CARDIFF
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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
Pierhead Street - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Nick Vidal-Hall
Start to become more comfortable with your camera and start to take unique and interesting images.

I strongly suggest that you take a look at a few YouTube videos about the exposure triangle - I don't expect you to know it, but it would help if you bring some questions with you to the group :)
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£61       1 places left
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 11 May
The Hayes, Cardiff - 9am - 2 Hours
Nick Vidal-Hall
We will be taking advantage of the light and shadow in the centre of Cardiff to get some great black and white shots of people and buildings.

Come and join us and explore the world of Black and White Photography!

note: This is the last of a series of four classes in which all participants can submit an image from each class they attend for automatic inclusion in a photobook. Further images can be submitted for inclusion. The book will be available for purchase at the end of the series.
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£24      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Sunday 26 May
Pierhead Street - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Nick Vidal-Hall
This group will focus on working with your subject to put them at ease and get great natural portraits with minimal posing. We will be workin g with each other with the goal of each person going home with some portraits/headshots usable for social media etc.


note: This will be another group in which all participants can submit images for inclusion in a photobook. The book will be available for purchase at the end of the series towards the end of the year.
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£24      

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Sunday 09 June
Pierhead Street - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Nick Vidal-Hall
Learn to use intentional motion blur to enhance your photography. We will cover a range of blurring techniques including long exposures, panning and intentional camera movement for artistic purposes. Not all blurry photos are accidents!

Knowing how to control the blur can help lead you to new creative opportunities, expanding your photographic possibilities.
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£24      
Shallow Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field

Sunday 23 June
Pierhead Street - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Nick Vidal-Hall
Discover the secrets to crafting captivating photographs with a beautifully blurred background in our upcoming workshop on mastering shallow depth of field. Under the tutelage of our seasoned instructor, delve into the fundamental principles of photography, including aperture, focal length, and distance, to enhance your visual storytelling.

Throughout the session, we will focus on leveraging shallow depth of field techniques to evoke emotion, eliminate distractions, and achieve a mesmerizing bokeh effect that makes your subjects stand out with exceptional clarity. This workshop is perfect for photographers looking to elevate their compositional skills and add a professional touch to their images. Join us for an enriching experience that will leave you with both knowledge and inspiration to transform the way you capture the world.
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£24      

Nearby Photography Groups

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 27 April
Dinmore Hill - 11am - 2 Hours
Herefordshire Photography Group
Steven Gregory
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
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£24      
Nature Photography Hike

Nature Photography Hike

Saturday 04 May
Glenavon Park - 9am - 2 Hours
Bristol Photography Club
Charlotte Sams
This session will be a relaxed walk around a Nature site focusing on how we can capture the nature we find in several different ways, exploring angles and techniques to create better nature photography images.
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£43      
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 04 May
Beechwood - 3pm - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.

We will have some discussion around the best settings , composition and ways to do this , especially in natural light. It would however be useful for you to ensure you are aware of the basics of using manual mode and the exposure triangle. If not sure, we would advise looking at YouTube for this before the photo session.

A male model will be available for this class.
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£24      

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 05 May
Gloucester Docks - 10am - 2 Hours
Gloucester Photography Group
Oscar Wenman-Hyde
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       5 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
Marlborough Ln - 10am - 3 Hours
Bath Photography Group
Joshua Collins
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.
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£67      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 12 May
College Green Bristol - 9am - 3 Hours
Bristol Photography Club
Charlotte Sams
This session is for beginners to learn to get a handle on manual settings. We will learn the basic elements of exposure; aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and then bring them all together with practice. We will then begin to look at composition at the end.
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£61      

Blue Bells Photography

Blue Bells Photography

Sunday 12 May
Brockhampton - 11am - 2 Hours
Herefordshire Photography Group
Steven Gregory
Join us for a delightful adventure with our Blue Bells Photography class! We'll kick off with a lively Meet & Greet before diving into a quick rundown of the best camera settings to capture those stunning blooms. Then, it's off to the fields to snap away! But don't worry, we'll regroup halfway through for a breather and some shared excitement over our budding masterpieces. Finally, we'll wrap up the day by showcasing everyone's favorite blue bell images. Get ready to capture nature's beauty and make memories to cherish!
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£35      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
Pencarn Way - 10am - 3 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
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.

