NORTHUMBERLAND
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 09 March
Morpeth - 10am - 2 Hours
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Join us for a laid-back stroll as we experience the amazing world of photography together. Our delightful expedition covers multiple facets of this captivating art, including, but not limited to, the dramatic appeal of street landscapes, the impressive majesty of architecture, calming serenity of seascapes, and the enigmatic charm of abstract expressions. With cameras in hand, let's capture the calligraphy of light and craft masterpieces.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Morpeth - 10am - 3 Hours
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to delve deeper into understanding your camera better and go beyond just relying on automatic exposure. Engage with us in a comprehensive workshop designed to help you master the fundamentals of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings impact your photographs' exposure. Moreover, this isn't just a theory session - we'll be applying your newly learnt skills in a practical session under the supervision of a seasoned professional photographer. Seize this chance to enhance your photography skills and take your passion to the next level!
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£61       5 places left
Questions About Photography Meetup

Questions About Photography Meetup

Tuesday 02 April
Blyth - 10am - 2 Hours
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Unlock the full potential of your camera and enhance your photography skills at our casual, informative meet-up. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, this is your opportunity to ask questions, learn new techniques and instantly put them into practice. Our sessions cover a broad range from the basics to more complex topics. Come, share your passion and engage in a two-hour, enriching hands-on experience.
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£24      

Bird Photography

Bird Photography

Saturday 20 April
Morpeth, Northumberland - 10am - 2 Hours
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Discover the secrets of capturing stunning avian photographs in picturesque natural settings. Join us for an immersive event tailored both for beginners and seasoned bird photography enthusiasts. Immerse in the beauty of local habitats and the diverse bird species that call them home, while refining your photography techniques.

This event not only focuses on improving your skills but also provides a platform to connect and learn from fellow bird photography aficionados. With an array of species to discover, each moment is an invitation to frame nature's feathered marvels through your lens.

Embrace the art of bird photography, where every session promises new insights and delightful camaraderie among peers who share your photographic journey.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
Morpeth - 10am - 3 Hours
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to delve deeper into understanding your camera better and go beyond just relying on automatic exposure. Engage with us in a comprehensive workshop designed to help you master the fundamentals of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings impact your photographs' exposure. Moreover, this isn't just a theory session - we'll be applying your newly learnt skills in a practical session under the supervision of a seasoned professional photographer. Seize this chance to enhance your photography skills and take your passion to the next level!
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£61      
Flower Photography

Flower Photography

Saturday 04 May
Morpeth - 10am - 2 Hours
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Delve into the art of capturing the delicate beauty of flowers with our comprehensive photography workshop. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the must-know techniques to create breathtaking floral images. From mastering composition and lighting to uncovering the secrets of creating distinct and eye-catching photographs, this session is an enriching journey for photography enthusiasts. Embark on a day filled with the joy of learning, the excitement of exploration, and the pleasure of artistic discovery. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will elevate your photographic skills to new heights.
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£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
Morpeth - 10am - 3 Hours
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to delve deeper into understanding your camera better and go beyond just relying on automatic exposure. Engage with us in a comprehensive workshop designed to help you master the fundamentals of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings impact your photographs' exposure. Moreover, this isn't just a theory session - we'll be applying your newly learnt skills in a practical session under the supervision of a seasoned professional photographer. Seize this chance to enhance your photography skills and take your passion to the next level!
book now
£61      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner Photography Class

Beginner Photography Class

Saturday 02 March
Newcastle City Centre - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Join instructor Jenny on this photography class covering the basics of photography.

During this class you will gain an understanding of how your camera works, confidence using the exposure triangle, and how to use composition creatively.
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£61       5 places left
Seascape Photography

Seascape Photography

Saturday 09 March
Marine Walk - 10am - 2 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and drama of the ocean through photography.

We will also explore methods for capturing the unique atmosphere of the ocean, including the play of light and shadow on the waves, the beauty of reflections, the drama of the seas with different weather, and the colors and textures of the ocean.
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£24      
Coastal Photography Walk

Coastal Photography Walk

Saturday 09 March
Seaton Sluice - 4pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
In this meetup you will learn compositional techniques for compelling landscapes, understand how to use depth of field creatively, and how to capture the perception of movement. DSLR and Mirrorless camera users will also learn how to use polarising filters and ND filters to elevate your photography to the next level.

