MANCHESTER
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

On the Road

On the Road

Saturday 01 June
Deansgate and Castlefield - 11am - 2 Hours
Warren McCann
This session will be looking at highways and roads to photograph what is right in front of you every day you travel. We will also combine motion blur with traffic and create some unique street / road scenes.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Deansgate and Castlefield - 11am - 3 Hours
Warren McCann
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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£67       5 places left
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Northern Quarter - 11am - 2 Hours
Warren McCann
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 25 May
Church Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Barnsley Photography Club
Ellis Chappell
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 25 May
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 1pm - 2 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Esther Adeola Seriki
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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£26      
Street Art Photography Meetup

Street Art Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Wigan Central Ward - 10am - 2 Hours
Wigan Photography Group
Enisa Huso
Street art is a unique and colorful art form and can be found in all kinds of nooks and crannies in cities all over the world. Capturing art in the streets in photographs can be tricky because these urban art pieces are in public spaces, that are busy and usually filled with a decent amount of traffic. Sometimes you include the people and sometimes, you don't.
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£24      

Perspectives & Composition Photography Meetup

Perspectives & Composition Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Great Underbank - 11am - 2 Hours
Stockport Photography Group
Olamide Bakare
Embark on a journey of discovery with our Capturing Perspectives: Composition Techniques - Stockport View Photography Meetup. Discover the secrets behind captivating images in this immersive class, where we delve into the art of composition, exploring concepts like the Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Framing, Symmetry, and more. Through hands-on techniques, you'll learn how to enhance the visual impact of your photographs and effectively convey stories through composition. With the stunning view and cityscape of Stockport as our backdrop, you'll have the perfect opportunity to put theory into practice. Whether you're a beginner looking to enhance your skills or an experienced photographer seeking inspiration, this workshop promises to elevate your photography and unleash your creativity. Don't miss your chance to join us and capture unforgettable moments with Stockport View!
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 June
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.
book now
£67       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 June
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 1pm - 3 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Esther Adeola Seriki
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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£67      

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 22 June
Castlefield Manchester - 10am - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
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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£26      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 22 June
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 1pm - 2 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Esther Adeola Seriki
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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£26      
Capturing Life: Street Photography Meetup Embracing the Human Element

Capturing Life: Street Photography Meetup Embracing the Human Element

Saturday 29 June
Central Stockport - 11am - 2 Hours
Stockport Photography Group
Olamide Bakare

Embark on an enriching journey into street photography with our "Capturing Life: Street Photography Meetup Embracing the Human Element" class. Learn to capture the essence of urban life and human experiences in the bustling streets of Stockport.

Master essential techniques for composing compelling shots, navigating various lighting conditions, and approaching subjects with respect and ethical consideration. Through hands-on practice sessions and constructive feedback, hone your skills in capturing authentic moments that resonate deeply with viewers.

Whether you're a novice or a seasoned enthusiast, join us for an unforgettable exploration of street photography, where every street corner holds a captivating story waiting to be revealed. Embrace the human element and unleash your creativity on the vibrant streets of our city.
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£26      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Batridge Rd, Bolton BL7 0LU, UK - 12pm - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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£26      
Dusk & Night Landscapes

Dusk & Night Landscapes

Saturday 20 July
Entwistle - 9pm - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing stunning and dramatic landscape images during the hours of dusk and night.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of landscape photography, including composition, exposure, and lighting. We will cover topics such as capturing the mood and atmosphere of a scene, using long exposures to create unique effects, and using light sources to add interest and depth to your images.
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£26      
Animal Photography

Animal Photography

Saturday 03 August
Smithills Dean Rd - 12pm - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
Embark on a wild adventure with our Animal Photography Meetup! Get ready to capture the untamed beauty of creatures big and small. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a budding enthusiast, join us for an exciting experience. Share tips, tricks, and tales of your animal encounters as we navigate through a world of fur, feathers, and fins. Bring your camera, unleash your creativity, and let's focus on the fascinating world of wildlife together!

