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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!
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Sunday the 15th of November 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography - The Guildhall - 10am - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.

The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera!
£48pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
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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 1.5 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.

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Upcoming Dates
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Sunday the 8th of November 2020
Landscape Photography Introduction - Dawn Shoot on River Itchen - Along the Itchen River - 6am - 3 Hours
We're looking forward to seeing you at the Landscape Photography session. This session will be hosted by professional photographer Simon Garratt, who has a great deal of experience photographing a range of landscapes and environments. We'll be keeping this a small group, so that everyone receives one-on-one tuition time and feedback from Simon.
full - no places left
Sunday the 15th of November 2020
Beginners Guide to Photography - The Guildhall - 10am - 3 Hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo class that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.

The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera!
£48pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 21st of November 2020
Street Photography - Winchester High Street - 10am - 2 Hours
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, abstract and portrait photography in this session as we explore Winchester city centre on a photo walk.
£25pp     only 2 places left
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Reviews
4.8/5 from 140 reviews
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.
4/5 by Meetup - Simon Johnson
27-10-2020

5/5 by Malcolm Williams
21-9-2020
Enjoyable and informative. Learnt a lot.
5/5 by Michelle Campbell
21-9-2020
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!
5/5 by Danny Laver
20-9-2020
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.
5/5 by Kirti Sharma
27-1-2020
Very good, the tutor Simon was very welcoming, put me at ease from the start, offered clear guidance and inspiration followed by encouraging feedback.
5/5 by Melanie Ward
19-1-2020
I really enjoyed the day. Took some nice images and learned a couple of things too. Simon is a great tutor.
5/5 by Paul Godfrey
18-1-2020
Brilliant session Exploring light, so much fun. Learnt so much as usual Simon, thank you
5/5 by Jean Pragnell
15-12-2019
I really enjoyed it. Nice group and Simon is a great tutor and full of photographic wisdom.
5/5 by Paul Godfrey
30-11-2019
Lovely session delivered by Simon, he is so helpful and this enables me to learn so much, loving my journey into the world photography!
5/5 by Jean Pragnell
18-11-2019
I really enjoyed the event. I have not done much long exposure photography before so it was a very helpful session. Simon gave us clear instructions for the tasks, and he came round during each task to give feedback and advice on how to improve. It has definitely given me the confidence to go out and experiment myself.
5/5 by Natalie Hamilton
17-11-2019
Excellent very informative
5/5 by Matt Adamiak
17-11-2019
My first experience with that kind of course and I really enjoyed it, thank you. I felt I could ask all the questions and received clear and accessible answers from Simon. Depending on the theme of the course, I will join again.
5/5 by Emilie Lefrancois
6-11-2019
Thought it was a fab way to learn about my camera and get out of Manual mode.
5/5 by Reena Pau
3-11-2019
Up to Simon's usual enjoyable and instructive session. No matter what the subject we always learn new techniques and new ways of looking at a scene. Simon took me well out of my comfort zone and I survived, and enjoyed it.
5/5 by David Nutton
3-11-2019
Good intro and advice.
4/5 by Mark Tigwell
20-10-2019
I thought the event was excellent all round. Dave, the teacher, was incredibly patient and very knowledgeable with an ability to put that knowledge across in language anyone could understand. The location was really good as it opened up a range of different photographic opportunities. The length, and size, of the workshop was about right being able to cover the basics but without overloading on information.
5/5 by Ken Dick
20-10-2019
Only three of us there she we virtually got 1-1 with Simon Very good at explaining what to look for in a good shot
5/5 by mike hickish
11-8-2019
Good event. Simon Garrat gave all participants reasonable time and looked at all the photos we had taken and offered good advice.
5/5 by Greg Holmes
4-8-2019
Beautiful location and an excellent paced workshop. It was challenging and I felt very supported to succeed. Thank you Simon as always
5/5 by Jean Pragnell
3-8-2019
I've Bern on quit a few sessions with Simon, they are always well structured and have a good purpose. His style is educational and fun. Personal 1 to 1 comments are always constructive.
5/5 by John Poytress
3-8-2019

5/5 by Matthew Friend
3-8-2019
I really enjoyed it, feel confident to use manual setting now. Instructor was very knowledgeable and patient, with us, I liked his analogies and the mixture of teaching methods to gain our understanding, felt very inclusive and supportive.
5/5 by Kay Whittington
15-7-2019
A interesting session this morning. I was using settings that I did not know my camera had! Simon's session was well structured ans easy to follow. Great session Simon Thank you
5/5 by Jean Pragnell
13-7-2019
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. I am much more familiar and confident with my camera now and the practical exercises help embed the advice. Lovely friendly group too.
5/5 by Carole Rogers
7-7-2019
Very informative learned a lot through the simple to follows instructions and guidance through my particular cameras options to get the correct settings. Tutor was very helpful and explained things again if need in different ways till it click you you.
5/5 by Jason
6-7-2019
I really enjoyed it and got what I wanted out of it. Dave was very nice and a great teacher.
5/5 by Giorgio Spacagna
2-7-2019
Marvellous
5/5 by Tyrone Boraine
30-6-2019
Challenging. Black and white on a very bright day took some doing.
4/5 by David Nutton
30-6-2019
Dave was very helpful. Easy to understand instructions and suggestions. Only two of us on the course today so lots of questions answered. Dave was extremely patient with us both. He had time to make suggestions for us both and he had researched my Bridge camera settings so that he was better informed on how he might help improve my photography. Really enjoyed it. Thank you.
5/5 by Linda Barron
30-6-2019
 
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