• Introduction to Street Photography workshop (via Zoom)

    Online event

    £10.00

    An introduction to street photography workshop covering a variety of street photography subjects. We will look at what street photography is, how best to capture it and the law and ethics with regard to street photography.
    Note: This workshop is being run in conjunction with LondonStreet.photography
    Full details can be seen at the following web link:
    https://www.londonstreet.photography/events
    Tickets cost £10 per person

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  • CANCELLED : Evening photowalk : Springtime in Guildford (Free event)

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    UPDATE 17 MARCH 2020:

    Due to the current Coronavirus situation we have postponed this and the other meetups we had planned for April and May.

    A more detailed update will be sent out to all group members very soon.

    Thanks for being part of the GuildfordPhotography.com meetup group.

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    To mark out first meetup photowalk of 2020, we will be looking to find some signs of spring in the courtyards, backstreets and alleyways of Guildford.

    You will be set the challenge to take 3 photos that go together as a group showing something interesting that you find along the way.

    It might be 3 portraits of people you meet or some small details you see along the way. Whatever you find interesting will make a good subject.

    We will meet on the High Street outside the Guildhall (opposite Tunsgate Arch) at 7:00pm and after brief introductions we will be on our way.

    I will be around to show you some interesting photo opportunities and to offer encouragement and help, should you need it.

    We will shoot until about 8:30 and then move into a local pub to see what we have managed to find and to have a chat and a drink.

    Hopefully you will make some new friends, have fun and improve your photography.

    I look forward to seeing you on the evening.
    Peter Merry

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  • Take better digital photos (4 Thursday evening sessions) FULL

    Guildford Institute

    THIS SERIES OF EVENING SESSIONS IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
    IF YOU HAVE BOOKED A PLACE WITH THE GUILDFORD INSTITUTE WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.
    IF NOT, PLEASE CONTACT THEM (using the link below) TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY CANCELLATION PLACES AVAILABLE.
    https://www.guildford-institute.org.uk/event/take-better-digital-photos-gi-19-661/2020-02-20/

    This series of four evening sessions will provide a solid foundation in photography. Note: The course is run in connection with The Guildford Institute and bookings should be made with the Institute using the link at the bottom of these details.

    We will explore an introduction to photography and learn how to use our digital cameras, moving away from automatic and into aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes.

    The final session will provide the chance for extensive practice taking portraits with a variety of lighting options.

    Each session will be a mix of discussion, demonstration, photography and review. Suitable for users of digital cameras that have the ability to select aperture priority, shutter priority and manual settings – if in doubt please get in touch.

    Note: These sessions are run in conjunction with The Guildford Institute and booking and payment should be made directly with the Institute using the link below.

    Cost for the full course of 4 sessions is £54.80 with discounts for members of The Guildford Institute.

    Booking can be made via the following link:

    https://www.guildford-institute.org.uk/event/take-better-digital-photos-gi-19-661/2020-02-20/

    About your tutor:
    Peter Merry has been teaching photography for a number of years, both to groups and on a one-to-one basis. He is a photographic judge for the Surrey Photographic Association and an active member of the Guildford Photographic Society.

  • Take better digital photos (4 Thursday evening sessions) FULL

    Guildford Institute

    THIS SERIES OF EVENING SESSIONS IS NOW FULL BOOKED.
    IF YOU HAVE BOOKED A PLACE WITH THE GUILDFORD INSTITUTE WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.
    IF NOT, PLEASE CONTACT THEM (using the link below) TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY CANCELLATION PLACES AVAILABLE.
    https://www.guildford-institute.org.uk/event/take-better-digital-photos-gi-19-661/2020-02-20/

    This series of four evening sessions will provide a solid foundation in photography. Note: The course is run in connection with The Guildford Institute and bookings should be made with the Institute using the link at the bottom of these details.

    We will explore an introduction to photography and learn how to use our digital cameras, moving away from automatic and into aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes.

    The final session will provide the chance for extensive practice taking portraits with a variety of lighting options.

    Each session will be a mix of discussion, demonstration, photography and review. Suitable for users of digital cameras that have the ability to select aperture priority, shutter priority and manual settings – if in doubt please get in touch.

