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Exploring the Forgotten: 1960s Vehicles Concealed Amongst Woods Meetup

Exploring the Forgotten: 1960s Vehicles Concealed Amongst Woods Meetup

Sunday 23 June
Heath and Reach - 10am - 2 Hours
Jenny Smith
Join the "Exploring the Forgotten: 1960s Vehicles Concealed Amongst Woods, Captured in Stunning Macro Photography Meetup" for a truly immersive and unique experience. This captivating class offers an opportunity to delve into the mysteries of history and nature combined, as participants uncover the hidden treasures of 1960s vehicles nestled deep within the woods. Through the lens of stunning macro photography, attendees will embark on a journey of discovery, capturing intricate details and evoking the essence of these forgotten relics. Led by seasoned instructors, this class promises not only technical skill enhancement but also a deep appreciation for the beauty and stories concealed within abandoned objects. Join us in unraveling the secrets of the past and celebrating the artistry of macro photography amidst the enchanting backdrop of nature's embrace.
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£24      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday 07 July
Leighton Buzzard - 10am - 2 Hours
Jenny Smith
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      
Capturing the Urban Pulse: Long Exposure Photography Meetup for Urban Landscapes

Capturing the Urban Pulse: Long Exposure Photography Meetup for Urban Landscapes

Sunday 28 July
Leighton Buzzard - 10am - 2 Hours
Jenny Smith
Join the Urban Landscapes covering Long Exposures Photography Meetup for an immersive journey into the captivating world of urban scenery and long exposure techniques. This meetup offers a unique platform for photographers to explore the dynamic interplay of cityscapes, architecture, and light through their lenses. Led by experienced photographers, participants will learn to master the art of long exposures, creating stunning images that convey the bustling energy and mesmerizing beauty of urban environments. From shimmering city lights to flowing rivers and bustling streets, each outing presents endless possibilities for creative expression and technical growth. By joining this meetup, photographers of all levels can expand their skills, connect with fellow enthusiasts, and uncover the hidden gems of urban landscapes, making every moment behind the camera a truly enriching experience.
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£26      

Capturing Nature's Splendor: Landscape Photography Walk Meetup

Capturing Nature's Splendor: Landscape Photography Walk Meetup

Sunday 25 August
Heath and Reach - 10am - 2 Hours
Jenny Smith
Join the Landscape Nature Photography Walk meetup for a transformative experience in capturing the beauty of nature through their lenses. This meetup offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in stunning landscapes, hone photography skills, and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for nature photography. Through guided walks led by experienced photographers, participants can explore diverse natural settings, from lush forests to picturesque coastlines, and learn techniques to capture the essence of each scene. The meetup fosters a supportive environment where enthusiasts of all levels can learn, share insights, and draw inspiration from the breathtaking surroundings. Whether aiming to refine techniques or simply seeking to appreciate the wonders of nature through photography, this meetup promises an enriching and memorable journey for every participant.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 15 September
Heath and Reach - 10am - 3 Hours
Jenny Smith
Embrace the opportunity to master your camera and elevate your photography skills beyond the confines of automatic exposure. Dive into an enlightening session where you'll unravel the mysteries of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, gaining an understanding of how these crucial settings can transform your images.

Under the direction of a seasoned professional photographer, apply your newfound insights in a practical setting. Learn how to manipulate these elements to achieve the perfect exposure, bringing your creative vision to life. Elevate your craft and capture the world through your lens with skill and confidence. Join us for an experience that promises to enrich your photography journey.
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£67      
Portrait Photography in Natural Light Meetup

Portrait Photography in Natural Light Meetup

Sunday 27 October
Heath and Reach - 11am - 2 Hours
Jenny Smith
Join our Portrait Photography in Natural Light Meetup for an enriching experience that will enhance your photography skills. Delve into the art of portrait photography amidst natural light settings, mastering techniques for capturing compelling narratives. With models from our group, camaraderie infuses every session, fostering a collaborative environment for all skill levels. Embrace hands-on sessions and expert guidance to refine your craft and create portraits that resonate. Whether a novice or seasoned photographer, our Meetup promises inspiration and growth. Join us to unlock your creative vision in portrait photography.
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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Sunday 02 June
Cheshunt - 4pm - 2 Hours
Enfield Photography Group
Antonia Penia
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.
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£24      
Outdoor Portraits Photography Meetup

Outdoor Portraits Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Parkside Mill Rd., Cambridge - 11am - 2 Hours
Cambridge Photography Group
Al Montasser Osman
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.

