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Upcoming Events

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Sunday 21 July
Shoreham Harbour - 10am - 2 Hours
Tobias Slater-Hunt
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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£26       4 places left
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 03 August
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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£26      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday 04 August
Lower Kings Road, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Tobias Slater-Hunt
Making the most of the hustle and bustle of the Brighton's sea front,, 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      

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 17 August
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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£26      
A Sense of Place Photography Meetup

A Sense of Place Photography Meetup

Sunday 25 August
Royal Pavilion Grounds, New Rd, Brighton, and Hove, Brighton BN1 1UG - 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

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
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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£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
Iancu Zeno Jianu
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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£67      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 28 July
Knole Lane - 9am - 2 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful 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 subjects pop.
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£26      

Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 03 August
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
Iancu Zeno Jianu
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We, as a class, will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
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.
book now
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 17 August
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.
book now
£67      

Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Sunday 25 August
Knole Lane - 9am - 3 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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£26      
Seascape Photography Meetup

Seascape Photography Meetup

Saturday 31 August
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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£26      
Headshot Photography Class

Headshot Photography Class

Saturday 14 September
Towner Gallery - 12pm - 3 Hours
Eastbourne Photography Group
Eva Kalpadaki
Join us for an immersive workshop focusing on the art of professional headshot photography. Learn to capture stunning, tightly framed shots that not only highlight your subject's professionalism but also their personality and brand. This session will concentrate on techniques for creating compelling chest-up portraits with optimal lighting to illuminate your model's features. Perfect your skills and elevate your photography portfolio with beautifully executed headshots.
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£67      

Astrophotography Meetup

Astrophotography Meetup

Saturday 14 September
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      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 22 September
London Rd - 9am - 2 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 28 September
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Eastbourne Photography Group
Eva Kalpadaki
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.
book now
£67      

Other Nearby Groups

Painting the Foliage and Landscape

Painting the Foliage and Landscape

Saturday 27 July
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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£26      
Painting the Swans at Queen's Park

Painting the Swans at Queen's Park

Saturday 10 August
West Dr, Brighton and Hove - 10am - 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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£26      
Drawing Plants and Flowers (Open Medium)

Drawing Plants and Flowers (Open Medium)

Sunday 11 August
Goldstone Cres - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Art Group
Olivia Burden
Welcome to "Drawing Plants and Flowers"! In this workshop, we will explore the art of drawing plants and flowers.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of drawing various plants and flowers. We will cover topics such as simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and using colors to enhance your drawings.

You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful plant and flower drawings. Our instructors will provide feedback and guidance along the way, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.
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£26      

Water Scenes in Watercolors

Water Scenes in Watercolors

Saturday 17 August
Madeira Dr, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Watercolour Group
Rukmini Reddy Sen
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of water scenes through the delicate strokes of watercolor. Join us for a unique and inspiring event, where we'll explore the art of capturing the fluid beauty of water in all its forms. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the nuances of watercolor painting, helping you master the techniques needed to create stunning water-themed artworks. No prior watercolor experience is needed!
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£26      
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
    I learned a lot in those 2 hours. Toby is a great teacher :)
    5/5
    Bookie
    2024-05-14
    I am loving these workshops. I'm learning a lot and have gained more understanding about how to develop my eye when it comes to different types of photography
    5/5
    Gemma
    2024-05-14
    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

    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
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location:
    I was at a recording studio in Brighton taking photos of an 8 piece string orchestra but wanted to try and capture the energy and movement. I didn't have a ND filter, tripod or flash so set the camera for 2 second exposure and balanced the camera on my trainers. In theory it shouldn't have worked but the image came out better than I could have hoped for! Sony A7Rv and Zeiss 50mm. F1.4
    Credit: Grant Boniface
    Instagram: Grant_bonifacegb

