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Upcoming Events

Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Sunday 12 May
W Park Drive - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Jayne Walsh
Delve into the world of photography composition with seasoned enthusiasts and learn the art of arranging visual elements within your image effectively. Composition is not merely a part of photography; it is the very essence that makes your pictures stand out. It is an ageless rule, tracing its roots back to historic art movements and painters, and remains a key factor even in the digital era.

Discover the power of composition as it guides the viewer's eye through your image, highlighting its subject and narrating your story eloquently. A picture is worth a thousand words, and with proper composition, you can make sure that your image conveys the right message.

Join us in this enlightening meetup, exploring composition and the tools at your disposal, to amplify your storytelling and elevate your craft in photography. Let us journey together, one frame at a time.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 09 June
Lytham - 10am - 3 Hours
Jayne Walsh
Title: "Capturing Moments: A Beginner's Photography Workshop with a Pro!"

Are you ready to unlock the magic behind stunning photographs and take your camera skills to the next level? Join our beginner's photography workshop led by a seasoned professional.
Our expert will guide you through the basics, from understanding your camera settings to grasping the importance of composition. No prior experience is needed – just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm.
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£61       5 places left
Seascape Photography

Seascape Photography

Sunday 07 July
St. Anne's Pier - 3pm - 2 Hours
Jayne Walsh
Discover the compelling world of seascape photography and immerse yourself in the alluring beauty and grandeur of coastal landscapes. This event is designed to nurture your passion for photography and guide your creativity towards capturing the sea, the shore, and everything in between. Our experts will offer invaluable insights on controlling your camera in manual mode, enabling you to capture seascapes at their most stunning. Learn with us as you embark on this journey to freeze the raw, unbridled power of the sea and its serenity in a frame, transcending the boundaries of ordinary photography.
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£26      

Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Sunday 04 August
W Park Drive - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Jayne Walsh
Come and join us as we explore composition in photography.

Composition is one of the most critical element in photography. Composition is how a photographer arranges the visual elements within their image, frame. I promise you that if you search for information on composition you will find plenty You will find formal rules, opinion, some of which you can trace back to historical art movements and painters.

Even in the digital world, composition remains the key to creating strong images. Composition is what guides our eye through an image and gives importance to the subject. It creates the story for the viewer and how we as photographers convey that message.

This meetup will explore composition using our frame and tools available to us as the photographer.
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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 08 September
St. Anne's Pier - 10am - 2 Hours
Jayne Walsh
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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£26      
Dusk & Night Landscapes

Dusk & Night Landscapes

Sunday 06 October
Lytham - 6pm - 2 Hours
Jayne Walsh
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing stunning and dramatic landscape images during the hours of dusk and night.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of landscape photography, including composition, exposure, and lighting. We will cover topics such as capturing the mood and atmosphere of a scene, using long exposures to create unique effects, and using light sources to add interest and depth to your images.
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£26      

Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Sunday 03 November
St. Anne's Pier - 3pm - 2 Hours
Jayne Walsh
Join us for an immersive workshop where you'll master the art of long exposure photography, discovering how to capture mesmerizing light trails and harness the stability of a tripod for unparalleled clarity in your shots. Long exposure involves extending the shutter duration significantly, allowing for the creation of captivating visual effects that bring a unique dimension to your photographs. This session is designed to equip you with the skills and techniques needed to transform ordinary scenes into extraordinary visual stories. Perfect for both novices and seasoned photographers, our guided experience promises to enrich your photographic journey.
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£26      

Nearby Photography Groups

On the Road

On the Road

Friday 19 April
Bootle - 2pm - 3 Hours
Liverpool Photography Group
Valentina Passerini
This session will be looking at the landscape of the road to photograph what is right in front of you every day. We will combine motion blur with traffic and create some unique street scenes and focus on finding abstraction within our everyday landscape.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 20 April
North Docks - 10am - 3 Hours
Liverpool Photography Group
Valentina Passerini
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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£61       2 places left
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
Park Drive - 10am - 3 Hours
Birkenhead Photography Group
Parshwa Panchwatkar
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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£61       5 places left

Nature Texture Meetup

Nature Texture Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Wigan Central Ward - 11am - 2 Hours
Wigan Photography Group
Enisa Huso
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of nature photography with our Nature Texture Meetup. Join us as we embark on a journey to capture the intricate beauty of the natural world. Participants will have the opportunity to explore key elements of composition using our frame and tools available, including the Rule of Thirds, Make Use of Leading Lines and Shapes, Change Your Point of View, Frame Your Subject / Negative Space, Balance, Depth of Field, Contrast, and Color. Moreover, we encourage experimentation and breaking the rules to foster creativity and unique perspectives. Whether you're an experienced photographer or just starting out, this meetup promises to inspire, educate, and elevate your photography skills while immersing you in the awe-inspiring textures of nature.

