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Come along to our fortnightly 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 casual photo walk with other local photographers. No formal lectures, just a chance to meet-up, share ideas and receive feedback!
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Sunday the 26th of May 2019
Photography Class for Beginners - Southampton City Centre - 10am-1pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
£40pp     only 2 places left
We have a different photo theme each fortnight and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations across Southampton and Hampshire. Great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.

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!

What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the fortnight’s theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!

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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Sunday the 26th of May 2019
Photography Class for Beginners - Southampton City Centre - 10am-1pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
£40pp     only 2 places left
Sunday the 2nd of June 2019
Exploring Camera Angles - Ocean Village, Southampton - 10am-12pm - 2 hours
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories. Wanting to improve your photography? Come along and receive tips, feedback and advice from the instructor.
full - no places left
Thursday the 13th of June 2019
Photography Class for Beginners - Southampton City Centre - 10am-1pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
£40pp     only 4 places left
Saturday the 15th of June 2019
Using Colour in Photography - Southampton High Street - 10am-12pm - 2 hours
Colour is an important component in setting a mood of a photograph so we’ll be exploring the impact of certain colours, and how to produce a series of images using a single colour. You’ll be surprised at how creative you can get when you focus on colour in your shots!
£14pp     only 4 places left
Saturday the 29th of June 2019
Moody Street Photography - Winchester High Street - 5pm-7pm - 2 hours
Photography is all about playing with light, but for this session we're taking things a little darker. We'll be exploring the dark, moody and black&white side to photography, as we wind our way through the interesting streets of Winchester, and create some hauntingly atmospheric shots with light and shadow. Great chance to add some interesting and different shots to your own portfolio! - Hosted by Simon Garratt -
£14pp     7 places left
Sunday the 30th of June 2019
Photography Class for Beginners - Southampton City Centre - 10am-1pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
£40pp     only 5 places left
Saturday the 6th of July 2019
Photography Class for Beginners - Southampton City Centre - 9am-12pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
£40pp     only 5 places left
Saturday the 13th of July 2019
Camera Settings Refresher Session - Southampton City Centre Parklands - 9am-11am - 2 hours
Not been to one of our group sessions before? Little more advanced than a complete beginner? Or would you like a chance to refresh your camera skills and pick up a few new tips? Come along to this session where the instructor will be taking you on a photo walk whilst bringing you up to scratch with using manual mode and various other camera settings. - Hosted by Simon Garratt -
£14pp     9 places left
Saturday the 27th of July 2019
Landscape Photography - Brockenhurst - 9am-12pm
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’ll be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use. Join us on this photo walk for tips, tuition and advice from the photography instructor. - Hosted by renowned landscape photographer Simon Garratt -
£20pp     only 4 places left
Saturday the 10th of August 2019
Using Leading Lines in Photography - Soton Central Train Station - 9am-11am
Framing and composition are two great ways to immediately see an improvement in the shots you take. This session is all about using different creative techniques to create professional looking photos. Join us on this photo walk as we explore how to effectively capture leading lines with the guidance of the instructor. - Hosted by Simon Garratt -
£14pp     8 places left
Saturday the 10th of August 2019
Photography Class for Beginners - Southampton City Centre - 9am-12pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
£40pp     only 5 places left
Saturday the 24th of August 2019
Summer Storytelling Photography - Romsey Town Centre - 9am-11am
What do you envisage when you think about a British summer? Storytelling photography is all about capturing a scene or a passage of time in a series of shots. When these are presented together as a photo series, one after the other, sometimes as a collage or an album, they can tell a story in a much more emotive way than a single shot can. Join us on this photo walk as we look at ways of creatively capturing the nature and atmosphere of late summer, with tips, feedback and advice from the instructor.
£14pp     9 places left
Sunday the 22nd of September 2019
Photography Class for Beginners - Southampton City Centre - 10am-1pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
£40pp     only 5 places left
Thursday the 26th of September 2019
Photography Class for Beginners - Southampton City Centre - 10am-1pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
£40pp     only 5 places left
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Reviews
4.7/5 from 105 reviews
Great event, learnt a lot and Simon was a great inspiration to us all.
5/5 by Karen Key
21-5-2019

