The Southampton Photography Group is a regular, fortnightly social gathering for people who share a passion for photography and want to practise their skills. It gives you the chance to meet up with other photographers, trade tips and build friendships. Beginners are welcome.
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Saturday the 24th of November 2018
Selective Colour - Hamble Village at 10am
Colour is an important component in setting a mood of a photo so we’ll be exploring the impact of certain colours, whilst on a photo walk around the village and marina.
Each two hour class will focus on one theme or particular aspect of photography, in a different location each fortnight. A professional photographer will also be there to help answer questions and offer advice on the day. Groups larger than 12 will have multiple instructors.
The minimum age requirement is 10 years old; children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult, who will need to make a separate booking.
A DSLR camera, or a camera with manual controls is preferable, but you are welcome to bring bring any kind of camera or smartphone. There will be a substantial amount of walking involved on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella should the weather call for it.
Your experience doesn’t stop once the class ends - you can also share your photos with your peers in the Southampton Photography Facebook Group and enter our fortnightly themed competitions to have chances to win great photography prizes.
This is a once a year opportunity to catch what many consider to be one of the most prized shots in British Landscape Photography – Sunrise through the arch at Durdle Door.
Led by Landscape Photographer Simon Garratt who is very familiar with this location, this will be a 3 hour session where Simon will guide and assist you in obtaining some great shots to be proud of.
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Saturday the 22nd of December 2018
Festive Street Photography - German Market, Soton High St at 3pm
Photography is all about playing with light, so Christmas can provide some great opportunities to really get creative! We’ll be exploring the local festive lights under the guidance of the professional photography instructor.
I enjoyed the event and found it very informative. Street photography is a not a genre with which I am comfortable and it was reassuring to be doing it as part of a group.
Excellent guidance from Simon. Good relaxed atmosphere. 5/5 by Brian Pain 11-11-2018
5/5 by John Poytress 10-11-2018
It was very informative and a great location. Gave me lots of ideas and helped me learn some new things. 5/5 by Faye Lane 2-11-2018
Second time at this event at Brambridge and I still learned something new! Simon is a very good tutor and very easy to approach. Would highly recommend these meetings to anyone who has an interest in photography. Can't wait for the next one! 5/5 by Mic bridge 28-10-2018
I had a wonderful informative morning walk lovely company 5/5 by Hales 28-10-2018
Very good. Have been busy all afternoon looking through the photos from the morning. Very knowledgable. Thank you 5/5 by Richard Webb 27-10-2018
I really enjoyed the event overall. Nice to meet some like-minded folk and got great advice from Simon with regards my composition techniques 4/5 by Ian Haslam 24-10-2018
Thank you! It was fantastic! 5/5 by Svetlana 21-10-2018
Great briefing on location and what we could expect regarding weather conditions. Useful explanation of histogram basics, something I previously had not understood. Good support and tips 5/5 by John poytress 21-10-2018
As per usual, just great. I enjoy the challenges, and appreciate the guidance and advice. Like the fact that the other participants are always friendly and ready to mix. Not clicky. 5/5 by Chris Waterman 21-10-2018
5/5 by Cameron 13-10-2018
Very good morning at a new location for me, with a very knowledgeable instructor 4/5 by Chris Raine 8-10-2018
Simon was very knowledgeable and helpful 4/5 by Bev Edwards 7-10-2018
5/5 by Svetlana Karaliyska 7-10-2018
Really really good. Felt I learned a lot 5/5 by Danny Cowen 6-10-2018
Worked really well - Simon knew the areas well, and selected locations that gave a range of different shots to try.
Helpful advice throughout, and the follow up session going through an example of image processing was great. 5/5 by Jonathan Carlaw 6-10-2018
Todays event was good, Simon was very free in sharing his hints, tips & knowledge. 4/5 by David Smith 6-10-2018
Really good location, lots of helpful and useful advice from Simon. 5/5 by Christopher waterman 6-10-2018
Both victoria & Simon are super knowledgeable and great at making recommendations about how to change the camera settings which is always appreciated when shooting in manual mode. The night time session was great fun - moving around to different locations kept the session interesting, providing us with various challenges along the way. Thanks guys! 5/5 by Carrie Smith 2-10-2018
Fun, different to what I normally do 5/5 by Mrs s Rawlins 30-9-2018
5/5 by Hayley Sanders 30-9-2018
Last nights event was very good.
Safety in numbers when photographing city centres on a Saturday night is always advisable.
Good to see new people on a meeting, hope everyone enjoyed it, I know I did. 4/5 by David Smith 30-9-2018
Booking was easy, confirmation email and follow up email before the event. Good price. Convenient meet-up point and well structured 2 hours. Group of mixed abilities which was nice as we could learn off each other. Nice informal event which gives you confidence to move forward with your photography at your own pace without judgement on your skill level or snobbery about what equipment you own
5/5 by Dake Sheehan 30-9-2018
It was really informative, I had a fantastic time and learned a lot about things to look for when taking photos as well as features on my camera I was previously unaware of 5/5 by Alison Modha 30-9-2018
Yet another good session. Simon very helpful and free flowing with advice. 4/5 by MR DAVID SMITH 17-9-2018
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Simon was friendly and helpful. 5/5 by Jonathan Carlaw 16-9-2018
Very good. I always seem to learn something new about my camera, as well as getting tips about the techniques for the subject in hand. 5/5 by Christopher waterman 16-9-2018
It was brilliant 5/5 by Svetlana Karaliyska 16-9-2018
Great briefing from Simon and advice as the evening went on. 5/5 by John poytress 16-9-2018
This was the 1st event my wife & I attended, not being a big fan of the subject but we thought we would give it a go & not sure what to expect, being beginners we are limited in equipment & exsperance but being able to watch how other photographers approach a task was a plus. I'am planning on doing more of these events.
I think we could learn a lot by doing more of these avents 4/5 by Shaun Molloy 7-9-2018