LANCASTER
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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Williamson Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Darren Tyson
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      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 10 August
Lancaster City Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Darren Tyson
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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£26      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 31 August
Williamson Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Darren Tyson
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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£26      

WWC Walk with Camera

WWC Walk with Camera

Saturday 21 September
Millennium Bridge - 10am - 2 Hours
Darren Tyson
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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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 12 October
Williamson Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Darren Tyson
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      
Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Saturday 02 November
Williamson Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Darren Tyson
One of the most basic tenets of composition is the Rule of Thirds. Although most people are familiar with this technique it is often forgotten in the haste to take a photo. However you ignore it at your peril as it can make an average snap into something which is has tension and dynamism.

In this meetup we will practice using the Rule of Thirds in a setting full of photographic possibility.
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£26      

Birds and Nature

Birds and Nature

Saturday 16 November
Williamson Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Darren Tyson
Are you a bird watcher or a nature lover and have also been wondering how to get sharp photos consistently.This session plans to take the guess work out of it and get you on your way to capture the wildlife you love. Some of the topics covered will be, optimal settings, light direction, bird habits, equipment and operation. Come along and lets take some photos that show the natural beauty of birds.
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£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 20 July
St George's Pl - 10am - 2 Hours
Southport Photography Group
Zachary Downey
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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£26      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 27 July
Crosby - 10am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Photography Group
Valentina Passerini
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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£26      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Friday 02 August
Crosby - 5pm - 2 Hours
Liverpool Photography Group
Valentina Passerini
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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£26      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 04 August
Winckley Square - 11am - 3 Hours
Preston Photography Group
Sana Burney
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills by stepping beyond automatic exposure. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive workshop designed to demystify your camera's manual settings 2013 explore and understand the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and how each element intricately influences your images.

Under expert tutelage, you will not only learn the theoretical aspects but will also have the opportunity to apply your newfound understanding in a practical setting. With a professional photographer by your side, gain the confidence to manipulate your camera's functions and capture the world through your unique perspective with precision and creativity.

Take control of your photographic journey today and transform the way you capture moments forever.
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£67      
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday 10 August
Riverside Drive - 10am - 3 Hours
Liverpool Photography Group
Valentina Passerini
This introductory class will cover everything from camera settings to composition, to intentionality when taking a shot.

Ever wondered how to create a pin-sharp photo like the landscapes you see on Instagram? Ever wondered how to replicate a juicy bokeh effect in the background of a portrait shot? All of this and so much more will be covered in this class!

The park is the perfect location to explore a wide variety of different photographic genres with a group of like-minded individuals.

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£67      
Heritage Lens: Capturing History Photography Meetup

Heritage Lens: Capturing History Photography Meetup

Saturday 10 August
Bishopgate - 10am - 2 Hours
Wigan Photography Group
Enisa Huso
Join us for an enriching session focused on expanding your photographic creativity through unique viewpoints and perspectives. Discover how varying angles can convey diverse narrative elements within your images, offering fresh and captivating photographic stories. Delve into the art of landscape photography by mastering angles and points of view, enhancing the visual impact of your compositions. Explore architectural photography and learn about the significance of exposure, unlocking the potential to capture stunning images in any setting. Embrace this opportunity to challenge yourself and elevate your photography skills to new heights.
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£26      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 18 August
Promenade - 10am - 3 Hours
Southport Photography Group
Zachary Downey
Step into the world of photography with our exhilarating Beginner's Photography Class! Bid farewell to the constraints of automatic exposure and say hello to uncovering the mysteries of your camera.

Prepare to delve into the realms of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, unraveling how these settings mold your ideal shot. With expert guidance, we'll demystify your camera, empowering you to apply your newfound knowledge alongside a seasoned photographer. Let the adventure begin, and together, let's capture those picture-perfect moments! Whether you're aiming to maximize your iPhone's potential or enhance your phone photography skills, this class is your gateway to creativity and mastery.
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£67      
Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Sunday 25 August
W Park Drive - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Blackpool Photography Group
Jayne Walsh
Come and join us as we explore composition in photography.

Composition is one of the most critical element in photography. Composition is how a photographer arranges the visual elements within their image, frame. I promise you that if you search for information on composition you will find plenty You will find formal rules, opinion, some of which you can trace back to historical art movements and painters.

Even in the digital world, composition remains the key to creating strong images. Composition is what guides our eye through an image and gives importance to the subject. It creates the story for the viewer and how we as photographers convey that message.

