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Upcoming Events

Nature Walk for Beginners

Nature Walk for Beginners

Sunday 10 March
Allestree - 9am - 3 Hours
Emma Duder
In this three-hour beginner's class we will explore the wonderful variety that can be found in British woodland. You will learn how to move past the auto function of your camera and start exploring some of the other settings. It will give you the basic principles to be able to explore more of what your camera is capable of and take your photography to the next level to capture some truly beautiful autumn scenes.

We will discuss how controlling aperture, shutter speed and ISO can give you more creative control; And how balancing the exposure triangle can help you achieve the perfect exposure for any situation. We will also look at composition and how we can frame our subject to draw the viewer in.
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£61       2 places left
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunday 24 March
Carsington - 5pm - 2 Hours
Emma Duder
Join us for a serene evening where the golden hour casts its fleeting glow, and learn the art of sunset photography. Discover the secrets to mastering your camera settings to encapsulate the enchanting hues of dusk. Sunsets are not simply nature's daily curtain call; they signify a world of meanings across cultures, embodying the fulfillment of the day and the precious moments before rest. Allow us to guide you in immortalizing this daily spectacle through your lens, crafting images that resonate with the universal allure of the sunset's tranquil beauty. Embrace the opportunity to transform your evening into a canvas of color and light, creating photographic masterpieces that echo the day's serene finale.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 07 April
Darley Abbey - 9am - 3 Hours
Emma Duder
In this three-hour beginner's class you will learn how to move past the auto function of your camera and start exploring some of the other settings. It will give you the basic principles to be able to explore more of what your camera is capable of and take your photography to the next level.

We will discuss how controlling aperture, shutter speed and ISO can give you more creative control; And how balancing the exposure triangle can help you achieve the perfect exposure for any situation. We will also look at composition and how we can frame our subject to draw the viewer in.
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£61      

Photographing the Bluebell Woods

Photographing the Bluebell Woods

Sunday 21 April
Mapperley - 10am - 2 Hours
Emma Duder
Every April a carpet of bluebells covers the ground at Mapperly. We'll take some time to try and capture this stunning display in all it's glory, from macro to woodland landscape, there's lots to explore with your camera on this meet up.
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£24      
City Photography for Beginners

City Photography for Beginners

Saturday 04 May
King St. - 9am - 3 Hours
Emma Duder
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      
Industrial Landscape Photography

Industrial Landscape Photography

Saturday 18 May
Belper - 10am - 2 Hours
Emma Duder
Buildings and other man-made structures can be used compositionally in the same way landscape photographers use trees and rolling hills.

We encourage participants to use the storied buildings and their surroundings to compose striking images that tell a story of time and craftsmanship. Join us for this unique photo opportunity and add a new dimension to your photography skills.
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£24      

Nearby Photography Groups

Editing and Post Processing Workshop

Editing and Post Processing Workshop

Sunday 03 March
meeting point will be the entrance outside the library. - 2pm - 3 Hours
Nottingham Photography Group
Shashwat Mohapatra
Join us for an exciting Editing and Post Processing Workshop, where we'll dive into the world of editing and enhancing your photographs to unleash their full potential!
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned photographer, this hands-on workshop will provide valuable insights and techniques to take your editing skills to the next level.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through various post-processing tool and software, sharing their tips and tricks along the way. You'll learn how to bring out the best in your images, achieve stunning visual effects, and develop your own unique style.
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£61       3 places left
Editing and Post Processing Workshop

Editing and Post Processing Workshop

Saturday 16 March
Four Seasons Centre - 1pm - 3 Hours
Mansfield Photography Group
Shashwat Mohapatra
Join us for an exciting Editing and Post Processing Workshop, where we'll dive into the world of editing and enhancing your photographs to unleash their full potential! Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned photographer, this hands-on workshop will provide valuable insights and techniques to take your editing skills to the next level.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through various post-processing tool and software, sharing their tips and tricks along the way. You'll learn how to bring out the best in your images, achieve stunning visual effects, and develop your own unique style.
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£61      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 16 March
Nottingham Trent University - 1pm - 2 Hours
Nottingham Photography Group
Sam Ealam
Composition is the backbone of photography. Come along to this class to get to grips and understand the importance and fundamentals of composition in photography.

