EDINBURGH
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Edinburgh New Town - 10am - 3 Hours
Uri Boyer
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
£67       4 places left
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 03 August
Queen's Dr. - 10am - 2 Hours
Uri Boyer
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 17 August
National Cycle Route 75 - 10am - 2 Hours
Uri Boyer
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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£26      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 31 August
Inverleith - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Uri Boyer
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
£67       5 places left
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 14 September
Dean Path - 10am - 2 Hours
Uri Boyer
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
book now
£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 29 September
Inverleith - 10am - 3 Hours
Uri Boyer
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
£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 21 July
Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG - 10am - 2 Hours
Glasgow Photography Group
Hassan Nezamian
Immerse yourself in the energetic vibrancy of people, cafes, street vendors, buskers, historical buildings, art installations and more. The art of street photography lies in the power of observation and we equip you with the skill to discern the interesting from the mundane. With our simple methods, we channel your inner photographer's eye to reveal a world teeming with details. Our class also offers a rewarding experience of engaging with intriguing individuals who might even pose for your perfect shot.

Furthermore, we guide you through the various intricacies of street photography, covering settings, focusing techniques, and lens choices to better capture chance encounters and fleeting moments. Embrace the unpredictable and uncover the unseen with us, through the art of street photography.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 04 August
Argyle Street - 10am - 3 Hours
Glasgow Photography Group
Hassan Nezamian
Discover the full potential of your camera and move beyond automatic exposure. Seize the opportunity to understand your camera inside out - from mastering shutter speed and aperture to using ISO effectively, our workshop will help you understand how these settings impact your photographs. Under the expert eye of a professional photographer, you'll put your newfound knowledge into practice, elevating your photography skills to the next level. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to learn and grow.
book now
£67      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 17 August
Argyle Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Glasgow Photography Group
Hassan Nezamian
Elevate your photography prowess through a masterclass focused on Composition and the transformative power of light. Delve into the nuances of creating stunning images as you work alongside fellow enthusiasts to capture a model using only natural light. Bid farewell to reliance on on-camera flash and strobe photography; instead, discover how to work with available light, troubleshoot on the fly, and make real-time adjustments for a perfectly executed portrait.

Additionally, explore the art of using light modifiers, such as reflectors, to achieve expertly exposed photographs even when conditions are less than ideal. This workshop is designed to enhance your skills and give you the tools to harness the magic of light in any setting.
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£26      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Riverside Esplanade - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Dundee Photography Group
Emily Farrell
Eager to gain a greater understanding of your camera and venture beyond automatic exposure? This is an ideal opportunity to explore further. Embark on an enlightening journey of discovering the intricacies of your camera, such as shutter speed aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. The newfound knowledge you attain will immediately be put into practice under the mentorship of a seasoned photographer. Don't miss this chance to enhance your photography skills and broaden your creative canvas.
book now
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 08 September
Argyle Street - 10am - 3 Hours
Glasgow Photography Group
Hassan Nezamian
Discover the full potential of your camera and move beyond automatic exposure. Seize the opportunity to understand your camera inside out - from mastering shutter speed and aperture to using ISO effectively, our workshop will help you understand how these settings impact your photographs. Under the expert eye of a professional photographer, you'll put your newfound knowledge into practice, elevating your photography skills to the next level. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to learn and grow.
book now
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 14 September
Riverside Esplanade - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Dundee Photography Group
Emily Farrell
Eager to gain a greater understanding of your camera and venture beyond automatic exposure? This is an ideal opportunity to explore further. Embark on an enlightening journey of discovering the intricacies of your camera, such as shutter speed aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. The newfound knowledge you attain will immediately be put into practice under the mentorship of a seasoned photographer. Don't miss this chance to enhance your photography skills and broaden your creative canvas.
book now
£67      

Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Saturday 21 September
Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG - 10am - 2 Hours
Glasgow Photography Group
Hassan Nezamian
Discover the vibrant and dynamic world of street art through the lens of your camera. This event offers you the unique opportunity to delve into the colorful nooks and crannies of the city, capturing the essence of urban creativity in each frame. Street art, with its unparalleled charm, presents itself in the most unexpected places, turning public spaces into galleries of the streets. Whether you choose to incorporate the buzzing life around these artworks or focus solely on the art, the challenge of photographing in bustling environments will enhance your skills and enrich your portfolio. Join us for an experience that combines the beauty of art with the thrill of photography.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 05 October
Riverside Esplanade - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Dundee Photography Group
Emily Farrell
Eager to gain a greater understanding of your camera and venture beyond automatic exposure? This is an ideal opportunity to explore further. Embark on an enlightening journey of discovering the intricacies of your camera, such as shutter speed aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. The newfound knowledge you attain will immediately be put into practice under the mentorship of a seasoned photographer. Don't miss this chance to enhance your photography skills and broaden your creative canvas.
book now
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 06 October
Argyle Street - 10am - 3 Hours
Glasgow Photography Group
Hassan Nezamian
This class is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography; the 'nuts and bolts' stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great shots.

