BOLTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Street Photography - Events

Street Photography - Events

Saturday the 27th of August
Bolton - 11am - 2 hours
In this special Street Photography Meet-Up we will have plenty of opportunity to capture some great stories and images at The Bolton Food & Drink Festival. Using a variety of focal lengths, shutter speeds, apertures and perspectives, we will explore how to document an event and capture the energy and atmosphere within our images. This will be a great meet-up if you want to increase your confidence when taking photos of people in a busy environment.
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£21pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners' Motion Blur Photography

Beginners' Motion Blur Photography

Saturday the 3rd of September
Bolton - 11am - 3 hours
This Photography Meet-Up is perfect for anyone who's a complete beginner or wants to become more confident shooting in manual mode with their camera. Although the theme is Motion Photography, this Meet-Up will be focused on the three main settings on your camera (The Exposure Triangle) and how they can drastically change the image you capture: - Shutter Speed - Aperture / F-Stop - ISO (exposure) This is an informal and relaxed way to learn the basics and progress onto the themed Meet-Ups.
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£55pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Motion Photography at Night

Motion Photography at Night

Saturday the 17th of September
Bolton - 6pm - 2 hours
In this Photography Meet-Up we will utilise the dusk lighting to focus on capturing motion blur and light trails from the busy intersections within the town centre. Learning Objectives: - Adjusting the Exposure Triangle settings as the natural light fades - Slow Shutter Speed to capture visually attractive light trails - Exploring different perspectives and angles to create more interesting images - Comparing simple versus messy light trail images.
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£21pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners' Nature Photography

Beginners' Nature Photography

Saturday the 1st of October
Farnworth - 11am - 3 hours
This Photography Meet-Up is perfect for anyone who's a complete beginner or wants to become more confident shooting in manual mode with their camera. Although the theme is Nature Photography, this Meet-Up will be focused on the three main settings on your camera (The Exposure Triangle) and how they can drastically change the image you capture: - Shutter Speed - Aperture / F-Stop - ISO (exposure) This is an informal and relaxed way to learn the basics and progress onto the themed Meet-Ups.
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£55pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Nature Photography - Autumn

Nature Photography - Autumn

Saturday the 15th of October
Moses Gate Country Park - 12pm - 2 hours
In this Photography Meet-Up, we will explore how to capture the beauty of nature in Autumn. Learning Objectives: - Aperture - Macro - Perspective and angles - Reflections
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£21pp     open - requires 3 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.

REVIEWS
Great couple of hours very relaxed great host
5/5
Stan Crook
June 18th 2022
Brilliant advise and help from Mai with camera settings. Really enjoyed not being the only one with a camera, the group had tips and stories for eachother. My confidence going out in public with my camera has sky rocketed thanks to Mai. I loved just going with the flow and interacting with the environment as things came up. I will most be definitely going to the next one!
5/5
Emily Quinn
June 18th 2022
INSTRUCTORS
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.