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Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 01 June
Terminus Rd, Eastbourne - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Eva Kalpadaki
Discover the world of abstract photography – an immersive workshop designed to challenge your creative perspective. Engage with the extraordinary as everyday subjects are transformed into captivating works of art, where the focus transcends the literal to celebrate the dance of shapes, colors, and textures.

Join our seasoned photographer who will expertly guide you through the nuances of embracing abstraction. Learn how to compose images that intrigue, implement color theory to enhance visual impact and apply texture to add depth to your work. Delve into the process of reimagining ordinary objects, playing with unconventional angles, and perspectives to craft photos that stir curiosity and emotion.

Whether you're an avid photographer or simply looking to expand your visual vocabulary, this workshop is your opportunity to explore and refine your skills in crafting images that resonate with the essence of abstract art. Indulge your passion for photography and elevate your artistic expression.
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£24      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 06 July
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Eva Kalpadaki
Discover the secrets to capturing stunning portraits in natural light with our upcoming photography workshop. Gain insights into the essential dos and don'ts of model posing and learn to navigate the challenges of daylight to achieve flawless results. Our comprehensive session is designed to accommodate diverse body types, ensuring that you can confidently photograph any subject, from men to women.

Experience hands-on learning as we delve into the intricacies of utilizing strong sunlight, finding the delicate balance in shaded environments, and masterfully crafting your backdrops for that perfect composition. This is an opportunity to not only enhance your technical skills but to also explore the art of environmental portraiture using the lenses you have at your disposal 2014an 85mm or longer lens is recommended, though wide-angles are certainly welcome for a more dynamic approach.

We encourage you to bring loved ones along to the workshop, offering them a chance to be part of your creative process as models. Whether you're an enthusiast eager to document personal memories, or an aspiring photographer looking to refine your portfolio, this workshop is your stepping stone to creating exceptional portraits that capture the essence of your family and friends. Join us for a session that promises to elevate your photographic prowess and leave you with invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 July
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Eva Kalpadaki
Embark on a journey to master your camera and elevate your photography skills. Delve into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how they harmonize to craft the perfect exposure.

Under the mentorship of a professional photographer, you will have the opportunity to apply your newfound understanding in a practical setting. Enhance your creativity and take control of your camera settings to capture images with confidence and precision. Join us for an informative and hands-on session that promises to transform your approach to photography.
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£67      

Seascape Photography Meetup

Seascape Photography Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Eva Kalpadaki
Dive into the world of oceanic photography with our expert-led workshop, designed to master the craft of immortalizing the sea's beauty and drama through your lens. Discover the secrets to enhancing the mood and ambiance of your seaside snapshots, as we delve into the techniques of harnessing light and shadow, capturing stunning reflections, and portraying the dynamic essence of the ocean under varying weather conditions. Learn how to reveal the kaleidoscope of colors and the intricate textures that the ocean offers, all while honing your photography skills in a captivating, natural workshop setting. Join us for this enriching experience and let the waves inspire your creativity.
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£26      
Headshot Photography Class

Headshot Photography Class

Saturday 31 August
Towner Gallery - 12pm - 3 Hours
Eva Kalpadaki
Join us for an immersive workshop focusing on the art of professional headshot photography. Learn to capture stunning, tightly framed shots that not only highlight your subject's professionalism but also their personality and brand. This session will concentrate on techniques for creating compelling chest-up portraits with optimal lighting to illuminate your model's features. Perfect your skills and elevate your photography portfolio with beautifully executed headshots.
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£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 14 September
Towner Gallery - 11:30am - 3 Hours
Eva Kalpadaki
Embark on a journey to master your camera and elevate your photography skills. Delve into the intricacies of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and understand how they harmonize to craft the perfect exposure.

Under the mentorship of a professional photographer, you will have the opportunity to apply your newfound understanding in a practical setting. Enhance your creativity and take control of your camera settings to capture images with confidence and precision. Join us for an informative and hands-on session that promises to transform your approach to photography.
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£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