5/5 by Nick Collingwood
19-5-2019

5/5 by Nick Collingwood
18-5-2019
Simon was great, I am relatively new to photography and Simon put me at ease with my camera and helped me so I could understand all the terminology. Fabulous session, thank you :)
5/5 by Angela Peckham
6-5-2019

4/5 by David Nutton
5-5-2019
Enjoyed the session very much. Good advice and friendly people.
5/5 by Sarah Lumber
4-5-2019
Really enjoyed the event - everyone was really friendly and Phil was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. For me, it is really nice to spend time at a nice photography location with others who have a similar interest, where there is no judgement regarding level of ability. This group was perfect for that.
4/5 by Dominic Aylen
4-5-2019
Most of the other participants in the event were relative beginners, and the workshop was geared to that level. It was not clear from the event announcement that this would be the case. I did not gain anything from the event really, being a more experienced photographer. Most participants did gain from it, the tutor geared his input well for them.
3/5 by Alan Harris
21-4-2019
Good fun session this morning with Dave. Learnt loads and had a good time. Dave was very knowledgeable and patient Thank you
5/5 by Jean Pragnell
20-4-2019
I didn't know what to expect, but once the group arrived at the meeting point, we started to talk and got to know each other I found myself relaxing and enjoying the whole urban photography session I found it very helpful all the advice given to me from the instructor
5/5 by Gary Fitzgerald
7-4-2019

4/5 by Paul
7-4-2019
Another excellent session delivered in a professional friend way. Really enjoyed the session. Thank you Phil Gould
5/5 by Jean Pragnell
6-4-2019
Phil Gould has over 30 years of experience and is happy to share his knowledge and expertise with others. Excellent briefing and well prepared, help with details. Great bunch of like minded people all looking to improve
5/5 by John Poytress
6-4-2019
As usual, made me think. Enjoyable and instructive.
4/5 by David Nutton
6-4-2019
The venue was excellent but a pity the weather did not give what we wanted. But you still could pick out light and shadow. Wished I shot in black and white . A return trip is a must
4/5 by Stephen Rogers
31-3-2019
It was fantastic! thank you very, very much Phill!
5/5 by Svetlana Karaliyska
30-3-2019
Good all round experince with usefull tips and advice.
4/5 by David Luetchford
30-3-2019
Simon, Victoria and David were so helpful today. They gave me so many advice, even if i was a little bit shy as it was the first time for me there. Look forward to have the next workshop!
5/5 by Filomena Palatucci
24-3-2019
Stretching, enjoyable, informative. A morning well spent with helpful people.
5/5 by David Nutton
23-3-2019
Nice, relaxed group. No pressure but very helpful staff if you have questions. Will certainly go again. Thank you for a great session.
5/5 by Nicky Myers
23-3-2019
Great advice is always given. You feel very welcomed and don’t feel like there’s a Clique where you feel uncomfortable. It doesn’t matter what level you are you’re here to take photos and hopeful improve on what you know.
5/5 by Sarah Lumber
23-3-2019
I have learnt so much and really enjoy the events my camera now
5/5 by Jean Pragnell
10-3-2019
Great location, Simons relaxed style of tutoring is great, along with expert advice and assistance when required created a relaxed event But meant I learnt a lot and achieved some great results Thank you
5/5 by Julie Robertson
10-3-2019
Great instructor. Gave useful tips and advice. Really enjoyed the session.
5/5 by Lauren Tucker
9-3-2019
Excellent location. What I really like about Simon’s sessions is that he gives some suggestions then leaves one alone to try things out but is always there to give suggestions.
5/5 by David Nutton
9-3-2019

5/5 by Chris Webber
25-2-2019
First time I have tried to deliberately take a photo out of focus - controlled focus would perhaps be a better definition. An enjoyable evening.
4/5 by David Nutton
24-2-2019

4/5 by Roy Gray
24-2-2019
Really great expirince with Simon and others
5/5 by Michal Kalinowski
13-2-2019
The event was well organised and started on time. Simon gave a clear brief of what he hoped to achieve during the session and although we were not able to finish off light painting due to time overrun nobody could complain. All in all I learnt a lot and also added to the knowledge that I am acquiring. Thanks for a great evening
5/5 by John Poytress
10-2-2019
 
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