HAMILTON
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Upcoming Events

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 18 May
Harbour West - 10am - 2 Hours
Felipe Restrepo
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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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Harbour West (Indoor Venue) - 10am - 3 Hours
Felipe Restrepo
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.

Note: One free drink included.
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$112       5 places left

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
Downtown Kitchener - 3pm - 3 Hours
Kitchener Photography Group
Akshay Kumar Ajikumar
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
$105      
Camera and setting fundamentals

Camera and setting fundamentals

Sunday 26 May
Williamsville, NY 14221 - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
If you feel that the camera is a big riddle to you, or that your camera has its own personality that you don't understand, then this is your class. We will talk about everything around cameras, the technology and their functions. From shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, all the way to lenses, basic focal lengths (thats a huge topic maybe for another workshop) and what adjustments and functions to use when.
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$47      
Smartphone Photography Class

Smartphone Photography Class

Sunday 02 June
Financial District - 11am - 2 Hours
Toronto Photography Group
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Discover helpful tips to learn how to take good photos with a phone. Learn about phone camera features, compositions, focus, exposure, settings for better clarity, best ratios crop pictures for social media, and basic editing using your phone. Take your smartphone photography game from good to great with these tips and examples. We will do a photowalk with Smartphone in city of Toronto and learn all the concepts with interesting challenges.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 08 June
Upper Main St. - 11am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Paul Fanara
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.

Let's take advantage of some of the great architecture, shops and cityscapes to learn how to photograph in a variety of environments!
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$43      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Downtown Kitchener - 3pm - 2 Hours
Kitchener Photography Group
Akshay Kumar Ajikumar
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
$47      
City Lights At Night

City Lights At Night

Saturday 15 June
Upper Main St. - 9pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Paul Fanara
Street photography isn't just a day time venture! Join us for a deep dive into city scapes using long exposure, and other photographic techniques while we explore architecture and the city's night life!
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$43      

Beginner/Intermediate Post Processing/Editing Class

Beginner/Intermediate Post Processing/Editing Class

Sunday 16 June
Yorkville Village - 2pm - 3 Hours
Toronto Photography Group
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Harness the power of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. From exposure to curves to adjustment layers, cut down the amount of time you spend on post-processing. Don't spend any more time not working at your full potential or your optimal workflow. You can sharpen your skills and let go of the fear of learning EVERYTHING that's holding you back from making progress.

You will also learn organizing, creating templates, preset, using adobe bridge. You can get your own images and have set of three 15 mins challenges to edit during the session and get practical guidance and easy ways to edit.
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$94       5 places left
Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography

Saturday 29 June
Depew - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Paul Fanara
Explore the beauty of nature and the wildlife of one of Buffalo's most popular nature preserves! Wildlife photography takes quick responses and a lot of patience, but will get you closer to nature!
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Downtown Kitchener - 3pm - 3 Hours
Kitchener Photography Group
Akshay Kumar Ajikumar
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
$105      

Bokeh for Beginners

Bokeh for Beginners

Sunday 07 July
Main Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
Elevate your photography skills to new heights with an engaging session focused on mastering the art of the Bokeh effect. Delve into the nuanced techniques of capturing enchanting images, as we guide you through the intricacies of low-light photography. Whether using natural ambiance or enhancing your subject with a camera flash, you'll learn how to create stunning visuals with depth and allure. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Bokeh, and unlock the potential to transform your photos into captivating works of art. Join us for a hands-on experience that will expand your creative repertoire and refine your photographic prowess.
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$47      
Historic Toronto Photography Tour

Historic Toronto Photography Tour

Sunday 07 July
Bay St. - 2pm - 2 Hours
Toronto Photography Group
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Capture Toronto's visual treasures and gems on a unique private guided walking tour with a professional photographer.

This tour is designed for both camera novices and photo enthusiasts who want to explore their talent for shooting stunning architecture, street life, outdoor wall art and abstract designs on the streets of Toronto.

Capture great photos and get helpful tips and useful ideas from your tour guide with decades of photography experience.

We'll walk to some of Toronto's well known iconic buildings and sites and continue through the city's eclectic and colourful neighbourhoods, vibrant streets and bohemian districts as well as off-the-beaten track locations for fantastic photo opportunities.

