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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!
next available date
Saturday the 26th of June 2021
Composition and Storytelling in Photography - University / Meadows area, Edinburgh - 10am - 2 hours
Composition - what the photographer chooses to include in the photograph, positioning of these elements in the frame and the elements they leave out - is a vital part of taking photographs that challenge and make a connection with the viewer.

We will cover many of the traditional compositional 'rules' that photographers follow, but also when to break these rules for creative effect.

Additionally, we will cover storytelling in photography, which is increasingly recognised as key to shooting interesting images that capture the attention of a viewer.

Storytelling photography is taking images that infuse a moment with tension, inspiration, and emotions.

We will hopefully be able to move on from the Meadows and George Square Gardens to the beautiful Old College Quad (opening dependent on relaxing lockdown rules.)
Instructor: Virginia Wilde
£28pp     only 2 places left
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We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.
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.

Your experience doesnít stop once the class ends - you can also share your photos with your peers in the Edinburgh Photography Facebook Group



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; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.

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Saturday the 26th of June 2021
Composition and Storytelling in Photography - University / Meadows area, Edinburgh - 10am - 2 hours
Composition - what the photographer chooses to include in the photograph, positioning of these elements in the frame and the elements they leave out - is a vital part of taking photographs that challenge and make a connection with the viewer.

We will cover many of the traditional compositional 'rules' that photographers follow, but also when to break these rules for creative effect.

Additionally, we will cover storytelling in photography, which is increasingly recognised as key to shooting interesting images that capture the attention of a viewer.

Storytelling photography is taking images that infuse a moment with tension, inspiration, and emotions.

We will hopefully be able to move on from the Meadows and George Square Gardens to the beautiful Old College Quad (opening dependent on relaxing lockdown rules.)
Instructor: Virginia Wilde
£28pp     only 2 places left
Saturday the 17th of July 2021
Glasgow's Street Murals - A Photography Walk - George Square, Glasgow - 10am - 3 hours
Glasgow's innovative and often beautiful Street Murals are becoming internationally famous as examples of street art that rejuvenate urban areas. Murals like the Glasgow Panda, St Enoch and Child and Saint Mungo often take up the side of entire houses or loom over abandoned buildings or car parks.
This session will be a photo walk to many of the murals, trying to get interesting perspectives and images, a bit of history about the murals and possibly some architecture photography around Glasgow's historic and stylish merchant city. If the session runs on a bit, it would be lovely if attendees wanted to share a coffee or cake after the walk and possibly connect with other photographers. This will hopefully be a gentle but fascinating session. Please bring walking shoes and be prepared for some walking between murals.
Instructor: Virginia Wilde
£48pp     only 3 places left
Saturday the 24th of July 2021
Photography Skills Refresher - Intermediate/Beginner - Stockbridge, Edinburgh - 10am - 2 hours
This class is suitable for photographers who have some knowledge of exposure settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO) and the creative applications for DSLR / Mirrorless cameras, but who may need a skills refresher. Suitable for beginners too who need to get starter, or intermediate photographers looking to brush up on their knowledge.

We will go over manual exposure settings and many other skills - such as understanding best focal lengths, exposure compensation, focusing techniques, understanding your light meter and histogram and some composition 'rules' and when to break them.

Depending on the group needs, we can then into Inverleith Park and shoot some sporting subjects to practice shutter speeds or head to the Botanic Gardens for aperture and composition practice.
Instructor: Virginia Wilde
£28pp     only 2 places left
Saturday the 31st of July 2021
Drone Taster Session - Blackford Hill, Edinburgh - 10am - 2 hours
Drone and Aerial photography is increasingly becoming more affordable and accessible for hobbyist photographers. Scotland has some beautiful scenery that lends itself well to drone photography, and having this new perspective can really help add to your creativity.

This session is for photographers and beginners who are interested in trying a drone and just want to see some of the possibilities it offers both stills photography and video.

I am a CAA registered / qualified drone operator and this session will include safety and CAA requirement training, basic flying training and hopefully 10-15 minutes each of flying a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone near Edinburgh.

