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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 11 May
Marlborough Ln - 10am - 3 Hours
Joshua Collins
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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£67      

Nearby Photography Groups

Smartphone Photography Tips & Tricks

Smartphone Photography Tips & Tricks

Sunday 21 April
College Green Bristol - 9am - 2 Hours
Bristol Photography Club
Charlotte Sams
Unleash the full potential of smartphone photography in our interactive session, where we delve into the art of capturing stunning images with your phone camera. Discover the secrets of angles and composition to elevate your snapshots from simple clicks to captivating artworks. Join us as we transform everyday moments into extraordinary memories with just a tap on your screen. Get ready to make every shot count and see the world through a new lens!
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
Mount Street, Taunton, Somerset - 10am - 3 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Konstantinos Papadopoulos
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
£61      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 April
Pierhead Street - 10:30am - 3 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
Start to become more comfortable with your camera and start to take unique and interesting images.

I strongly suggest that you take a look at a few YouTube videos about the exposure triangle - I don't expect you to know it, but it would help if you bring some questions with you to the group :)
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£61       1 places left

Birds and Nature

Birds and Nature

Sunday 28 April
Marlborough Rd - 10am - 3 Hours
Swindon Photography Group
Panche Ignov
Discover the secrets to capturing stunning wildlife photographs with our specialized photography session. Designed for both bird watchers and nature enthusiasts who are passionate about immortalizing the beauty of nature, this workshop is your gateway to consistently taking sharp, breathtaking images.

Dive into a comprehensive exploration of the crucial elements of wildlife photography. We'll unravel the mysteries of optimal camera settings, the significance of light direction, understanding bird behavior for the perfect shot, and mastering your equipment's operation.

Join us for an enriching experience where your love for nature and passion for photography converge. Let's embark on a journey to capture the natural elegance of birds through the lens, showcasing their beauty in every shot.
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£24      
Nature Photography Hike

Nature Photography Hike

Saturday 04 May
Glenavon Park - 9am - 2 Hours
Bristol Photography Club
Charlotte Sams
This session will be a relaxed walk around a Nature site focusing on how we can capture the nature we find in several different ways, exploring angles and techniques to create better nature photography images.
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£43      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 11 May
The Hayes, Cardiff - 9am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
We will be taking advantage of the light and shadow in the centre of Cardiff to get some great black and white shots of people and buildings.

Come and join us and explore the world of Black and White Photography!

note: This is the last of a series of four classes in which all participants can submit an image from each class they attend for automatic inclusion in a photobook. Further images can be submitted for inclusion. The book will be available for purchase at the end of the series.
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£24      

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Saturday 11 May
Designer Outlet - 10am - 2 Hours
Swindon Photography Group
Panche Ignov
Discover the art of mastering intentional motion blur to elevate your photography skills. Dive into a comprehensive workshop that covers an array of blurring techniques such as long exposures, panning, and intentional camera movement tailored for artistic enhancement. Understanding how to manipulate motion blur intentionally opens the door to boundless creative opportunities, significantly broadening your photographic horizon. Embark on this exploration to transform the way you capture movement, adding a dynamic layer to your visual storytelling.
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£24      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 11 May
Mount Street, Taunton, Somerset - 2pm - 2 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Konstantinos Papadopoulos
Immerse yourself in an enlightening photography event, specially crafted to improve your understanding of composition and the crucial role of light, elevating your photography skills to new heights. Join the hands-on experience of photographing a model using available light 2013 no on-camera flash or strobe photography, just you and the ethereal beauty of the existing illumination.

