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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!
next available date
Sunday the 16th of May 2021
Black and White Photography Meetup - Deansgate - 10am - 2 hours
Before colour film, there was only monochrome and in this session we'll be focusing on just that. Taking away the distractions of bright flowers and blue skies, we'll be shifting our attention towards shadows, textures and contrasting tones. By the end of this session, expect to be expertly capturing the world in black and white.
Instructor: Warren McCann
£28pp     only 2 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
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We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.
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.

Your experience doesn’t stop once the class ends - you can also share your photos in the Manchester Photography Facebook Group



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; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.

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Refund Policy: 5 days notice required for a full refund. Re-scheduling requires 2 days notice. In the case of bad weather (heavy rain) the class may be cancelled and you'll be given the option of rescheduling or a refund. If you need to reschedule or refund your booking, then please contact the office using the form here . Your instructor is NOT able to refund or reschedule your booking for you.
Saturday the 15th of May 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Northern Quarter - 9am - 3 hours
Appropriate for complete beginners, or those who want to brush up on the basics and start enjoying our regular group meet up sessions. Learn how to get off Auto Mode and onto Manual Mode, along with the basics of composition.

Cameras, their functions and all their accessories can be overwhelming if you’re not already familiar with them. Discover how to use your camera to capture moments, events, and people in your everyday life. The class will cover a range of technical aspects, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You’ll also cover focal length and lenses, lighting and correct exposure.
full - no places left
Sunday the 16th of May 2021
Black and White Photography Meetup - Deansgate - 10am - 2 hours
Before colour film, there was only monochrome and in this session we'll be focusing on just that. Taking away the distractions of bright flowers and blue skies, we'll be shifting our attention towards shadows, textures and contrasting tones. By the end of this session, expect to be expertly capturing the world in black and white.
Instructor: Warren McCann
£28pp     only 2 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 16th of May 2021
Abstract Architectural Photography Meetup - Media City - 2pm - 2 hours
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Taking a step back from the usual images we see of buildings around Manchester, we're going to be interpreting them in a very different way. Warren will be looking at ways to take some impressive and original shots and the camera settings to use to get these.
Instructor: Warren McCann
£28pp     only 4 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 22nd of May 2021
Street Photography and Perspective Meetup - Northern Quarter - 10am - 2 hours
Street photography encompasses a wide range of genres, and this week we'll be looking at how you can use different crops and compositions to tell a story about the local area through your camera. There will be a mix of architecture and portrait photography in this session as we explore the city on a photo walk.
Instructor: Warren McCann
£28pp     only 3 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 22nd of May 2021
Outdoor Portraits with Reflectors Meetup - Northern Quarter - 1pm - 2 hours
Learn how to use different reflectors to take better portraits or family photos as the sun is going down. For example, if you want to have someone with their back to a nice sunset, the persons face might be pretty dark, This is an alternative to using flashes, strobes, etc... they are great but can be expensive. But reflectors are relatively inexpensive.
Instructor: Warren McCann
£28pp     only 4 places left
Saturday the 29th of May 2021
Shutterspeed and Action Photography Meetup - Deansgate/Castlefield - 11am - 2 hours
In this session we will be looking at how you can use your camera's shutter speed settings to capture action in sharp focus. Whether you're new to or familiar with manual camera settings, this session will be a chance to play and get creative with the guidance and advice of the photography instructor.
Instructor: Warren McCann
£28pp     only 4 places left
Saturday the 29th of May 2021
Light and Shadow in Photography Meetup - Northern Quarter/ Ancoats - 2pm - 2 hours
Shadows and dramatic contrast under harsh light is often an enemy of portrait photography. Here we’ll learn how to use that to our advantage in a new, creative and exciting way.
Instructor: Warren McCann
£28pp     only 5 places left
Reviews
4.8/5 from 78 reviews
Interesting and fun! It is lovely to meet people of all different ages and capabilities and all learn together.
5/5 by Angela Hurrell
24-4-2021
Awesome. Really enjoyed it and learnt so much in a couple of hours.
5/5 by Helen Everatt
18-4-2021
I think that Warren is a great teacher. Very encouraging and inclusive to all levels. Can't wait till it gets back to the original format that I have never experienced but realise I am luckily right now with so few of us. Nice to meet other people with the same interests too.
5/5 by Angela Hurrell
18-4-2021

