GLASGOW
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Learn Your Camera Workshop (Class)

Learn Your Camera Workshop (Class)

Saturday the 2nd of July
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - 10:00 AM - 3 Hours
This class is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography; the 'nuts and bolts' stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great shots. Armed with these fundamentals, you will have the skills and the confidence to approach any style of photography, from portraits to landscapes and everything in between. During this course, we will cover such topics as the Exposure Triangle, Camera Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Composition. Photography is a technical exercise and there is a lot to learn, but these basics apply to any type of photography. However, as we only have a limited time to cover each of these topics, please keep a copy of this course guide and practice these tricks and techniques over and over again whenever you can. Taking great photos takes time, practice, patience and consideration. In the beginning stages, it is very easy to become frustrated that your images don't capture your subject as you would like to. This is perfectly normal and even professional photographers face this same challenge. Be patient with it, you're learning and with practice, your photography will improve with every shot. There will be some technical terms chucked about in this guide, but please don't worry if you don't know what they mean! Your photography instructor will walk you through each one at the start of the Beginners Class.
book now
£55pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Landscape Photography Meetup

Landscape Photography Meetup

Sunday the 3rd of July
Loch lomond shores - 10am - 2 hours
Learn everything you need to know about landscape photography for beginners. Discover the gear you'll need to take magnificent photos. Learn landscape photography basics and tips and tricks that will help you develop a beautiful portfolio.
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£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Street Photography Workshop

Street Photography Workshop

Saturday the 9th of July
St Enoch Subway Station - 10:00 AM - 2 Hours
The essential attribute of street photography is chance - and that's likely why we're so drawn to it. Unlike documentary photographers, who wish to tell an overarching story of the subjects and places they capture, often for news publications, street photographers take photographs of fleeting moments that may exist outside of a greater narrative. Often, they are only meaningful for the single moment they capture. The street photographers of the world might envy photographers who take portraits or stage photo shoots. The latter group gets to control and create an image before taking it, which seems a hell of a lot easier than being able to get the perfect moment on camera as it occurs spontaneously. The street photographer has to wait for just the right moment to capture something worth shooting. The whole point of street photography is to capture happenstance - unplanned moments in public space. Often this involves humans (sometimes doing funny things, like tripping or making strange expressions), but sometimes street photography just captures the photographer's surroundings. Although it can be similar to architectural photography, it doesn't have to focus on the structures in front of a lens. Instead, the focus of a street photograph is the composition of random objects coming together in a photographer's frame. The talented street photographer captures these chance happenings in a meaningful and engaging way.
book now
£21pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Photography Class for Beginners

Photography Class for Beginners

Saturday the 16th of July
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - 10:00 AM - 3 Hours
This class is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography; the 'nuts and bolts' stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great shots. Armed with these fundamentals, you will have the skills and the confidence to approach any style of photography, from portraits to landscapes and everything in between. During this course, we will cover such topics as the Exposure Triangle, Camera Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Composition. Photography is a technical exercise and there is a lot to learn, but these basics apply to any type of photography. However, as we only have a limited time to cover each of these topics, please keep a copy of this course guide and practice these tricks and techniques over and over again whenever you can. Taking great photos takes time, practice, patience and consideration. In the beginning stages, it is very easy to become frustrated that your images don't capture your subject as you would like to. This is perfectly normal and even professional photographers face this same challenge. Be patient with it, you're learning and with practice your photography will improve with every shot. There will be some technical terms chucked about in this guide, but please don't worry if you don't know what they mean! Your photography instructor will walk you through each one at the start of the Beginners Class.
book now
£55pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Portraiture Photography Meetup

Portraiture Photography Meetup

Sunday the 17th of July
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - 10:00 AM - 2 Hours
Portrait photography can be daunting, but it is also incredibly rewarding! In this session, we'll be starting with the basics of photographing people, and how you can feel confident and creative behind your camera. We'll be looking at lighting, capturing expressions and posing your subject.
book now
£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Learn Your Camera Workshop (Class)

