EXETER
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Learn Photography for Beginners

Learn Photography for Beginners

Saturday 14 September
Exeter Quay - 11am - 3 Hours
Kevin Hind
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       5 places left
Learn Photography for Beginners

Learn Photography for Beginners

Saturday 19 October
Exeter Quay - 11am - 3 Hours
Kevin Hind
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 03 August
Vivary Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Zoe Barton
Join us for an immersive workshop that delves into the technique of crafting captivating images with a shallow depth of field. Our proficient tutor will navigate you through the complex elements of photography including aperture, focal length, and distance. Immerse in enlightening discussions about using a shallow depth of field to intentionally induce emotions, eliminating distracting backgrounds, and implementing the bokeh effect to make your subjects strikingly stand out. This workshop is an opportunity to explore photography from a fresh perspective while fine-tuning your skills.
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£26      
Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Introduction To Digital Photography: Creative Camera Basics

Saturday 03 August
The Hoe - 11am - 3 Hours
Plymouth Photography Group
Caleb Williams
You have it your hands, that wonderful new DSLR camera with all of its mysterious dials & buttons. Now it is time to learn to use it properly ! There is a lot to learn about photography & each new new phase of knowledge delivers more control to the photographer ! This 3 hour session will ease you into familiarity with your camera and will suit beginners and any intermediate photographers who feel like a refresher. In this session we will cover creative camera basics, including composition, framing and perspective. You will also learn how shutter speed, aperture & iso combine to produce a correctly exposed image. Above all it will be fun ! There will be lots to photograph and enjoy, as we move around and explore both landscape and architectural features of the area !
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£67      
Abstract Photography by the Sea

Abstract Photography by the Sea

Saturday 24 August
Admiralty Rd, Stonehouse - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Plymouth Photography Group
Caleb Williams
Abstract photography by the sea, a chance to pursue art for art's sake and photograph the world as an artist would! This workshop will focus on colours, patterns, and textures around the shoreline . If you enjoy looking at shimmering reflections, the tangled forms of seaweed, or at shell encrusted rocks, this workshop may be for you. You will be encouraged to really look - to find the poetry in simple things - while avoiding visual cliche. Come and refine your photographic vision in a relaxed setting by the sea!
book now
£67      

Shooting in Manual Mode Meetup

Shooting in Manual Mode Meetup

Sunday 01 September
Vivary Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Zoe Barton
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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£26      
Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Saturday 28 September
Royal William Rd - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Plymouth Photography Group
Caleb Williams
Learn how to use natural light to advantage when working on outdoors black & white portraits. This workshop will take place in the historical setting. The old master painters had a special word - chiaroscuro -(meaning light-dark) for the dramatic quality of shadow in portraits. This concept, as it relates to black and white portraiture, will be fully explained. The importance of 'catch lights' in eyes & 'bokeh' (for dreamy, soft backgrounds) will also be addressed, as will the advantage of shooting in "open shade". Portraits will be taken with black and white conversion in mind, but can also be enjoyed in colour as well. The textured, stone walls and arcaded walkways in the venue will offer an atmospheric setting for this workshop!
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£67       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 05 October
Mount Street, Taunton, Somerset - 10am - 3 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Zoe Barton
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      

Abstract Photography by the Sea

Abstract Photography by the Sea

Saturday 19 October
Admiralty Rd, Stonehouse - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Plymouth Photography Group
Caleb Williams
Abstract photography by the sea, a chance to pursue art for art's sake and photograph the world as an artist would!

This workshop will focus on colours, patterns, and textures around the shoreline . If you enjoy looking at shimmering reflections, the tangled forms of seaweed, or at shell encrusted rocks, this workshop may be for you. You will be encouraged to really look - to find the poetry in simple things - while avoiding visual cliche. Come and refine your photographic vision in a relaxed setting by the sea!
book now
£67       5 places left
Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Saturday 02 November
North Street, Taunton Town Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Zoe Barton
Adobe Lightroom is a post production software used to enhance your photography.

Whether you're interested in learning more about what Lightroom could offer you, or you already have the software and want some advice on how to understand it better, this beginner class is for you!

