SWINDON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 15 June
Lydiard Tregoze - 10am - 2 Hours
Panche Ignov
Explore the fine art of portrait photography in natural light, with our in-depth learning session. We delve deeply into the art of posing, countering the challenges of daylight, and how to manage different body types for commendable results. The session covers how to effectively shoot in both bright sunshine and the shade, with attention to expertly designing your image to truly capture a moment.

This is your opportunity to visualize and create stunning environmental portraits even with the wide-angle lens. While an 85mm lens or a zoom lens is preferred, all equipment will serve as a tool for mastering your craft.

Unleash your creative potential, and bring along family or friends to serve as models, as you get hands-on practical experience. This is your perfect arena to sharpen your skills and capture memorable portraits of your closest ones.
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£24      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 22 June
Marlborough Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Panche Ignov
Discover the art of macro photography and capture the world in mesmerizing detail. This unique photography style allows you to bring the intricacies of small objects to life, enlarging them to appear as grand as the world around us. From the delicate veins of a leaf to the vibrant wings of a butterfly, explore subjects often overlooked and reveal the beauty hidden in the miniature. Join us for a journey into the minute, where the smallest subjects make the most significant impact. Dive into the unseen and transform the way you see the world through your lens.
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£24      
Light Painting (playing with light)

Light Painting (playing with light)

Saturday 06 July
South Cerney - 10am - 2 Hours
Panche Ignov
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of light painting through our upcoming workshop, designed to illuminate the creativity of photographers from all skill levels. With a special emphasis on assisting entry-level photographers, this session will delve deep into the intricate process of light painting, providing insights into the essential and recommended accessories that elevate this art form.

Our journey begins with the simplicity of a single light source, gradually advancing to the complexities of utilizing multiple sources to captivatingly expose your subject. To ensure a seamless experience, a car-sharing option is available for up to three participants, with a departure point from the Orbital Shopping Mall.

Embrace this opportunity to refine your skills and explore the magical realm of light painting, where your imagination is your only limitation. Join us for a workshop that promises not only to enlighten but also inspire your photographic journey.
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£26      

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 20 July
Lydiard Tregoze - 10am - 2 Hours
Panche Ignov
Join us for a captivating photography meet-up focused on mastering the art of natural light portrait photography. In this session, we delve into identifying and harnessing flattering natural light, along with utilizing backgrounds to enhance the beauty and depth of your portraits. Learn how to effectively collaborate with your subject to create images that truly reflect their personality and style, while also ensuring they remain comfortable throughout the shoot.

We will cover essential techniques such as posing, accurate focusing, and metering for skin tones, aiming to elevate your skill set in working within less controlled environments outside the confines of a studio. A model will be present, providing a hands-on opportunity to apply learned techniques in real-time. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this event promises to enrich your understanding and execution of natural light portrait photography.
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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 29 June
Worcester WR1 3PD - 11am - 2 Hours
Worcester Photography Group
Shravani Patil
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture. We will cover topics such as finding inspiration in everyday objects, experimenting with different angles and perspectives.
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£26      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
The Forbury - 9am - 3 Hours
Berkshire Photography Group
Muhammad Zubair Taqi
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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£67       5 places left
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 20 July
Forbury - 9am - 2 Hours
Berkshire Photography Group
Muhammad Zubair Taqi
eople, 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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£26      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
The Forbury - 9am - 3 Hours
Berkshire Photography Group
Muhammad Zubair Taqi
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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£67      
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 17 August
The Forbury - 9am - 2 Hours
Berkshire Photography Group
Muhammad Zubair Taqi
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.
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£26      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 31 August
Forbury - 9am - 2 Hours
Berkshire Photography Group
Muhammad Zubair Taqi
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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£26      

Other Nearby Groups

Illustration Basics

Illustration Basics

Saturday 13 July
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Embark on a whimsical journey into the world of creativity with our "Illustration Basics" art class! Unleash your inner artist as we explore the foundations of illustration, from sketch to masterpiece. No experience required - just bring your passion for pen and paper and basic art materials! Dive into a world of vibrant colors, imaginative characters, and endless possibilities. Join us for an art-filled adventure and let your illustrations tell a story of their own. Reserve your spot and turn your doodles into dazzling works of art!
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£26      
Portrait Drawing Basics

Portrait Drawing Basics

Saturday 27 July
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Unleash Your Inner Artist in Our Portrait Drawing Basics Class!

Calling all budding artists! Dive into the world of portrait drawing with us in a fun and interactive session. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to brush up on your skills, this class is perfect for you.

Discover essential techniques for capturing the essence of a face on paper. From mastering proportions to shading techniques, you'll learn everything you need to know to create stunning portraits.

