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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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£24      
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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£24      

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

Outdoor Portraits Photography Meetup

Outdoor Portraits Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
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.
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£24      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Brampton Rd, Huntingdon - 1pm - 2 Hours
Huntingdon Photography Group
Joao Yordanov Serralheiro
Discover the enchanting world of macro photography, where even the smallest subjects emerge in magnificent detail. Embrace a unique photographic journey that magnifies the beauty of flowers and breathes life into tiny insects. Visible to us mostly from afar, these subjects now take center stage, appearing life-sized and more significant. Get ready to experience an exclusive perspective, bringing the unseen into sharp focus. Delve into the exciting world of macro photography you won't want to miss.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 05 May
Cheshunt - 10am - 3 Hours
Enfield Photography Group
Antonia Penia
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

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
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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£61      
50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Saturday 11 May
Brampton Rd, Huntingdon - 1pm - 2 Hours
Huntingdon Photography Group
Joao Yordanov Serralheiro
Uncover greater flexibility and striking effectiveness with the 50mm lens, rightly known as an essential asset in any photographer's gear assortment. Devoid of the constraints of wide-angle or telephoto lens, this illustrious lens mirrors the same scale as your eye. Consequently, it flourishes in a myriad of styles such as landscape, street, portrait, and product photography. Our riveting gathering aims to disseminate fundamental camera settings and highlight the efficacy of shooting with a prime lens. In addition to unearthing some elementary techniques to exploit the 50mm lens, we guarantee a wealth of opportunities to implement your newly acquired skills and channel them towards enriching your photographic journey. Explore the potential within, as we navigate the versatile realms of photography together.
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£24      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 25 May
Cambridge City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cambridge Photography Group
Al Montasser Osman
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Brampton Rd, Huntingdon - 1pm - 3 Hours
Huntingdon Photography Group
Joao Yordanov Serralheiro
Discover the full potential of your camera and move beyond automatic exposure. This event is an opportunity to delve into understanding shutter speed, aperture, ISO and their influence on exposure. Learn from experts and use your newly acquired skills under the supervision of a professional photographer. Revamp your photography by joining us on this enlightening journey.
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£61      
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       4 places left
Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 15 June
Brampton Rd, Huntingdon - 11am - 2 Hours
Huntingdon Photography Group
Joao Yordanov Serralheiro
Master the fascinating art of long exposure photography and capture the magical beauty of movings clouds and calming, smooth water movements. Long exposure, a technique that allows the shutter to remain open for extended periods, transforms ordinary photos into mesmerizing masterpieces. Come, join us, and unlock the potential to create extraordinary effects in your photographs.
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£24      

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
    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
    2024-04-17
    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

    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-03-08
    Title or Location: Kempston River behind Hillgrounds Rd
    The bird came across the river and settled right in front of me at a really good angle.
    Credit: Keith White

    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-03-08
    Title or Location: Kempston River behind Hillgrounds Rd
    The Long Tailed Tits like to flit across the river from the ponds on the other side to the trees behind Hillgrounds. This one seemed curious about me and gave me a great chance to get a nice body shot with head turned to the camera.
    Credit: Keith White
    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-17
    Title or Location: Totternhoe Nr Dunstable
    Group of Red Kite out today at least 10/11
    Credit: Murray Ward
    Facebook: Murray Ward

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-04-23
    Title or Location: Silence

    Credit: Joseph Opal
    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Coralville Reservoir
    It was taken with a Nikon D7100, set on a 15 second exposure.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Gerroa, seven mile beach national park
    Thank you for the consideration.Background to this photo.A couple of years ago on our local community page I saw a photo of a tree covered in bioluminescent fungi saying it was found in Gerroa, 5 minutes drive from me. Wow how amazing, so I set out to find it and photography it too. Since then I developed an interest in fungi and look forward to Autumn when there is plenty about. To enable me to photograph ghost fungi ( omphalotus nidiformis) I go for a bush walk during the day mostly
    Credit: Helen Dark
    Instagram: helendark12

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Canyonland National Park
    Mesa Arch is about a 25 minute walk from the parking lot in Canyonland National Park. At night, it's the darkest sky I've ever seen. This photo represents 20 stacked images of the Milky Way combined together in Starry Landscape Stacker. The result required the scene to be slightly brightened in post to bring out the foreground.
    Credit: Larry Kraus
    Facebook: Larry Kraus
    Instagram: lkraus01
    Wigan Photography Group
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Yarrow valley

    Credit: Ste Freeman
    Instagram: ste_freeman
    Newark Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: The Baltimore Inner Harbor
    Baltimore Harbor, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a historic seaport and a major center for shipping and industry. The harbor is part of the larger Patapsco River and serves as a prominent cultural and economic area within the city. It includes several neighborhoods like Inner Harbor, which is renowned for its restored historic ships, museums, and waterfront attractions such as the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.The Inner Harbor area has been developed extensively since the 1
    Credit: Louis Nesbitt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louis.nesbitt.14
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nesbytel/

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