BARNSLEY
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB

Upcoming Events

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 25 May
Church Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Ellis Chappell
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

On the Road

On the Road

Saturday 01 June
Deansgate and Castlefield - 11am - 2 Hours
Manchester Photography Group
Warren McCann
This session will be looking at highways and roads to photograph what is right in front of you every day you travel. We will also combine motion blur with traffic and create some unique street / road scenes.
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£24      
Wildflower Photography Meetup

Wildflower Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Minskip Rd, Boroughbridge, Staveley - 9am - 2 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
Join us as we explore and capture the beauty of wildflowers in this photography meetup. We will discuss the optimum camera settings for the conditions on the day and then find some nice flowers to photograph. The main considerations will be light, aperture, and framing; learning how to see and capture pleasing images of wild plants and flowers.
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£24      
Perspectives & Composition Photography Meetup

Perspectives & Composition Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Great Underbank - 11am - 2 Hours
Stockport Photography Group
Olamide Bakare
Embark on a journey of discovery with our Capturing Perspectives: Composition Techniques - Stockport View Photography Meetup. Discover the secrets behind captivating images in this immersive class, where we delve into the art of composition, exploring concepts like the Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Framing, Symmetry, and more. Through hands-on techniques, you'll learn how to enhance the visual impact of your photographs and effectively convey stories through composition. With the stunning view and cityscape of Stockport as our backdrop, you'll have the perfect opportunity to put theory into practice. Whether you're a beginner looking to enhance your skills or an experienced photographer seeking inspiration, this workshop promises to elevate your photography and unleash your creativity. Don't miss your chance to join us and capture unforgettable moments with Stockport View!
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£26      

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 15 June
Minskip Rd, Boroughbridge, Staveley - 9am - 3 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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£61      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 22 June
Four Seasons Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Mansfield Photography Group
Olamide Bakare
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      
Capturing Life: Street Photography Meetup Embracing the Human Element

Capturing Life: Street Photography Meetup Embracing the Human Element

Saturday 29 June
Central Stockport - 11am - 2 Hours
Stockport Photography Group
Olamide Bakare

Embark on an enriching journey into street photography with our "Capturing Life: Street Photography Meetup Embracing the Human Element" class. Learn to capture the essence of urban life and human experiences in the bustling streets of Stockport.

Master essential techniques for composing compelling shots, navigating various lighting conditions, and approaching subjects with respect and ethical consideration. Through hands-on practice sessions and constructive feedback, hone your skills in capturing authentic moments that resonate deeply with viewers.

Whether you're a novice or a seasoned enthusiast, join us for an unforgettable exploration of street photography, where every street corner holds a captivating story waiting to be revealed. Embrace the human element and unleash your creativity on the vibrant streets of our city.
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£26      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Minskip Rd, Boroughbridge, Staveley - 9am - 3 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
The aim of this session is to help you become more confident with your camera and move away from the automatic settings. With the guidance of a professional photographer you will learn about the exposure triangle, along with autofocus and compositional techniques that will take your photography to the next level.
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£67      
Shooting in Manual Mode Meetup

Shooting in Manual Mode Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Hamilton Way - 10am - 2 Hours
Mansfield Photography Group
Olamide Bakare
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Deansgate and Castlefield - 11am - 3 Hours
Manchester Photography Group
Warren McCann
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       5 places left

Motion Blur - Water Photography Meetup

Motion Blur - Water Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Ripon HG4 2QA - 9am - 2 Hours
Harrogate Photography Group
Simon Roy
During this session we will be using longer exposures on fast-moving water to create a motion blur effect. We will start with a short walk along the river stoping at a few suitable locations. The main considerations will be light, aperture, shutter speed, and composition.
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£26      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Northern Quarter - 11am - 2 Hours
Manchester Photography Group
Warren McCann
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      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 20 July
Hamilton Way - 6pm - 2 Hours
Mansfield Photography Group
Olamide Bakare
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

 Floral and Nature Painting

Floral and Nature Painting

Saturday 25 May
Baring St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Manchester Watercolour Group
Wei-Ting Sheng
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      
Park Life - Drawing Class

Park Life - Drawing Class

Saturday 25 May
Manchester City Center - 2pm - 2 Hours
Manchester Art Group
Chloe Harris
Capturing scenes of leisure during people's days off. Family walks, shopping, waiting for public transport, couples, feeding the ducks, people at the pub and nights out.

