DERBY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

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ABOUT DERBY
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 Derby.

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 Derby 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
Zoe was fabulous as usual. Looking forward to more courses. Thank you
5/5
Claire Murray
March 20th 2022
Excellent as usual! Very informative and lots of fun.
5/5
Claire Murray
March 12th 2022
A bit chilly! Apart from that, it was good. Zoe gave us particular things to look for rather than just wandering around.
4/5
david cowper
February 13th 2022
Today was my first time with Derby Photography Group. Zoe is amazing, she has been guiding me in compositions and camera settings today. I would again come for such photo walks.
5/5
Noel Padgaonkar
February 12th 2022
Fantastic meet up again, amazing location at Dovedale and great tuition, suggestions and information from Zoe again. Looking forward to the wildlife one in March at Wollaton Park.
5/5
Nick Goodall
January 17th 2022
Derby Centre Night Session 27/11/21. This meeting was brilliant, Zoe went through settings, set some challenges and talked us through how to achieve the results required. Incredibly useful and made to feel welcome. Will be attending another session soon indeed.
5/5
Nick Goodall
November 29th 2021
Really interesting evening learning a few techniques I'd not used before which gave me some interesting and quite artistic results especially the light trails and the twinkling xmas lights
5/5
Mike Stead
November 29th 2021
Amazing what I learnt in 2 hours. For me Zoe was great at getting the balance between guiding me towards taking better photos re shutter/aperture and manual focus settings and then letting me practice. Really informative and fun session.
5/5
Mike Stead
November 8th 2021
Very useful event. Greatly improved my confidence
5/5
Dave Millington
November 8th 2021
Zoe was responsive to the needs of everyone in the group, and gave us tips and inspiration to develop our skills.
5/5
Anna Laffin
September 5th 2021
I enjoyed meeting up with Zoe who is enthusiastic and picked a good area to photograph.
4/5
Caroline Swift
May 15th 2021
Very informative as well as being a lot of fun
5/5
Claire Murray
May 15th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Jen Mason
Jen Mason is a portrait photographer based in the East Midlands. With over fifteen years of experience as a photographer, Jen has worked in many aspects including portrait and fashion, and had various publications in both digital and print.