COLCHESTER
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 29 June
Colchester Town - 10am - 2 Hours
Christopher Thorne
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      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 13 July
St John's St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Christopher Thorne
Step into the world of photography with a leisurely stroll that promises an exploration through multiple facets of the art, including street, landscape, architecture, seascape, and abstract photography. This experience offers both aspiring and seasoned photographers a unique opportunity to capture the world through their lenses in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Join us for a day filled with creative expression and the chance to enhance your photographic skills across a diverse range of subjects. Whether you're looking to refine your technique or simply share a passion for photography, this walk is the perfect setting to inspire your next masterpiece.
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£26      
50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Saturday 03 August
Ryegate Rd. - 10am - 2 Hours
Christopher Thorne
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer’s gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography. In this meetup, we’ll review the basic camera settings. We’ll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
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£26      

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 07 September
Ryegate Rd. - 2pm - 2 Hours
Brijesh Deb
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.
book now
£76      

Nearby Photography Groups

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 25 May
Market PI - 9am - 3 Hours
Braintree Photography Group
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 26 May
Bethel Street - 10am - 3 Hours
Norfolk Photography Group
Jemma Jermy
Discover the full potential of your camera by mastering manual exposure settings with this hands-on photography workshop. Dive into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how they intertwine to create the perfect exposure for your shots.

Under the mentorship of a seasoned professional photographer, you'll move beyond theory and apply your newfound skills in the field. Seize this opportunity to elevate your photography craft and capture the world through your unique lens with confidence and precision. Join us for a transformative experience in the art of camera control.
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£67       4 places left
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Sunday 09 June
Angel Road - 10am - 3 Hours
Norfolk Photography Group
Jemma Jermy
Discover the art of portrait photography with our upcoming workshop tailored for both beginners and seasoned photographers. Delve into the fundamental dos and don'ts of posing while exploring effective techniques for capturing striking images in various lighting conditions. Our session will cover shooting diverse body types, harnessing the power of strong sunlight, and mastering the subtleties of shade, all while teaching you to craft the perfect background for your composition.

Participants are encouraged to bring family or friends to practice their newfound skills in real-time. Whether you own a standard 85mm lens, a zoom lens, or even a wide-angle lens, this workshop is designed to enhance your skills in environmental portrait photography.

This event is your gateway to creating beautiful, memorable portraits of your loved ones. Join us to unlock the secrets of capturing essence and emotion through your lens.
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£26      

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      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 15 June
Church Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Braintree Photography Group
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 30 June
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      

Insect Photography

Insect Photography

Sunday 07 July
Angel Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Norfolk Photography Group
Jemma Jermy
Dive into the mesmerizing realm of insect photography with our upcoming session. Discover the art of capturing these fascinating creatures within their natural habitat, documenting their lives through the lens. This experience is designed for those eager to explore the intricacies of the insect world and encapsulate the beauty of their existence in a photograph. Join us to enhance your skills and gain a deeper appreciation for the smaller inhabitants of our planet.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 21 July
Bethel Street - 10am - 3 Hours
Norfolk Photography Group
Jemma Jermy
Discover the full potential of your camera by mastering manual exposure settings with this hands-on photography workshop. Dive into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how they intertwine to create the perfect exposure for your shots.

Under the mentorship of a seasoned professional photographer, you'll move beyond theory and apply your newfound skills in the field. Seize this opportunity to elevate your photography craft and capture the world through your unique lens with confidence and precision. Join us for a transformative experience in the art of camera control.
book now
£67      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 21 July
Parkway, Chelmsford - 11am - 2 Hours
Chelmsford Photography Group
Terence Castle
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.
book now
£26      

Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 03 August
Bethel Street - 6pm - 2 Hours
Norfolk Photography Group
Jemma Jermy
Discover the art of long exposure photography and capture mesmerizing light trails. This workshop will guide you through the fundamentals of using a tripod and mastering the technique of keeping your shutter open for extended periods, allowing you to create stunning, dynamic effects in your images. Elevate your photography skills with this immersive experience.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 04 August
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
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 18 August
Bethel Street - 10am - 3 Hours
Norfolk Photography Group
Jemma Jermy
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 COLCHESTER
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 Colchester .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Great event. Really got some great photos
    5/5
    Denis
    2024-03-11
    Very informative and Chris patiently explained the techniques. It?s a great beginner?s session. Thank you
    5/5
    Vishnupriya
    2024-02-12
    Teacher was great. Possibly could start a bit earlier as poor night made it more difficult with exposures
    4/5
    William
    2024-01-29

    Excellent session. Got some great photos.
    5/5
    Denis
    2024-01-29
    A very enjoyable event. Got some great photos.
    5/5
    Denis
    2024-01-10
    Enjoyable event well presented
    5/5
    Alan
    2023-11-15

    Rishabh was a good guide and I feel much clearer on the difference between ISO and aperture than I did before.
    4/5
    Luke
    2023-11-01
    Excellent event .
    5/5
    Prinaven
    2023-10-30
    Pleased with a very informative session. Well presented at the right spee
    5/5
    Alan
    2023-10-30

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Brijesh Deb
    Hi, This is Brijesh, I am a photographer and a movie producer, I have been working in this industry for 8 years now, I specialize in street photography and landscape photography, I have worked with Nikon Northeast India covering the landscapes of Scotland of the east, I have also covered the Himalayan range, capturing its majestic landscapes.
    I look forward to meeting everyone and having wonderful classes, where we capture moments together!

    Brijesh Deb is available for private bookings

    Available all week for private bookings, from 10 am to 5 pm.
    please message me for more details regarding it.
    07818308794

    Christopher Thorne
    "Focus on nothing, until you see everything"

    For the past year that has been the words I've used to create images and video that can inspire.

    My name is Chris and I'm a BA holding photographer/filmmaker who wants to etch out my destiny in the creative fields, and to teach and inspire others along the way.

    My fields of specialty are street, model, concept photography and video making.

    Christopher Thorne is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Abberton nature discovery park
    An incredible few moments taken some pictures of the Swan cygnets.
    Credit: Matthew James

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: Colchester
    Just on my daily walk along the river Colne through castle park (Colchester) and was lucky enough to snap a picture of this wren.
    Credit: Matthew James
    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Perranporth beach
    This was taken on one of my trips to Cornwall back in 2021 at Perranporth beach one of my favourite places
    Credit: Wayne Fowler
    Facebook: Mr F

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Samos, Greece
    on holiday on the beautiful Greek island Samos, photo taken from our accommodation balcony. Beautiful Sunrise and Sunsets.
    Credit: Bob Turnbull

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-04-03
    Title or Location: Waldringfield, Suffolk, UK.
    Walking along the river bank, noticed the leading lines of the footpath, the beach and the dinghies facing into the distance, thought it made an interesting composition.Shot in RAW camera set to monochrome and processed to black and white in Adobe Lightroom.
    Credit: Bob Turnbull
    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-03-29
    Title or Location: Snape Maltings
    On a visit to Snape Maltings , admiring the various sculptures noticed this sculpture in the reeds, Thought the broader picture of the reed beds and trees contrasted well with the sculpture and the trampled reeds in front made an interesting view.
    Credit: Bob Turnbull

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez

    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer

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