What we're about

A meetup group with photo walks, workshops and talks for photographers in the Guildford area who want to get together, take some photos, share a drink and improve their photographic skills. The group runs on a number of strands;

Free photo walks : Free monthly photowalks from April to December each year. The photowalks usually take place on a weekday evening and each session has a theme to guide our photography. The sessions are followed by an optional chat in the pub; to have a drink, chat with fellow photographers and to review our photography.

Photo workshops : Paid for workshops which run as both individual session and in a series. The workshops take place in a classroom / studio setting and are designed to improve particular areas of your photography; from getting to know your camera, through to advanced technical and creative topics.
Many of the workshops take place at the Guildford Institute, which is in central Guildford. Guildford Institute has good links via local busses and has ample local parking.

Photography talks : We also post local photography based talks which we think may be of interest to the group. These will include talks given by our members in addition to local clubs and associations who welcome non-members (often with a small charge made).

If you would like to improve your technical and artistic photography skill and enjoy meeting with other local photographers, then please sign up and get involved.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch.

Peter Merry

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Improve your digital photography

The Guildford Institute


This one day course at The Guildford Institute is designed to improve your digital photography by understanding your camera controls and how they can be used to improve your images.

It is aimed at photographers with a basic level of skill who are keen to take their camera off auto mode and develop their photographic skills.

The course is for your if you have recently joined a camera club, have a new camera with more options or just want to improve your photography.

The course is suitable for any camera which can be taken off automatic mode, e.g. most digital bridge, mirrorless and dSLR cameras. I have loan cameras available, please contact me if you would like to use one.

We will explore both the technical and artistic elements of image taking, paying particular attention to composition, focus and exposure
and how these relate to your choice of lens, ISO, shutter speed and aperture.

The course will be a mixture of explanation, discussion and picture taking with kind and constructive feedback.

We will break for lunch, please bring your own or visit one of the nearby cafes.

Places are limited to 8 people to ensure everyone gets individual help and support.

The venue is in central Guildford with good public transport links. All day car parking is available in Guildford or at the Park and Rides.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Introduction to Street Photography workshop in Central London

Central London - TBC


This introduction to street photography workshop will explore some of London's iconic locations. Great for street photography and good for everyone from beginners through to experienced photographers.

We will be working on a range of street photography subjects; from candid people and street portraits through to more documentary and journalistic approaches. We will also look for small details and abstract possibilities to make the best of everything that London has to offer.

We will meet up at 10:30 and after brief introductions will be on our way. We will stop for lunch to rest our feet and review our progress and then continue with our photography for the afternoon. We will have a brief review at the end of the workshop, which should finish at about 3:30pm.

There will be ample time for help and tuition throughout the day which will use a number of assignments to help develop your approach to street photography and your understanding of various techniques available.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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