CHELMSFORD
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 09 June
Parkway, Chelmsford - 11am - 2 Hours
Terence Castle
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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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 30 June
Parkway, Chelmsford - 10am - 3 Hours
Terence Castle
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
£61      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 21 July
Parkway, Chelmsford - 11am - 2 Hours
Terence Castle
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      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 04 August
Parkway, Chelmsford - 10am - 3 Hours
Terence Castle
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 25 May
Market PI - 9am - 3 Hours
Braintree Photography Group
Anji Old
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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£61      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 25 May
Brick Lane - 10am - 2 Hours
Stratford Photography Group
Samira Hatamizadeh
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      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Sunday 02 June
Cheshunt - 4pm - 2 Hours
Enfield Photography Group
Antonia Penia
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
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£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 June
Clinton Rd - 9am - 3 Hours
Stratford Photography Group
Samira Hatamizadeh
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       5 places left
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 15 June
Church Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Braintree Photography Group
Peter Windle
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.

In this session, we will also photograph specific land marks around the venue. Join us!
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 16 June
Cheshunt - 10am - 3 Hours
Enfield Photography Group
Antonia Penia
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills by diving into the essential elements of manual camera settings. Discover how to master shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how these critical components influence your photos' exposure. This hands-on experience, aided by a professional photographer, is tailored to elevate your photography from automatic to artful. Immerse yourself in a learning journey that transforms the way you capture moments. Join us for an enlightening session designed to unravel the complexities of your camera, paving the way for stunning visual storytelling.
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£61       5 places left

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 22 June
Columbia Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Stratford Photography Group
Samira Hatamizadeh
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture. We will cover topics such as finding inspiration in everyday objects, experimenting with different angles and perspectives.
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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 29 June
Colchester Town - 10am - 2 Hours
Colchester Photography Group
Christopher Thorne
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.
book now
£26      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Sunday 30 June
Cheshunt - 3pm - 2 Hours
Enfield Photography Group
Antonia Penia
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      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Crossrail Place - 10am - 2 Hours
Stratford Photography Group
Samira Hatamizadeh
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      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 13 July
St John's St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Colchester Photography Group
Christopher Thorne
Step into the world of photography with a leisurely stroll that promises an exploration through multiple facets of the art, including street, landscape, architecture, seascape, and abstract photography. This experience offers both aspiring and seasoned photographers a unique opportunity to capture the world through their lenses in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Join us for a day filled with creative expression and the chance to enhance your photographic skills across a diverse range of subjects. Whether you're looking to refine your technique or simply share a passion for photography, this walk is the perfect setting to inspire your next masterpiece.
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£26      
50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Saturday 03 August
Ryegate Rd. - 10am - 2 Hours
Colchester Photography Group
Christopher Thorne
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer’s gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography. In this meetup, we’ll review the basic camera settings. We’ll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
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£26      

ABOUT CHELMSFORD
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 Chelmsford .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Despite only me signing up Barnaby did a great job making best use of the venue a himself as a model, it was a good two hours finding subjects and practicing on varying light
    5/5
    Stephen
    2023-07-17
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Terence Castle
    I have been a photographer for around 9 year's and my main area of focus in my work is portraiture. for fun I do photo's of extreme sports like Skateboarding and rollerblading.

    Terence Castle is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    Chelmsford Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Pevensey Bay
    On a beautiful spring day during our short break in Pevensey Bay we came across 2 ladies catching up on their gossip on bench, on a near deserted beach. Taken with a Nikon Z6 @ 24mm
    Credit: Bryan Keller
    Instagram: Instagram.com/bryobry

    Chelmsford Photography Group
    2024-04-04
    Title or Location: London, Piccadilly.
    I love London, reflections and low light/night photograpy. Fortunately all those came together in this shot :-)Fujifilm X100F F2 ISO 2000 1/150th
    Credit: Ian Horne
    Facebook: ihorne1967
    Instagram: ianh.1967
    Chelmsford Photography Group
    2024-03-22
    Title or Location: Camogli beach
    This was taken on my last visit to camogli Italy to say with friends I'm heading back later this hope to take some more photos
    Credit: Wayne Fowler
    Facebook: Mr F

    Chelmsford Photography Group
    2024-03-16
    Title or Location: The flood plains behind the Fox and Raven Chelmer village Chelmsford
    This is one of my favorite places to come to catch the sunrise. On this particular day I came here to practice long exposure photography and to be fair it's not going very well but I will keep at it, but I was greeted by a beautiful sunrise that always brings a smile.Panasonic Lumix FX-82No filter or editing
    Credit: Kristian Stewart Hamblion-Smith

    Chelmsford Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Whitley Bay
    Had a work trip up north all round Newcastle-upon-Tyne Sunderland and Durham. I had a trip to whitley Bay at 6.30am to see the sunrise.
    Credit: Wayne Fowler
    Facebook: Mr F
    Chelmsford Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Tetbury Cotswold
    I took my wife on a surprise weekend away to Tetbury in the Cotswolds and I got up early on Saturday morning to have a wonder around the little village of Tetbury and was lucky enough to catch a most beautiful sunrise.Taken on 24/2/2024 using my Panasonic Lumix FZ-82 in a setting called Artist mode
    Credit: Kristian Stewart Hamblion-Smith
    Facebook: Kristian Stewart Hamblion-Sm
    Instagram: Kristian.Smith.7509

    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
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric

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