PRESTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 03 March
Avenham & Miller Park - 11am - 2 Hours
Sana Burney
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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Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Sunday 17 March
Harris Museum - 11am - 2 Hours
Sana Burney
We will be using natural water reflections and seeking out man-made reflective surfaces in the area to explore how we can use reflections to add depth and intrigue to our images. Reflections can help us to show our subject from an unusual, or from multiple, points of view. We can use reflections to abstract our subject or to make perfect mirror images. We'll even have a look at how we can create our own reflections when there are none around.
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£24      
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Sunday 05 May
Harris Museum and Gallery - 11am - 2 Hours
Sana Burney
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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£24      

The Wall

The Wall

Sunday 02 June
Market Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Sana Burney
The Wall session is going to be about the use of colour, texture and how to make a simple flat wall interesting. It might sound simple just to take a photo of a wall, but you will learn creative techniques on how to make a wall image pop.
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£24      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 07 July
St. George Shopping Mall - 11am - 2 Hours
Sana Burney
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 04 August
Winckley Square Park - 11am - 3 Hours
Sana Burney
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills by stepping beyond automatic exposure. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive workshop designed to demystify your camera's manual settings – explore and understand the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and how each element intricately influences your images.

Under expert tutelage, you will not only learn the theoretical aspects but will also have the opportunity to apply your newfound understanding in a practical setting. With a professional photographer by your side, gain the confidence to manipulate your camera's functions and capture the world through your unique perspective with precision and creativity.

Take control of your photographic journey today and transform the way you capture moments forever.
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£61      

Nearby Photography Groups

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 02 March
Market Place - 10am - 2 Hours
Lancaster Photography Group
Georgekutty Karukakonathu Iiji
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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£24      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday 02 March
Centre of Wigan - 11am - 2 Hours
Wigan Photography Group
Enisa Huso
Explore and capture the vibrant kaleidoscope of bustling streets--people, cafes, vendors, buskers, historic buildings, art installations, and so much more, with our immersive photography event. Our skilled team will guide you through enhancing your power of observation, the key to great street photography.

Master the art of unveiling fascinating details in common street scenes through easy-to-follow methods. These techniques will awaken your photographer's eye, revealing a world alive with extraordinary detail. Experience the thrill of engaging with intriguing people and persuading them to pose for your lens, a rewarding part of our class that often produces the most memorable shots.

Together, we will delve into the optimal settings, focusing techniques, and lens choices quintessential to street photography. This hands-on instruction aims to equip you with the know-how to effectively capture those unexpected encounters and fleeting moments that make street photography so captivating. Expand your visual narrative with us and discover the amazing stories unfolding on every corner.
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£24      
Birds and Nature

Birds and Nature

Saturday 09 March
Stanley Park Bandstand - 9am - 2 Hours
Blackpool Photography Group
Jayne Walsh
Experience the wonder of wildlife photography with expertise at your fingertips. Whether you're a bird watcher, nature enthusiast, or a fledgling photographer, this is a rare opportunity for you to hone your skills and learn the secrets of capturing sharp, compelling images consistently. This immersive session aims to demystify the art of photography, guiding you towards the optimal settings, understanding light directions, and diving deep into bird habits and the right equipment. Join us and unveil your potential in capturing the ethereal beauty of birds through your lens. This is not just about taking photos, it's about creating lasting memories with every shot.
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£24      

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Sunday 10 March
Salford - 10am - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Avenham Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Lancaster Photography Group
Georgekutty Karukakonathu Iiji
Unlock the full potential of your camera and take your photography skills to new heights. Delve into a world beyond automatic exposure with an interactive workshop that simplifies the complexities of your camera. We'll explore the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, offering insights into how these crucial settings shape your images.

With the mentorship of an experienced professional photographer, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newfound understanding in a practical setting. Elevate your craft and confidently capture moments in a way that truly reflects your vision. Join us for a transformative experience that promises to change the way you see and shoot the world around you.
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£61      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Salford - 12pm - 3 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
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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£61       5 places left

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Sunday 17 March
Marine Lake - 10am - 2 Hours
Southport Photography Group
Zachary Downey
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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£24      
WWC (Walk with Camera) Meetup

WWC (Walk with Camera) Meetup

Saturday 30 March
The Cross, Lymm - 11am - 2 Hours
Wigan Photography Group
Enisa Huso
Join us for a casual, enjoyable stroll with your camera as we explore diverse aspects of photography together. Be captivated by an array of different genres such as urban landscapes, architectural marvels, stunning seascapes and fascinating abstract compositions. Unleash your creativity in a friendly and supportive environment perfect for aspiring photographers. Experience the joy of photography with us and see the world through a whole new lens.
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£24      
Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 30 March
Salford - 7pm - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
Learn the basics of long exposure to capture light trails along with tripod photography.

