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We meet Every Monday at 7pm


These are informal session and are NOT Tutored - the idea behind these sessions is a support for information learnt on one of our courses.


Come along with questions and problems you may have and we will help you with your journey. 

£6.00 Admission


£4.00 Members of The Photography School

£4.00 Members of Smethwick Photographic Society

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These sessions are your opportunity to ask question with a photographer about any specific issues you may have outside of a classroom situation.

The workshop will be a relaxed space for you to try out techniques and ideas.

You will need to provide your own camera, lenses , triggers etc., along with any props you may need.

The site is equiped with studio flash heads and backgrounds


Monday Evenings

Smethwick Photographic Society Building

The Old School House, Churchbridge, Oldbury B69 2AS

 Time : 7.15 pm - 9.15 pm 

Computers and Printer will always be available during every Class session should you wish to use them 

Workshops run are not compulsery - should you wish to do your own thing , this is something we always encourage......

Please bring camera to sessions highlighted in GOLD


6th – Time to get wet again -  High Speed Flash workshop with the infamous water Tanks – please bring fruit or soft toys that can be dropped into a glass water tank

13th -  Recap on camera settings for Wildlife photography and a chance to discuss how to approach the day with Mark and Bob – If there is anything you need to purchase before we go this gives you time to do so. i..e Batteries etc ; Final arrangements for the trip will be handed out tonight.

18th – Chester Zoo – Coach to leave Smethwick at 7.45am ETA at Zoo will be 10am – Returning coach to leave chester at 5pm arriving back in Birmingham 7 – 7.30pm

20th – Editing Workshop – Please bring your laptops and we will assist you on editing your pictures from the Zoo trip

27th – Modelling workshop – Models will be on site for both inside and outside workshop. The amazing Pamela Manning and Lynda Sharpe will be passing us a visit.



3rd -  Guest Speaker – Jonathon is a portrait photographer who specialises in Red carpet events , he is based in Birmingham and is a graduate from BCU. He will be showing a selection of his favourite pictures and he will be sharing his experiences with you

10th – Let’s see your work – each attendee is to bring along two prints and discuss them in groups which will be allocated on arrival 

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24th - 

NB - I would also encourage everyone if there is an activity that perhaps does not interest you , we have a studio for you to use and do your own still life or portraits, if you want to do this just ensure that your space is booked , I don’t want everyone turning up with 10 still life set ups 


This is YOUR sessions , we are here to help YOU , 



Myself and Bob can offer technical knowledge but only you must take the photographs


A3+            £2.50

A3            £2.00

A4            £1.00

A5 or 6 x 4    50p


Choice of Brilliant Paper - Lustre, Matt or Gloss 
  ( Subject to availability)

A3            £1.00 per sheet

A4             50p per sheet

Paper Packs availble to purchase by order

A3 (Pack 25)            £25.00

A4 (Pack 25)            £15.00

A4 (Pack 50)
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