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Upcoming Events

Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 03 August
Vivary Park - 10am - 2 Hours
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      
Shooting in Manual Mode Meetup

Shooting in Manual Mode Meetup

Sunday 01 September
Vivary Park - 10am - 3 Hours
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 05 October
Mount Street, Taunton, Somerset - 10am - 3 Hours
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.
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£67      

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Saturday 02 November
North Street, Taunton Town Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 18 August
College Green Bristol - 9am - 3 Hours
Bristol Photography Club
Charlotte Sams
This session is for beginners to learn to get a handle on manual settings. We will learn the basic elements of exposure; aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and then bring them all together with practice. We will then begin to look at composition at the end.
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£67      
Learn Photography for Beginners

Learn Photography for Beginners

Saturday 14 September
Exeter Quay - 11am - 3 Hours
Exeter Photography Group
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.
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£67       5 places left
Learn Photography for Beginners

Learn Photography for Beginners

Saturday 19 October
Exeter Quay - 11am - 3 Hours
Exeter Photography Group
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Portrait Drawing Basics

Portrait Drawing Basics

Saturday 27 July
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Unleash Your Inner Artist in Our Portrait Drawing Basics Class!

Calling all budding artists! Dive into the world of portrait drawing with us in a fun and interactive session. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to brush up on your skills, this class is perfect for you.

Discover essential techniques for capturing the essence of a face on paper. From mastering proportions to shading techniques, you'll learn everything you need to know to create stunning portraits.

Grab your basic art materials and get ready to embark on a creative journey. Let's bring those faces to life with a splash of imagination and a touch of expertise. Don't miss out - reserve your spot now and let your artistic talents shine!
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£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 03 August
Eastville Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bristol Art Group
Daniel Bowler
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.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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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.
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£26      

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 10 August
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Unlock Your Creativity in Our Beginner's Drawing Adventure!

Are you ready to embark on a journey into the captivating world of drawing? Join us for an exhilarating class designed especially for beginners like you!

Under the expert guidance of our seasoned instructors, you'll dive into the essentials of drawing. From mastering perspective and proportion to mastering the art of shading and composition, you'll gain the skills to create stunning and expressive artwork.

But that's not all - we'll also explore the exciting realm of mark making techniques, transforming blank pages into canvases bursting with imagination and creativity.

Don't forget to pack your creative essentials! Bring along your basic art materials to unleash your inner artist in our class. Exciting details of the event will be revealed once your booking is confirmed. Get ready for a colorful adventure!
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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      
Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 24 August
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Step into the kaleidoscopic universe of abstract art with our electrifying Exploring Abstract Art class!

Ignite your imagination as we dive headfirst into a whirlwind of colors, shapes, and textures. With a medley of mediums at your fingertips, you'll reimagine ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art. From bold brushstrokes to mesmerizing patterns, we'll unlock the secrets of expressive abstraction together.

Prepare to unleash your inner Picasso as we delve into the art of 'mark making', transforming blank canvases into dynamic bursts of creativity.

Don't forget to pack your creative essentials! Bring along your basic art materials to unleash your inner artist in our class. Exciting details of the event will be revealed once your booking is confirmed. Get ready for a colorful adventure!
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£26      

Speed Landscape Painting

Speed Landscape Painting

Saturday 31 August
Abbey Park Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Bristol Art Group
Daniel Bowler
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.
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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      
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      

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 21 September
UWE Bristol Frenchay - 11am - 2 Hours
Bristol Watercolour Group
Ziana Mourin
Discover the magic of watercolor painting in our Beginner's Watercolour Class! Dive into a world of vibrant hues and fluid creativity guided by our experienced instructor. Whether you're a complete novice or looking to refine your skills, this intimate class is tailored just for you.

Unlock the secrets of watercolour as you learn essential techniques, master color theory, and unleash your inner artist. From blending to brushwork, we'll show you how to transform a blank canvas into a breathtaking masterpiece.

