MANCHESTER
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 04 May
Northern Quarter - 1pm - 2 Hours
Warren McCann
Unlock the secrets of captivating street photography at our upcoming seminar! Dive into an immersive learning experience where you'll gain expert insights and practical skills to elevate your urban imagery. Led by an accomplished photographer with a deep understanding of the genre, this seminar delves into the art of capturing extraordinary moments in everyday settings. Explore techniques to compose visually striking images amidst the dynamic energy of the streets. Through engaging guidence, hands-on exercises, and valuable feedback, you'll refine your storytelling abilities and discover your unique artistic vision. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your street photography prowess and unleash your creative potential!
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£24      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 18 May
Deansgate and Castlefield - 11am - 2 Hours
Warren McCann
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.

Taking place in the deansgate area, we will move into castlefield and bring focus to the industrial architecture of victorian manchester. We will be using the formal elements of photography as a guideline so look out for an email a few days before the event with some further information on this.
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£24      
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.
book now
£67      
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

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
St Mary's Pl - 10am - 3 Hours
Barnsley Photography Club
Ellis Chappell
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      
Nature Texture Meetup

Nature Texture Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Wigan Central Ward - 11am - 2 Hours
Wigan Photography Group
Enisa Huso
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of nature photography with our Nature Texture Meetup. Join us as we embark on a journey to capture the intricate beauty of the natural world. Participants will have the opportunity to explore key elements of composition using our frame and tools available, including the Rule of Thirds, Make Use of Leading Lines and Shapes, Change Your Point of View, Frame Your Subject / Negative Space, Balance, Depth of Field, Contrast, and Color. Moreover, we encourage experimentation and breaking the rules to foster creativity and unique perspectives. Whether you're an experienced photographer or just starting out, this meetup promises to inspire, educate, and elevate your photography skills while immersing you in the awe-inspiring textures of nature.

This project delves into the various textures found in the natural world, presenting a curated collection that showcases the beauty and complexity of these elements.
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£24      
Animal Photography

Animal Photography

Saturday 27 April
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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£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 1pm - 3 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Esther Adeola Seriki
Immerse yourself in the art of photography and discover the full potential of your camera beyond its automatic settings. Dive into an educational journey that simplifies the complexities of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how these pivotal settings shape your photographs. Following an enriching learning session, you'll have the unique opportunity to apply your newfound knowledge in the field, guided by the expertise of a seasoned professional photographer. Unlock the secrets to captivating photography and elevate your skills to new heights with us.
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£67       5 places left
Mastering Outdoor Portraits with One Light: A Photography Class

Mastering Outdoor Portraits with One Light: A Photography Class

Sunday 28 April
Central Stockport - 10am - 3 Hours
Stockport Photography Group
Olamide Bakare
Step into the enchanting world of outdoor photography with "Mastering Outdoor Portraits with One Light: A Photography Class". Discover the magic of capturing captivating portraits amidst the natural splendor of the great outdoors, utilizing just a single light source to illuminate your subjects and bring them to life. Learn how to harness the power of light to sculpt and define your subjects, creating stunning visual narratives that resonate with depth and emotion. Explore the versatility of a single light setup as you uncover innovative ways to manipulate shadows, highlights, and contrast, adding drama and dimension to your outdoor portraits. Whether you're a budding photographer looking to expand your skills or a seasoned pro seeking fresh inspiration, "Outdoor Portraits With One Light" promises to elevate your craft and unleash your creativity in the breathtaking backdrop of nature's canvas. Join us and embark on a transformative journey where every click of the shutter unveils a new masterpiece waiting to be captured.
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£61       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
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      

Using Light and Shadow in Photography Meetup

Using Light and Shadow in Photography Meetup

Saturday 18 May
Centre of Wigan - 10am - 2 Hours
Wigan Photography Group
Enisa Huso
Explore the intriguing realm of light and shadow photography. This unique style zeroes in on the dynamic interplay between light and shadow, creating compelling, emotion-evoking images. With harsh light offering fascinating photo opportunities, you also face the thrilling challenges of contrasting light and shadow. This meetup provides a hands-on experience. Dive into understanding the complexities of your own camera's settings to perfectly capture and manipulate exposure. Elevate your photographic skills and engage with the dramatic world of light and shadow photography.
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£24      
Mastering Headshot Photography: A Comprehensive Class

Mastering Headshot Photography: A Comprehensive Class

Saturday 18 May
Central Stockport - 11am - 3 Hours
Stockport Photography Group
Olamide Bakare
Embark on a journey into the world of captivating portraits with our Mastering Headshot Photography: A Comprehensive Class. Delve deep into the art and technique of headshot photography as you learn the secrets to crafting compelling images that leave a lasting impression. Receive comprehensive instruction covering planning, preparation, lighting, and posing, with hands-on practice sessions allowing you to experiment with different setups and techniques. All you need to bring is your camera gear and a willingness to learn. Come with an open mind, a positive attitude, and a commitment to practice and patience, and you'll be ready to master the art of headshot photography.
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£67      
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      