Some places that we will cover: China Town, City Hall, Kensington Market, Graffiti Alley, OCAD University, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and more if time permits.
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$47      
Industrial Landscape Photography

Industrial Landscape Photography

Sunday 14 July
Fuhrmann Boulevard - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
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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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Mandala Art

Mandala Art

Saturday 18 May
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating beautiful and intricate mandala designs.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of drawing mandalas, with a focus on the different elements that make up these stunning circular designs. We will cover topics such as symmetry, patterns, and repetition, and provide you with step-by-step instructions to create your own mandalas.

You will learn techniques for creating intricate designs using simple shapes and patterns, including using rulers and compasses to create precise circles and lines.

A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. Traditionally, a mandala is a geometric design or pattern that represents the cosmos or deities in various heavenly worlds.
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$43      
Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Saturday 01 June
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Explore the vibrant world of Still Life Drawing with Coloured Pencils! Join us for an exciting journey where you'll not only discover the art of capturing still life but also master the magic of adding a burst of color with colored pencils. Unleash your creativity as we dive into the essentials, focusing on the fascinating realm of proportions to ensure your creations are not just visually stunning but anatomically correct. Get ready to bring your artistic visions to life in a fun and engaging class that promises to be both educational and creatively fulfilling!
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$43      
Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 15 June
Tonawanda - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Step into the lush and colorful world of "Floral Flourish" art class! Prepare to dive deep into the mesmerizing art of drawing plants and flowers in this immersive workshop.

Led by our seasoned instructors, you'll embark on a creative journey where every stroke of the pencil brings botanical wonders to life. From mastering the art of simplifying shapes to adding intricate textures and vibrant colors, we'll cover it all!

With hands-on guidance and encouragement, you'll unleash your inner artist and craft your own stunning plant and flower compositions. Our instructors will be there every step of the way, offering personalized feedback to help you hone your skills and cultivate your unique artistic style.

Remember to bring along your trusty art supplies, and leave the rest to us! Full event details will be revealed upon confirmation of booking, ensuring you're fully prepared for a day filled with creativity and inspiration.

And to add a dash of seasonal delight, indulge in a complimentary drink on us! Let's sip, sketch, and celebrate the beauty of nature together in "Floral Flourish"!
book now
$43      

Texture Acrylic Painting with Palette Knife

Texture Acrylic Painting with Palette Knife

Saturday 29 June
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
In this workshop, we will explore the art of painting with texture.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of painting various landscapes, bodies, or objects with texture, adding medium and using palette knives.

You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful painting. Our instructors will provide feedback and guidance along the way, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.
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$43      
Art Journaling for Self Expression

Art Journaling for Self Expression

Saturday 13 July
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
In this workshop, we will explore the art of using art journaling for self-expression. This is more than just a journal or sketch book. We will be using a variety of techniques and learning how to use them to form connections with our creativity and mind/body.

We will cover topics such as painting, drawing, mixed media, collage, brush techniques, and composition, and intuitive creative processes while providing you with step-by-step instructions to build your own journal. You will have the opportunity to work on your own project, with guidance and feedback from our instructors.
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$47      
Sacred Symbols: Unleashing Healing Energies Through Art

Sacred Symbols: Unleashing Healing Energies Through Art

Saturday 27 July
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Discover the magic of Sacred Symbols: Unleashing Healing Energies Through Art!
Join us for a transformative journey where creativity flourishes and self-expression knows no limits. Through guided prompts and group discussions, explore your emotions, build resilience, and find new coping strategies. No art experience required - just bring your basic materials and an open heart!
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$47      

Plants in Watercolor

Plants in Watercolor

Saturday 10 August
Tonawanda - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Welcome to "Watercolor Wonderland: Painting Plants & Petals"! Dive into the vibrant world of botanical art with us. Our expert instructors will guide you through color mixing, brush techniques, and composition, empowering you to create stunning plant and flower masterpieces. Bring your own basic art materials, and get ready for a day of creativity and inspiration. Full event details provided upon booking confirmation. Plus, enjoy a complimentary drink on us!
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$47      
Birds with Watercolor

Birds with Watercolor

Saturday 24 August
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Join us for Birds with Watercolor Art - a vibrant journey into the world of feathered wonders!

