BRIGHTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 28 April
Lower Kings Road, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Tobias Slater-Hunt
No matter how much money you spend on a camera you will never find a composition button! And good composition is vital to the success of any photograph. On this 2 hour meet up we will explore some of the key rules of composition, learn how to apply the rules and learn when to break them. Suitable for all levels of photographer, so whether you are a RAW shooting in manual mode, or a beginner barely out of AUTO mode...this meet up is for you!
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£24      
Industrial Architecture Photography

Industrial Architecture Photography

Sunday 12 May
Brighton Marina - 10am - 2 Hours
Tobias Slater-Hunt
On this meet we will be looking at Architecture and how to use arresting lines as a compositional tool. Learn how to construct images using different focal lengths and which compositional rules suit this interesting subject matter.
We will also learn how we can turn any lighting condition to our advantage!
Make the most of the mix of architectural styles of the marina, from the harbours' sea defense wall, flyovers, retail park and small industry to new build luxury apartments with all their chrome fittings and reflective glass.

This meet up is suitable for photographers of all abilities and full technical support will be given throughout.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 26 May
Lower Kings Road, Brighton - 9am - 3 Hours
Tobias Slater-Hunt
Own a dslr or mirrorless camera but have rarely got off auto? Find reading manuals dull and youtube confusing? Then this meet is for you!! You will learn how the camera functions in the key modes on the mode dial. Learn to control the camera in program mode and take control of exposure as well as the joy of black and white photography. Learn how to take control of the aperture and creative depth of field techniques! Learn how to take control of the shutter and freeze motion and capture time! Informative friendly tuition in each technique will be enhanced with some fun and creative picture making challenges. A great introduction to photography as a fun and creative hobby!
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£61       5 places left

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Sunday 09 June
Brighton Marina - 10am - 2 Hours
Tobias Slater-Hunt
This meet up will explore the world of abstract photography. We will focus, NOT on the subject of photographs but on how we can construct images using line, shape, form, light, contrast, texture and colour.
We will explore how different camera settings, such as shallow depth of field, can help with abstraction, compositions that lend themselves to abstraction as well as the potential of motion blur and focal lengths too.
This is a fun and creative meet up where you learn some vital skills that you will be able to apply to your everyday photography to take your images to the next level.
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£24      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday 23 June
Queens Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Tobias Slater-Hunt
Making the most of the hustle and bustle of the Brighton's North Lanes , with all its tourist kitsch and iconic Brighton weirdness. You will learn how to see great street photography opportunities, capture characters and moments.

You will learn how to make the most of your camera settings to capture the moment.

We will also explore the difference between candid and posed shots in street photography. They should try capturing spontaneous moments as well as engaging with subjects and asking for posed portraits. This challenge will help you to develop your communication skills and understand the impact of different approaches on the resulting images.
Advise will also be given on the many technical aspects of street photography, from camera settings to composition. A fun and rewarding session!
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£26      
A Sense of Place Photography Meetup

A Sense of Place Photography Meetup

Sunday 07 July
New Rd, Brighton and Hove - 10am - 2 Hours
Tobias Slater-Hunt
This 2-hour workshop will look at how to make images to give a sense of place, a portrait of a location! You will learn different technical and creative approaches to making a series of images that give an overall impression. From getting close up and personal while master shallow depth of field, to wide sweeping establishing shots of iconic landmarks. We will also be on the constant look out for those "only in Brighton" moments.

Playing with light and shadows you will be encouraged to explore the interplay between light and shadows in street photography to create visually striking images with depth and drama.

You will also pick up tips on how to make use of strong compositional techniques, such as the rule of thirds, leading lines, and visual balance.
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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Seascape Photography Meetup

Seascape Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Eastbourne Photography Group
Eva Kalpadaki
Dive into the world of oceanic photography with our expert-led workshop, designed to master the craft of immortalizing the sea's beauty and drama through your lens. Discover the secrets to enhancing the mood and ambiance of your seaside snapshots, as we delve into the techniques of harnessing light and shadow, capturing stunning reflections, and portraying the dynamic essence of the ocean under varying weather conditions. Learn how to reveal the kaleidoscope of colors and the intricate textures that the ocean offers, all while honing your photography skills in a captivating, natural workshop setting. Join us for this enriching experience and let the waves inspire your creativity.
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£24      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
Iancu Zeno Jianu
Elevate your photography skills with our exclusive portrait photography workshop. Ideal for amateurs eager to refine their selfie skills or for those embarking on the journey of building a professional portfolio, our workshop is designed to deepen your understanding of both the creative and technical aspects of portrait photography.

