DUDLEY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 10 March
Dudley - 3pm - 2 Hours
Md Abrar Ul Kabir
Discover the art of portrait photography in our hands-on workshop designed for aspiring photographers looking to enhance their skills or build a captivating portfolio. Dive into the essentials of capturing stunning portraits, from mastering camera settings and selecting the perfect locations to understanding the interplay of light and poses that bring out the best in your subject.

Gain valuable insights into creating a comfortable atmosphere for your models, encouraging natural expressions and genuine emotions that elevate your photographs. Whether you aim to perfect your selfie technique or develop a professional body of work, our workshop offers the guidance and inspiration needed to expand your creativity and technical prowess in portrait photography.
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£24      

Nearby Photography Groups

Aperture & Bokeh Photography

Aperture & Bokeh Photography

Saturday 02 March
Cannon Hill Park - 11am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
In photography, bokeh (which means "blur" or "haze") Japanese is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image.

Best Aperture for Bokeh:

To achieve bokeh in an image, you need to use a fast lens 2014the faster the better. You'll want to use a lens with at least an f/2.8 aperture, with faster apertures of f/2, f/1.8, or f/1.4 being ideal.
Many photographers use fast prime lenses when shooting photographs that they want visible bokeh in.

To create visible bokeh in your photographs, increase the distance between your subject and the background. You can do this by decreasing the distance between the camera and the subject. The more shallow the depth-of-field, or further the background is, the more out-of-focus it will be.

The most photographed subjects showing excellent examples of bokeh are portraits.
Close-up portraits show bokeh very well. Also, close-up or macro images of flowers and other objects in nature are also popular subjects to photograph that show off bokeh well.

Join us to learn how to achieve this.

Entrance Fee to Gardens no included. Please bring extra money. Price estimate a36.00
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£24      
Visual Storytelling Meetup

Visual Storytelling Meetup

Sunday 03 March
Sycamore Rd, Birmingham - 2pm - 2 Hours
West Bromwich Photography Group
Sahar Yousefi
Come join us on a magical journey through the picturesque village of Bournville. We will meet in the late afternoon and stay until dusk to capture it all. This historic town is the perfect setting to explore visual storytelling. We will cover story elements such as themes, concepts, narratives, and characters-- all done via the images we capture through a series of curated challenges. You'll leave with a project you can be proud of.
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£21      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
Digbeth - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
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      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 16 March
Dinmore Hill - 11am - 2 Hours
Herefordshire Photography Group
Steven Gregory
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.

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      
Art & Graffiti Photography Meetup

Art & Graffiti Photography Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Digbeth - 2pm - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
Embark on a visual journey through the vibrant streets of urban expression at our Art & Graffiti Photography Meetup. Join fellow enthusiasts as we explore the dynamic intersection of art and the cityscape, capturing the raw energy and creativity of graffiti in its natural environment. Bring your cameras, share insights, and connect with like-minded individuals passionate about documenting the transient and captivating world of street art.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 17 March
Sycamore Rd, Birmingham - 2pm - 3 Hours
West Bromwich Photography Group
Sahar Yousefi
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      

Urban & Historical  Architecture Photography

Urban & Historical Architecture Photography

Saturday 23 March
Jewellery Quarter. - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of urban and historical architecture at our Photography Meetup.

This event invites shutterbugs of all levels to capture the essence of cityscapes and heritage structures, combining the sleek lines of modern buildings with the intricate details of historical landmarks.

Join us for a day of exploration, creativity, and shared inspiration!
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£24      
First Days of Spring & Photography 2024

First Days of Spring & Photography 2024

Saturday 30 March
Castle Bromwich - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
On the first day of spring in 2024, the March equinox will occur. This marks the beginning of the spring season in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumn season in the Southern Hemisphere, according to astronomical calculations. The gardens are diverse and winding, so be sure to bring a variety of lenses to capture their beauty. It's worth noting that the civil calendar date of the equinox changes every year.

