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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 16 June
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 3 Hours
Lucie Nakach
This class is perfect for beginners that want to try and go more out of their camera!

In this 3 hour class, we will go over ALL the basics so you can feel confident in your skills.

You will have lots of time to practice your new skills and try new things.

This is a very hands-on class so you will be helped every step of the way!
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£61       4 places left
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday 23 June
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 2 Hours
Lucie Nakach
Come down and explore the city and the many ways you can take pictures of it!

We'll explore new and exciting ways to look at the city and its streets through learning the composition, settings, telling a story through your photograph, and learning the basic dos and don't for street photography.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 07 July
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 3 Hours
Lucie Nakach
This class is perfect for beginners that want to try and go more out of their camera!

In this 3 hour class, we will go over ALL the basics so you can feel confident in your skills.

You will have lots of time to practice your new skills and try new things.

This is a very hands-on class so you will be helped every step of the way!
book now
£67      

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 28 July
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 2 Hours
Lucie Nakach
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street/Action Photography

Street/Action Photography

Saturday 01 June
Riverside Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Adeyemi Salako
This session is for art or inquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places, usually with the aim of capturing images at a decisive or poignant moment by careful framing and timing.
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£24      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 02 June
Kingfield Rd - 12pm - 2 Hours
Woking Photography Group
Giorgos Chatzakis
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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£26      
Product Photography

Product Photography

Sunday 09 June
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
Iancu Zeno Jianu
Product photography involves capturing images of products with the intention of displaying, promoting, and highlighting certain features of a product.

Our Product Photography session will be conducted in a controlled studio environment where we will explore lighting, composition and techniques to capture great shots in camera.

Benefits of studio product photography:

Control: In a studio, the photographer has complete control over the lighting, background, and other elements of the scene. This allows for precise and consistent results.

Flexibility: Within the studio environment, the photographer can create the type of environment or atmosphere they desire, with coloured backgrounds or other elements plus props and lighting.
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£26      

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 15 June
Forbury - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Anush Venkataraman
Unlock the Art of Captivating Photography Composition

Elevate your photography game with our exclusive workshop: Understanding and Mastering Composition in Photography.

What You'll Gain:

Craft Visual Stories: Learn the secrets to arranging elements within the frame for maximum impact. Your photos will tell stories that captivate and resonate.
Balance and Harmony: Discover how to achieve balance, harmony, and a dynamic visual flow in your images. Turn ordinary scenes into extraordinary compositions.
Framing Techniques: Master framing techniques that guide the viewer's eye and create focus. Elevate your subjects in creative and meaningful ways.
Rule of Thirds and Beyond: Dive deep into the rule of thirds and explore advanced compositional techniques that will set your work apart.
Landscapes, Portraits, and More: Whether you're into landscapes, portraits, or any other genre, our workshop caters to all styles. Unleash your creativity in every shot.

Why Join Us? :

Networking: Connect with fellow photography enthusiasts, share ideas, and build a supportive community.
Limited Spots: Secure your spot now for an immersive learning experience. Don't miss out on transforming your photography skills!

Questions?

Reach us at https://readingphotographygroup.co.uk/contact/. Unleash the power of composition and take your photography to new heights!
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£26      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 15 June
Grenfell Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Maidenhead Photography Group
Sean Wright
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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£26      
Basic Editing Techniques Meetup

Basic Editing Techniques Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Guildford Weyside Road - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
Iancu Zeno Jianu
Dive into the world of image manipulation with our interactive session focused on basic photo editing. Whether you're a novice or just need a refresher, our structured discussion will guide you in optimizing your photos to look their finest. Unleash the true power of your pictures through proper editing techniques. Learn the secrets of transforming ordinary shots into stunning visuals. Enhance your photo editing skills today!
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£26      

Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Sunday 16 June
Kingfield Rd - 12pm - 2 Hours
Woking Photography Group
Giorgos Chatzakis
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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£26      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 29 June
Prospect St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Anush Venkataraman
The workshop on "Portraiture With Natural Light" aimed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to create stunning portraits using only natural light sources. The workshop delves into various techniques, tips, and tricks to harness the power of natural light for compelling portraiture. 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.