We will go over:
1) The Rule of Thirds
2) Leading Lines
3) Negative Space
4) Contrast and Dynamic Range
5) Symmetry and Patterns
6) Depth
and much more...
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£24      

Industrial Landscape Photography

Industrial Landscape Photography

Sunday 17 March
Saville Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Photography Group
David Stones
Industrial Landscape - You can use buildings and other human-made structures compositionally in the same way other landscape photographers use trees and rolling hills. Sheffield has a rich industrial heritage -Whilst not considered traditionally 'picturesque' places like factories, cement works, power stations, warehouses, pylons and building sites can be interesting subject matter. As well as documenting the world we live in today you will hone your skills in composition and selecting different viewpoints to create effective images.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 23 March
Thurmaston, Leicester - 10am - 3 Hours
Leicester Photography Group
Anthony Tanton
IF you've ever felt confused by your camera, the jargon people use in photography, or you're just picking up your first camera, this is the perfect place to find your next steps and be guided through your first few.

We'll be talking about photography in general, going over key concepts like exposure, the exposure triangle, tackling camera settings and modes, and much more!

When I first picked up a camera I remember being SO confused by all of the jargon, I couldn't get my head around what a 'crop factor' was on my camera, I didn't understand what ISO was, or why my images weren't sharp. We'll be solving all of those problems together, and going over some exercises to help you learn your camera and photography as a whole.
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£61       5 places left
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 30 March
Hamilton Way - 9am - 2 Hours
Mansfield Photography Group
Shashwat Mohapatra
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      

Anything Goes! - Photography Meetup

Anything Goes! - Photography Meetup

Saturday 30 March
Waverley Street - 1pm - 2 Hours
Nottingham Photography Group
Sam Ealam
In this meetup, anything goes! Come with whatever knowledge and/or equipment you have and join other like-minded individuals in developing your expertise and expanding your horizons. This meetup is relaxed, open, and heavily flexible. Altogether, we will work towards the goals of our attendees and create a fun and collaborative environment!
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
Clarkehouse Rd, Broomhall - 10am - 3 Hours
Sheffield Photography Group
David Stones
Its a new year ! Time to finally get around to learning the basics about photography! 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. (All without too much jargon and 'tech' overkill !)

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a experienced educator and photographer.
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£61       5 places left
Natural Light Portrait Photography

Natural Light Portrait Photography

Saturday 06 April
Abbey Park Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Leicester Photography Group
Anthony Tanton
Working with natural light is an essential skill for any photographer. Natural Light is free, and almost always readily available - in the daytime at least.

We'll be going over the basics of positioning the light to give depth and flattering light, discussing how different light means different positioning may work better, we'll look at the technical camera aspects to balance the light, and briefly discuss editing, we'll talk about setting up your subject, communicating with your subject, and the starting points of how to pose and prompt your subject for the image you want.

We will be taking turns to work as the model for one another - this isn't as much pressure as it sounds, promise!

By being on the other side of the camera for a short time you get a feel for what your own subjects will be thinking, how the direction sounds for them, and help you to improve your own communication and even empathy - all of this creates a better image in the end!

We'll be using each other in the session as models, but don't worry, you don't need to dress up! Come comfy, and be ready to have fun on the other side of the camera for a few minutes.
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£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 April
Waverley Street - 1pm - 3 Hours
Nottingham Photography Group
Sam Ealam
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 14 April
Newtown Linford - 10am - 3 Hours
Leicester Photography Group
Anthony Tanton
This will be a more practical look at photography - we're going to be out in the world, not in a coffee shop for this one!

We'll be talking about getting out of Auto and taking control of your camera.

We're going to start by looking at the priority settings, and discussing some photography lingo like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO - Also known as the exposure triangle. We'll be talking about the effects each one of these settings has on the image, and how to use them to create certain looks and feels to your images.

