Upcoming Events

Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 13th of August
Palmerston Park, Southampton - 9:30pm - 3 hours
Learn the basics of photography including using manual camera settings for perfect exposure and tips for good composition. The session will look at ways to improve composition using light, colour and perspective.
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£55pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
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 across the region.
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 a special niche 3 hour class, 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 Southampton Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions
We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 2 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.
Goo clear instructions, great instructor that was enthusiastic. Shame about the weather!
Tracey Jayne Webb
October 2nd 2021
Excellent. Simon was a wealth of knowledge, I thought his presentation was full of great content, and it’s a credit to him that he went to that effort out in the field. And in the rain. Loads of good tips and techniques were covered today with hands on advice, despite the rather wretched conditions. I now have some great food for thought for my future compositions. Good location too
Meetup - Julian Arriens
October 2nd 2021
Easy to understand great instructor
Tracey Webb
April 17th 2021
It was a very helpful session providing clear explanations and instructions on the basic use, set up and functioning on the Camera. I particular learnt a lot and felt that the practical exercises helped put the verbal suggestions into context.
Meetup - Simon Johnson
October 27th 2020
Malcolm Williams
September 21st 2020
Enjoyable and informative. Learnt a lot.
Michelle Campbell
September 21st 2020
It was a very straight forward, no nonsense, easy to understand and easy to grasp introduction to using my camera in manual mode, with everything explained to I knew why as well as how. My daughter and I both attended and thoroughly enjoyed the event - thank you to Dave!
Danny Laver
September 20th 2020
I always look forward for sessions by Simon. He is amazing photographer, very clear in conveying the objective , always listens to our doubts and give improvements feedback, which is really helpful for all of us.
Kirti Sharma
January 27th 2020
Very good, the tutor Simon was very welcoming, put me at ease from the start, offered clear guidance and inspiration followed by encouraging feedback.
Melanie Ward
January 19th 2020
I really enjoyed the day. Took some nice images and learned a couple of things too. Simon is a great tutor.
Paul Godfrey
January 18th 2020
Brilliant session Exploring light, so much fun. Learnt so much as usual Simon, thank you
Jean Pragnell
December 15th 2019
I really enjoyed it. Nice group and Simon is a great tutor and full of photographic wisdom.
Paul Godfrey
November 30th 2019
Nikki Wileman
Nikki has been photographing for 30 years and has experience of shooting a wide range of subjects with a preference for nature and landscape. She focuses on making striking images with an emphasis on the use of light and colour in composition.