DURHAM
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
S Shore Rd, Gateshead - 10am - 2 Hours
Georgios Ntazos
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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£24      

Nearby Photography Groups

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 29 June
Tunstall Hills - 10am - 2 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Minskip Rd, Boroughbridge, Staveley - 9am - 3 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
The aim of this session is to help you become more confident with your camera and move away from the automatic settings. With the guidance of a professional photographer you will learn about the exposure triangle, along with autofocus and compositional techniques that will take your photography to the next level.
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£67       5 places left
Learn Photography Basics Meetup

Learn Photography Basics Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Marton-in-Cleveland - 11am - 2 Hours
Middlesbrough Photography Group
Mark Taylor
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join our "Learn Photography Basics" 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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£26      

Beginner Photography Class

Beginner Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Newcastle City Centre - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Join instructor Jenny on this photography class covering the basics of photography.

During this class you will gain an understanding of how your camera works, confidence using the exposure triangle, and how to use composition creatively.
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£67       2 places left
Motion Blur - Water Photography Meetup

Motion Blur - Water Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Ripon HG4 2QA - 9am - 2 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
During this session we will be using longer exposures on fast-moving water to create a motion blur effect. We will start with a short walk along the river stoping at a few suitable locations. The main considerations will be light, aperture, shutter speed, and composition.
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£26      
Landscapes & Seascapes

Landscapes & Seascapes

Saturday 13 July
Marine Walk - 10am - 2 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
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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£26      

Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography

Monday 22 July
Herrington, Houghton le Spring - 3pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
The park for this event is a great location to start exploring the genre of wildlife photography with its many water birds from the majestic swans to your plucky ducklings. The water is often full of activity as we head towards the end of the breeding season with many females raising their second clutch of the year.
Join Jenny to learn the basics of wildlife photography in this beautiful setting. By the end of the session you'll master some simple techniques that will get you great results, including composition techniques, and using manual settings.
Although you only need minimum equipment for this session, I highly recommend bringing a telephoto lens that goes to 200mm. If you are working with a heavy lens, I also recommend bringing a tripod with a ball joint pivot.
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£26      
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 27 July
Herrington - 10am - 2 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.
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£26      
Beginner Photography Class

Beginner Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
Newcastle City Centre - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Join instructor Jenny on this photography class covering the basics of photography.

During this class you will gain an understanding of how your camera works, confidence using the exposure triangle, and how to use composition creatively.
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£67      

Composition in Photography Meetup

Composition in Photography Meetup

Saturday 10 August
Minskip Rd, Boroughbridge, Staveley - 10am - 2 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
Composition in photography is how a photographer arranges elements within the frame so that the image is visually appealing to the viewer. In this session we will be looking at some of the rules of composition including, the rule of thirds, leading lines, subject position, and negative/active space.

Please bring suitable clothing and footwear as there may be a small amount of walking involved.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 10 August
Sunderland Town Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
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      
Summer Portrait Meet-up

Summer Portrait Meet-up

Saturday 10 August
Old Hartley - 2pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Join Jenny, a portrait photographer with over a decade of experience, for a summer-inspired portrait session within the beautiful setting of Old Hartley. Bring your chosen modelspouse, friend, or older childand immerse yourself in the art of capturing the essence of summer on the beach though the genre of portraiture. During the session you'll learn the intricacies of posing, essential composition techniques like framing and utilising depth of field creatively. You'll also learn how to use props to enhance your photography and help write a story. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate enthusiast, this session promises to enhance your skills.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Self Expression and Abstract

Self Expression and Abstract

Saturday 27 July
Burdon Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Watercolour Group
Stanley Ezeh
Pushing the boundaries of your creative abilities to harness the inner creative juice to bring your thoughts and imagination to life. Start your journey on abstract painting.
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£26      
Still Life Painting (Flowers)

Still Life Painting (Flowers)

Saturday 10 August
Burdon Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Watercolour Group
Stanley Ezeh
In this session, we will be provided step by step techniques on how to start painting various floral compositions.
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£26      
Life Painting (Waterscape)

Life Painting (Waterscape)

Saturday 14 September
Barnes Park Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Watercolour Group
Stanley Ezeh
Have fun painting nature and a nice lake. This will give you the opportunity of being guided to paint directly from the water flows and how to best interpret them on your paper or canvas.
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£26      

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 in 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.

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  • REVIEWS
    Another superb photography meet-up with Georgios to work through getting the most from macro photography. The day was sunny, but freezing cold with thick snow - we were able to make use of the snow and ice crystals to get some great shots! Yay! Really looking forward to the next events.
    5/5
    Mike Peacock
    2023-12-05
    It was great to meet Georgios and to do the Durham Street Photography walk about. Sometimes it's just nice to be in a group, to share knowledge and experience, do things together - a great learning community. I really enjoyed the session and got some nice photos too.
    5/5
    Mike Peacock
    2023-10-30
    It was a nice walk in Durham. We exchange ideas and explore different ways of taking photographs and composing scenes.
    5/5
    Adriel
    2023-10-30

    Very good , learnt more in 3 hours than i had in 6 months . Instructor was brilliant very patient .
    5/5
    Mr tony reed
    2023-06-27
    It was a good walk around Durham with a knowledgeable tutor who's clearly enthusiastic about architecture photography, and I learned several things, including one especially good tip. I'd happily join another of Jake's classes.
    5/5
    Andy
    2023-04-01
    It was an amazing introduction to photography. Jake was so knowledgeable and was generous in sharing this knowledge in a way that encouraged me to have a go and believe in myself. We were able to explore the best options for different light, close up pictures, composition and much more. I left feeling inspired and motivated to do more with my camera. I can't thank Jake enough for a fantastic course
    5/5
    Jennifer
    2023-03-13

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Georgios Ntazos
    George is doctoral student of Social Anthropology at Durham. He graduated four years ago from his postdoctoral studies in Visual Ethnography and Social Anthropology. Throughout his Master's studies, he learnt how to make a documentary from scratch. From earlier on, he had tried multiple brands of cameras like Nikon, Sony, Canon, Olympus and Fujifilm for his stills.

