DURHAM
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 27 April
Teams, Gateshead - 10am - 2 Hours
Georgios Ntazos
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      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 18 May
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

Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 20 April
Sunderland Town Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
Spring photography is a beautiful way to capture the renewal of life that comes with the arrival of spring.

Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We'll be looking at composition, focus and colour in this Spring season!
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£24      
Bird Photography

Bird Photography

Saturday 20 April
Morpeth, Northumberland - 10am - 2 Hours
Northumberland Photography Group
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Discover the secrets of capturing stunning avian photographs in picturesque natural settings. Join us for an immersive event tailored both for beginners and seasoned bird photography enthusiasts. Immerse in the beauty of local habitats and the diverse bird species that call them home, while refining your photography techniques.

This event not only focuses on improving your skills but also provides a platform to connect and learn from fellow bird photography aficionados. With an array of species to discover, each moment is an invitation to frame nature's feathered marvels through your lens.

Embrace the art of bird photography, where every session promises new insights and delightful camaraderie among peers who share your photographic journey.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
Marton-in-Cleveland - 11am - 3 Hours
Middlesbrough Photography Group
Mark Taylor
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      

Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside Photography Walk

Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside Photography Walk

Saturday 20 April
Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside - 6pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Join us for a relaxed walk around the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside on this spring day, and immerse yourself in the cityscape. During this session you will learn how to capture transfixing photos through various composition methods including leading lines, echoes in shape, and mastering depth of field. The Quayside, adorned with its unique architecture and iconic bridges, serves as the perfect canvas for creating visually stunning images.
Whether you're a complete beginner or an intermediate photographer, this session meets all skill levels. Personalised guidance ensures that each person, regardless of experience, gains a complete understanding of fundamental compositional techniques. The personalised guidance extends to various different cameras from DSLR and Mirrorless to Mobile Phones. By the session's end, you will have newfound confidence and be equipped with the skills to harness compelling photographs.
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£24      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Minskip Rd, Boroughbridge, Staveley - 10am - 2 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
Let's capture nature at its finest. We will discuss the optimum camera settings for the conditions on the day and then find some nice subjects to photograph. The main considerations will be light, aperture, and framing; learning how to see and capture pleasing images of nature.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
Morpeth - 10am - 3 Hours
Northumberland Photography Group
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to delve deeper into understanding your camera better and go beyond just relying on automatic exposure. Engage with us in a comprehensive workshop designed to help you master the fundamentals of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings impact your photographs' exposure. Moreover, this isn't just a theory session - we'll be applying your newly learnt skills in a practical session under the supervision of a seasoned professional photographer. Seize this chance to enhance your photography skills and take your passion to the next level!
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£61      

Street Photography Challenge

Street Photography Challenge

Saturday 27 April
Newcastle Upon Tyne - 2pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Enhance your observational skills during this street photography challenge within the bustling Newcastle cityscape. During this session you will learn some easy to use methods to help you gain confidence as a street photographer including how to approach and photograph interesting people and capturing unique stories. You will also understand the best setting to use with your camera to capture the moment in a fast paced environment, as well as compositional and storytelling skills.
Great for all camera types including mobile phones and all skill levels.
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£24      
Flower Photography

Flower Photography

Saturday 04 May
Morpeth - 10am - 2 Hours
Northumberland Photography Group
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Delve into the art of capturing the delicate beauty of flowers with our comprehensive photography workshop. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the must-know techniques to create breathtaking floral images. From mastering composition and lighting to uncovering the secrets of creating distinct and eye-catching photographs, this session is an enriching journey for photography enthusiasts. Embark on a day filled with the joy of learning, the excitement of exploration, and the pleasure of artistic discovery. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will elevate your photographic skills to new heights.
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£24      
Beginner Photography Class

Beginner Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
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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£61       3 places left

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
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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£61       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
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
£61       5 places left
Spring Portrait Session

Spring Portrait Session

Saturday 11 May
Leazes - 2pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Join Jenny, a portrait photographer with over a decade of experience, for a spring-inspired portrait session. Bring your chosen model - spouse, friend, or older child , and immerse yourself in the art of capturing the essence of spring 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 some simple lighting techniques as well as how to use the available light. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate enthusiast, this session promises to enhance your skills.
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£24      

Other Nearby Groups

Landscape Painting

Landscape Painting

Saturday 27 April
Barnes Park Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Watercolour Group
Stanley Ezeh
Discover the elegance of nature through the timeless medium of watercolor in our upcoming workshop. Led by a skilled instructor with profound experience in the field, participants will be immersed in a journey to master the art of painting. This session is designed to deepen your understanding of critical painting concepts such as color theory, composition, and brushwork.

