SUNDERLAND
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Saturday 20 April
Sunderland Town Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Michael Veitch
Spring photography is a beautiful way to capture the renewal of life that comes with the arrival of spring.

Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We'll be looking at composition, focus and colour in this Spring season!
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
Sunderland Town Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Michael Veitch
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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£61       5 places left
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Tunstall Hills - 10am - 2 Hours
Michael Veitch
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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£24      

Nearby Photography Groups

Bird Photography

Bird Photography

Saturday 20 April
Morpeth, Northumberland - 10am - 2 Hours
Northumberland Photography Group
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Discover the secrets of capturing stunning avian photographs in picturesque natural settings. Join us for an immersive event tailored both for beginners and seasoned bird photography enthusiasts. Immerse in the beauty of local habitats and the diverse bird species that call them home, while refining your photography techniques.

This event not only focuses on improving your skills but also provides a platform to connect and learn from fellow bird photography aficionados. With an array of species to discover, each moment is an invitation to frame nature's feathered marvels through your lens.

Embrace the art of bird photography, where every session promises new insights and delightful camaraderie among peers who share your photographic journey.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
Marton-in-Cleveland - 11am - 3 Hours
Middlesbrough Photography Group
Mark Taylor
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.
book now
£61      
Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside Photography Walk

Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside Photography Walk

Saturday 20 April
Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside - 6pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Join us for a relaxed walk around the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside on this spring day, and immerse yourself in the cityscape. During this session you will learn how to capture transfixing photos through various composition methods including leading lines, echoes in shape, and mastering depth of field. The Quayside, adorned with its unique architecture and iconic bridges, serves as the perfect canvas for creating visually stunning images.
Whether you're a complete beginner or an intermediate photographer, this session meets all skill levels. Personalised guidance ensures that each person, regardless of experience, gains a complete understanding of fundamental compositional techniques. The personalised guidance extends to various different cameras from DSLR and Mirrorless to Mobile Phones. By the session's end, you will have newfound confidence and be equipped with the skills to harness compelling photographs.
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£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
Morpeth - 10am - 3 Hours
Northumberland Photography Group
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to delve deeper into understanding your camera better and go beyond just relying on automatic exposure. Engage with us in a comprehensive workshop designed to help you master the fundamentals of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings impact your photographs' exposure. Moreover, this isn't just a theory session - we'll be applying your newly learnt skills in a practical session under the supervision of a seasoned professional photographer. Seize this chance to enhance your photography skills and take your passion to the next level!
book now
£61      
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Saturday 27 April
Teams, Gateshead - 10am - 2 Hours
Durham Photography Group
Georgios Ntazos
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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£24      
Street Photography Challenge

Street Photography Challenge

Saturday 27 April
Newcastle Upon Tyne - 2pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Enhance your observational skills during this street photography challenge within the bustling Newcastle cityscape. During this session you will learn some easy to use methods to help you gain confidence as a street photographer including how to approach and photograph interesting people and capturing unique stories. You will also understand the best setting to use with your camera to capture the moment in a fast paced environment, as well as compositional and storytelling skills.
Great for all camera types including mobile phones and all skill levels.
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£24      

Flower Photography

Flower Photography

Saturday 04 May
Morpeth - 10am - 2 Hours
Northumberland Photography Group
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Delve into the art of capturing the delicate beauty of flowers with our comprehensive photography workshop. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the must-know techniques to create breathtaking floral images. From mastering composition and lighting to uncovering the secrets of creating distinct and eye-catching photographs, this session is an enriching journey for photography enthusiasts. Embark on a day filled with the joy of learning, the excitement of exploration, and the pleasure of artistic discovery. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will elevate your photographic skills to new heights.
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£24      
Beginner Photography Class

Beginner Photography Class

Saturday 04 May
Newcastle City Centre - 12:30pm - 3 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Join instructor Jenny on this photography class covering the basics of photography.

