CHESHIRE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

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ABOUT CHESHIRE
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 around Cheshire.

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 Cheshire Photography Facebook Group here 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.

REVIEWS
Thoroughly enjoyed it! Jim Holmes' sessions are always so informative but also great for getting to know new people with whom you can compare notes and experiences.
5/5
Monica De Bari
February 20th 2022
Fantastic couple of hours learning new techniques and ways to use my camera whilst exploring the beautiful city of Chester. Jim is very helpful, has lots of patience and uses his knowledge to help improve photography skills.
5/5
Cheryl Bromont
February 20th 2022
Brilliant course, Jim takes time to give advice and help when needed. I will partake in further courses to further my skills.
5/5
Cheryl Bromont
February 20th 2022
I enjoyed the event. Jim took us to some photogenic areas of Chester that I didn't know existed. It was interesting to get his professional take on photographing streets and I got a few ideas that will help my composition going forward. Thankyou.
4/5
Kath Hill
December 6th 2021
It was my second course with Jim and it was excellent. I especially appreciate his patience, even if there are others in a group who are more advanced. He is always very informative and I always get something new out of the experience. I look forward to future sessions
5/5
Monica De Bari
December 5th 2021
i loved this event Jim was superb in showing and explaining how my camera works
5/5
Amanda Blaylock
November 28th 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Jim was very helpful and informative and approachable when I had any questions. I definitely learned how to use my camera more effectively and how to take more interesting photos. I highly recommend the course.
5/5
Sue Howgate
November 28th 2021
This was a relaxed, yet very informative session. Andy was an excellent host and set some thought provoking challenges.
5/5
Paul Christian
May 24th 2021
Andrew was great and gave me a totaly new perspective on street photography. Weather was not great but we all had fun and really enjoyed our time together.
5/5
Cyd Hindle
May 22nd 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Jim Holmes
Jim Holmes is a professional documentary photographer that has worked in over 50 countries from Europe to Asia for a wide range of international clients. Jim is experienced in a wide range of photographic scenarios and styles from humanitarian work through to mineral extraction projects and exotic location tour guides, interpreting the world through the lens is his life. Jim now lives in Chester and is working on environmental and city mapping projects that have built his deep knowledge of this area.
Michael Mcanaulty
Michael McAnaulty is a freelance photographer from Liverpool. His work covers many areas such as architecture, portraiture, street photography and events. Michael is a very enthusiastic and passionate photographer who loves to focus on people in his work. He loves to share this passion with other budding photographers.