Explore mesmerizing color mixes and brush techniques guided by experts. Unleash your imagination and create your avian masterpiece. Bring basic art materials and let your creativity take flight!
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$47      
Fall Palette: A Visual Journey Through Autumn's Colors

Fall Palette: A Visual Journey Through Autumn's Colors

Saturday 07 September
Tonawanda - 11am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Step into the mesmerizing world of "Fall Palette: A Visual Journey Through Autumn's Colors," where we dive deep into the captivating hues and textures that paint our surroundings during the enchanting season of fall.

Don't let this chance slip away to join a vibrant community celebration of autumn's vibrant colors. Immerse yourself in an event that promises to ignite your creativity, refresh your spirit, and deepen your connection to the ever-changing beauty of the seasons.

For this extraordinary experience, simply bring along your basic art materials and get ready to unleash your imagination. We'll take care of the rest, providing you with all the exciting details you need to embark on this artistic adventure.

And as a special treat, enjoy a complimentary pumpkin spice drink on us! It's time to indulge in the splendor of fall and create unforgettable memories together.
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$47      

Autumn Hearts

Autumn Hearts

Saturday 21 September
Tonawanda - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Step into the enchanting world of "Autumn Hearts" art class where emotions run deep and creativity knows no bounds! Delve into the profound connections that tie us together through the beauty of love and human experiences. Our skilled instructors will guide you through the strokes and techniques to bring your heart's emotions to life on canvas.

Join us for a heartwarming session where every brushstroke tells a story and every color evokes a feeling. Immerse yourself in the warmth of creativity and discover the enduring power of art to touch hearts and souls.

And to add a touch of seasonal delight, enjoy a complimentary pumpkin spice drink as you unleash your inner artist! Don't miss out on this unique experience where art meets emotions in the most delightful way.

Remember to bring your own basic art materials, and we'll take care of the rest. Full event details will be provided upon registration. Let's paint the town with "Autumn Hearts"!
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$47      
Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 05 October
Tonawanda - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Step into the lush and colorful world of "Floral Flourish" art class! Prepare to dive deep into the mesmerizing art of drawing plants and flowers in this immersive workshop.

Led by our seasoned instructors, you'll embark on a creative journey where every stroke of the pencil brings botanical wonders to life. From mastering the art of simplifying shapes to adding intricate textures and vibrant colors, we'll cover it all!

With hands-on guidance and encouragement, you'll unleash your inner artist and craft your own stunning plant and flower compositions. Our instructors will be there every step of the way, offering personalized feedback to help you hone your skills and cultivate your unique artistic style.

Remember to bring along your trusty art supplies, and leave the rest to us! Full event details will be revealed upon confirmation of booking, ensuring you're fully prepared for a day filled with creativity and inspiration.

And to add a dash of seasonal delight, indulge in a complimentary drink on us! Let's sip, sketch, and celebrate the beauty of nature together in "Floral Flourish"!
book now
$47      
Plants in Watercolor

Plants in Watercolor

Saturday 19 October
Tonawanda - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Welcome to "Watercolor Wonderland: Painting Plants & Petals"! Dive into the vibrant world of botanical art with us. Our expert instructors will guide you through color mixing, brush techniques, and composition, empowering you to create stunning plant and flower masterpieces. Bring your own basic art materials, and get ready for a day of creativity and inspiration. Full event details provided upon booking confirmation. Plus, enjoy a complimentary drink on us!
book now
$47      

ABOUT HAMILTON
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 Hamilton.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Made me test my interactions with people
    5/5
    Bert
    2024-04-22
    Great people and great location.
    5/5
    Rob
    2024-04-09
    The event was a high success. The sunrise was magnificent and the group, although small, enjoyed the experience. Felipe as usual did a fantastic job hosting and Assisi g those that needed it.
    5/5
    Mike
    2024-04-07