    Brighton Photography Group
    2024-07-04
    Title or Location: Broad Bodied Chaser
    One of the things I miss the most from my time living in North Devon is the dragonflies that came every year.This was one of the last photos I took of a broad bodied chaser resting on a dandelionJune 2023.
    Credit: Emma J Crosby
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmajcrosby
    Brighton Photography Group
    2024-06-27
    Title or Location: Brighton North Laine area
    Taken on the BP Street Photography meetup with Tobias James
    Credit: Tracy Wadey

    Brighton Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Millenium Bridge, Gateshead
    This is one of my favourite bridges, which was constructed / opened a few years after I left the North East. Most times I go back there, I don't give myself enough time down at the Quayside, but on this occasion I did.The weather was typically grey and drizzly, which lent itself to a black & white. Taken from the Newcastle side of the River Tyne in 2022.
    Credit: Emma J Crosby
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmajcrosby

    Brighton Photography Group
    2024-06-16
    Title or Location: Royal Pavilion, Brighton
    Lived in Brighton for 50 years and never and never got a sun rise photo of the pavilion with the light coming from the right. So decided to set the alarm for 5.30 one morning and get down there whilst it was empty!! So happy i did. The image is 3 x 14mm shots merged in LR and edited with a soft BW contrast. Camera Sony a7rv. Lens Samyang 14mm f2.8. iso 32001/800 shutterf14
    Credit: Grant Boniface
    Instagram: grant_bonifacegb
    Brighton Photography Group
    2024-06-12
    Title or Location: Rock Gardens Brighton
    This was actually a very rushed shot as I only had 2 mins or so with the lovely Amy. I took 9 shots in all of which only 2 I liked. These were taken on the fantastic Voigtlander 40mm f1.2 attached to my Leica SL - A combo I've not used much yet and although focus is not easy, when correct the results can be wonderful. iso -100, 0.6ev, f1.2, 1/2000 sec
    Credit: Kev Hallam
    Facebook: Kevin Hallam or Kevhallamphotography
    Instagram: kevhallamphotography

    Leicester Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: Titchwell Reserve Norfolk
    I was focusing on a Marsh Harrier and when I put the camera down I saw this Robin perched on the edge of my table. He just stared at me and patiently waited as I reset the camera. I still had my zoom on and almost fell off my seat leaning to get focus. The images of this bird are among my favourite sets....
    Credit: Mike Hobson
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-14
    Title or Location: Betws-y-Coyed North Wales.
    Taken in Betws-y-Coyed. Swallow Waterfall. Nikon D750 & Nikkor 24-120 mm lens.Long exposure 30sISO 100f/22120 mm
    Credit: Jako Ecka
    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Castle Hill,South Island, NZ
    Castle Hill is an amazing location for Landscape and Astro photography. Used a Nikon Z6ii & 20mm 1.8 lens along with a lens warmer plus the Photo Pills planner.The moon was brighter than expected - 5 days old but it actually did us a big favour in lighting up the rocks with the Milky Way core above it. This is the jpeg with no edits.
    Credit: Kevin Woods

    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Capital Reef National Park, Utah
    I was on a photo workshop in the park with about 8 others. We set up for the night in the Cathedral Overlook campground. At about 3:30 am, the leader got us up and we drove, then hiked to this spot. We took astro shots, then waited in place for a couple hours until early light on the cathedral formations. This is was a merging of the two exposures that created this image.
    Credit: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Facebook: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography
    Fort Collins Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
    The day before taking the shot, I drove up to RMNP to scout a possible Milky Way shot with Nymph Lake in the foreground. The scouting was successful as it did look like I'd be able to have both the lake and the Milky Way in the shot, so I made a plan to head up there again the next day (July 3rd) and capture what I planned. Prior to heading back up to RMNP, while looking at the map of the area, I noticed another possible location where Fall River would be in the foreground and in my mind, having
    Credit: Danny Matriccino
    Facebook: dannymat03
    Instagram: dannymat_photography

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