PETERBOROUGH
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Sunday 07 July
Ferry Meadows - 10am - 2 Hours
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      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 21 July
Mayor's Walk - 10am - 2 Hours
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
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
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.
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£67      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Sunday 01 September
Ferry Meadows - 10am - 2 Hours
Mark Parker
Composition in Photography is how a photographer arranges visual elements within the frame.

In this course, we will discuss five, seven, and even ten, rules that will enhance your photography.

1) Rule of thirds
2) Shapes
3) Negative Space- Positive
4) Line
5) Symmetry and patterns
6) Points
7) Color
8) Tone
9) Distance
10) Balance

As a photographer, beginner, intermediate, or professional. Please join me so we can with together to improve your ability to see the scene you wish to photograph.
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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Marsh - 10am - 3 Hours
Hertfordshire Photography Group
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      
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      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Marsh - 10am - 2 Hours
Hertfordshire Photography Group
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      

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      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 03 August
St Michael's Street - 7pm - 2 Hours
Hertfordshire Photography Group
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
Hertfordshire Photography Group
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
Hertfordshire Photography Group
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
Hertfordshire Photography Group
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      
ABOUT PETERBOROUGH
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 Peterborough .

  • 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.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I really enjoyed the morning with Mark....knowing nothing at the beginning of the session and with Mark sharing the basics with the group throughout our time with him, I felt I was beginning to get it. Mark was patient, helpful and enthusiastic. Happy to recommend.
    5/5
    Sarah
    2024-05-09
    It was a great photography experience where I learned new skill and techniques as an amateur photographer. Mark is super friendly and helpful with a tonne of expertise, plus with it being such a small group, we had all the 1-2-1 time we needed with questions etc.
    5/5
    Scott Phillips
    2023-08-29
    Great event, learned alot more than I imagined I would, Mark was a fantastic host and couldn't be more helpful, he's a great teacher.
    5/5
    Lewis
    2023-03-07

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Mark Parker
    Everyone calls Mark, Happy Bob (misspent youth!) and he's a 20-year plus multi award-winning photographer and videographer, based in Peterborough, UK 2013 although he travels all over the county and to destinations if needed.

    He tends to do a lot of wedding photography and editorial, but I also does other work such as corporate, events dog and horse photography and families. He loves street photography too, but he rarely gets a chance to indulge his passion.
    PHOTOS
    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Lands End
    This was taken a few years ago around 1pm with a Canon 5ds and Canon 24-105 L series lens on a tripod.F11 - 4sec - exposure ISO - 10 stop Grad filter attached
    Credit: Tony Martin

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-06-16
    Title or Location:
    Photo taken while watching a fountain show in Warsaw. I only took one shot.
    Credit: Patricia Furmaniak
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/photosensitive.uk
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/photosensitive_uk
    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: A composite image I put together at home.
    This is a 'still life' image, I called 'Cappuccino Conception', put together for a competition in the camera club I belonged to at the time.
    Credit: Brian Hardy

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-06-07
    Title or Location: Light box at home
    Shot with Sigma 105 macro lens,Canon 5ds with remote trigger. Camera on tripod. f13 - 1/8th sec - ISO 100.Match fixed with Bluetac, lit from above with light box
    Credit: Tony Martin

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-06-03
    Title or Location: Bourne, Lincolnshire
    Attempting to get a shot of a kingfisher for several months, when suddenly a flash of blue zipped past, a plop, then another plop into the pond - looked across the pond to see not one but 3 kingfishers adult male with 2 young, assuming mum was on eggs somewhere as Dad would fly off with fish and return for more.
    Credit: Matt Toynton
    Instagram: apertureartlincs
    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-06-01
    Title or Location: Bourne Lincolnshire
    Watching the young Kingfisher on the right keep calling to be fed by the adult male who kept fishing and giving it to the young of course the young got upset when the adult ate some for himself &128512
    Credit: Tony Garratty
    Instagram: Nikongasman

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-06-20
    Title or Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
    ?This past Father?s Day I went to a family farm cidery with my oldest daughter. The drinks were good, the company was great, but the best part was the farm?s commitment to keeping wild, native plants for pollinators. This little bee found a delicious clover and I got this macro shot.?
    Credit: PGC Photography
    Instagram: @valle6500
    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Plaquemine LA
    This was the backside of a passing storm system while I was at work in a chemical plant. Capture was made on my iPhone 15 Pro using the Lightning Cam 2 app.
    Credit: Christopher Fontenot
    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Nolanville
    A few years ago the field on FM 3219 used to be full of sunflowers. Not anymore. Good thing I took the photos when I did...
    Credit: Bambi Altman

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    Murrieta Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin

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