Combination of Landscape and Outdoor Portrait photography

Combination of Landscape and Outdoor Portrait photography

Saturday 25 May
Mote Park, Mote Ave, Maidstone ME15 7RN, UK - 10am - 2 Hours
Maidstone Photography Group
Colin Gotts
Dive into the art of photography with our upcoming class, "Combining Landscape and Outdoor Portraits." This course offers a unique opportunity to master capturing stunning landscapes alongside expressive outdoor portraits. Whether you're looking to enhance your technique, understand lighting and composition, or simply express yourself through the lens, this class will equip you with the skills to create breathtaking images. Perfect for both beginners and experienced photographers, join us to expand your creative horizons and capture the beauty of the natural world!
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 26 May
Lower Kings Road, Brighton - 9am - 3 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
Own a dslr or mirrorless camera but have rarely got off auto? Find reading manuals dull and youtube confusing? Then this meet is for you!! You will learn how the camera functions in the key modes on the mode dial. Learn to control the camera in program mode and take control of exposure as well as the joy of black and white photography. Learn how to take control of the aperture and creative depth of field techniques! Learn how to take control of the shutter and freeze motion and capture time! Informative friendly tuition in each technique will be enhanced with some fun and creative picture making challenges. A great introduction to photography as a fun and creative hobby!
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£61       5 places left
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 01 June
Willesborough Rd - 11am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Discover the joy of capturing the beauty of the great outdoors through our upcoming photography meetup. Delve into the art of landscape and wildlife photography, where you'll learn about the optimal camera settings to enhance your images. Our session includes a detailed exploration of various techniques designed to elevate your photographic skills. Following the insightful discussion, immerse yourself in a series of engaging and challenging exercises, putting your newly acquired knowledge into practice. This event promises a mixture of education and hands-on experience, perfect for those looking to refine their approach to capturing the natural world. Join us for an enriching day of photography, learn, and challenge yourself.
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£24      

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Sunday 09 June
Brighton Marina - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
This meet up will explore the world of abstract photography. We will focus, NOT on the subject of photographs but on how we can construct images using line, shape, form, light, contrast, texture and colour.
We will explore how different camera settings, such as shallow depth of field, can help with abstraction, compositions that lend themselves to abstraction as well as the potential of motion blur and focal lengths too.
This is a fun and creative meet up where you learn some vital skills that you will be able to apply to your everyday photography to take your images to the next level.
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£24      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 15 June
High Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 22 June
Kemptown - 2pm - 2 Hours
Crawley Photography Group
Gurnoor Singh
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.

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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£24      

Street Photography Meetup

Street Photography Meetup

Sunday 23 June
Queens Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
Making the most of the hustle and bustle of the Brighton's North Lanes , with all its tourist kitsch and iconic Brighton weirdness. You will learn how to see great street photography opportunities, capture characters and moments.

You will learn how to make the most of your camera settings to capture the moment.

We will also explore the difference between candid and posed shots in street photography. They should try capturing spontaneous moments as well as engaging with subjects and asking for posed portraits. This challenge will help you to develop your communication skills and understand the impact of different approaches on the resulting images.
Advise will also be given on the many technical aspects of street photography, from camera settings to composition. A fun and rewarding session!
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£26      
A Sense of Place Photography Meetup

A Sense of Place Photography Meetup

Sunday 07 July
New Rd, Brighton and Hove - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
This 2-hour workshop will look at how to make images to give a sense of place, a portrait of a location! You will learn different technical and creative approaches to making a series of images that give an overall impression. From getting close up and personal while master shallow depth of field, to wide sweeping establishing shots of iconic landmarks. We will also be on the constant look out for those "only in Brighton" moments.

Playing with light and shadows you will be encouraged to explore the interplay between light and shadows in street photography to create visually striking images with depth and drama.

You will also pick up tips on how to make use of strong compositional techniques, such as the rule of thirds, leading lines, and visual balance.
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£26      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Willesborough Rd - 9am - 2 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Unlock the art of nature photography through our specialized session, where we dive into the intricacies of camera settings, allowing you to creatively capture the beauty of the natural world. Discover the secrets of composition, focus, and color to transform everyday scenes into visually stunning masterpieces.

Imagine the stunning fields of flowers, a delicate butterfly perched on a leaf, or a single dewdrop glistening on a rose petal, turning these simple elements of nature into captivating art. With our guidance, learn to utilize angles, light, shadows, and various settings to elevate your subjects from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

This workshop is perfect for those looking to adorn their spaces with breathtaking, professional-quality images or anyone keen to refine their photography skills. Dive into the beauty that surrounds us and learn to capture it in a way that speaks volumes. Join us to explore the possibilities hidden in plain sight, where the natural world becomes your canvas.
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£26      

