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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 June
Marsh - 10am - 3 Hours
Giuseppe La Sala
Discover the full potential of your camera by mastering manual settings and taking control of your photography. Immerse yourself in an engaging workshop designed to demystify shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how each element influences exposure. Elevate your skills with hands-on practice under the mentorship of a seasoned professional photographer. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your techniques, this is your opportunity to step beyond automatic mode and embrace the art of crafting exceptional images. Join us for a transformative photography experience.
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£61       5 places left
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 22 June
Marsh - 10am - 2 Hours
Giuseppe La Sala
Unlock your potential in the captivating world of black and white photography with our advanced workshop designed for enthusiasts of all levels. Begin your journey with an insightful introduction to the fundamental theories that set the foundation for successful monochrome imagery.

As we venture into the field, participants will gain hands-on experience, exploring the nuances and techniques that distinguish an ordinary photograph from a striking piece of art through the lens of monochrome. Throughout the workshop, expert guidance is readily available, ensuring your questions are answered, and your skills are sharpened in real-time.

Whether you're already familiar with the basics of photography or just passionate about embracing the timeless allure of black and white imagery, this workshop welcomes you to a world where light, shadow, texture, and contrast play in endless harmony. Join us and discover the perspectives that will elevate your photographic vision.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Marsh - 10am - 3 Hours
Giuseppe La Sala
Discover the full potential of your camera by mastering manual settings and taking control of your photography. Immerse yourself in an engaging workshop designed to demystify shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how each element influences exposure. Elevate your skills with hands-on practice under the mentorship of a seasoned professional photographer. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your techniques, this is your opportunity to step beyond automatic mode and embrace the art of crafting exceptional images. Join us for a transformative photography experience.
book now
£67      

Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Marsh - 10am - 2 Hours
Giuseppe La Sala
Dive into the bustling world of street life, where every corner is awash with vibrant scenes begging to be captured. Our workshop invites photographers of all levels to explore the heart of urban storytelling, amidst cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, and striking art installations.

Master the art of observation, a foundational skill in street photography, through practical methods designed to enhance your ability to discern and document the intricacies of everyday moments. Discover the joy of connecting with subjects, learning to approach and engage with people in a way that sees them become a willing participant in your photographic journey.

Our session will also cover technical aspects crucial to the spontaneity of street photography, such as camera settings, focusing techniques, and selecting the right lens to capture those fleeting, chance encounters. Whether you're looking to refine your skills or see the world through a new lens, join us for a day where the streets become your canvas.
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£26      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 03 August
St Michael's Street - 7pm - 2 Hours
Giuseppe La Sala
Master the Art of Sunset Photography

Unlock the secrets of your camera settings and learn to capture the breathtaking beauty of a sunset with precision and artistry. Join our workshop where the setting sun isn't just a daily occurrence but an inspiring canvas that signifies both the end of a day and the promise of a well-deserved respite. Delve into a serene photography experience that teaches you to translate the profound symbolism of a sunset into stunning visual narratives. Don't miss this chance to immortalize the golden hues and tranquil moments through your lens.
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£26      
Introduction to Street Photography Class

Introduction to Street Photography Class

Saturday 17 August
St Peter's Street - 9am - 2 Hours
Giuseppe La Sala
Embark on a comprehensive three-hour journey into the world of street photography, designed to inspire both novice and seasoned enthusiasts alike. The session starts with an intimate and engaging indoor lesson where you will dive into the theoretical aspects of the craft. Explore and compare techniques used by iconic photographers to find the one that resonates with your distinct style and creative aspirations. A detailed location for this insightful introduction will be shared with you upon confirmation of your participation, ensuring a tailor-made experience.

As we transition from theory to practice, the final part of the workshop will take you outdoors. Here, you'll have the opportunity to bring words and concepts to life, experiencing the raw energy and unique moments that only street photography can capture.

Regardless of your current level of expertise, this class welcomes anyone with a genuine interest and passion for capturing life in its most candid form. Join us for a session that promises a blend of learning, practice, and the joy of photography.
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£26      

Understanding your Histogram and Lightmeter

Understanding your Histogram and Lightmeter

Saturday 07 September
Marsh - 9am - 2 Hours
Giuseppe La Sala
Having troubles with getting the correct exposure? Curious what the histogram is and how to read it? In this meetup I will discuss how your camera's light meter works, how metering affects your meter, as well as what your histogram is and how to read and understand the information it is giving you.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 21 September
Marsh - 9am - 3 Hours
Giuseppe La Sala
Discover the full potential of your camera by mastering manual settings and taking control of your photography. Immerse yourself in an engaging workshop designed to demystify shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how each element influences exposure. Elevate your skills with hands-on practice under the mentorship of a seasoned professional photographer. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your techniques, this is your opportunity to step beyond automatic mode and embrace the art of crafting exceptional images. Join us for a transformative photography experience.
book now
£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 02 June
Ferry Meadows - 10am - 3 Hours
Peterborough Photography Group
Mark Parker
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
Photojournalism for Beginners

Photojournalism for Beginners

Saturday 08 June
London Rd, Luton - 10am - 3 Hours
Luton Photography Group
King Solomon Ekhaiyeme
Embark on an exciting journey into the world of storytelling through the lens! Whether you're an aspiring photographer or someone who simply loves to document life's incredible moments, our Photojournalism for Beginners Class is the perfect opportunity to explore the art of visual storytelling.