This project delves into the various textures found in the natural world, presenting a curated collection that showcases the beauty and complexity of these elements.
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£24      
Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Saturday 04 May
Crosby - 10am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Photography Group
Valentina Passerini
Light and shadow photography is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the interplay between light and shadow in a particular scene. This style of photography often produces dramatic and compelling images that can evoke strong emotions in the viewer.

Harsh light and the contrast between light and shadow can provide some interesting photo
opportunities, as well as some challenges!

In this meetup, we will be looking at how you can use your camera's settings to nail the exposure.
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£24      
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Sunday 05 May
Harris Museum and Gallery - 11am - 2 Hours
Preston Photography Group
Sana Burney
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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£24      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 11 May
Park Drive - 10am - 2 Hours
Birkenhead Photography Group
Parshwa Panchwatkar
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 18 May
Riverside Drive - 10am - 3 Hours
Liverpool Photography Group
Valentina Passerini
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
£61      
Using Light and Shadow in Photography Meetup

Using Light and Shadow in Photography Meetup

Saturday 18 May
Centre of Wigan - 10am - 2 Hours
Wigan Photography Group
Enisa Huso
Explore the intriguing realm of light and shadow photography. This unique style zeroes in on the dynamic interplay between light and shadow, creating compelling, emotion-evoking images. With harsh light offering fascinating photo opportunities, you also face the thrilling challenges of contrasting light and shadow. This meetup provides a hands-on experience. Dive into understanding the complexities of your own camera's settings to perfectly capture and manipulate exposure. Elevate your photographic skills and engage with the dramatic world of light and shadow photography.
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£24      

Industrial Landscape Photography Meetup

Industrial Landscape Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 June
North Docks - 10am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Photography Group
Valentina Passerini
We will be starting with an overview of landscape photography technique, how to decide what to take a picture of and how to compose shots, we will then move into settings and more technical challenges to get an idea of when the camera behaves best for landscapes.

You can use buildings and other man-made structures compositionally in the same way other landscape photographers use trees and rolling hills. Wind farms, harbours, cement works, power stations, quarries, pylons and building sites are just a few of the industrial landscapes you can photograph. The Liverpool docks are the perfect setting for this kind of photography meetup.
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£24      
The Wall

The Wall

Sunday 02 June
Market Street - 11am - 2 Hours
Preston Photography Group
Sana Burney
The Wall session is going to be about the use of colour, texture and how to make a simple flat wall interesting. It might sound simple just to take a photo of a wall, but you will learn creative techniques on how to make a wall image pop.
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£24      
Street Art Photography Meetup

Street Art Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Wigan Central Ward - 10am - 2 Hours
Wigan Photography Group
Enisa Huso
Street art is a unique and colorful art form and can be found in all kinds of nooks and crannies in cities all over the world. Capturing art in the streets in photographs can be tricky because these urban art pieces are in public spaces, that are busy and usually filled with a decent amount of traffic. Sometimes you include the people and sometimes, you don't.
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£24      

Other Nearby Groups

Watercolour Wanderlust: Urban Sketching Meetup

Watercolour Wanderlust: Urban Sketching Meetup

Saturday 20 April
Liverpool Waterfront - 10am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Watercolour Group
Nisali Siriwardene
Embark on a creative journey with our Watercolour Wanderlust: Urban Sketching Meetup, where participants are invited to take their artistic talents to the streets of Liverpool. This unique gathering promises an immersive experience as we venture outdoors to capture the vibrant energy of bustling streets, the intricate details of historic buildings, or the tranquil beauty of local parks. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just beginning your sketching endeavors, this meetup offers a dynamic opportunity to explore urban landscapes and hone your watercolour skills in a supportive and inspiring environment. Join us as we blend artistry with exploration, transforming cityscapes into vibrant masterpieces at the Watercolour Wanderlust: Urban Sketching Meetup.
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£24      
Beginner's Sketching Class with Pencil/Charcoal

Beginner's Sketching Class with Pencil/Charcoal

Saturday 20 April
Knowledge Quarter - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Art Group
Wei-Ting Sheng
In this class, we will explore the basics of sketching and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of sketching, 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      
Royal Albert Dock

