BOLTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 5th of February
Bolton Town Centre - 10am - 3 hours
Go back to basics and explore the exposure triangle. This meet-up will help students to feel more comfortable and confident about using the Manual Mode on their cameras. During the meet-up we will explore: - ISO - Aperture - Shutter Speed And how these camera settings can produce extremely different images.
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£48pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Motion Blur Meetup

Motion Blur Meetup

Saturday the 12th of February
Bolton - 5pm - 2hrs
In this Meetup we will be utilising motion blur to capture atmosphere, movement, stillness, and light trails at dusk. The following techniques will be explored to achieve motion blur and light trails: - Shutter Speed - Aperture - ISO/Exposure
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£18pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Abstract Nature Photography

Abstract Nature Photography

Saturday the 26th of February
Moses Gate Country Park - 11am - 2 hours
Learn how to capture unique nature and wildlife images. The following techniques will be explored and experimented with to help elevate your images: - Aperture - Perspective / Angles - Lighting - Abstracts - Reflection - Macro
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£18pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 5th of March
Bolton - 10am - 3 hours
Go back to basics and explore Image Composition. During the meet-up we will explore 3-4 concepts from the list below: - Rule Of Thirds - Symmetry - Leading Lines - Rule Of Evens/Odds - Fill The Frame / Negative Space - Juxtaposition / Complimentary Elements - Rule Of Space - Simplicity / Minimalism - Fibonacci / Golden Ratio - GoldenTriangles - Subject Isolation - Perspective - Colour Wheel - Left To Right - Element Balance - Frame Within A Frame - Patterns - Background Awareness
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£48pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Saturday the 12th of March
Bolton - 10am - 2 hours
In this Meetup we will explore the concepts of street photography, and how to convey the story and atmosphere of the 'everyday' within your images. The following techniques will be explored to bring life and energy into each image: - Motion Blur - Lighting - Reflection - Minimalism - Colour versus Monochrome
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£18pp     open - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Wildlife Photography Meetup

Wildlife Photography Meetup

Saturday the 26th of March
Moses Gate Country Park - 11am - 2 hours
In this Meetup we will explore the concepts of wildlife and nature photography, capturing animals and fauna. The following techniques will be explored: - Exposure Triangle - Reflection - Composition
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£18pp     open - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 2nd of April
Bolton - 10am - 3 hours
Go back to basics and explore Image Composition. During the meet-up we will explore 3-4 concepts from the list below: - Rule Of Thirds - Symmetry - Leading Lines - Rule Of Evens/Odds - Fill The Frame / Negative Space - Juxtaposition / Complimentary Elements - Rule Of Space - Simplicity / Minimalism - Fibonacci / Golden Ratio - GoldenTriangles - Subject Isolation - Perspective - Colour Wheel - Left To Right - Element Balance - Frame Within A Frame - Patterns - Background Awareness
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£48pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Motion Blur Meetup

Motion Blur Meetup

Saturday the 9th of April
Bolton Town Centre - 10am - 2 hours
In this Meetup we will be utilising motion blur to capture atmosphere, movement, and stillness in our images. The following techniques will be explored to achieve motion blur: - Shutter Speed - Aperture - Exposure - ND Filters
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£18pp     open - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Action Photography Meetup

Action Photography Meetup

Saturday the 23rd of April
Bolton - 10am - 2 hours
In this Meetup we will capture subjects in motion. The following techniques will be explored: - Wide Aperture - Shutter Speed - Motion Blur - Panning - Perspective / Focus
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£18pp     open - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday the 14th of May
Bolton Town Centre - 10am - 2 hours
In this Meetup we will practice portrait photography in a natural setting. The following techniques will be explored to help get the best image for your subject(s): - Lighting - Background - Aperture & Bokeh - Perspective - Communication
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£18pp     open - requires 2 bookings to proceed
ABOUT BOLTON
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 around Bolton.

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 Bolton Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 2 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue.

INSTRUCTORS
Berny Marsden
Berny Marsden
Berny Marsden
Mai Hem
Mai Hem is a professional photographer currently based in the uk. Mai Hem is naturally creative, and experimented with various forms of art and music as a child. However, the camera lens came later in life as her channel for emotional expression. “Photography is my visual release for emotions and thoughts i struggle to vocalise, comprehend, or understand at times.” Mai Hem is drawn to urban, urbex, and street photography, where the stories of creation, connection, and destruction are dynamically flowing; but is in awe of the beauty within landscapes and nature, and power of the portrait. Mai Hem’s teaching style is emotive and intuitive which allows students to feel their way into producing images that can encapsulate emotion, atmosphere, and energy.