Learn Your Camera Workshop (Class)

Saturday the 23rd of July
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - 10:00 AM - 3 Hours
This class is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography; the 'nuts and bolts', stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great shots. Armed with these fundamentals, you will have the skills and the confidence to approach any style of photography, from portraits to landscapes and everything in between. During this course, we will cover such topics as the Exposure Triangle, Camera Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Composition. Photography is a technical exercise and there is a lot to learn, but these basics apply to any type of photography. However, as we only have a limited time to cover each of these topics, please keep a copy of this course guide and practice these tricks and techniques over and over again whenever you can. Taking great photos takes time, practice, patience and consideration. In the beginning stages, it is very easy to become frustrated that your images don't capture your subject as you would like to. This is perfectly normal and even professional photographers face this same challenge. Be patient with it, you're learning and with practice, your photography will improve with every shot. There will be some technical terms chucked about in this guide, but please don't worry if you don't know what they mean! Your photography instructor will walk you through each one at the start of the Beginners Class.
book now
£55pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Street Photography Workshop

Street Photography Workshop

Saturday the 30th of July
St Enoch Subway Station - 10:00 am - 2 Hours
The essential attribute of street photography is chance - and that's likely why we're so drawn to it. Unlike documentary photographers, who wish to tell an overarching story of the subjects and places they capture, often for news publications, street photographers take photographs of fleeting moments that may exist outside of a greater narrative. Often, they are only meaningful for the single moment they capture. The street photographers of the world might envy photographers who take portraits or stage photo shoots. The latter group gets to control and create an image before taking it, which seems a hell of a lot easier than being able to get the perfect moment on camera as it occurs spontaneously. The street photographer has to wait for just the right moment to capture something worth shooting. The whole point of street photography is to capture happenstance - unplanned moments in public space. Often this involves humans (sometimes doing funny things, like tripping or making strange expressions), but sometimes street photography just captures the photographer's surroundings. Although it can be similar to architectural photography, it doesn't have to focus on the structures in front of a lens. Instead, the focus of a street photograph is the composition of random objects coming together in a photographer's frame. The talented street photographer captures these chance happenings in a meaningful and engaging way.
book now
£21pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Natural Light Portraits Meetup

Natural Light Portraits Meetup

Sunday the 31st of July
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - 10:00 AM - 2 Hours
Portrait photography can be daunting, but it is also incredibly rewarding! In this session, we'll be starting with the basics of photographing people, and how you can feel confident and creative behind your camera. We'll be looking at lighting, capturing expressions and posing your subject.
book now
£21pp     12 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Photography Class for Beginners

Photography Class for Beginners

Saturday the 6th of August
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - 10:00 AM - 3 Hours
This class is designed to give you a solid understanding of the fundamental basics of photography; the 'nuts and bolts', stuff that will set you on the path to understanding your camera and how to create great shots. Armed with these fundamentals, you will have the skills and the confidence to approach any style of photography, from portraits to landscapes and everything in between. During this course, we will cover such topics as the Exposure Triangle, Camera Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Composition. Photography is a technical exercise and there is a lot to learn, but these basics apply to any type of photography. However, as we only have a limited time to cover each of these topics, please keep a copy of this course guide and practice these tricks and techniques over and over again whenever you can. Taking great photos takes time, practice, patience and consideration. In the beginning stages, it is very easy to become frustrated that your images don't capture your subject as you would like to. This is perfectly normal and even professional photographers face this same challenge. Be patient with it, you're learning and with practice, your photography will improve with every shot. There will be some technical terms chucked about in this guide, but please don't worry if you don't know what they mean! Your photography instructor will walk you through each one at the start of the Beginners Class.
book now
£55pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
ABOUT GLASGOW
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.
New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month.
And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Your experience doesn’t stop once the class ends - you can also share your photos with your peers in the Glasgow Photography Facebook Group.




Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions
We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 2 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.
REVIEWS
Thank you so much. Hassan was a friendly and enthusiastic tutor who explained everything is an easier to understand way. It has helped remove some of my excuses for using my phone instead of my camera. It has also increased my confidence. I would not hesitate to recommend the class to friends
5/5
Laura Gaughan
June 12th 2022
Really enjoyed it, Hassan is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the session felt very relaxed. Thankyou.
5/5
Laura Kennedy and Mairi Lynch
May 15th 2022
Hassan has a easy and friendly method of giving advice and tips I thoroughly enjoyed the course and Hassan identified a fault in my portrait photography
5/5
Charles Curran
May 9th 2022
Overall I enjoyed it.
4/5
Vivien Robertson
May 8th 2022
A great morning spent at Kelvingrove. Excellent tuition and now no longer a snapper!
5/5
Niamh Doherty
April 16th 2022
Loved every minute of this course. I have felt very overwhelmed with trying to learn via youtube and online course but after today I feel alot more confident in the basic use of my camera now. This is down to Hassan and his delivery of the course, he kept this very simple and broke down every little step. The course is very relaxed and even though there may have been one or two silly questions Hassan was very patient with us and went over anything we had questions on.
5/5
Craig
March 26th 2022
I found it very interesting. I have definitely learned how to think about street photography and now feel like I have somewhere to start in a type of photography that I have never tried before.
5/5
Laura McAnally
March 19th 2022
Very good, Hassan is very knowledgeable and gave us much to think about in how pose the photo and think about the subject you were photographing. Very practical course.
5/5
Bryan Denny
March 12th 2022
Great event! Hassan delivered a really thorough introduction to the basics of the camera, lens use, aperture, shutter and ISO settings. The practical look at composition and perspective was useful information and gave us a great place to start our practice. I?m going to need plenty of that for sure!
5/5
John Johnstone
March 5th 2022
Good course and instructor, covered the basics of using camera in manual mode including creative aspects.
5/5
Sean Williamson
March 5th 2022
Very knowledgeable tutor. Put us at ease while explaining things to help us take better portraits.Good practical instruction followed by excellent encouragement and assistance when required. Good to be with other photographers.
5/5
Peter Farmer
February 12th 2022
It was wonderful. Hassan catered the time to our level and need. He allowed time for questions and helped walk us through the basics of lighting a portrait with natural light only. Very much worth the coin, bang for your buck!
5/5
Kalli Hicks
February 12th 2022
INSTRUCTORS
Hassan Nezamian
I launched my career as professional freelance photographer when I was awarded my first photography certificate in 2006. I graduated from the University of the arts London in 2015 with honor bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in photojournalism and documentary photography in 2017. In the past decade, I have sharpened the broad range of skills in photography and applied them in a variety of photography sub-branches that rendered me unique opportunities as a photographer providing me with the chance to establish robust communication skills with people of various age groups and culture. Being behind a camera has donated me a full insight for perception of global phenomena and themes making me eagerly keen to convey my own definition of art and photography via my tools to the prospective photographers in the young generation. Two bodies of work have been published since 2009. Iran Water, Wind, Soil in documenting Iran’s natural landscape and Bitterness of war which depicts the long-term effect of war in Bosnia. From 2010 to the present date, I have been documenting a series of projects; namely, refugee and asylum seekers daily life in cooperation with Mary hill integration network, diversity of leprosy in west Bengal India partially funded by The Leprosy Mission of England and Wales, Romney Marsh Wool in Southern England and West Wales was defined and implemented, Iranian Leaving room in London related to immigration of four generations of Iranian immigrants. I was invited to teach photography within the framework of art workshops in 2011 in Glasgow focusing on basics of photography and studio lighting. I have already had over 15 solo photography exhibitions in the United Kingdom during the past 10 years and also I was nominated in the following events for the prize. La Grande Photo Awards Nominee photo. International photography of the year EDITORIAL: DOCUMENTARY (PROFESSIONAL) - HONORABLE MENTION Grand prix photography award 2012 Serbian photo completion 2015 nominated