Upcoming Events

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday the 11th of December
Studio Portraits @ Twin Spires Complex - 12:00 pm - 2 hours
Portrait photography meet up. Find out how to take better portraits on the streets of Belfast's city centre.
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£18pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
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 across the region.
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 Belfast 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; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.
Good practical advice on how best to take a landscape vista and with a small change in the camera settings, seeing the difference. Martyn is very enthusiastic about the subject and I learned a few tips on camera settings. All in all, an enjoyable outdoor tutorial
Peter Cooke
September 11th 2021
very good
Brian Hendron
June 20th 2021
It was a great to get into the creative mood again and I picked up plenty of help and tips from the guide. Very enjoyable afternoon.
Kristian Murphy
May 29th 2021
Really informative. Martyn was really patient and aimed the lesson just right for all of us.
Katie Mulholland
May 18th 2021
It was very informal and relaxed!! Despite being an absolute beginner who was eager to know everything Martyn was patient affable and very upbeat!! Just what you need in a tutor!! I had a fantastic day and went on to put all I had learned into practise in the afternoon after the course!! I would definitely attend future sessions
Karen French
May 15th 2021
Martyn Boyd
About Martyn Boyd Martyn Boyd lives in Bangor, Northern Ireland. After a long career as a photographer he now enjoys capturing landscape images, mostly of the area where he lives. He also enjoys the challenge of creatively photographing aircraft and is a keen, life-long motorcyclist.
Paul Duffy
Paul graduated as a Visual Communicator in the mid 2000’s and decided to train as a Photographer shortly after. He began his career at Venture Photography where he also trained as a Retoucher. He worked on a varied range of clients in retail studios practising his skills as a Photographer & Creative Retoucher before working with other freelance clients and creating his portfolio. For the past six years he has worked for himself with retail clients doing portraiture and more creative video works. Over the past few years, he has collaborated on a number of projects relating to the fashion industry, where he has created imagery for independent clients. He works from his studio in Belfast city centre, on location as well as remotely. Please get in touch if you are interested in working with him or having a talk about our portfolio.