Armed with these fundamentals, you will have the skills and the confidence to approach any style of photography, from portraits to landscapes and everything in between.

During this course, we will cover such topics as the Exposure Triangle, Camera Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Composition.

Photography is a technical exercise and there is a lot to learn, but these basics apply to any type of photography. However, as we only have a limited time to cover each of these topics, please keep a copy of this course guide and practice these tricks and techniques over and over again whenever you can.

Taking great photos takes time, practice, patience and consideration.

In the beginning stages,it is very easy to become frustrated that your images don't capture your subject as you would like to.

This is perfectly normal and even professional photographers face this same challenge.

Be patient with it, you're learning and with practice your photography will improve with every shot.
book now
£67      

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Sunday 20 October
Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG - 10am - 2 Hours
Glasgow Photography Group
Hassan Nezamian
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 November
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - 10am - 3 Hours
Glasgow Photography Group
Hassan Nezamian
• This class is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography; the ‘nuts and bolts’ stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great shots. Armed with these fundamentals, you will have the skills and the confidence to approach any style of photography, from portraits to landscapes and everything in between.
• During this course we will cover such topics as the Exposure Triangle, Camera Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Composition.
• Photography is a technical exercise and there is a lot to learn, but these basics apply to any type of photography. However, as we only have a limited time to cover each of these topics, please keep a copy of this course guide and practice these tricks and techniques over and over again whenever you can.
• Taking great photos takes time, practice, patience and consideration. In the beginning stages it is very easy to become frustrated that your images don’t capture your subject as you would like to. This is perfectly normal and even professional photographers face this same challenge. Be patient with it, you’re learning and with practice your photography will improve with every shot.
book now
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 November
Riverside Esplanade - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Dundee Photography Group
Emily Farrell
Eager to gain a greater understanding of your camera and venture beyond automatic exposure? This is an ideal opportunity to explore further. Embark on an enlightening journey of discovering the intricacies of your camera, such as shutter speed aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. The newfound knowledge you attain will immediately be put into practice under the mentorship of a seasoned photographer. Don't miss this chance to enhance your photography skills and broaden your creative canvas.
book now
£67      

Other Nearby Groups

Foliage and Nature Painting

Foliage and Nature Painting

Sunday 21 July
North Kelvinside - 11am - 2 Hours
Glasgow Watercolour Group
Gordon Wallace
Join us for our Foliage and Nature Painting workshop, where you will learn how to create stunning watercolour paintings inspired by the beauty of nature. Discover the secrets of capturing the colors and textures of foliage and plants, and learn how to use watercolour techniques to create stunning effects. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and create your own beautiful works of art! Book now.
book now
£26      
The Kelvingrove art gallery and museum, City of Glasgow

The Kelvingrove art gallery and museum, City of Glasgow

Saturday 27 July
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow Family Photo
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions. Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       £121

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book now       11:00am       £121
Sculpting Shadows: Unleash Your Inner Artist with Pencil, Charcoal & Dry Art

Sculpting Shadows: Unleash Your Inner Artist with Pencil, Charcoal & Dry Art

Saturday 27 July
Edinburgh Old Town - 1pm - 2 Hours
Edinburgh Art Group
Bramble Macmillan
Dive into the enchanting world of sculpture and dry art techniques in this dynamic class! With the guidance of our expert instructor, you'll learn to wield pencils and charcoal like a true maestro, transforming blank canvases into captivating works of art. Discover the magic of shadow and light as you breathe life into your creations, whether it's sculpting intricate details or mastering the art of shading. Bring your own basic materials and get ready to unlock your creativity in an immersive and exhilarating experience. Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation. Let your imagination soar as you embark on this unforgettable artistic journey!
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£26      

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Sunday 04 August
Glasgow Green - 11am - 2 Hours
Glasgow Watercolour Group
Gordon Wallace
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
book now
£26      
Historic Watercolour Meetup

Historic Watercolour Meetup

Sunday 18 August
Bellahouston - 11am - 2 Hours
Glasgow Watercolour Group
Gordon Wallace
Explore the historic artefacts for inspiration.