Note: Please bring £12 for the farm fee. Its not included in the booking fee.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

 Floral and Nature Painting

Floral and Nature Painting

Saturday 25 May
Baring St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Manchester Watercolour Group
Wei-Ting Sheng
The focus of this two-hour structured session is the studies of floral and nature painting. You will be guided to select your choice of reference in the garden, take photograph references and complete one or two studies of the selected plants and flowers. You will learn how to compose floral and nature paintings using traditional and contemporary composition methods. If you are a nature enthusiast, this session is perfect for you. You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the studies and have some take away homework with the learnt technique. All level and experience are welcome. Please bring watercolor painting travel kit (this can be watercolor tube paints or watercolor pan along with ink pens, pencil, rubber and watercolor pads or drawing pads. You are also welcome to bring your choice of medium. Also a smart phone to take reference photos will be handy. Don't worry if you forget anything. I will have some back up materials.
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£26      
Park Life - Drawing Class

Park Life - Drawing Class

Saturday 25 May
Manchester City Center - 2pm - 2 Hours
Manchester Art Group
Chloe Harris
Capturing scenes of leisure during people's days off. Family walks, shopping, waiting for public transport, couples, feeding the ducks, people at the pub and nights out.

Figures and action will make up scenes the group will work on, at the end is an option to show collectively the scenes of Park Life we will have all created.
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£26      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 26 May
Chorlton-on-Medlock - 11am - 3 Hours
Manchester Crochet Club
Ray Plummer
Reignite your love for crochet or pick up this relaxing hobby for the first time at our beginner-friendly class. Whether you are completely new or have previous crocheting experience, this program will offer expert guidance on those quintessential basic stitches. The session opens with training on proficient ways of holding the yarn before advancing to the formation of stitches that build up a classic granny square. Moreover, we won't let you worry about materials - a crochet kit will be provided for each participant. To enhance your experience, a complimentary tea or coffee is also included in the package. Start weaving new memories and creating handmade treasures with us.
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£50      

Blossoms & Brushstrokes: Watercolour Portraiture Meetup

Blossoms & Brushstrokes: Watercolour Portraiture Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Oxford Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Manchester Watercolour Group
Shilpa Sapatnekar
Immerse yourself in the artistry of watercolour portraiture with techniques for blending, light, shadow, and capturing the human essence.
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£26      
Beginner's Watercolour Meetup

Beginner's Watercolour Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Baring St. - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Manchester Watercolour Group
Wei-Ting Sheng
Embark on a creative journey with our Beginner's Watercolour Meetup, where artistic exploration meets a supportive community eager to inspire and guide. Joining this vibrant gathering offers participants the opportunity to delve into the enchanting world of watercolours, regardless of prior experience. Our seasoned instructor provides tailored guidance, fostering a space where beginners can cultivate their artistic skills in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. Connect with like-minded individuals, share ideas, and witness your creativity flourish as you immerse yourself in the mesmerizing art of watercolour painting. Don't miss the chance to unlock your artistic potential – join our Beginner's Watercolour Meetup and let your imagination flow onto the canvas!
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£26      
ABOUT MANCHESTER
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 Manchester .

  • 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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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Learn through experience, the two hrs flew by?good to be in a group of like minded people, warren was very helpful, highly recommended thanks.
    5/5
    paul
    2024-05-13
    It was a great to learn a few things about street photography with Warren.
    5/5
    Ashwini
    2024-01-30
    It was just the right length at 2 hours, I am a complete novice but that did not matter. Friendly people and I enjoyed the photography tasks we were given. I will book again.
    5/5
    Kate
    2023-11-06

    I have attended 3 events and always enjoyed
    5/5
    Dorothy
    2023-08-08
    Just 2 hours with Warren has made a significant impact on my images and they now have a new quality previously missing. I am now practicing like mad to make it instinctive rather than having to think.
    5/5
    MICHAEL
    2023-05-01
    Very helpful and knows his stuff. Good pace. Not too hard work for we oldies.
    5/5
    MICHAEL
    2023-04-17

    The teacher was very kind and supportivd and answered my questions and I learnt a lot.
    5/5
    Dorothy
    2023-04-03
    Great to meet other budding photographers, to learn some new tips and techniques, and to visit some different places around Manchester.
    4/5
    Martin
    2023-02-13
    Well organised. Knowledgible leader. I found it interesting seeing other participants treatments of the same brief that I was given.
    5/5
    Peter
    2022-11-22

