MANCHESTER
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

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 22 June
Centre of Wigan - 10am - 2 Hours
Wigan Photography Group
Enisa Huso
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      
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      
Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Sunday 07 July
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 1pm - 2 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Esther Adeola Seriki
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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£26      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 July
Great Underbank - 10am - 3 Hours
Stockport Photography Group
Olamide Bakare
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      
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      

Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 03 August
Warrington Bank Quays train station. - 1pm - 2 Hours
Warrington Photography Group
Esther Adeola Seriki
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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£26      
Heritage Lens: Capturing History Photography Meetup

Heritage Lens: Capturing History Photography Meetup

Saturday 10 August
Bishopgate - 10am - 2 Hours
Wigan Photography Group
Enisa Huso
Join us for an enriching session focused on expanding your photographic creativity through unique viewpoints and perspectives. Discover how varying angles can convey diverse narrative elements within your images, offering fresh and captivating photographic stories. Delve into the art of landscape photography by mastering angles and points of view, enhancing the visual impact of your compositions. Explore architectural photography and learn about the significance of exposure, unlocking the potential to capture stunning images in any setting. Embrace this opportunity to challenge yourself and elevate your photography skills to new heights.
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£26      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 17 August
Salford - 12pm - 2 Hours
Bolton Photography Group
Dominic Maloney
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition).

On this meet,participant and instructor will take turns in taking photos.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 22 June
Chorlton-on-Medlock - 11am - 3 Hours
Manchester Crochet Club
Ray Plummer
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 an experienced instructor.

Just a friendly reminder that our class is open to participants aged 13 years and above only.
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£50       5 places left
Introduction to Amigurumi Techniques

Introduction to Amigurumi Techniques

Saturday 29 June
Chorlton-on-Medlock - 11am - 3 Hours
Manchester Crochet Club
Ray Plummer
Introduce participants to the art of creating small lovable crochet creatures using amigurumi techniques.
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£50      
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
    Very good teaching. Very patient. Very good value
    5/5
    Michael
    2024-06-04
    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

    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
    2024-06-03
    Title or Location: Manchester - Bridgewater Street
    This photo is part of a programme that I started about Manchester's wet weather. I walked passed this street often and saw these puddles which were reflecting Beetham Tower and I've always wanted to take a picture of it. One day I noticed there was a Manchester Evening News newspaper and I waited for quite some time for someone to walk by the right spot. Turning the photo upside down, to me it looks like the person is looking at the tower, and that the newspaper is flying away as if there was a
    Credit: Alberto Fabbri

    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

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-06-15
    Title or Location: Portmarnock Beach

    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Instagram: dogography_dublin
    Anchorage Photography Group
    2024-06-14
    Title or Location: 20 miles south of Anchorage
    Taking with a canon 60 mark II, slow shutter speed FLD filter, F 25, taken late spring, the green was just beginning to come out.
    Credit: Steven Randel

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975
    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
    I was lucky enough to have this view of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney from my hotel. I just opened the window, prepared my tripod and camera and shot this wonderful night scene.Nikon D7500 with Nikon 18-300mm lensf/1130 secsiso 200Aperture priority -3 exp compfocal length 66mm
    Credit: Brett Paull
    Facebook: Aussiebrat
    Instagram: Aussiebrat7
    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
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