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Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
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Sunday the 2nd of May 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island - 9am - 3 hours
Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island make up a local nature reserve walking distance from Canterbury city centre, and an early morning walk is the best opportunity to see wildlife there. In the meadows you can find common reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies, and wild horses. We will also see some impressive bridges along the way which will offer the chance to work with different compositions and perspectives.
Instructor: Eleanor Piper
£48pp     only 3 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
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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 around Canterbury.

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.

Join the Canterbury Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

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.


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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
Sunday the 18th of April 2021
Sunset Photography Meetup - Whitstable Beach - 6.30pm - 2 hours
Whitstable beach is famous for its spectacular sunsets. A long exposure is the perfect way to capture sunsets over the sea, so the session will explain how to set the camera up for long exposure photography for those wishing to do so. This session will have a focus on light and composition for landscape photography.
closed for bookings
Sunday the 25th of April 2021
Nature Photography Meetup - Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve - 9am - 2 hours
Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is home to a huge variety of wildlife; internationally-important reed beds, fens, ditches, wet grassland and open water provide an ideal habitat for breeding and wintering birds, invertebrates and rare plants. This site is especially important for bittern, marsh harriers and the shining ramshorn snail, which are rare across Europe; as well as water voles, which are rare in England.
full - no places left
Sunday the 2nd of May 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island - 9am - 3 hours
Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island make up a local nature reserve walking distance from Canterbury city centre, and an early morning walk is the best opportunity to see wildlife there. In the meadows you can find common reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies, and wild horses. We will also see some impressive bridges along the way which will offer the chance to work with different compositions and perspectives.
Instructor: Eleanor Piper
£48pp     only 3 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 9th of May 2021
Studio Lightpainting Meetup - Herne Bay - 11am - 2hrs
Learn the art of Lightpainting in a studio environment. We will cover staging ,technique of painting with light ,appropriate camera settings and post production during this session . Discover amazing results impossible to achieve with traditional lighting techniques.
Instructor: Kirsty Ralphs
£28pp     only 5 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 15th of May 2021
Photography Meetup - Experimenting with depth of field - Folkestone - 9am - 2 hours
This meetup will focus on understanding how to use depth of field in your photographs to create professional looking images. We will cover how to create both shallow and deep depths of fields through changing your aperture and focal length. Getting the right depth of field in your photos makes a huge difference!

Folkestone Harbour is the perfect location for improving your depth of field knowledge, and you will be accompanied by a Folkestone native!
Instructor: Eleanor Piper
£25pp     only 5 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 16th of May 2021
Fine Art Pastel Processing Zoom Class - Online class - 11am - 2hrs
A Zoom class where you will learn the art of Fine Art Pastel processing by an award winning photographer in this genre . You will be sent a sample image and textures in advance so you can join in live or take notes and practice in your own time!
Instructor: Kirsty Ralphs
£18pp     open - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 23rd of May 2021
Landscape Photography Meetup - Coastal Compositions - Herne Bay - 10am - 2 hours
Settings: maximise the depth of field / use a narrow aperture. May need to take shutter speed down and ISO up a little.
Finding a spot that has a foreground and background interest. Think carefully about where you place your camera and tripod.
Take your time. Thereís no need to take hundreds of shots at this session, itís all about taking the time to see and record the landscape around you.
What is the sky doing? If itís bland and no contrast, then donít let it dominate your frame. It is always good to have a slice of sky so that it can help Ďbreak upí the composition in a good way - think rule of thirds.
Keep an eye on the horizon! Keep them level and watch where you are placing them in the frame - on one of the thirds is best.

We will be taking a photowalk in the surrounding area concentrating on adding drama and interest to the huge amount of subject matter, including wide vistas and close up work . Using available light to get the very best out of the area .Looking at how developing your own personal style to a well photographed subject matter can really make your work stand out.
full - no places left
Saturday the 29th of May 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Westgate Gardens - 9am - 3 hours
Westgate Gardens is a beautiful landscaped garden on the River Stour within walking distance of Canterbury City Centre.

It is the perfect location to brush up on your beginner photography skills in the summer, with brightly coloured flowers, lots of wildlife, medieval architecture, and even a 200 year old plane tree.
Instructor: Eleanor Piper
£48pp     only 3 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 12th of June 2021
Beginners Photography Class - No Man's Orchard, Chartham - 9am - 3 hours
No Man's Orchard is a 4.1-hectare Local Nature Reserve west of Canterbury. Old orchards are often excellent wildlife habitats for birds, insects, wild flowers and reptiles. The old trees are particularly notable for their lichens and mosses.

This class is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of
photography; the Ďnuts and boltsí stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your
camera and how to create great shots. Armed with these fundamentals, you will have the skills
and the confidence to approach any style of photography, from portraits to landscapes and
everything in between.
Instructor: Eleanor Piper
£48pp     only 5 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 13th of June 2021
Studio - High Key Flower portraits meetup - Herne Bay - 11am - 2hrs
Learn how to create beautiful high key flower portraits . This is a studio workshop where you will cover everything from appropriate subject matter ,staging and composition,lighting ,camera settings and post production .
Instructor: Kirsty Ralphs
£28pp     only 4 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 20th of June 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Herne Bay - 1pm - 3 hrs
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
Instructor: Kirsty Ralphs
£48pp     only 2 places left
 
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