MAIDENHEAD
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 15 June
Grenfell Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Sunday 26 May
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Photography Group
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      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 26 May
Silbury Blvd - 2pm - 2 Hours
Milton Keynes Photography Group
Loredana Sabau
Discover the Art of Black and White Photography

Explore the nuances of black and white photography in this enlightening workshop that goes beyond the basics. Learn what transforms a simple shot into a stunning black and white masterpiece by understanding the crucial role of contrast and texture. Immerse yourself in the methodology behind capturing images in monochrome directly through your camera or by finessing them during post-production.

Through a combination of expert guidance, insightful examples, and practical exercises, this course is designed for those with a foundational knowledge of photography looking to delve deeper into the sophisticated world of black and white imagery. Join us and unlock the potential of your photographic skills in creating compelling, timeless pieces.
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£24      
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 09 June
Bond Avenue - 1pm - 3 Hours
Milton Keynes Photography Group
Loredana Sabau
Embark on a journey of photographic discovery and master the art of manual exposure. This hands-on workshop is tailored for those eager to gain control over their camera's settings and elevate their imagery. Dive into an informative session where you will unravel the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand their impact on your photography.

Following the detailed instruction, you will have the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills in real-time, guided by the expertise of a professional photographer. With personal assistance, this experience is designed to push the boundaries of what you can achieve with your camera. Transform your photography from ordinary to extraordinary by learning the secrets of crafting the perfect exposure. Join us for a day where education meets creativity, and leave with the confidence to capture stunning images on your terms.
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£61       3 places left
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      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 16 June
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 3 Hours
Basingstoke Photography Group
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      
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      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday 23 June
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Photography Group
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      

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

Sunday 07 July
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 3 Hours
Basingstoke Photography Group
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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£67      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginners Acrylic Painting

Beginners Acrylic Painting

Sunday 26 May
Beggarwood - 12pm - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Art Group
Mahjuzah Subha Alam
Join us at theHolly Blue Pub Restaurant and immerse yourself in the world of acrylic painting. Whether you're looking to refine your skills or start a new hobby, this class will provide a supportive and inspiring environment to unleash your creativity.
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£26      
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 MAIDENHEAD
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 Maidenhead .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    a very worthwhile & educational morning with Sean. Certainly learnt a lot. [and even remembered some of it .!!]
    5/5
    Jon
    2024-05-06
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Sean Wright
    Full time product Photographer at an Auction House.
    Part time freelance Sports & Events Photographer.
    PHOTOS
    Maidenhead Photography Group
    2023-09-24
    Title or Location: Fields between cookham and maidenhead
    I went out with my camera on Monday evening hoping to shoot the Northern lights as there was a high chance of them being seen if the sky was clear.sadly the clouds were in the way but in a clear part I managed to capture 2 shooting stars in the same shot
    Credit: Tony Brice
    Facebook: Tony_b_pics
    Instagram: Tony_b_pics

    Maidenhead Photography Group
    2023-08-26
    Title or Location: Valley Gardens, Virginia water

    Credit: Nikos Polydorou
    Maidenhead Photography Group
    2023-08-06
    Title or Location: Waterperry Gardens, East of Oxford, exit 8 of the M40
    Just lots of beautiful flowers that attract a variety of butterflies , bees, etc.
    Credit: Nikos Polydorou
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nikos.polydorou.5/

    Maidenhead Photography Group
    2023-08-04
    Title or Location: Aston, near Henley-on-Thames
    Saw it high a tree at the little village of Aston near the river Thames
    Credit: Nikos Polydorou

    Maidenhead Photography Group
    2023-04-19
    Title or Location: Winkfield park
    Molly, stables name Susan! Beautiful and attractive athletes!
    Credit: Vanessa del segato
    Instagram: Vanessa_del_segato
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez

    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples
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