ASHFORD
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

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      
Landscape  Wildlife Photography

Landscape Wildlife Photography

Saturday 28 September
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Nathanael Lowden
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.
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£26      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 12 October
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

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       5 places left
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      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 28 July
Knole Lane - 9am - 2 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
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.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
Broadstairs High Street - 11am - 3 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Mabel Mccormick
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      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Wednesday 07 August
Whitstable - 6pm - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
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£26      

Beginners Photographer Session

Beginners Photographer Session

Sunday 11 August
Herne Bay - 1pm - 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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£67       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 17 August
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.
book now
£67      
Summer Holidays Class

Summer Holidays Class

Sunday 18 August
Broadstairs High Street - 11am - 3 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Mabel Mccormick
A class for all the family!

A fun relaxed class where we will be exploring different themes from beach shots to street photography.

This session is ideal for beginners-intermediates, or anyone that wants to improve their photography for the summer holidays!

So come along for a great afternoon out by the beach!
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£67      

Nature Photography Walk

Nature Photography Walk

Wednesday 21 August
Rough Commons - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
Join us on an exhilarating nature photography hike as we explore the breathtaking wonders of the great outdoors! This immersive experience will take you deep into the heart of nature, allowing you to capture its awe-inspiring beauty through the lens of your camera.
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£26      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 24 August
Broadstairs - 10am - 2 Hours
Canterbury Photography Group
Amanda Roberts
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
book now
£26      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Sunday 25 August
Knole Lane - 9am - 3 Hours
Sevenoaks Photography Group
Lakruwan Rajapaksha
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.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 27 July
Kennington - 10am - 2 Hours
Ashford Watercolour Group
Niya Mathew
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
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£26      
 Floral and Nature Painting

Floral and Nature Painting

Saturday 03 August
Jemmett Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Ashford Watercolour Group
Niya Mathew
The focus of this two-hour structured session is the studies of floral and nature painting. You will be guided to select your choice of reference in the garden, take photograph references and complete one or two studies of the selected plants and flowers. You will learn how to compose floral and nature paintings using traditional and contemporary composition methods. If you are a nature enthusiast, this session is perfect for you. You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the studies and have some take away homework with the learnt technique. All level and experience are welcome. Please bring watercolor painting travel kit (this can be watercolor tube paints or watercolor pan along with ink pens, pencil, rubber and watercolor pads or drawing pads. You are also welcome to bring your choice of medium. Also a smart phone to take reference photos will be handy. Don't worry if you forget anything. I will have some back up materials.
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£26      
Waterlilies with Watercolour Meetup

Waterlilies with Watercolour Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Kennington - 10am - 2 Hours
Ashford Watercolour Group
Niya Mathew
Join us for an engaging Waterlilies with Watercolour class. This session will focus on capturing the delicate beauty of waterlilies in a serene outdoor setting.
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£26      

Portrait Watercolour Painting

Portrait Watercolour Painting

Saturday 31 August
Kennington - 10am - 2 Hours
Ashford Watercolour Group
Niya Mathew
This meetup is perfect for art enthusiasts of all skill levels who are passionate about capturing the beauty and essence of portraiture using watercolour techniques. Whether you're a beginner eager to learn or an experienced painter looking to connect with like-minded individuals, this event offers a supportive and inspiring environment to explore the world of portrait painting. Bring your art supplies and an open mind as we come together to celebrate the art of capturing human expressions and emotions on paper.
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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.

    Join the Ashford Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Despite the weather being awful, the workshop was very interesting and Nat was a great host.
    4/5
    Ricardo
    2024-06-17
    It was a very good workshop. Nat is a lovely guy and helped us with different techniques for taking portraits as well as some advice on equipment that works well
    4/5
    Gemma
    2024-06-17
    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

    Chichester Photography Group
    2024-07-16
    Title or Location: East bank of the River Arun West Sussex
    Out for an evening walk heading up the river Arun, luckily this vessle gave an already colourful photo op a finishing flourish.
    Credit: Steve Smith
    Instagram: PS & H Photography
    Leicester Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: Titchwell Reserve Norfolk
    I was focusing on a Marsh Harrier and when I put the camera down I saw this Robin perched on the edge of my table. He just stared at me and patiently waited as I reset the camera. I still had my zoom on and almost fell off my seat leaning to get focus. The images of this bird are among my favourite sets....
    Credit: Mike Hobson
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-14
    Title or Location: Betws-y-Coyed North Wales.
    Taken in Betws-y-Coyed. Swallow Waterfall. Nikon D750 & Nikkor 24-120 mm lens.Long exposure 30sISO 100f/22120 mm
    Credit: Jako Ecka

    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Castle Hill,South Island, NZ
    Castle Hill is an amazing location for Landscape and Astro photography. Used a Nikon Z6ii & 20mm 1.8 lens along with a lens warmer plus the Photo Pills planner.The moon was brighter than expected - 5 days old but it actually did us a big favour in lighting up the rocks with the Milky Way core above it. This is the jpeg with no edits.
    Credit: Kevin Woods
    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Capital Reef National Park, Utah
    I was on a photo workshop in the park with about 8 others. We set up for the night in the Cathedral Overlook campground. At about 3:30 am, the leader got us up and we drove, then hiked to this spot. We took astro shots, then waited in place for a couple hours until early light on the cathedral formations. This is was a merging of the two exposures that created this image.
    Credit: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Facebook: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography

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