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Upcoming Events

The Exposure Triangle Meetup

The Exposure Triangle Meetup

Sunday 03 March
Heath and Reach - 10am - 2 Hours
Jenny Smith
Embark on a transformative photographic journey by joining The Exposure Triangle photography meetup, where you will unlock the secrets to capturing visually stunning images. This immersive experience goes beyond the basics, delving into the intricacies of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO 2014the three pillars of the Exposure Triangle. Led by seasoned photography experts, this class offers a dynamic blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical sessions, empowering participants to master the art of balancing light and creativity. Whether you're a novice seeking to grasp fundamental principles or an enthusiast aiming to refine your skills, this class promises a comprehensive and engaging exploration of photography's essential elements, ensuring that every participant emerges with the confidence and technical prowess to elevate their photographic endeavors to new heights.
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£24      
Portrait Photography in Natural Light Meetup

Portrait Photography in Natural Light Meetup

Sunday 17 March
Heath and Reach - 12pm - 2 Hours
Jenny Smith
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.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting
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£24      
Exploring the Forgotten: 1960s Vehicles Concealed Amongst Woods, Captured in Stunning Macro Photography Class

Exploring the Forgotten: 1960s Vehicles Concealed Amongst Woods, Captured in Stunning Macro Photography Class

Sunday 23 June
Heath and Reach - 10am - 3 Hours
Jenny Smith
Join the "Exploring the Forgotten: 1960s Vehicles Concealed Amongst Woods, Captured in Stunning Macro Photography" class 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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£61      

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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 02 March
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       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
5 Bull's Cross, London - 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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£61       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
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       5 places left

Water Droplets Meetup

Water Droplets Meetup

Sunday 10 March
Silbury Blvd - 2pm - 2 Hours
Milton Keynes Photography Group
Loredana Sabau
Dive into the enchanting world of macro photography with our exclusive workshop focusing on the intricate art of water droplet imagery. Join fellow photography enthusiasts as we delve into techniques to capture the mesmerizing beauty of water droplets, creating images that are as unique as they are breathtaking.

Our hands-on session will guide you through the process of combining aqueous elements with a variety of props and subjects, pushing the boundaries of creative photography. Learn how to play with light and shadow, composition, and focus to transform simple droplets into captivating focal points in your work.

Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting out, this workshop will enhance your skills and help you to see the world through a new lens. Immerse yourself in this fluid form of artistry and leave with the knowledge to create your own stunning water droplet masterpieces.
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£24      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 23 March
Cambridge City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cambridge Photography Group
Al Montasser Osman
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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£24      
Bokeh for Beginners

Bokeh for Beginners

Saturday 30 March
Brampton Rd, Huntingdon - 11am - 2 Hours
Huntingdon Photography Group
Joao Yordanov Serralheiro
Do you want to capture photos that feature a stunning bokeh effect?

In this session, I'll explain everything you need to know about bokeh, including:

- The definition of Bokeh
- The perfect bokeh camera settings
- How you can produce bokeh for jaw-dropping results

Join us if you're ready to become a bokeh master.
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£24      

Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday 30 March
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      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Sunday 07 April
Wolverton Rd. - 2pm - 2 Hours
Milton Keynes Photography Group
Loredana Sabau
Unlock the secrets to stunning photography with our hands-on workshop, focused on mastering Composition and the transformative power of natural light. Dive deep into the art of capturing breathtaking photos as you work alongside a live model, employing only the subtleties of available light.

As we navigate the intricacies of portrait photography together, you 2019ll learn invaluable techniques to troubleshoot on the fly and make precise adjustments that will elevate your images. Beyond that, discover how to wield light modifiers such as reflectors to conquer challenging lighting conditions, ensuring your shots are perfectly exposed every time.

Join us for this immersive experience and take a giant leap forward in honing your photographic skills.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 April
Brampton Rd, Huntingdon - 2pm - 3 Hours
Huntingdon Photography Group
Joao Yordanov Serralheiro
Discover the full potential of your camera and take control of your photography with our hands-on workshop. Delve into the essential elements of photography as we simplify the complexities of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Understand how these key settings shape your exposure, unlocking creative possibilities for your images.

Transition from theory to practice under the mentorship of a professional photographer. With expert guidance, you'll apply what you've learned to capture stunning photographs that truly reflect your artistic vision. Elevate your skills, refine your technique, and gain the confidence to step beyond automatic exposure. Join us for a transformative photography experience and see the difference firsthand.
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£61       5 places left

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.
book now
£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

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.
book now
£61      

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 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
    2024-02-17
    Title or Location: Totternhoe Nr Dunstable
    Group of Red Kite out today at least 10/11
    Credit: Murray Ward
    Facebook: Murray Ward

    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Grand Union Canal near Stoke Hammond
    I got up early and headed to the local canal close to home. The light was amazing, with lingering fog and with the sun painting warm colours on the landscape. It was a perfect morning for landscape photography. I took quite a few shots whilst the light was at its best with this one being my favourite.
    Credit: Andrew Hosegood
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrew.hosegood.3/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewhosegood2019/
    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-01-27
    Title or Location: Woburn Deer Park
    I paid another early morning visit to Woburn Deer park armed with my D850 and Nikon 200-500 zoom lens. The fields in the park are normally filled with large herds but on this occasion the park was empty. However I managed to capture this Silka deer within some nice early morning light and luckily he posed for me. Post processing was done in lightroom and I added a radial filter in the background with minus dehaze and increased the temperature slightly within the radial filter to add the etherial
    Credit: Andrew Hosegood
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrew.hosegood.3/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewhosegood2019/

    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-01-21
    Title or Location: On reflection (title of photo)
    Taken at Caldecott Lake - lunchtime walk .
    Credit: Andrea Marfell Simpson

    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-01-19
    Title or Location: Salford - Bedfordshire
    On my way to work I love looking at the sunrise and look for photo opportunities. You have to grab them while you can. This one was taken Friday 19 very crisp fresh sunrise
    Credit: Andrea Marfell - Simpson
    Bedfordshire Photography Group
    2024-01-03
    Title or Location: Old Naval College, Greenwich,London,UK
    Handheld shot in natural light through the windows on a very bright day. Stunning architecture and painted ceiling throughout this part of the college. Worth a visit when in London. Shot with a Nikon D810 with a 24-70mm lens.
    Credit: Stewart Cowie
    Instagram: stewcowiephotography

    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

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon
    Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon was on my 'list'. I'm glad I researched suggestions to get successful photos during the tour. This was shot at ISO800, f4 and 16mm around 3pm local.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Scarborough
    One of the creative artistic edits of my images. I love to create motion and fluidity in an image to set it apart from the run of the mill shot by creating drama and emotion using my post processing skills.
    Credit: Kenneth Fisher

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