HAMILTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
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 23 March
Strathcona - 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.
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$94       5 places left
Sunrise Photography Meetup

Sunrise Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 April
Centremount - 6am - 2 Hours
Felipe Restrepo
Students will learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunrise. You will most likely need to use manual settings or switch to AV (aperture) mode.
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$43      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 20 April
Jackson Square - 6pm - 2 Hours
Felipe Restrepo
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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$43      
I Shoot it, You Shoot It

I Shoot it, You Shoot It

Saturday 11 May
Jackson Square - 10am - 2 Hours
Felipe Restrepo
This session, will have a wide variation of subjects and creative lighting. The idea is that you can see how I shoot a scene, and then you place your camera in position and shoot the same way. This is a very effective way to study and learn new techniques.
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 02 March
Main Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
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$43      
I Shoot it, You Shoot it

I Shoot it, You Shoot it

Saturday 02 March
Downtown Kitchener - 3pm - 2 Hours
Kitchener Photography Group
Akshay Kumar Ajikumar
This session, will have a wide variation of subjects and creative lighting. The idea is that you can see how I shoot a scene, and then you place your camera in position and shoot the same way. This is a very effective way to study and learn new techniques.
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$43      
Beginner-Advanced Photography Class

Beginner-Advanced Photography Class

Sunday 03 March
Howard Park Ave - 3pm - 3 Hours
Toronto Photography Group
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
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
$94      

Architecture and Street Photography

Architecture and Street Photography

Saturday 09 March
Upper Main St. - 12pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Paul Fanara
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.

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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 10 March
Yorkville Village - 9am - 2 Hours
Toronto Photography Group
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
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.
book now
$43      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 16 March
Main Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Konstantinos Tsigkrelis
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
$43      

Beginner Post Processing/Editing Class

Beginner Post Processing/Editing Class

Saturday 16 March
Howard Park Ave - 2pm - 3 Hours
Toronto Photography Group
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Harness the power of Adobe ae Lightroom ae and Photoshop ae. 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      
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Sunday 17 March
Austin Terrace - 9am - 2 Hours
Toronto Photography Group
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 24 March
Williamsville, NY 14221 - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Photography Group
Paul Fanara
Explore the technical fundamentals of digital photography (also knows as, "Let's get you out of AUTO and into MANUAL MODE!") We'll focus on the features of your camera, and how to adjust your settings, as well as changing perspectives, and composition techniques.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 24 March
Howard Park Ave - 2pm - 3 Hours
Toronto Photography Group
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Elevate your photography skills and take control of your camera's capabilities by mastering manual exposure settings. Dive into an interactive session where you'll gain an in-depth understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and learn how they work together to impact your images. After the tutorial, apply what you've learned in a practical setting with the mentorship of a professional photographer guiding you every step of the way. Say goodbye to automatic mode and hello to creative freedom. Join us and transform the way you capture the world.
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$94      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 30 March
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
$94      
Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 30 March
Toronto Islands - 5pm - 2 Hours
Toronto Photography Group
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Dive into the captivating world of photography with our exciting workshop where you will master the foundations of long exposure and tripod shots. Get ready to skillfully harness the allure of light trails that dance across your frames, transforming them into unique masterpieces. Learn the intriguing technique of leaving the shutter open for extended durations, a method that yields intimate, immersive effects. Amp up your photographic prowess with knowledge that expands the realms of possibility in your practice. Enroll now to embark on a journey that will nourish your passion for visual storytelling.
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Plants in Watercolor

Plants in Watercolor

Saturday 09 March
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Discover the enchanting world of botanical art in our "Plants in Watercolor" class! Dive into the vibrant realm of painting plants and flowers using the magical medium of watercolor.

Unleash your creativity as we journey through the secrets of color mixing, brush techniques, and composition. Our expert instructors will lead you step-by-step, empowering you to craft your own stunning plant or flower masterpiece. Embrace the joy of artistic expression, and receive personalized guidance and feedback to make your creation truly bloom. Join us for an immersive experience where your imagination blossoms on paper!
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$43      
Bodies of Water

Bodies of Water

Saturday 23 March
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Julie Wojs
Dive into the magic of water with our Bodies of Water class! Learn the basics of painting various types of water from serene lakes, or rushing rivers, to beautiful waves within the ocean! Join us to bring your imagination to life on canvas!
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$43      
Sacred Symbols: Unleashing Healing Energies Through Art

Sacred Symbols: Unleashing Healing Energies Through Art

Saturday 06 April
Tonawanda - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Participants are encouraged to engage in the artistic process without judgment, allowing emotions and thoughts to flow freely onto the canvas or paper. Through guided prompts, reflection exercises, and group discussions, individuals can gain insight into their feelings, build resilience, and develop coping strategies for managing stress, anxiety, and trauma.
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$43      

Birds with Watercolor

Birds with Watercolor

Saturday 20 April
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Embark on a vibrant journey with our Birds with Watercolor class, where creativity takes flight! Dive into the world of feathered wonders as you explore the magic of watercolor. From mastering color mixes to refining brush techniques, our workshop promises an exciting adventure in bird-themed artistry.