    Very friendly and informative
    5/5
    Derrick
    2022-11-21
    Great couple of hours and learnt some new tricks also gained confidence with Street stuff.
    5/5
    David
    2022-11-14
    Very good experience , inspired creative ideas
    4/5
    Dev
    2022-11-14

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Warren McCann
    Warren is an accomplished digital artist and experienced educator with over a decade of experience in the field of photography. He holds a Master's degree in photography and has a diverse range of experience in areas such as portraiture, still life, product, weddings and event photography, live music, and even working on film sets.

    Warren's passion for photography began with a fascination for capturing the world around him on film. He pursued a Bachelor's degree in Media and continued his education to earn a Master's degree in photography, where he focused on artistic direction, composition, lighting, and post-production techniques. He has worked with a variety of clients in different industries, allowing him to refine his skills and gain valuable experience.

    In addition to his professional work, Warren is a dedicated educator who enjoys sharing his knowledge and skills with others. He has taught courses and workshops on a variety of topics to photographers of all levels, from beginners to advanced students. Warren's teaching style is practical, and he inspires and encourages his students to achieve their photography goals. He has taught classes on portraiture, still life photography, composition techniques, and other methods of photography.

    For almost five years, Warren has been a regarded sessions leader and mentor at Manchester Photography Group, where he continues to share his passion with others. He believes that everyone has the potential to become a skilled photographer and is committed to helping his students achieve their full potential.

    When he's not teaching or working on projects, Warren can be found pursuing his passion for old cameras, shooting and developing film, and exploring unique perspectives to capture through his lens. His dedication to his craft, combined with his passion for teaching, makes Warren a valuable asset to the photography community, and he is committed to making a positive impact in the field for many years to come.
    PHOTOS
    Manchester Photography Group
    2024-05-01
    Title or Location: Beneath the Bouncy Bridge - Castlefield
    I used to run over this bridge every day when I lived in the city centre. Back then, the skyscrapers hadn?t even been thought of but it was great to come back and see how the lock hasn?t changed by the skyline has.
    Credit: Nigel Williams
    Instagram: attheendoftheline___

    Manchester Photography Group
    2024-04-03
    Title or Location: The Parsonage Garden, East Didsbury.
    The photo was taken on a beautiful Autumn day. The sun was shining behind the lovely tree, and it brought a gorgeous glow to all the vibrant, fallen Autumn leaves. The church behind was ringing its bells too, and it all just made for a lovely countryside feel even though it was in the inner city.
    Credit: Sue Minakovic
    Facebook: Susan Minakovic
    Instagram: thehippyinthewoods
    Manchester Photography Group
    2024-03-16
    Title or Location: Manchester Piccadilly Gardens
    Looking over the rooftops Manchester Central , following the tram tracks as it bends into Deansgate Castlefield station in between the Axis and Viadux towers.
    Credit: Richard Storey Photography
    Facebook: richardstoreyphotography
    Instagram: @richardstorey_photography

    Manchester Photography Group
    2024-03-16
    Title or Location: Tandle Hills Country Park Oldham
    Tandle Hills is a mixture of magnificent beech woodland 48 hectares of parkland .This photograph was captured in the evening twilight.
    Credit: Angela Tate-Wright
    Facebook: Tatewright Photography
    Instagram: tatewright_photography

    Manchester Photography Group
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: Hollingworth Lake
    Mother's Day stroll around a windy Hollingworth Lake. Family isn't an important thing, it's everything. M Fox. Canon 6d and 16-35mm f4
    Credit: Carl boslem
    Instagram: @carlboslemphotography
    Manchester Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: Castlefield, view from a bridge
    One of my many visits to Manchester. I had a list of photo targets, some of which were in the Castlefield area. Spotted this one as I walked across the bridge, as simple as that! I should add that I only use my mobile phone.
    Credit: Roger Poultney
    Facebook: Roger Poultney
    Instagram: Dogmeister

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto
    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha

    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez

    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
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