    Note: These sessions are run in conjunction with The Guildford Institute and booking and payment should be made directly with the Institute using the link below.

    Cost for the full course of 4 sessions is £54.80 with discounts for members of The Guildford Institute.

    Booking can be made via the following link:

    https://www.guildford-institute.org.uk/event/take-better-digital-photos-gi-19-661/2020-02-20/

    About your tutor:
    Peter Merry has been teaching photography for a number of years, both to groups and on a one-to-one basis. He is a photographic judge for the Surrey Photographic Association and an active member of the Guildford Photographic Society.

  • Take better digital photos (4 Thursday evening sessions)

    Guildford Institute

    This series of four evening sessions will provide a solid foundation in photography. Note: The course is run in connection with The Guildford Institute and bookings should be made with the Institute using the link at the bottom of these details.

    We will explore an introduction to photography and learn how to use our digital cameras, moving away from automatic and into aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes.

    The final session will provide the chance for extensive practice taking portraits with a variety of lighting options.

    Each session will be a mix of discussion, demonstration, photography and review. Suitable for users of digital cameras that have the ability to select aperture priority, shutter priority and manual settings – if in doubt please get in touch.

    Note: These sessions are run in conjunction with The Guildford Institute and booking and payment should be made directly with the Institute using the link below.

    Cost for the full course of 4 sessions is £54.80 with discounts for members of The Guildford Institute.

    Booking can be made via the following link:

    https://www.guildford-institute.org.uk/event/take-better-digital-photos-gi-19-661/2020-02-20/

    About your tutor:
    Peter Merry has been teaching photography for a number of years, both to groups and on a one-to-one basis. He is a photographic judge for the Surrey Photographic Association and an active member of the Guildford Photographic Society.

  • Take better digital photos (4 Thursday evening sessions)

    Guildford Institute

    This event is now FULL. Thanks to everyone who signed up via The Guildford Institute.
    A series of four evening sessions will provide a solid foundation in photography. Note: The course is run in connection with The Guildford Institute and bookings should be made with the Institute using the link at the bottom of these details.

    We will explore an introduction to photography and learn how to use our digital cameras, moving away from automatic and into aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes.

    The final session will provide the chance for extensive practice taking portraits with a variety of lighting options.

    Each session will be a mix of discussion, demonstration, photography and review. Suitable for users of digital cameras that have the ability to select aperture priority, shutter priority and manual settings – if in doubt please get in touch.

    Note: These sessions are run in conjunction with The Guildford Institute and booking and payment should be made directly with the Institute using the link below.

    Cost for the full course of 4 sessions is £54.80 with discounts for members of The Guildford Institute.

    Booking can be made via the following link:

    https://www.guildford-institute.org.uk/event/take-better-digital-photos-gi-19-661/2020-02-20/

    About your tutor:
    Peter Merry has been teaching photography for a number of years, both to groups and on a one-to-one basis. He is a photographic judge for the Surrey Photographic Association and an active member of the Guildford Photographic Society.

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  • Evening photowalk : Christmas Lights, Guildford Town Centre

    This month we will be photographing the lead up to Christmas in Guildford town centre.

    In addition to the Christmas lights, there should be plenty of people around enjoying pre-Christmas fun, so you may feel encouraged to engage with them and ask if you can take their picture.

    Your challenge will be to take 3 images that capture the lead up to Christmas on the High Street.

    As ever, you should think about the composition, your point of view and the light, which will be challenging on a December evening.

    We will meet on Guildford High Street outside the Guildhall (opposite Tunsgate Arch) at 7:00pm and after brief introductions we will be on our way.

    We will shoot until about 8:30 and then move on to a local pub to see what we have managed to find and to have a chat and a drink.

    Hopefully you will make some new friends, have fun and improve your photography.

    I look forward to seeing you at this free meetup.

    Peter Merry

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  • Workshop: Add Movement to your photography

    Location visible to members

    £35.00

    ADD MOVEMENT TO YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

    Most photographers try to avoid movement when they take their pictures. Todays workshop takes a different approach and looks to put the movement into your images using a variety of techniques for dramatic effect.

    We will take photographs with movement, talk about movement within photography and explore situations where movement can add to the image.