The aim of this class is to understand the basics of Lightroom to enhance your photographs.
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£26      
Autumn  Photography in Devonport Park

Autumn Photography in Devonport Park

Saturday 02 November
Devonport - 12pm - 2 Hours
Plymouth Photography Group
Caleb Williams
This workshop invites us to slow down and 'focus' on the world in front of us. Our subject will be the changing face of Devonport as it takes on the gold and copper tones of autumn. We will experiment with perspective and aperture to capture things such as fallen leaves, and the dramatic tonal values of treetops. The workshop will provide deeper understanding of composition and depth of field as we experiment with different styles of shooting. We will create a landscape 'story' - composed from still-life and large ensemble elements. Come and enjoy a photography walk in crisp autumn air and experience this magical season in the park.
book now
£26      

Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Black & White Portraits Outdoors

Sunday 01 December
Royal William Rd - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Plymouth Photography Group
Caleb Williams
Learn how to use natural light to advantage when working on outdoors black & white portraits. This workshop will take place in the historical setting. The old master painters had a special word - chiaroscuro -(meaning light-dark) for the dramatic quality of shadow in portraits. This concept, as it relates to black and white portraiture, will be fully explained. The importance of 'catch lights' in eyes & 'bokeh' (for dreamy, soft backgrounds) will also be addressed, as will the advantage of shooting in "open shade". Portraits will be taken with black and white conversion in mind, but can also be enjoyed in colour as well. The textured, stone walls and arcaded walkways in the venue will offer an atmospheric setting for this workshop!
book now
£67      

Other Nearby Groups

 Floral and Nature Painting

Floral and Nature Painting

Saturday 27 July
Beaumont Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Watercolour Group
Abigail White
The focus of this two-hour structured session is the studies of floral and nature painting. You will be guided to select your choice of reference in the garden, take photograph references and complete one or two studies of the selected plants and flowers. You will learn how to compose floral and nature paintings using traditional and contemporary composition methods. If you are a nature enthusiast, this session is perfect for you. You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the studies and have some take away homework with the learnt technique. All level and experience are welcome. Please bring watercolor painting travel kit this can be watercolor tube paints or watercolor pan along with ink pens, pencil, rubber and watercolor pads or drawing pads. You are also welcome to bring your choice of medium. Also a smart phone to take reference photos will be handy. Don't worry if you forget anything. I will have some back up materials.
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£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 03 August
Northernhay Place - 10am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition; how to observe and understand the object you are drawing.
Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
£26      
Painting Plymouth at Mount Edgecombe

Painting Plymouth at Mount Edgecombe

Saturday 10 August
Plymouth, Mount Edgecombe - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Watercolour Group
Abigail White
Join us for "Painting Plymouth at Mount Edgecombe," an inspiring outdoor painting event set against the stunning backdrop of Mount Edgecombe's scenic vistas overlooking Plymouth. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this event offers a unique opportunity to capture the beauty of the landscape with guidance from an experienced local artist.

Bring your favorite painting supplies and immerse yourself in a day of creativity and natural splendor.
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£26      

Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting

Saturday 17 August
Northernhay Place - 10am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
Join us for a delightful two-hour session where we'll capture the beauty of nature en plein air. Set against the backdrop of the gardens this event offers the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and colors of the outdoors. Whether you're an experienced plein air painter or a novice eager to explore this artistic style, come mingle with fellow artists and let the tranquil ambiance inspire your brushstrokes.
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£26      
Landscapes in Watercolour

Landscapes in Watercolour

Saturday 17 August
Lipson Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
We will capture the timeless beauty of the local landscape in Watercolour. Beginners welcome.
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£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 17 August
Plymouth Hoe - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing a bird and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork. We will focus on local birds and have a look at birds in flight.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition of birds.

Perfect for complete beginners and those who want to work on their skills in drawing
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£26      

Drawing Landscapes Meetup

Drawing Landscapes Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Lipson Rd - 6:40pm - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
This meetup is designed to be relaxed and inclusive, welcoming artists of all skill levels and mediums. Feel free to bring your preferred drawing tools, ideally bring some watercolours, however, pastels could be used as an alternative. You will have the chance to engage in friendly discussions, share your artwork, and receive constructive feedback from fellow attendees.