Walkthrough troubleshooting, make fine-tuned adjustments, and masterfully capture a successful portrait. Discover the art of using light modifiers, like a reflector, to maintain proper exposure in challenging lighting conditions. A world of photographic expertise awaits, all set to transform you into a better photographer.
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£46      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 12 May
College Green Bristol - 9am - 3 Hours
Bristol Photography Club
Charlotte Sams
This session is for beginners to learn to get a handle on manual settings. We will learn the basic elements of exposure; aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and then bring them all together with practice. We will then begin to look at composition at the end.
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£61      

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 25 May
Vivary Park - 4:30pm - 2 Hours
Somerset Photography Group
Konstantinos Papadopoulos
Dive into the Monochromatic World with Our Advanced Black and White Photography Course

Unlock the secrets to capturing the essence of the world in monochrome. Our specialized course delves into the artistry of black and white photography, exploring the nuances that make a compelling black and white photograph. We focus on understanding contrast, mastering textures, and the intricate way your camera interprets these elements.

Learn both the in-camera techniques and post-production skills needed to transform your visions into stunning black and white imagery. Through a blend of theoretical insights and practical exercises, you'll discover exemplary works that embody the genre's timeless appeal.

This course is designed for individuals with a solid grasp of photography basics and camera controls, ready to elevate their skills and explore the captivating realm of black and white. Join us to refine your aesthetic, enhance your visual storytelling, and embrace the rich details that lie beyond the spectrum of color.
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£66      
Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Sunday 26 May
Pierhead Street - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
This group will focus on working with your subject to put them at ease and get great natural portraits with minimal posing. We will be workin g with each other with the goal of each person going home with some portraits/headshots usable for social media etc.


note: This will be another group in which all participants can submit images for inclusion in a photobook. The book will be available for purchase at the end of the series towards the end of the year.
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£24      
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Sunday 02 June
Marlborough Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Swindon Photography Group
Panche Ignov
Capture the beauty of the great outdoors and the majesty of wildlife through your lens. Join our photography meetup where we will dive into the essential camera settings for perfect landscapes, and explore techniques to enhance your landscape and wildlife photography. With practical, hands-on exercises, you'll have the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills in real time. Whether you're a beginner eager to learn or an experienced photographer looking to refine your craft, this event promises an enriching experience that will elevate your photography to new heights.
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£24      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 20 April
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Dive into the world of watercolour painting with our intimate beginner-focused class led by an experienced instructor. This workshop is tailored to help you master the fundamental techniques of watercolour painting, understand the nuances of color theory, and skillfully mix paint to bring your creative visions to life. Transform your newfound knowledge into a breathtaking work of art that you'll be proud to showcase. Join us on this artistic journey and unlock the painter within.
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£24      
Painting Portraits with Watercolour

Painting Portraits with Watercolour

Saturday 20 April
UWE Bristol Frenchay - 11am - 2 Hours
Bristol Watercolour Group
Ziana Mourin
Embark on a whimsical journey into the world of portrait painting with our "Painting Portraits with Watercolour for Beginners" class! Get ready to bring faces to life in a burst of color and creativity.

Led by a skilled instructor, this class is designed specifically for beginners eager to explore the art of watercolour portraiture. Uncover the magic of blending hues, shading techniques, and the secrets of capturing facial expressions. We'll guide you through every brushstroke, turning your canvas into a captivating portrait that captures the essence of your subject.

No prior experience required - just a dash of enthusiasm and a splash of curiosity. Let's paint portraits that tell a story and bring your artistic visions to life! Full details of the event will be provided once your booking is confirmed. Get ready for a colorful adventure!
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£24      
Character Art in Watercolours

Character Art in Watercolours

Saturday 27 April
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Are you interested in learning how to emulate the styles of your favourite characters? Come join this 2 hour watercolour class that will show you the ropes on how to bring life to your illustrations in the same way professional artists create characters beloved by audiences everywhere.
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£24      

Portrait Drawing Basics

Portrait Drawing Basics

Sunday 28 April
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
Get ready to unleash your artistic talents in our Portrait Drawing Basics class!

