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York City Walls Photography Meetup

York City Walls Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Station Rd, York - 11am - 2 Hours
Mark Sullivan
Let us take you on a journey along the ancient city walls. From the walls viewpoint we will get a higher perspective on the City of York. We will cover the exposure triangle, aperture, iso and shutter speed. We will take on leading lines, different angles and frame within a frame. Come and join us on a historical journey through time where you will learn how to take your camera off auto mode by our professional photographer.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Deangate, York - 11am - 3 Hours
Mark Sullivan
Advance your photography skills by truly understanding your camera's functionality. Seize the opportunity to delve deeper into core elements like shutter speed, aperture, and ISO and how they influence your photographs' exposure. Following the enlightening session, your newly acquired knowledge will be put into action. Guided by a professional photographer, you'll have the chance to apply what you've learnt, potentially transforming the way you capture the world through your lens. A better mastery of photography waits for you, so why wait any longer? Experience the transformative power of education and guidance in the fascinating world of photography.
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£67       5 places left
Flower Photography

Flower Photography

Saturday 03 August
Museum St, York YO1 7FR - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Sullivan
Learn all the tips and tricks you need to take stunning pictures of flowers. We will also discuss composition, lighting, and other aspects of photography that will help you create unique images. So come join us for a day of learning, exploring, and having fun.
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£26      

Composition in Photography Meetup

Composition in Photography Meetup

Sunday 01 September
Station Rd, York - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Sullivan
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 05 October
Deangate, York - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Mark Sullivan
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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£67      
Winter Light Photography

Winter Light Photography

Saturday 02 November
Station Rd, York - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Sullivan
Bundle up and lets explore in the cold and capture the cozy and subtlety of the lighting seen in this winter.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and magic of the winter season through photography.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including composition, exposure, and lighting. We will cover topics such as using natural light to create a mood, capturing the sparkle of snow and ice, and experimenting with different angles and perspectives to create striking images.
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£26      

Christmas Photography Meetup

Christmas Photography Meetup

Saturday 07 December
York City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Mark Sullivan
We are approaching Christmas, tinsel Town, let's take pictures of the Christmas lights and baubles. This is about composition, framing and aperture, let's celebrate Christmas early and enjoy the festive season.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 05 January
Station Rd, York - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Mark Sullivan
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

Portraiture Photography

Portraiture Photography

Saturday 01 June
Humber Street - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Hull Photography Group
Anete Sooda
Portrait Photographyusing beautiful streets and available spaces indoors. We will focus on getting the best portrait in both outdoors and indoors. Lighting techniques, angles, camera settings and most importantly, make yourself and the model (in theory) feel comfortable and use public space as your backdrop. For a full portraiture photography experience, we will have a model joining us for most of the session.
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£26      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 01 June
Marton-in-Cleveland - 11am - 2 Hours
Middlesbrough Photography Group
Mark Taylor
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We, as a class, will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting

Please try and bring a model with you this could be a family member or a friend.
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£24      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Tickhill Road - 1pm - 2 Hours
Doncaster Photography Group
Joshua Ashton
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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£26      

Wildflower Photography Meetup

Wildflower Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Minskip Rd, Boroughbridge, Staveley - 9am - 2 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
Join us as we explore and capture the beauty of wildflowers in this photography meetup. We will discuss the optimum camera settings for the conditions on the day and then find some nice flowers to photograph. The main considerations will be light, aperture, and framing; learning how to see and capture pleasing images of wild plants and flowers.
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£24      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 15 June
Minskip Rd, Boroughbridge, Staveley - 9am - 3 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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£61      
City Photography Meetup

City Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Station Court - 1pm - 2 Hours
Doncaster Photography Group
Joshua Ashton
As a participant, you can anticipate delving into the dynamic streets of Doncaster, seizing the essence of urban existence through your camera lens. You'll explore the bustling life around the place, capturing the energy of shoppers and the unique architecture. The nearby streets may feature talented buskers, adding to the vibrant atmosphere of your photography experience. The iconic train station will provide ample opportunities for capturing the movement and energy of travellers, while the serene River, lined with boats, offers a tranquil contrast to the city's hustle and bustle. Through these diverse locations, you'll refine your skills in composition, lighting, and storytelling, all while immersing yourself in the distinctive ambiance of this historic city centre in South Yorkshire, England.
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£26      

Editing Photography Class

Editing Photography Class

Sunday 16 June
Kingswood - 4pm - 2 Hours
Hull Photography Group
Stefano Cavallini
Take the next step in your photography journey and unlock the full potential of the post-editing process!

In this course, you will learn how to transform RAW files into finished and captivating photos, ready for printing.