We will focus on various aspects of landscape drawing, including composition, perspective, shading, and adding depth to your artwork. Through practical exercises and demonstrations, you will learn techniques and tips to enhance your landscape drawings and bring them to life in watercolour.
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£26      
Beginners Watercolour Class

Beginners Watercolour Class

Saturday 24 August
Hoe Road, Plymouth - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Watercolour Group
Abigail White
We'll be trying out some basic watercolour techniques; wet on wet, wet on dry, building colour and creating texture! We'll end on trying a seascape using these techniques.
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£26      
Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing

Saturday 24 August
Plymouth Hoe - 10am - 2 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
Perspective drawing is a technique used in art to create the illusion of depth and three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating depth and dimension in your drawings through the use of perspective.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of perspective.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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£26      

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 31 August
Northernhay Place - 10am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
Welcome to "Drawing Plants and Flowers"! In this workshop, we will explore the art of drawing plants and flowers.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of drawing various plants and flowers. We will cover topics such as simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and using colors to enhance your drawings.

You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful plant and flower drawings. Our instructors will provide feedback and guidance along the way, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.
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£26      
Lino Printing Workshop

Lino Printing Workshop

Saturday 07 September
Keyham, Plymouth - 1pm - 3 Hours
Plymouth Art Group
Elisha Cox
Join us for an engaging lino printing workshop where you'll learn the basics of this versatile printmaking technique. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your skills, this class will guide you through creating unique prints. Discover the joy of transforming simple designs into striking works of art.
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£55      
Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Saturday 14 September
Canal Banks - 11am - 2 Hours
Exeter Art Group
Olga Brereton
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" colour and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolour-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the garden with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting.
You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the exercises, and artwork and have some takeaway homework with the learned technique. All levels and experiences are welcome.
book now
£26      

ABOUT EXETER
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 Exeter .

  • 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
    Kevin did a great job at showing me the different modes and functions of my camera and taught me how to position myself well and change the shutter speeds, appeture and the lense's sensitivity to light to produce the perfect shots.
    5/5
    Joseph
    2024-06-24
    It was really interesting and Kevin explained things very clearly
    5/5
    Sue
    2024-06-24
    Apart from the weather, it was a very interesting, informative and fun 2 hours. Kevin as always shared his knowledge with us in a very easy to understand way.
    5/5
    Carol
    2024-03-18

    Weather dreadful and I wouldn?t have stepped outside on my own in these conditions but it has made me realise how interesting photography in the wet can be and I will do it again. Great fun, lovely group and very knowledgable leader in Kevin. I picked up quite a few tips from Kevin and thoroughly enjoyed the session, thank you,
    5/5
    Jonathan
    2024-03-18
    I really enjoy these workshops. Kevin Hind is an excellent tutor/leader/expert. This particular event was marred by really dreadful weather and lack of light, but inspite of that I feel that I learned a lot albeit without taking anything I was pleased with but I now have the confidence to put that knowledge into practice.
    5/5
    Wendy Searle
    2024-03-18
    I thoroughly enjoyed it. Kevin was very helpful. The group was a good size and very friendly which is always good as it make you feel at ease.
    5/5
    Nurije
    2024-02-19

    I very much enjoyed the workshop and took away lots of ideas. Kevin is brilliant at what he does. Looking forward to the next one.
    5/5
    Carol
    2024-02-19
    I thought this was excellent and enjoyable. Kevin is really encouraging and very informative.
    5/5
    Susan
    2024-02-19
    Got everything out of it that I wanted to. Host was very good, full of information and explained everything well. I'll be booking more events.
    5/5
    Stef
    2023-10-16

    A very good workshop held by Kevin Hind. He is very patient and knowledgeable. It took my out of my comfort zone, but by the end of the 2 hours I felt very much at ease. Looking forward to going through my images. I highly recommend anyone wanting to improve their photography to book in on a workshop.
    5/5
    Carol
    2023-10-16
    Excellent evening. Kevin Hind really pushed us out of our comfort zones. We all started off very self consciously but grew in confidence throughout the evening. Kevin is an excellent teacher and group leader.
    5/5
    wendy
    2023-10-16
    Amazing, Kevin was so patient and put me at easy. I really do feel that I took lots away from it and it has inspired me to try new things.
    5/5
    Carol
    2023-09-11

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Kevin Hind
    As an ex golf professional, Kevin has moved from being in front of the camera to behind it. Having travelled much of the world through work and pleasure, Kevin has developed his photography skills in a variety of genres. Now based in Devon, Kevin is keen and excited to pass on his knowledge to others.