    At the moment, he is focusing on his doctoral studies, his support work with young care leavers and people fighting with their drug and alcohol addictions and trying to avoid homelessness. In the meantime, he enjoys travelling every two to three months around the world and visiting his home country, Greece. He is using mostly macrophotography as a way of expressing his love for small objects and the details of an environment affected by humans and their insensitive actions over nature. George has recently acquired a Portrait lens and would like to invest more time into capturing people's faces within spontaneity whilst respecting other people's privacy. George believes in the social significance of photography to disturb those abusing power and stereotypes about minority communities and marginalized individuals. Also, he believes that art should be original and authentic with our own feelings.
    PHOTOS
    Durham Photography Group
    2024-06-15
    Title or Location: An image can speak a thousand words
    My father in law Ken was diagnosed with mixed dementia (Alzheimer's and vascular dementia) he has recently been going through some bad times since he had an operation to remove his hip joint due to a fall, it was a 50/50 operation if he would come through it. Thankfully he did.This picture was taken when Ken was having a very bad day, I was sat back in the chair and had a tear in my eye listening to the conversation and watching Ken, when I saw Andrea put her arm around her dad and Ken p
    Credit: Daniel Johnson
    Instagram: Djphotography76

    Durham Photography Group
    2024-06-12
    Title or Location: Grindelwald, Switzerland

    Credit: Michael Wong
    Durham Photography Group
    2024-06-08
    Title or Location: Roker Beach
    First Sunny day for a while....Cora decided to wear her mirror sunglasses.....so Amy excuse for a mirror selfie!
    Credit: Simon

    Durham Photography Group
    2024-06-06
    Title or Location: Just outside of Darlington
    A field of poppies just outside of Darlington.
    Credit: Andrew Sturdy
    Facebook: Andrew.sturdy.58
    Instagram: Andrewsturdyphotography

    Durham Photography Group
    2024-05-26
    Title or Location: Eggleston Abbey
    A 13 shot panorama at Eggleston Abbey. Taken during the amazing aurora display on the 10th/11th May 2024.
    Credit: Kevin Proffitt
    Facebook: Kevin Proffitt Photography
    Instagram: @kevinproffittphotography
    Durham Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: Eagle Crag, Lake District
    Photo of Eagle Crag taken at sunrise.
    Credit: Craig Harriman
    Instagram: craigharriman_photography

    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-24
    Title or Location: Oregon Coast
    I had the pleasure of traveling to the Oregon Coast for a photo workshop. This is one of many shots I took while there, This is a blue hour blend where I took one photo right after sunset and another photo from the same spot hours later to capture the night sky then blended the 2 together. Thanks for looking!
    Credit: Frank Kuszaj
    Facebook: Frankly Living Photography
    Instagram: Frankly_Living_
    Canterbury Photography Group
    2024-06-23
    Title or Location: Sunny Sands, Folkestone
    This morning was not very promising, but still I was determined to get out and take pictures! Headed to Sunny Sands and found these two rocks in the sand that caught my interest. The tide was rising and the sun started glowing in the sky! "Perfect moment", and the a wave caught me by surprise and made my feet soaking wet! Apparently sign of good luck, and maybe so, it's one of my best images and was definitely worth it!
    Credit: Dario Canada
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61552347741084
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/streets_n_scapes?igsh=MW1uMWI4MDVrb28zcw3D3D&utm_source=qr
    Rochester Photography Group
    2024-06-22
    Title or Location: Cornwall
    A weeks break in Cornwall and found this beautiful place called menacuddle in St austal
    Credit: Terry Bodkin

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-06-22
    Title or Location: Sydney Opera House
    Sydney Opera House lit up on Vivid Sydney and a colourful party boat moving on the waters of Sydney harbour produces a bright rainbow coloured light trail.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks
    Riverside Photography Group
    2024-06-21
    Title or Location: McGee Creek, eastern Sierra Nevada
    I had been out of photography for a few years, and was just getting back into it when my brother and I took a trip to the eastern Sierra for fall colors in October 2017. We had been out all day when we returned to McGee Creek during the late afternoon. A had set up my camera and tripod to get a long exposure shot of leaves on a rock in the creek, when I looked to my right and saw another great image. I realized that my "eye" had returned, and I was exhilarated! Rock with aspen leaf, McGee Cr
    Credit: John Prothero
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JProtheroPhotog
    Instagram: @j.prothero.photographer
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-06-20
    Title or Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
    ?This past Father?s Day I went to a family farm cidery with my oldest daughter. The drinks were good, the company was great, but the best part was the farm?s commitment to keeping wild, native plants for pollinators. This little bee found a delicious clover and I got this macro shot.?
    Credit: PGC Photography
    Instagram: @valle6500

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