Shooting in Manual Mode Class
Saturday 30 December
High Street - 2pm - 3 Hours
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills by mastering the art of manual shooting. This workshop invites photography enthusiasts of all levels to step beyond the 'Auto' mode and gain comprehensive understanding and confidence with their camera's manual settings.
Delve into the intricacies of manual photography as we explore the crucial components of the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO. Gain control over your photographic results and bring a new level of creativity and precision to your images.
Join us to elevate your craft by learning to manually harness the power of light and composition. Transform the way you capture moments by understanding your camera like never before.
Beginner's Photography Class
Saturday 13 January
Wivenhoe, Colchester - 1pm - 3 Hours
Embark on a photographic journey and master the art of manual exposure with our hands-on workshop. This enlightening session is designed to demystify the core elements of photography—shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Our expert guidance will empower you to step beyond the confines of automatic settings and take full creative control of your camera.
With the support of a professional photographer, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newfound understanding in real-time, elevating your skills and capturing stunning images with confidence. This is your invitation to unlock the potential of your equipment and explore the limitless possibilities of the photographic world. Join us for an educational experience that will transform the way you perceive and execute photography.
Saturday 09 December
Ryegate Rd. - 10am - 2 Hours
Immerse yourself in a hands-on workshop centered around mastering the art of portrait photography. This opportunity caters to photographers of different experiences, from novices to professionals. We dive into the basic do 2019s and don'ts of posing, tackling common issues like how to adjust to daylight for optimal results.
The workshop covers an extensive range of topics such as capturing various body types, managing strong sunlight, optimizing shaded areas, and artistically designing your backgrounds for a balanced composition. Enhancing this experience is the option to bring your family or friends to serve as your models.
A prime experience awaits participants who ideally bring an 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom lens. Wide-angle lens owners can also take advantage of this workshop as we delve into the sphere of environmental portraits.
Immerse yourself in this dynamic encounter and take a significant step towards capturing perfect portraits of your loved ones under any circumstances.
Landscape & Wildlife Photography
Sunday 10 December
Whitlingham Lane - 10am - 2 Hours
Don't miss out on our exciting photography event where you can immerse yourself in capturing the breathtaking views of scenic landscapes and fascinating wildlife. Our attendees will receive hands-on guidance on understanding the optimal camera settings for landscape photography. Not just this, we'll also share effective techniques to enrich your landscape and wildlife photography talent. The knowledge you gain will soon be put into action through engaging and challenging exercises that will test and improve your skills. Don't just learn the art of photography, experience it. Don't just take photos, create unforgettable memories.
Macro Photography Meetup-Frost
Saturday 16 December
Angel Road - 10am - 2 Hours
During this close-up photography session, we will be getting to know the settings and general ideas of close-up photography.
Photographing the winter frost close-up. Creating magical images on a small scale.
Intro to Photography - Bring a Friend for Free
Saturday 16 December
Market PI - 10am - 2 Hours
Discover the Magic of Photography with a Friend for FREE!
Are you ready to unlock your inner photographer and capture unforgettable moments?
Join us for an exciting Photography Session that's twice as fun! Bring a mate along at no extra cost and embark on a creative journey together. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to sharpen your photography skills, this is the perfect opportunity to bond, learn, and unleash your artistic side.
What to Expect:
Expert Guidance: Our experienced photography instructors will guide you through the world of photography, from mastering your camera settings to understanding composition techniques.
Scenic Locations: Immerse yourself in the beauty of stunning landscapes or explore the charm of urban streets as you snap away with your camera.
Fun & Friendship: Share the joy of photography with your mate, exchange ideas, and capture memories together.
Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn, laugh, and create amazing memories through the lens. Reserve your spots now and bring a friend for FREE!
Limited availability. Act fast to secure your spots!
Saturday 06 January
Colchester Town - 10am - 2 Hours
Unleash your passion for landscape photography and elevate your skills to capture mesmerizing scenes. Dive into one of the most beloved photography genres and discover how to make your photographs truly extraordinary, setting them apart from the rest. Our immersive experience will guide you through improving your panoramas and the composition of your shots, along with fundamental equipment tips and recommended settings. This immersive event welcomes photographers of all skill levels, ensuring you leave with enhanced camera aptitude. Benefit from the wealth of knowledge and expert feedback that our seasoned photography instructor provides, and transform your photography journey.
50mm Lens Meetup
Saturday 06 January
Market PI - 4pm - 2 Hours
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer’s gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography. In this meetup, we’ll review the basic camera settings. We’ll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
Close-Up Portrait Meetup
Saturday 13 January
Bethel Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Discover the captivating world of close-up portrait photography in our next session. Explore the art of highlighting delicate details that throw emotion into sharp relief. Master the essential technique of focusing on the eyes and creatively maximizing your environment to emphasize key elements of your image. Experience a unique opportunity where you become the model, partnering with other enthusiasts in pairs or groups, to perfect your skills. Immerse yourself in this hands-on learning experience and create resonating narratives with a single click.
The City at Night
Saturday 27 January
Bethel Street - 5pm - 2 Hours
Unlock the secret to captivating nighttime photography at our upcoming event. Often overlooked due to lower light levels, night photography holds a wealth of creative opportunities that can be incredibly rewarding once harnessed properly.
At our workshop, become adept with the optimal camera settings uniquely suited for capturing the nighttime scene. Discover how to utilize various forms of light and use it for your creative advantage. As always, this is a hands-on event complete with exercises designed to solidify your newfound skills. Let the night sky be your canvas, join us and elevate your photography skills to new heights.
Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography
Saturday 10 February
Angel Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Take your photography skills to the next level by mastering the art of intentional motion blur. Our seasoned professionals will guide you through a diverse array of blurring techniques, such as long exposures, panning, and intentional camera movement for creating captivating images. Embrace this mastered art to discover a renewed perspective and venture into new creative realms. Remember, not all blurry photographs are accidents. Skillfully controlling the blur can unlock a world of photographic possibilities. Ready to innovate your images? Our doors are open to you.
Black and White plus Sepia
Saturday 24 February
Bethel Street - 10am - 3 Hours
Join us for an immersive exploration of black and white imagery. Learn how to master the use of vivid lighting, engage with effortlessly simple subjects, and compose striking compositions. Delve further into the aesthetic wonders of photography by transforming your distinctive images into sepia and color wash tones. This is an extraordinary opportunity to enhance your photography skills and take them to the next level.