ASHFORD
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 09 March
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Nathanael Lowden
Elevate your photography skills with an introductory workshop on the art of long exposure, capturing the mesmerizing beauty of light trails. Delve into the fundamentals of extending shutter speeds for extraordinary photographic effects and mastering the use of a tripod to ensure sharp, clear images. Join us and discover how to transform your snapshots into stunning visual statements.
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£24      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Nathanael Lowden
Elevate your nature photography skills with a masterclass designed to help you harness the power of your camera to create awe-inspiring works of art from the world around you. Delve into the intricacies of composition, focus, and color theory to transform the simplicity of natural subjects into captivating visual narratives.

Discover the trade secrets behind the stunning large prints that adorn professional settings – capturing the essence of a meadow abloom, the gentle poise of a butterfly, or the singular beauty of a dew-kissed rose petal. Learn to not only observe but also artistically render these scenes with a unique perspective.

Our hands-on session will guide you through the nuances of manipulating angles, light, and shadows, along with intricate camera settings to make your subjects stand out. Perfect for both budding and seasoned photographers, this experience will leave you with the insight to turn everyday natural elements into extraordinary pieces of art. Join us for a journey into the art of nature photography, where your vision meets the splendor of the outdoors.
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£24      
Flower Photography

Flower Photography

Saturday 30 March
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Nathanael Lowden
Discover the art of capturing the delicate beauty of flowers through your lens. Join us for an immersive day dedicated to enhancing your photographic skills as we delve into the secrets of exceptional floral photography. This workshop will cover key techniques including composition, lighting, and other vital elements that will empower you to create breathtaking and distinctive images. Engage in a journey of learning and exploration in a fun, supportive environment. Whether you're a budding photographer or looking to refine your craft, this experience is designed to help your floral photography bloom. Come, let's grow your talent together.
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£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 13 April
Willesborough Rd - 12pm - 3 Hours
Nathanael Lowden
Unlock the full potential of your camera at our upcoming photography workshop. Shift away from auto mode as our expert instructor guides you through mastering the art of exposure. You'll gain hands-on experience with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to understand how each element intricately influences the final image. Following an enlightening tutorial, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newfound skills in a practical setting, with professional oversight to ensure you're capturing your best shots yet. Elevate your photography and embrace the creative control that comes with mastering manual settings. Join us for an educational experience that promises to refine your technique and enhance your visual storytelling.
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£61      
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
High Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Nathanael Lowden
Discover the art of the everyday and elevate your photographic skills with an engaging Street Photography Meetup. On October 30th, immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Ashford High Street. Starting at 10:30 AM, you'll get the chance to learn innovative camera techniques from expert Photography Instructor Kamil Rycerz. Unlock your creative potential and start capturing life's unscripted moments through the lens of your camera.
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£24      
Photographing Reflections

Photographing Reflections

Saturday 11 May
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Nathanael Lowden
Dive into the world of reflections with our upcoming photography event. This hands-on experience will guide you through the captivating art of capturing reflections, both natural and man-made, leading to a compelling layer of depth and intrigue within your images. Discover the transformative effect reflections can have, allowing for creative portrayals of subjects through unusual angles or multiple perspectives. Learn how to harness this technique to create abstract compositions or crisp, mirror-like representations that can elevate your photographic work. Beyond what’s readily available, we’ll also explore innovative methods for crafting reflections, ensuring that even in the absence of reflective surfaces, your creativity remains unbounded. Join us to expand your visual storytelling through the reflective realm.
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£24      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 03 March
Stafford Road - 9am - 3 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 March
Broadstairs High Street - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
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      
Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 09 March
Terminus Rd, Eastbourne - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Eastbourne Photography Group
Eva Kalpadaki
Discover the world of abstract photography – an immersive workshop designed to challenge your creative perspective. Engage with the extraordinary as everyday subjects are transformed into captivating works of art, where the focus transcends the literal to celebrate the dance of shapes, colors, and textures.

Join our seasoned photographer who will expertly guide you through the nuances of embracing abstraction. Learn how to compose images that intrigue, implement color theory to enhance visual impact and apply texture to add depth to your work. Delve into the process of reimagining ordinary objects, playing with unconventional angles, and perspectives to craft photos that stir curiosity and emotion.

