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Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 09 March
Kingsway Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

Get ready for a captivating street photography experience as we explore the art of capturing local people in their everyday lives. During our session, we'll engage in lively discussions on finding the best camera settings, mastering composition techniques, and refining your approach to photographing daily moments. To make the most of this opportunity, ensure you have a grasp of the basics in manual mode and the exposure triangle. If these concepts are unfamiliar, no worries – a quick YouTube tutorial before our session will have you well-prepared to unleash your creativity and capture authentic moments with confidence!
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£24      
Portraits Class

Portraits Class

Saturday 23 March
Tredegar House - 10am - 3 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
Get ready for an exciting Portrait Photography Class! In our session, we'll explore the world of portrait photos together, possibly even with a model joining us for added inspiration. We'll engage in discussions on finding the best settings, perfecting composition, and exploring various techniques. To get the most out of this experience, make sure you have a solid understanding of the basics of manual mode and the exposure triangle. If these concepts are new to you, don't worry - check out some quick tutorials on YouTube before our session. We're here to support your learning journey, and we can't wait to capture amazing portraits together!
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£61       5 places left
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 06 April
Waterloo Road - 9am - 3 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
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.

Master manual mode photography by practicing in various scenarios. Engage in discussions on optimal settings, composition techniques, and effective approaches to shooting in manual mode. To make the most of this experience, ensure you have a solid understanding of the basics of manual mode and the exposure triangle. If these concepts are new to you, don't worry - consider checking out some quick tutorials on YouTube before our session. We're here to guide you, and this class is designed to boost your confidence in capturing diverse scenes with precision and creativity. Let's elevate your photography skills together!
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£61      

Landscape & Nature Meetup

Landscape & Nature Meetup

Saturday 20 April
W Nash Rd - 3pm - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
Welcome to the "Shooting in Manual Mode Class"! Get ready to embark on a journey of mastering manual mode photography by practicing in various scenarios. Engage in discussions on optimal settings, composition techniques, and effective approaches to shooting in manual mode. To make the most of this experience, ensure you have a solid understanding of the basics of manual mode and the exposure triangle. If these concepts are new to you, don't worry - consider checking out some quick tutorials on YouTube before our session.
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£24      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 04 May
Beechwood - 3pm - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.

We will have some discussion around the best settings , composition and ways to do this , especially in natural light. It would however be useful for you to ensure you are aware of the basics of using manual mode and the exposure triangle. If not sure, we would advise looking at YouTube for this before the photo session.

A male model will be available for this class.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
Tredegar House - 10am - 3 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
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.

We will look at learning the following :
- The exposure triangle and hue it impacts your photos
- White balance & it's importance
- Some basic camera settings to be aware of and set up.
- Different composition techniques
- Practice with use of manual, AV & TV modes.
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£61       5 places left

Macro & Nature Photography

Macro & Nature Photography

Saturday 01 June
Ridgeway, Newport - 10am - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
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.

We will look at how to take macro & nature photography. We will have some discussion around the best settings , composition and ways to do this.

It would however be useful for you to ensure you are aware of the basics of using manual mode and the exposure triangle. If not sure then we would advise looking at YouTube for this before the photo session.
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£24      
Family Photography

Family Photography

Saturday 15 June
Waterloo Rd, Newport - 12pm - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
A chance to practice taking pictures of families before you go to your own family. We will have a family model for us and you will be given a chance to learn about composition, posing, making the most of the light and what is around us along with the best settings to create a a nice portrait of your family.
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£24      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 06 July
Ipswich Road, Cardiff - 11am - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
A relaxing walk with our cameras through nature, looking at a variety of different styles of photography such as nature, macro, portrait & landscape.

We will discuss & practice different compositions, how to get the most out of the light & what some of the best settings may be for dome of these areas.
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£24      

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 27 July
Tintern - 10am - 3 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
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.

The ticket price does not include the 8.70 entry fee to the venue.
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£61      
ABOUT SWANSEA
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 Swansea .

  • 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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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Lovely way to spend a few hours, with no judgement just learning from one another.
    5/5
    Alison
    2023-01-11
    Lovely way to spend a few hours, with no judgement just learning from one another.
    5/5
    Alison
    2023-01-11
    PHOTOS
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Rhossili, Wales.
    I'm a missionary for my church so I've been asked to come live in the United Kingdom for two years to do my proselyting and as I've been here I have fallen in love with the scenery and constant expansion of beauty from the world. This picture I took with the Fjords has been my all time favorite so far. It captures the magnificent beauty and also characteristics of the animals with essence and natural beauty.
    Credit: Jaeger Redford

    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-01-19
    Title or Location: Mercedes Benz World

    Credit: Paul Rees
    Instagram: Pedwasse

    Swansea Photography Group
    2023-11-24
    Title or Location: Tenby
    We visit Tenby regularly and since we lost our son 4 years ago we find visiting the are a he loved as well has become more significant. He loved the area and he used to take his wildlife and landscape photos here.
    Credit: Keith Davies
    Instagram: keithdavies47

    Swansea Photography Group
    2023-04-03
    Title or Location: Claerwen dam

    Credit: Ryland Davies
    Swansea Photography Group
    2023-03-25
    Title or Location: Cardiff Celtral
    I just finishd a model photo shoot in Cardiff and a was walking to the train station on my way from Routh Park a found thes beautiful cherrry blossem tree on my way back and a just had to take a photo of it. I used the Canon r6 with my favorite portret lens the Samyang 85mm f1.4 ef
    Credit: Radu Strugaru
    Facebook: Strugaru Radu
    Instagram: revix_photography

    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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