From there, if we're feeling brave, we'll venture into full auto mode, or stick to one of the priority modes depending on where you're at in your journey, and we'll be discussing the starting points of composition. From using the rule of thirds, to picking a subject, and how to draw the eye through an image. We'll talk some more lingo like leading lines and framing, and give you the tools to take photos you're proud of.

If we have time, we can start to talk about the applications on your camera that are a little more advanced, things like burst mode and when to use is, continuous versus single focus, perhaps even white balance!

This class will focus on the first steps to taking photos you're in full control of, and will give you the tools to continue on your photography journey no matter what stage you're at right now, be it you've only just openned up the box and put the lens on your camera for the first time, or if you're quite happy shooting in Shutter Priority right now. There will be something for you here.
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£61      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 21 April
Broomhall - 10am - 2 Hours
Sheffield Photography Group
David Stones
Embark on a journey into the timeless art of monochrome imaging with our Introduction to Black and White Photography workshop. Discover the allure of contrast and texture as you master the nuances that forge an impactful black and white photograph.

Why do some things look better in black and white?

We will look at key examples from the past and set some exercises to explore these ideas.
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£24      

Other Nearby Groups

Tonal Drawing Meetup

Tonal Drawing Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Arboretum - 1pm - 2 Hours
Nottingham Art Group
Emily Mckie
Discover the secrets to bringing your drawings to life with our expert-led workshop focused on mastering depth and dimension. Delve into the nuances of shadow and tone to elevate your artwork to new heights of realism and impact.

Under the guidance of a seasoned artist, you'll learn the essential techniques of tonal drawing, from grasping the subtleties of value contrast to enhancing your compositions. This workshop will equip you with the skills to develop a rich tonal range, build striking contrasts, and simplify your composition for a clean, eye-catching result.

Join us and unlock the potential of your artistry with the power of light and dark.
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£24      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 23 March
Rowlatts Hill - 10am - 2 Hours
Leicester Watercolour Group
Sukhwinder Singh
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
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£24      
Explore the Boundless World of Mixed Media Mastery

Explore the Boundless World of Mixed Media Mastery

Saturday 30 March
Arboretum - 1pm - 2 Hours
Nottingham Art Group
Emily Mckie
Dive into an immersive exploration of mixed media artistry in our upcoming session! Delve into a world where creativity knows no bounds as participants blend various artistic mediums into cohesive masterpieces. With a diverse array of tools and techniques at your fingertips, discover the magic of color and texture through the vibrant hues of watercolors, the delicate strokes of pastels, and the subtle shading of pencils. Guided by expert instruction, you'll unlock the secrets of layering and blending, breathing life into your creations with depth, dimension, and visual intrigue. Join us on this inspiring journey where every stroke tells a story, and unleash your inner artist as you explore the endless possibilities of mixed media art! Don't miss out 2013 reserve your spot now and embark on a transformative artistic adventure!
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£24      

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 in 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.

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  • REVIEWS
    It was a lovely venue, lots to see and photograph. Emma was a great teacher, I enjoyed the one to one conversations. Emma spreads herself out amongst the whole class, very informative and I definitely learned a lot and how to use my new camera. I?m now shooting in manual (yay)
    5/5
    Tracey
    2024-02-27
    Another great photo meet up Emma was as always on hand to give great advice on getting the best out of the session I learned so much on the walk and got some fantastic photos got several not so good ones . I have been on several of these events and have greatly enjoyed every one of them and looking forward to many more.
    5/5
    Michael
    2024-02-21
    Emma was very welcoming and talked to everyone about their experience levels. We were given some ideas of how to approach shooting the snowdrops and lots of advice during the session. I enjoyed this event and will be booking some more in the future.
    5/5
    Sarah
    2024-02-20

    It was very interesting and Emma was there to help when I needed it (which was often, macro is tricky)
    5/5
    Tina
    2024-02-07
    Very informative and well organized and really good fun.
    5/5
    Claire
    2024-02-07
    Really useful info and advice from Emma, and a great atmosphere throughout the session. Highly recommended!
    5/5
    Chris
    2024-02-07