Key Takeaways:

Understanding Natural Light:
• Recognize and work with different qualities of natural light, including soft, diffused light and harsh, direct light.
• The impact of time of day, weather conditions, and location on the quality and direction of natural light.

Mastering Light Control:
• Techniques for manipulating natural light to achieve desired effects were explored, such as using reflectors, diffusers, and simple modifiers to enhance or soften light.
• Insights into positioning subjects in relation to light sources to create flattering and dramatic portraits.

Composition and Posing:
• Emphasis on composition techniques tailored to natural light portraiture, including framing, leading lines, and balancing elements within the frame.
• Practical guidance on posing subjects to maximize the impact of natural light and highlight their features effectively was provided.

Creativity and Experimentation:
• Encouraging participants to think creatively and experiment with unconventional approaches to natural light portraiture.
• Through hands-on exercises and case studies, new ways to use light creatively to evoke mood, convey emotion, and tell compelling stories through portraits.

Post-Processing:
• Basic post-processing techniques for enhancing natural light portraits were covered, including adjustments to contrast, colour temperature, and exposure.
• How to use editing software to refine their portraits while preserving the natural look and feel of the light.
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£56      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 30 June
Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA, UK - 12pm - 3 Hours
Woking Photography Group
Giorgos Chatzakis
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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£67      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
The Forbury - 9am - 3 Hours
Berkshire Photography Group
Muhammad Zubair Taqi
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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£67      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 06 July
Castle St - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
Iancu Zeno Jianu
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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£26      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 13 July
Reading Station - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Adeyemi Salako
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 08 June
Eastrop Lane - 10am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Watercolour Group
Yaniz Andres
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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£26      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 22 June
Eastrop Lane - 10am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Watercolour Group
Yaniz Andres
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.
book now
£26      
ABOUT BASINGSTOKE
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 Basingstoke .

  • 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 Basingstoke Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Good, I definitely learnt some useful things.
    4/5
    Andrew
    2024-02-26
    Excellent course for beginners, group sizes are perfect for this level. Lucie was great, very patient and supportive! Lots of opportunity to try new skills and understand equipment. Good length of time too, not long enough to be too much info. Great value for the content. Will look to do others in the future.
    5/5
    Paul
    2024-02-19
    Happy that there was practical involved
    5/5
    Tylin
    2024-02-19

    Really enjoyed the beginners course, I wasn't sure how a 3 hour session would feel but it was well timed with plenty of time for explanation and practical activity. I feel like I learned so much within the session. Lucie is a fantastic instructor, and able to explain concepts in simple terms when I didn't quite understand. Looking forward to booking onto further courses.
    5/5
    Richard
    2023-12-25
    Brilliant event, learnt a lot and now feel more confident to practice street photography on my own. Lucie is a fantastic instructor, really enjoyed the event with her
    5/5
    Caz
    2023-08-14
    A great workshop, well run. Fun, informative and got me thinking about how to capture landscape photography in a new way! Good to have a group of people to share ideas too!
    5/5
    Kelly
    2023-06-30

    Another enjoyable event helped by the weather and the company. Lucie sets tasks that get you thinking outside of your usual mindset. It's also great for getting ideas from the other participants.
    5/5
    Martin
    2023-06-27
    A great workshop, well run. Fun, informative and got me thinking about how to capture landscape photography in a new way! Good to have a group of people to share ideas too!
    5/5
    Kelly
    2023-06-26
    Easy to locate and find, very enjoyable tutor, exceeded my expectations.
    5/5
    Andrei
    2023-06-12

    Lucie was really informative, learnt a lot about the manual settings on my camera. Definitely recommend this course for beginners
    5/5
    Sue
    2023-05-29
    Awesome - learnt a lot, had fun, great instructor. Will be recommending!
    5/5
    Keith
    2023-05-29
    The course was very informative. The tutor was great.
    5/5
    BERNARD
    2023-05-23

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Lucie Nakach
    Lucie started playing with cameras as a child, a passion she pursued ever since spending most of her life shooting or studying photography both in college and university, graduating with a BA (Hons.) in 2014 and now works as a freelance.
    She travelled the world and used her photography skills everywhere she went, always looking for the next challenge!
    She loves everything related to photography and enjoys sharing her experience with others!
    She currently uses a Canon 5D Mark iii