Nature in Black and White

Nature in Black and White

Saturday 13 July
Kemptown - 2pm - 2 Hours
Crawley Photography Group
Gurnoor Singh
Embark on a captivating journey with our Nature and Nature in Black and White Photography class! In this dynamic course, you'll capture the vibrant hues of the natural world while also discovering the timeless beauty of black and white imagery. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a beginner, our engaging lessons will elevate your skills. Learn to frame the perfect shot, master composition techniques, and harness natural light to breathe life into your photographs. Step into a monochromatic wonderland, where you'll explore the art of black and white photography, emphasizing textures and shapes in the absence of color. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of Nature and Nature in Black and White Photography - turning moments into masterpieces together!
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£26      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Sunday 21 July
Shoreham Harbour - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Photography Group
Tobias Slater-Hunt
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
Willesborough Rd - 12pm - 3 Hours
Ashford Photography Group
Nathanael Lowden
Unlock the full potential of your camera at our upcoming photography workshop. Shift away from auto mode as our expert instructor guides you through mastering the art of exposure. You'll gain hands-on experience with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to understand how each element intricately influences the final image. Following an enlightening tutorial, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newfound skills in a practical setting, with professional oversight to ensure you're capturing your best shots yet. Elevate your photography and embrace the creative control that comes with mastering manual settings. Join us for an educational experience that promises to refine your technique and enhance your visual storytelling.
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£67      

Other Nearby Groups

Painting the Foliage and Landscape

Painting the Foliage and Landscape

Saturday 25 May
Brighton and Hove, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Watercolour Group
Rukmini Reddy Sen
Get ready to learn, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and majesty of nature through painting!

Planning a composition; Wet on Dry techniques of painting landscape and detailing foliage, trees and sky. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of painting, including color theory, composition, and brushwork. We will cover topics such as using light and shadow to create depth and drama, capturing the colors and textures, and experimenting with different brushstrokes and techniques to create stunning effects.
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£24      
Painting Flowers with Watercolours

Painting Flowers with Watercolours

Saturday 01 June
Prestonville - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Art Group
Anna Clarke
Join us for a blossoming journey into the "Painting Flowers with Watercolours" class! Let the vibrant hues of petals and leaves ignite your imagination as we explore the enchanting world of floral painting.

Under the guidance of our expert instructor, this class is a sanctuary for both budding artists and seasoned creators alike. Dive into the graceful interplay of brush and colours as we capture the essence of flowers with every stroke. From lively wildflowers to regal roses, discover techniques to breathe life into these botanical beauties on your canvas.

No prior experience required - just bring your love for art and a thirst for exploring the lush world of florals. Come join us for a delightful morning brimming with creativity and the sheer joy of painting nature's most exquisite masterpieces! Reserve your spot now to ensure you don't miss out on this blooming adventure. Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation.

Please remember to bring your basic watercolour materials, including watercolour paints, brushes, watercolour paper, a palette, a container for water, masking tape or clips, a pencil, eraser, and paper towels or rags.
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£26      
Drawing Plants and Flowers (Open Medium)

Drawing Plants and Flowers (Open Medium)

Saturday 15 June
Brighton and Hove, Brighton - 10am - 2 Hours
Brighton Art Group
Olivia Burden
Welcome to "Drawing Plants and Flowers"! In this workshop, we will explore the art of drawing plants and flowers.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of drawing various plants and flowers. We will cover topics such as simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and using colors to enhance your drawings.

You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful plant and flower drawings. Our instructors will provide feedback and guidance along the way, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.
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£26      

ABOUT EASTBOURNE
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 Eastbourne .

  • 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.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I really enjoyed it and seascapes is not my favourite subject. I learned how to find my style in a subject area that doesn't always grab my interest and to find things that I do love to photograph, as well as new techniques to help to capture them. I liked the take on using other art forms as inspiration such as Rothko. Love these workshops and would definitely recommend to others
    5/5
    Gemma
    2024-05-06
    Excellent technology advice and demonstration given by Eva on using manual. She clearly explained the exposure triangle of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO and gave us lots of practical tips relevant to our own cameras. She is a calm, knowledgeable and engaging teacher. Apologies for the late reply.
    5/5
    Sarah
    2024-04-26
    Excellent course. Eva was very knowledgeable and very happy to ensure that everyone understood their camera workings. She was very interactive, which really helped with our understanding. I have been on other courses and it didn?t click, with Eva, everything became clear. Really looking forward to my next course with Eva on Saturday.
    5/5
    Jacqueline
    2024-04-18

    I thought it was excellent. I'd just finished a 10 week photography course and still didn't understand my camera settings. Eva explained it all during the session and now it all makes sense. I feel far more confident using my camera now and will be coming back for more sessions
    5/5
    Gemma
    2024-04-08
    Very informative for the time and weather conditions we had. Learnt more about lighting and helping instruct your model to get a better photo. And it was fun.
    5/5
    Chris
    2024-03-25
    It was very rainy and wet underfoot in a scene lacking much contrast so difficult to talk, be heard and instruct. Eva coped well in the circumstances. We couldn?t use our proper cameras due to the rain so it lacked full instructive experience. We learnt some about composition but it was difficult in the weather to structure the work. It would be nice to do the class again where we can focus on our own cameras and have our work assessed properly in an acceptable environment. It really needs to be done again.
    5/5
    Chris
    2024-02-12

