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Upcoming Events

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 03 March
Gloucester Docks - 10am - 2 Hours
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.
book now
£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 17 March
College St. - 10am - 3 Hours
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.
book now
£61      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 14 April
College St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Oscar Wenman-Hyde
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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£24      

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 05 May
Reservoir Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Oscar Wenman-Hyde
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

Sunday 26 May
College St. - 10am - 3 Hours
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.
book now
£61      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 09 June
Gloucester Docks - 10am - 2 Hours
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.
book now
£24      

Nearby Photography Groups

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 02 March
Pierhead Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction. utilising the dynamic and interesting shapes in the Welsh Senedd and surrounding area.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture.
book now
£24      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 16 March
Central Cardiff - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
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.
book now
£24      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 16 March
Dinmore Hill - 11am - 2 Hours
Herefordshire Photography Group
Steven Gregory
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.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
book now
£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 17 March
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.
book now
£61       5 places left
Creative Photography on Your Phone

Creative Photography on Your Phone

Saturday 30 March
Cardiff Bay - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
The best camera is the one you have with you. Learn to take great pictures with your camera phone.

Even if you have a DSLR or other dedicated camera, taking pictures on your phone can be an effective way to develop skills to use with any camera. We will be focusing on SEEING pictures and COMPOSITION, to create special mobile phone images.

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      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 30 March
Dinmore Hill - 11am - 3 Hours
Herefordshire Photography Group
Steven Gregory
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      

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 April
Dinmore Hill - 11am - 2 Hours
Herefordshire Photography Group
Steven Gregory
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.
book now
£24      
Street Photography at Night Meetup

Street Photography at Night Meetup

Saturday 13 April
The Hayes, Cardiff - 8pm - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
Join me on a Saturday night to capture the light and movement of Cardiff City Centre.

This is an opportunity to exercise your photographic eye on the streets at night, so crank up your ISO, and be ready to capture some special moments.

Alongside capturing the hustle and bustle of A Saturday night in Cardiff. The theme of this session will be Windows on The World, looking in at people through windows, and out through reflections. Don't miss it!


note: This is the 3rd in a series of four photobook sessions. 1 shot per person per meet is guaranteed inclusion in the book. Further images can be submitted for inclusion. The book will be freely available at the end of the series.
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£24      
Smartphone Photography Tips & Tricks

Smartphone Photography Tips & Tricks

Sunday 21 April
College Green Bristol - 9am - 2 Hours
Bristol Photography Club
Charlotte Sams
Unleash the full potential of smartphone photography in our interactive session, where we delve into the art of capturing stunning images with your phone camera. Discover the secrets of angles and composition to elevate your snapshots from simple clicks to captivating artworks. Join us as we transform everyday moments into extraordinary memories with just a tap on your screen. Get ready to make every shot count and see the world through a new lens!
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£24      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
Pierhead Street - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
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       4 places left
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 11 May
The Hayes, Cardiff - 9am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
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.
book now
£24      
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.
book now
£61      

Other Nearby Groups

Realism in Watercolours

Realism in Watercolours

Saturday 02 March
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolors in our Realism in Watercolours art class! Unleash your creativity and learn the secrets to infusing depth and intricate details into your artwork. Whether you're a budding artist or have some experience, this 2-hour session is designed for everyone. Discover the magic of watercolors and how to harness their versatility to elevate your art, regardless of your chosen subject. Join us for an inspiring journey where your imagination knows no bounds!
book now
£24      
Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Sunday 03 March
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
Embark on a colorful journey into the world of acrylic painting with our "Introduction to Acrylic Painting" class, specifically tailored for beginners. Led by an experienced instructor, this course covers the basics of acrylic painting, focusing on color mixing, brush techniques, and creating captivating textures. Perfect for those with little to no painting experience, you'll explore the exciting realm of acrylics and unleash your creative potential.

Discover the magic of color theory as you learn to create your own palette, ranging from bold and vibrant hues to subtle and soothing tones. Dive into hands-on exercises that will build your confidence in using various brush techniques, whether you're aiming for bold strokes or intricate details.
book now
£24      
Painting Portraits with Watercolour

Painting Portraits with Watercolour

Saturday 09 March
Cheswick Village - 11am - 2 Hours
Bristol Watercolour Group
Ziana Mourin
Embark on a whimsical journey into the world of portrait painting with our "Painting Portraits with Watercolour for Beginners" class! Get ready to bring faces to life in a burst of color and creativity.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is designed specifically for beginners eager to explore the art of watercolour portraiture. Uncover the magic of blending hues, shading techniques, and the secrets of capturing facial expressions. We'll guide you through every brushstroke, turning your canvas into a captivating portrait that captures the essence of your subject.