Whether you're an avid photographer or simply looking to expand your visual vocabulary, this workshop is your opportunity to explore and refine your skills in crafting images that resonate with the essence of abstract art. Indulge your passion for photography and elevate your artistic expression.
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£24      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Sunday 10 March
Knole Lane - 9am - 2 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
Landscape photography is possibly one of the most popular genres, so we'll be looking at how you can improve your shots and help your photos stand out from the crowd. We will be focusing on composition, panoramas, equipment tips and settings to use.

All skill levels welcome! The professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos and camera skills.
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£24      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 16 March
Margate - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
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      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 23 March
Margate - 11am - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Mabel Mccormick
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      

Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 23 March
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Eastbourne Photography Group
Eva Kalpadaki
Discover the secrets to capturing stunning portraits in natural light with our upcoming photography workshop. Gain insights into the essential dos and don'ts of model posing and learn to navigate the challenges of daylight to achieve flawless results. Our comprehensive session is designed to accommodate diverse body types, ensuring that you can confidently photograph any subject, from men to women.

Experience hands-on learning as we delve into the intricacies of utilizing strong sunlight, finding the delicate balance in shaded environments, and masterfully crafting your backdrops for that perfect composition. This is an opportunity to not only enhance your technical skills but to also explore the art of environmental portraiture using the lenses you have at your disposal—an 85mm or longer lens is recommended, though wide-angles are certainly welcome for a more dynamic approach.

We encourage you to bring loved ones along to the workshop, offering them a chance to be part of your creative process as models. Whether you're an enthusiast eager to document personal memories, or an aspiring photographer looking to refine your portfolio, this workshop is your stepping stone to creating exceptional portraits that capture the essence of your family and friends. Join us for a session that promises to elevate your photographic prowess and leave you with invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience.
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£24      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 24 March
London Rd - 8am - 2 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
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      
Outdoor Portraiture Class

Outdoor Portraiture Class

Saturday 30 March
Dane John - 12pm - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Mabel Mccormick
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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£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 April
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Eastbourne Photography Group
Eva Kalpadaki
Embark on a journey to master your camera and elevate your photography skills. Delve into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how they harmonize to craft the perfect exposure.

Under the mentorship of a professional photographer, you will have the opportunity to apply your newfound understanding in a practical setting. Enhance your creativity and take control of your camera settings to capture images with confidence and precision. Join us for an informative and hands-on session that promises to transform your approach to photography.
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£61       5 places left
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 07 April
Knole Ln, Sevenoaks - 10am - 2 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
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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£24      
Beginners Photographer Session

Beginners Photographer Session

Sunday 07 April
Herne Bay - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
Buying a new camera or hoping to get a new camera for the summer holidays?

This photography session, is the ideal gift for someone starting their photographic journey or even if you wanting to learn how to use their camera this session is perfect for you.

I will teach you about aperture, ISO, shutter speed, cover composition, filters, composition and so much more. Regardless of what make of camera you may have from Canon to Fuji to Nikon, to Olympus all of these settings will apply.

Get the perfect gift for a loved one or treat yourself.
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£61      

Other Nearby Groups

Art Meetup: Acrylic Painting

Art Meetup: Acrylic Painting

Saturday 16 March
Mote Ave - 10am - 2 Hours
Ashford Art Group
River Blower
Unleash your creativity at our Acrylic Painting Art Meetup! Join fellow art enthusiasts in a vibrant community, where you'll explore the world of acrylics and bring your imagination to life on canvas. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, come together for an inspiring session of self-expression and artistic camaraderie.
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£24      
ABOUT ASHFORD
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 Ashford .

