DERBY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 29th of January
Markeaton Park - 11am - 3 hours
This class is a great way to learn all about your new Christmas camera! Ideal for yourself or as a gift for someone else looking to master the skill of photography. We will cover all elements of the exposure triangle, and how they work together to form a photograph. I will cover some creative techniques so you can make the most of the kit you have and add a cool flair to your imagery.
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£48pp     only 3 places left
Architectural Photography Meetup

Architectural Photography Meetup

Saturday the 12th of February
Derby City Center - 11am - 2 hours
This meet is all about learning the most effective ways of photographing the Architecture in the city! We will cover five of the best methods of composition and use these to our abilities whilst taking some fabulous pictures of Derby's iconic structures.
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£18pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday the 19th of February
Derby - 11am - 2
Street photography is an exciting way of getting creative in the bustling city centre. Use your knowledge of photographic techniques and play with camera settings to take dynamic pictures of people, capturing them in their day to day routine.
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£18pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Wildlife Photography Meetup

Wildlife Photography Meetup

Saturday the 12th of March
Wollaton Hall and Deer Park - 11am - 2 hours
Wildlife photography is challenging, even for those who are experienced! But if you are a fan of nature and capturing photos of the gorgeous creatures that we share the earth with, then this meet is guaranteed fun! We will cover tips and tricks to achieve the best results when shooting wildlife photography, from camera settings, to taking the time to compose a breathtaking picture. And where better than Bruce Wayne's house surrounded by deer and birds?
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£18pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
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
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
Great location, leader, group members. I learned some valuable lessons and it was enjoyable.
5/5
John Waine
April 25th 2021
Enjoyed it. Location Zoe chose was lovely. Glad it was early because it got very busy.
4/5
Caroline Swift
April 24th 2021
Brendan loved it. I believe he has setup a request for details of more courses. I booked this for him and he has just been so complimentary of the whole event. Thank you
5/5
Brendan
April 8th 2021
It was a really good course I've learnt alot and now look forward to putting it into practice zoe was very informative and patient with questions that were asked would highly recommend and hopefully look forward to be able to do another
5/5
Donna
April 3rd 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Zoe Lumb