This session is suited for photographers from beginner to intermediate and suitable for all camera types including mobile phones, however DSLRs and Mirrorless are more suited for this style of landscape.
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£24      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 23 March
Sunderland Town Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
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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£24      
Golden Hour to Sunset Photography Meetup

Golden Hour to Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 23 March
Penshaw Monument - 4:30pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
During this session you will master impactful composition techniques including how to use depth of field, understand how to use focal length creatively, and how to use the available light creatively. DSLR and Mirrorless camera users will also learn how to use polarising filters and ND filters in an effective way as the day heads towards sunset, so remember to bring your tripod to unlock your camera's full potential.

This session is suited for photographers from beginner to intermediate and suitable for all camera types including mobile phones.
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£24      
Cityscape Photography Meetup

Cityscape Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 April
Sunderland Town Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
Embark on a visual journey through the heart of the city as we bring together shutterbugs and cityscape enthusiasts for an unforgettable Cityscape Photography Meetup. This is not just an event; it's a celebration of the urban landscapes that surround us, waiting to be immortalized through the lens.

Our seasoned photographer will share his insights, offering valuable tips and tricks to elevate your cityscape photography game. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, there's always something new to learn.
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£24      

Beginner Photography Class

Beginner Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
Newcastle City Centre - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Join instructor Jenny on this photography class covering the basics of photography.

During this class you will gain an understanding of how your camera works, confidence using the exposure triangle, and how to use composition creatively.
book now
£61       5 places left
Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside Photography Walk

Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside Photography Walk

Saturday 13 April
Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside - 6pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Join us for a relaxed walk around the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside on this spring day, and immerse yourself in the cityscape. During this session you will learn how to capture transfixing photos through various composition methods including leading lines, echoes in shape, and mastering depth of field. The Quayside, adorned with its unique architecture and iconic bridges, serves as the perfect canvas for creating visually stunning images.
Whether you're a complete beginner or an intermediate photographer, this session meets all skill levels. Personalised guidance ensures that each person, regardless of experience, gains a complete understanding of fundamental compositional techniques. The personalised guidance extends to various different cameras from DSLR and Mirrorless to Mobile Phones. By the session's end, you will have newfound confidence and be equipped with the skills to harness compelling photographs.
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£24      
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 20 April
Sunderland Town Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
Spring photography is a beautiful way to capture the renewal of life that comes with the arrival of spring.

Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We'll be looking at composition, focus and colour in this Spring season!
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£24      

Beginner Photography Class

Beginner Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
Newcastle City Centre - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Join instructor Jenny on this photography class covering the basics of photography.

During this class you will gain an understanding of how your camera works, confidence using the exposure triangle, and how to use composition creatively.
book now
£61      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
Sunderland Town Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
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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£61      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Tunstall Hills - 10am - 2 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
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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£24      

ABOUT NORTHUMBERLAND
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 Northumberland .

  • 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 Northumberland Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    It was very helpful. Difficult for tutor to know all types of camera but good guidance given. Three pupils is a good number for each course.
    5/5
    Trevor
    2024-02-12
    Very interesting and informative. Sophia was very knowledgeable about the subject and helped us home in on the type of photography each person enjoyed.
    5/5
    Neil
    2024-02-12
    Really informative and very helpful. Lovely session with Sofia
    5/5
    Margaret
    2024-01-22

    Very friendly and informative
    5/5
    David
    2024-01-09
    Wayne was really great - very knowledgeable and he brought along essential equipment to show us, and he gave us a wish list of 'nice to haves' too. Although it was a mixed night of cloud and a few clear patches it wasn't possible to photograph the Milky Way, but we were very able to practice what Wayne taught. Really great location too - we were able to use the church and keep warm and dry, as well as benefit from better lighting! I really enjoyed the session - I learned a lot and would recommend to anyone and everyone interested in photographing the stars or Milky Way.
    5/5
    Mike Peacock
    2023-11-06
    Sofia explained her subject clearly with a friendly and approachable manner
    5/5
    Ian
    2023-10-26

    That was great course I'm sure I'll be back soon
    5/5
    Ela
    2023-06-05
    Great time and great tips Thank you so much.
    5/5
    Ela
    2023-05-15
    Lovely lady who has given me the boost I needed
    5/5
    Debbi
    2023-04-24

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Wayne Ridley
    Wayne is a photographer for three years now, after illness, he was forced medical retirement from his regular job. He took up photography as a way to keep active and keep his mind working on new things. It was what he needed at that time.

