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 27th of October 2018
Autumnal Nature Photography - Holly Hill at 9am
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We’ll be looking at composition, focus and colour.
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.
Street Photography - Winchester High Street at 9.30am
Street photography encompasses a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be looking at how you can use different crops and compositions to tell a story about the local area through your camera.
There will be a mix of architecture and portrait photography in this session as we explore Winchester city centre on a photo walk.
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
Great informal briefing. Structured approach to the session. I structures Victoria and Simon very knowledgeable and gave constructive advice on how to improve. 5/5 by John Poytress 2-9-2018
An interesting location which offered many photographic opportunities. It was good to see more suggestions on camera setting and shot possibilities being offered. 4/5 by Mike Seagrave 2-9-2018
5/5 by Mark Gay 2-9-2018
5/5 by Matt Friend 1-9-2018
Was a good event, nice to see a large turnout. 4/5 by MR DAVID SMITH 1-9-2018
Great location & great set of challenges. I learn something new every session. I always feel like i've been challenged in these sessions and am starting to see a visible difference in my photography! 5/5 by Carrie smith 23-8-2018
Good get together, good bunch of people, bags of advice free flowing. Shame about the grey skies, looking forward to the next one. 4/5 by MR DAVID SMITH 21-8-2018
Great venues and constructive instruction 5/5 by John Poytress 19-8-2018
Really enjoyed this event! Great to have a varied mix of ability in the group as it prompts help amongst the individuals. Victoria is very patient & has a good way of explaining things that aren't overly complicated. Very enjoyable 4/5 by Carrie smith 7-8-2018
Great choice of location(s) and good to gout out with a planned theme. Having a specific challenge also makes you look at things differently. My first time and I will certainly look at coming again. 4/5 by Mike Porter 6-8-2018