We will be working with the latest version of Adobe's powerful software: Lightroom.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 30 June
Kingswood - 10am - 3 Hours
Hull Photography Group
Stefano Cavallini
Unlock the full potential of your camera and move beyond automatic exposure with our hands-on photography workshop. Dive deep into the mechanics of your camera as we explore the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these critical settings influence your images. Following an informative session, apply your newfound skills in a practical setting, all under the expert guidance of a professional photographer. This is your chance to elevate your photography to new heights. Join us for an enriching experience designed to enhance your understanding and mastery of photography.
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£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Minskip Rd, Boroughbridge, Staveley - 9am - 3 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
The aim of this session is to help you become more confident with your camera and move away from the automatic settings. With the guidance of a professional photographer you will learn about the exposure triangle, along with autofocus and compositional techniques that will take your photography to the next level.
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£67       5 places left

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Marton-in-Cleveland - 11am - 3 Hours
Middlesbrough Photography Group
Mark Taylor
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
£67      
Motion Blur - Water Photography Meetup

Motion Blur - Water Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Ripon HG4 2QA - 9am - 2 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
During this session we will be using longer exposures on fast-moving water to create a motion blur effect. We will start with a short walk along the river stoping at a few suitable locations. The main considerations will be light, aperture, shutter speed, and composition.
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£26      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Sunday 14 July
Summergangs Rd - 6pm - 3 Hours
Hull Photography Group
Stefano Cavallini
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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£26      

ABOUT YORK
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
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 in York .

  • 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 special niche 3 hour classes, 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.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    a big thanks to Mark, avery enjoyable time and a small group which enabled time to explain things Will go again with Mark on future courses
    5/5
    Graham
    2024-05-14
    Nice tour and people
    5/5
    Keith
    2024-05-13
    Really good intro to photo locations of iconic York buildings
    5/5
    Matthew
    2024-05-13

    Very enjoyable learning some good spots to shoot
    5/5
    Keith
    2024-04-08
    Very enjoyable learning some good spots to shoot
    5/5
    Keith
    2024-04-08
    Rainy day but our cameras were protected thanks to Mark . He gave us useful tips to take great street photos . I had few nice photos and enjoyed the time. Thanks Mark
    5/5
    Nadya
    2023-12-19

    Mark was good-humoured and helpful throughout a rainy street photography workshop. He'd prepared well with a great variety of different locations and gave me a good insight into the mechanics of photos in such conditions. Best of all he has enthused me to just get out there more regularly to practice - which I've just done this morning. Thanks, Mark - will definitely sign up for other workshops!
    5/5
    Martin
    2023-12-11
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Mark Sullivan
    Mark is an accomplished professional photographer. He likes the technical aspects of the camera, the full exposure triangle. Of course, he loves taking photographs, never goes anywhere without his camera. He is very good at teaching the technical aspects to eager photographers.
    PHOTOS
    York Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: Looking west from the beach of Arisaig towards the Isle of Rum, Scotland
    On a recent trip to the Scottish Highlands, the weather forecast was that the skies would clear to the west later in the evening and there may be a chance of the Aurora showing up. The Aurora never showed up but the 35 mile trip to the coast wasn't a waste of time as the sunset was amazing and then the whole area lit up following the sun disappearing over the horizon. The sea was flat calm and there wasn't an ounce of wind in the air. I sat from 20:00 until 23:30 listening to the small w
    Credit: Andrew Cavell
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    Instagram: @cavell_captures

    York Photography Group
    2024-05-14
    Title or Location: Castle Howard, York, UK
    One of the largest stately homes in England, surrounded by picturesque landscapes, including expansive gardens and breath taking woodlands. The estate covers over 1,000 acres of land.
    Credit: Claire Green
    York Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Whitby Harbour
    Taken on a return to Whitby after many years away. A short walk along the pier led me to a ladder at the end of the pier that went down a level, lucky find that led me to the image.
    Credit: mort szram

    York Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Cotter Force

    Credit: Stuart Renshall

    York Photography Group
    2024-03-17
    Title or Location: York, UK
    I'm a born and bred native of York, and never really taken the full opportunity to photograph this stunning city.I've been a keen animal and wildlife photographer and I'm wanting to broaden my knowledge, after having a course with Mark Sullivan this has given the inspiration to be able to do so......
    Credit: Claire Green
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    York Photography Group
    2024-03-03
    Title or Location: Selby
    Selby Abbey has been going through an external renovation of late, covered in scaffolding. Now in spring 2024 with the daffodils blooming and the scaffolding down, it was a perfect opportunity for this picture. The sky was a cold blue so I crouched down and took the the daffodils in the foreground for the right composition.
    Credit: Mark Sullivan
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    St Albans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Night-time at Portland Bill lighthouse
    The weather forecast for the night Friday the 3rd May looked very good and because the last time I went to Portland Bill I didn't manage to get home with anything good, I thought of giving it another go. Even though it was a 4 hour drive from my house, I'm over the moon I went there because I haven't seen the sky so nice and clean in a very, very long time, it was just perfect.I took quite a few photos and this one is the first that I want to show you because I love it to bits.As always, I
    Credit: Emil Andronic
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Home
    A photographer friend visits his parents in Alaska every year and upon his return home he always brings me salmon steaks that his family catch as part of their food provisions. This was my dinner and will say that this dinner was nothing short of amazing!
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instagram: @photo818
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
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    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
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