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Upcoming Events

Rule of Thirds Photography Meetup

Rule of Thirds Photography Meetup

Saturday 25 May
THE DERRY - 11am - 2 Hours
Conor McClean
One of the most basic tenets of composition is the Rule of Thirds. Although most people are familiar with this technique it is often forgotten in the haste to take a photo. However you ignore it at your peril as it can make an average snap into something which is has tension and dynamism.

In this meetup we will practice using the Rule of Thirds in a setting full of photographic possibility.

We will dive into composition and what makes a good photograph. There are many elements that go into a fantastic composition. We will highlight on pattern, texture, symmetry and asymmetry, lines, frames, contrast and color, balance, and background.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 June
THE DERRY - 11am - 3 Hours
Conor McClean
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.
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£61       5 places left
Architecture Photography Meetup

Architecture Photography Meetup

Saturday 22 June
Ebrington St, Londonderry - 11am - 2 Hours
Conor McClean
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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£26      

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 13 July
Rosemount Ave, Londonderry - 11am - 3 Hours
Conor McClean
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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£67      
Dusk & Night Landscapes

Dusk & Night Landscapes

Saturday 27 July
THE DERRY - 7pm - 2 Hours
Conor McClean
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing stunning and dramatic landscape images during the hours of dusk and night.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of landscape photography, including composition, exposure, and lighting. We will cover topics such as capturing the mood and atmosphere of a scene, using long exposures to create unique effects, and using light sources to add interest and depth to your images.
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£26      
Angles and Views Photography Meetup

Angles and Views Photography Meetup

Saturday 10 August
Rosemount Ave, Londonderry - 11am - 2 Hours
Conor McClean
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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£26      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 25 August
THE DERRY - 11am - 3 Hours
Conor McClean
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      
ABOUT DERRY
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 Derry .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I found the event very informative and Conor was a very patient and good class tutor. I certainly left feeling more confident about my camera and how to use it.
    4/5
    Helen
    2024-04-15
    Really enjoyed this. Learned so much about my camera. Conor gave us loads of info and was very encouraging. I'll be approaching my photography with much more confidence. Hope to sign up for more meet-ups.
    5/5
    Margaret
    2023-07-17
    Learnt more about my camera, than I did 20 years ago. Thoroughly enjoyed it
    5/5
    Nicola
    2023-02-20

    Excellent
    5/5
    Damian
    2023-02-20
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Conor McClean
    Conor McClean is an experienced photographer from Derry, Ireland. He has a background in multimedia journalism, music production and film. Conor has explored different paths in the creative industries, and has been working with cameras from the age of 16.
    PHOTOS
    Derry Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Peace bridge derry

    Credit: Mark

    Derry Photography Group
    2024-05-11
    Title or Location: Grainan Fort, County Donegal
    I visited to photo the forecast Aurora. I expected to be shooting northward but the showing was so strong, it appeared overhead and slightly southwest, enabling shots of the Aurora AND the Fort together looking south.
    Credit: Michael Mc Elroy
    Derry Photography Group
    2024-04-28
    Title or Location: Fanad Lighthouse
    An edit of the original shot, taking out some of the colour.
    Credit: Michael Mc Elroy

    Derry Photography Group
    2024-04-26
    Title or Location: Guildhall Square Derry
    Picture taken with Dji Air 3 just when sun was setting.Guildhall looking down on Foyle Street
    Credit: Mark

    Derry Photography Group
    2024-04-12
    Title or Location: Derry's Peace bridge
    Speeding train leaving Derry after dark
    Credit: Mark Mckinney
    Derry Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Peace bridge Derry

    Credit: Mark Mckinney

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks
    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric

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