The Exeter Phoenix Camera Group is a monthly social meet up for anyone keen on photography who has some experience, or may have been on the beginners course and would like to keep in contact with like minded enthusiasts.
Prior to joining the group, participants should be able to use the manual features of their camera, off the automatic mode. As a group you will be spending some time taking pictures together, but participants are expected to be working on their own individual projects and will be supported both technically and aesthetically by photography tutor Vanessa Miles and also fellow members.
At each session there will be different opportunities to work on technical software such as Lightroom or work with special camera techniques, such as external flash. There will also be chance to critically engage with photography, via gallery visits, group critiques and focused discuss on the work of well-known photographers.
Places limited to 7 so early booking is advisable. If you would like to come along and try out a session we have £18 drop-in price available, then £90 for a 6 session membership. Drop-in sessions are only for those who have not attended the sessions previously. During the membership the 6 sessions must be taken consecutively.
Group attendees get 10% off all food and hot drinks at the Café Bar.
Vanessa Miles is a photographer based in Exeter.
Her experience is rich and varied in the world of photography. She was a founder member womens’ photography collective in South London in the early eighties and set up ran the Environmental Picture library in London in the early nineties. She has worked as a freelance picture editor and researcher and as a film stills photographer. Since living in Devon, she works as a wedding, press and events photographer and photography teacher. She is Exeter Phoenix’s principal photography tutor and teaches photography at Exeter College for adult education. She is a freelance lecturer for higher education and is currently pursuing personal projects on an MA at Plymouth University.