This meetup will explore composition using our frame and tools available to us as the photographer.
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£26      
Market Moments: Photowalk Meetup

Market Moments: Photowalk Meetup

Saturday 31 August
Mesnes St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Wigan Photography Group
Enisa Huso
Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Market Moments: Photowalk Meetup, where the bustling Market Hall serves as an intriguing backdrop for capturing captivating images. This dynamic location offers a rich tapestry of people, colors, and compositions, providing endless opportunities for creative expression. From street photography to candid portraits, and exploring the interplay of light and shadow, participants will delve into various genres, honing their skills amidst the lively market atmosphere. Whether you're drawn to the structured rules of composition or revel in breaking them, this photowalk promises an enriching experience for photographers of all levels.
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£26      

On the Road

On the Road

Saturday 07 September
Bootle - 2pm - 2 Hours
Liverpool Photography Group
Valentina Passerini
This session will be looking at the landscape of the road to photograph what is right in front of you every day. We will combine motion blur with traffic and create some unique street scenes and focus on finding abstraction within our everyday landscape.
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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 08 September
St. Anne's Pier - 10am - 2 Hours
Blackpool Photography Group
Jayne Walsh
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      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Sunday 08 September
Promenade - 10am - 2 Hours
Southport Photography Group
Zachary Downey
Join us for a delightful and laid-back stroll with our cameras! We'll explore all kinds of photography, from street scenes and landscapes to stunning architecture, beautiful seascapes, and creative abstract shots. Whether you're looking to get more out of your iPhone or want to take better pictures with your phone, this class is perfect for you!
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Acrylic Painting: Summer Solstice Celebration!

Acrylic Painting: Summer Solstice Celebration!

Saturday 20 July
Knowledge Quarter - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Art Group
Wei-Ting Sheng
Embrace the vibrant energy of summer with our Acrylic Painting - Summer Solstice art class! Dive into a world of bright colors and warm hues as we capture the essence of the longest day of the year on canvas. Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting your artistic journey, this class invites all to celebrate the beauty of summer through acrylics. Participants are encouraged to bring basic painting materials to create their own summer-inspired masterpiece. Don't miss out on this sun-kissed creative adventure! Full details provided upon booking confirmation. Join us and let your artistic spirit shine!
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£26      
Royal Albert Dock

Royal Albert Dock

Saturday 27 July
Liverpool L3 4AD, UK
Liverpool Family Photo
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       £121

book now       10:30am       £121
Still-Life Watercolour Meetup

Still-Life Watercolour Meetup

Saturday 27 July
William Brown St - 10am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Watercolour Group
Nisali Siriwardene
Explore the timeless art of still life painting in our Still Life Watercolour Workshop. Learn essential watercolour techniques to capture the beauty of everyday objects with guidance from an experienced instructor. Suitable for all skill levels, this workshop will help you create vibrant and realistic still life paintings.
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£26      

Architectural Watercolours

Architectural Watercolours

Saturday 10 August
Mossley Hill - 10am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Watercolour Group
Nisali Siriwardene
Explore the intricate details and charm of the Royal Albert Dock through watercolour painting, and learn techniques to capture its historical essence.
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£26      
Abstract Art - Seaside Serenity: Coastal Inspirations!

Abstract Art - Seaside Serenity: Coastal Inspirations!

Saturday 10 August
Knowledge Quarter - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Art Group
Wei-Ting Sheng
Dive into a wave of creativity with our "Abstract Art - Seaside Serenity" class! Explore the tranquil beauty of the coast through abstract art, capturing the essence of sun, sea, and sand on canvas. Whether you're a curious beginner or an experienced artist, this class offers a splash of inspiration for everyone. Join us to unleash your creativity and let the coastal vibes inspire your unique masterpiece. Participants are encouraged to bring basic art materials to bring their vision to life. Don't miss this artistic journey by the sea! Full details provided upon booking confirmation. See you in the creative tide!
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£26      
Royal Albert Dock

Royal Albert Dock

Sunday 25 August
Liverpool L3 4AD, UK
Liverpool Family Photo
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       £121

book now       10:30am       £121

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 31 August
Knowledge Quarter - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Art Group
Wei-Ting Sheng
Embark on a creative journey in our Beginner's Drawing Class, where we'll unravel the secrets of drawing, empowering you to craft stunning and expressive artwork.

Our seasoned instructors will lead you through the essentials of drawing, from mastering perspective and proportion to playing with shading and composition.

Get ready to explore exciting Mark Making techniques, transforming a blank page from intimidating to inviting.

Ideal for those starting their artistic journey. Upon booking confirmation, you'll receive all the details you need, including the exact location, meet-up instructions, and materials. Let's turn your artistic aspirations into reality!
book now
£26      
Royal Albert Dock

Royal Albert Dock

Saturday 28 September
Liverpool L3 4AD, UK
Liverpool Family Photo
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       £121

book now       10:30am       £121
ABOUT LANCASTER
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 Lancaster.