No prior experience required - just a dash of enthusiasm and a splash of curiosity. Let's paint portraits that tell a story and bring your artistic visions to life! Join us for a delightful and immersive painting experience.
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£24      

 Floral and Nature Painting

Floral and Nature Painting

Saturday 16 March
Bute Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Dive into the enchanting world of floral and nature watercolor painting during this exciting two-hour session! Explore the beauty of the garden as you choose your favorite subjects, snap reference photos, and embark on creating one or two stunning studies of plants and flowers.

Our expert guidance will lead you through the process, teaching you both traditional and contemporary composition methods. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, all levels of experience are warmly welcomed.

This isn't just a class; it's an opportunity to connect with fellow nature enthusiasts, handpick your subjects amidst the garden's beauty, and receive step-by-step guidance to complete your masterpiece. Plus, you'll leave with some exciting homework to practice your newfound techniques.

Come join us for a fun-filled session of creativity, camaraderie, and the joy of painting nature's wonders!
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£24      
Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Sunday 17 March
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
Dive into the vibrant world of abstract art with our Exploring Abstract Art class!

Unleash your creativity as we use various media to reinterpret everyday objects and discover fresh subjects. Explore expressive and abstract representations that breathe life into your artistic vision. Get ready to embark on a journey of 'mark making' techniques, creating dynamic starting points that will evolve into unique masterpieces. Join us in this exciting exploration of abstract expression - where every stroke tells a story!
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£24      
The Art of Floral Watercolour

The Art of Floral Watercolour

Saturday 23 March
Cheswick Village - 11am - 2 Hours
Bristol Watercolour Group
Ziana Mourin
Embark on a blooming adventure with our "Art of Floral Watercolour" class! Let the vibrant colors of petals and leaves inspire your creativity as we dive into the enchanting world of floral watercolor painting.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is a botanical haven for both budding artists and seasoned creators. Explore the delicate dance of brush and color, as we capture the beauty of flowers in every stroke. From lively wildflowers to elegant roses, learn techniques to bring these botanical wonders to life on your canvas.

No prior experience necessary - just bring your passion for art and an eagerness to explore the lush world of florals. Join us for a delightful afternoon filled with the sweet scent of creativity and the joy of painting nature's most exquisite masterpieces!
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£24      

Oldbury Court Estate

Oldbury Court Estate

Sunday 24 March
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
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 30 March
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Dive into the world of watercolour painting with our intimate beginner-focused class led by an experienced instructor. This workshop is tailored to help you master the fundamental techniques of watercolour painting, understand the nuances of color theory, and skillfully mix paint to bring your creative visions to life. Transform your newfound knowledge into a breathtaking work of art that you'll be proud to showcase. Join us on this artistic journey and unlock the painter within.
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£24      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 30 March
City Centre - 1pm - 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      

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 06 April
Cheswick Village - 11am - 2 Hours
Bristol Watercolour Group
Ziana Mourin
Dive into the colorful world of watercolor painting with our Beginner's Watercolour Class! If you're eager to unlock the secrets of this mesmerizing art form, this small and delightful class, led by a seasoned professional instructor, is tailor-made for you.

Embark on a journey where you'll unravel the fundamentals of watercolour techniques, delve into the enchanting realm of color theory, and master the art of paint mixing. Transform your newfound knowledge into a breathtaking masterpiece that reflects your unique creativity. Join us and let's paint a vibrant picture together!
book now
£24      
Portrait Art for Beginners

Portrait Art for Beginners

Saturday 13 April
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Embark on a creative adventure in our Portrait Art for Beginners class, where the fascinating world of human faces comes to life! In this engaging two-hour session, you'll dive into the art of watercolor painting, perfect for those looking to enhance their skills. Whether you're an aspiring artist seeking to refine your techniques or a complete beginner, this class is tailored just for you.

Discover the secrets to capturing the essence of a person's face as you explore the intricacies of painting skin tones, hair, and detailed facial features. Our structured approach makes learning easy and enjoyable, even if you're new to the enchanting realm of watercolor portraits. Let your creativity soar and join us for an unforgettable experience filled with fun, learning, and artistic expression!

