READING
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Street/Action Photography

Street/Action Photography

Saturday 01 June
Riverside Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Adeyemi Salako
This session is for art or inquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places, usually with the aim of capturing images at a decisive or poignant moment by careful framing and timing.
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£24      
Composition in Photography

Composition in Photography

Saturday 15 June
Forbury - 10am - 2 Hours
Anush Venkataraman
Unlock the Art of Captivating Photography Composition

Elevate your photography game with our exclusive workshop: Understanding and Mastering Composition in Photography.

What You'll Gain:

Craft Visual Stories: Learn the secrets to arranging elements within the frame for maximum impact. Your photos will tell stories that captivate and resonate.
Balance and Harmony: Discover how to achieve balance, harmony, and a dynamic visual flow in your images. Turn ordinary scenes into extraordinary compositions.
Framing Techniques: Master framing techniques that guide the viewer's eye and create focus. Elevate your subjects in creative and meaningful ways.
Rule of Thirds and Beyond: Dive deep into the rule of thirds and explore advanced compositional techniques that will set your work apart.
Landscapes, Portraits, and More: Whether you're into landscapes, portraits, or any other genre, our workshop caters to all styles. Unleash your creativity in every shot.

Why Join Us? :

Networking: Connect with fellow photography enthusiasts, share ideas, and build a supportive community.
Limited Spots: Secure your spot now for an immersive learning experience. Don't miss out on transforming your photography skills!

Questions?

Reach us at https://readingphotographygroup.co.uk/contact/. Unleash the power of composition and take your photography to new heights!
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£26      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 29 June
Prospect St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Anush Venkataraman
The workshop on "Portraiture With Natural Light" aimed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to create stunning portraits using only natural light sources. The workshop delves into various techniques, tips, and tricks to harness the power of natural light for compelling portraiture. 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.

Key Takeaways:

Understanding Natural Light:
• Recognize and work with different qualities of natural light, including soft, diffused light and harsh, direct light.
• The impact of time of day, weather conditions, and location on the quality and direction of natural light.

Mastering Light Control:
• Techniques for manipulating natural light to achieve desired effects were explored, such as using reflectors, diffusers, and simple modifiers to enhance or soften light.
• Insights into positioning subjects in relation to light sources to create flattering and dramatic portraits.

Composition and Posing:
• Emphasis on composition techniques tailored to natural light portraiture, including framing, leading lines, and balancing elements within the frame.
• Practical guidance on posing subjects to maximize the impact of natural light and highlight their features effectively was provided.

Creativity and Experimentation:
• Encouraging participants to think creatively and experiment with unconventional approaches to natural light portraiture.
• Through hands-on exercises and case studies, new ways to use light creatively to evoke mood, convey emotion, and tell compelling stories through portraits.

Post-Processing:
• Basic post-processing techniques for enhancing natural light portraits were covered, including adjustments to contrast, colour temperature, and exposure.
• How to use editing software to refine their portraits while preserving the natural look and feel of the light.
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£56      

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 13 July
Reading Station - 10am - 2 Hours
Adeyemi Salako
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      
Interior Portraits (Window Light)

Interior Portraits (Window Light)

Saturday 03 August
Riverside Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Adeyemi Salako
Please join us for discussion of interior portraits (Window Light) We will discuss the following: - metering process, what ISO will work best - posing to take advantage of the window light - the use of reflectors and where to place - what reflection material to use silver, gold, or white. And so much more...Hope to see you there!
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£26      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 07 September
Liebenrood Rd, Reading - 10am - 2 Hours
Adeyemi Salako
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      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 05 October
Reading Station - 10am - 2 Hours
Adeyemi Salako
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      
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Saturday 02 November
Blagrave Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Adeyemi Salako
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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£26      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 07 December
Riverside Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Adeyemi Salako
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Photojournalism for Beginners

Photojournalism for Beginners

Saturday 08 June
London Rd, Luton - 10am - 3 Hours
Luton Photography Group
King Solomon Ekhaiyeme
Embark on an exciting journey into the world of storytelling through the lens! Whether you're an aspiring photographer or someone who simply loves to document life's incredible moments, our Photojournalism for Beginners Class is the perfect opportunity to explore the art of visual storytelling.

Learn from seasoned photojournalist who has a wealth of experience in capturing powerful narratives through their lenses. He'll share valuable insights, techniques, and tips to help you kickstart your journey in photojournalism.
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£67      
Bokeh for Beginners

Bokeh for Beginners

Saturday 08 June
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 11am - 2 Hours
Farnborough Photography Group
Nikita Piven
The goal of this session is to learn how to add the Bokeh affect to your photos. We will also be working on photography in low light with and with camera flash.
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£26      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 15 June
Grenfell Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Maidenhead Photography Group
Sean Wright
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.
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£26      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 16 June
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 3 Hours
Basingstoke Photography Group
Lucie Nakach
This class is perfect for beginners that want to try and go more out of their camera!

In this 3 hour class, we will go over ALL the basics so you can feel confident in your skills.

You will have lots of time to practice your new skills and try new things.

This is a very hands-on class so you will be helped every step of the way!
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£61       5 places left
Street Life Photography

Street Life Photography

Saturday 22 June
New Town - 10am - 2 Hours
Luton Photography Group
King Solomon Ekhaiyeme
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      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 22 June
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 6pm - 2 Hours
Farnborough Photography Group
Nikita Piven
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones.
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£26      

Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday 23 June
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Photography Group
Lucie Nakach
Come down and explore the city and the many ways you can take pictures of it!

