NORTHUMBERLAND
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Upcoming Events

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!
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Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Morpeth - 10am - 2 Hours
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Discover the secrets of transforming the natural world into captivating works of art through your camera lens. This session is dedicated to guiding you on the art of using camera settings to creatively capture nature's beauty. Delve into the techniques of composition, focus, and color to bring your photography to new heights.

Imagine the vibrant fields of flowers, a delicately perched butterfly, or the singular beauty of a dewdrop on a rose petal. These scenes, often adorning the walls of professional spaces, capture the essence of nature's splendor. It's about seeing the world through a new lens and learning how to encapsulate that vision into a breathtaking photo.

Throughout our time together, we'll explore how to utilize angles, lighting, and shadows to accentuate your subject, turning simple moments in nature into extraordinary pieces of art. Whether you're aiming to enrich your personal collection or elevate your professional portfolio, mastering these techniques will open up a new realm of photographic possibilities. Join us to unlock your creative potential and see the natural world like never before.
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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

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      
Beginner Photography Class

Beginner Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Newcastle City Centre - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Discover the art of photography with instructor Jenny. Through this class, you learn the fundamentals of photography, understand how to use exposure triangle and explore creative composition techniques.

The day begins with theoretical lessons, accompanied by lunch and a refreshing beverage at Costa Coffee on Gallowgate. As we uncover various insights over refreshments, make sure you bring a few extra coins for your enjoyment.

We then apply our newfound knowledge in real-life settings. If the sun graces us, we will unwind amid the natural beauty of Leazes Park. If not, we will bask in the architectural splendour of the Granger Market and Central Arcade for indoor ambience.

If you plan to use the metro for your commute, familiarise yourself with any line closures and account for extra travel time during match days. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your photography skills and capture memorable shots.
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£61      
Seascape Photography

Seascape Photography

Saturday 08 June
Marsden, South Shields - 2pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
In this meetup, we will be exploring one of the most incredible rock formations on the North East coast. The unusual rock formation in this venue looks great from a variety of angles. No matter what time of day it is, or if the tide is in or out, you can always get incredible photos in this unique location.

Join Jenny and explore this beautiful natural landmark using a variety of compositions, and even experimenting with long exposure if the tide is high. This session is brilliant for the complete beginner photographer to the more intermediate photographer. Although not essential, it is recommended to bring your tripod to this session.
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£26      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 15 June
Castletown - 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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£26      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 15 June
Ouseburn Rd, Newcastle - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Durham Photography Group
Georgios Ntazos
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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£26      
Lighthouse Photography Session

Lighthouse Photography Session

Saturday 22 June
Whitley Bay - 2pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
A beautiful lighthouse is a great focal point, perfect for learning about some of the fundamental skills for landscape photography.

Join Jenny for this session and learn various compositional techniques, the best settings to use, and how to use various bits of equipment to get the desired effects.

This session is great for the complete beginner photographer, but also more intermediate photographers looking to brush up on their technique. It is also recommended to bring a tripod to this session as well as any filters you may have.
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£26      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 29 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.
book now
£26      
Beginner Photography Class

Beginner Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
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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£67       4 places left
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
S Shore Rd, Gateshead - 10am - 2 Hours
Durham Photography Group
Georgios Ntazos
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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£24      

Landscapes & Seascapes

Landscapes & Seascapes

Saturday 13 July
Marine Walk - 10am - 2 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
book now
£26      
Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography

Monday 22 July
Herrington, Houghton le Spring - 3pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
The park for this event is a great location to start exploring the genre of wildlife photography with its many water birds from the majestic swans to your plucky ducklings. The water is often full of activity as we head towards the end of the breeding season with many females raising their second clutch of the year.
Join Jenny to learn the basics of wildlife photography in this beautiful setting. By the end of the session you'll master some simple techniques that will get you great results, including composition techniques, and using manual settings.
Although you only need minimum equipment for this session, I highly recommend bringing a telephoto lens that goes to 200mm. If you are working with a heavy lens, I also recommend bringing a tripod with a ball joint pivot.
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£26      
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 27 July
Herrington - 10am - 2 Hours
Sunderland Photography Group
Michael Veitch
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Still Life Painting (Breakfast Piece)

Still Life Painting (Breakfast Piece)

Saturday 01 June
Burdon Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Watercolour Group
Stanley Ezeh
Our quest to touch every aspect of still life painting brings us to this next Workshop where we will be painting breakfast, fruits and edible compositions. It will be a wholesome experience as the participants would be guided very step to render and understand every process of painting a beautiful still life painting.
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£26      
Self Expression and Abstract

Self Expression and Abstract

Saturday 27 July
Burdon Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Watercolour Group
Stanley Ezeh
Pushing the boundaries of your creative abilities to harness the inner creative juice to bring your thoughts and imagination to life. Start your journey on abstract painting.
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£26      
Still Life Painting (Flowers)

Still Life Painting (Flowers)

Saturday 10 August
Burdon Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Watercolour Group
Stanley Ezeh
In this session, we will be provided step by step techniques on how to start painting various floral compositions.
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£26      

Life Painting (Waterscape)

Life Painting (Waterscape)

Saturday 14 September
Barnes Park Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Watercolour Group
Stanley Ezeh
Have fun painting nature and a nice lake. This will give you the opportunity of being guided to paint directly from the water flows and how to best interpret them on your paper or canvas.
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£26      
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
    Very enjoyable morning
    5/5
    David
    2024-05-07
    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
    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
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Elemore Hall
    Caught of guard so this not my best picture however I have wanted to photograph an owl since I started photography and today was the day! A barn owl seen flying towards its nest after capturing what looks to be a rat.
    Credit: Nathan Hirst

    Northumberland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Near Ashness Bridge, Cumbria, UK
    Turning away from the ever popular Ashbess Bridge viewpoint, spectacular views of Derwentwater and Borrowdale can be found. On this day, we came upon this nicely backlit tree. With a little work in Lightroom I was ableto enhance. Hope you like it.
    Credit: Stewart Pronce
    Northumberland Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Berwick upon Tweed
    I love to take the photos of the sunrise &127748This one was taken next to the Berwick pier on 11.05.2024. Sunrise that day was at 5:03. I took this photo using my brand new camera lens (present from my husband&128578)
    Credit: Anna Kopec

    Northumberland Photography Group
    2024-05-14
    Title or Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
    Just on my way to work, rounding the castle where there's a glimpse of the Tyne Bridge. The sky was on fire that morning as the sun was late rising, through low cloud & looked amazing as it silhouetted the bridge.
    Credit: James T
    Instagram: james_t

    Northumberland Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Howick, Northumberland
    Sunrise at sugarsands beach in Howick, Northumberland. Had to time the tide just right. The photo was taken in 2018 and unfortunately the wire is no longer on the fence. Such a beautiful place.
    Credit: Daniel Forbes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/infinitephotography8
    Instagram: Forbesy10utd
    Northumberland Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: Sugarsands fence, howick, Northumberland
    Taken in Howick, Northumberland. Had to time the tide right for the fence. It was taken back in 2018, unfortunately now the wire part of the fence is no longer there. Such a beautiful location.
    Credit: Daniel Forbes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/infinitephotography8
    Instagram: Forbesy10utd

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    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

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