5/5 by Matthew Speak
17-4-2021
Great Session and learnt new things that I can bring away and improve on.
5/5 by Matthew Speak
17-4-2021
It was great and informative session and great to get to grips with my camera again.
5/5 by Matthew Speak
10-4-2021
Superb, the guide was professional and very friendly
5/5 by Jimmy
10-4-2021
Highly recommend. Great company and excellent tutor in Warren, always on hand to discuss all things from settings to compositions, always, makes new and old group members feel at ease within the group Excellent work warren
5/5 by Rory Stevenson
4-4-2021
It was great to get out in the city with a camera again! Warren’s approach was fresh and interesting. I got a lot from it.
5/5 by Steve Curzon
4-4-2021
Warren was great - informative and gave a good few tips on long exposure. Difficult to critique the session as it was my first one so dont know how these are supposed to operate bit the group became quite spread out so was difficult.for Warren to get round everyone. That said, we covered night shots, light trials and water reflections in a 2 hour period so enjoyed it and will book up another session in the New Year
5/5 by Richard Ahern
13-12-2020
Very useful and helpful. Warren is a tremendous teacher, who had a wealth of experience that he is eager to pass on.
5/5 by Justin Beevor
13-12-2020
Very enjoyable. Learnt some new things
5/5 by Cathy Taylor Cummins
6-12-2020
First one i've attended and really enjoyed the relaxed way the course was run.
5/5 by Steve Heffernan
6-12-2020
Really enjoyed it. Warren is an encouraging and enthusiastic teacher. And the other participants were so nice too. I think the restricted size of the group made it easier to do the street photography too. Too many and we may not have been able to get as many shots.
5/5 by Angela Hurrell
5-12-2020
The session was reschedule to the Sunday due to bad weather which was a great call! We were introduced to the monochrome setting on the camera and then head off to explore NQ with a few tasks to complete. The tasks were quite varied allowing us to get pretty creative. Warren was very polite and encouraging, and gave us really useful tips in regards to camera settings. I learned a lot from this course and my photos look great! In regards to safety, I felt quite safe with >1m distance maintained for most of the course.
5/5 by Samantha Littler
25-10-2020
Good fun and also thought provoking, well worth the time invested
5/5 by Derek Melville
28-9-2020
A very enjoyable experience, which stretched my imagination and showed me a new aspect of photography to explore further.
5/5 by Mark Craven
27-9-2020

5/5 by Dasha
26-9-2020
Really enjoyed this class and took alot away from it. It's given me confidence to go out and shoot on my own. Thanks Warren.
5/5 by Neil Stafford
19-9-2020
Always Inspiring 😎
5/5 by Gill Pilkington
19-9-2020
Great tutor, adapts to individual needs. Very knowledgeable and supportive.
5/5 by Gill Pilkington
16-9-2020
Very enjoyable & stimulating in terms of use of imagination encouraging creativity
4/5 by Ian Rawson
3-9-2020
Really useful - Warren is an excellent coach.
5/5 by Justin Beevor
29-8-2020
Enjoyed the day Small group and plenty of attention .
5/5 by Sheona Watson
22-8-2020
Wonderful. Nice people. Great teacher Warren. Lots of fun.
5/5 by Dasha Chemo
16-8-2020
Excellent day with 2 courses (Street photography and outdoor portraiture), thoroughly enjoyed the sessions with both Warren and the other participants making it a very educational and interesting day.
5/5 by David Kirkup
11-7-2020
Really helpful and learnt a few tips. Definitely improved my knowledge of camera settings. Thanks Warren.
5/5 by Debra Thorpe
22-2-2020
Really useful: the small numbers are much better for learning and sharing ideas
5/5 by Justin Beevor
8-2-2020
The Outdoor Portraiture workshop was fantastic. I really enjoyed it. Warren was a super helpful tutor. I got meet loads of people who were interested in photography as much as me! - Natasha
5/5 by Natasha Everson-Williams
2-2-2020
Great advice on how to use light and shallow depth of field to your advantage
5/5 by Edward Whytock
25-1-2020
 
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