Royal Albert Dock

Saturday 27 April
Liverpool L3 4AD, UK
Liverpool 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 Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 04 May
Georgian Quarter - 10am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Watercolour Group
Nisali Siriwardene
Discover the art and grace of watercolour painting with our intimate beginner's workshop. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, immerse yourself in learning the essential techniques and the subtle nuances of color theory. Gain the confidence to mix paints like a pro and channel your new skills into creating a beautiful piece of artwork. Unlock the painter within and let your creativity flow in a supportive and inspiring setting. Join us for a journey into the world of watercolour, where every brushstroke brings you closer to mastering this timeless medium.
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£24      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 04 May
Knowledge Quarter - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Art Group
Wei-Ting Sheng
Embark on a creative journey in our Beginner's Drawing Class, where we'll unravel the secrets of drawing, empowering you to craft stunning and expressive artwork.

Our seasoned instructors will lead you through the essentials of drawing, from mastering perspective and proportion to playing with shading and composition.

Get ready to explore exciting Mark Making techniques, transforming a blank page from intimidating to inviting.

Ideal for those starting their artistic journey. Upon booking confirmation, you'll receive all the details you need, including the exact location, meet-up instructions, and materials. Let's turn your artistic aspirations into reality!
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£24      
Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup

Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup

Saturday 18 May
William Brown St - 10am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Watercolour Group
Nisali Siriwardene
Join us for the Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup, where you delve into the timeless art of still life painting. This gathering offers a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and intricacies of everyday objects through the captivating medium of watercolour. Whether you're a seasoned painter or just beginning your artistic journey, our meetup provides a supportive and enriching environment to hone your skills and unleash your creativity. Through careful observation and skillful brushwork, participants will learn to breathe life into ordinary subjects, transforming them into vibrant and evocative works of art. Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery, capturing the essence of life in every brushstroke at the Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup.

Participants are encouraged to bring along an item of their choice, or we can collectively select a common theme such as kitchen items, flowers, or traditional objects for our still life painting session.
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£24      

Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing

Saturday 18 May
Knowledge Quarter - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Art Group
Wei-Ting Sheng
Perspective drawing is a technique used in art to create the illusion of depth and three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating depth and dimension in your drawings through the use of perspective.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of perspective.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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£24      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 01 June
Georgian Quarter - 10am - 2 Hours
Liverpool Watercolour Group
Nisali Siriwardene
Discover the art and grace of watercolour painting with our intimate beginner's workshop. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, immerse yourself in learning the essential techniques and the subtle nuances of color theory. Gain the confidence to mix paints like a pro and channel your new skills into creating a beautiful piece of artwork. Unlock the painter within and let your creativity flow in a supportive and inspiring setting. Join us for a journey into the world of watercolour, where every brushstroke brings you closer to mastering this timeless medium.
book now
£24      
ABOUT BLACKPOOL
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 Blackpool .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I enjoyed the event, it was good to photograph a subject matter that i don?t normally shoot. The group size was spot on, any larger and i might not have got as much out of the event. I learned quite a bit from the tutor and also the individual/group discussions.
    4/5
    Jon Leach
    2024-02-14
    Enjoyed It.
    5/5
    Kath
    2024-02-13
    This was my first event with Blackpool Photography Group. I found it to be very welcoming and Jayne the facilitator was very good at creating a relaxed atmosphere and offering the right level of support and advice. The location chosen within Lytham Hall Park was perfect for providing a variety of subjects to shoot, such as water, flowers, trees and built structures. I enjoyed it very much and would certainly join in again when I can.
    5/5
    Alison
    2024-02-13

    Excellent experience, lots of good advice. Plenty of flora and.fauna to photograph
    5/5
    Trish
    2024-02-13
    Jayne was very helpful and gave us lots of ideas about how to approach event photography, different types of images to take and how to approach people to request portraits of them and their pets.
    5/5
    Liz
    2023-08-08
    Great location for some amazing images, Jayne as always very patient and knowledgeable, setting us tasks to challenge and develop our skills.. thank you
    5/5
    Trish
    2023-05-15

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Saturday morning photo walk with Jayne. Lots of very useful information and tips. Ideal for people new to photography and a really nice social event.
    5/5
    Dawn
    2023-05-15
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Jayne Walsh
    Jayne is a former press photographer who's work has been published in national and regional daily newspapers and magazines. She has a wealth of professional photography experience from riots to weddings to royal visits.

    Jayne is approachable and friendly and would like to help you build your confidence, understand how to capture light, enabling you to present the world through your lens.

