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Upcoming Events

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      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 07 September
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.
book now
£67      

Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Saturday 14 September
THE DERRY - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Conor McClean
Street art is a unique and colorful art form and can be found in all kinds of nooks and crannies in cities all over the world. Capturing art in the streets in photographs can be tricky because these urban art pieces are in public spaces, that are busy and usually filled with a decent amount of traffic. Sometimes you include the people and sometimes, you don't.
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£26      
Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Saturday 05 October
THE DERRY - 11am - 2 Hours
Conor McClean
Street art is a unique and colorful art form and can be found in all kinds of nooks and crannies in cities all over the world. Capturing art in the streets in photographs can be tricky because these urban art pieces are in public spaces, that are busy and usually filled with a decent amount of traffic. Sometimes you include the people and sometimes, you don't.
book now
£26      
Angles and Views Photography Meetup

Angles and Views Photography Meetup

Saturday 19 October
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.
book now
£26      

Winter Light Photography

Winter Light Photography

Saturday 02 November
Guildhall Square, archway - 11am - 3 Hours
Conor McClean
Bundle up and lets explore in the cold and capture the cozy and subtlety of the lighting seen in this winter.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and magic of the winter season through photography.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including composition, exposure, and lighting. We will cover topics such as using natural light to create a mood, capturing the sparkle of snow and ice, and experimenting with different angles and perspectives to create striking images.
book now
£67      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 23 November
THE DERRY - 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.
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
    2024-06-12
    Title or Location: Peace Bridge, Derry City, N. Ireland
    I took this evening picture of the iconic Peace Bridge in Derry in March 2023.I took the picture using my Sony A7iii camera with a Sigma 24-70 lens. (Focal length 24mm).My camera settings where ISO 64000, Aperture F 2/8 and Shutter speed 1/125.I was shooting in Manual mode and shot in RAW.I edited the picture in Lightroom to get the final image.
    Credit: Frankie Stewart

    Derry Photography Group
    2024-06-08
    Title or Location: Inishowen Pride
    Candid photo captured at the start of the Inishowen Pride Parade.
    Credit: Mickey Rooney
    Facebook: Mickey Rooney
    Derry Photography Group
    2024-06-06
    Title or Location: Benone
    the photo was taken spontaneously while walking the dog on the beach
    Credit: Dariusz
    Facebook: Dariusz Wieladek

    Derry Photography Group
    2024-06-03
    Title or Location: Five Finger Strand, near Malin.

    Credit: Michael Mc Elroy

    Derry Photography Group
    2024-05-24
    Title or Location: Along the Quay next to the peace bridge
    Not much interesting info for the photo but this wasn't intended to be the main photo I took that day as I was heading to St Columb's park when this shot caught my eye
    Credit: Noel Barr
    Instagram: noelbarr
    Derry Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Peace bridge derry

    Credit: Mark

    Sacramento Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Wengen, Switzerland
    The photo was taken just outside the village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland region. Spring had just started making its presence felt with wildflowers starting to bloom in the meadows.
    Credit: Abhi Kulkarni
    Instagram: Photoholic1975
    Cairns Photography Group
    2024-06-13
    Title or Location: Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
    I was lucky enough to have this view of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney from my hotel. I just opened the window, prepared my tripod and camera and shot this wonderful night scene.Nikon D7500 with Nikon 18-300mm lensf/1130 secsiso 200Aperture priority -3 exp compfocal length 66mm
    Credit: Brett Paull
    Facebook: Aussiebrat
    Instagram: Aussiebrat7
    Omaha Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Chicago, IL
    Photo taken during a spring boat ride into the Chicago River and processed using Lightroom and Photo Director.
    Credit: Brian Bruns

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: VIVID Sydney - Sydney Harbour
    For 2 weeks every winter Sydney is lit up with amazing colours and beams of light over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various buildings throughout the city. I captured this photo of the Opera House from across the water at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. I used a slow shutter speed (of 1 sec) to capture light trails from the passing water craft, and I held my iPhone up against my lens to create an artificial reflection on the water.Canon R6ii, RF 70-200mm f2.8 (@ 70mm), 1s, iso 200.
    Credit: Angelique Kelly
    Facebook: @mylenslovesyou
    Instagram: @angelique_kelly_photography
    St Louis Photography Group
    2024-06-11
    Title or Location: Spirit of Saint Louis Air Show and Stem Expo
    Photograph taken with Olympus OM-1 and Olympus 100-400mm Lens (100mm 1/1250 @ f/11). No real interesting story here. Just like to shoot the air shows when I can. Takes me back to my days in the Navy and seeing the jets coming and going from Hickam AFB when I was stationed at Pearl Harbor NSY&IMF and would shoot a round of golf at Hickam AFB's Mamala Bay golf course after working on the submarines. A couple of the holes on that course are near the runway for the base. The surprise sound of a
    Credit: Brian Smith
    Instagram: @nukebear
    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Lost Dutchman Park
    This is a focus blend of 2 photos- 1 for the fence and the other for the rest of the photo. It was taken with a Sony A7RIV camera on a Sony 35mm GM lens at F1.8, ISO 2000, 15". The Superstion Mountains were named Monte Superstition by Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 1540s. Greedy for gold, they tried to get local Apaches to show them where it was however, believing the area was home to the God of Thunder, they refused for fear of angering him. Apaches believe there's a hole to the
    Credit: Edward Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_photography

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