We will look at learning the following :
- The exposure triangle and hue it impacts your photos
- White balance & it's importance
- Some basic camera settings to be aware of and set up.
- Different composition techniques
- Practice with use of manual, AV & TV modes.
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£61       4 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 26 May
College St. - 10am - 3 Hours
Gloucester Photography Group
Oscar Wenman-Hyde
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills by mastering your camera's manual settings. Delve into an engaging workshop focused on understanding the ins and outs of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and how they collectively influence your exposure. With the support of a seasoned professional photographer, you'll apply your newfound knowledge in a practical setting, ensuring you leave with the confidence to venture beyond automatic exposure and explore the art of photography with complete creative control. Join us for a transformative experience that will elevate your images to new heights.
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£61       5 places left

Macro & Nature Photography

Macro & Nature Photography

Saturday 01 June
Ridgeway, Newport - 10am - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

We will look at how to take macro & nature photography. We will have some discussion around the best settings , composition and ways to do this.

It would however be useful for you to ensure you are aware of the basics of using manual mode and the exposure triangle. If not sure then we would advise looking at YouTube for this before the photo session.
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£24      
Foxglove Photography

Foxglove Photography

Saturday 08 June
Leominster - 11am - 2 Hours
Herefordshire Photography Group
Steven Gregory
Embark on a whimsical journey with our Foxglove Photography class! We'll start with a cheerful Meet & Greet, followed by a lightning-fast guide on the perfect camera settings to make those foxgloves pop. Then, it's off to the enchanted forest to capture these majestic blooms in all their glory! Take a breather and regroup halfway through to share tales of your woodland adventures. And to wrap up, we'll unveil everyone's top foxglove snapshots. Get ready to dive into a world of floral wonder and unleash your inner shutterbug!
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£35      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 09 June
College Green Bristol - 9am - 3 Hours
Bristol Photography Club
Charlotte Sams
This session is for beginners to learn to get a handle on manual settings. We will learn the basic elements of exposure; aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and then bring them all together with practice. We will then begin to look at composition at the end.
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£61      

Other Nearby Groups

Character Art in Watercolours

Character Art in Watercolours

Saturday 27 April
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Are you interested in learning how to emulate the styles of your favourite characters? Come join this 2 hour watercolour class that will show you the ropes on how to bring life to your illustrations in the same way professional artists create characters beloved by audiences everywhere.
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£24      
Portrait Drawing Basics

Portrait Drawing Basics

Sunday 28 April
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
Get ready to unleash your artistic talents in our Portrait Drawing Basics class!

Join us for an exciting session where we'll delve into essential drawing techniques for portraiture. These skills will not only sharpen your foundation but also prove invaluable for tackling more intricate and challenging portrait projects in the future. Let's bring those portraits to life with a splash of creativity and a dash of skill - it's time to make your artistry shine!
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£24      
Monochrome Watercolour Workshop

Monochrome Watercolour Workshop

Saturday 04 May
UWE Bristol Frenchay - 11am - 2 Hours
Bristol Watercolour Group
Ziana Mourin
Dive into the enchanting world of monochrome watercolor with our exciting workshop! Perfect for beginners eager to explore the basics of watercolor painting, this workshop will guide you through the fundamental techniques while immersing you in the beauty of monochrome artistry. Unleash your creativity as you learn how to create stunning grayscale masterpieces, from delicate washes to bold contrasts. Get ready to embark on a captivating journey of discovery and unlock the secrets of monochrome watercolor painting!
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£24      

Pet Portrait Art

Pet Portrait Art

Saturday 11 May
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Come learn how to create portraits of any beloved animal companion with watercolours! In this 2 hour lesson, your watercolour tutor will teach you step by step how to recreate everything from fluffy fur texture, adorable ear shapes, glossy feathers, all the way down to the twinkle in the subject's eyes.

Your tutor will also instruct you on basic animal facial features, anatomy, and tips on realism to cater to your own unique style.
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£24      
Eastville Park Lake

Eastville Park Lake

Sunday 12 May
Eastville Park Lake
Bristol Family Photo
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       £121

book now       10:30am       £121
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Sunday 12 May
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
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 instructors 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.
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£24      

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      
Mastering Dry Brush Techniques in Watercolour

Mastering Dry Brush Techniques in Watercolour

Saturday 18 May
UWE Bristol Frenchay - 11am - 2 Hours
Bristol Watercolour Group
Ziana Mourin
Unleash Your Creativity: Dive into the World of Dry Brush Techniques in Watercolor! Join us for an exhilarating journey where beginners will learn the art of creating stunning textures and captivating details. Get ready to elevate your watercolor skills and bring your paintings to life with bold strokes and dynamic effects. Let's embark on this colorful adventure together!
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£24      
Portrait Painting Basics

