LANCASTER
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 15 June
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 29 June
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      
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Black and White plus Sepia

Black and White plus Sepia

Sunday 16 June
Liverpool Waterfront - 10am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Photography Group
Valentina Passerini
We will explore what makes a striking black and white image, with the use of strong lighting, simple subject choices, and strong composition. We will also go into turning your images into sepia and colour wash tones.
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£24      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 22 June
Centre of Wigan - 10am - 2 Hours
Wigan Photography Group
Enisa Huso
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      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 22 June
Marine Lake - 10am - 2 Hours
Southport Photography Group
Zachary Downey
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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£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 23 June
Lytham - 10am - 3 Hours
Blackpool Photography Group
Jayne Walsh
Title: "Capturing Moments: A Beginner's Photography Workshop with a Pro!"

Are you ready to unlock the magic behind stunning photographs and take your camera skills to the next level? Join our beginner's photography workshop led by a seasoned professional.
Our expert will guide you through the basics, from understanding your camera settings to grasping the importance of composition. No prior experience is needed – just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm.
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£61       1 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 29 June
Riverside Drive - 10am - 3 Hours
Liverpool Photography Group
Valentina Passerini
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      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 07 July
St. George Shopping Mall - 11am - 2 Hours
Preston Photography Group
Sana Burney
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      

Seascape Photography

Seascape Photography

Sunday 07 July
St. Anne's Pier - 3pm - 2 Hours
Blackpool Photography Group
Jayne Walsh
Discover the compelling world of seascape photography and immerse yourself in the alluring beauty and grandeur of coastal landscapes. This event is designed to nurture your passion for photography and guide your creativity towards capturing the sea, the shore, and everything in between. Our experts will offer invaluable insights on controlling your camera in manual mode, enabling you to capture seascapes at their most stunning. Learn with us as you embark on this journey to freeze the raw, unbridled power of the sea and its serenity in a frame, transcending the boundaries of ordinary photography.
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£26      
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.
book now
£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      
Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Sunday 04 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      
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup

Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup

Saturday 22 June
William Brown St - 10am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Watercolour Group
Nisali Siriwardene
Join us for the Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup, where you delve into the timeless art of still life painting. This gathering offers a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and intricacies of everyday objects through the captivating medium of watercolour. Whether you're a seasoned painter or just beginning your artistic journey, our meetup provides a supportive and enriching environment to hone your skills and unleash your creativity. Through careful observation and skillful brushwork, participants will learn to breathe life into ordinary subjects, transforming them into vibrant and evocative works of art. Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery, capturing the essence of life in every brushstroke at the Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup.

Participants are encouraged to bring along an item of their choice, or we can collectively select a common theme such as kitchen items, flowers, or traditional objects for our still life painting session.
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£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 29 June
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!
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£26      
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      

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      
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      
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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  • 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

    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography
    Albury Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: Bethanga Bridge - Lake Hume Albury NSW
    This photo is one I took in september 2023. On this night I captured quite a few different photos and perspectives of the milky way over and around the bridge. My goal on this evening was to take full advantage of the position of the milky way as there are very few opportunities that you can photograph the milky way positioned near the bridge during the year. I found this photo with other ones from that night I had not edited. Astro photography needs conditions to be right in relation to moon,
    Credit: Andrew Osborne
    Facebook: Andrew Osborne - Landscapes
    Instagram: https:www.instagram.com/andrews_landscapephotos/
    Bellevue Photography Group
    2024-06-09
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
    Strolling along the beach. Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, ORCanon PowerShot S230f/41/400 sec.11 mm
    Credit: Timmy DeHan

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