BRAINTREE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 27 April
Tower Hill Tube Station - 5pm - 2 Hours
Anji Old
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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£24      
Golden Hour Street Photography

Golden Hour Street Photography

Saturday 18 May
New St, Chelmsford - 7pm - 2 Hours
Peter Windle
Experience the enchantment of golden hour street photography in our immersive workshop. Explore the city's bustling streets as the sun casts its golden glow, creating captivating scenes and vibrant contrasts. Master techniques to capture the essence of urban life bathed in the warmth of the setting sun.
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£26      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

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

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 15 June
Church Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Peter Windle
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.

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

Nearby Photography Groups

Outdoor Portraits Photography Meetup

Outdoor Portraits Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Parkside Mill Rd., Cambridge - 11am - 2 Hours
Cambridge Photography Group
Al Montasser Osman
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.

This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
book now
£24      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 28 April
Parkway, Chelmsford - 11am - 2 Hours
Chelmsford Photography Group
Terence Castle
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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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 05 May
Cheshunt - 10am - 3 Hours
Enfield Photography Group
Antonia Penia
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       5 places left

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 11 May
19 Neptune Quay - 10am - 2 Hours
Ipswich Photography Group
Aaron Vince
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
Parkside Mill Rd., Cambridge - 11am - 3 Hours
Cambridge Photography Group
Al Montasser Osman
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      
Black and White plus Sepia

Black and White plus Sepia

Saturday 11 May
Colchester Town - 4:30pm - 3 Hours
Colchester Photography Group
Brijesh Deb
Join us for an enlightening workshop where we delve into the art of crafting captivating black and white photography. Discover the impact of utilizing dynamic lighting, choosing simple yet powerful subjects, and mastering the art of composition. Furthermore, we'll guide you through the process of transforming your images with sepia and color wash tones, adding depth and dimension to your work. This session is perfect for anyone looking to refine their photography skills and explore the timeless elegance of monochrome imagery.
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£67      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 19 May
Parkway, Chelmsford - 10am - 3 Hours
Chelmsford Photography Group
Terence Castle
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
£61      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 25 May
Cambridge City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cambridge Photography Group
Al Montasser Osman
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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£24      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

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

Outdoor Portraits Photography Meetup

Outdoor Portraits Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Parkside Mill Rd., Cambridge - 11am - 2 Hours
Cambridge Photography Group
Al Montasser Osman
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.

This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
book now
£24      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 09 June
Parkway, Chelmsford - 11am - 2 Hours
Chelmsford Photography Group
Terence Castle
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

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

ABOUT BRAINTREE
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 Braintree .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Very enjoyable event with help and instruction from Anji and great selection of locations to shoot
    5/5
    Ian Smedley
    2023-04-24
    Thoroughly enjoyed the event. Anji was very engaging and knowledgeable, keen to share, offer advice and generally help. She was very flexible and take suggestions for future/new events.
    5/5
    Kay
    2023-04-24
    I learned so much within these 2 hours. Anji was ever so knowledgeable and passed that on in a way that improved my confidence. will definitely be booking again!!
    5/5
    Nisha
    2023-04-24

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Anji Old
    I'm a photographer with experience of all genre, I mainly shoot equestrian and music gigs , I can teach all types of photography , I can use any camera ,
    Peter Windle
    Peter is a photographer and cinematographer from the UK, specialising in documentary and travel storytelling. He spends the majority of his time travelling across the country and globe, creating photography and video content for businesses everywhere.

    With ten years of camera use under his belt, Peter is confident in all conditions, from artificially lit studios, to run-and-gun documentary shooting on location. To see his previous work, his website is www.peterwindle.co.uk

    Peter Windle is available for private bookings

    Availability on request.

    PHOTOS
    Braintree Photography Group
    2024-02-12
    Title or Location: Colchester Essex
    It was great to see these lovely birds its the first time have seen them i was told they where close to where i lived so i took a ride out and was rewarded with getting a few photos, only taken me 72yrs.
    Credit: roger wakefield

    Braintree Photography Group
    2024-02-05
    Title or Location: Heybridge Basin, near Maldon, Essex
    The photograph was taken at a tearoom where the very clever, and incredibly tame, starling, featured, was trying his luck by watching customers closely to grab a few crumbs off the table, and fending off competition from half a dozen sparrows!
    Credit: Lynn Whitmore
    Braintree Photography Group
    2024-02-05
    Title or Location: Isola LIPU Massaciuccoli Italia
    Long beautiful walk on the wood above and surranded by water lot of wild life
    Credit: Diego Riccardi

    Braintree Photography Group
    2024-02-01
    Title or Location: Great Leighs nature reserve
    Boringly there's no background information other than I love to take pictures and rarely get opportunities to do shoots to learn photography and get experience so I decided to get my boots on and see what I can find, and then this little beauty popped put.
    Credit: Shaun
    Instagram: Shaun.A.G

    Braintree Photography Group
    2024-01-28
    Title or Location: Alton Towers
    Part of the old castle in the grounds of Alton Towers
    Credit: Sky-Imagery
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skyimagery
    Braintree Photography Group
    2023-12-20
    Title or Location: Chelmsford studio
    That a flower can always bring happiness no matter what happens
    Credit: Jessica

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-04-23
    Title or Location: Silence

    Credit: Joseph Opal
    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Coralville Reservoir
    It was taken with a Nikon D7100, set on a 15 second exposure.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos
    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Gerroa, seven mile beach national park
    Thank you for the consideration.Background to this photo.A couple of years ago on our local community page I saw a photo of a tree covered in bioluminescent fungi saying it was found in Gerroa, 5 minutes drive from me. Wow how amazing, so I set out to find it and photography it too. Since then I developed an interest in fungi and look forward to Autumn when there is plenty about. To enable me to photograph ghost fungi ( omphalotus nidiformis) I go for a bush walk during the day mostly
    Credit: Helen Dark
    Instagram: helendark12

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Canyonland National Park
    Mesa Arch is about a 25 minute walk from the parking lot in Canyonland National Park. At night, it's the darkest sky I've ever seen. This photo represents 20 stacked images of the Milky Way combined together in Starry Landscape Stacker. The result required the scene to be slightly brightened in post to bring out the foreground.
    Credit: Larry Kraus
    Facebook: Larry Kraus
    Instagram: lkraus01
    Wigan Photography Group
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Yarrow valley

    Credit: Ste Freeman
    Instagram: ste_freeman
    Newark Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: The Baltimore Inner Harbor
    Baltimore Harbor, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a historic seaport and a major center for shipping and industry. The harbor is part of the larger Patapsco River and serves as a prominent cultural and economic area within the city. It includes several neighborhoods like Inner Harbor, which is renowned for its restored historic ships, museums, and waterfront attractions such as the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.The Inner Harbor area has been developed extensively since the 1
    Credit: Louis Nesbitt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louis.nesbitt.14
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nesbytel/

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