Join us for an exciting session where we'll delve into essential drawing techniques for portraiture. These skills will not only sharpen your foundation but also prove invaluable for tackling more intricate and challenging portrait projects in the future. Let's bring those portraits to life with a splash of creativity and a dash of skill - it's time to make your artistry shine!
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£24      
Monochrome Watercolour Workshop

Monochrome Watercolour Workshop

Saturday 04 May
UWE Bristol Frenchay - 11am - 2 Hours
Bristol Watercolour Group
Ziana Mourin
Dive into the enchanting world of monochrome watercolor with our exciting workshop! Perfect for beginners eager to explore the basics of watercolor painting, this workshop will guide you through the fundamental techniques while immersing you in the beauty of monochrome artistry. Unleash your creativity as you learn how to create stunning grayscale masterpieces, from delicate washes to bold contrasts. Get ready to embark on a captivating journey of discovery and unlock the secrets of monochrome watercolor painting!
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£24      
Pet Portrait Art

Pet Portrait Art

Saturday 11 May
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Come learn how to create portraits of any beloved animal companion with watercolours! In this 2 hour lesson, your watercolour tutor will teach you step by step how to recreate everything from fluffy fur texture, adorable ear shapes, glossy feathers, all the way down to the twinkle in the subject's eyes.

Your tutor will also instruct you on basic animal facial features, anatomy, and tips on realism to cater to your own unique style.
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£24      

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Sunday 12 May
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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£24      
Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 18 May
Royal Victoria Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Bath Art Group
Bhavana Ram Mohan
Step into the kaleidoscopic universe of abstract art with our electrifying Exploring Abstract Art class!

Ignite your imagination as we dive headfirst into a whirlwind of colors, shapes, and textures. With a medley of mediums at your fingertips, you'll reimagine ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art. From bold brushstrokes to mesmerizing patterns, we'll unlock the secrets of expressive abstraction together.

Prepare to unleash your inner Picasso as we delve into the art of 'mark making', transforming blank canvases into dynamic bursts of creativity.

Don't forget to pack your creative essentials! Bring along your basic art materials to unleash your inner artist in our class. Exciting details of the event will be revealed once your booking is confirmed. Get ready for a colorful adventure!
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£24      
Mastering Dry Brush Techniques in Watercolour

Mastering Dry Brush Techniques in Watercolour

Saturday 18 May
UWE Bristol Frenchay - 11am - 2 Hours
Bristol Watercolour Group
Ziana Mourin
Unleash Your Creativity: Dive into the World of Dry Brush Techniques in Watercolor! Join us for an exhilarating journey where beginners will learn the art of creating stunning textures and captivating details. Get ready to elevate your watercolor skills and bring your paintings to life with bold strokes and dynamic effects. Let's embark on this colorful adventure together!
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£24      

Portrait Painting Basics

Portrait Painting Basics

Sunday 26 May
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
Unleash Your Inner Artist: Join our Portrait Painting Basics class and embark on a colorful journey into the world of portraiture! Learn essential techniques, unleash your creativity, and bring faces to life on canvas. Whether you're a beginner or seeking to refine your skills, this class promises fun, inspiration, and the joy of creating captivating portraits. Get ready to brush up on your talents and let your imagination flourish!
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£24      
Master Class on Portrait Art

Master Class on Portrait Art

Saturday 01 June
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Step into the realm of boundless creativity and join us for an electrifying journey at our Master Class on Portrait Art! Unleash your inner artist as you delve into the captivating world of portrait creation. With your trusty art tools in hand, get set to explore a kaleidoscope of techniques and unleash the full spectrum of your imagination. From sketch to masterpiece, discover the secrets of bringing portraits to life in a whirlwind of color and expression. Don't miss out on this exhilarating opportunity to ignite your artistic passion and let your creativity soar! Grab your basic watercolor materials and dive into the portrait magic with us today!
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£24      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 01 June
UWE Bristol Frenchay - 11am - 2 Hours
Bristol Watercolour Group
Ziana Mourin
Discover the magic of watercolor painting in our Beginner's Watercolour Class! Dive into a world of vibrant hues and fluid creativity guided by our experienced instructor. Whether you're a complete novice or looking to refine your skills, this intimate class is tailored just for you.