    He's made some fantastic friends along the way, It's been a massive positive in his life and he's lucky enough to forge a freelance business from it despite being disabled.

    He covers all genres of photography but has a keen interest in Astrophotography & Nature photography.
    Sofia Soares Wheatley
    As a 4th generation photographer, Sofia started early, working in her Mother's photo studio and wedding business in Portugal. After leaving university, she pursued a variety of professional roles: Studio, Weddings, Children, Advertising and Photo Journalism. But all of this changed when she took up a life changing job as a photographer for a major Cruise Line, where her work took her around the world multiple times.

    This role took her to live in the USA for a while , but family , friends, a husband and a new daughter brought her to the North East of England, the place she now calls home.

    Currently juggling being a full time mum and a freelance photographer, Sofia is keen to share her knowledge and passion for photography with everyone.

    Sofia Soares Wheatley is available for private bookings

    Private sessions are a one to one session where I can offer my knowledge about Portrait Photography, Wedding Photography, Nature, Events, Photojournalism you name it.
    Take advantage of my Professional knowledge in the different aspects of Photography and book your session.
    Sessions can be set up on a convenient time and place.

    PHOTOS
    Northumberland Photography Group
    2024-02-28
    Title or Location: Tanfield Railway
    This shot was taken during a visit to the Tanfield Railway - the gentleman in the image was setting up a new bookshop in one of the station buildings.The original furniture and fittings, the coal fire roaring, and the soft daylight coming through the window created a timeless scene while the gent reviewed books for sale
    Credit: Ian Fordham
    Instagram: @fordhamian

    Northumberland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Polonium Cocktails (in Haltwhistle)
    Model: Emily Robinson.Photographed with unconventional lighting. A fixed RGB panel light behind the subject provides red rim lighting and separation from the background. The fore-lighting is from an ultra violet lamp to light the subject but also 'excite' the molecules in the liquid in the cocktail glass which are UV reactive, which is why the liquid flouresces. The smoke comes from a new to market mini smoke machine designed for photography called the Lensgo S.Camera Settings: 1/2 secon
    Credit: Michael Robinson
    Instagram: northumbrianlights
    Northumberland Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: Near Cresswell, Northumberland
    I often spend time watching the beautiful barn owls hunt over farmland, its such a priviledge to see them in the wild. I always maintain a safe and respectful distance. Nikon d500, Sigma 150-600mm, 1/1000, f8, iso800.
    Credit: Rob Hatcliffe

    Northumberland Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: New Horizons (Haltwhistle Train Station)
    I always take a new profile photo for my sister when she visits. Stood at Haltwhistle Train Station. She was visiting with news of a new and exciting job, hence "New Horizons". For a brother and sister who don't see each other nearly enough, a chance to still go out and play. Using selective masks in Lightroom for a black and white effect with red highlights. Shot at 85mm, F3.5, 1/200sec, ISO100 in natural light. Model: Melanie Bowden.
    Credit: Michael Robinson
    Instagram: northumbrianlights

    Northumberland Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Seaton Deleval Hall
    This horse was further out in the field initially. It spotted me snapping and wandered over, Curiosity or just a professional poser? It decided to hang around the whole time I was there.
    Credit: Dan Garrett
    Northumberland Photography Group
    2024-02-15
    Title or Location: Frosty 50
    An old photo. Not long picked up a 50mm converter lens for my camera & had been slowly trying it out here & there. One particularly cold & frosty morning whilst WFH I stopped for a break and went out into our back garden & thought it would be nice to try take some pictures of the lingering thick frost on plants & shrubs. Attached lens, switched to a B&W film sim and just looked for interesting angles.?Nearly forgot I was just having a 5 min break!
    Credit: James T
    Instagram: james_t

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones
    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

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