NEWCASTLE
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Evening Quayside Bridges

Evening Quayside Bridges

Sunday the 28th of August
Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside - 6:00pm - 2 hours
Join Instructor Jenny on an always popular session on the quayside. In this session, we will be enjoying the cooler, late evening sun as we walk along the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside, taking photos of the bridges with the beautiful pastel coloured light. During this session we will be focusing on composition, learning about the rule of thirds, and leading lines. You will want to bring you tripod along with you to this session if you have one, as we will also be looking at how to use shutter speed to create some interesting effects. As always, I am happy for people to borrow mine if it's their first time using a tripod. If you do not have a bridge camera or a DSLR camera, please don't be put off. This is also a great beginner session to come to with your mobile phone. I am happy to teach low light techniques with mobile phones as well. The best phones to bring along to this kind of session are flagship (premium quality) phones.
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£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Beginner's Photography Session

Beginner's Photography Session

Saturday the 3rd of September
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12.30pm - 3 hours
Join Jenny for one of these much smaller more intimate sessions as we going into the basics of photography. The first hour of the session will be spent at Costa Coffee on Gallowgate looking at some material covering the your camera, the exposure triangle and what the different parts do, and composition. Don't forget some pennies for a coffee. We will then head into Leazes Park to put what we have learnt into practice.
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£55pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Newcastle Architecture Walk

Newcastle Architecture Walk

Sunday the 4th of September
Newcastle Upon Tyne. - 2.00pm - 2 hours
Join instructor Jenny on a walk through Newcastle and experience the beauty of the city. You will go on a immersive photography walk through one of the most beautiful cities in the world, learning how to pictures that capture the essence of this stunning city. Learn how to take your photography to the next level by understand the fundamental rules of composition and view the city from a new perspective. This session is suitable for photographers of all abilities and is a mobile phone friendly session.
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£21pp     8 places left
Meet and Greet - Free Event

Meet and Greet - Free Event

Sunday the 11th of September
Newcastle - 2.00pm - 2 hours
Come and meet instructor Jenny for a chat and a coffee at Costa Coffee near St James Park, Newcastle for this one off free event. This is a great opportunity to meet before booking onto a session and ask all your questions about photography sessions and what to expect, general questions about some of the basic elements of photography, or simply just to have a chat. Jenny will be at Costa from 2pm to 4pm, so feel free to come along anywhere between those times. Although this event isn't ticketed it would still be useful to book on so we know how many people to expect. Hope to see you there, and don't forget your pennies for your coffee.
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£0pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Street Photography - Evening

Street Photography - Evening

Sunday the 18th of September
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6.00pm - 2 hours
Join Jenny for an amazing photography evening. This is a street photography session with a difference as we will be starting just before sunset and finishing after sunset. The city looks and feels very different at night, and we will be exploring how to capture it's essence using a number of challenges across the city. As this session is in the evening with low light, it is recommended that you bring a tripod with you. The offer of borrowing my tripod is there, however if many people need to use it, your time with it will be limited. This is a mobile phone friendly session, however you will need to have the ability to change the length of the shutter speed and have a mobile phone tripod or gorilla grip.
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£21pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Jesmond Dene Autumn Walk

Jesmond Dene Autumn Walk

Sunday the 16th of October
3.00pm - 2 hours
Join Instructor Jenny on a relaxed photography walk through Jesmond Dene at one of the most beautiful times of the years. During this session we will be focusing on the beautiful colours within the landscape, exploring composition and movement. You will want to bring your tripod along with you on this session as we will be exploring long exposure with the water. This session is great for people with all types of cameras, including phones.
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£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Halloween Light Painting

Halloween Light Painting

Sunday the 30th of October
Graffiti Wall by Sage Gateshead - 6.00pm - 2 hours
Join instructor Jenny on a light painting session with a difference. This Halloween we will explore how to create Halloween inspired images with various light painting tools. During this session you will learn how to use long exposure and every day objects such as fairy lights, torches, and even mobile phones to create interesting and creative images. Feel free to bring any light painting tools you may already have. Kid's light up toys such as wands and swords are fantastic for light painting. You will need your tripod for this session and a camera which is capable of long exposure.
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£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Long Exposure Streetscape Photography

Long Exposure Streetscape Photography

Sunday the 13th of November
Newcastle City Centre - 6.00pm - 2 hours
Join Jenny as we explore the landscape of the city at night. Learn how to create beautiful streetscapes as we explore composition techniques and how to use long exposure to capture the beautiful lights and traffic movement of the city. For this session, you will need a camera that is capable of long exposure and a tripod.
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£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Quayside at Night

Quayside at Night

Sunday the 27th of November
Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside - 6.00pm - 2 hours
Join instructor Jenny on this very popular session as we explore the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside at night. In this always popular session we will be using long exposure to capture the vibrancy of the quayside lights and a glass like reflections on the water. For this session you will need a camera that allows you to use long exposure and a tripod.
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£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Angel of the North - Sculpture Photography

Angel of the North - Sculpture Photography

Sunday the 4th of December
2.00pm - 2 hours
Join Jenny on this cold afternoon as we explore the sculpture of the Angel of the North within the Gateshead landscape. During this session we will explore interesting ways to capture the beautiful curves of this sculpture as well as how it fits within the Gateshead landscape. Sunset will be very early so you will be able to learn how to use light in various different ways. For this session, it is recommended to bring your tripod.
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£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Christmas Street Photography Challenge

Christmas Street Photography Challenge

Sunday the 18th of December
Newcastle City Centre - 2.00pm - 2 hours
Join instructor Jenny for another street photography challenge, this time with a Christmas twist within the city centre of Newcastle. Learn how to create interesting Street Photography as we explore the city centre and enjoy the sights and smells of the Christmas market. Don't forget to bring some pennies with you as I'm sure you will be enticed by the amazing street food the Market has to offer every year.
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£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 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. Jenny is very generous with her expertise, and her time. It's good to compare notes with other people on the course. I learned a lot. And I came away with one of the first shots I've actually been proud of.
5/5
Andy Rowell
July 1st 2022
5/5
Andy Rowell
June 26th 2022
5/5
Ploy thum
June 5th 2022
This was a great couple of hours with Jenny who has a great teaching style and this was a fun, informative lesson.
5/5
Jane Jeffrey
May 8th 2022
It was great, really helpful in giving me the confidence to properly start to get to grips with my new camera. Jenny's clearly very knowledgeable, and keen to share. I wasn't expecting to shoot portraits of other learners, they're actually the best shots I took!
5/5
Andy Rowell
May 7th 2022
Nice and informal. Made to feel at ease. Great that it was limited in numbers as a beginners class. Jen was on hand and more than happy to help with any camera questions no matter how silly. Very informative and I came away with some knowledge on how to actually use the manual mode!
5/5
Aaron Whittington
May 7th 2022
Really had a good time and learnt some good stuff. Jenny was lovely.
5/5
Ben Cook
April 11th 2022
Very enjoyable offering some good verbal tips
4/5
Lynn Carr-Woodward
April 11th 2022
Excellent location and the right level of support and guidance.
5/5
Paul
January 29th 2022
Enjoyed this event. Learnt some new skills. Nice group of people. Good locations and good tips on maximising the photos at the locations.
4/5
Carla Mather
January 17th 2022
Loved it was fun and I learned so much in 2hrs. Jenny was a very attentive and encouraging .
5/5
Mrs S Goodall
January 17th 2022
Loved it was fun and I learned so much in 2hrs. Jenny was a very attentive and encouraging .
5/5
Mrs S Goodall
January 17th 2022
INSTRUCTORS
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.