Unlock the secrets of watercolour as you learn essential techniques, master color theory, and unleash your inner artist. From blending to brushwork, we'll show you how to transform a blank canvas into a breathtaking masterpiece.

Don't miss your chance to embark on this artistic journey. Reserve your spot now and let your imagination flow freely! Full event details will be provided upon booking confirmation. Remember to bring your basic watercolor materials and get ready to make a splash!
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£24      

ABOUT BATH
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 Bath .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Good tuition. Some 1-1 advice. Very convenient venue
    4/5
    Angela
    2024-02-07
    Well led, catered for range of abilities and he personalised the time to work on whatever you wanted/ needed to improve. Went away ideas to try. Lovely helpful workshop leader
    5/5
    Michelle
    2024-02-05
    I really enjoyed this event. Adi was a great host and not only did he help us with our composition, but he also encouraged us to share images with the group which meant we were all interested in each others results.
    5/5
    Susan
    2024-01-26

    Was very fun event. I didnt know/hadnt heard of playing with light, and certainly showed interesting ways to try to be creative
    5/5
    Amy
    2024-01-08
    Very relaxed and informative. Great to wander and be guided on what to look and how to take shots of the architecture. Maher was very helpful.
    5/5
    John
    2023-11-06
    Good event, good instructor, learnt a lot
    5/5
    Rebecca
    2023-10-28

    Very enjoyable and informative. It was a nice relaxed approach and I learnt a great deal and no question was too simple. I will definitely book again and Jack was able to talk in depth to whatever level we were at.
    5/5
    John
    2023-05-22
    Event was great I learnt a lot and Jack was very knowledgable - will be back for another event
    5/5
    Rebecca
    2023-05-22
    Came away having learnt what i hoped to- to learn. Was shown the basics to get me started with how to operate the camera and composition etc. Was time and money well spent! :-)
    5/5
    Amy
    2023-04-10

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Meher Soni
    Meher is a University Student at the University of Bath and a photography enthusiast whose interest first sparked from a young age. She then decided to do an A level in photography which is where her interest heightened a lot. As a full time student studying a very mathematical course, she decided to pursue photography on the side.
    As an active photographer, Meher specialises in street photography and city photography. For example, her primary location for taking photographs is in London. However there are many other areas which she has explored with her camera such as Food photography, Potrait photography and Product photography.
    Joshua Collins
    Josh is a creative photographer with plenty of experience connecting brands, bands and people with their desired audience. He specialises in event, documentary and portrait photography.

    Josh studied BA (Hons) Press & Editorial Photography and a Masters Communication Design where he was able to learn and adapt as a photographer. In addition to his education, Josh has worked as a freelance photographer with clients including Live Nation, Festival Republic, BBC South West, Crack Magazine, and Bristol Beacon.

    Joshua Collins is available for private bookings

    Available most weekdays 10am until 8pm and most weekends 2pm until 6pm.

    PHOTOS
    Bath Photography Group
    2024-01-26
    Title or Location: Spring is springing
    I get motivation from photography projects which help me focus and give me a reason to get the camera out. One project this year is to capture the small details of our garden in Bath through the seasons. This image is of the first snowdrops emerging after the extreme cold of the last few weeks.
    Credit: Jon Taylor
    Instagram: @jon_p_taylor_photos