Dive into learning about the optimal camera settings for stunning portraits, discover how to choose locations that enhance the beauty of your subject, and master the art of using lighting and poses to accentuate the most flattering features of a model. Beyond the technical nuances, we emphasize the importance of building a connection with your subject. Learn techniques to foster rapport, ensuring you capture the most authentic and emotive expressions.

This workshop is your gateway to not just taking pictures, but telling stories through your lens. Join us and transform the way you capture the human essence in your photographs.
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£26      
Slow Shutter Photography

Slow Shutter Photography

Saturday 04 May
Patcham - 2pm - 2 Hours
Crawley Photography Group
Gurnoor Singh
Ready to capture the world in motion? Join our "Slow Shutter Photography" class and unlock the secrets to mesmerizing shots! Whether it's dreamy light trails or breathtaking nightscapes, we'll teach you the art of slowing it down for stunning, dynamic images. No need to be a photography pro - just bring your camera and curiosity! Let's turn ordinary moments into extraordinary masterpieces together. Reserve your spot for a shutter-tastic experience!
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£24      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Sunday 05 May
Knole Ln, Sevenoaks - 10am - 2 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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£24      
Bluebell Photography Meetup

Bluebell Photography Meetup

Sunday 05 May
Downs Rd, Chichester - 4pm - 2 Hours
Chichester Photography Group
Jakub Bors
The Bluebell season has arrived in West Sussex, bringing one of the most exciting photography subjects of the year.

This session will take place in the magical Funtington forest near Chichester. You will learn tips on how to use your camera settings to capture the beauty of bluebells. We will be looking at composition, focus, and color.

Every year, hundreds of beautiful bluebell images can be seen around the internet, and these stunning images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make the bluebells pop.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Eastbourne Photography Group
Eva Kalpadaki
Embark on a journey to master your camera and elevate your photography skills. Delve into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how they harmonize to craft the perfect exposure.

Under the mentorship of a professional photographer, you will have the opportunity to apply your newfound understanding in a practical setting. Enhance your creativity and take control of your camera settings to capture images with confidence and precision. Join us for an informative and hands-on session that promises to transform your approach to photography.
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£61       3 places left

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 18 May
Castle St - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
Iancu Zeno Jianu
Discover the vibrant world of street photography with our tailored class, designed to enhance your power of observation and capture life as it unfolds. From bustling cafes and lively vendors to street musicians, historic architecture, and dynamic art installations, the streets offer a canvas brimming with stories waiting to be told.

Our session is dedicated to refining your skills in identifying captivating details that often go unnoticed. Through simple yet effective methods, we aim to open your eyes to the rich tapestry of life around you, enhancing your ability to capture moments that truly resonate.

One of the most fulfilling aspects of street photography is the interaction with subjects, and our class places a special emphasis on the art of engaging with people. Learn the finesse of approaching individuals in a way that they feel comfortable and enthusiastic about being photographed.

Furthermore, we'll delve into the technical side of things, discussing optimal settings, focusing techniques, and lens selections particularly suited to street photography. This guidance is designed to equip you with the knowledge to effectively capture those fleeting, serendipitous moments that define the essence of the street.

Join us for a journey through the alleys and avenues, as we explore the unpredictable and compelling world of street photography.
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£26      
Nature in Black and White

Nature in Black and White

Saturday 18 May
Kemptown - 2pm - 2 Hours
Crawley Photography Group
Gurnoor Singh
Embark on a captivating journey with our Nature and Nature in Black and White Photography class! In this dynamic course, you'll capture the vibrant hues of the natural world while also discovering the timeless beauty of black and white imagery. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a beginner, our engaging lessons will elevate your skills. Learn to frame the perfect shot, master composition techniques, and harness natural light to breathe life into your photographs. Step into a monochromatic wonderland, where you'll explore the art of black and white photography, emphasizing textures and shapes in the absence of color. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of Nature and Nature in Black and White Photography - turning moments into masterpieces together!
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£24      
Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 01 June
Terminus Rd, Eastbourne - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Eastbourne Photography Group
Eva Kalpadaki
Discover the world of abstract photography – an immersive workshop designed to challenge your creative perspective. Engage with the extraordinary as everyday subjects are transformed into captivating works of art, where the focus transcends the literal to celebrate the dance of shapes, colors, and textures.

