DURHAM
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

A Moment in Time Architecture Meet up

A Moment in Time Architecture Meet up

Sunday the 17th of July
Beamish North of England open air museum - 10.30am - 2 hours
Beamish museum is a beautiful place, a living museum which has literally lifted streets, a colliery, a farm, school and more from their historic environment and rebuilt them in a complete environment. There is so much choice of buildings to photograph, (not to mention the endless choices for future meet-ups). Learn to appreciate the architecture of old and older in ways that we don?t think about on a daily basis.
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£21pp     10 places left
Trees Photography Meetup

Trees Photography Meetup

Saturday the 6th of August
Hamsterly Forest Durham - 10.00am - 2 hours
Explore trees, texture, angles, colours and focus. In a place where choice of subject is definitely not limited. Trees are our main subject today but there are other subjects that you can grab the opportunity to capture too as well as learning how to get the best from your camera.
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£21pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 20th of August
Hardwick Country Park - 10am - 3 hours
Want to learn the difference between your f stop and your aperture? Shutter speeds and the ideal ISO for what you need? At the same time as being surrounded by nature and taking some fabulous photos? Then this class is for you. Fun and informal as well as being informative and filled with useful information.
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£55pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Birds Photography Meetup

Birds Photography Meetup

Saturday the 3rd of September
Low Barns Nature Reserve Durham - 10.00am - 2hours
This area has hides, lakes and birds aplenty as well as other natural beauties, with flora and fauna everywhere. Challenge yourself to get that clear image, that super macro or even a capture of a rare species.
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£21pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Cathedral and Architecture Photography Meetup

Cathedral and Architecture Photography Meetup

Saturday the 17th of September
Cathedral Green Durham city - 10.00am - 2 hours
Visit an iconic building in Durham City, the cathedral has been there since since the late 11th century, steeped in so much history, it's architecture tells a story of its own. A social meeting will extra challenges,
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£21pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 1st of October
Hardwick Country Park - 10am - 3 hours
Want to learn the difference between your f stop and your aperture? Shutter speeds and the ideal ISO for what you need? At the same time as being surrounded by nature and taking some fabulous photos? Then this class is for you. Fun and informal as well as being informative and filled with useful information.
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£55pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Riverside and Bridges Photography Meetup

Riverside and Bridges Photography Meetup

Saturday the 15th of October
Durham Riverside - 10.00am - 2 hours
A walk along the banks of the river Wear which depending upon the weather can be anything from a calm slow moving area of relaxation to a raging torrent. There are bridges aplenty all with different structures and angles to explore alongside the flora and fauna of river itself. There will be the opportunity to explore the bridges from all angles.
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£21pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT DURHAM
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 around Durham.

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 Durham 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 2 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.

REVIEWS
Had a fantastic morning of photography teaching with Heather at Hardwick. It was a very relaxed and informal session, whilst still being informative and thought-provoking. The time flew because it just flowed and was so much fun. No question was too basic or complex, she is so knowledgeable and approachable. It was pitched perfectly. Can't wait for the next one. Thank you Heather!
5/5
Enya
July 2nd 2022
Brilliant
4/5
Mia Moldovan
August 30th 2021
Jonathan is such an amazing instructor. He spent time with each of us, guiding us through the session. He made sure we were all on the same level, we understood the basics and helped shape our perception through the day. Personally, he has helped me change my perception, the way I see the scene in front of me, helped me improve my composition and fine tuned my sense. I was so proud of myself at the end of the day I pretty much floated home. I loved the little tasks he gave us for each part of the session. I came home with so many good shots I'll probably grow old trying to edit them all.
5/5
Oana Clarke-Wills
August 28th 2021
Jonathan was really helpful, passionate about photography and really approachable. This was the first time I?ve ever done anything like this and it challenged me but gave me more confidence in my ability and expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed the event, thank you.
5/5
Lisa Wright
August 28th 2021
Philip is very professional, contactable and funny. He gave us a lot of valuable information, tips and advice. Time passed very quickly. We will use next courses with Filip.
5/5
Katie Zieba
April 9th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Debbie Todd
Debbie is an experienced fine art photographer based just outside of Durham. Her experience includes running a portrait studio and she has been nominated for several awards. Currently a BA student she is hoping to graduate and complete her Masters degree. She has a passion for portraiture and lives to pass on her skills and knowledge to others.
Dr Heather Laurence
Heather is a professional photographer and therapist with a forty year history of taking photos (although she swears she is not old enough). Using photography as a therapeutic tool in her therapy sessions she has built up a program which teaches and encourages students and service users to focus on their surroundings and to get the best from the tools they have. Whether it be a phone camera or the latest dslr it really isn?t important to the overall outcome of the sessions, the aim being to leave the sessions feeling positive about your skills and gleaning an education, inspirational ideas and sharing learning with others. For more information about Heather’s work see her website https://www.ecoartswild.health