Grab your basic art materials and get ready to embark on a creative journey. Let's bring those faces to life with a splash of imagination and a touch of expertise. Don't miss out - reserve your spot now and let your artistic talents shine!
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£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 10 August
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Unlock Your Creativity in Our Beginner's Drawing Adventure!

Are you ready to embark on a journey into the captivating world of drawing? Join us for an exhilarating class designed especially for beginners like you!

Under the expert guidance of our seasoned instructors, you'll dive into the essentials of drawing. From mastering perspective and proportion to mastering the art of shading and composition, you'll gain the skills to create stunning and expressive artwork.

But that's not all - we'll also explore the exciting realm of mark making techniques, transforming blank pages into canvases bursting with imagination and creativity.

Don't forget to pack your creative essentials! Bring along your basic art materials to unleash your inner artist in our class. Exciting details of the event will be revealed once your booking is confirmed. Get ready for a colorful adventure!
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£26      

Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 24 August
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Step into the kaleidoscopic universe of abstract art with our electrifying Exploring Abstract Art class!

Ignite your imagination as we dive headfirst into a whirlwind of colors, shapes, and textures. With a medley of mediums at your fingertips, you'll reimagine ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art. From bold brushstrokes to mesmerizing patterns, we'll unlock the secrets of expressive abstraction together.

Prepare to unleash your inner Picasso as we delve into the art of 'mark making', transforming blank canvases into dynamic bursts of creativity.

Don't forget to pack your creative essentials! Bring along your basic art materials to unleash your inner artist in our class. Exciting details of the event will be revealed once your booking is confirmed. Get ready for a colorful adventure!
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£26      
ABOUT SWINDON
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 Swindon .

  • 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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  • REVIEWS
    Friendly learning environment
    5/5
    Paul
    2024-06-06
    Great morning out, highly recommend! Panche is a great teacher and has so much knowledge to share
    5/5
    Karlien
    2024-06-05
    Loved it! I learned so much. It was wonderful to be in nature and to be taught by someone who has such a lot of knowledge and passion for photography. It has inspired me to dust off my camera!
    5/5
    Karlien
    2024-05-01

    Very informative instruction on how to set up for bird photography and how things can be staged to achieve excellent results.
    5/5
    Jon
    2024-04-30
    Pane very helpful and explained thing well,was very practical event. Approachable and good tutor.
    5/5
    Michelle
    2024-04-30
    Pane Ignov imparts knowledge with care and he teaches with a fire inside, igniting even more, the curiosity for photography in his students.
    5/5
    Demelza
    2024-03-06

    It was an amazing time I learnt lots and it was hands on which for me was great. Would recommend to anyone who wants to start to use their camera.
    5/5
    Sarah
    2024-03-04
    Really good. Learnt a lot. Hopefully will do more in the future.
    5/5
    David
    2023-01-30
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Panche Ignov
    Panche is working as a professional portrait photographer, but enjoying all types of photography. Keen to help others and happy when they succeed.

    Panche Ignov is available for private bookings

    Film Photography, developing of film, studio portrait photography, on location portrait, wedding photography, sport, wildlife and landscapes.

    PHOTOS
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-06-10
    Title or Location: Cardiff
    This photo was taken when I was learning about depth of focus and getting uses to the controls on my camera.
    Credit: Stuart Ingram

    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-06-07
    Title or Location: MO?T
    This was a lock down project, playing with off camera flash and flagging the light to give a direction.
    Credit: Panche Ignov
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paneignov?igsh=MTd6c2V4MThtOGNoNQ==
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-06-02
    Title or Location: Tadpole Garden Village, Swindon
    I came across this lovely view on my morning walk. The paranomic virew of the stray along side its crystal clear reflections was just amazing.
    Credit: Rimpy Batra
    Instagram: @rimpysharma19

    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: RIAT RAF Fairford, Glos
    The RAF Parachute Display Team (The Falcons) are based in Brize Norton.This shot is from the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2009.I managed to catch them coming back over their smoke trails which gave this shot impact and added interest.
    Credit: Steve K
    Facebook: Steve Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558

    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Baristocats Coffee Lounge
    DJ event at Baristocats Coffee Lounge on Commercial Road, Erin Bardwell's set was the last of the day, with DJ's playing a wide range of music throughout the day. I specialise in shooting bands and live music events around Swindon, building a photographic documentary of local artists.
    Credit: Gideon Liddiard
    Facebook: @Gideon.Liddiard
    Instagram: @gideon.liddiard
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Brodsworth, Yorkshire
    A day trip whilst visiting family in Yorkshire presented this great opportunity using my Canon 1D mkIV. Apart from the wonderful colours, I especially like the (almost) symmetry and the way the colours blend all the way down the petals. Getting the right focus and very short depth of field turned out to be the biggest challenges!
    Credit: Steven Kingston
    Facebook: Steve Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558

    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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