Join our seasoned photographer who will expertly guide you through the nuances of embracing abstraction. Learn how to compose images that intrigue, implement color theory to enhance visual impact and apply texture to add depth to your work. Delve into the process of reimagining ordinary objects, playing with unconventional angles, and perspectives to craft photos that stir curiosity and emotion.

Whether you're an avid photographer or simply looking to expand your visual vocabulary, this workshop is your opportunity to explore and refine your skills in crafting images that resonate with the essence of abstract art. Indulge your passion for photography and elevate your artistic expression.
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£24      

Product Photography

Product Photography

Saturday 01 June
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
Iancu Zeno Jianu
Product photography involves capturing images of products with the intention of displaying, promoting, and highlighting certain features of a product.

Our Product Photography session will be conducted in a controlled studio environment where we will explore lighting, composition and techniques to capture great shots in camera.

Benefits of studio product photography:

Control: In a studio, the photographer has complete control over the lighting, background, and other elements of the scene. This allows for precise and consistent results.

Flexibility: Within the studio environment, the photographer can create the type of environment or atmosphere they desire, with coloured backgrounds or other elements plus props and lighting.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Kemptown - 2pm - 3 Hours
Crawley Photography Group
Gurnoor Singh
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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£61       5 places left
Astrophotography Meetup

Astrophotography Meetup

Sunday 02 June
Holly Bush Ln - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
During this 2 hour meetup we are going to examine the art and techniques associated with Astrophotography as we capture the Milky Way. Learn the settings you need, selecting the location to photograph from and many other techniques. You will walk away with some incredible images from this evening.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Painting the Swans at Queen's Park

Painting the Swans at Queen's Park

Saturday 27 April
West Dr, Brighton and Hove - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Brighton Watercolour Group
Rukmini Reddy Sen
Nurture your creative side and join us for a swan painting session! Be enchanted while having fun. Focusing on atmospheric blending techniques and soft details to perfectly capture this mysterious bird!
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£24      
Expressive Seascape in Watercolours

Expressive Seascape in Watercolours

Saturday 11 May
Madeira Dr, Brighton - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Brighton Watercolour Group
Rukmini Reddy Sen
Dive into the fluid and captivating world of seascape painting, where the majesty of the ocean and vast bodies of water take center stage as our muse. Engage in an artistic journey that explores the depths and horizons of watercolor art, guided by seasoned enthusiasts. Unlock the secrets to portraying the serene beauty and powerful essence of the sea through your brushstrokes. Join us for a day where the sea becomes your canvas, and every splash of color tells a story.
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£24      
Painting the Foliage and Landscape

Painting the Foliage and Landscape

Saturday 25 May
Brighton and Hove, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Watercolour Group
Rukmini Reddy Sen
Get ready to learn, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and majesty of nature through painting!

Planning a composition; Wet on Dry techniques of painting landscape and detailing foliage, trees and sky. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of painting, including color theory, composition, and brushwork. We will cover topics such as using light and shadow to create depth and drama, capturing the colors and textures, and experimenting with different brushstrokes and techniques to create stunning effects.
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£24      

ABOUT BRIGHTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
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!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Brighton .

  • 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.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Fantastic. Really enjoying these events with Tobias and feel my photography is developing and a spark has been reignited
    5/5
    Jeremy
    2024-04-02
    Very enjoyable, and informative. Tobias showed me some technical points regarding my camera as well as encouraging us to look for the abstract images. I will do more.
    5/5
    Kevin
    2024-04-01
    Very good. I really liked and appreciated Tobias?s style of workshop leading.
    5/5
    Jeremy Rowley
    2024-02-13

    Very good and very informative
    5/5
    paul
    2023-09-19
    Thought it was a great sessions and great support to technical queries
    5/5
    Lindsay
    2023-09-10
    Thought this was a great sessions with a mix of technical tutorials and composition. Tobias was a great 'tutor' and I look forward to attending another workshop in the near future.
    5/5
    Lindsay
    2023-09-06

    Tobias was very good at providing advice on camera settings, framing shots and general points of composition. I got a lot out of the session.
    5/5
    Lawrence
    2023-08-22
    Well lead a lot of inspiration & thought thro the power of observation. Good technical info & Sense of a place was indeed explored
    5/5
    Angela
    2023-08-09
    Enjoyed it. Group leader friendly & helpful. He gave many useful tips. I liked the locations where he suggested we take the photos.
    5/5
    Chifai
    2023-08-09