  • 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.
  • PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Darren Tyson
    Darren John Tyson, 26, has a wide variety of experience. From photography and film, to editing. He gathered these skills at Lancaster and Morecambe college as well as Edge Hill University where he got a Bachelor's in Film and TV Production.

    Darren Tyson is available for private bookings

    Available most weekends, can be arranged throughout the week with some notice. Private tutoring, portraits, green screen training, and stop motion.

    PHOTOS
    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-04-03
    Title or Location: Leighton Moss
    The photo was taken at around 11 am on the 8th of March on a sunny day which made it impossible to expose the whole scene correct. I sat watching, hoping the Egret would move out of the direct sunlight which it did. I got a few shots and some video of it fishing but then I thought it was going to take off so quickly switched from video to stills and got some shots, this having the best wing position. Taken with a Nikon Z8 and Nikon 600 f4 with the 1.4 teleconverter attached.
    Credit: Ian Warren
    Instagram: ianwarren2270

    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-03-22
    Title or Location: Afternoon sun bathing the iconic Midland Hotel Morecambe Prom .
    Taken with a FUJIFILM XT-3 at 1/250secISO 160f841mm.Recovering from a recent but highly successful triple heart by pass operation Morecambe prom is absolutely perfect for measuring my progress at the same time offers a rich variety of landscapes ,wildlife & of course the welcoming hospitality of the Rotonda Bar for whatever refreshment is allowed .
    Credit: Robin Ree
    Facebook: Robin Ree
    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-03-16
    Title or Location: Nip Hill, Lancaster
    After the Litfest Presentation and announcement of the winners of the photography competition I wanted to head out onto the castle area of the City. Despite the rain I wasn't deterred to take some images - shoot in all weathers! The dark stones of the buildings of the castle make the area look spooky in the day never mind night! I wanted to capture the photo as if it could have been taken in 1850s.
    Credit: Jonny Gios
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JonnyGiosPhotos/
    Instagram: jonny.gios

    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-03-10
    Title or Location: Leighton Moss
    A pair of cormorants in their beautiful breeding plumage from Causeway hide March 2024
    Credit: Julie Day

    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: Morecambe Baylights Festival
    Taken at 2024 BAYLIGHTS festival in Morecambe. Loved how the little girl was leaning on the lights/ speakers to listen to the music. She was nicely posed and the fence was acting as a nice leading line to her.
    Credit: Jonny Gios
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JonnyGiosPhotos
    Instagram: jonny.gios
    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: RSPB Leighton Moss
    Waiting for the murmuration in the rain. A full rainbow appeared but I was unable to capture it on my long lense. This was a small section of rainbow and birds in the distance. There were lots of people on the skytower as the sky filled with flapping and light. Nobody spoke. I saved various versions of the moment and some are more edited than others.
    Credit: Andrew Daykin
    Instagram: daykinski

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography

    Fort Collins Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
    The day before taking the shot, I drove up to RMNP to scout a possible Milky Way shot with Nymph Lake in the foreground. The scouting was successful as it did look like I'd be able to have both the lake and the Milky Way in the shot, so I made a plan to head up there again the next day (July 3rd) and capture what I planned. Prior to heading back up to RMNP, while looking at the map of the area, I noticed another possible location where Fall River would be in the foreground and in my mind, having
    Credit: Danny Matriccino
    Facebook: dannymat03
    Instagram: dannymat_photography
    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location:
    A friend of mine discovered this bald eagle nest just north of Lititz. I've been keeping an eye on it for a decent shot. This adult has been keeping guard of its juveniles for some time now. I finally saw the adult sitting just to the right of the nest. I am a very new and amateur photographer and still very much learning. I travel quite a bit and enjoy shooting the places I visit but also love wildlife photography. I really didn't process much other than bring up some of the exposure to g
    Credit: Eric Anderson
    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Summit Lake, Mount Blue Sky
    This photo was taken mid morning at Summit Lake on Mount Blue Sky. It was a calm but cloudy day with a few patches of blue sky reflecting in a pool of water. No edits other than exposure and cropping.
    Credit: Sarah Christian
    Facebook: sarahchristianart
    Instagram: sarahchristianart

    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-07-09
    Title or Location: Bempton Cliffs. Unsociable puffin
    Me and my partner spent the day at Bempton cliffs and this was the only lone puffin that had it back to the sea, He/she was clearly not wanting to socialise with other birds. Possibly in a bad mood. This is why this particular puffing grabbed my attention.
    Credit: Daniel Twiss
    Instagram: daniel_twiss_
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Gordon Creek, Oregon
    Hiked to the upper level of Gorton Creek Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Quite the scramble up over boulders to reach the falls. Canon 5Diii, ISO 100, TV 4 minutes, AV f/10Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0L IS USMFilter BW ND 3.0 ?black glass?
    Credit: Robert Holcomb
    Instagram: Robert Holcomb
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