    Jayne Walsh is available for private bookings

    Available for private tutoring, portraits and events. Available most days except Wednesday all day and Thursday mornings. Portraits will be in customers home or on location such a beach or hotel (with permission) nearby.

    PHOTOS
    Blackpool Photography Group
    2024-04-05
    Title or Location: LOCH SHIEL, Glenfinnan, loch view point
    Photo taken from Loch Shiel view point in Glenfinnan.Time of day - afternoon around 5.30pm.Camera - Sony a7IIILens - Sigma 24-70 Art.
    Credit: Wojciech Sontowski
    Instagram: voyson72

    Blackpool Photography Group
    2024-04-03
    Title or Location: St. Annes
    Hi,Photo taken spontaneously. After seeing a short with this beautiful beach entrance, I decided to find it. I jumped in the car and started looking. I found it just in time because the Sun was getting close to Sunset.Sony a7III, Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art and some luck.
    Credit: Wojciech Sontowski
    Instagram: voyson72
    Blackpool Photography Group
    2024-02-07
    Title or Location: Honister Slate Mine
    Hi,the photo was taken on January 28, 2024 at 8.15 am at Honister Slate Mine.The photograph shows Honister Pass towards Gatesgarth.Sony a7III camera and Sony PZ 16-35 f4 G lens were used.Photo parameters16mm, f8, 1/50s, ISO100, without filters and tripod.Thank you.
    Credit: Wojciech Sontowski
    Instagram: voyson72

    Blackpool Photography Group
    2024-01-26
    Title or Location: Blackpool, Lancashire. UK
    I decided to head to the Blackpool area between Christmas and New Year after seeing Storm Gerrit forecast. I had planned to capture the large waves crashing into the promenade at Blackpool so parked up just north of Blackpool and walked back towards the town, I've never walked along this path before and it was the misty conditions (caused by the spray from the sea) that drew my eye. I had just bought a new lens for my Fuji camera. It was the Viltrox 75mm f1.2 and I decide to shoot wide open at f
    Credit: Paul Hill

    Blackpool Photography Group
    2024-01-26
    Title or Location: Lake District
    Hi,this happened on Sunday, January 14.Wake up 4.30am,departure from Blackpool 5.30am,sunrise 8.22am.There was fog, there was rain and then a miracle happened.Sony a7III, Sigma 24-70 Art.24mm, f13, 1/30s, ISO100
    Credit: Wojciech Sontowski
    Instagram: voyson72
    Blackpool Photography Group
    2024-01-26
    Title or Location: Lake District
    Hi,this happened on Sunday, January 14.Wake up 4.30am,departure from Blackpool 5.30am,sunrise 8.22am.There was fog, there was rain and then a miracle happened.Sony a7III, Sigma 24-70 Art.24mm, f13, 1/50s, ISO100
    Credit: Wojciech Sontowski
    Instagram: voyson72

    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Saltburn by the Sea
    This is Saltburn?s furnicular Cliff Lift before sunrise in the golden hour. Lovely light, a high tide and a heavy sea made a really nice composition.Canon R8 & EF16-35mm f/4L @ 29mm, f/6.3, 2 seconds & ISO400
    Credit: Edward Bilcliffe
    Instagram: @edwardbilcliffe

    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art
    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
    I captured this house sparrow coming in for a landing on my bird feeder one rainy afternoon using my Nikon D7500 and a Sigma 100-400mm lens. The settings were 1/1250 f/6.3 Auto ISO.
    Credit: Max L. Lieberman

    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Murfreesboro, Arkansas
    The classic "Diamond Ring" picture from the recent eclipse on April 8, 2024, taken from our cabin in the woods on the banks of the Little Missouri River! We (8 family members) have been eagerly waiting for this event since August of 2017, when we traveled to Athens, Tennessee for the last one!
    Credit: Craig P LaBorde
    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Victoria Point, Brisbane
    This was my first attempt at astrophotography in Brisbane and was a trial shot more than anything. I went looking for an eastern facing foreground knowing that the Milky Way core would be rising at around 10pm from the east, leaving me few options where light pollution wouldn't be an issue. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too harsh at vic point. I loved the foreground and the lightning in the distance on the horizon, and the satellite creaping in was another unexpected surprise with th
    Credit: Ryan Bowron
    Instagram: @rdb_photo
    Glasgow Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: GlenCoe. Scotland.
    This photo was taken a few years ago. I waited a long time for the right light and atmosphere. I was already cold when this picture appeared. I was very happy that my efforts were so generously rewarded.
    Credit: Bogdan

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