The objective is to use watercolour to paint an historic themed piece using the vast collections as inspiration.

Come and join us!
book now
£26      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Sunday 01 September
Glasgow Green - 11am - 2 Hours
Glasgow Watercolour Group
Gordon Wallace
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
book now
£26      

Foliage and Nature Painting

Foliage and Nature Painting

Sunday 15 September
North Kelvinside - 11am - 2 Hours
Glasgow Watercolour Group
Gordon Wallace
Join us for our Foliage and Nature Painting workshop, where you will learn how to create stunning watercolour paintings inspired by the beauty of nature. Discover the secrets of capturing the colors and textures of foliage and plants, and learn how to use watercolour techniques to create stunning effects. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and create your own beautiful works of art! Book now.
book now
£26      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Sunday 06 October
Kelvingrove - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Glasgow Watercolour Group
Gordon Wallace
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
book now
£26      
Historic Watercolour Meetup

Historic Watercolour Meetup

Sunday 20 October
Bellahouston - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Glasgow Watercolour Group
Gordon Wallace
Explore the historic artefacts for inspiration.

The objective is to use watercolour to paint an historic themed piece using the vast collections as inspiration.

Come and join us!
book now
£26      

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Sunday 03 November
Kelvingrove - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Glasgow Watercolour Group
Gordon Wallace
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.
book now
£26      
ABOUT EDINBURGH
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 Edinburgh .

  • 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 Edinburgh Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I really enjoyed my 2 hours with Emanuele who kindly changed the event to meet the changing difficult weather conditions. His depth of knowledge backed up his patience really helped me to better understand concepts such as separation. A natural teacher and person who builds confidence in the student, any time spent with him is time well invested.
    5/5
    David
    2024-03-18
    A very informative morning full of good teaching, help and encouragement.
    5/5
    Margaret
    2024-01-15
    The Tutor, Emmanuelle was very helpful and patient. I enjoyed the session:)
    5/5
    Natascha
    2023-10-30

    Emanuele was very passionate about portrait photography. He provided one on one guidance for each student. His feedback on each image you take was helpful and it provided me insights of areas I needed to improve. Thanks for a great session.
    5/5
    K. Caldwell
    2023-04-17
    Excellent. Tutor started by explaining the theory of photography and then moved on to explain the technicalities of my camera, settings and how I can get a good portrait shot in sunlight and in shade. He has also assigned challenges as exercises for us to do based on our levels. All in all I thought it was a great use of a bright sunny weekend in Edinburgh. Thank you for organizing these workshops.
    5/5
    Chetana
    2023-04-17
    Very good if challenging and a lot of info. Particularly appreciated that Emanuele took time to speak to each of us individually with suggestions of settings to try. I feel I needed that at my level so very, very useful. Thoroughly enjoyed and great value for money. Friendly group too.
    5/5
    Pamela
    2023-04-03

    Good insight into night photography , which informed my day photography too. Best bits were watching the tutor set up a shot and good 121 help .
    5/5
    Yvonne
    2023-04-03
    Very informative and enjoyable event. Emanuele was very friendly and always willing to help and advise . Hopefully there will be another one soon.
    5/5
    Derek
    2023-04-03
    It was a great night, my first time of shooting night time photography and I am really pleased with my results. Emanuelle was informative, patient with those that struggled and very approachable.
    5/5
    Julie Roy
    2023-04-03

    I've been to a couple of meet ups with Emanuale and both were very enjoyable. His passion and knowledge is obvious, while offering a teaching style that's relaxed and encouraging. The photography challenges he gives you allow you to immediately try new things, get some feedback and ask/learn more if need be. He's taught me things I didn't know I needed to learn - for me that's an ideal outcome!
    5/5
    Shyamala
    2023-03-16
    It was a nice group size, Emauelle was a great host clearly explained the plan for the session, asked us about our photography and expectations. He set us a variety of challenges with some suggestions and to think about composition, leading lines, isolated subject. All in all most enjoyable.
    5/5
    Brian Nicholson
    2023-01-09
    I really enjoyed the Street Photography Meet-up hosted by Emanuele. It was very relaxed and we were set some interesting challenges.
    5/5
    Nicola
    2023-01-09