We'll explore new and exciting ways to look at the city and its streets through learning the composition, settings, telling a story through your photograph, and learning the basic dos and don't for street photography.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Tennyson Road - 10am - 3 Hours
Luton Photography Group
King Solomon Ekhaiyeme
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      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Saturday 06 July
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 6pm - 2 Hours
Farnborough Photography Group
Nikita Piven
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating stunning images with a shallow depth of field.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance.

We will cover topics such as using a shallow depth of field to create a mood, blurring out distracting backgrounds, and how to use a shallow depth of field to give a bokeh effect behind our subjects to make them pop.
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£26      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 07 July
Basingstoke City Centre - 9am - 3 Hours
Basingstoke Photography Group
Lucie Nakach
This class is perfect for beginners that want to try and go more out of their camera!

In this 3 hour class, we will go over ALL the basics so you can feel confident in your skills.

You will have lots of time to practice your new skills and try new things.

This is a very hands-on class so you will be helped every step of the way!
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£67      
Event Photography

Event Photography

Saturday 20 July
Manor Road, Luton - 10am - 2 Hours
Luton Photography Group
King Solomon Ekhaiyeme
Join us for a vibrant day of creativity and camaraderie at our Event Photography Meetup! Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow enthusiasts, share tips and tricks, and capture stunning moments together. Bring your camera and your passion for photography, and let's explore the art of storytelling through our lenses. From candid shots to carefully composed scenes, there's inspiration waiting around every corner. Don't miss out on this chance to elevate your skills and expand your network in a welcoming and supportive environment. See you there!
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Sturt Road, Frimley Green - 11am - 3 Hours
Farnborough Photography Group
Nikita Piven
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 08 June
Eastrop Lane - 10am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Watercolour Group
Yaniz Andres
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      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 22 June
Eastrop Lane - 10am - 2 Hours
Basingstoke Watercolour Group
Yaniz Andres
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      
ABOUT READING
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 Reading .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Excellent tuition from enthusiastic instructor
    5/5
    Tracey
    2024-05-06
    It was a well-led small group. Yemi the leader was positive and supportive and I learnt a lot. The only reason I didn?t give it 5 stars was because I had to pay extra to get into Biele Park. This should have been advertised before signing up to the event
    4/5
    Paul
    2024-04-08
    Great event with excellent instructor
    5/5
    Tracey
    2024-04-08

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Anush Venkataraman
    I'm a designer, photographer, independent filmmaker, but more importantly a Leo. I'm obsessed with typography and typefaces. I create thoughtful experiences for humans and propel brands with soul and substance. I collaborate with people, teams, and businesses to design and develop new experiences, brand identities, strategies, and processes through web, print and digital interactions.

    Anush Venkataraman is available for private bookings

    Available all days for portraits, private photography sessions, weddings and corporate events.

    Profile-

    https://instagram.com/thisvibrantpentagon
    https://instagram.com/shutterepisodes

    Adeyemi Salako
    I, Adeyemi, am a storyteller behind the camera, capturing moments in digital form. The world as I see it is visually told through my photographic journey, from the subtle movement of light to the spectacular tapestry of hues. My lens has passionately captured a variety of landscapes, raw emotions, and the poetry inherent in ordinary life over a period of 5 years. Every picture is a canvas on which feelings are captured in a moment in time.

    My art aims to arouse feelings, stimulate the mind, and highlight the beauty in the commonplace. By utilizing composition and perspective in a unique way, I encourage viewers to go on a visual journey and uncover narratives within every picture. Come along with me as we examine the visual symphony of life, click by click.
    PHOTOS
    Reading Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: WWY Slimbridge
    There are 3 species of flamingos at WWT Slimbridge, but this species, the Caribbean flamingo is by far the pinkest out of the bunch ..&128522
    Credit: Mark Isaacs
    Facebook: M I photography

    Reading Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: WWT Arundel
    These spectacled eiders normally live off the coast of Alaska , but this one and a few more live in sunny Sussex at WWT Arundel ..
    Credit: Mark Isaacs
    Facebook: MI Photography
    Reading Photography Group
    2024-05-05
    Title or Location: My garden in Basingstoke
    This bird has been visiting my garden for the last few years , mainly because I have an aviary full of budgies and every year this bird try?s to catch them .. &9786&65039
    Credit: Mark Isaacs

    Reading Photography Group
    2024-04-27
    Title or Location: Basingstoke
    The starlings love a bath after feasting on the meal worms I put out for them ..&128522
    Credit: Mark Isaacs
    Facebook: MI photograghy

    Reading Photography Group
    2024-04-19
    Title or Location: Forbury Gardens
    I like to play around with older lenses on modern cameras, and I had just picked up an Asahi Super Takumar 50mm 1.4. With Spring in the air, I decided to head to Forbury Gardens, which normally has a nice selection of flowers, to try it out.
    Credit: Kevin Kellier
    Instagram: Pagster__
    Reading Photography Group
    2024-03-30
    Title or Location: Basingstoke
    Lucky to have these Siskins visiting my garden here in Basingstoke.. &9786&65039
    Credit: Mark Isaacs
    Facebook: MI photography

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks

    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto
    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

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