I'll run through some tips that will make it simple to paint a watercolor portrait, then will list out all the materials you'll need to get started. I'll also talk you through everything from choosing a reference photo to layer paints to get a realistic skin tone, to painting the details of someone's face.
book now
£24      
Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Sunday 14 April
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
Embark on a colorful journey into the world of acrylic painting with our "Introduction to Acrylic Painting" class, specifically tailored for beginners. Led by an experienced instructor, this course covers the basics of acrylic painting, focusing on color mixing, brush techniques, and creating captivating textures. Perfect for those with little to no painting experience, you'll explore the exciting realm of acrylics and unleash your creative potential.

Discover the magic of color theory as you learn to create your own palette, ranging from bold and vibrant hues to subtle and soothing tones. Dive into hands-on exercises that will build your confidence in using various brush techniques, whether you're aiming for bold strokes or intricate details.
book now
£24      

ABOUT GLOUCESTER
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 Gloucester .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    It was a good experience, got helpful tips. Ed was very patient and helpful
    5/5
    Aisha
    2023-07-27
    Useful, a good small group that allowed Ed to help each of us.
    5/5
    Jim
    2023-05-23
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Oscar Wenman-Hyde
    Oscar Wenman-Hyde is a photographer and filmmaker living in Gloucester, UK. Born and raised in the quiet towns of North Devon, Oscar would spend the majority of his time as a child taking pictures and directing short films with his brother and neighbours. From here, Oscar's passion led him to explore all aspects of his creativity by graduating with a BA Hons in Songwriting at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. After returning to film and photography and producing a range of projects, Oscar released a fine art photography series called, Love Bites, which went on to be represented by the Macabre Gallery and exhibited at The Island and Art100 in Bristol.

    Oscar Wenman-Hyde is a photographer living in Gloucester, UK. After becoming interested in cameras from a young age, Oscar would take photos and make film with his brother and neighbours. From here, Oscar continued to develop his technique and went onto develop and shoot a range of fine art photography projects. Most recently, Oscar released a fine art photography series called, Love Bites, which went on to be represented by the Macabre Gallery and exhibited at The Island and Art100 in Bristol.

    Oscar Wenman-Hyde is available for private bookings

    Available Saturday & Sunday from 9am until 2pm
    Private photography tutoring for portraits, narrative and landscape

    PHOTOS
    Gloucester Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Studley Grange Butterfly & wildlife garden centre near Royal Wootton Bassett.
    This is the Patagonian Mara from Central and Southern Argentina.
    Credit: Ian Lloyd-Graham
    Facebook: Ian Lloyd Graham
    Instagram: Ian.Lloydgraham

    Gloucester Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Worcester
    A slightly flooded river Severn in Worcester with a large group of swans.Taken with my infrared Nikon camera.
    Credit: Colin Davidson
    Instagram: col.dphotography
    Gloucester Photography Group
    2024-02-11
    Title or Location: Pittville Park & Lake

    Credit: Emma Brookes
    Facebook: Emma Brookes Photography
    Instagram: Emma Brookes Photography

    Gloucester Photography Group
    2024-02-11
    Title or Location: Cotswolds in Gloucestershire
    I was watching the Parents of Swallows coming in to feed their young about every five minutes. And I managed to catch this Swallow feeding this juvenile on this branch.
    Credit: Ron Cooper

    Gloucester Photography Group
    2024-02-07
    Title or Location: Rodborough Common, Stroud
    A flock of about thirty colourful Waxwings have been visiting Rodborough Common over the past few weeks, feeding on berries in Hawthorn bushes. They caused quite a sensation with photographers and the general public. Even though a large crowd had formed to view them the birds seemed unphased by the attention and put on quite a show.
    Credit: Andy Ham
    Gloucester Photography Group
    2024-02-05
    Title or Location: Brighton sea front
    The old bandstand on the Brighton Sea front, it offers a lovely view out to sea and sight of the old pier.
    Credit: Ian Lloyd-Graham
    Facebook: Ian Lloyd Graham

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon
    Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon was on my 'list'. I'm glad I researched suggestions to get successful photos during the tour. This was shot at ISO800, f4 and 16mm around 3pm local.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Scarborough
    One of the creative artistic edits of my images. I love to create motion and fluidity in an image to set it apart from the run of the mill shot by creating drama and emotion using my post processing skills.
    Credit: Kenneth Fisher

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