    Kevin Hind is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    Exeter Photography Group
    2024-03-25
    Title or Location: Venford Falls - Dartmoor National Park
    This is Pluto who did not get the memo that he is a Whippet. Happy to stand in a freezing cold river by a water fall for snacks.
    Credit: The Darkroom Photography
    Facebook: @thedarkroomdevon
    Instagram: @the.darkroomphotography

    Exeter Photography Group
    2024-03-18
    Title or Location: Taken on a walk near by.
    'White and Wild'... White, the colour of milk or fresh snow, due to the reflection of all visible rays of light the complete opposite of black...I am always amazed just how clever, how beautiful nature is... We should soak up this beauty, embrace it as it is forever changing as the seasons change.
    Credit: Carol Willcox
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carol.willcox1/
    Exeter Photography Group
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: budliegh
    as a rare day off decided to try for a sunrise at budliegh and was not dissapointedposting here as requested
    Credit: david thoburn
    Facebook: dave thoburn

    Exeter Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Living Coast, Torquay, Devon
    I hadnt been to Living Coast for some time, so thought my visit was well overdue. Still being quite new to photography, I had lots to learn. On arrival I saw that feeding time was happening soon, so with great enthusiasm, I heading off to see what I could get. And I must admit I was quite pleased with the result. Sadly Living Coast is no longer there.
    Credit: Carol Willcox
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carol.willcox1/

    Exeter Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Taken in our garden.
    This beautiful Robin was taken in our garden, and for centuries, this tiny bird has been the symbol of good luck, happiness, rebirth - and sometimes even as a messenger for loved ones. When I see the Robin, I think of my parents who are sadly no longer here, but I feel very connected to them at that moment. xxx
    Credit: Carol Willcox
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carol.willcox1/
    Exeter Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Budleigh Salterton beach
    Misty morning sunrise and the fishermens over the Budleigh Salterton beach
    Credit: Nurije Idrizi-Newson
    Facebook: Bourne Cynic

    Crawley Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Otterbourne
    Watched these guys for hours, slowly but surely one of the cubs got the confidence to climb onto the logs!
    Credit: Chris Athawes
    Instagram: Chris_a_photography
    Huntingdon Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Near Loen, Norway
    This photo was taken after cruising into Olden and taking the Loen Skylift, at the top of which are many trails. We took one away from the crowd and came across this little stream which lined up nicely with what I expect is it's destination. Taken on a Sony RX10IV
    Credit: Clive Durston
    Instagram: Redssnapper

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Snapper Rocks Qld
    Some monster waves at the iconic surfing location at Snapper Rocks
    Credit: Emanuel Papamanolis
    Baltimore Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: My garden, Catonsville, MD
    Every year honey bees come to cornflowers in my garden. Bees go to pickerel flowers. I try to capture bees flying. Nikon D700 Nikkor AF 60mm micro with close up rings. I use a flash.
    Credit: Kanji Takeno
    Instagram: Kanjigatortwo
    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-07-17
    Title or Location: San Juan Islands-Washington State
    Photo was taken in August of 2023 near the San Juan Islands north west of Seattle. We were following a family of Orca who we believe were teaching their young how to hunt. This photo was of an orca in pursuit of a porpoise. I actually have two other photos of the live pursuit with the orca tracking down and catching the porpoise. I would be happy to provide those as well if you?d like.
    Credit: Robinson Atencio

    Chichester Photography Group
    2024-07-16
    Title or Location: East bank of the River Arun West Sussex
    Out for an evening walk heading up the river Arun, luckily this vessle gave an already colourful photo op a finishing flourish.
    Credit: Steve Smith
    Instagram: PS & H Photography
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