The gardens are spacious and long, offering countless opportunities for photography, so bring a variety of lenses.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 30 March
Dinmore Hill - 11am - 3 Hours
Herefordshire Photography Group
Steven Gregory
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      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 31 March
Sycamore Rd, Birmingham - 2pm - 2 Hours
West Bromwich Photography Group
Sahar Yousefi
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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£21      
Outside Portraits (Bring a Friend to Photograph)

Outside Portraits (Bring a Friend to Photograph)

Saturday 06 April
Birmingham City Center - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Photography Group
Martin Tierney
Join us for an outdoor portrait session where I bring a male model and you can bring a friend to capture stunning images as well.

This collaborative event promises a dynamic exchange of creative energy and the opportunity to produce captivating portraits in natural light settings.

Don't miss out on this chance to elevate your photography skills and network with fellow enthusiasts
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£61      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Dinmore Hill - 11am - 2 Hours
Herefordshire Photography Group
Steven Gregory
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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£24      

Other Nearby Groups

Exploring Watercolour Techniques for Beginners

Exploring Watercolour Techniques for Beginners

Saturday 02 March
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Embark on a vibrant journey into the world of watercolor with our "Exploring Watercolour Techniques for Beginners" class! Get ready to dip your brushes into a palette of possibilities and let your creativity flow.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is tailored for beginners eager to unlock the secrets of watercolor magic. Dive into the basics of color blending, washes, and texture techniques that will breathe life into your creations. From dreamy landscapes to abstract wonders, discover the endless possibilities that watercolor offers.

Join us for a joyful exploration of watercolor wonders, where every stroke tells a story. Let's paint a world of imagination together!
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£24      
Introduction to Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting

Sunday 03 March
Moseley, Birmingham - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Art Group
Sadiyah Begum
Get ready to dip your brushes into a world of boundless creativity and vibrant hues with our exciting "Introduction to Oil Painting" class! Ignite your artistic spirit as our expert instructors guide you through a colorful journey, teaching you the secrets of expressive brushstrokes and the mesmerizing art of blending pigments. Dive into a realm where blank canvases transform into captivating masterpieces, and your imagination knows no bounds! Perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike, this class is your ticket to unlocking the artist within. Join us and let the strokes of your brush create wonders. Register now and paint your way to endless inspiration!
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£24      
Beginners Crochet Class

Beginners Crochet Class

Saturday 16 March
City Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Crochet Club
Alicia Taplin-Mudford
Embark on a crochet adventure with our Beginners Crochet Class! Whether you're a complete newbie, dusting off your crochet skills after years, or just craving some extra guidance on the fundamental stitches, this class is tailor-made for you.

Dive into the world of crochet, starting with the basics like holding the yarn and progressing to creating the stitches that weave the magic of a traditional granny square. Join us for a fun-filled session where you'll discover the joy of crafting from the very beginning!
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£42      

Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Sunday 17 March
Moseley, Birmingham - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Art Group
Sadiyah Begum
Dive into the vibrant world of abstract art with our Exploring Abstract Art class!

Unleash your creativity as we use various media to reinterpret everyday objects and discover fresh subjects. Explore expressive and abstract representations that breathe life into your artistic vision. Get ready to embark on a journey of 'mark making' techniques, creating dynamic starting points that will evolve into unique masterpieces. Join us in this exciting exploration of abstract expression - where every stroke tells a story!
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£24      
The Art of Floral Watercolour

The Art of Floral Watercolour

Saturday 30 March
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Embark on a blooming adventure with our "Art of Floral Watercolour" class! Let the vibrant colors of petals and leaves inspire your creativity as we dive into the enchanting world of floral watercolor painting.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is a botanical haven for both budding artists and seasoned creators. Explore the delicate dance of brush and color, as we capture the beauty of flowers in every stroke. From lively wildflowers to elegant roses, learn techniques to bring these botanical wonders to life on your canvas.

