Upcoming Events

Beginners Photography Session

Beginners Photography Session

Saturday the 2nd of July
Bristol City Centre - 10am - 3 hours
In this session, we will focus on the 3 main elements of photography; Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. Once we have mastered the basics we will also look at composition, including colour, pattern, shapes and space. This session is perfect if you are learning your camera, or new to photography and want to get comfortable shooting on manual settings.
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£55pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Nature Photography

Nature Photography

Sunday the 17th of July
Clifton Gorge - 9am - 2 hours
Clifton Gorge is home to plenty of nature and wildlife from plats to the gully goats. There are also peregrines that nest here which we can hope to spot too. All lenses and abilities are welcome! Please note, the slope into the gully is steep so be prepared with good footwear.
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£21pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginners Class: Aperture - Shutter Speed - ISO

Beginners Class: Aperture - Shutter Speed - ISO

Sunday the 14th of August
Bristol City Centre - 9am - 3 hours
This beginners event targets getting to know your camera and becoming comfortable on manual settings. We will focus on Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO then move into composition themes.
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£55pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
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 across the region.
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 Bristol Photography Facebook Group to share your photos after the session.

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions
We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 2 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.
Really enjoyed the event. Inspired creativity and got me shooting styles that I don't usually do. Friendly and knowledgeable instructor; Charlotte's a credit to the club.
Dan Le Brun
May 30th 2022
David Mendelsohn
May 30th 2022
My first event with Bristol Photography Club. Really enjoyed it and the challenges presented. Well thought out. Charlotte engaged with everyone and created a welcoming atmosphere.
David Griffiths
May 30th 2022
Very friendly and encouraging event.
Paul Ferris
May 23rd 2022
It was really helpful and lots of fun too. Charlie brought many ideas to the session and her enthusiasm was really infectious. I can really recommend.
Amanda mckinneley
May 9th 2022
Portrait photography Really informative and fun course with pdfs and direction on the day. Plenty of time to try different approaches and a great model to boot. Highly recommend.
Monica Sala
May 25th 2021
well organised. Good venue and teacher
carla ribeiro
May 24th 2021
Very professional
Horia Ungurean
May 23rd 2021
I found it to be an enjoyable and instructive morning, helped along by not raining. A powerpoint presentation was provided in advance and reiterated through the morning, so we knew what to expect and I think all points were covered. It was carried out in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
joe herring
May 10th 2021
Karen did a very good job of putting us at ease and provide some basic information about macro photography. I particularly enjoyed trying a variety of possibilities I hadn't explored before. Karen also provided helpful feedback and resources we could use for further development. I appreciated her teaching. I also found useful to meet the other people and share information and tips. I left feeling inspired and encouraged to develop my macro photography skills. I can't think of a better outcome.
Jaime Reininho
April 26th 2021
Rey informative, gave me real confidence in beginning photography
Annie Noble-Denny
April 10th 2021
Small group Plenty of time
Walid Elnahal
December 13th 2020
Charlotte Sams
Charlotte is a professional photographer based in Bristol, and covering the Southwest UK. With 10 years photography experience across several disciplines, from documentary to portraiture she now works with a wide variety of clients. She has several awards over the years from nature photography competitions, and particularly enjoys using her creative eye to capture beautiful moments in the natural world. Through teaching photography, she loves inspiring others to find their own style and create beautiful images.