photo story from the noise, and how to improve the photos you take when out and about with your camera.
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Saturday the 14th of December 2019
Studio Portrait Photography - Photo Studio in Jewellery Quarter - 11am-1pm - 2 hours
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.
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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.
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
Thoroughly enjoyed my first bpg session. Martin put everyone at ease and ensured that he took time with everyone, offering guidance and answering questions throughout. I will definitely be back. 5/5 by Sarah 30-6-2019
i thought it was very well organised... The guide, Martin obviously knows his photography very well and i certainly felt comfortable asking questions and also liked his approach to teaching.. i.e in a very relaxed, informal style.. I've really felt like i've learnt something today and the course has also made me realise how much I DO know already... the confidence thing often stops me in my tracks. Metering in particular, feels much more natural to me, after today. Thank you so much again. 5/5 by Julie Walker 29-6-2019
Enjoyed photowalk at castle Bromwich hall gardens using colour and found the walk amazing and martins teaching really good and formative and was very helpful with rule of thirds and enjoyed meeting fellow photographers and look forward to Another photo walk 5/5 by Jennifer Smith 23-6-2019
Lovely oasis of calm, hidden from city life. Good to meet and chat to fellow photographers. Good location for all sorts of photography from macro to landscape. Came home thoroughly chilled, but having shot hundreds of photos. 5/5 by Julian Roderick 22-6-2019
Great morning. Martin was fun, encouraging, knowledgeable and keen to help. Friendly and not intimidating group.
Loved the challenge of the subject matter.
Great way to spend a couple of hours.
5/5 by Fran burley 2-6-2019
Well organised and knowledgeable tutor. 5/5 by Ian Yates 27-5-2019
Nice, quiet and very private location to practice our skills! 5/5 by Manos Prassas 19-5-2019
Calm and secluded place for photography. Lovely group of people again. Thank you Martin. 5/5 by Julian Roderick 18-5-2019