SWINDON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Birds and Nature

Birds and Nature

Sunday 28 April
Marlborough Rd - 10am - 3 Hours
Panche Ignov
Discover the secrets to capturing stunning wildlife photographs with our specialized photography session. Designed for both bird watchers and nature enthusiasts who are passionate about immortalizing the beauty of nature, this workshop is your gateway to consistently taking sharp, breathtaking images.

Dive into a comprehensive exploration of the crucial elements of wildlife photography. We'll unravel the mysteries of optimal camera settings, the significance of light direction, understanding bird behavior for the perfect shot, and mastering your equipment's operation.

Join us for an enriching experience where your love for nature and passion for photography converge. Let's embark on a journey to capture the natural elegance of birds through the lens, showcasing their beauty in every shot.
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£24      
Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Saturday 11 May
Designer Outlet - 10am - 2 Hours
Panche Ignov
Discover the art of mastering intentional motion blur to elevate your photography skills. Dive into a comprehensive workshop that covers an array of blurring techniques such as long exposures, panning, and intentional camera movement tailored for artistic enhancement. Understanding how to manipulate motion blur intentionally opens the door to boundless creative opportunities, significantly broadening your photographic horizon. Embark on this exploration to transform the way you capture movement, adding a dynamic layer to your visual storytelling.
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£24      
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Sunday 02 June
Marlborough Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Panche Ignov
Capture the beauty of the great outdoors and the majesty of wildlife through your lens. Join our photography meetup where we will dive into the essential camera settings for perfect landscapes, and explore techniques to enhance your landscape and wildlife photography. With practical, hands-on exercises, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills in real time. Whether you're a beginner eager to learn or an experienced photographer looking to refine your craft, this event promises an enriching experience that will elevate your photography to new heights.
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£24      

Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Saturday 15 June
Lydiard Tregoze - 10am - 3 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

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 April
Trill Mill Path - 1:30pm - 2 Hours
Oxford Photography Group
Larisa Ichim
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 27 April
College Yard - 11:15am - 2 Hours
Worcester Photography Group
Shravani Patil
People, 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. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

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      

Other Nearby Groups

Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 18 May
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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£24      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 15 June
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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£24      
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!
book now
£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!
book now
£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
    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
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Coate water, Swindon
    Walking around Coate water and this little guy landed on a tree close to me, there was a massive puddle in between but managed to get as close as I possibly could and this photo was the outcome
    Credit: Ellie-Mai Mapplethorpe
    Instagram: Maplesyrup_photos

    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Skopje, Macedonia
    Kingfisher is a bird that is not easy to photograph. There are techniques to make a hide, but this was not at all takel like that. It was just a luck while walking and checking for his presence, i noticed him sitting on the branch and snap just 2 pictures befor he fly off.
    Credit: Panche Ignov
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paneignov?igsh=MTd6c2V4MThtOGNoNQ==
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Kensington Gardens - London
    I was at the start of a photo walk through the surprisingly serine Kensington Gardens in central London on cold January morning when I overheard some Geese having a good old natter on top of an old tree. As I drew my camera up to take a picture, they both took flight towards me, and over my head. Fortunately I was able to grab a shot with my new 85mm before they darted off over the lake. A brilliant start to my day, and a great way to break in a new lens!
    Credit: Rhys Angulatta
    Instagram: @rhysangulatta

    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-04-03
    Title or Location: Wilts & Berks Canal, Wichelstowe
    Heron, taken on my morning dog walk along the Wilts & Berks Canal at Wichelstowe. This Heron was stood on a broken lifering stand which was on the Canal. Unusually, it didn't fly off, so allowed a good few photos to be taken. Camera was a Nikon P950 in manual mode.
    Credit: Jonathan Hobbs

    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-03-31
    Title or Location: Lower Moor Nature reserve, Oaksey, Wiltshire.
    Migrant Hawker, ovipositing on a log near the cafe at Lower Moor. Taken on an Eos R6 with an RF 100-500. Unable o get close enough for a macro lens, but the zoom worked well. Dragonflies often return to the same spot so relatively easy to pre- focus and wait...
    Credit: Bob Parker
    Facebook: Bobmeanstreak
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-03-29
    Title or Location: Swindon Wiltshire
    I take all types of photos but love the Moon shots. This was taken 2/3 days before the Full Moon for March 2024.Been a amateur photographer for over 15 years. Started with a Fujifilm Finepix HS20 then the Nikon Coolpix P950 (camera I use now). Just want people to see what I see & enjoy my shots.No editing was applied to photo. 1.6MP 1440x1080, f/6.5 1/500, 1428.00mm ISO125
    Credit: S?an Ovenden
    Facebook: Seanie Pic

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Edmonds, WA
    Dearing the eclipse of 2017 my family and I sat in our backyard here in WA to watch the 93 totality with our eclipse glasses. With my homemade solar filter attached to my camera, I took a series of photos of the sun during the eclipse. After processing my sun photos, I was disappointed to see that the moon only showed up as a black hole and not its proper form. I am an avid shooter of Astro photography and have several photos of the moon taken from my backyard and multiple other locations. I
    Credit: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Memphis Photography Club
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Cades Cove,TN
    I took this image on Nov. 2, 2021 at 7 am on Nov. 2, 2001 at 7 am. As I was driving around the Cove I came upon this Buck as I came up over a rise. I had a feeling that he was about to cross the road. My hunch was right. He crossed one fence and eventually crossed the other one. I was ready for his movement. I took a series over shots. It was very exciting.Canon EF 100-400 f4.5 - 5.6L ISO 4,000 f8 1/200s
    Credit: Pat Riley
    Facebook: Pat Riley
    Tulsa Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Woodward Park, Tulsa, OK
    Canon EOS 800DEF 75-300 f/4-5.675mm1/640F4.5ISO 200I was out practicing my technique. Had spent a little while chasing squirrels around the park. This took me to an area of the park I had not been in. The way these two tulips were complete opposites and yet seem to lean on each other drew my attention to them.
    Credit: Chuck Gilbert

    Austin Photography Society
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, Terlingua, Texas
    Bucket List - Check!!!I finally made it to the Big Bend area. Here's a shot I got at the Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, just before sunrise. Canon EOS R, EF 16-35L F2.8, 30 Sec, f2.8, ISO 3200. Used x2 small video lights on lowest power, to light up the foreground. Taken 3/13/2024. Terlingua, Texas.
    Credit: Kirk Brandau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kbrandau/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kbrandau1/
    Albury Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Cootamundra NSW Australia
    Captured this Megachile Bee enjoying the sunshine after a two day downpour. Sony A7IV Camera - Sony 90mm Macro Lens - Sony 46 Flash -Radiant Diffuser
    Credit: Stephen Hunt
    Liverpool Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    I took this photograph just after the sun had set.I used the long exposure setting on my phone to create the wispy water affect.Then I made basic slight adjustments/edits using the lightroom app.
    Credit: Kim Phillips
    Facebook: Intuition photography
    Instagram: Kimberleyphillips77

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