    Bath Photography Group
    2024-01-07
    Title or Location: Canadian side of Niagara Falls
    I went to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls on 1/5/24 as I read it?s beautiful at night. I stayed a few hours and got a lot of pictures of the falls lit up with different colors.I took this around 7:15pm and I took the photo using a two second timer with my Canon T7 rebel camera. The ISO was 6400 and I used portrait as the picture style versus landscape which was what I predominately shot in most of the night.The shutter speed was 1/20 and I originally show this as a raw photo. I really
    Credit: Kimberly Lewis
    Bath Photography Group
    2023-12-10
    Title or Location: Bath.
    A family visit to Bath Christmas market on the evening of the 06/12/2023. Camera, Olympus Em1 Mk3 with Laowa 6mm zero D lens, 400 iso, F4, 1/2 second. Edited with DXO Photolab 6, slight crop and sharpen.
    Credit: Colin Buchan

    Bath Photography Group
    2023-11-13
    Title or Location: Bath
    My irst time out practicing architecture photography. The skyline caught my eye, particularly the chimneys in the afternoon light, with the moody sky in the background. I like the shaded areas too.
    Credit: Chris Andrews
    Instagram: @candaphoto1

    Bath Photography Group
    2023-10-11
    Title or Location: Bath Weir
    This image was taken early morning as the sun was beginning to rise. The autumn colours really starting to show.
    Credit: Ben Kilbey
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ben.kilbeyPhotography/
    Instagram: Instagram.com/ben.kilbey_photography
    Bath Photography Group
    2023-08-20
    Title or Location: River Avon, Bath
    f/10 1/250sec ISO 100 on a Sony A74 with 24mm lens.Even when I am feeling uninspired, there is always something that catches my eye on the Avon in Bath. This shot is the new footbridge connecting the city to the new office development on the south of the river. On a still day the reflections are always a feature and it was just a case of composing the shot and then waiting for people. I always try to involve a human element in my photos. The cyclist was an unexpected bonus.
    Credit: Jon Taylor
    Instagram: @jon_p_taylor_photos

    Gold Coast Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Cloudy bay, Bruny island, Tasmania
    Was my third attempt at catching the aurora. Got to campsite set up camp and looked up at the cloudy night. The clouds started to clear and managed to get down the road and get some snaps &128077
    Credit: Simon garrett
    Facebook: Slystyles_art
    Instagram: Slystyles_art
    Philadelphia Photography Group
    2024-04-15
    Title or Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
    I captured this house sparrow coming in for a landing on my bird feeder one rainy afternoon using my Nikon D7500 and a Sigma 100-400mm lens. The settings were 1/1250 f/6.3 Auto ISO.
    Credit: Max L. Lieberman
    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Murfreesboro, Arkansas
    The classic "Diamond Ring" picture from the recent eclipse on April 8, 2024, taken from our cabin in the woods on the banks of the Little Missouri River! We (8 family members) have been eagerly waiting for this event since August of 2017, when we traveled to Athens, Tennessee for the last one!
    Credit: Craig P LaBorde

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: Victoria Point, Brisbane
    This was my first attempt at astrophotography in Brisbane and was a trial shot more than anything. I went looking for an eastern facing foreground knowing that the Milky Way core would be rising at around 10pm from the east, leaving me few options where light pollution wouldn't be an issue. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too harsh at vic point. I loved the foreground and the lightning in the distance on the horizon, and the satellite creaping in was another unexpected surprise with th
    Credit: Ryan Bowron
    Instagram: @rdb_photo
    Glasgow Photography Group
    2024-04-14
    Title or Location: GlenCoe. Scotland.
    This photo was taken a few years ago. I waited a long time for the right light and atmosphere. I was already cold when this picture appeared. I was very happy that my efforts were so generously rewarded.
    Credit: Bogdan
    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Edmonds, WA
    Dearing the eclipse of 2017 my family and I sat in our backyard here in WA to watch the 93 totality with our eclipse glasses. With my homemade solar filter attached to my camera, I took a series of photos of the sun during the eclipse. After processing my sun photos, I was disappointed to see that the moon only showed up as a black hole and not its proper form. I am an avid shooter of Astro photography and have several photos of the moon taken from my backyard and multiple other locations. I
    Credit: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics

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