During this class you will gain an understanding of how your camera works, confidence using the exposure triangle, and how to use composition creatively.
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£61       3 places left
Spring Portrait Session

Spring Portrait Session

Saturday 11 May
Leazes - 2pm - 2 Hours
Newcastle Photography Group
Jenny Vest
Join Jenny, a portrait photographer with over a decade of experience, for a spring-inspired portrait session. Bring your chosen model - spouse, friend, or older child , and immerse yourself in the art of capturing the essence of spring though the genre of portraiture. During the session you'll learn the intricacies of posing, essential composition techniques like framing and utilising depth of field creatively. You'll also learn some simple lighting techniques as well as how to use the available light. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate enthusiast, this session promises to enhance your skills.
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£24      

Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 18 May
S Shore Rd, Gateshead - 10am - 2 Hours
Durham Photography Group
Georgios Ntazos
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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£24      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 18 May
Whitby - 11am - 2 Hours
Middlesbrough Photography Group
Mark Taylor
Embark on a creative journey and capture the world through your lens with our engaging photography walk. This leisurely stroll will take you through an array of visual experiences, from the bustling energy of street scenes to the serene majesty of landscapes. Along the way, discover the elegance of architectural forms and the beauty of seascapes, and explore the intriguing realm of abstract photography. Join fellow photography enthusiasts in this delightful exploration, where every snapshot is a story waiting to be told. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting, this event is designed to inspire and nurture your passion for photography.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
Morpeth - 10am - 3 Hours
Northumberland Photography Group
Sofia Soares Wheatley
Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to delve deeper into understanding your camera better and go beyond just relying on automatic exposure. Engage with us in a comprehensive workshop designed to help you master the fundamentals of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how these settings impact your photographs' exposure. Moreover, this isn't just a theory session - we'll be applying your newly learnt skills in a practical session under the supervision of a seasoned professional photographer. Seize this chance to enhance your photography skills and take your passion to the next level!
book now
£61      

Other Nearby Groups

Landscape Painting

Landscape Painting

Saturday 27 April
Barnes Park Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Watercolour Group
Stanley Ezeh
Discover the elegance of nature through the timeless medium of watercolor in our upcoming workshop. Led by a skilled instructor with profound experience in the field, participants will be immersed in a journey to master the art of painting. This session is designed to deepen your understanding of critical painting concepts such as color theory, composition, and brushwork.

Throughout the workshop, you'll learn how to harness light and shadow to imbue your pieces with depth and emotion, capture the vibrant colors and intricate textures of the natural landscape, and experiment with various brushstrokes and techniques to achieve remarkable effects. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a budding painter, this workshop promises a comprehensive exploration into the practice of bringing nature's splendor to life on canvas.
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£26      
Still Life Painting (Animal/Pets)

Still Life Painting (Animal/Pets)

Saturday 18 May
Barnes Park Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Watercolour Group
Stanley Ezeh
Still life paintings inspire and encourage us to view often everyday objects with renewed fascination. Join us as we incorporate some of the same techniques and subject matter of an art genre which dates back to Egyptian times. As one of the principal genres of Western Art, still life paintings involve a subject matter which does not move or is no longer alive . It will be a wholesome experience to explore the most effective approach to still life paintings
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£26      
Still Life Painting (Breakfast Piece)

Still Life Painting (Breakfast Piece)

Saturday 01 June
Burdon Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Newcastle Watercolour Group
Stanley Ezeh
Our quest to touch every aspect of still life painting brings us to this next Workshop where we will be painting breakfast, fruits and edible compositions. It will be a wholesome experience as the participants would be guided very step to render and understand every process of painting a beautiful still life painting.
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£26      

ABOUT SUNDERLAND
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 Sunderland.

