Events

Pin Mill and Landscape and Exposure Photography Meetup

Pin Mill and Landscape and Exposure Photography Meetup

Saturday the 16th of October
Shotley Peninsula - 09.30am - 2
We we visit some beautiful viewing points of the River Orwell taking a short walk to Buttermans Bay across some farmyard tracks to the River. The lesson will have a maritime feel and we should get a waterside view of the boats. We will then walk back through the Woodland Trust's Pine wood with House Boats located along its banks. We will learn to use exposures to enhance details and age within the pictures. We will also be looking for interesting compositions from the light and woodland. We will have the chance to experiment with HDR photography and Hi and Lo key shots. We will finish in front of the famous Butt and Oyster Pub. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/pin-mill/trails/pin-mill-natures-autumn-harvest-walk
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£18pp     only 6 places left
Photography Class for Beginners

Photography Class for Beginners

Saturday the 23rd of October
Christchurch Park - 9.15 am - 3 hours
A session designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography. Come and develop your skills with lots to photography including the beautiful mansion, gardens, old oak trees and pond life, statues. We will learn about the Exposure Triangle in relation to ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture, how the settings interact to allow the correct light into the camera for optimum exposure. Not only that we look at producing the composition which catches the attention and draws the viewer in.
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£48pp     only 4 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Constable Inspired Landscape and Macro Photography Meetup

Constable Inspired Landscape and Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday the 30th of October
Flatford - 9.15 am - 2
We we park away from Flatford but head there by walking down past St Mary the Virgin Church, down Flatford Rd taking views of the Stour Valley, before joining the footpath and riverbank to Flatford. We will photograph: Willy Lott's Cottage as painted by John Constable, the mill and the famous Suffolk rural landscape, riverbank and cattle. Time allowing we will visit the RSPB Flatford Wildlife Garden for some macro or close up photography. We will then walk back the way we came including a 15-20 min walk and a small hill.
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£18pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed

About

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 around Ipswich.

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.

Join the Ipswich Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 2 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue.

Instructors

Jonathan Prosser
I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work as an instructor for the Ipswich Photography Group. I have had an interest in photography all my life and have embraced the advances in digital and its creative possibilities. Over a number of years now I have been building a portfolio in Landscape, Nature and Architecture while making plans to move my enthusiasm to a professional standard. I have recently gained a Diploma in Professional Photography and I have worked within the property sector while some of my pictures have been published in local print. I was born and I have lived in Suffolk all my life and I know of many beautiful places on our doorstep. I will be happy to share and explore these places with you in the future, there are so many great opportunities, not just in summer but throughout the year. From photographing birds migrating to charming villages and from walking through Constable Country and along the Suffolk Coastline from the River Stour and North to the River Alde. There are so many skills to learn both technical and creative. I hope you will enjoy my challenges, learn new things and improve your skills while most of all enjoying yourself. For a full selection of my work visit https://jonathanprosser.zenfolio.com

Reviews

Loved it
5/5
Susan Proffitt
September 18th 2021
This is the first time I had been on an event, don't know an awfull lot about photography, but Jonathan was very helpful and pointed me in the right direction. Would certainly go on future events. Friendly group and made welcome.
5/5
Allison
September 18th 2021
Small group was really great , I learnt a great deal , the instructor was good nice and friendly ,very informative .can’t wait for next session
5/5
Susan Proffitt
August 22nd 2021
Christchurch Park Ipswich with Jackie Cooper, 17th April. This lesson was carried out in a very relaxed and friendly way and, being a small group meant everybody got all the help and advice they needed. I needed help with composition and I came away from the lesson feeling that I had now got a much better understanding. I also found out a bit about Histograms, which is something I hadn't really bothered with before. All in all, a very enjoyable and informative 2 hours. Many thanks Jackie, and it was a pleasure meeting you.
5/5
Tim Denny
April 18th 2021