Portrait Painting Basics

Sunday 26 May
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
Unleash Your Inner Artist: Join our Portrait Painting Basics class and embark on a colorful journey into the world of portraiture! Learn essential techniques, unleash your creativity, and bring faces to life on canvas. Whether you're a beginner or seeking to refine your skills, this class promises fun, inspiration, and the joy of creating captivating portraits. Get ready to brush up on your talents and let your imagination flourish!
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£24      

Master Class on Portrait Art

Master Class on Portrait Art

Saturday 01 June
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Step into the realm of boundless creativity and join us for an electrifying journey at our Master Class on Portrait Art! Unleash your inner artist as you delve into the captivating world of portrait creation. With your trusty art tools in hand, get set to explore a kaleidoscope of techniques and unleash the full spectrum of your imagination. From sketch to masterpiece, discover the secrets of bringing portraits to life in a whirlwind of color and expression. Don't miss out on this exhilarating opportunity to ignite your artistic passion and let your creativity soar! Grab your basic watercolor materials and dive into the portrait magic with us today!
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£24      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 01 June
UWE Bristol Frenchay - 11am - 2 Hours
Bristol Watercolour Group
Ziana Mourin
Discover the magic of watercolor painting in our Beginner's Watercolour Class! Dive into a world of vibrant hues and fluid creativity guided by our experienced instructor. Whether you're a complete novice or looking to refine your skills, this intimate class is tailored just for you.

Unlock the secrets of watercolour as you learn essential techniques, master color theory, and unleash your inner artist. From blending to brushwork, we'll show you how to transform a blank canvas into a breathtaking masterpiece.

Don't miss your chance to embark on this artistic journey. Reserve your spot now and let your imagination flow freely! Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation. Remember to bring your basic watercolor materials and get ready to make a splash!
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£24      
Oldbury Court Estate

Oldbury Court Estate

Saturday 08 June
Oldbury Ct Rd.
Bristol Family Photo
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

book now       10:00am       £121

book now       10:30am       £121

ABOUT CARDIFF
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 Cardiff .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Very interesting and rewarding. Managed to get some basic knowledge of Photography.
    5/5
    MR Paul Osborne
    2024-01-19
    I enjoyed it allot - at first I was worried because I just wasn't getting it. Only when Nick actually showed me how to use the aperture on my camera did I get. And that includes the speed shutter too :)
    5/5
    Zelia
    2024-01-08
    I'm happy I was there. It gave me Inspiration for taking street photos.
    5/5
    Magda
    2024-01-08

    Really enjoyed it!
    5/5
    Tim
    2023-11-13
    Enjoyable event. Useful introduction to the topic. Very good locations used. Supportive tutor.
    5/5
    Rob
    2023-11-13
    Enjoyable event. Useful introduction to the topic. Very good locations used. Supportive tutor.
    5/5
    Rob
    2023-11-13

    I was very impressed with the event from before it even started. Nick made sure he emailed me the day before to make sure I was happy with the information I had, and then called me on the day to check a technicality. Nick was early to the meet-up, and was very personable. Despite the day being rainy, and permanently overcast, it actually lent itself to B&W photography. He suggested some settings, and also that we shoot in B&W out of the camera (rather than applying in post), and this was a revelation. I'd always shot in colour and then desaturated, but actually, shooting in B&W means that photos you may have thrown away if they were colour actually looked pretty good in B&W on the screen. Nick ran the couple of hours very well, and although we had a small group, it was still a lot of fun. We met up periodically to review the 'best' photos we'd taken on his tablet, and he offered suggestions to improve the shot. All in all, very happy with the day, and it's really opened my eyes to B&W photography
    5/5
    Joe
    2023-08-14
    Good mix of questions, observation, reflection and 'giving it a go'. Calm, approachable manner and able to flex to engage all group members, including 12 year olds! All really enjoyed and came away with new perspectives and ideas.
    5/5
    Rosie
    2023-07-17
    Nick was very helpful and easy going and encouraged us to play and to get things wrong. There was no pressure take any outstanding photographs, which was great. Super helpful to get instant feedback on our work. Small group number works also, more one on one time.
    4/5
    Aled
    2023-07-03