  • 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.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    A good morning with Mike Veitch. He knows the city well and gave good advice when required. Unfortunately it was very windy and there were was not many people around but I still found it a useful workshop.
    5/5
    Stephen
    2024-01-22
    Really great session with Mike Veitch along the front at Roker and in Roker Park. It was good to talk about close-up, macro and micro photography and shares thoughts and ideas. We spent some very useful time working on composition of the image with Mike - fungus, flowers and textures of materials. Very well done for a great sessions. Thank you
    5/5
    Mike Peacock
    2023-11-13
    Really enjoyed the Nature class, with Mike providing some good tips on improving my photography.
    5/5
    JAMIE
    2023-11-13

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Michael Veitch
    Mike Veitch took up photography in 2010 when his mother upgraded her camera and gave him her old Canon 400D. Since then he has acquired a degree in Photography at the University of Sunderland and set up his own business. He has recently worked in the heritage sector, documenting the renovation of local heritage assets Hylton Castle and Sunderland Holy Trinity church with the local council and the Churches Conservation Trust.
    In his own practice, Mike likes to photograph landscapes of unloved places and those things generally ignored by most. His other interests and activities include history, mythology and failing to complete cryptic crosswords.
    PHOTOS
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Seaham Beach
    I like the minimalist in my images to tell a story. This image SOOC was not one of my finest. One of my passions is to create something out of nothing using post processing skills to complete the narrative for my viewers.
    Credit: Ken Fisher
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kenneth.fisher.547/

    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-03-15
    Title or Location: Seaham Chemical Beach County Durham
    Photography taken on seaham Chemical recently whith moody sky and the wheels in Background just showing its a long exposure using sony A6600 And 10-18mm wide angle lens Whith ND 6stop filter
    Credit: George Bowe
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-03-09
    Title or Location: Seaham Beach
    I was inspired by the power of the sea and wind to create my take on the Adamski Effect to capture the essence of that power and drama.
    Credit: Ken Fisher

    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-03-08
    Title or Location: Kielder reservoir
    Image taken 10.02.2022.NIKON D81020mm prime Settings:F3. 2S/S 15 secondsISO 1600I received a notification earlier in the day of possible strong auroral activity. Kielder is home to some of the darkest protected skies in the UK. As my weather apps were showing clear skies for this location (weather apps aren't always accurate!) , I made the 2 - 3 hour drive to this location and this time the apps were 100 correct. No sooner had I set up my camera and took some test shots, the auror
    Credit: Anthony Stephenson

    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-03-08
    Title or Location: alnwick castle
    this was an image ive aiways wanted to take alnwick castle illuminated with the reflection in a very still river aln it had to be a pano shot to do it justice and it was so peaceful and blue hour was the perfect time to capture it hope you like it
    Credit: micky sullivan
    Facebook: micky sullivan
    Instagram: photojunkie68
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Chemical beach
    I got this photo but it was a bonus image id actually went to try Capture a different image but was unable to do so then this photo just presented itself the way the sun caught the swirling water i just had to take the shot and i ended up going home very happy and im definitely going back for more
    Credit: Micky Sullivan
    Facebook: Micky Sullivan
    Instagram: photographyjunkie68

    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe
    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art

    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
    I captured this house sparrow coming in for a landing on my bird feeder one rainy afternoon using my Nikon D7500 and a Sigma 100-400mm lens. The settings were 1/1250 f/6.3 Auto ISO.
    Credit: Max L. Lieberman
    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Murfreesboro, Arkansas
    The classic "Diamond Ring" picture from the recent eclipse on April 8, 2024, taken from our cabin in the woods on the banks of the Little Missouri River! We (8 family members) have been eagerly waiting for this event since August of 2017, when we traveled to Athens, Tennessee for the last one!
    Credit: Craig P LaBorde
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Victoria Point, Brisbane
    This was my first attempt at astrophotography in Brisbane and was a trial shot more than anything. I went looking for an eastern facing foreground knowing that the Milky Way core would be rising at around 10pm from the east, leaving me few options where light pollution wouldn't be an issue. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too harsh at vic point. I loved the foreground and the lightning in the distance on the horizon, and the satellite creaping in was another unexpected surprise with th
    Credit: Ryan Bowron
    Instagram: @rdb_photo

    Glasgow Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: GlenCoe. Scotland.
    This photo was taken a few years ago. I waited a long time for the right light and atmosphere. I was already cold when this picture appeared. I was very happy that my efforts were so generously rewarded.
    Credit: Bogdan
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