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Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
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Sunday the 4th of July 2021
Manual Exposure Photography Workshop - Cumberland House - 9am - 2hours
Mastering Manual Mode is the next step in taking control of your camera so you can make informed decisions about your photography’s style and direction.

We’ll look at white balance metering and exposure compensation; how depth of field and understanding light can balance technical mastery with creative mindfulness; and we will explore methods professional photographers use to make informed creative decisions.
You’ll learn how professionals create expressive images, and practise using the characteristics of light to create mood and emotion in your final images.
You’ll come away with wonderful new skills that boost your technical and creative confidence.

What does the workshop cover?
exposure — shutter speed, aperture and ISO
your camera’s metering system
focus lock and focusing techniques
white balance
£18pp     open - requires 4 bookings to proceed
or Buy a Voucher as a gift
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 Portsmouth.

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 Portsmouth 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.


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Refund Policy: 5 days notice required for a full refund. Re-scheduling requires 2 days notice. In the case of bad weather (heavy rain) the class may be cancelled and you'll be given the option of rescheduling or a refund. If you need to reschedule or refund your booking, then please contact the office using the form here. Your instructor is NOT able to refund or reschedule your booking for you
Sunday the 4th of July 2021
Manual Exposure Photography Workshop - Cumberland House - 9am - 2hours
Mastering Manual Mode is the next step in taking control of your camera so you can make informed decisions about your photography’s style and direction.

We’ll look at white balance metering and exposure compensation; how depth of field and understanding light can balance technical mastery with creative mindfulness; and we will explore methods professional photographers use to make informed creative decisions.
You’ll learn how professionals create expressive images, and practise using the characteristics of light to create mood and emotion in your final images.
You’ll come away with wonderful new skills that boost your technical and creative confidence.

What does the workshop cover?
exposure — shutter speed, aperture and ISO
your camera’s metering system
focus lock and focusing techniques
white balance
£18pp     open - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 18th of July 2021
Exposure in Photography Meetup - Cumberland House - 9am - 2 hours
Exposure Triangle, the key points to understand how to correctly expose your image, what they do and how they all relate. Shooting in manual and how you can alter each setting to get a completely different result from your images, and examples of when you would use each different setting.
£18pp     open
Sunday the 1st of August 2021
Depth of Field and Bokeh - Cumberland House - 9am - 2 hours
Understanding depth of field and using aperture to control it.
£18pp     open - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 15th of August 2021
Candid Photography Meetup - Cumberland House - 9am - 2 hours
This is a class on capturing real life, unposed moments as they happen, while making photos that are both interesting and beautiful to look at. In essence to begin to see and capture the beauty that is everyday life.
£18pp     open - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 29th of August 2021
Beginner's Guide to Composition: The Frame & Basic Design Photography Class - Cumberland House - 9am - 3 hours
Beginner's guide to composition, studying the frame and its characteristics.
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
£48pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 12th of September 2021
Travel Photography Meetup - Hotwalls - 9am - 2 hours
Enhance your Travel Photos with this workshop mix of Landscape, Cityscape and Street Photography. Capture that scene with confidence and creativity. This course is mostly taken place outdoor and focuses on honing compositional skills specific to landscapes, cityscapes and street photography. Ideal for the frequent traveler, the photojournalist, and the photographer who just likes to take pictures anywhere, everywhere.


Learn interesting techniques that will turn your landscape images into outstanding ones, such as lighting, composition, special effects particular to landscape. As well as street photography techniques to capture your scenes and moments with confidence and creativity. Our experienced instructor will guide you through various sets of exercises and outdoor shooting scenarios that will fully prepare you for your next outdoor adventure. Sessions will consist of real-time shooting and immediate review of the work photographed during class.
£18pp     open - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 26th of September 2021
Guide to Composition: Using Light & Colour Photography Class - Cumberland House - 9am - 3 hours
Beginners guide to composition, analysing the light and the colours within the composition.

At this meetup, we will dive into composition and what makes a good photograph. There are many elements that go into a fantastic composition. We will highlight light and colour.
£48pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Reviews
5.0/5 from 3 reviews
Wonderful event with topics explained in an easy to understand way.
5/5 by Nigel Henderson
25-5-2021
This was a brillant event and has made me see shots in a different way. Information given in a very clear and understandable way.
5/5 by Nigel Henderson
10-5-2021
It was a very good, informative and fun event. Carlos is very knowledgeable and explains things clearly. Photography is a never ending learning process and I love learning new tips and tricks from other experts.
5/5 by Betty Waterhouse
9-5-2021
 
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