Long exposure refers to a technique where you keep the shutter open for an unusually long period of time. This results to interesting effects in your photographs.
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£24      

Headshot Photography Class

Headshot Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
Salford - 12pm - 3 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
A headshot is a tightly framed face shot, typically from the shoulders up. The goal of your headshot is to clearly & creatively showcase your client's professionalism, personality, and brand. As a class, we will focus on creating headshots from the chest up with good lighting on your model's face.
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£61      
Winter Nature & Woodland

Winter Nature & Woodland

Sunday 07 April
Lytham - 2:30pm - 2 Hours
Blackpool Photography Group
Jayne Walsh
Delve into the captivating world of woodland and nature photography with us. Immerse in the tranquillity of the serene pool and enchanting woodlands, finding inspirations in every leaf and ripple. Try your hand at landscape and abstract photography in an embracing atmosphere. Beginners or avid enthusiasts, if you share a passion for nature photography, this is your perfect opportunity to refine your skills and capture nature's finest moments.
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£24      
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 13 April
Entwistle - 12pm - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
Spring photography is a beautiful way to capture the renewal of life that comes with the arrival of spring.

Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We'll be looking at composition, focus and colour in this Spring season!
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£24      

ABOUT PRESTON
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 Preston .

  • 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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  • PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Sana Burney
    Burney is a Fine Artist from Pakistan currently living and working in Peston, UK. She has a MA in Fine art from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. She received her BFA in Photography from the Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi. Subsequently, she attended the PGD - Post Graduate Diploma program in Photography at the IVSAA-Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan. She has taught Basic Design Studio to Foundation Program at IVSAA for over 12 years. Additionally, she delivered lectures and taught various courses on Art & Design, such as Fundamentals of Design, Darkroom Techniques, Introduction to Photography, Image Manipulation and History of Photography, at different prestigious universities of Karachi Szabists, Iqra and Karachi University.
    Burney is actively writing and researching art and design, particularly public art, in Karachi, Pakistan. She has published and presented several research papers in Pakistan and abroad, including Turkey and the USA. She has done gigantic public art projects of flyover beautification in Larkana and Karachi. Additionally, she has worked with Karachi Biennale as one of the 'Reel on Hai' artists. Reels were launched in March 2017 and placed in Safari Park. Freshly, she participated in Jade Montserrat's project mural drawing in March 2021 at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. Earlier, she also exhibited her installation works in London. Besides, she has exhibited at several art galleries in Pakistan, including an exhibition at the Canadian Embassy in Islamabad with the theme 'Hidden from the view'.
    Burney's art practice revolves around the themes of colonialism, post-colonial societies, racialized inequality, institutionalized racism, subordination, dependency, belonging and not belonging, capitalism, and the ideas of feminism.
    PHOTOS
    Preston Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Preston, in Brockholes Wood (off from The Green or Greenthorn Crescent)
    I'm a hobby photographer from Hungary, but we've living already in Preston for 10 years with my partner and son. He is our Frenchie, William and will be 8 years old soon. I took this photo during a walk, one early morning. My set is a Nikon Z6 with a Sigma 135mm lens. Only natural lights with some fine touch in Lightroom. 1/500s, ISO100 @f1.8. I'm glad you liked my picture. ( :
    Credit: Jozsef Somogyi
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sjphot0/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sjphot0/

    Preston Photography Group
    2024-01-29
    Title or Location: Fulwood, Preston
    According to NASA the Whirlpool Galaxy is located 31 million light years from earth (https://science.nasa.gov/mission/hubble/science/explore-the-night-sky/hubble-messier-catalog/messier-51/). It is a spiral galaxy made up of around 160 billion stars (like our sun). This image is a combination of 20 single images, each of 300 second exposure taken on the 15th January. They were stacked using Deep Sky Stacker and edited using Pixinsight and Photoshop. The equipment included a Skywatcher 200
    Credit: Messier 51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy
    Preston Photography Group
    2024-01-19
    Title or Location: Just past Grey Crag looking down onto Hayeswater.
    Was taken during my first hike of the year in the Lake District. Recently I have been lacking motivation and inspiration in photography. But when the weather is nearly perfect and I come across beautiful places within the Lakes, it brings back the inspiration I have been looking for with photography.
    Credit: Andrew Foster
    Instagram: killjoy.kamera

    Preston Photography Group
    2023-11-25
    Title or Location: Lane Ends, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2JS
    I had literally just purchased a Panasonic 100-300mm Mkii Zoom to go with my Panasonic G9 with the intention of trying a little bird photography. On my way home from the camera shop I noticed two lone Waxwings sat in the tree oposite my house and half a dozen birders with various long lenses trying to photograph them. The weather was truly awful at the time, with possibly the worse rain of the year so far. Conditions for photography were far from ideal.I quickly ran indoors, up the s
    Credit: Mark Porter
    Facebook: Mark Porter

    Preston Photography Group
    2023-04-03
    Title or Location: Haslam park. Preston
    The image is of a male Blackcap, so called because of the Black ontop of his head. The female Blackcaps' head isnt Black at all. It has a ginger cap. This is Blackcap has arrived, in the second wave, of summer Migrants0 to reach Haslam park. The first being the Chiffchaff.This bird will have flown all the way over from southern Europe, or possible Africa. It wiil breed here, then return, for the winter months.The have a beautiful song.
    Credit: Andrew Bradley
    Instagram: @andybradsphotography
    Preston Photography Group
    2023-03-13
    Title or Location: Amsterdam
    This photo was taken outside of my hotel whilst on a short trip to the Netherlands. The intention is to show just how peaceful Holland is. Everything from the landscape to society and culture is just so chilled.
    Credit: Adam Blackwell
    Instagram: Blackwell.Adam

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

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