No prior experience necessary - bring your passion for art and an eagerness to explore the lush world of florals. Join us for a delightful afternoon filled with the sweet scent of creativity and the joy of painting nature's most exquisite masterpieces!
book now
£24      
Portrait Drawing Basics

Portrait Drawing Basics

Sunday 31 March
Moseley, Birmingham - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Art Group
Sadiyah Begum
Get ready to unleash your artistic talents in our Portrait Drawing Basics class!

Join us for an exciting session where we'll delve into essential drawing techniques for portraiture. These skills will not only sharpen your foundation but also prove invaluable for tackling more intricate and challenging portrait projects in the future. Let's bring those portraits to life with a splash of creativity and a dash of skill - it's time to make your artistry shine!
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£24      

Crochet Stitches

Crochet Stitches

Saturday 06 April
City Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Crochet Club
Alicia Taplin-Mudford
Discover the art of crochet and elevate your skills! If you've dipped your toes into the world of crochet and want to expand your stitch collection, this class is perfect for you. Join us for a delightful session where you'll master the art of puff, shell, and V stitches, adding a touch of texture to your creations. Dive into the joy of following simple patterns and create your own mini mandala masterpiece. Let your creativity flourish in our Crochet Stitches class!
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£42      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 13 April
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Unlock the magical world of watercolor painting with our Beginner's Watercolor Class! Dive into the colorful adventure led by a seasoned instructor who specializes in making art accessible for beginners.

Embark on a journey to master fundamental watercolor techniques, explore the wonders of color theory, and discover the art of paint mixing. Turn your newfound knowledge into a mesmerizing piece of art that reflects your creative spirit. Join our small class for big possibilities and let the watercolor magic flow!
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£24      
Amigurumi 101

Amigurumi 101

Saturday 20 April
City Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Crochet Club
Alicia Taplin-Mudford
Discover the ancient Japanese art of Amigurumi and learn how to create your own small, charming crocheted creatures. Absorb the fascinating techniques involved in following a pattern for crafting 3D objects from yarn. This hands-on session provides step-by-step instruction on mastering the unique stitches required for this intriguing art form. Dive into the world of mini crochet where fun and creativity seize every string. Step up your crocheting game and dare to be different. Explore the magic of Amigurumi with us.
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£42      

Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners

Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners

Saturday 27 April
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolors with our "Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners" class! Unleash your creativity, learn basic techniques, and create stunning landscapes with ease. No experience needed - just bring your enthusiasm and a splash of imagination! Join us for a paint-filled adventure, where every brushstroke is a step closer to your masterpiece. Reserve your spot and let the colorful journey begin!
book now
£24      
Beginners Crochet Class

Beginners Crochet Class

Saturday 11 May
City Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Birmingham Crochet Club
Alicia Taplin-Mudford
Embark on a crochet adventure with our Beginners Crochet Class! Whether you're a complete newbie, dusting off your crochet skills after years, or just craving some extra guidance on the fundamental stitches, this class is tailor-made for you.

Dive into the world of crochet, starting with the basics like holding the yarn and progressing to creating the stitches that weave the magic of a traditional granny square. Join us for a fun-filled session where you'll discover the joy of crafting from the very beginning!
book now
£46      
The Art of Floral Watercolour

The Art of Floral Watercolour

Saturday 11 May
Perry Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Birmingham Watercolour Group
Sayma Shahid
Embark on a blooming adventure with our "Art of Floral Watercolour" class! Let the vibrant colors of petals and leaves inspire your creativity as we dive into the enchanting world of floral watercolor painting.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is a botanical haven for both budding artists and seasoned creators. Explore the delicate dance of brush and color, as we capture the beauty of flowers in every stroke. From lively wildflowers to elegant roses, learn techniques to bring these botanical wonders to life on your canvas.

