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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It's the start of half term so make sure you bring your families into the gallery to see the Snowdrop open exhibition. There's some great art by children. Remember to vote for your favourite artwork. @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile #collage #children'sart http://ow.ly/Y9vV50yhzl0

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  • You can have snowdrops in your garden all year round with these steel snowdrop stakes. The silver locket swings open to reveal a secret chamber. Snowdrops light up winter months like this lamp! Remember to vote for your favourite! #creativity #galanthus http://ow.ly/sCwZ50yhzPS

    shaftesburyarts: "You can have snowdrops in your garden all year round with these steel snowdrop stakes. The silver locket swings open to reveal a secret chamber. Snowdrops light up winter months like this lamp! Remember to vote for your favourite! #creativity #galanthus http://ow.ly/sCwZ50yhzPS"
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  • It's the start of half term so make sure you bring your families into the gallery to see the Snowdrop open exhibition. There's some great art by children. Remember to vote for your favourite artwork. @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile #collage #children'sart http://ow.ly/3VVD50yhzkZ

    shaftesburyarts: "It's the start of half term so make sure you bring your families into the gallery to see the Snowdrop open exhibition. There's some great art by children. Remember to vote for your favourite artwork. @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile #collage #children'sart http://ow.ly/3VVD50yhzkZ"
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  • Early snowdrops, tall and elegant. Remember that you can vote for your favourite work of art in this exhibition until 22 Feb. Open everyday 10am-4pm inc Sundays. @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile #plastercast #acrylicpainting #ceramicvase #localartists #vote http://ow.ly/ytLD50yhySV

    shaftesburyarts: "Early snowdrops, tall and elegant. Remember that you can vote for your favourite work of art in this exhibition until 22 Feb. Open everyday 10am-4pm inc Sundays. @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile  #plastercast #acrylicpainting #ceramicvase #localartists #vote http://ow.ly/ytLD50yhySV"
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  • Drifts of Snowdrops in the gallery - so many different styles and techniques. Flowers for Valentines? They'll last longer if they're artworks! @SnowdropWalks #galanthophiles #artformyvalentine #heraldofspring #artinshaftesbury @BBCCountryfile http://ow.ly/ZqTV50yhyL0

    shaftesburyarts: "Drifts of Snowdrops in the gallery - so many different styles and techniques. Flowers for Valentines? They'll last longer if they're artworks!  @SnowdropWalks #galanthophiles #artformyvalentine #heraldofspring #artinshaftesbury @BBCCountryfile http://ow.ly/ZqTV50yhyL0"
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  • Congratulations to @percylizzard who's painting 'White Bird with Snowdrop' has been chosen by the committee to be the poster image for next year. Continues until 23rd Feb so plenty of time to see it. @SnowdropWalks #happypainting #collage #ceramictiles http://ow.ly/13DT50yhygV

    shaftesburyarts: "Congratulations to @percylizzard who's painting 'White Bird with Snowdrop' has been chosen by the committee to be the poster image for next year. Continues until 23rd Feb so plenty of time to see it. @SnowdropWalks #happypainting #collage #ceramictiles  http://ow.ly/13DT50yhygV"
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  • It’s the first weekend of Shaftesbury Snowdrops Festival with study sessions, walks and this amazing open exhibition in the gallery which continues to 23 February. @snowdropwalks @visitshaftesbury @bbccountryfile #sculpure #mosaic #painting #galanthus #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburyartists #westcountryartists

    shaftesburyarts: "It’s the first weekend of Shaftesbury Snowdrops Festival with study sessions, walks and this amazing open exhibition in the gallery which continues to 23 February. @snowdropwalks @visitshaftesbury @bbccountryfile #sculpure #mosaic #painting #galanthus #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburyartists #westcountryartists"
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  • The Snowdrop exhibition opens tomorrow at 10am to herald the start of the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival. As always there is a vast range of approaches to portraying Shaftesbury’s adopted flower. @snowdropwalks @shaftesburytown @bbccountryfilelive #galanthus #snowdropseason #milkflowers

    shaftesburyarts: "The Snowdrop exhibition opens tomorrow at 10am to herald the start of the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival. As always there is a vast range of approaches to portraying Shaftesbury’s adopted flower. @snowdropwalks @shaftesburytown @bbccountryfilelive #galanthus #snowdropseason #milkflowers"
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  • It's the last week to see Welcome 20, the taster show that previews the exhibitions of 2020. Continues to Saturday 1st February. @dorsetartweeks #creativetextiles #ceramics #interpretingthesea #jurassiccoast #landscapepainting #sculpture http://ow.ly/e7t950xY8rP

    shaftesburyarts: "It's the last week to see Welcome 20, the taster show that previews the exhibitions of 2020. Continues to Saturday 1st February. @dorsetartweeks #creativetextiles #ceramics #interpretingthesea #jurassiccoast #landscapepainting #sculpture http://ow.ly/e7t950xY8rP"
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  • Gallery open today, Sunday 10am-4pm and until 1st February. Great variety of medium and style from familiar artists and newcomers. @nationaltrust @WoodlandTrust #upcyclingsurfaces #wildlife #figuresculpture #textiles #abstractpainting #moonlanding http://ow.ly/jS1550xY7V0

    shaftesburyarts: "Gallery open today, Sunday 10am-4pm and until 1st February. Great variety of medium and style from familiar artists and newcomers. @nationaltrust @WoodlandTrust #upcyclingsurfaces #wildlife #figuresculpture #textiles #abstractpainting #moonlanding http://ow.ly/jS1550xY7V0"
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  • REMINDER - handing in day for the Shaftesbury Snowdrops open exhibition in the Gallery is on Sunday 2nd February. Find details and entry form via this link http://ow.ly/7oQO50y44Su @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile @theshaftesburygroup #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburysnowdrops

    shaftesburyarts: "REMINDER - handing in day for the Shaftesbury Snowdrops open exhibition in the Gallery is on Sunday 2nd February. Find details and entry form via this link  http://ow.ly/7oQO50y44Su
@SnowdropWalks  @BBCCountryfile @theshaftesburygroup #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburysnowdrops"
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