NEWCASTLE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Old Newcastle Photography Walk

Old Newcastle Photography Walk

Sunday the 19th of December
Newcastle City Centre - 2pm - 2 hours
Photography walk of some of Newcastle’s oldest and most beautiful architecture. Meet by Theatre Royal, walking down to the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, ending at Black Gate and Newcastle Keep. On the walk we will take some beautiful photos of architecture which ranges from late Medieval period to the early Victorian period.
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£18pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Jesmond Dene New Year Walk

Jesmond Dene New Year Walk

Sunday the 2nd of January
2pm - 2 hours
There will be many people who have received a shiny new camera over Christmas and this is the perfect opportunity to meet some other photographers in the area and start learning how your equipment works. Come on a relaxed walk along Jesmond Dene, taking photos of the beautiful waterway, including the iconic Armstrong Waterfalls and St Mary’s Chapel.
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£18pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Night Photography Meetup

Night Photography Meetup

Sunday the 16th of January
Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside - 4.30 pm - 2 hours
Come for a night time walk along the Tyne with us and take photos of the beautiful architecture that comes to life when the lights come on. Starting on the Tyne Bridge and ending at the Millennium Bridge, you will explore the world of long exposure photography.
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£18pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
St Mary's Lighthouse Photography Meetup

St Mary's Lighthouse Photography Meetup

Saturday the 29th of January
St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay - 2pm - 2 hours
Head across Whitley Bay to learn and take some beautiful photos of the iconic St Mary's Lighthouse. What we are able to do very much depends on tide times. If the tide is in we'll take photo of the island from a variety of different locations, exploring focal length and interesting composition. If the tide is out, we will head down onto the beach, taking photos from a variety of different angles and head onto the island itself, taking photos of the lighthouse at interesting perspectives.
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£18pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
ABOUT NEWCASTLE
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 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 Newcastle 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; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.
REVIEWS
It was great, I got 2 excellent shots i am really happy with and learned some stuff I didn't know, what's not to like.
4/5
Lee
November 8th 2021
well thought out, great choice of locations, very helpful and friendly tutor
4/5
Rob Hatcliffe
November 8th 2021
Really knowledgeable instructor, with an honest love for photography . Jenny was a delight getting everyone to try different things and sharing amazing tips.
5/5
Soraia
November 8th 2021
5/5
Caroline Taylor
November 7th 2021
The event at Jesmond was extremely enjoyable, the instructor Daniel was a genuinely lovely guy, he was very friendly, professional and helpful. He was very knowledgeable and was able to assist the group with their photography skills. He put the group at ease and we all enjoyed each others company, and had fun. I will definitely join the next workshop that Daniel runs. We were very lucky to dodge the rain and I came away with a photo I was very happy with, thanks to the tips I was given by Daniel.
5/5
Jules Brookes
August 10th 2021
Very good and picked up some handy photography tips
5/5
Terry Moran
August 7th 2021
An excellent day. Daniel was patient and shared his knowledge I really enjoyed it and learnt a few things also
5/5
Michael Rickwood
August 7th 2021
I really enjoyed the event we went to some lovely spots and I learnt some things I didn't know
4/5
Rose Wilkes
August 7th 2021
A very pleasant session with like minded people of varying degrees of experience. Thoroughly enjoyable. Oh yes, she really good photos too.
5/5
Ian Bell
August 7th 2021
Good change to view Newcastle from different prospective and spend time with nice people for an activity. Also the weather really helped and the atmosphere and attitude of the shoppers and people all around where we photographed Thanx
5/5
Amanda Wilkinson
May 29th 2021
excellent and very informative Damien is knowledgable and helpful
5/5
Norman Waitt
May 29th 2021
Good fun, interesting to seeing new photographers just starting out
5/5
david telford
May 29th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Nikolaos Axelis
Nikolaos Axelis is a professional photographer, videographer and editor for over 20 years. He has studied journalism, photography and graphic design at the University of Athens (Greece) and for the last 25 years is working professionally in the Photography and Cinematography section. He has worked as a professional photographer and editor for worldwide agencies such as AP (Associated Press), AFP (Agence France-Presse) and ANA (Athens News Agency) plus my personal business, shooting commercial, street and landscape photography and he has been awarded several times internationally.
Damien Wootten
Damien Wootten is a photographer based in North East England. He has worked as a photographic educator, and as a commercial and fine art photographer for over 30 years. He has exhibited work both in the region and nationally and has published several books. He has taught photography at all levels - from beginners through to advanced level and he currently teaches photography at Newcastle university. He is a great communicator and has a real passion for photography and sharing his expertise in all genres of photography - the landscape, nature, still life, the built environment and people.
Daniel Willshaw
Daniel graduated from the University of Teesside in 2006, studying Media Arts. He has worked in TV, Film and Video production since 2003, in a variety of roles. He has been a Lecturer in Media Arts since 2006, he has won independent and national awards, including an award from the Royal Television Society, and his photography has been featured on the BBC. He is now concentrating on still imagery, with a particular interest in landscape, woodland and nature photography. He has a Post-graduate Certificate in Education, and above all, loves nothing more than teaching.
Josefin Bengtsson
Jenny Vest
Jenny first showed an interest in photography at 16 when her family got their first digital camera and at 21 she invested in her first DSLR camera. She started by documenting family events and as friends started having children, she started documenting their families, gaining experience as a family photographer. Knowing she had knowledge gaps she took on her first photography course at the age of 24. Over the years she has experimented with various styles and genres doing everything from event photography to more experimental photography including Light Painting and Levitation. She has taken photos at many prestigious venues and companies over the years including Sage Gateshead and BBC Newcastle.