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Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 24 February
Marsh - 10am - 3 Hours
Giuseppe La Sala
Discover the full potential of your camera by mastering Manual Mode in our comprehensive photography workshop. Designed for enthusiasts ready to move beyond Auto, this session will guide you through the intricacies of Manual photography, empowering you with the confidence to take control of your camera settings.

Immerse yourself in an interactive learning experience where we'll explore the key elements of capturing exceptional images. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of the exposure triangle—Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO—and how these critical components work together to shape your photographs.

Join us as we demystify camera functions and unlock the secrets to crafting visually stunning shots with precision and creativity. Elevate your photography skills and embrace the art of manual shooting.
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£61       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
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      
Introduction to Street Photography Class

Introduction to Street Photography Class

Saturday 16 March
St Peter's Street - 10am - 3 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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£61      

Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Saturday 23 March
Marsh - 10am - 2 Hours
Giuseppe La Sala
Discover the art of composition in the realm of photography—a fundamental skill that transforms ordinary shots into captivating visual narratives. At our next gathering, we will delve into the principles of composition, which serve as the cornerstone of powerful image-making. As you learn to masterfully arrange the visual elements within your frame, you will gain insights into the age-old techniques drawn from historical art movements and celebrated painters.

In today's digital age, the essence of composition continues to dictate the strength and impact of your photographs. It is the invisible hand that directs the viewer's gaze, highlights your focal point, and weaves the tale your image intends to tell. Join us in honing this critical skill set, utilizing a range of tools at your disposal to create compelling stories through your lens.

Mark your calendar for an enlightening session that promises to elevate your photographic vision and technique. Whether amateur or seasoned shutterbug, this meetup is your gateway to the expressive power of composition in photography.
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£24      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 30 March
Marsh - 10am - 2 Hours
Giuseppe La Sala
Enhance your photography expertise with our hands-on session in composition and the art of utilizing natural light. Dive into the intricacies of creating stunning portraits using only available light, as we guide you through the techniques of troubleshooting and making necessary adjustments for an impeccable capture.

Join us as we explore the skillful use of light modifiers like reflectors, empowering you to achieve perfectly exposed photographs even under challenging lighting conditions. Elevate your photographic finesse and learn to harness light to its full potential during our engaging and informative class.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
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      

Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Saturday 13 April
Marsh - 10am - 2 Hours
Giuseppe La Sala
Uncover the secrets to transformative photography by joining our upcoming session dedicated to discovering fresh viewpoints and perspectives. Embrace the opportunity to elevate your visual storytelling as we delve into the art of capturing compelling images through innovative angles and perspectives. Whether you wield a camera in search of stunning landscapes or compelling compositions, this workshop will guide you in finding the perfect balance between angle and point of view to create powerful imagery that resonates. Don't miss the chance to refine your photographic eye and tell unique stories through your lens.
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£24      

Nearby Photography Groups

Photojournalism for Beginners

Photojournalism for Beginners

Saturday 24 February
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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£61      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 February
King William Walk, London - 1pm - 3 Hours
Greenwich Photography Group
Kaio Venturin
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       5 places left
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 25 February
Marketplace - 9am - 2 Hours
St Albans Photography Group
Gianluca Barbazza
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      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 02 March
Mayor's Walk - 10am - 2 Hours
Peterborough Photography Group
Mark Parker
Step into a world rich with detail and bring it to life through the lens of your camera. Enhance your powers of observation and learn the art of compelling street photography. Experience the variety and vibrancy of street life - from bustling cafes, busy vendors, street merchants, and talented buskers, to historic buildings and inspiring art installations.

Learn to discern the interesting in the everyday and develop a practiced skill of spotting those unique details. This journey of discovery uncovers easy methods that open up your photographer's eye, exposing you to the nuances that make a picture worth a thousand words.

The truly gratifying part of the experience becomes learning the art of approach. Engage with intriguing individuals and learn how to make them comfortable enough to willingly pose for you. This is the heartbeat of captivating street photography.

To complement your new observational skill, we will also guide you through the intricacies of the technical side. Discover the suitable settings, focusing techniques, and lens choices that are common to capturing those serendipitous encounters in street photography. Capture life's randomness and make it extraordinary with the power of photography.
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£24      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 09 March
Tennyson Road - 4pm - 2 Hours
Luton Photography Group
King Solomon Ekhaiyeme
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      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 16 March
King William Walk, SE10 9HU - 2pm - 2 Hours
Greenwich Photography Group
Kaio Venturin
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.
book now
£24      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 23 March
London Rd, Luton - 9am - 2 Hours
Luton Photography Group
King Solomon Ekhaiyeme
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      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 30 March
Mayor's Walk - 10am - 2 Hours
Peterborough Photography Group
Mark Parker
Discover the intricacies of street portraiture, a fascinating and deeply rewarding aspect of photography. Hone your craft with a comprehensive workshop that guides you through optimal camera settings for striking results on the go. Uncover the secrets to choosing the most captivating locations and manipulating natural light to enhance your subject's finest attributes. Explore the art of posing models to create compelling compositions that tell a story.

