ASHFORD
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 01 June
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Nathanael Lowden
Discover the joy of capturing the beauty of the great outdoors through our upcoming photography meetup. Delve into the art of landscape and wildlife photography, where you'll learn about the optimal camera settings to enhance your images. Our session includes a detailed exploration of various techniques designed to elevate your photographic skills. Following the insightful discussion, immerse yourself in a series of engaging and challenging exercises, putting your newly acquired knowledge into practice. This event promises a mixture of education and hands-on experience, perfect for those looking to refine their approach to capturing the natural world. Join us for an enriching day of photography, learn, and challenge yourself.
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£24      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 June
High Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Nathanael Lowden
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      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Willesborough Rd - 9am - 2 Hours
Nathanael Lowden
Unlock the art of nature photography through our specialized session, where we dive into the intricacies of camera settings, allowing you to creatively capture the beauty of the natural world. Discover the secrets of composition, focus, and color to transform everyday scenes into visually stunning masterpieces.

Imagine the stunning fields of flowers, a delicate butterfly perched on a leaf, or a single dewdrop glistening on a rose petal, turning these simple elements of nature into captivating art. With our guidance, learn to utilize angles, light, shadows, and various settings to elevate your subjects from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

This workshop is perfect for those looking to adorn their spaces with breathtaking, professional-quality images or anyone keen to refine their photography skills. Dive into the beauty that surrounds us and learn to capture it in a way that speaks volumes. Join us to explore the possibilities hidden in plain sight, where the natural world becomes your canvas.
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£26      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
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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£67      
Seascape Photography

Seascape Photography

Saturday 17 August
Harbour Approach Rd. - 11am - 2 Hours
Nathanael Lowden
Dive into the captivating realm of ocean photography with our specialized workshop, designed to enhance your skills in capturing the beauty and drama of the sea. This immersive experience will guide you through the intricate art of photographing the ocean's essence, focusing on the dynamic interplay of light and shadow on the waves, the mesmerizing beauty of reflections, and the dramatic contrast of the seas under varying weather conditions. Learn to appreciate and depict the ocean's myriad colors and textures, as you refine your photography techniques with expert guidance. Join us for an enriching journey into the heart of ocean photography, and unlock new levels of creativity and expression in your work.
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£26      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 31 August
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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£26      

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 14 September
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Nathanael Lowden
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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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Combination of Landscape and Outdoor Portrait photography

Combination of Landscape and Outdoor Portrait photography

Saturday 25 May
Mote Park, Mote Ave, Maidstone ME15 7RN, UK - 10am - 2 Hours
Maidstone Photography Group
Colin Gotts
Dive into the art of photography with our upcoming class, "Combining Landscape and Outdoor Portraits." This course offers a unique opportunity to master capturing stunning landscapes alongside expressive outdoor portraits. Whether you're looking to enhance your technique, understand lighting and composition, or simply express yourself through the lens, this class will equip you with the skills to create breathtaking images. Perfect for both beginners and experienced photographers, join us to expand your creative horizons and capture the beauty of the natural world!
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£26      
Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 01 June
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      
Astrophotography Meetup

Astrophotography Meetup

Sunday 02 June
Holly Bush Ln - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
During this 2 hour meetup we are going to examine the art and techniques associated with Astrophotography as we capture the Milky Way. Learn the settings you need, selecting the location to photograph from and many other techniques. You will walk away with some incredible images from this evening.
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£26      

Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 08 June
Mill St, Maidstone - 10am - 2 Hours
Maidstone Photography Group
Colin Gotts
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We, as a class, will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting
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£26      
Beginners Photographer Session

Beginners Photographer Session

Sunday 16 June
Herne Bay - 10am - 3 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
Buying a new camera or hoping to get a new camera?

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      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Sunday 30 June
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.
book now
£26      

Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 06 July
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 2 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 2014an 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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£26      
Beginners Photographer Session

Beginners Photographer Session

Sunday 07 July
Herne Bay - 10am - 3 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
Buying a new camera or hoping to get a new camera?

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.
book now
£67      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 14 July
Folkestone Harbour Arm - 10am - 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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£26      

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 20 July
Broadstairs - 11am - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Mabel Mccormick
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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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
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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£67      
Beach Days Photography Class!

Beach Days Photography Class!

Saturday 27 July
Broadstairs - 11am - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Mabel Mccormick
Beach Days Photography Class!

Come along for a beach day walk, where we will practice themes like street photography and landscapes!

Whether you're a beginner or advanced, this is a fun class for all!
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£26      

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
    Nate found the best out of not ideal weather, guiding with patience. As the clouds cleared, the learning really rook off. Great session. Thank you
    5/5
    Fraser
    2024-02-26
    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
    X: Nat_lowden
    PHOTOS
    Ashford Photography Group
    2024-04-25
    Title or Location: Kingsnorth, Ashford
    This delightful pocket of woodland is right on my doorstep in Kingsnorth, Ashford.It is not known as Bluebell Wood for nothing. Every year it puts on a dazzling display, and this year is no exception. I just needed to capture it as best as I could.
    Credit: Jason Hall
    Instagram: Jason_P_Hall_Photography

    Ashford Photography Group
    2024-04-03
    Title or Location: Samphire Hoe
    The sunset in the backgroundof the people I loveilluminating their faces in amagical way...
    Credit: Dan
    Ashford Photography Group
    2024-03-27
    Title or Location: Egerton
    This Beautiful Male Sparrowhawk landed on our garden fence on the 8/3/2024 . He spent rather a long time there which enabled me to get my camera and start taking pictures through the window . Indeed he stayed long enough for me to then decide to try and get a picture from outside . Luckily I managed to go round the side of the house where I was able to take the picture above from . I honestly thought the shutter noise would scare him off but he wasn't at all worried by it . He then dipped down i
    Credit: Terri Ferrell

    Ashford Photography Group
    2024-03-09
    Title or Location: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
    Sometimes, the sky does the work for you.You just need to look up and see what it is saying to you.This location has huge skies, and that is a big canvas on days such as this.
    Credit: Jason Hall
    Instagram: jason_p_hall_photography

    Ashford Photography Group
    2024-03-04
    Title or Location: North Wales
    Always like the show "The Prisoner" and while visit North Wales decided to visit Portmeirion as I was staying close by. A great place to walk around and photograph the fascinating buildings designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. Highly recommend a visit
    Credit: SkunkWorx
    Facebook: Skunkworx
    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

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric

    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
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    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

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