  • 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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  • REVIEWS
    The weather was really bad and there were people on the lake so there were not many reflections. That is expected this time of year. We did do some long exposure instead so I was happy as I wanted to practice that more.
    4/5
    Julian
    2024-02-19
    The weather was not conducive but the instructor was adaptive and made it a learning opportunity. Was worth it.
    5/5
    Fraser
    2024-02-19
    Nice small group, good to get other opinions on shots, angle and settings. Instructor was helpful. Location wasnt the most exciting but then again that just forces you to be more creative.
    5/5
    Daniel
    2024-01-29

    Wonderful class. Nat was patient and explained things clearly. He provided technical help in the day and advice to help future learning. Already booked more of his classes.
    5/5
    Fraser
    2024-01-29
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Nathanael Lowden
    Nat has experienced academic success, graduating with a 2:1 in Photography and earning a merit in MA Visual Communication from Canterbury Christ Church University. This achievement was accomplished through photographing and documenting members of the public throughout Kent as part of the Portrait of Kent project. Nat focused on capturing diverse individuals across the county, both on location and indoors, showcasing a broad representation of the community.

    Nat has dedicated time to photographing and documenting the local landscape, engaging in experimentation with ND filters to create a series of long-exposure photographs. Additionally, Nat explored high shutter speeds to capture the intricate formation of water droplets in motion.

    Website: Www.natlowden.com
    Facebook: @natlowdenphotography
    Instagram: Nat_Lowden
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    PHOTOS
    Ashford Photography Group
    2024-02-07
    Title or Location: Railway bridge, Great Chart
    Took during a sunset in a Westerly direction, in autumn 2023
    Credit: Steven Rees

    Ashford Photography Group
    2024-01-27
    Title or Location: South Ashford
    Nikon D7500, Sigma 150-600mm AF lens at full 600mm extension... I spent about 10 minutes messing about with settings for the shot (reducing the time that the shutter was open) and, after a little simple editing, the result even surprised me!
    Credit: Gary Maile
    Ashford Photography Group
    2024-01-21
    Title or Location: Tenbury Wells. @ Hilltop House
    This photograph has been captured through using a low shutter speed around 1/30 or 1/10 seconds to allow for the image to look calming and relaxing. To achieve this image I used 2 nd filters to allow for a darker starting point to enable a long shutter speed alongside having the lowest ISO on my camera and the lowest aperture setting. To stable the camera it was placed on top of a post box so nothing on the camera moved to allow for it to stand out. This image highlights the ability
    Credit: Nathanael Lowden
    Facebook: Nat Lowden photography
    Instagram: @nat_lowden

    Ashford Photography Group
    2024-01-03
    Title or Location: Singleton Lake, Ashford
    I had been at the lake and had done some long-exposures shots on the little waterfall close to the A28 and was going home when I spotted the sparrow. It just sat there on the bridge over the river, looking at me while I took 3 or 4 shots. When I was finished, I said "all done!" and it flew off! This was the last shot I got and is one of my favourites from that day.
    Credit: Gary Maile

    Ashford Photography Group
    2023-12-10
    Title or Location: Deal, Kent
    I often believe your environment often influences your photography style and Kent is a stunning county with many beautiful landscapes but in my case, my eye has always been drawn to telling stories through people or signs of human life.Kent doesn?t have lots of big towns and cities with vibrant lights but that has become but of the buzz in recreating cinematic-esque scenes in unlikely surroundings.In all honesty, this was the first time I had picked up my camera for over a year, and we h
    Credit: Stew Thorpe
    Facebook: svtphotography
    Instagram: svtphotography
    Ashford Photography Group
    2023-12-02
    Title or Location: Stodmarsh nature reserve
    Took my daughter out bird watching for the first time in September. We were lucky enough to see a few of these beautiful birds.
    Credit: Kevin Beasley
    Instagram: kevsbirdpics

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon
    Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon was on my 'list'. I'm glad I researched suggestions to get successful photos during the tour. This was shot at ISO800, f4 and 16mm around 3pm local.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Scarborough
    One of the creative artistic edits of my images. I love to create motion and fluidity in an image to set it apart from the run of the mill shot by creating drama and emotion using my post processing skills.
    Credit: Kenneth Fisher

    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: North Liberty Iowa
    This was taken with a Nikon D7100 set on on long exposure. Steel wool was in a kitchen wish tied on a string. Lit on fire and spun in a circle.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos
    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

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