YORK
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 11 May
Deangate, York - 11am - 2 Hours
Mark Sullivan
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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£24      
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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£61       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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Minskip Rd, Boroughbridge, Staveley - 10am - 2 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
Let's capture nature at its finest. We will discuss the optimum camera settings for the conditions on the day and then find some nice subjects to photograph. The main considerations will be light, aperture, and framing; learning how to see and capture pleasing images of nature.
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£24      
Beginner's Next Step Class

Beginner's Next Step Class

Saturday 27 April
Summergangs Rd - 10am - 3 Hours
Hull Photography Group
Stefano Cavallini
Step up your photography game by enrolling in our advanced photography course. Building on basics, this carefully curated course delves deep into composition, RAW vs JPEG image formats, editing file storage, and brings copious opportunities to perfect your manual mode shooting skills.

Whether you're a past participant of our Beginner's Photography class, or just a photography enthusiast keen on enhancing your skills, this course may be the perfect next step in your journey. Our expert-led class is designed to elevate your understanding so you can master the art of capturing sublime moments.

Join us for three immersive hours of engaging activities and insightful discussions. Benefit from collective learning experiences as well as individual feedback sessions. Polish and perfect your craft - snap those stunning shots with newfound confidence and creativity!
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£61       5 places left
Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography

Sunday 28 April
Thorne Road - 1pm - 2 Hours
Doncaster Photography Group
Joshua Ashton
Dive into the beauty of the great outdoors and capture its essence with our photography meetup. Enhance your skills and learn the art of framing scenic vistas and mesmerizing wildlife through your lens. This session will guide you through the optimal camera settings for landscapes, providing insights into techniques that will elevate your wildlife photography. Beyond theory, put your newly acquired skills to the test with engaging and challenging exercises designed to unleash your creative potential. Join us for an enriching experience that combines learning with the joy of photography.
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£26      

Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Sunday 05 May
Summergangs Rd - 5pm - 2 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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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
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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£61       5 places left
City and Street Photography

City and Street Photography

Sunday 12 May
Station Court - 12pm - 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      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
Kingswood - 10am - 3 Hours
Hull Photography Group
Stefano Cavallini
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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£61       5 places left
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 18 May
Whitby - 11am - 2 Hours
Middlesbrough Photography Group
Mark Taylor
Embark on a creative journey and capture the world through your lens with our engaging photography walk. This leisurely stroll will take you through an array of visual experiences, from the bustling energy of street scenes to the serene majesty of landscapes. Along the way, discover the elegance of architectural forms and the beauty of seascapes, and explore the intriguing realm of abstract photography. Join fellow photography enthusiasts in this delightful exploration, where every snapshot is a story waiting to be told. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting, this event is designed to inspire and nurture your passion for photography.
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£24      
Wildflower Photography Meetup

Wildflower Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 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      

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      
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      

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
    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
    2024-04-08
    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
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/claire.green.1257/
    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
    Facebook: Imarkphotography

    York Photography Group
    2024-02-06
    Title or Location: Castle Howard
    Me and my family went for a lovely family walk with our two dogs on a chilly winter morning. I decided to take my camera out to capture some lovely images of a local area to us. I took some time to set up and get the right angel and shot of Castle Howard. I am very pleased with how this image was captured with a very light edit in lightroom to pick our the tones and highlights.Camera deails:Canon EOS 5D Mark IVF-stop - f/4Exposure time - 1/250secISO Speed - ISO-100Focal Length 85M
    Credit: Castle Howard at its finest
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/photographyjop
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jopeirsonphotography

    York Photography Group
    2024-02-03
    Title or Location: Lendal bridge
    The photo was taken on December 20 2023 at 7.38am while walking from my house to the train station. I noticed that the colors of the sky were beautiful and that I could make an interesting composition. I put my Samsung phone A14 5G in night mode and took the photo. I started walking towards the station again while enhancing the photo with the snapseed app on my phone. We don't always need good cameras and complex photo editing programs to make interesting photos.Data: f/1.8 ? 1/14 ? 3.
    Credit: Telmo Machado
    York Photography Group
    2023-12-10
    Title or Location: Ribblehead Viaduct
    My partner and I were travelling up to Cumbria for a couple of nights in our campervan from Leeds, late November. I have wanted to get a photo of the viaduct for a long time and the weather was perfect so we took a brief detour to get the shot.
    Credit: Simon Heafield
    Facebook: Simon Heafield
    Instagram: theheaf71

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Gerroa, seven mile beach national park
    Thank you for the consideration.Background to this photo.A couple of years ago on our local community page I saw a photo of a tree covered in bioluminescent fungi saying it was found in Gerroa, 5 minutes drive from me. Wow how amazing, so I set out to find it and photography it too. Since then I developed an interest in fungi and look forward to Autumn when there is plenty about. To enable me to photograph ghost fungi ( omphalotus nidiformis) I go for a bush walk during the day mostly
    Credit: Helen Dark
    Instagram: helendark12
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Canyonland National Park
    Mesa Arch is about a 25 minute walk from the parking lot in Canyonland National Park. At night, it's the darkest sky I've ever seen. This photo represents 20 stacked images of the Milky Way combined together in Starry Landscape Stacker. The result required the scene to be slightly brightened in post to bring out the foreground.
    Credit: Larry Kraus
    Facebook: Larry Kraus
    Instagram: lkraus01
    Wigan Photography Group
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Yarrow valley

    Credit: Ste Freeman
    Instagram: ste_freeman

    Newark Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: The Baltimore Inner Harbor
    Baltimore Harbor, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a historic seaport and a major center for shipping and industry. The harbor is part of the larger Patapsco River and serves as a prominent cultural and economic area within the city. It includes several neighborhoods like Inner Harbor, which is renowned for its restored historic ships, museums, and waterfront attractions such as the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.The Inner Harbor area has been developed extensively since the 1
    Credit: Louis Nesbitt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louis.nesbitt.14
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nesbytel/
    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: Northern Utah
    Canon R5 , Canon RF 100-500 4.5-7.1 L IS USM. .
    Credit: Thomas Boden
    Instagram: thomas.boden.75
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach Oregon
    While visiting Cannon Beach, Oregon for Spring Break this year, we were treated to beautiful blue skies, warm weather, stars AND airglow at night! I was absolutely giddy about seeing those stars! Now I hope you all know how extremely rare this combination is on the pacific coast in spring. It's normally overcast and raining and definitely no stars to be seen. Thank you universe for allowing your magic to flow this evening. I truly appreciate you and your powers ??
    Credit: Amanda Thornton DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics

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