Guided by expert instructors, you'll receive step-by-step instructions, personalized feedback, and unleash your imagination on paper. This isn't just a class; it's a chance to craft your own avian masterpiece, uniquely yours. So, spread your artistic wings and join us to elevate your painting skills in a fun and engaging atmosphere!
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$43      
Plants in Watercolor

Plants in Watercolor

Saturday 04 May
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Discover the enchanting world of botanical art in our "Plants in Watercolor" class! Dive into the vibrant realm of painting plants and flowers using the magical medium of watercolor.

Unleash your creativity as we journey through the secrets of color mixing, brush techniques, and composition. Our expert instructors will lead you step-by-step, empowering you to craft your own stunning plant or flower masterpiece. Embrace the joy of artistic expression, and receive personalized guidance and feedback to make your creation truly bloom. Join us for an immersive experience where your imagination blossoms on paper!
book now
$43      
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
Julie Wojs
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
Williamsville - 1pm - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Tansholpan Barney
Welcome to "Drawing Plants and Flowers"! In this workshop, we will explore the art of drawing plants and flowers.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of drawing various plants and flowers. We will cover topics such as simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and using colors to enhance your drawings.

You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful plant and flower drawings. 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      
Texture Acrylic Painting with Palette Knife

Texture Acrylic Painting with Palette Knife

Saturday 29 June
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Julie Wojs
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
Julie Wojs
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.
book now
$43      
Plants in Watercolor

Plants in Watercolor

Saturday 10 August
Williamsville - 10am - 2 Hours
Buffalo Art Group
Julie Wojs
Discover the enchanting world of botanical art in our "Plants in Watercolor" class! Dive into the vibrant realm of painting plants and flowers using the magical medium of watercolor.

Unleash your creativity as we journey through the secrets of color mixing, brush techniques, and composition. Our expert instructors will lead you step-by-step, empowering you to craft your own stunning plant or flower masterpiece. Embrace the joy of artistic expression, and receive personalized guidance and feedback to make your creation truly bloom. Join us for an immersive experience where your imagination blossoms on paper!
book now
$43      
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
    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
    The instructor was informative, interesting and engaging. I enjoyed seeing his personal photos and hearing his advice.
    5/5
    Donna
    2023-04-23
    It was helpful to learn some basics to build upon. Nik was very personable and willing to speak to any questions we had about photography.
    4/5
    Stuart
    2023-04-10

    It was very informative. Nick covered basics well and was very patient in answering the questions
    5/5
    Yasodhara
    2023-04-09
    Nik was very well organized and again was a vast wealth of knowledge. He would show practical examples that tied in with not only flash photography, but also mix in camera settings, lens, and other key subject areas that gave me the tools to take better photos.
    5/5
    GREG
    2023-03-26
    Nik was very knowledgeable and provided examples of everything he was teaching. He is willing to answer any questions you may have and takes time to explain them so you understand them. He is very understanding and kind during your interaction with him.
    5/5
    Meagan
    2023-03-12

    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
    2024-02-17
    Title or Location: This photo was taken at Moraine Lake Alberta Canada
    This photo was taken last September while visiting Alberta was taken by the majesty of the rockie mountains. This was taken with my 20 year old used Canon i have now upgraded to a Canont6i and i am enjoying my new found hobby enjoy.
    Credit: Michael Calvin

    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: LaSalle Park
    Being an aviator, I love take off and landings, so when I see any birds to photograph, my aim is always to catch them at their take off and landing point. The seagull was preparing for flight and when he eventually took off, it was a very swift and smooth takeoff that evening. The photo was taken on the 7th February at 16:40 in LaSalle park, Burlington.
    Credit: Abby Khalid
    Instagram: @abbykhalidphotography
    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-02-11
    Title or Location: Grindstone Marsh's
    I was waiting for some Buffle Head ducks to venture closer when I noticed the eagle approaching from the far end of the marsh. With my monopod attached, I did my best to hold the camera up and focus as the Bald Eagle did a low level fly-by. Nikon d3400Focal length 600mmShutter speed 1/2500Aperture f/6.3ISO 1000
    Credit: Grayson Le ROY
    Facebook: Grayson Le ROY
    Instagram: papa_razzi_thehammer

    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-02-06
    Title or Location: Pier 8, Hamilton
    During our stroll at Pier 8, Hamilton, the mesmerizing interplay of light and shadows on the water sparked our excitement to capture the moment through photography.
    Credit: Akshaya and Tamil
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/share/MtCsCP5b7jtocUrr/?mibextid=dGKdO6
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedreampixelsstudio

    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-02-03
    Title or Location: Sam Lawrence park
    I was giving a friend a lesson on her new camera and we got some amazing light over the city with a view all the way to the Toronto skyline.
    Credit: John Delahunty
    Instagram: John_shot_that
    Hamilton Photography Group
    2024-01-26
    Title or Location: Bayfront Park in Hamilton, Ontario
    While I was out on one of my photography outings at the bayfront park in Hamilton, I noticed by looking across the bay the ice formations and lighting were spectacular. I positioned myself to place to capture this photograph with its reflections on the ice.
    Credit: Richard Burns

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March

    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd

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