    Was a very good session, lovely instructor.
    5/5
    Robert
    2024-01-29
    Enjoyable afternoon out, weather made a trip to Eastbourne stunning. Toonu was informative and helpful and his daughter was a willing model. Thanks
    5/5
    Chris Page
    2023-06-28
    It's was really engaging & l learnt how to do new skills with my camera & learn about other intere Street photographers & abstract Very enjoyable & informative
    5/5
    Angela
    2023-06-27

    Lovely to meet up with other photographers of different abilities. Host was informative, chatty and patient. Will be booking on more.
    5/5
    Judith
    2022-11-15
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Eva Kalpadaki
    Eva Kalpadaki is a Brighton-based artist photographer, educator and a life coach. She helps photographers move from feeling stuck, unmotivated and uninspired to developing their creative potential and living a fulfilled and purposeful creative life.

    Eva is a highly knowledgeable and friendly tutor qualified to PhD and PGCE level. With 13 years of teaching experience, she delivers photography courses and workshops privately in 1-1 sessions or in small groups in live classes or online. Her significant experience in exhibiting in the Brighton Photo Fringe and other national and international shows and festivals allows Eva to help photographers develop their dream project towards an exhibition and bring their work to the public. She also provides university all-level study support in understanding photography theory, dissertation writing and creative practice development. She has taught for Phoenix Arts Space and Evolution Arts in Brighton, WexPhotoVideo in London among other organisations and she has been a visiting lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts and Loxdale English Centre.

    In her artistic practice, she is not only using the photographic medium to produce a record and a document of the world, which is what we usually expect to see in a photograph. She is also using it to question the nature of photography and to cause tension in what we are looking at. She is playing between representation and abstraction. She was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008 exhibition among numerous solo and group shows.

    Eva Kalpadaki is available for private bookings

    Please contact Eva to check availability
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    PHOTOS
    Eastbourne Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Pevensey Marshs East Sussex England
    After missing the Northern lights, on 10/5/24, I went out on Saturday 11th just in case I could capture anything. This was looking roughly North. I couldn?t see much colour with the naked eye, so was pleased once downloaded to Lightroom. The burst off the moon, was unexpected, as it was taken at f3.5, no colour was added just enhanced, with Saturation and vibrance Nikon D750018-300 (18mm)25 SecF3.5ISO 200Edit LR, Framed in PS
    Credit: Andy A

    Eastbourne Photography Group
    2024-05-06
    Title or Location: Hove, East Sussex UK
    Caught sight of these two folk sheltering from a very windy day and thought in that Victorian shelter on the seafront in Hove it could almost have been 150 years ago.
    Credit: Chris Stickland
    Eastbourne Photography Group
    2024-04-28
    Title or Location: Sunrise at Eastbourne Pier
    I am fascinated by Sunrises and Sunsets and I have taken many pictures of sunsets, however this photo was taken on the only day I have ever woken up so early after a long week of work to take a walk and unwind. After getting out in the morning I realised I had not taken my camera with me and I ran back home to pick it up with so much joy as I would never miss an opportunity to take beautiful photos. On Getting back to the seafront with my camera , I met this beautiful sunrise emerging behind th
    Credit: Toluwase Triumph Odejide
    Facebook: Toluwase Triumph Odejide
    Instagram: @odejidetoluwasephotography

    Eastbourne Photography Group
    2024-04-25
    Title or Location: Eastbourne precinct
    Camera was a Fuji x70 fixed lens with the internal monochrome/ red filter setting which I love as it gives quite unique images. Exposure compensation was -1 with aperture set to 8 to help get the vignette effect rather than post production.
    Credit: kev powney

    Eastbourne Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Bottle Alert St leonards
    I took this photo around the first day of spring. I liked the image as it was fun, a glimpse of someone just casually sitting and hanging their feet over the edge. A snippet of them enjoying the sunshine with the beautiful bright colours behind
    Credit: Gemma Baker
    Instagram: @timesloweddown
    Eastbourne Photography Group
    2024-03-27
    Title or Location: Eastbourne, UK
    This photo is from an outdoor portrait photography meetup I led recently. At the end of it, I instructed my photographers to pose for a group photo against a nice natural backdrop at the beachfront in Eastbourne.
    Credit: Eva Kalpadaki
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eva.kalpadaki
    Instagram: @eva_kalpadaki

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez

    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer

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