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Uri Boyer
    Uri has always been surrounded by photography and fell in love with it at a young age. After studying photography, videography and graphic design in Catalonia, they moved to Scotland where they continue to pursue their passion. Their main focus is street photography and nature photography.
    PHOTOS
    Edinburgh Photography Group
    2024-07-01
    Title or Location: Allermuir Hill, Pentland Hills. Edinburgh
    A June evening hike up Allermuir Hill in the Pentland Hills to create this image for sunset.This is looking up the Forth Valley, I was there for some time in readiness for the sunset waiting for it to set behind the lowland mountains way off in the background, you can also see the Queensferry Crossing and Forth Road Bridge in the bottom right.It was absolutely freezing with the wind chill , my hands were ice cold, is it really June
    Credit: Brian Nicholson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076190745091
    Instagram: cyclingbrian68

    Edinburgh Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Rosewell Midlothian, Scotland
    I had been on a guided walk to help identify non-native species of giant hogweed and after I returned to where I was parked next to a rapeseed field when I saw this poppy head with the beautiful curve of the stem, backlit beautifully by the setting sun.
    Credit: Brian Nicholson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076190745091
    Instagram: cyclingbrian68
    Edinburgh Photography Group
    2024-05-28
    Title or Location: Edinburgh, The Royal Scottish Academy from Hanover street
    We went to there at night for trying how can I take photos in the dark areas. It was the first time for evening trip for pictures. I'm happy to your like it. Thank you very much !My camera is a Canon R6. Lens RF24-105mm. Focal length 24mm. Shutter speed 1/10 sec. Aperture f/5.0 ISO3200Date: 2024-05-12 03:12am
    Credit: Antal Toth ( Tontal )
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007765067474
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tontalphotography/

    Edinburgh Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Lower Granton Road
    I like the way the houses were reflected in the water. It was a lovely peaceful morning.
    Credit: Neil

    Edinburgh Photography Group
    2024-05-05
    Title or Location: Loch Mallachie
    I was walking around this beautiful location and came across this Scots Pine tree by the waters edge..I got close up to it as it appeared to be pointing out the island of trees to me whilst it's branch reaches out to cradle the dead tree , providing a lovely frame.
    Credit: Brian Nicholson
    Edinburgh Photography Group
    2024-04-18
    Title or Location: Penicuik Estate, Midlothian, Scotland.
    During a walk around this wonderful location near my house l created this wonderful image of a waterfall , with all the rain creating a torrent of water and the sunlight catching the upper section before it drops over the rocks in shadow to the turbulent lower section creating nature's split toning look.&128512
    Credit: Brian Nicholson
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076190745091

    Chichester Photography Group
    2024-07-16
    Title or Location: East bank of the River Arun West Sussex
    Out for an evening walk heading up the river Arun, luckily this vessle gave an already colourful photo op a finishing flourish.
    Credit: Steve Smith
    Instagram: PS & H Photography

    Leicester Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: Titchwell Reserve Norfolk
    I was focusing on a Marsh Harrier and when I put the camera down I saw this Robin perched on the edge of my table. He just stared at me and patiently waited as I reset the camera. I still had my zoom on and almost fell off my seat leaning to get focus. The images of this bird are among my favourite sets....
    Credit: Mike Hobson
    Maidstone Photography Group
    2024-07-14
    Title or Location: Betws-y-Coyed North Wales.
    Taken in Betws-y-Coyed. Swallow Waterfall. Nikon D750 & Nikkor 24-120 mm lens.Long exposure 30sISO 100f/22120 mm
    Credit: Jako Ecka

    Christchurch Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Castle Hill,South Island, NZ
    Castle Hill is an amazing location for Landscape and Astro photography. Used a Nikon Z6ii & 20mm 1.8 lens along with a lens warmer plus the Photo Pills planner.The moon was brighter than expected - 5 days old but it actually did us a big favour in lighting up the rocks with the Milky Way core above it. This is the jpeg with no edits.
    Credit: Kevin Woods
    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: Capital Reef National Park, Utah
    I was on a photo workshop in the park with about 8 others. We set up for the night in the Cathedral Overlook campground. At about 3:30 am, the leader got us up and we drove, then hiked to this spot. We took astro shots, then waited in place for a couple hours until early light on the cathedral formations. This is was a merging of the two exposures that created this image.
    Credit: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Facebook: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography

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