    The workshop is divided into three sections, covering a variety of techniques:

    PANNING:
    By following the subject as it moves, panning minimises movement of the (moving) subject while adding blur to the (static) background. This approach shows clarity of the subject but the background blur provides the feeling of movement. A great technique for sports photography.

    LONG EXPOSURE:
    The use of long exposure can completely change the feel of an image.
    It can turn a crowded scene into an oasis of quiet, or a choppy sea into a flat smooth seascape. The options are only limited by your imagination and technical skills.
    We will explore the use of slow shutter speeds with and without neutral density filters (including big stoppers) to create long exposure images.
    A great technique for dramatic skies and smooth seas.

    INTENTIONAL CAMERA MOVEMENT (ICM):
    ICM is used to create artistic and unusual images.
    Your camera movement is exaggerated by using long exposures to create dramatic effects. The type of movements we will be using include, vertical, horizontal, circular and zoom movements. All will be used to create an intentional dramatic change to 'normal' image.
    A great technique for shaking up landscapes and creating artistic abstracts.

    There will be ample opportunities to ask questions and to try out the techniques we will be looking at.

    A variety of neutral density filters will be available during the session, which will fit many camera lenses. Please let me know the size of your lens filter and I will do my best to make sure you can try out the filters I bring.

    The workshop is open to anyone interested in improving their photography. It will be most useful if you have a camera that has manual and semi-automatic settings. Suitable cameras include most mirrorless, bridge and DSLR cameras.

    This workshop is not suitable for smart phone camera users (a dedicated workshop for iPhone photography will be held later in the year).

    About your tutor:
    Peter Merry has been teaching photography for a number of years, both to groups and on a one-to-one basis. He is a photographic judge for the Surrey Photographic Association and an active member of the Guildford Photographic Society.

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  • Evening photowalk : Bike races, Guildford Town Centre

    High Street

    This month we will be photographing action at the Guildford Town Centre Bike Races. Your challenge will be to take 3 images that show the thrill and excitement of the event. There will be ample opportunity to photograph the racers as they make their way around the town centre course. The junior races start at 6:15pm with the seniors starting from 7:00pm. The final elite race starts at 8:00pm and lasts approx. 45 minutes. Full details of the bike event can be found here:

    https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/191181/Guildford-Town-Centre-Races-2019

    As with all photographs, you should think about the composition, your point of view and the light. Your images may exaggerate the movement using a slow shutter speed, or freeze the movement with a faster one.

    For this event only, we will meet outside the High Street entrance of M&S (as our usual meeting point will not be easily accessible) at 7:00pm and after brief introductions we will be on our way. I suggest that you get in place at any of the corner points as these often have the most excitement.

    We will shoot until about 8:30 and then move on to The Britannia down by the river ( post code GU2 4BE ) to see what we have managed to find and to have a chat and a drink.

    Hopefully you will make some new friends, have fun and improve your photography.

    I look forward to seeing you on the evening.

    UPDATE:
    Unfortunately, I will not be able to be with you all for this event.
    However, Kevin has agreed to step in and lead for the evening.
    Kevin has been with us from the start and he will be able to offer help and answer any questions you may have.

    Have a great evening and see you all soon!

    Peter Merry

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  • Evening photowalk : Down by the river

    High Street

    This month we will be photographing down by the river, in the centre of Guildford. Your challenge will be to take 3 images of things that move. As with all photographs, you should think about the composition, your point of view and how the light can be used to build a good group of images.
    Your images may exaggerate the movement using a slow shutter speed, or freeze the movement with a quick shutter speed.

    There should be lots of interesting options down by the river. Maybe a boat making it's way along the river or a jogger running on the river bank.
    Whatever you find interesting will make a good subject.

    We will meet on Guildford High Street outside the Guildhall (opposite Tunsgate Arch) at 7:00pm and after brief introductions we will be on our way down to the river.

    I will be around to show you some interesting photo opportunities and to offer encouragement and help, should you need it.

    We will shoot until about 8:30 and then move into a local pub to see what we have managed to find and to have a chat and a drink.

    Hopefully you will make some new friends, have fun and improve your photography.

    I look forward to seeing you on the evening.

    Peter Merry

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