ABERDEEN
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 04 August
Fittie - 11am - 3 Hours
Jay Buchan
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.
book now
£67       5 places left
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 18 August
Johnstone Gardens - 10am - 2 Hours
Jay Buchan
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      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Sunday 01 September
Mintlaw - 10am - 2 Hours
Jay Buchan
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating stunning images with a shallow depth of field.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance.

We will cover topics such as using a shallow depth of field to create a mood, blurring out distracting backgrounds, and how to use a shallow depth of field to give a bokeh effect behind our subjects to make them pop.
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£26      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 06 October
Johnstone Gardens - 11am - 3 Hours
Jay Buchan
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.
book now
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 03 November
Don Street - 11am - 3 Hours
Jay Buchan
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.
book now
£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 August
Riverside Esplanade - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Dundee Photography Group
Emily Farrell
Eager to gain a greater understanding of your camera and venture beyond automatic exposure? This is an ideal opportunity to explore further. Embark on an enlightening journey of discovering the intricacies of your camera, such as shutter speed aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. The newfound knowledge you attain will immediately be put into practice under the mentorship of a seasoned photographer. Don't miss this chance to enhance your photography skills and broaden your creative canvas.
book now
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 14 September
Riverside Esplanade - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Dundee Photography Group
Emily Farrell
Eager to gain a greater understanding of your camera and venture beyond automatic exposure? This is an ideal opportunity to explore further. Embark on an enlightening journey of discovering the intricacies of your camera, such as shutter speed aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. The newfound knowledge you attain will immediately be put into practice under the mentorship of a seasoned photographer. Don't miss this chance to enhance your photography skills and broaden your creative canvas.
book now
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 05 October
Riverside Esplanade - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Dundee Photography Group
Emily Farrell
Eager to gain a greater understanding of your camera and venture beyond automatic exposure? This is an ideal opportunity to explore further. Embark on an enlightening journey of discovering the intricacies of your camera, such as shutter speed aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. The newfound knowledge you attain will immediately be put into practice under the mentorship of a seasoned photographer. Don't miss this chance to enhance your photography skills and broaden your creative canvas.
book now
£67      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 09 November
Riverside Esplanade - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Dundee Photography Group
Emily Farrell
Eager to gain a greater understanding of your camera and venture beyond automatic exposure? This is an ideal opportunity to explore further. Embark on an enlightening journey of discovering the intricacies of your camera, such as shutter speed aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. The newfound knowledge you attain will immediately be put into practice under the mentorship of a seasoned photographer. Don't miss this chance to enhance your photography skills and broaden your creative canvas.
book now
£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 07 December
Riverside Esplanade - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Dundee Photography Group
Emily Farrell
Eager to gain a greater understanding of your camera and venture beyond automatic exposure? This is an ideal opportunity to explore further. Embark on an enlightening journey of discovering the intricacies of your camera, such as shutter speed aperture, ISO, and how these settings influence your exposure. The newfound knowledge you attain will immediately be put into practice under the mentorship of a seasoned photographer. Don't miss this chance to enhance your photography skills and broaden your creative canvas.
book now
£67      

Other Nearby Groups

Introduction to Watercolours for Beginners

Introduction to Watercolours for Beginners

Saturday 27 July
Union Street, Aberdeen - 2pm - 2 Hours
Aberdeen Watercolour Group
Priya Murmu
Beginner-friendly session introducing the basics of watercolor painting.
book now
£26      
Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Saturday 03 August
Stonehaven - 10am - 2 Hours
Aberdeen Art Group
Adelina Abasli
Dive into the vibrant world of Still Life Drawing with Colored Pencils!

Join us for an exciting artistic journey where you'll master the art of capturing still life in vivid detail. Discover the magic of proportions - the cornerstone of lifelike drawings, ensuring your artwork is anatomically correct and visually stunning. Unleash your creativity and bring ordinary objects to life with the power of colored pencils. Let your imagination run wild and create captivating compositions that tell unique and colorful stories. Come, join the fun, and let your creativity flourish!
book now
£26      
Introduction to Watercolours for Beginners

Introduction to Watercolours for Beginners

Saturday 10 August
Union Street, Aberdeen - 2pm - 2 Hours
Aberdeen Watercolour Group
Priya Murmu
Beginner-friendly session introducing the basics of watercolor painting.
book now
£26      

Tonal Drawing

Tonal Drawing

Saturday 07 September
Stonehaven - 10am - 2 Hours
Aberdeen Art Group
Adelina Abasli
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating depth and dimension in your drawings through the use of shadow and tone.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of tonal drawing, including the use of value, contrast, and composition. We will cover topics such as creating a tonal range, building contrast, and simplifying composition to create a clean and striking image.
book now
£26      
Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Saturday 12 October
Stonehaven - 10am - 2 Hours
Aberdeen Art Group
Adelina Abasli
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" colour and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolour-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the garden with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting.
You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the exercises, and artwork and have some takeaway homework with the learned technique. All levels and experiences are welcome.
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£26      
Landscape Harmony: Watercolour and Pencil Techniques

Landscape Harmony: Watercolour and Pencil Techniques

Saturday 16 November
Stonehaven - 10am - 2 Hours
Aberdeen Art Group
Adelina Abasli
Join us for an immersive journey into the world of landscape artistry with watercolor and pencils! In this engaging class, you'll discover the fundamental techniques of blending colors, creating depth, and capturing the essence of nature on paper. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, our approachable and enjoyable lessons will ignite your creativity and hone your skills. From serene lakeshores to majestic mountain vistas, you'll learn to infuse your landscapes with life and charm. Come unleash your inner artist and explore the captivating fusion of watercolor and pencils in a fun and enticing atmosphere!
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£26      

