DURHAM
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 15 June
Ouseburn Rd, Newcastle - 11:30am - 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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£26      
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

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 18 May
Whitby - 11am - 2 Hours
Middlesbrough Photography Group
Mark Taylor
Embark on a creative journey and capture the world through your lens with our engaging photography walk. This leisurely stroll will take you through an array of visual experiences, from the bustling energy of street scenes to the serene majesty of landscapes. Along the way, discover the elegance of architectural forms and the beauty of seascapes, and explore the intriguing realm of abstract photography. Join fellow photography enthusiasts in this delightful exploration, where every snapshot is a story waiting to be told. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting, this event is designed to inspire and nurture your passion for photography.
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£24      
Capture the Beauty of Spring

Capture the Beauty of Spring

Saturday 25 May
Gateshead - 2pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Immerse yourself in tree blossoms, spring flowers, and explore macro photography in the stunning setting of Saltwell Park, Gateshead. Explore the park's various gardens and wooded areas as we hunt for various delicate blossoms to vibrant flowers. Delve into the world of macro photography and uncover hidden details. Jenny will guide you to capture stunning images and help you unleash your creativity within the magic of spring.
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£24      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 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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£24      

Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 01 June
Marton-in-Cleveland - 11am - 2 Hours
Middlesbrough Photography Group
Mark Taylor
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

Please try and bring a model with you this could be a family member or a friend.
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£24      
Beginner Photography Class

Beginner Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
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      
Wildflower Photography Meetup

Wildflower Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Minskip Rd, Boroughbridge, Staveley - 9am - 2 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
Join us as we explore and capture the beauty of wildflowers in this photography meetup. We will discuss the optimum camera settings for the conditions on the day and then find some nice flowers to photograph. The main considerations will be light, aperture, and framing; learning how to see and capture pleasing images of wild plants and flowers.
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£24      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Morpeth - 10am - 2 Hours
Northumberland Photography Group
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Discover the secrets of transforming the natural world into captivating works of art through your camera lens. This session is dedicated to guiding you on the art of using camera settings to creatively capture nature's beauty. Delve into the techniques of composition, focus, and color to bring your photography to new heights.

Imagine the vibrant fields of flowers, a delicately perched butterfly, or the singular beauty of a dewdrop on a rose petal. These scenes, often adorning the walls of professional spaces, capture the essence of nature's splendor. It's about seeing the world through a new lens and learning how to encapsulate that vision into a breathtaking photo.

Throughout our time together, we'll explore how to utilize angles, lighting, and shadows to accentuate your subject, turning simple moments in nature into extraordinary pieces of art. Whether you're aiming to enrich your personal collection or elevate your professional portfolio, mastering these techniques will open up a new realm of photographic possibilities. Join us to unlock your creative potential and see the natural world like never before.
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£26      
Seascape Photography

Seascape Photography

Saturday 08 June
Marsden, South Shields - 2pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
In this meetup, we will be exploring one of the most incredible rock formations on the North East coast. The unusual rock formation in this venue looks great from a variety of angles. No matter what time of day it is, or if the tide is in or out, you can always get incredible photos in this unique location.

Join Jenny and explore this beautiful natural landmark using a variety of compositions, and even experimenting with long exposure if the tide is high. This session is brilliant for the complete beginner photographer to the more intermediate photographer. Although not essential, it is recommended to bring your tripod to this session.
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£26      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 15 June
Minskip Rd, Boroughbridge, Staveley - 9am - 3 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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£61      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 15 June
Castletown - 10am - 2 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
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      
Lighthouse Photography Session

Lighthouse Photography Session

Saturday 22 June
Whitley Bay - 2pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
A beautiful lighthouse is a great focal point, perfect for learning about some of the fundamental skills for landscape photography.

Join Jenny for this session and learn various compositional techniques, the best settings to use, and how to use various bits of equipment to get the desired effects.

This session is great for the complete beginner photographer, but also more intermediate photographers looking to brush up on their technique. It is also recommended to bring a tripod to this session as well as any filters you may have.
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£26      
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.
book now
£26      

Other Nearby Groups

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      
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
    2024-05-11
    Title or Location: Durham City
    This was a mad dash decision to try and get to Durham before daylight beat me. I was at Fontburn Reservoir taking shots of the Aurora when I decided it would be a good idea to try and get to Durham before daylight and on very little sleep.
    Credit: Lee Reid
    Instagram: Lr81photography

    Durham Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: Dirham
    After 30 years roughly of not popping open a film cannister I decided to delve back in again. I found a decently priced Olympus XA and got hold of a roll of Kodak Ultramax....this was the last frame on that roll...Definitely hooked again!
    Credit: Simon van Coevorden
    Durham Photography Group
    2024-04-28
    Title or Location: Durham Botanic Gardens
    Not sure if the details regarding the book and author are permitted or if it would be classed as advertising? Please let me know and I will amend. This image was created as reminder of a particular visit to the Botanic Gardens. I am reading a book called Kokoro, by the author Beth Kempton who completed her Japanese Studies at Durham University. I wanted to spend time in the Sakura Friendship Garden as a way of conecting with Beth's writing and her descriptions of Japan and the philosophies o
    Credit: Sue Rafferty
    Facebook: N/A
    Instagram: @sosaidh.rafferty

    Durham Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: My Fuji, japan
    Photo taken (iPhone) from the top of the Komagatake Ropeway near Lake Ashi, Japan. Luckily it was a very clear day
    Credit: Barry McGregor

    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

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez
    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire
    I started taking my son to RIAT in 2008 when he was just six years old. He had to follow Dad, and would be seen armed with my old Canon 350D. I was using a Canon 40D and Canon 100-400mm L series lens at the time.RIAT is wholly dependant upon the right weather for good photography. Cloud too low - display routines are changed. Too much cloud and rain - the background is too grey. The weather can also be too good, leaving bright blue, but boring backgrounds. Thankfully July 18, 2009 provided goo
    Credit: Steve Kingston
    Facebook: Steven Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558
    Milwaukee Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Near Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Knowing there was a high chance of seeing the aurora borealis, I left work early on Friday, May 10. First, I stopped at my local camera store to buy a new lens I had been dreaming about (14-24mm f2.8). Then I drove to Minnesota to meet up with another photographer. By 1am, we found ourselves by this lake. I often found myself admiring the aurora and not taking pictures. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced.
    Credit: Jenny Parbs
    Instagram: @jparbsphoto

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