Capturing Perspectives: Composition Techniques - Stockport View Photography Meetup

Capturing Perspectives: Composition Techniques - Stockport View 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      
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Blossoms & Brushstrokes: Watercolor Meetup in Nature

Blossoms & Brushstrokes: Watercolor Meetup in Nature

Saturday 27 April
Oxford Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Manchester Watercolour Group
Shilpa Sapatnekar

Join our "Blossoms & Brushstrokes: Watercolor Meetup in Nature" for an immersive two-hour session focused on floral and nature painting studies. Under expert guidance, you'll explore the garden to select your preferred subjects, capturing reference photos to fuel your creativity. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, you'll learn both traditional and contemporary composition techniques to compose stunning floral and nature paintings. This gathering offers a unique opportunity for nature enthusiasts to connect with like-minded individuals, while honing your skills and enjoying the serene beauty of the surroundings. All skill levels are welcome, so grab your watercolor painting travel kit and smartphone for reference photos, and join us for an enriching artistic experience in the heart of nature!
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£24      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 28 April
Chorlton-on-Medlock - 11am - 3 Hours
Manchester Crochet Club
Ray Plummer
Join the Beginner's Crochet Class offers an exciting opportunity to unlock the world of creativity and craftsmanship. Whether you're a complete novice or looking to refine your skills, this class provides a supportive environment for all levels of learners. From mastering the fundamentals of crochet stitches to creating beautiful granny squares, participants will gain invaluable hands-on experience under the guidance of experienced instructors. Plus, it's a fantastic way to connect with fellow crochet enthusiasts and embark on a journey of self-expression through this timeless art form. Don't miss out on this chance to discover the joy of crochet and unleash your inner artist!
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£50      
Drawing Cityscapes : Asia and Manchester

Drawing Cityscapes : Asia and Manchester

Saturday 04 May
Manchester City Center - 2pm - 2 Hours
Manchester Art Group
Chloe Harris
In this cityscape-themed session, we will be exploring scenes such as temples, greenery, and street stalls approached in an elementary style. Brilliant for composing scenes and adding cultural nuances.

You will be guided whilst drawing typical city scenes with a cityscape artist. Choose from a selection of Manchester and Asia cityscape photographs on entry to draw from. A focus of composition and skills in fundamentally building up a cityscape scene are revised in this session. Images of Asia and Manchester provided.

Warm up activities and sketches to start, leading into 2 longer cityscape drawings at the end will leave you with the start of a collection of cityscape drawings.
A fab class whether your a keen cityscape drawer, or beginner!
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£24      

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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  • REVIEWS
    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
    2024-04-03
    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
    Manchester Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Rush hour around the towers Deansgate Interchange
    Capturing the busy network of roads around the vibrant and iconic towers that are modernising the Manchester skyline.
    Credit: Richard Storey Photography
    Facebook: richardstoreyphotography
    Instagram: @richardstorey_photography

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach Oregon
    While visiting Cannon Beach, Oregon for Spring Break this year, we were treated to beautiful blue skies, warm weather, stars AND airglow at night! I was absolutely giddy about seeing those stars! Now I hope you all know how extremely rare this combination is on the pacific coast in spring. It's normally overcast and raining and definitely no stars to be seen. Thank you universe for allowing your magic to flow this evening. I truly appreciate you and your powers ??
    Credit: Amanda Thornton DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Milton Keynes Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Milton Keynes
    to create this I used a piece of Teal vinyl for the backdrop, I had the camera, with a 30 mm Marco lens on a tripod set to manual focus, with focus staking of 10 shots I only used 5 in the end). for lighting I had two static lights on mini stands so I could play about with their placement to get the effect I was looking for. The dandelion seed was held in place, by putting it into a piece of white tack, I then sprayed it using a little electronic face atomiser (bought from Amazon) and loa
    Credit: Diane Langford

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Franklin Tennessee
    This photo captures a serene moment in my front yard, where I lay on a blanket beneath a amazing tree. The weather was ideal, prompting me to grab my micro lens and focus on this exquisite dandelion.
    Credit: Kimber Weathers
    Facebook: Kimber
    Instagram: kimberlan30wea
    Dallas Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: My house in Lewisville
    Decided to make a composite that resembles the photo that NASA took with their millions of dolllar photo equipment. 2 months ago I photographed the full moon and placed it on top of the most recent solar eclipse photo I took. The moon normally get its light from the sun so getting the perspective with moon visibility is impossible during an eclipse unless you have nasa gear. My photo was taken with a canon R5, RF400mm F2.8 and cropped in.
    Credit: (MyJdProductions) Justin Dickinson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/share/pE91wQnHYf6JVB7A/?mibextid=eQY6cl
    Instagram: @myjdproductions
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe

    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
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    Instagram: Slystyles_art
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