    Had a fantastic time, learnt so much during the session. It was also a lovely group of people that attended which made the event such a pleasure.
    5/5
    Jamie
    2024-01-16
    Emma was very knowledgeable and explained everything really clearly. I've been on a similar course before which was all day and feel I learnt more in this 3 hours as Emma was very good at explaining stuff. Will definitely attend her courses again. She also made the course lots of fun, despite the freezing temperatures!
    5/5
    Jacqui
    2024-01-16
    Enjoyed the event. Explained very clearly and hoping to put what I have learnt into action today
    5/5
    Jane
    2024-01-16

    I really enjoyed the class and I now know much more than before in terms of the fundamentals and camera settings! Will get a lot more use out of my camera, and looking forward to using it more!
    5/5
    Emily
    2024-01-16
    Really enjoyed the event learnt a lot in a friendly and informal setting, tutor was very helpful and approachable. Have booked further events.
    5/5
    Chris
    2024-01-09
    Really enjoyed the event. How metering was explained really made sense. Emma is a great instructor.
    5/5
    Claire
    2023-12-12

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Emma Duder
    Emma Duder (It's pronounced dew-der, Dude!) has a background in fine art and graphic design and has been taking photographs for more than twenty years. She works as a weddings and events photographer around the Midlands and lives with her husband, daughter and a cat called Frog in Derby. She is very down to earth, calls a spade a spade and loves to share her knowledge and passion of photography with others... whether they're interested or not!

    Emma Duder is available for private bookings

    Available most Mondays, Wednesdays and Weekends for private tutoring.

    PHOTOS
    Derby Photography Group
    2024-02-23
    Title or Location: Mercia Marina, Derbyshire
    I visited Mercia Marina after quite long chasing a beautiful sunset while on my way back from Leicester. I just parked my car, and I took a stroll and captured this on my Google Pixel 8 phone. As a fan of sunsets, I couldn't help myself from capturing this beautiful shot.
    Credit: Noel Padgaonkar
    Instagram: @__luminous__explorer__

    Derby Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Derby Museum
    I visited the Derby Museum to look at the works of Marion Adnams, during my walk around I saw this window setting. I instantly loved the stained glass and knew I could create a great image. It was taken on my iPhone, so I'm very happy with the result.
    Credit: Tracey Stanley
    Facebook: Tracey Stanley
    Instagram: noagendaphotography
    Derby Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Derby Macro Workshop
    This was taken at my first Derby Group meetup , with another member holding some black paper behind the feathers.
    Credit: Neil Barford

    Derby Photography Group
    2024-01-21
    Title or Location: Heatherton Duckpond
    A graceful bevy of elegant swans at a local duckpond creating a picturesque scene of natural beauty.Picture taken with a Canon 850DISO: 400 93mm1/500sF5.6
    Credit: Amardeep Kalsi
    Facebook: amardeepkalsi13
    Instagram: amardeepkalsi13

    Derby Photography Group
    2024-01-08
    Title or Location: Draycott
    Top floor window shot to opposite roof, patiently waiting for pigeons to settle and plane to pass by, used burst shot to capture position of plane. Shot on Canon EOS M6 Mark II 18-150mm lens
    Credit: Brian
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/indacocreations
    Instagram: @indacocreations
    Derby Photography Group
    2023-12-18
    Title or Location: Chester Zoo
    Last Tuesday, I was presented with the opportunity from my University to travel to Chester Zoo. Of course, I saw this as "I'm taking my camera and I'm not sitting down all day". I'd never been to Chester Zoo before so I was beyond excited months in advance. I was told though that I may not get to see certain species, the tigers and the jaguars were included in that list. That was the not the case... I was lucky enough to capture the two tiger cubs lounging on their heated rock! It was prett
    Credit: Maizie Derrick
    Facebook: Mmmphotography
    Instagram: mm.photographyy_

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

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