Don't miss your chance to embark on this artistic journey. Reserve your spot now and let your imagination flow freely! Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation. Remember to bring your basic watercolor materials and get ready to make a splash!
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£24      
Painting Portraits with Watercolour

Painting Portraits with Watercolour

Saturday 05 October
UWE Bristol Frenchay - 11am - 2 Hours
Bristol Watercolour Group
Ziana Mourin
Embark on a whimsical journey into the world of portrait painting with our "Painting Portraits with Watercolour for Beginners" class! Get ready to bring faces to life in a burst of color and creativity.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is designed specifically for beginners eager to explore the art of watercolour portraiture. Uncover the magic of blending hues, shading techniques, and the secrets of capturing facial expressions. We'll guide you through every brushstroke, turning your canvas into a captivating portrait that captures the essence of your subject.

No prior experience required - just a dash of enthusiasm and a splash of curiosity. Let's paint portraits that tell a story and bring your artistic visions to life! Full details of the event will be provided once your booking is confirmed. Get ready for a colorful adventure!
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£26      
Pet Portrait Watercolour Painting

Pet Portrait Watercolour Painting

Saturday 19 October
UWE Bristol Frenchay - 11am - 2 Hours
Bristol Watercolour Group
Ziana Mourin
Join us for a paws-itively delightful experience in our Pet Portrait Painting Class! Unleash your inner artist as you learn the art of capturing your beloved furry friends in watercolours.

In this two-hour session, our experienced watercolour tutor will guide you through every whisker and wag with step-by-step instructions. From fluffy fur textures to endearing ear shapes and beyond, you'll learn how to bring your pet's unique personality to life on paper.

But that's not all! Our tutor will also provide insights into basic animal facial features, anatomy, and tips for adding a touch of realism to your masterpiece, all while encouraging you to express your own artistic flair.

So grab your brushes and let's make some memories together! Book now to secure your spot in this tail-wagging adventure. Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation, so don't miss out on the chance to create a cherished portrait of your furry friend!
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£26      

ABOUT SOMERSET
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 Somerset .

  • 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
    Zoe did a great job of introducing us to Portrait photography. A fun & relaxed learning experience.
    5/5
    Kevin
    2023-11-14
    A very articulate and very very patient young Zoe. She was able to assist me in understanding not only the three principles of, Aperture, Exposure, and Speed and I.S.O but also how I was able to apply those aspects to the controls on my camera. I moved over from 35m to Digital some years ago and struggled, until Sunday, to understand my lovely camera, let alone struggle through the manual. It was a chilly day, and at Zoe's suggestion , we were sbout to take an exercise in star effect useing the sun : with that the sun disappears behind the biggest darkest cloud of the day, and stayed there. Never mind, it gave us a laugh . Thanks again, good luck to Zoe on her ventures, and thankyou for sending those brautiful pictures down the line. Tom McIver.
    5/5
    Tom
    2023-10-26
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Zoe Barton
    Zoe has been practicing photography for over 7 years where she first picked up a camera back in 2016 in college, and decided to further progress her photographic skills by studying the art at Plymouth University achieving a First Class Honours.

    Her work aims to explore feelings of wonder, beauty and true presence through the use of utopian minimalism and creating imagery that encourages people to step out of the concrete jungles and into the evergreen. She has explored various techniques and genres from aviation and music to studio and portraiture, and is competent in a range of technical and post production processes.

    Zoe Barton is available for private bookings

    Availability: most weekends and weekday evenings. Flexible with timings.
    Services offered: private tutoring.