Learn from seasoned photojournalist who has a wealth of experience in capturing powerful narratives through their lenses. He'll share valuable insights, techniques, and tips to help you kickstart your journey in photojournalism.
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£67      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 15 June
Charlton Way - 2pm - 3 Hours
Greenwich Photography Group
Kaio Venturin
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

Sunday 16 June
Mayor's Walk - 10am - 2 Hours
Peterborough Photography Group
Mark Parker
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      
Street Life Photography

Street Life Photography

Saturday 22 June
New Town - 10am - 2 Hours
Luton Photography Group
King Solomon Ekhaiyeme
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Tennyson Road - 10am - 3 Hours
Luton Photography Group
King Solomon Ekhaiyeme
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      

Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Sunday 07 July
Ferry Meadows - 10am - 2 Hours
Peterborough Photography Group
Mark Parker
Discover the art of composition in photography with our upcoming workshop. Composition, a crucial element in mastering the craft, is all about the thoughtful arrangement of visual elements within an image frame. It's a fundamental concept that spans historical art movements and remains vital in the digital age.

In this workshop, we'll unravel the mysteries of composition - from its formal rules influenced by historical art movements to personal opinions that shape our understanding of what makes a photograph truly stand out. Learn how composition guides the viewer's eye through an image, emphasizes the subject, and narrates the story you wish to convey as a photographer.

Join us for an insightful exploration into the world of photography composition, where we'll utilize our frame and the tools at our disposal to create compelling, strong images. This is an opportunity to enhance your photographic skills and see the world through a more artistic lens.
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£26      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 13 July
Charlton Way - 2pm - 2 Hours
Greenwich Photography Group
Kaio Venturin
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating stunning images with a shallow depth of field.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance.

We will cover topics such as using a shallow depth of field to create a mood, blurring out distracting backgrounds, and how to use a shallow depth of field to give a bokeh effect behind our subjects to make them pop.
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£26      
Event Photography

Event Photography

Saturday 20 July
Manor Road, Luton - 10am - 2 Hours
Luton Photography Group
King Solomon Ekhaiyeme
Join us for a vibrant day of creativity and camaraderie at our Event Photography Meetup! Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow enthusiasts, share tips and tricks, and capture stunning moments together. Bring your camera and your passion for photography, and let's explore the art of storytelling through our lenses. From candid shots to carefully composed scenes, there's inspiration waiting around every corner. Don't miss out on this chance to elevate your skills and expand your network in a welcoming and supportive environment. See you there!
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£26      

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 21 July
Mayor's Walk - 10am - 2 Hours
Peterborough Photography Group
Mark Parker
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      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 04 August
Mayor's Walk - 10am - 2 Hours
Peterborough Photography Group
Mark Parker
Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of life captured through the lens of street photography. From bustling street vendors and musicians filling the air with melody to the stoic beauty of historic buildings and the ephemeral art installations dotted around — this event is a comprehensive expedition into the heart of urban storytelling.

At the core of street photography lies the power of observation, a skill that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. We offer simple, yet effective methods to hone this ability, enabling you to 'see' the world in a detail that breathes life into your photographs. The event becomes even more rewarding as you learn to engage with subjects, capturing their essence through a lens as they willingly share their stories in a single frame.

Not only will you enhance your observational skills, but we also delve into the technical aspects of street photography. Covering topics such as optimal camera settings, focusing techniques, and selecting the ideal lens, our aim is to equip you with the knowledge to seize those fleeting moments that street photography is celebrated for. Join us, and let's embark on a journey where every click of the camera narrates a unique story from the streets.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 18 August
Ferry Meadows - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Peterborough Photography Group
Mark Parker
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      

ABOUT HERTFORDSHIRE
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 Hertfordshire .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    A great insight into the art of street photography. Giuseppe?s passion and experience shone through giving the feeling that taking photos of everyday life is a natural thing to do. I could have spent the whole day with him.
    5/5
    Mark
    2024-03-21
    I was fortunate to find myself the only attendee, so I got all the attention tailored to exactly what I needed! Which in my case was a very basic intro - perfect, spot on opportunity, and so good to have such "aha!" moments and have my camera demystified! Giuseppe was lovely, patient and clear. I look forward to another session once I've got some practice under my belt.
    5/5
    Naomi
    2024-01-08
    Gianluca was patient and knowledgeable, I would gladly recommend joining him on a day course
    5/5
    James
    2023-08-22

    Enjoyed and learnt a lot. Gianluca is very good.
    5/5
    Pat
    2023-07-18
    I really enjoyed the event. Ghulam is an incredible photographer and it was a privilege to learn from him. He was very patient with all my questions and I learnt a lot.
    5/5
    Olga
    2023-05-29
    A enjoyable learning experience for me. Gianluca is very good at explaining things.
    5/5
    Pat
    2023-05-15

