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Astrophotography Meetup

Astrophotography Meetup

Sunday 02 June
Holly Bush Ln - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
During this 2 hour meetup we are going to examine the art and techniques associated with Astrophotography as we capture the Milky Way. Learn the settings you need, selecting the location to photograph from and many other techniques. You will walk away with some incredible images from this evening.
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£26      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Sunday 30 June
Knole Lane - 9am - 2 Hours
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
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 will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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£26      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 28 July
Knole Lane - 9am - 2 Hours
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
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      

Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Sunday 25 August
Knole Lane - 9am - 3 Hours
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
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      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 22 September
London Rd - 9am - 2 Hours
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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£26      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 20 October
Knole Lane - 9am - 2 Hours
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 25 May
Forbury - 9am - 2 Hours
Berkshire Photography Group
Muhammad Zubair Taqi
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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£26      
Combination of Landscape and Outdoor Portrait photography

Combination of Landscape and Outdoor Portrait photography

Saturday 25 May
Mote Park, Mote Ave, Maidstone ME15 7RN, UK - 10am - 2 Hours
Maidstone Photography Group
Colin Gotts
Dive into the art of photography with our upcoming class, "Combining Landscape and Outdoor Portraits." This course offers a unique opportunity to master capturing stunning landscapes alongside expressive outdoor portraits. Whether you're looking to enhance your technique, understand lighting and composition, or simply express yourself through the lens, this class will equip you with the skills to create breathtaking images. Perfect for both beginners and experienced photographers, join us to expand your creative horizons and capture the beauty of the natural world!
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 26 May
Lower Kings Road, Brighton - 9am - 3 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
Own a dslr or mirrorless camera but have rarely got off auto? Find reading manuals dull and youtube confusing? Then this meet is for you!! You will learn how the camera functions in the key modes on the mode dial. Learn to control the camera in program mode and take control of exposure as well as the joy of black and white photography. Learn how to take control of the aperture and creative depth of field techniques! Learn how to take control of the shutter and freeze motion and capture time! Informative friendly tuition in each technique will be enhanced with some fun and creative picture making challenges. A great introduction to photography as a fun and creative hobby!
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£61       5 places left

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 01 June
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Discover the joy of capturing the beauty of the great outdoors through our upcoming photography meetup. Delve into the art of landscape and wildlife photography, where you'll learn about the optimal camera settings to enhance your images. Our session includes a detailed exploration of various techniques designed to elevate your photographic skills. Following the insightful discussion, immerse yourself in a series of engaging and challenging exercises, putting your newly acquired knowledge into practice. This event promises a mixture of education and hands-on experience, perfect for those looking to refine their approach to capturing the natural world. Join us for an enriching day of photography, learn, and challenge yourself.
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£24      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 08 June
Mill St, Maidstone - 10am - 2 Hours
Maidstone Photography Group
Colin Gotts
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 each other with and without on-camera flashAugmenting 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
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£26      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 June
High Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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£26      

Beginners Photographer Session

Beginners Photographer Session

Sunday 16 June
Herne Bay - 10am - 3 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
Buying a new camera or hoping to get a new camera?

This photography session, is the ideal gift for someone starting their photographic journey or even if you wanting to learn how to use their camera this session is perfect for you.

I will teach you about aperture, ISO, shutter speed, cover composition, filters, composition and so much more. Regardless of what make of camera you may have from Canon to Fuji to Nikon, to Olympus all of these settings will apply.

Get the perfect gift for a loved one or treat yourself.
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£61      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 22 June
Kemptown - 2pm - 2 Hours
Crawley Photography Group
Gurnoor Singh
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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£24      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday 23 June
Queens Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
Making the most of the hustle and bustle of the Brighton's North Lanes , with all its tourist kitsch and iconic Brighton weirdness. You will learn how to see great street photography opportunities, capture characters and moments.

You will learn how to make the most of your camera settings to capture the moment.

We will also explore the difference between candid and posed shots in street photography. They should try capturing spontaneous moments as well as engaging with subjects and asking for posed portraits. This challenge will help you to develop your communication skills and understand the impact of different approaches on the resulting images.
Advise will also be given on the many technical aspects of street photography, from camera settings to composition. A fun and rewarding session!
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£26      

Beginners Photographer Session

Beginners Photographer Session

Sunday 07 July
Herne Bay - 10am - 3 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
Buying a new camera or hoping to get a new camera?

This photography session, is the ideal gift for someone starting their photographic journey or even if you wanting to learn how to use their camera this session is perfect for you.

I will teach you about aperture, ISO, shutter speed, cover composition, filters, composition and so much more. Regardless of what make of camera you may have from Canon to Fuji to Nikon, to Olympus all of these settings will apply.

Get the perfect gift for a loved one or treat yourself.
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£67      
A Sense of Place Photography Meetup

A Sense of Place Photography Meetup

Sunday 07 July
New Rd, Brighton and Hove - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
This 2-hour workshop will look at how to make images to give a sense of place, a portrait of a location! You will learn different technical and creative approaches to making a series of images that give an overall impression. From getting close up and personal while master shallow depth of field, to wide sweeping establishing shots of iconic landmarks. We will also be on the constant look out for those "only in Brighton" moments.

Playing with light and shadows you will be encouraged to explore the interplay between light and shadows in street photography to create visually striking images with depth and drama.

You will also pick up tips on how to make use of strong compositional techniques, such as the rule of thirds, leading lines, and visual balance.
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£26      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Willesborough Rd - 9am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Unlock the art of nature photography through our specialized session, where we dive into the intricacies of camera settings, allowing you to creatively capture the beauty of the natural world. Discover the secrets of composition, focus, and color to transform everyday scenes into visually stunning masterpieces.

