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Upcoming Events

Introduction to Film Photography

Introduction to Film Photography

Saturday the 20th of August
Wigan Town Centre - 11am - 2 hours
Shooting film can be a little bit intimidating at first but with this introduction you will learn all of the necessary techniques to comfortably understand film photography. Dig out your old 35mm camera or have a go on my 120mm medium format and let’s have some fun learning the process
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£21pp     open - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT WIGAN
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 around Wigan.

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 Wigan Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

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.

INSTRUCTORS
Valentina Passerini
Valentina is an artist and photographer currently interested in texture, colour and man-made environments. She tries to explore both film and digital photography being captured by the intrinsic difference of the two processes. She is very interested in classical and contemporary art and she is passionate about opening other people's eyes to the wonders of art history. She currently teaches photography classes with the Liverpool photography group hoping to help any beginner or amateur photographer with an interest in making images.
Megan Walsh
Megan Walsh developed her love of photography when she was given her first film camera as a child, even though she had no idea what half of the buttons did. However since then, Megan developed her life long love for photography, and taking every opportunity to learn and improve. She has also attained not only high school and college level qualifications but has gone on to foundation and to gain a degree in photography from the university of Central Lancashire. Megan has since been working primarily on weddings, events and portraits. But still has a very keen interest in all other aspects of photography. She has also been improving her skills developing colour film in her own dark room.
James Gwynne
James Gwynne is a 25 year old fine art photographer that graduated from Birmingham city university in 2022, specialising in surrealism, experimental and film (120mm) photography. Gwynne has had two pieces of work exhibited, the first in 2017, an image named beautiful war was exhibited in the Manchester museum, and more recently his series digital displeasing was exhibited at millennium point in Birmingham and the Truman brewery in London in 2022.