No prior experience necessary - bring your passion for art and an eagerness to explore the lush world of florals. Join us for a delightful afternoon filled with the sweet scent of creativity and the joy of painting nature's most exquisite masterpieces!
book now
£24      

ABOUT DUDLEY
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 Dudley .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Amy Hinton
    I have been pursuing photography for the past two years as a hobby and have recently started a full-time course at college to further hone my skills.

    In addition to my passion for photography, I am an affable and sociable individual. I possess excellent communication skills and have a strong ability to empathize with others. With four younger siblings of my own, I have gained valuable experience teaching and guiding children, which has further fueled my interest in working with them professionally.
    Md Abrar Ul Kabir
    Abrar isn't just a marketing whiz, he's a visual storyteller with a camera in his hand and a passion for capturing the world around him. He thrives at the intersection of data and creativity, crafting campaigns that resonate with audiences while armed with insights and analysis. Whether leading brand strategies or managing teams, his experience is as diverse as his skills, from FMCG giants to educational initiatives.
    But beyond the professional life, Abrar finds his true expression through photography. He specialises in capturing the essence of weddings, travel diaries and delicate cuisines. So, if you're looking for a marketeer who thinks outside the box, sees the world through a unique lens, and brings dedication to every endeavour, look no further. He's not just a marketeer, he's an artist with a message, ready to tell your brand story in a way that resonates.

    Md Abrar Ul Kabir is available for private bookings

    Do let me know what type of event and what the requirements are. I am okay to cover any private events.

    PHOTOS
    Dudley Photography Group
    2024-01-14
    Title or Location: Uffmoor Wood
    This picture was planned on the whole year. We was waiting for enough of the Sun so the blossom is strong enough. Like you see the colours are very strong only the image is called ?Paddington in W. Midlands ?
    Credit: Igor Krstovic
    Instagram: @photomaster01

    Dudley Photography Group
    2023-10-02
    Title or Location: Roundabout
    I was heading back home after an hour of street photography on Bearwood High Street. There is a roundabout position on Lightwoods Hill. I noticed the bee searching through the flowers
    Credit: Patric Owen-Meehan
    Facebook: Patric Owen-Meehan
    Instagram: patrickowenmeehanphotography
    Dudley Photography Group
    2023-08-20
    Title or Location: Photograph was taken in Northern Ireland on the Antrim coast Road
    The Antrim coast road has always been a favourite place for me to do long exposure photography, there are literally loads of places and scenery which can be used, each one with unique and interesting features that seem to change each time you visit it.This particular photo was taken at about 11am on an overcast but bright morning, the sea wasn't as choppy as I would have liked but that's the luck of the draw with nature photography. I was using a canon R6 and a 24-105 L series lens set at
    Credit: Wladyslaw Hoszko
    Instagram: wjhoszko__photography

    Dudley Photography Group
    2023-07-14
    Title or Location: Warrens hall
    A look back into a bygone goone era when the canals and coal where our dominant feature
    Credit: Andy Clee
    Instagram: Andygclee

    Dudley Photography Group
    2023-03-26
    Title or Location: Dudley zoo
    Taken using canon EOS R6, canon EF100-300 L series, @200mm F4.5, shutter speed 400 full manual mode, post processing using Adobe Lightroom, contrast adjustment, colour saturation and a small amount of clarity and texture, photoshop was used to insert photography signature
    Credit: Vadic Hoszko
    Instagram: wjhoszko__photography
    Dudley Photography Group
    2022-12-23
    Title or Location: Himley Park, Dudley
    I was on a day off from work and we were still in a deep freeze. I knew the lake would be frozen over and that sunrise was at a reasonable hour. It had to be done, so making my way to the park an hour before sunrise to figure the best location for the frozen lake gave me plenty of time when I got there to see the shot I wanted. Using a fishing perch with some ice on top of one of the legs it gave me a good reference points for the centre of shot, all I had to do was wait for the sun to rise.
    Credit: Rik Freeman
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/RikFreeemanPhotography
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/rikfreemanphotographer/

    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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