Imagine the stunning fields of flowers, a delicate butterfly perched on a leaf, or a single dewdrop glistening on a rose petal, turning these simple elements of nature into captivating art. With our guidance, learn to utilize angles, light, shadows, and various settings to elevate your subjects from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

This workshop is perfect for those looking to adorn their spaces with breathtaking, professional-quality images or anyone keen to refine their photography skills. Dive into the beauty that surrounds us and learn to capture it in a way that speaks volumes. Join us to explore the possibilities hidden in plain sight, where the natural world becomes your canvas.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Painting the Foliage and Landscape

Painting the Foliage and Landscape

Saturday 25 May
Brighton and Hove, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Watercolour Group
Rukmini Reddy Sen
Get ready to learn, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and majesty of nature through painting!

Planning a composition; Wet on Dry techniques of painting landscape and detailing foliage, trees and sky. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of painting, including color theory, composition, and brushwork. We will cover topics such as using light and shadow to create depth and drama, capturing the colors and textures, and experimenting with different brushstrokes and techniques to create stunning effects.
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£24      
Painting Flowers with Watercolours

Painting Flowers with Watercolours

Saturday 01 June
Prestonville - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Art Group
Anna Clarke
Join us for a blossoming journey into the "Painting Flowers with Watercolours" class! Let the vibrant hues of petals and leaves ignite your imagination as we explore the enchanting world of floral painting.

Under the guidance of our expert instructor, this class is a sanctuary for both budding artists and seasoned creators alike. Dive into the graceful interplay of brush and colours as we capture the essence of flowers with every stroke. From lively wildflowers to regal roses, discover techniques to breathe life into these botanical beauties on your canvas.

No prior experience required - just bring your love for art and a thirst for exploring the lush world of florals. Come join us for a delightful morning brimming with creativity and the sheer joy of painting nature's most exquisite masterpieces! Reserve your spot now to ensure you don't miss out on this blooming adventure. Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation.

Please remember to bring your basic watercolour materials, including watercolour paints, brushes, watercolour paper, a palette, a container for water, masking tape or clips, a pencil, eraser, and paper towels or rags.
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£26      
Drawing Plants and Flowers (Open Medium)

Drawing Plants and Flowers (Open Medium)

Saturday 15 June
Brighton and Hove, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Art Group
Olivia Burden
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      

ABOUT SEVENOAKS
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 Sevenoaks .

  • 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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  • REVIEWS
    The event was good and the instructor was helpful. He left us to take our own pictures then we reviewed some at the end of the session. The instructor offered feedback after the event if we sent our photos through to him which was a nice touch.
    5/5
    Julian
    2024-02-08
    I found the event very informative as I did not know where to begin with long exposure photography. Paul showed me exactly where all the settings were and explained what they do
    5/5
    Julian
    2023-06-14
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Lakruwan Rajapaksha
    Lakruwan is a photographer based in Surrey, England. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka. In 2007, he moved to the United Kingdom. He considers taking a documentary approach to his photography and prefers to work with natural light. He frequently creates sophisticated illumination setups for films and performance spaces.

    He studied Masscommunication and Television Production at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka. He received a first-class BA in photography from London Metropolitan University in 2023

    Lakruwan Rajapaksha is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays and sundays from 10 am until 6pm.
    Private tutoring, weddings, portraits, and all kind of events photography

    PHOTOS
    Sevenoaks Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: London Pride
    Lots of amazing colours and people all enjoying the day
    Credit: Lisa chawner

    Sevenoaks Photography Group
    2024-05-12
    Title or Location: Park Corner, Knockholt
    I have always been fascinated by the Aurora Borealis, particularly after I saw them by chance about 24 years ago in Kent one late evening walking home from the pub.I have wanted to capture them on camera for years, but I can?t afford a trip to Iceland. I joined a few Facebook groups that update on any activity and downloaded an app. After many disappointments Friday the 10th of May I finally got lucky.Standing in a field, 100 meters from my house my daughter and I watched and capture
    Credit: Sarah Brookes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahspetportraits
    Instagram: @sarahleighart
    Sevenoaks Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: Hever Castle
    This photo was taken while on a visit to Hever Castle. I find dandelion seedheads lovely interesting structures.The shot was taken with my Nikon D500 with a sigma macro lens.
    Credit: Lesley Putt

    Sevenoaks Photography Group
    2024-05-08
    Title or Location: Deal, Kent.
    I literally got there with 5 minutes to spare before the sun rose. I'm so glad I didn't give up as it was wonderful to see against the silhouette of the pier and the beach was one of the cleanest I've ever seen .
    Credit: Lisa Wilson
    Instagram: Hollyberryphotography_

    Sevenoaks Photography Group
    2024-05-06
    Title or Location: Scotney Castle
    Yesterday I came across this beautiful 14th century castle. I thought infra-red photo can create atmosphere for it and bring out its beauty to another level.
    Credit: Sam Lin
    Sevenoaks Photography Group
    2024-05-04
    Title or Location: Emmetts Garden
    A visit to Emmetts Garden to capture their stunning bluebell display.I have always wanted to photograph the bluebells against the blue sky but it?s always been hard as they are on woodland floor.At Emmetts they have large banks of bluebells and I was fortunate enough to find some high enough to be photographed against the blue backdrop of the sky when the sun creeped out for a few seconds
    Credit: Sarah Brookes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahspetportraits
    Instagram: @sarahleighart

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez
    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/

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