This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
book now
£24      
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

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 16 June
Cheshunt - 10am - 3 Hours
Enfield Photography Group
Antonia Penia
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills by diving into the essential elements of manual camera settings. Discover how to master shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how these critical components influence your photos' exposure. This hands-on experience, aided by a professional photographer, is tailored to elevate your photography from automatic to artful. Immerse yourself in a learning journey that transforms the way you capture moments. Join us for an enlightening session designed to unravel the complexities of your camera, paving the way for stunning visual storytelling.
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£61       5 places left
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday 22 June
Cambridge City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cambridge Photography Group
Al Montasser Osman
You will learn how to take better photos. You will be more comfortable photographing strangers in public. You will capture the beauty of any place you visit. You will learn how to get more creative shots. You will learn how to interact with your subjects.
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£24      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Sunday 30 June
Cheshunt - 3pm - 2 Hours
Enfield Photography Group
Antonia Penia
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.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 07 July
Parkside Mill Rd., Cambridge - 10am - 3 Hours
Cambridge Photography Group
Al Montasser Osman
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      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Sunday 21 July
Cambridge City Centre - 12pm - 2 Hours
Cambridge Photography Group
Al Montasser Osman
Join us for a serene photographic journey through picturesque streets, capturing the essence of urban landscapes, architectural wonders, coastal vistas, and abstract delights. Our leisurely photography walk offers a canvas of opportunities to hone your skills and see your surroundings through a new lens. Unleash your creativity and explore the diverse facets of photography, all while enjoying the company of fellow photography enthusiasts. Come ready to snap, share, and inspire.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
Parkside Mill Rd., Cambridge - 11am - 3 Hours
Cambridge Photography Group
Al Montasser Osman
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       5 places left

Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 04 August
Silbury Blvd - 1pm - 2 Hours
Milton Keynes Photography Group
Loredana Sabau
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
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£26      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Cambridge City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cambridge Photography Group
Al Montasser Osman
Step up your photography game and increase your confidence levels behind the lens with our empowering workshop. Familiarise with the art of photographing strangers in public, capturing beautiful scenery effortlessly, and enhancing your creative shot composition. This event also includes an interactive session on effective subject communication. Unleash the shutterbug within you with our immersive learning experience.
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£26      
Outdoor Portraits Photography Meetup

Outdoor Portraits Photography Meetup

Saturday 31 August
Parkside Mill Rd., Cambridge - 11am - 2 Hours
Cambridge Photography Group
Al Montasser Osman
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.

This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
book now
£26      

ABOUT BEDFORDSHIRE
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 Bedfordshire .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    enojyed the day, jenny is a pleasure to be around and was on hand to answer any questions. plus it was a good bunch of people on the course
    5/5
    Louis
    2024-05-13
    Found this session to be very helpful and I am better able to understand the exposure effects and how to find the balance between the three priorities
    5/5
    Alicia
    2024-03-08
    Found the course to be exactly what I hoped as I had a fear to try the different adjective my camera offered other than auto point and shoot. Jenny was fantastic, she was patient and explained everything so well. We had lots of hands-on experience using different modes. I left feeling confident to explore my camera features more.
    5/5
    Alicia
    2024-02-20

    I really enjoyed the day Jenny explained things very clearly she judged our experience level very well . It was a good mix of practice and explaining . The location was lovely and luckily the weather was perfect.
    5/5
    Tracy
    2024-02-20
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Jenny Smith
    I am passionate about photography, and want to pass my experience on to others. I have over 20 years of Motorsports photography, and I have worked in many other genres. I love the outdoors, and I like the mix of being outside, and helping others to reach their photography potential.






































    Jenny Smith is available for private bookings

    Available week days and weekends
    Sports & action photography,
    Events
    Basic photography training

    PHOTOS
    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Verulam Park, St Albans
    It was a lovely day so my wife and I decided to take a walk around the lake in Verulam Park. We had walked the length of the park, taking photographs along the way, when I paused to see if I could spot any herons on the island. No herons but I suddenly was aware of a flash of wings. I lifted the camera, turned toward the sound and fired off a few shots this was the result. It is quite heavily cropped, but I am quite chuffed with it.
    Credit: Martin Owen

    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Wrest Park

    Credit: Family time
    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-05-07
    Title or Location: Langford, Beds
    Image of M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy), taken with a Seestar S50 smart telescope. The image is composed of 30minutes of 10 second exposures, stacked in Siril, denoised in ON1 and stretched in GIMP. It is amazing to think the light that composed this image has been travelling for 31 million years to end up in my backgarden!
    Credit: Alan Hill

    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Totternhoe
    The Red Kites in this arechave increased over the last few years at least 12 approx
    Credit: Murray Ward

    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-04-02
    Title or Location: bedford park
    With coming spring and warmer days, I always looking something something to capture, this time little fella brought my attention, he was sitting on the flower and barely moves, and then he say hi to me !
    Credit: Neringa
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neringosfoto
    Instagram: neringaolbutaite_photo
    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-03-27
    Title or Location: National Trust Lyveden Northamptonshire
    I could hear the Redkite in the distance and I scoured the trees to find it. I had just parked up at Lyveden and was assisted in locating the Redkite by a NT volunteer. We located and I took several photos.
    Credit: Dawn

    St Albans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Night-time at Portland Bill lighthouse
    The weather forecast for the night Friday the 3rd May looked very good and because the last time I went to Portland Bill I didn't manage to get home with anything good, I thought of giving it another go. Even though it was a 4 hour drive from my house, I'm over the moon I went there because I haven't seen the sky so nice and clean in a very, very long time, it was just perfect.I took quite a few photos and this one is the first that I want to show you because I love it to bits.As always, I
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Home
    A photographer friend visits his parents in Alaska every year and upon his return home he always brings me salmon steaks that his family catch as part of their food provisions. This was my dinner and will say that this dinner was nothing short of amazing!
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instagram: @photo818
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
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