    Lucie Nakach is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    Basingstoke Photography Group
    2024-04-04
    Title or Location: Mottisfont Abbey - Hampshire
    This was actually a test photo that I took to try to get the light levels right for fill-in, but I loved the emotion so much I decided to try to balance the light levels to see what I could recover from it.I was able to rebalance the light levels as I was shooting raw, and extracted images at 0, 1 and 2 stops, and then interpolated them to get to the final image.
    Credit: David Scanlan
    Instagram: baritoneskips

    Basingstoke Photography Group
    2024-04-03
    Title or Location: The shard London
    View from across the Thames of the Shard framed within an art installation on the steps leading up to a viewing platform on Grants Quay Wharf Camera used was my iPhone 15 pro Ultra wide camera ISO 160 14mm f2.2 1/100sEdited in Lightroom mobile app
    Credit: Ryan Soper
    Facebook: r3s photography
    Instagram: r3s photography
    Basingstoke Photography Group
    2024-03-22
    Title or Location: London
    Walking to catch the tube at Aldergate station I noticed this lovely frame, all I needed was somebody to place inside of it after sitting on a doorstep opposite for 10-15mins with nobody walking past on that side of the street and about to move on, a lady suddenly appears in the distance walking my way, is she gonna walk past me, is she going to enter one of the other buildings near by, I waited and hoped, boom, there she is, thank you mam.Shot on a Sony A7riiia with a 24-105G lens at 50mm ISO
    Credit: Ryan Soper
    Facebook: r3s photography
    Instagram: r3s photography

    Basingstoke Photography Group
    2024-03-16
    Title or Location: Sorrento
    We had travelled in the Motorhome through France, Germany, Austria and down into Italy Staying for three weeks in Sorrento. This was takenlooking Across the bay of Naples, towards Naples with Vesuvius in the background.
    Credit: Kev Morrissey

    Basingstoke Photography Group
    2024-03-10
    Title or Location: sns studio images
    i wanted to shoot a 1950 private eye detective shoot so it had to be black and white the shoot was in a day to day life of a private eye and me as a photography following him around taken images of his day to day life is like in the set there are 7 photos
    Credit: steven john fox
    Facebook: steven fox and sns studio images i want
    Basingstoke Photography Group
    2024-03-10
    Title or Location: O2 Arean London
    Headed to the o2 arena to find a bridge at the Uber ferry stop and stumbled upon this art installation on a bridge just outside the arena with the effect of paint dripping down the stairsShot on a Sony A7riiia with 24-105G at 24mm
    Credit: Ryan Soper
    Facebook: r3s photography
    Instagram: r3s photography

    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: RIAT RAF Fairford, Glos
    The RAF Parachute Display Team (The Falcons) are based in Brize Norton.This shot is from the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2009.I managed to catch them coming back over their smoke trails which gave this shot impact and added interest.
    Credit: Steve K
    Facebook: Steve Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558
    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Date Creek Ranch, AZ
    Lone Joshua tree in the Arizona desert. Captured in Date Creek Ranch just off the Joshua Tree Parkway, north of Wickenburg. It's this city's glow causing the light pollution on the horizon.Wickenburg was once called the "Dude Ranch Capital of the World". It still has several ranches and a decidedly western vibe. It's a great place to check out if you wanna get some old west dust in your lungs. Stack of 4, 15" photos. Sony A7RIV, 14mm F1.8, ISO3200.
    Credit: Ed Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_Photography
    Worcester Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Barre ,Ma.
    Giving my Bullmastiff puppy some time outside to play. Nikon D850 135 sigma art lens, ISO 400, f2, 1/800
    Credit: Tara Chumsae
    Facebook: Tara Chumsae
    Instagram: Tara Chumsae

    St Albans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Night-time at Portland Bill lighthouse
    The weather forecast for the night Friday the 3rd May looked very good and because the last time I went to Portland Bill I didn't manage to get home with anything good, I thought of giving it another go. Even though it was a 4 hour drive from my house, I'm over the moon I went there because I haven't seen the sky so nice and clean in a very, very long time, it was just perfect.I took quite a few photos and this one is the first that I want to show you because I love it to bits.As always, I
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography

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