Delve into the psychology of street photography as you master techniques to foster connections and elicit authentic expressions and emotions from your subjects. Transform fleeting moments on bustling city streets into timeless visual narratives. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or an enthusiastic novice, this event will enrich your skill set and expand your creative vision. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the heart of street portraiture, where every face has a story waiting to be captured through your lens.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
Tennyson Road - 9am - 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
£61      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 07 April
Ferry Meadows - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Peterborough Photography Group
Mark Parker
Discover the full potential of your camera and move beyond automatic exposure. Join a hands-on, transformative event where you'll delve into the mechanics of your camera. Here, you will master the nuanced art of shutter speed, aperture, ISO and understanding how these intricate settings impact your exposure. Your newfound knowledge will be immediately put to use under the mentorship of a seasoned professional photographer. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover your camera's full capacity and perfect your photography skills.
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£61      
Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 27 April
Cambridgeshire - 10am - 2 Hours
Peterborough Photography Group
Mark Parker
Embrace the rejuvenation of the natural world this spring through the lens of your camera. This expert-led session will guide you in mastering your camera settings to artfully depict the fresh blossoms and vibrant landscapes of the season. Delve into the nuances of composition, focus, and color, and learn how to transform the simplest moments of spring into captivating photographic art. Join us and let the beauty of spring's awakening elevate your photography skills.
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£24      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 05 May
Mayor's Walk - 10am - 2 Hours
Peterborough Photography Group
Mark Parker
Step into a world rich with detail and bring it to life through the lens of your camera. Enhance your powers of observation and learn the art of compelling street photography. Experience the variety and vibrancy of street life - from bustling cafes, busy vendors, street merchants, and talented buskers, to historic buildings and inspiring art installations.

Learn to discern the interesting in the everyday and develop a practiced skill of spotting those unique details. This journey of discovery uncovers easy methods that open up your photographer's eye, exposing you to the nuances that make a picture worth a thousand words.

The truly gratifying part of the experience becomes learning the art of approach. Engage with intriguing individuals and learn how to make them comfortable enough to willingly pose for you. This is the heartbeat of captivating street photography.

To complement your new observational skill, we will also guide you through the intricacies of the technical side. Discover the suitable settings, focusing techniques, and lens choices that are common to capturing those serendipitous encounters in street photography. Capture life's randomness and make it extraordinary with the power of photography.
book now
£24      

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
    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
    2024-02-18
    Title or Location:
    This is the entrance to the reptile house at Hertfordshire Zoo. I went along to take a few photos to promote the Zoo on Facebook
    Credit: Andy Geeves

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-04
    Title or Location: St Albans Verulamium Park
    i had been following the news on social media about a very socialble kingfisher in St Albans about two weeks ago and last sunday thought it be worth a small drive to visit and to my delight he was present in the hedgeline along the river . He spent all day out and visable to so many peoples joy and it made him wonderful to capture in photos. This picture i call a lucky shot i didnt relise i had it till i got home and was over the moon considering the speed of a kingfisher :)taken with Ni
    Credit: Jane Evans Photography
    Facebook: jane evans photography
    Instagram: jane_evans_photography
    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-01-21
    Title or Location: R.S.P.B. Minsmere
    The Firecrest along with the more abundant Goldcrest is the UKs smallest Bird 9cm and the same wight as a 20p piece they are extremely fast moving and are constantly on the go while feeding especially in winter. we found two of these birds feeding in a large tree at what's known as digger ally at RSPB Minsmere on our first visit of 2024
    Credit: Ian Harris
    Instagram: ian_harrisuk

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-01-20
    Title or Location: St Nicholas Church Stevenage Old Town
    Second time I used the drone that I recently treated myself to been wanting to take a photo of this beautiful church from a different angle perspective and that's what you get with a drone.
    Credit: Brendan Falvey
    Instagram: falveybphotography

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-01-03
    Title or Location: Durdle door
    This was my first time trying to get Durdle Door at sunrise. I was lucky enough to head down when the sun rose through the arch.At first, I (and the other photographers) didn't think we would get a good sunrise. Then 10 minutes later we got just the right conditions!Well worth the 3 am wake-up!
    Credit: Nik Lane
    Instagram: MountainGoat_Photos
    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2023-12-20
    Title or Location: Hertford - Wickes Car Park
    One of 19 Waxwings feeding on Rowan berries. This is a fairly regular location for Waxwings when they do venture this far south from their home in Scandinavia - not every year by any means. Twitter advised that a group had been seen, I downed lunch and visited for half an hour or before the Waxwings were spooked by a passing Sparrowhawk. Lovely birds and great to see them here.
    Credit: Ron Baber

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd
    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

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