    Good couple of hours getting to understand composition and what to think about when taking black and white photos. We were lucky eith the weather behaving and giving us great light, whilst street photography is not my normal go to I enjoyed being out of my comfort zone and having this new experience
    5/5
    Philippa
    2023-05-01
    Excellent. I was lucky enough to have a one-to-one session with Gianluca who gave me many helpful tips to develop my street photography. He was very knowledgeable and thoughtful, good at explaining as well as listening to me.
    5/5
    Patricia
    2023-03-27
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Giuseppe La Sala
    Giuseppe's professional photography experience commenced in Italy back in 2010. In those early years, he delved into the dynamic realm of sports photojournalism, contributing his skills to a Motorsport agency with a primary focus on captivating events such as the World Rally Championship and Formula 1. The fast-paced world of motorsports not only refined his craft but also ignited a passion for extensive travel, providing him with a wealth of invaluable experiences that shaped the trajectory of his career.

    In 2014, he decided to pivot and embrace a new direction by transitioning into architectural photography. As the years unfolded, his expertise in capturing the intricate beauty of structures deepened. By 2015, he discovered his unique voice in wedding photography, bringing forth a distinct perspective to immortalize those cherished moments. From 2015 to the present day, his professional journey has been characterized by continuous growth and exploration. Recent years have seen him mmerse himself in the captivating world of timelapse photography, applying this artistic technique not only to natural landscapes but also to the nuanced fields of real estate and property photography. This dedication to evolving his craft allows him to capture the unfolding beauty of time across diverse visual contexts. Throughout his career, he remained a faithful Nikon user until 2020 when he made a strategic shift to Sony, a decision aimed at enhancing his creative capabilities across architectural, wedding, and travel photography.

    Giuseppe La Sala is available for private bookings

    Available Most Weekends for private tutoring in Architectural Photography, Portraits, Wedding and Timelapse

    PHOTOS
    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire, UK
    Was intending to practice gannets in flight but RSPB Bempton car parks were full so we ended up at Flamborough but the gannets were too far out to capture. Spotted this rather lonely puffin down on the cliff face, looking for a mate? Image taken with my microfourthirds Lumix G9, Lumix 100-300mmii lens at 300mm, f5.6, 1/1000s, ISO200.
    Credit: Carolyn Sellen-Metcalf
    Instagram: carolynsellenmetcalf

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-05-26
    Title or Location: Santander Cycles: Lower Thames Street, Monument
    Photo of the Week: London?s Iconic SkylineThis week's photo captures the stunning juxtaposition of modern and historical architecture in the heart of London. The focal point of the image is The Shard, a striking, glass-clad skyscraper that has redefined the city's skyline since its completion in 2012. Rising to a height of 310 meters, The Shard is not only the tallest building in the UK but also a symbol of contemporary design and innovation.Flanked by more traditional structures, Th
    Credit: Julian Detmer
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigju1.production/?hl=en-gb
    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Digswell viaduct
    The male starling tried to impress his female partner with a snack and nest building material . I think he succeeded eventually.
    Credit: Leszek Walczak

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Hertford heath
    First trip of the year to Hertford Heath looking for dragonfly i did see a few on the wing whilst looking i decided to practice some shots with my 300mm lens the shot was taken with a Nikon D500 and a 300mm PF Len's
    Credit: Ian
    Instagram: Ian_harrisuk

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-04-28
    Title or Location: Coombes Wood, Whempstead
    Coombes Wood is a medium sized ancient woodland which is covered in Anemones first and then the Bluebells take over. The wet weather this year seems to have resulted in a stunning bumper display throughout the wood.
    Credit: Ron Baber
    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-04-24
    Title or Location: Cheshunt (backgarden)
    In my garden in Cheshunt, I have 3 sheds that close to a back corner, leaving an area that no-one can get to, This is a totally safe space for the Vixens.We have lived here for 13 years and this is the third litter, that my garden has been used as a creche, because with a high fence all the way around, the vixen knows they are totally safe, however from a photography perspective there is only one window that I get a clear view of the cubs, which limits the variation, there are other windows yo
    Credit: Vince Robdon
    Facebook: Kobay Ashimaru

    St Albans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Night-time at Portland Bill lighthouse
    The weather forecast for the night Friday the 3rd May looked very good and because the last time I went to Portland Bill I didn't manage to get home with anything good, I thought of giving it another go. Even though it was a 4 hour drive from my house, I'm over the moon I went there because I haven't seen the sky so nice and clean in a very, very long time, it was just perfect.I took quite a few photos and this one is the first that I want to show you because I love it to bits.As always, I
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain
    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography

    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Home
    A photographer friend visits his parents in Alaska every year and upon his return home he always brings me salmon steaks that his family catch as part of their food provisions. This was my dinner and will say that this dinner was nothing short of amazing!
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instagram: @photo818
    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
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