Throughout the workshop, you'll learn how to harness light and shadow to imbue your pieces with depth and emotion, capture the vibrant colors and intricate textures of the natural landscape, and experiment with various brushstrokes and techniques to achieve remarkable effects. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a budding painter, this workshop promises a comprehensive exploration into the practice of bringing nature's splendor to life on canvas.
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£26      
Still Life Painting (Animal/Pets)

Still Life Painting (Animal/Pets)

Saturday 18 May
Barnes Park Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Watercolour Group
Stanley Ezeh
Still life paintings inspire and encourage us to view often everyday objects with renewed fascination. Join us as we incorporate some of the same techniques and subject matter of an art genre which dates back to Egyptian times. As one of the principal genres of Western Art, still life paintings involve a subject matter which does not move or is no longer alive . It will be a wholesome experience to explore the most effective approach to still life paintings
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£26      
Still Life Painting (Breakfast Piece)

Still Life Painting (Breakfast Piece)

Saturday 01 June
Burdon Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Watercolour Group
Stanley Ezeh
Our quest to touch every aspect of still life painting brings us to this next Workshop where we will be painting breakfast, fruits and edible compositions. It will be a wholesome experience as the participants would be guided very step to render and understand every process of painting a beautiful still life painting.
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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
    2024-03-31
    Title or Location: Durham Cathedral
    Easter Saturday Morning
    Credit: Jane Parker

    Durham Photography Group
    2024-03-29
    Title or Location: Amble Harbour
    Birds of Amble Harbour. A few birds around lobster pots at Amble Harbour in Northumberland. Using a bit of editing in Lightroom to make the colours on the birds pop out.
    Credit: Nathan Hirst
    Durham Photography Group
    2024-03-23
    Title or Location: Whitby Harbour
    "What you looking at!"Taking by Whitby Harbour is this photograph of a Dunnock perched on top of a lobster pod. My main focus this year is to do more wildlife photography and so far that goal is going to plan.
    Credit: Nathan Hirst

    Durham Photography Group
    2024-03-17
    Title or Location: Hawthorn Dene

    Credit: Craig Harriman
    Instagram: craigharriman_photography

    Durham Photography Group
    2024-03-10
    Title or Location:
    Stumbled across a young seal relaxing on the beach when out for a walk with my dog along the coast.
    Credit: Craig Harriman
    Instagram: craigharriman_photography
    Durham Photography Group
    2024-02-18
    Title or Location: Durham Cathedral and it's Rose Window

    Credit: Jane Parker

    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe
    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art
    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
    I captured this house sparrow coming in for a landing on my bird feeder one rainy afternoon using my Nikon D7500 and a Sigma 100-400mm lens. The settings were 1/1250 f/6.3 Auto ISO.
    Credit: Max L. Lieberman

    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Murfreesboro, Arkansas
    The classic "Diamond Ring" picture from the recent eclipse on April 8, 2024, taken from our cabin in the woods on the banks of the Little Missouri River! We (8 family members) have been eagerly waiting for this event since August of 2017, when we traveled to Athens, Tennessee for the last one!
    Credit: Craig P LaBorde
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Victoria Point, Brisbane
    This was my first attempt at astrophotography in Brisbane and was a trial shot more than anything. I went looking for an eastern facing foreground knowing that the Milky Way core would be rising at around 10pm from the east, leaving me few options where light pollution wouldn't be an issue. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too harsh at vic point. I loved the foreground and the lightning in the distance on the horizon, and the satellite creaping in was another unexpected surprise with th
    Credit: Ryan Bowron
    Instagram: @rdb_photo
    Glasgow Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: GlenCoe. Scotland.
    This photo was taken a few years ago. I waited a long time for the right light and atmosphere. I was already cold when this picture appeared. I was very happy that my efforts were so generously rewarded.
    Credit: Bogdan

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