    A challenge to my normal style and made me really think about light and shade, composition and lines. Thinking about what I wanted beforehand and not just waiting for opportunities was a challenge.
    5/5
    Dave
    2023-05-15
    Really enjoyed the evening with Nick, learned so much and improved my confidence in street photography.
    5/5
    Keith
    2023-04-18
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Nick Vidal-Hall
    I started my photographic journey about 12 years ago photographing vintage fashion for our business. I then psent a year in Portugal developing my skills and have since spent a year as in house photographer at a small music venue. I now share my time between private and commercial customers taking images ranging from baptisms to food to property.
    I still have a passion for what I do and greatly apprecaite the opportunity to pass my knowledge and enthusiasm onto others
    PHOTOS
    Cardiff Photography Group
    2024-04-05
    Title or Location: Paneth Pier Pavilion
    Lonely strolling in Penarth Pier Pavilion under a drizzle. A pigeon just following me and I took this picture.
    Credit: (Alex ) Siu Man Yeung

    Cardiff Photography Group
    2024-03-29
    Title or Location: Penarth Pier

    Credit: Jerzy Szmit
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/san.chez.319/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerzy_szmit/
    Cardiff Photography Group
    2024-03-08
    Title or Location: Lisvane & Llanishen Reservoirs
    After hitting by a car last week and my mind is agitated and trying to seek for peaceful state. I found a sudden tranquility when I saw this duck swimming silently in the Reservoirs.
    Credit: (Alex ) Siu Man Yeung

    Cardiff Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location: Llandaff Field, Cardiff.
    It was April last year, I was walking my dog, Taka which is a Japanese Shiba Inu, in the Field. The blossom was so beautiful and is resemble to the Japanese cherry blossom. Taka is so happy seems like he is in his home country.
    Credit: (Alex ) Siu Man Yeung

    Cardiff Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: City Centre Old & New
    High rise buildings ( it would be a bit of an insult to skyscrapers, to call them such!) are popping up everywhere in our city centre and somewhat overshadowing our older buildings. I was taken by the contrast between old and new in such close proximity.
    Credit: Richard Williams
    Instagram: Richardjwilliams154
    Cardiff Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: family court building Cardiff city
    Iconic family court building they do make buildings like this anymore
    Credit: Cameron pike
    Instagram: Letsallgetschwifty

    Wollongong Photography Group
    2024-04-22
    Title or Location: Gerroa, seven mile beach national park
    Thank you for the consideration.Background to this photo.A couple of years ago on our local community page I saw a photo of a tree covered in bioluminescent fungi saying it was found in Gerroa, 5 minutes drive from me. Wow how amazing, so I set out to find it and photography it too. Since then I developed an interest in fungi and look forward to Autumn when there is plenty about. To enable me to photograph ghost fungi ( omphalotus nidiformis) I go for a bush walk during the day mostly
    Credit: Helen Dark
    Instagram: helendark12
    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Canyonland National Park
    Mesa Arch is about a 25 minute walk from the parking lot in Canyonland National Park. At night, it's the darkest sky I've ever seen. This photo represents 20 stacked images of the Milky Way combined together in Starry Landscape Stacker. The result required the scene to be slightly brightened in post to bring out the foreground.
    Credit: Larry Kraus
    Facebook: Larry Kraus
    Instagram: lkraus01
    Wigan Photography Group
    2024-04-21
    Title or Location: Yarrow valley

    Credit: Ste Freeman
    Instagram: ste_freeman

    Newark Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: The Baltimore Inner Harbor
    Baltimore Harbor, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a historic seaport and a major center for shipping and industry. The harbor is part of the larger Patapsco River and serves as a prominent cultural and economic area within the city. It includes several neighborhoods like Inner Harbor, which is renowned for its restored historic ships, museums, and waterfront attractions such as the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.The Inner Harbor area has been developed extensively since the 1
    Credit: Louis Nesbitt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louis.nesbitt.14
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nesbytel/
    Salt Lake City Photography Group
    2024-04-20
    Title or Location: Northern Utah
    Canon R5 , Canon RF 100-500 4.5-7.1 L IS USM. .
    Credit: Thomas Boden
    Instagram: thomas.boden.75
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-17
    Title or Location: Cannon Beach Oregon
    While visiting Cannon Beach, Oregon for Spring Break this year, we were treated to beautiful blue skies, warm weather, stars AND airglow at night! I was absolutely giddy about seeing those stars! Now I hope you all know how extremely rare this combination is on the pacific coast in spring. It's normally overcast and raining and definitely no stars to be seen. Thank you universe for allowing your magic to flow this evening. I truly appreciate you and your powers ??
    Credit: Amanda Thornton DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics

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