    Really good opportunity to meet others. I look forward events in the future.
    5/5
    Alec Taylor
    2023-06-04
    This course was really informative for me having never done long exposure photography before. Toby took the time to set up my camera and explain what settings I needed to use for long exposure photography. He also let me play around with the settings to get the photo I wanted but was on hand if I needed any help. Toby was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend this course.
    5/5
    Julian
    2023-05-15
    Very supportive in understanding field of view & aperture relationship
    5/5
    Angela
    2023-05-11

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Tobias Slater-Hunt
    Tobias is a Brighton based photographer and artist with some 25 years experience and holds both a BA and an MA in photography. His work has been both widely exhibited and published. He has also taught photography across various community colleges in Sussex for the last 6 years. Tobias believes photography to be a terrific way of engaging with the world and people as well as a powerful tool for learning creativity and self expression.
    PHOTOS
    Brighton Photography Group
    2024-04-19
    Title or Location: Brighton Beach
    Taken just after sunset on a blustery day at Brighton beach.
    Credit: Emma J Crosby
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmajcrosby

    Brighton Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: London
    This photo was taken as I was just leaving London, Brighton bound
    Credit: Brett Butler
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darkheartphotographer
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brett_darkheartrecs
    Brighton Photography Group
    2024-03-24
    Title or Location: Brighton
    HOPE
    Credit: Bookie Mitchell
    Facebook: Bookie Mitchell
    Instagram: buki.photography

    Brighton Photography Group
    2024-03-17
    Title or Location: Brighton Seafront

    Credit: Can Arslan
    Instagram: canarslanbrighton

    Brighton Photography Group
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: Brighton Palace Pier
    Starling murmurations at Brighton Palace Pier, taken 6 March 2024 from the shore. Camera: Canon 90D
    Credit: Emma J Crosby
    Instagram: emmajcrosby
    Brighton Photography Group
    2024-03-07
    Title or Location: Tate Modern -London

    Credit: Bookie Mitchell
    Instagram: buki.photography

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Gerroa, seven mile beach national park
    Thank you for the consideration.Background to this photo.A couple of years ago on our local community page I saw a photo of a tree covered in bioluminescent fungi saying it was found in Gerroa, 5 minutes drive from me. Wow how amazing, so I set out to find it and photography it too. Since then I developed an interest in fungi and look forward to Autumn when there is plenty about. To enable me to photograph ghost fungi ( omphalotus nidiformis) I go for a bush walk during the day mostly
    Credit: Helen Dark
    Instagram: helendark12
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Canyonland National Park
    Mesa Arch is about a 25 minute walk from the parking lot in Canyonland National Park. At night, it's the darkest sky I've ever seen. This photo represents 20 stacked images of the Milky Way combined together in Starry Landscape Stacker. The result required the scene to be slightly brightened in post to bring out the foreground.
    Credit: Larry Kraus
    Facebook: Larry Kraus
    Instagram: lkraus01
    Wigan Photography Group
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Yarrow valley

    Credit: Ste Freeman
    Instagram: ste_freeman

    Newark Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: The Baltimore Inner Harbor
    Baltimore Harbor, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a historic seaport and a major center for shipping and industry. The harbor is part of the larger Patapsco River and serves as a prominent cultural and economic area within the city. It includes several neighborhoods like Inner Harbor, which is renowned for its restored historic ships, museums, and waterfront attractions such as the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.The Inner Harbor area has been developed extensively since the 1
    Credit: Louis Nesbitt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louis.nesbitt.14
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nesbytel/
    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: Northern Utah
    Canon R5 , Canon RF 100-500 4.5-7.1 L IS USM. .
    Credit: Thomas Boden
    Instagram: thomas.boden.75
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach Oregon
    While visiting Cannon Beach, Oregon for Spring Break this year, we were treated to beautiful blue skies, warm weather, stars AND airglow at night! I was absolutely giddy about seeing those stars! Now I hope you all know how extremely rare this combination is on the pacific coast in spring. It's normally overcast and raining and definitely no stars to be seen. Thank you universe for allowing your magic to flow this evening. I truly appreciate you and your powers ??
    Credit: Amanda Thornton DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics

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