Beginner's Photography Class
Sunday 03 December
Buttery Brook Park - 10am - 3 Hours
Discover the full potential of your camera by moving beyond automatic exposure. With our expert guidance, gain an in-depth understanding of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. Once equipped with this new knowledge, you'll have the chance to put it into action under the guidance of a professional photographer. Join us and unlock your photographic prowess!
Saturday 16 December
West Springfield - 9am - 2 Hours
Capture the vibrant essence of urban life with our street photography class. Immerse yourself in a buzzing environment where cafes hum with chatter, vendors hawk their wares, and street merchants mingle with talented buskers against a backdrop of historic architecture and creative art installations. Develop your power to observe—the cornerstone of standout street photography.
Our workshop will guide you in developing the skill of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, honing your ability to discern the fascinating details that bring a photograph to life. We'll share effective methods to enhance your photographic vision, allowing you to discover a world brimming with life, down to the finest detail.
Gain invaluable experience in engaging with subjects, learning the art of getting interesting individuals to pose for your lens with ease and confidence.
We'll delve into the technical side as well, covering optimal camera settings, focusing techniques, and the choice of lenses tailored for street photography's dynamic pace and unpredictability. Join us to perfect the art of capturing spontaneous moments that tell the rich stories of the streets.
Saturday 30 December
Main St, Northampton - 9am - 2 Hours
Elevate your portrait photography skills with our expert-led workshop, perfect for those looking to enhance their selfies or kickstart a professional portfolio. Dive into the essentials of capturing stunning portraits as we impart our knowledge on optimal camera settings, location scouting, and lighting techniques that accentuate a subject's finest attributes. Gain insights into the art of posing and the subtleties of interaction to elicit authentic emotions and expressions from your models. Join us and transform the way you capture the human spirit through your lens.
Saturday 06 January
Easthampton - 9am - 2 Hours
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.
Small Town Street Photography
Saturday 13 January
Cottage Street - 9am - 2 Hours
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.
Nature Photography Meetup
Saturday 20 January
Whitney Ave - 9am - 2 Hours
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.