Photographers Group

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The Photographers Group is run in series which consist of around 12 meetings over almost 4 months.

Early sessions focus on the basics of what the camera can do, understanding exposure, aperture and shutter speed and why they may be important, and how to use the manual and semi-manual settings, for maximum creative control. The workshops are very practical, and participants are given many opportunities to practice, experiment, fail occasionally and ultimately succeed – all with a view to learning quickly and effectively. There are regular (and often fun) assignments between sessions, and work is brought back to the group to show, enjoy and analyse and so that everyone can learn from their successes and their mistakes, and those of other group members.

In the latter part of the series we work on personal projects and then prepare our work to show in the Arts Centre Foyer Gallery. This is great practice in conceiving of a project idea, experimenting with different approaches, shooting, editing and finally preparing for printing and framing.

What do you need?
It is really helpful if participants have a camera that allows them to shoot with manual settings. If this is not you and you want to join us, there may be a chance for you to borrow a suitable camera. Cameras that have manual settings are not necessarily DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras. Many mirrorless and bridge cameras allow this. If in doubt look at your camera manual (or contact us for advice). You will also need a computer to download your files to, and process as necessary.

Cost
The fee for participating in the series is £65.
Returners can join later/ongoing groups for reduced fees.

Joining the group
Please see the event page for the latest course dates.

Contact Neil Baird for more information and to join:
neil@neilbaird.photography
07967 756877

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In the gallery this week until 1May. The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group. A wide range of style and subject. #landscapepainting #stilllife #abstractpainting #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset https://t.co/vVaAhcm0gR

Know someone who might benefit from a helping hand with some technology? Encourage them to drop into the session tomorrow / every Thursday. It’s free. https://t.co/0TyqcZ4HMx

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  • In the gallery this week until 1 May. The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group. A wide range of style and subject. #landscapepainting #stilllife #abstractpainting #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/9NKd50runmf

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week until 1 May. The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group. A wide range of style and subject. #landscapepainting #stilllife #abstractpainting #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/9NKd50runmf"
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  • An opportunity to enjoy a drink and a chat with the artists this evening 5.30-7.30pm - Victoria Garland, Andrea Jenkins and John Goodliffe. Find out how they make their art and where their ideas come from. Exhibition to 23 April #contemporaryart #respond #interpret #express #explore http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/

    shaftesburyarts: "An opportunity to enjoy a drink and a chat with the artists this evening 5.30-7.30pm - Victoria Garland, Andrea Jenkins and John Goodliffe. Find out how they make their art and where their ideas come from. Exhibition to 23 April #contemporaryart #respond #interpret #express #explore http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/"
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  • Don’t be alarmed if you spot these two waddling about the high street - they are p-p-p-picking up the pounds for our Funding the Future campaign at the Arts Centre! If you’ve some spare change drop it into their buckets and help us as we continue our fundraising for the next stage of development. Our Arts Centre provides a great resource Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas for theatre, music, gallery, film and regular activity groups. #fundraising #shaftesbury #penguin #artists #giving #arts @visitshaftesbury @shaftesburytown

    shaftesburyarts: "Don’t be alarmed if you spot these two waddling about the high street - they are p-p-p-picking up the pounds for our Funding the Future campaign at the Arts Centre! If you’ve some spare change drop it into their buckets and help us as we continue our fundraising for the next stage of development. Our Arts Centre provides a great resource Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas for theatre, music, gallery, film and regular activity groups.
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  • Goddess or? Japanese teapot and a stormy day ... diverse styles and disciplines from John Goodliffe, Victoria Garland and Andrea Jenkins open all weekend and every day until 23 April #meettheartists #stonecarving #charcoaldrawings #abstractpaintings http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/

    shaftesburyarts: "Goddess or? Japanese teapot and a stormy day ... diverse styles and disciplines from John Goodliffe, Victoria Garland and Andrea Jenkins open all weekend and every day until 23 April #meettheartists #stonecarving #charcoaldrawings #abstractpaintings  http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/"
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  • Don't miss this dramatic exhibition - Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Gary Cook - solo show - 'Tree Life'. Enormous drawings of enormous trees with the wisdom of age. Small ink and watercolours of local lanes, hedgerows and woodland. #saveourtrees #protectwildlife http://ow.ly/FYng30ojsMd

    shaftesburyarts: "Don't miss this dramatic exhibition - Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Gary Cook - solo show - 'Tree Life'. Enormous drawings of enormous trees with the wisdom of age. Small ink and watercolours of local lanes, hedgerows and woodland. #saveourtrees #protectwildlife http://ow.ly/FYng30ojsMd"
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  • Open all weekend and to Tues 9th April 10am - 4pm - 'Tree Life' from Gary Cook. Local woodland and monumental trees in watercolours, inks and charcoal. #lowwintersun #Duncliffebluebells #westmelbury #pleinairartist #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/8V2i30ojsea

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  • In the gallery this week - Gary Cook with'Tree Life'. Very large ink and charcoal images of giant ancient oaks with a message about declining mixed woodland. 3 - 9 April open Sunday. Woodland Trust #ancientoaks #ashdieback #nativetrees #treesnearhome http://ow.ly/EjzD30ojrDC

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week - Gary Cook with'Tree Life'. Very large ink and charcoal images of giant ancient oaks with a message about declining mixed woodland. 3 - 9 April open Sunday. Woodland Trust #ancientoaks #ashdieback #nativetrees #treesnearhome http://ow.ly/EjzD30ojrDC"
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  • Last two days to see this diverse and colourful exhibition. Closes at 4pm tomorrow. Caroline Hughes, Lindsey Keir, Gillian McCormack, Rachel Raine. #ceramics #paintings #stainedglass #jewellery #localartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/Syfw30oasDM

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this diverse and colourful exhibition. Closes at 4pm tomorrow. Caroline Hughes, Lindsey Keir, Gillian McCormack, Rachel Raine. #ceramics #paintings #stainedglass #jewellery #localartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/Syfw30oasDM"
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    shaftesburyarts: "There are lots of possibilities for presents and the gallery is open all weekend including Sunday ... Mother's Day! 10am - 4pm and until April 2. #handmadesilverjewellery #fusedstainedglass #ceramics #paintings #mixedmedia #affordableart  #localartists http://ow.ly/AamB30oasuZ"
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  • Continuing this week in the gallery until April 2 - Caroline Hughes: ceramics, Lindsey Keir: mixed media paintings, Gillian McCormack: fused stained glass, Rachel Raine: jewellery. #localartists #inspiredbynature #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/GFVx30oaskl

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week in the gallery until April 2 - Caroline Hughes: ceramics, Lindsey Keir: mixed media paintings, Gillian McCormack: fused stained glass, Rachel Raine: jewellery. #localartists #inspiredbynature #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/GFVx30oaskl"
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