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Upcoming Events

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.
book now
£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      
Architecture Photography Meetup

Architecture Photography Meetup

Saturday 21 September
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      

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
    2024-07-13
    Title or Location: The Urris hills in Co. Donegal
    Taken with my Canon while on a hill walk with my daughter in Urris, Co. Donegal. We were joined by many friendly mountain sheep along the way.
    Credit: Margaret Peoples

    Derry Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Doe Castle
    Located at Castledoe, Co. Donegal, Ireland, near the village of Creeslough. The castle itself is on the shore of the beautiful Sheephaven Bay.
    Credit: Dave Payne
    Facebook: Dave Payne
    Derry Photography Group
    2024-07-03
    Title or Location: Noctilucent - Lenamore Road, Derry.
    This photo was taken with a DJI Mini 3 Pro drone. The Image (although taken in Derry) is a silhouette of the Donegal mountains shot at 1am. It is naturally decorated with noctilucent clouds which form high up in the atmosphere during the summer period. This image effect was acheived at that time because in June of every year the northern hemisphere experiences what is unofficially called 'uninterrupted twilight'. Derry and Donegal sit on the edge between what is called ' astronomical and nautica
    Credit: James Boyle

    Derry Photography Group
    2024-06-29
    Title or Location:

    Credit: Dariusz Wieladek

    Derry Photography Group
    2024-06-26
    Title or Location: Eglinton
    Taken at Moonrise on the shortest night of the year.
    Credit: Michael Mc Elroy
    Derry Photography Group
    2024-06-24
    Title or Location: Ebrington Square Derry
    This man was very proud of Molly his dog. He seen me taking street snaps and ask would I take a picture of him and Molly. He said I will gain at least a thousand new friends on Facebook....I was just out trying my new Sigma 14mm Fisheye lens so not an ideal portrait lens but I think it give s a unique perspective when low down .I noticed on the collar that Molly was a Therapy Dog which makes here a hero to me.
    Credit: MICHAEL MCGLINCHEY
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/?hl=en

    Edinburgh Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: St Ninians Bay - Isle of Bute
    On this occasion I had driven back from St Ninians bay to Ettrick Bay to park up for the night...after I arrived and started to prepare my evening meal I saw these incredible light beams across the bay at low tide.
    Credit: Brian Nicholson
    Sunshine Coast Photography Group
    2024-07-22
    Title or Location: Whales off Mooloolaba
    We went fishing in our boat and saw about 10 whales doing this So great
    Credit: Julie Behrens
    Facebook: Julie Behrens
    Instagram: Julie?ssunrise
    Bradford Photography Group
    2024-07-21
    Title or Location: Yorkshire wildlife park

    Credit: Tony Kilcoyne

    Reno Photography Group
    2024-07-21
    Title or Location: Fernley Nevada
    Union Pacific's legendary Big Boy No. 4014, the world?s largest operating steam locomotive built to conquer mountains, is on tour in five states this summer during its 2024 Westward Bound Tour from Wyoming to California.
    Credit: Kristin McFarlane Photography
    Facebook: Kristin McFarlane Photography
    Instagram: Kristin McFarlane Photography
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-07-19
    Title or Location: Murchison Falls, northwest Uganda
    I?m was born and raised in San Francisco and now live in Uganda, working as a professional photographer and safari guide. This lioness is one of the most beautiful creatures I have ever encountered. She was resting high up in a tree at Murchison Falls, in the northwest region. Before taking this photo, she roared at me, baring her sharp canines. It was a simple warning not to overstep her boundaries. The lioness had some cubs located at the base of the tree so she was protective of them. Th
    Credit: Chris Austria
    Facebook: Chris Austria
    Instagram: Christopher Austria
    Crawley Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Otterbourne
    Watched these guys for hours, slowly but surely one of the cubs got the confidence to climb onto the logs!
    Credit: Chris Athawes
    Instagram: Chris_a_photography

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