    I enjoyed this Nature Photo Event. Felipe was a terrific host. He made time time for all the participants. The challenges he presented to each of us to do was a nice touch and gave us specific things to Photograph. I will definitely attend other events.
    5/5
    Michael
    2024-02-25
    Pleasantly challenging. As a beginner I found this a welcome challenge that took me out of my comfort zone. I was able to learn techniques and see photos I normally would not see. Adding to my experience.
    5/5
    Tara
    2024-02-25
    I found the beginners photography class informative and fun! The instructor was friendly and made everyone feel welcome and competent. I would recommend this class to anyone wanted to learn about photography 📸
    5/5
    Tara
    2024-02-12

    great,
    5/5
    ali
    2024-01-28
    I thought this was a well rounded event. I really enjoyed Nik's teaching style and everything he brought to the table. Easy to understand theoretical portion, and I was so happy that we were able to practice. Nik paid good detail to each student's camera types and suggestions on best "shooting" practices for each camera. A great introduction course that keeps you wanting to learn more, and develop your skills further. Highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to do just that little bit more with the camera they have.
    5/5
    Mandy
    2023-11-07
    Wonderful introduction to Photography. Nik was attentive and easy to talk to. I enjoyed what he had to teach, as well as the application of what he spoke about. It was great the way Nik was able to give tips to each member personally, depending on what their specific subjects were. Very helpful and fun!
    5/5
    Brigitte
    2023-10-10

    It was very informative and helpful. Well done!
    5/5
    Brian
    2023-08-06
    The class was great! Nik has a lot of knowledge he's a living Wikipedia of photography. I recommend take any of his classes if you're interested in photography.
    5/5
    Genaro
    2023-07-23
    It went well. The instructor has a wealth of experience and was very generous with his knowledge. The documents he provided are very helpful and very concise.
    5/5
    Alex
    2023-07-10

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Felipe Restrepo
    Felipe Restrepo is a photographer and videographer based in Hamilton, Ontario, passionate about telling stories through video and photography.
    His passion for photography began when he enrolled in the audiovisual media program with an emphasis on film in Bogot e1, Colombia. Since then, he fell in love with the role that light plays in the visual arts. For that reason, Restrepo wanted to specialize in photography, so he enrolled in the Photography Still and Motion program at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Canada. Since then, Restrepo have dedicated himself to photograph people and products, as well as making videos for local businesses.

    Felipe Restrepo is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays from 2pm until 6pm
    Private tutoring, portraits, events, street, video.

    PHOTOS
    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: Back Yard Macro
    Early one morning, I was using my new 105 mm z mount macro lens while walking around my back yard. I was looking for interesting subjects to shoot along with light and shadow.
    Credit: Michael Hurley
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michael.b.hurley/

    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: Brant Street Pier, Burlington, Ontario &127464&127462
    Today was an amazing pre sunrise, soaked in a kaleidoscope of colours, I loved the lines of the beacon and this particular angle of the pier with the beautiful backdrop of colour at the time of shooting.
    Credit: Chrissy
    Instagram: chrissymcdphotography
    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-05-03
    Title or Location: Dundas Peak Trail
    My friend and I decided to venture out for some photography fun on the Dundas Peak Trail. We explored waterfalls, nice trails and nice lookouts here. This is a photo of our dogs together on a nice part of the trail. I tried to include the essence of spring in this photo by including the fencing and the blooming flower type tree in the background.
    Credit: Trina Collins
    Facebook: SSassy1 Photography
    Instagram: SSassy1_photography

    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-05-03
    Title or Location: Confederation Park
    I was walking with my family and an 85mm lens, when my 9yo spotted the bird flying overhead. It was a bit far off, so this image was cropped in.
    Credit: Andy Roddick
    Instagram: apr_fivestar

    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-04-26
    Title or Location: Centennial Park
    An image of hope and trust.
    Credit: Shammaeh
    Instagram: myownuniverse1004
    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-04-26
    Title or Location: Downtown Hamilton, St. Pauls
    I tried to capture of series of photos of St. Paul's church during one of the challenges at the street photography meetup which was architecture.This was a detail shot and I used the beautiful framing to capture the light within it.
    Credit: Rob McNamara
    Instagram: @rmm.snaps and @robertmatthewphoto

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez

    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer

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