Come along to our fortnightly 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 have a different photo theme each fortnight and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations across Manchester. Great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.
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!
What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the fortnight’s theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!
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.
Adam was great - very informative with interesting challenges for us all. It was a good way to meet like minded people as well. Will definitely be back. 5/5 by Sam Elliott 30-6-2019
Most enjoyable, very good learning experience regarding colour theory 5/5 by Tim Cosford 15-6-2019
5/5 by Margaret Lawless 15-6-2019
Let me think more about the use of colours. 4/5 by Maurizio Tello 15-6-2019
Adam is absolutely brilliant - I love the focus of having little exercises to do, the friendliness and welcoming nature of him and the other photographers, and the individual help he gives everyone. Every session really helps me understand more about my camera and how to use it and grow in confidence, so thank you! 5/5 by Bethan Blakeley 4-6-2019
I enjoyed how relaxed it was and that we had a nice mixture of being taught but also being able to wander and find things that we each found interesting to photograph.
It was really nice to then see all the different photos we all came back with. 5/5 by Shereen Clayton 20-5-2019
Stimulating and challenging. Help from Adam when needed. 5/5 by Margaret Lawless 18-5-2019
Thank you very much for holding the workshop and the advice 5/5 by Edward Whytock 18-5-2019
Very informative, I learned a few things I,m not good at 4/5 by Brian McCready 5-5-2019
4/5 by Simon Firth 4-5-2019
Brilliant. Really good to learn off others and be set specific briefs. Nice group size too. 5/5 by James McLaughlin 15-4-2019
5/5 by Simon Firth 6-4-2019
Adam was very helpful in showing me how to choose the right settings and incredibly patient as I tried to get my head round all the options. 5/5 by Suzie Clothier 6-4-2019
Great weather, location and tutor. Made better by the film set in the Northern Quarter. 5/5 by Terence Finn 6-4-2019
Good Event and at last some decent weather which worked for the occasion. Adam as always was engaging and helpful. Good group and good engagement. Tasks set were simple. Ideas inspired by fellow photographers. 4/5 by David J. Dwyer 27-3-2019
5/5 by Katya Willems 24-3-2019
Good Event - the only unfortunate thing was the weather but we all persevered. Good group of people. Adam was always on hand to show, advise and extend photo techniques. Adam was very engaging and inclusive. Can't wait for the next workshop! 4/5 by David J. Dwyer 11-3-2019
It was informative and enjoyable. 5/5 by Suzie Clothier 23-2-2019
Very good . As a beginner I got lots of tips and feel I achieved something . Will definitely go on other group courses 5/5 by Irene Fielding 23-2-2019
Good Workshop event. Everybody socialised very quickly and listened to what Adam had to say. Adam very helpful in providing confidence and useful photo shot tips. Would like to get more involved in more Workshop Groups. 4/5 by David J. Dwyer 6-2-2019
It was really good. Personally, it was the first time for me to attend to this type of events and enjoined it a lot. 5/5 by Fernando 3-2-2019
The event is good and Adam is very helpful indeed. It is a good way to meet up with people that have a passion for photography. 4/5 by Thanos Bistolas 3-2-2019
Fully enjoyed this and picked up some useful tips. Looking forward to the next one. 5/5 by Simon Firth 26-1-2019
Friendly group, clear sound support from Adam who is very encouraging and gives positive guidance. 5/5 by Julie 26-1-2019
A fantastic morning spent in good company and great advice from Adam Astley. 5/5 by Dan Willis 26-1-2019
Really enjoyed the morning, nice group of people. Adam the instructor was very good and helpful. 5/5 by IAN CASEY 12-1-2019
Great instructor. Stimulated creative juices in awful weather conditions. Grey and wet. The challenges were fun and helped structure the session. The 2 hours flew by! 5/5 by Margaret Lawless 12-1-2019
It was a friendly group and the tutor was excellent with good teaching skills and camera knowledge.
Not too many people in group.
Easy to understand tasks.
Felt accomplished and enjoyed. 5/5 by Julie 12-1-2019
5/5 by Ryan Blake 12-1-2019
It was my first event and I appreciated it because I could get together with other fellows photographer, socialise and exchange tips and knowledge. 4/5 by Maurizio Tello 14-10-2018