    PHOTOS
    Somerset Photography Group
    2024-07-24
    Title or Location: West Lydford, Somerset
    Steam locomotives/heritage railways and mainline railtours are one of my photographic passions and I try to capture them as often as I can, I heard about this Railway Touring Company railtour to the West Somerset Railway passing through my home town on the west of England main line and although the weather was less than ideal i decided to take a chance, The locomotive is Ex LMS Stanier Black 5 No.44871, I was pleased with the result, brightened up a bit in Photoshop but otherwise as taken, Cano
    Credit: Roger Lush

    Somerset Photography Group
    2024-06-08
    Title or Location: The Bishop's Palace & Gardens, Wells, Somerset
    The photo was taken late afternoon at 16.32 on the 24th of April 2024 with Olympus OMD E-M1 mark II (22 mm, f6.3, 1/320) , post edited on the 29th April 2024 using Photoshop and ON1 Photo RAW 2023.There's nothing as therapeutic as walking amongst nature with a good friend on a day off. I was visiting Bishop's palace and Gardens in Wells with my friend from London. It was late afternoon the weather was unpredictable, with plenty of showers and sunny spells. I spotted the cherry tree whils
    Credit: Ina Moment - IrenaZvonar
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076151916354
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irenazvonar/
    Somerset Photography Group
    2024-05-08
    Title or Location: Abbey Manor Park, Yeovil
    Taken on a Canon R7 with a RF100-500mm lens.
    Credit: Douglas Robertson

    Somerset Photography Group
    2024-03-14
    Title or Location: Hawk Conservancy Trust
    Bald Headed Eagle taken on a photographic day at the Hawk Conservancy Trust.
    Credit: Doug Robertson

    Somerset Photography Group
    2024-03-05
    Title or Location: Mendips
    Leica DigiLux2 28mm ISO100
    Credit: Icaro Chisciotte Correggio
    Somerset Photography Group
    2024-03-05
    Title or Location: St Audries Bay, Watchet, Somerset
    The photo was taken with my Samsung 22 phone, as I unfortunately didn't have a bigger camera with me! It was taken at 17.50 on the 19th February and it was pretty dark but the light and colours were amazing I was amazed at how well the phone captured the image. Details f2.2, 1/50th, ISO 400
    Credit: Mike Lanning
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.lanning.1238

    Cleveland Photography Group
    2024-07-24
    Title or Location: chillin at the art museum
    as im always looking for and expressing what i would call "the art in photography". i would hit various Cleveland events and cultural centers to capture images that i would later render in the processing. This particular image is i was granted a vacation week from my employer and expressed myself in fashion.
    Credit: JEFFREY HYVARINEN
    Facebook: JEFF HYVARINEN
    Los Angeles Photography Group
    2024-07-24
    Title or Location: DFlux Photography Studio
    This is Jojo, a Belgian Malinoi owned by Aleah Erickson who runs IHeartk9 in Riverside. She drove all the way out to the San Fernando Valley to have Jojo photographed at my studio! Captured using the SIGMA 35mm F/1.2 DG DN A Sony A7r IV Nanlite FS-300 Nanlite Pavotubes 30x.
    Credit: Anabel DFlux
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeliquesceFlux
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anabeldflux/
    Norfolk Photography Group
    2024-07-23
    Title or Location: Taken in a private Quiet Location a few months ago.this beautiful female kingfisher was very happy too pose .for the 3hrs I was at the location She was showing at least every 15 mins .loving the kingfisher.

    Credit: David Bailey

    Melbourne Photography Group
    2024-07-23
    Title or Location: Montforts Beach
    It was nothing but grey skies and rain for days on end, but I decided that you don't always need epic sunsets for great photos. The dull weather also allowed me to get a 20 second exposure with an ND1000 filter giving that classic wispy water look. A wide angle lens allowed me to get nice and close and emphasize the subject, being that close also meant there was some close calls with the occasional freak wave coming up to where I had my tripod and me running back up the beach to escape them
    Credit: Rory FUNKEDub
    Instagram: FUNKEDub
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-07-23
    Title or Location: Circular Quay-Bennelong Point
    There?s sunset and there?s sunset like this! As if Mother Nature decided that the colours were not enough and returned with these extraordinary after colours!I was a bit wavering that afternoon looking at those thick clouds building up but then a gap in those clouds made for a colour burst producing a sunset that has by far been one of the best in this year I have seen!
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks
    Staffordshire Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: River Churnet
    This image was taken just as the Sun rose on a winter morning, looking northwards along the river Churnet.
    Credit: Shaun Pim
    Instagram: Shaunpimphotography

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