Please don't worry about crashing or losing the drone - this is unlikely to happen with the skills taught!

For safety reasons we will be using just one drone so this class has an absolute maximum of 5 attendees.
Instructor: Virginia Wilde
£28pp     only 3 places left
Reviews
4.8/5 from 25 reviews
Great lesson nice sized group, just a shame the Scottish weather didn't play ball for us.
4/5 by julie roy
29-5-2021

5/5 by Ethan Wild
29-5-2021
First time Iíve ever went on a course. Virginia was excellent, very friendly and happy to answer any questions. As someone who shoots on Auto 99.9% of the time, I came away with the confidence to switch to manual. Thank you
5/5 by Cathie wallace
22-5-2021
Loved it. I've always struggled with the "mess and noise" that woods and forest present to the photographer. This session cleared up so much and Virginia was excellent and pitched the session at all levels
5/5 by John
16-5-2021
Good location and range of subjects. Advice for all levels
5/5 by Sarah Prentice
15-5-2021
Enjoyable event. Interesting talk at beginning of session. Access to Queen St Gardens was a bonus. Relaxed atmosphere and no pressure on technical side but useful comments.
4/5 by Sarah Prentice
8-5-2021
Felt welcomed and enjoyed the therapy aspect to photography, nice to meet others
5/5 by Meetup - Irene Lavery
8-5-2021
It was a good experience. I learned a lot. The instructor is an expert in her field. It is worth it
5/5 by Melvin Arce
2-5-2021
Another excellent event facilitated by Virginia Wilde. As always i learnt loads and snagged a couple of decent shots of flocks of geese. Highly recommended
5/5 by John Adams
26-10-2020
Great, apart from the weather. Virginia had researched the area beforehand so we didnít have to search for the birds. I was also very grateful for use of her lens for the session. I look forwards to the next session.
5/5 by Huw Lewis
24-10-2020
Was a great way to spend a morning, there wasn't a question that wasn't answered, really informative and finally got me off automatic mode. Virginia was extremely knowledgeable and passionate and thought of everything from models being arranged to hand warmers with is being outside.
5/5 by Samantha Douglas
11-10-2020
I really enjoyed it. Has definitely improved my confidence to start learning how to use my camera.
5/5 by Patricia McLaughlin
10-10-2020
i learned to be more confident using the menu and settling the aperture and how to set the ISO and shutter speed to get the best light etc
4/5 by Morag McRostie
10-10-2020
This was a great event and Virginia done a great job, especially during these challenging COVID times.
5/5 by Steve Lennie
30-9-2020
Another excellent event facilitated by Virginia Wilde. I learnt so much whilst have real fun photographing dogs in various ways
5/5 by John Adams
14-9-2020
Very Good.
5/5 by Huw Lewis
13-9-2020

5/5 by Alasdair
12-9-2020
Great friendly day where I came away with some great knowledge about taking better photos. Setting was perfect and so were the models. Really great morning and a nice bunch of people
5/5 by Julie Roy
12-9-2020
Thoroughly enjoyed with a good bunch of fellow photographers. Virginia was excellent, and during the introduction put my mind at ease about taking street photography photos of people, Thank you.
5/5 by Huw
30-8-2020

5/5 by Craig Clark
30-8-2020
Another very good session by Virginia all about street photography. I always learn loads
5/5 by John Adams
29-8-2020
Excellent 2 hour session learning about filters and shooting seascapes
5/5 by John Adams
10-8-2020
Very enjoyable and Virginia was friendly and knowledgable.
4/5 by Alexander Lees
15-3-2020
The knowledge brought to these events by Virginia is second to none. I loved this session
5/5 by John
14-3-2020
This is the first event of this type I have attended and was really nervous. The host Lara really put me at ease and was great throughout the morning. It was great that there was only 3 of us, Lara was able to split her time most generously between us all. A great price, not prohibitive at all.
5/5 by Angela Robertson
7-10-2018
 
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