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 21 December
Stonehaven - 10am - 2 Hours
Aberdeen Art Group
Adelina Abasli
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up. Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
£26      
Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Saturday 18 January
Stonehaven - 10am - 2 Hours
Aberdeen Art Group
Adelina Abasli
In this event, participants will learn how to draw still life. Proportions are the first thing to learn when drawing still life because they teach you how to be anatomically correct.
book now
£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 15 February
Stonehaven - 10am - 2 Hours
Aberdeen Art Group
Adelina Abasli
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up. Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
£26      

Tonal Drawing

Tonal Drawing

Saturday 08 March
Stonehaven - 10am - 2 Hours
Aberdeen Art Group
Adelina Abasli
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating depth and dimension in your drawings through the use of shadow and tone.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of tonal drawing, including the use of value, contrast, and composition. We will cover topics such as creating a tonal range, building contrast, and simplifying composition to create a clean and striking image.
book now
£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 12 April
Stonehaven - 10am - 2 Hours
Aberdeen Art Group
Adelina Abasli
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up. Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
£26      
ABOUT ABERDEEN
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 Aberdeen .

  • 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 Aberdeen Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Really enjoyed my day. Jay was an excellent patient teacher. Took a lot of new knowledge away with me.
    5/5
    Gavin
    2024-06-25
    Excellent, just what I wanted, although an aurora instead of overcast would have been good😉
    5/5
    Jim
    2023-12-11
    Really helpful! Jay was great and super informative.
    5/5
    Emma
    2023-12-11

    Was a perfect location with lots of colours. Jay has been very lovely, kind and nice for my questions and many information given by her to get to start with photography.
    5/5
    Alper
    2023-11-01
    Very valuable meeting with skilled professional tutor
    5/5
    Tomas
    2023-08-21
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Jay Buchan
    Jay loves working with clients to capture their stories. Since the days of film photography, she had a passion to tell stories. This has grown into not only working as a professional photographer but also as a photography tutor.

    To her, passing on skills and knowledge to others who love photography to get the best out of themselves and their equipment is a joy. It's first and foremost about helping people improve by only competing with themselves to get better and enjoy their photography journey more. So tell her what your passion in photography is and she'll help on the way to amazing images.

    Jay Buchan is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-07-17
    Title or Location: Dunottar Woods
    An image from a fun woodland fairytale shoot. Wandered around until we seen this in the middle of the stream so my model, Alyssa was like I am gonna get over there and made it successfully lol.
    Credit: James Murison Photography
    Facebook: Facebook.com/JamesMurisonPhotography
    Instagram: James_murison_photography

    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: In my garden , Collieston Aberdeenshire
    Very often see the Aurora from the garden and house. Living right next to the sea theres no light pollution, the night sky really pops. Its not just the night sky, the sights seen from the garden and house i try and capture. This is a picture of me with my iphone on a tripod while another iphone was filming from the decking on the night of 10th May 2024. I think modt of the country was out taking pictures that night, but i also managed to capture the reflection of it in the North sea and Aberdee
    Credit: Lorraine Sharkey
    Facebook: Views from my garden
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-07-15
    Title or Location: Armadale castle gardens Skye
    I have always been interested in nature, this one the colour and rain plus the imperfections add to the beauty of the plant. No edits on my photography, this was a piece full walk around the grounds of Armadale castle in Skye.
    Credit: Michael Cairns

    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-07-01
    Title or Location: Sea The Shell
    This was part of a larger image taken at Fittie in Aberdeen as part of a beginner training course. I cropped it and found I really enjoyed these colours coming up from black to the green, which works well with the fact it is a seaside historical village. Very happy with it. Straight off my Ricoh GR III Street Edition.
    Credit: Gavin Henry

    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-26
    Title or Location: Spynie
    One of the locals at Spynie Loch --Elgin
    Credit: Linda Kantes
    Instagram: none
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Crawley Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Otterbourne
    Watched these guys for hours, slowly but surely one of the cubs got the confidence to climb onto the logs!
    Credit: Chris Athawes
    Instagram: Chris_a_photography
    Huntingdon Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Near Loen, Norway
    This photo was taken after cruising into Olden and taking the Loen Skylift, at the top of which are many trails. We took one away from the crowd and came across this little stream which lined up nicely with what I expect is it's destination. Taken on a Sony RX10IV
    Credit: Clive Durston
    Instagram: Redssnapper
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: Snapper Rocks Qld
    Some monster waves at the iconic surfing location at Snapper Rocks
    Credit: Emanuel Papamanolis

    Baltimore Photography Group
    2024-07-18
    Title or Location: My garden, Catonsville, MD
    Every year honey bees come to cornflowers in my garden. Bees go to pickerel flowers. I try to capture bees flying. Nikon D700 Nikkor AF 60mm micro with close up rings. I use a flash.
    Credit: Kanji Takeno
    Instagram: Kanjigatortwo
    Albuquerque Photography Group
    2024-07-17
    Title or Location: San Juan Islands-Washington State
    Photo was taken in August of 2023 near the San Juan Islands north west of Seattle. We were following a family of Orca who we believe were teaching their young how to hunt. This photo was of an orca in pursuit of a porpoise. I actually have two other photos of the live pursuit with the orca tracking down and catching the porpoise. I would be happy to provide those as well if you?d like.
    Credit: Robinson Atencio
    Chichester Photography Group
    2024-07-16
    Title or Location: East bank of the River Arun West Sussex
    Out for an evening walk heading up the river Arun, luckily this vessle gave an already colourful photo op a finishing flourish.
    Credit: Steve Smith
    Instagram: PS & H Photography

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