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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 28 April
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
£61       5 places left
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 12 May
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.
book now
£24      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Sunday 26 May
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 2 Hours
Lucie Nakach
Come down and learn how to take stunning architectural pictures!

Learn how to show the history and different styles of buildings and structures in gorgeous pictures!

We will be covering composition, light, lines, and shapes, proper settings, and looking at details to make our photographs eye-catching.
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£24      

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!
book now
£61      
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.
book now
£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.
book now
£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Sunday 21 April
Wishbone Way, Woking - 12pm - 2 Hours
Woking Photography Group
Giorgos Chatzakis
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

Bring a friend or family to photograph.
book now
£24      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 04 May
Liebenrood Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Adeyemi Salako
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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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
A4 - 10am - 3 Hours
Maidenhead Photography Group
Sean Wright
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
£67      

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 04 May
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
Iancu Zeno Jianu
Elevate your photography skills with our exclusive portrait photography workshop. Ideal for amateurs eager to refine their selfie skills or for those embarking on the journey of building a professional portfolio, our workshop is designed to deepen your understanding of both the creative and technical aspects of portrait photography.

Dive into learning about the optimal camera settings for stunning portraits, discover how to choose locations that enhance the beauty of your subject, and master the art of using lighting and poses to accentuate the most flattering features of a model. Beyond the technical nuances, we emphasize the importance of building a connection with your subject. Learn techniques to foster rapport, ensuring you capture the most authentic and emotive expressions.

This workshop is your gateway to not just taking pictures, but telling stories through your lens. Join us and transform the way you capture the human essence in your photographs.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 05 May
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.
book now
£61      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 18 May
Castle St - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
Iancu Zeno Jianu
Discover the vibrant world of street photography with our tailored class, designed to enhance your power of observation and capture life as it unfolds. From bustling cafes and lively vendors to street musicians, historic architecture, and dynamic art installations, the streets offer a canvas brimming with stories waiting to be told.

Our session is dedicated to refining your skills in identifying captivating details that often go unnoticed. Through simple yet effective methods, we aim to open your eyes to the rich tapestry of life around you, enhancing your ability to capture moments that truly resonate.

One of the most fulfilling aspects of street photography is the interaction with subjects, and our class places a special emphasis on the art of engaging with people. Learn the finesse of approaching individuals in a way that they feel comfortable and enthusiastic about being photographed.

Furthermore, we'll delve into the technical side of things, discussing optimal settings, focusing techniques, and lens selections particularly suited to street photography. This guidance is designed to equip you with the knowledge to effectively capture those fleeting, serendipitous moments that define the essence of the street.

Join us for a journey through the alleys and avenues, as we explore the unpredictable and compelling world of street photography.
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£26      

Street/Action Photography

Street/Action Photography

Saturday 01 June
Reading RG1 2AG - 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      
Product Photography

Product Photography

Saturday 01 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      
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      

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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
Iancu Zeno Jianu
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
£67      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 03 August
Weyside Road Gu11HZ - 12:30pm - 2 Hours
Guildford Photography Group
Iancu Zeno Jianu
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
book now
£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Contemporary Illusion Art Workshop with Mixed Media

Contemporary Illusion Art Workshop with Mixed Media

Saturday 04 May
Richmond St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Art Group
Mahjuzah Subha Alam
Experience the magic of creating visually captivating artworks that seem to come alive from a distance using our Contemporary Illusion Art Workshop with Mixed Media. Using a blend of coloured pencils, washable markers, and acrylic paints or watercolours, participants will delve into creating masterpieces that employ illusion techniques to captivate the eye. This workshop offers a unique and relaxing creative process, allowing participants to explore a modern twist on surreal art. Join us to discover the latest trends in contemporary art and unleash your creativity in a fun and innovative way!
book now
£26      
Beginner's Watercolor Class - USA

Beginner's Watercolor Class - USA

Saturday 04 May
Eastrop Lane - 10am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Watercolour Group
Yaniz Andres
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolor painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolor techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of paper 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
    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

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach Oregon
    While visiting Cannon Beach, Oregon for Spring Break this year, we were treated to beautiful blue skies, warm weather, stars AND airglow at night! I was absolutely giddy about seeing those stars! Now I hope you all know how extremely rare this combination is on the pacific coast in spring. It's normally overcast and raining and definitely no stars to be seen. Thank you universe for allowing your magic to flow this evening. I truly appreciate you and your powers ??
    Credit: Amanda Thornton DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Milton Keynes Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Milton Keynes
    to create this I used a piece of Teal vinyl for the backdrop, I had the camera, with a 30 mm Marco lens on a tripod set to manual focus, with focus staking of 10 shots I only used 5 in the end). for lighting I had two static lights on mini stands so I could play about with their placement to get the effect I was looking for. The dandelion seed was held in place, by putting it into a piece of white tack, I then sprayed it using a little electronic face atomiser (bought from Amazon) and loa
    Credit: Diane Langford
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Franklin Tennessee
    This photo captures a serene moment in my front yard, where I lay on a blanket beneath a amazing tree. The weather was ideal, prompting me to grab my micro lens and focus on this exquisite dandelion.
    Credit: Kimber Weathers
    Facebook: Kimber
    Instagram: kimberlan30wea

    Dallas Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: My house in Lewisville
    Decided to make a composite that resembles the photo that NASA took with their millions of dolllar photo equipment. 2 months ago I photographed the full moon and placed it on top of the most recent solar eclipse photo I took. The moon normally get its light from the sun so getting the perspective with moon visibility is impossible during an eclipse unless you have nasa gear. My photo was taken with a canon R5, RF400mm F2.8 and cropped in.
    Credit: (MyJdProductions) Justin Dickinson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/share/pE91wQnHYf6JVB7A/?mibextid=eQY6cl
    Instagram: @myjdproductions
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe
    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art

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