SWANSEA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Francis St. - 10am - 3 Hours
Ricci Hibbertgreaves

Embark on a journey to master the art of visually stunning photography through intention and precision. Unlock the secrets behind essential elements such as ISO, Aperture, and Shutter speed to capture moments with depth and clarity. Join our immersive learning environment to grasp the nuances of camera settings and express your creative vision effectively. Receive personalized guidance and one-on-one coaching to navigate manual camera operations seamlessly. Remember to bring a camera capable of manual shooting and any relevant manuals for a comprehensive learning experience. Dive into topics like the exposure triangle, white balance, composition techniques, and more, to elevate your photography skills to new heights.
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£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
Pencarn Way - 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       1 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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£26      
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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£67      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 17 August
Kingsway Centre - 2pm - 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.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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£26      

Critique, Feedback & Processing Meetup

Critique, Feedback & Processing Meetup

Saturday 31 August
Kingsway Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
Join us for an engaging and constructive photography event designed to elevate your skills and creativity! Whether you're a novice or an experienced photographer, this meetup offers a dynamic platform to receive insightful critiques, valuable feedback, and explore various post-processing techniques.

Bring along your favorite shots or ongoing projects for a friendly and collaborative critique session. Receive constructive feedback from fellow our instructor, gaining fresh perspectives and ideas to refine your craft.

Note: After signing up, you may send a copy of your photo beforehand via Contact Us page. Or you can come along with your tablet or laptop on the day of the event.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Friday 20 September
Caerleon - 12pm - 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.
book now
£67      
Halloween Group Portrait Meetup

Halloween Group Portrait Meetup

Saturday 19 October
Pencarn Way - 10am - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
Join us for a spooktacular Halloween Group Portrait Photography Meetup! This event is perfect for photographers of all levels to enhance their skills, network with fellow enthusiasts, and capture the magic of Halloween. Come in costume, bring your friends, and participate in our fun meetup.
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£26      

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.

    Join the Swansea Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    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
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Ricci Hibbertgreaves
    Hi im Ricci :)

    I am a graduate in photography in the arts and the PCET. I love photography and teaching and providing knowledge and understanding.

    im bubbly and full of energy. I enjoy portraits, therapeutic photography and learning new skills. I will work with you and help you achieve your goals. :)

    Ricci Hibbertgreaves is available for private bookings

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    Portraits

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    PHOTOS
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: Cwm ivy,Gower
    nikon d600,nikon 28-100mm
    Credit: Mark Nordhoff

    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-03-05
    Title or Location:

    Credit: Paul Rees
    Instagram: Pedwasse
    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

    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

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire
    I started taking my son to RIAT in 2008 when he was just six years old. He had to follow Dad, and would be seen armed with my old Canon 350D. I was using a Canon 40D and Canon 100-400mm L series lens at the time.RIAT is wholly dependant upon the right weather for good photography. Cloud too low - display routines are changed. Too much cloud and rain - the background is too grey. The weather can also be too good, leaving bright blue, but boring backgrounds. Thankfully July 18, 2009 provided goo
    Credit: Steve Kingston
    Facebook: Steven Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558
    Milwaukee Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Near Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Knowing there was a high chance of seeing the aurora borealis, I left work early on Friday, May 10. First, I stopped at my local camera store to buy a new lens I had been dreaming about (14-24mm f2.8). Then I drove to Minnesota to meet up with another photographer. By 1am, we found ourselves by this lake. I often found myself admiring the aurora and not taking pictures. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced.
    Credit: Jenny Parbs
    Instagram: @jparbsphoto

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