Figures and action will make up scenes the group will work on, at the end is an option to show collectively the scenes of Park Life we will have all created.
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£26      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 26 May
Chorlton-on-Medlock - 11am - 3 Hours
Manchester Crochet Club
Ray Plummer
Reignite your love for crochet or pick up this relaxing hobby for the first time at our beginner-friendly class. Whether you are completely new or have previous crocheting experience, this program will offer expert guidance on those quintessential basic stitches. The session opens with training on proficient ways of holding the yarn before advancing to the formation of stitches that build up a classic granny square. Moreover, we won't let you worry about materials - a crochet kit will be provided for each participant. To enhance your experience, a complimentary tea or coffee is also included in the package. Start weaving new memories and creating handmade treasures with us.
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£50      

Blossoms & Brushstrokes: Watercolour Portraiture Meetup

Blossoms & Brushstrokes: Watercolour Portraiture Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Oxford Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Manchester Watercolour Group
Shilpa Sapatnekar
Immerse yourself in the artistry of watercolour portraiture with techniques for blending, light, shadow, and capturing the human essence.
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£26      
Beginner's Watercolour Meetup

Beginner's Watercolour Meetup

Saturday 15 June
Baring St. - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Manchester Watercolour Group
Wei-Ting Sheng
Embark on a creative journey with our Beginner's Watercolour Meetup, where artistic exploration meets a supportive community eager to inspire and guide. Joining this vibrant gathering offers participants the opportunity to delve into the enchanting world of watercolours, regardless of prior experience. Our seasoned instructor provides tailored guidance, fostering a space where beginners can cultivate their artistic skills in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. Connect with like-minded individuals, share ideas, and witness your creativity flourish as you immerse yourself in the mesmerizing art of watercolour painting. Don't miss the chance to unlock your artistic potential – join our Beginner's Watercolour Meetup and let your imagination flow onto the canvas!
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£26      
ABOUT BARNSLEY
PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB
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 Barnsley.

  • 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 Barnsley Photography Club on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Very good, learnt some new things and enjoyed practising what we had learnt. John had some excellent information and was very good with me as minor.
    5/5
    Jessica
    2023-01-10
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Ellis Chappell
    Hi I'm Ellis, an urban landscape/ architectural photographer from Barnsley. I have travelled to various city's around the world to capture numerous architectural / urban landscape images. I have a large curiosity for how architecture evokes emotion through iconic design and try to demonstrate my fascination with the visual impact through my photography. I have a keen eye for detail and would love to be your photographer for any given project or tutoring session. My Instagram is the best way to contact me @my.vendetta.

    Ellis Chappell is available for private bookings

    Available most weekends ( Saturdays & Sundays ) 10am- 6pm

    PHOTOS
    Barnsley Photography Club
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: Medina Malta
    Didn't want to lug my heavy Nikon D850 on holiday to Malta ( I'm 77 lol ) so purchased an Olympus mft . This shot just appeared in front of me and I loved it. Malta is a photographers dream.
    Credit: Russell Snood
    Facebook: Russ Snood

    Barnsley Photography Club
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location: My garden, in Royston
    I planted the white camelia in 2021 to fill a gap where a Christmas spruce had been. It failed to flower last year but, this year, has two flowers open. This is the best one.
    Credit: John M Jackson
    Instagram: paintedbyjmj
    Barnsley Photography Club
    2024-03-11
    Title or Location:
    The combination of delicate tulips and the soft patter of raindrops against the windowpane evokes a sense of serenity and natural beauty.
    Credit: Izabela

    Barnsley Photography Club
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Barnsley , Locke Park
    ... the first snowfall in the United Kingdom 2024 brings joy into our lives ..
    Credit: Frunzete

    Barnsley Photography Club
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location:

    Credit: Izabela
    Barnsley Photography Club
    2024-01-13
    Title or Location: Barnsley town centre
    Dark vintage edit of Barnsley train station using Adobe lightroom
    Credit: Matilda Bissell
    Instagram: Matildabissellphotography

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez
    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire
    I started taking my son to RIAT in 2008 when he was just six years old. He had to follow Dad, and would be seen armed with my old Canon 350D. I was using a Canon 40D and Canon 100-400mm L series lens at the time.RIAT is wholly dependant upon the right weather for good photography. Cloud too low - display routines are changed. Too much cloud and rain - the background is too grey. The weather can also be too good, leaving bright blue, but boring backgrounds. Thankfully July 18, 2009 provided goo
    Credit: Steve Kingston
    Facebook: Steven Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558
    Milwaukee Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Near Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Knowing there was a high chance of seeing the aurora borealis, I left work early on Friday, May 10. First, I stopped at my local camera store to buy a new lens I had been dreaming about (14-24mm f2.8). Then I drove to Minnesota to meet up with another photographer. By 1am, we found ourselves by this lake. I often found myself admiring the aurora and not taking pictures. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced.
    Credit: Jenny Parbs
    Instagram: @jparbsphoto

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