Upcoming Events

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 Halifax.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    Loved it?more please! James did a great job of putting us at ease with the up close environment between photographer and model. He also made sure to get us in various situations that we will encounter or should look for such as framing, low light, back light etc.
    Learned a lot from this event. James was very hands on and even took time to look at my personal camera and helped me get to know it better. The hands-on exercises also helped understand the settings and how it affects the photos. Overall great experience!
    This was an excellent class. The instructor James was excellent, personable and was able to teach us a better understand on the basics , details about our equipment and our goals. I felt like I walked away from the class feeling like a real photographer and much more self confident

    Very fast exciting event. It was my first time shooting a sporting event, and the advice of the teacher were great!
    Was well planned out. Had a lot of fun shooting in a new environment
    Great event.

    I enjoyed the event. I have never really delved into street photography and this was an informative way to try and get started. The teacher was informative and helped guide me to see a lot of shots I wouldn't have previously thought of.
    it was awesome, I learned so much!
    I really enjoyed this photo session. It was my first time shooting in studio, and John was really good at explaining everything such as light, light metering and backdrops... The models were also great to work with. The equipment used, lights, backdrops, etc... was first grade professional too.

    John was great when it came to my canon. He answered every question I had and more. I have been practicing a lot in the manual mode. I am quite happy with this course. I think there should be a one on one shooting.
    I really liked it. The "teacher" was good and it was a good chance to meet with others with the same interest.
    It was alot of fun.

    James Heaslip
    James Heaslip is a portrait photographer and documentary cinematographer with over 15 years of professional experience. His past clients include NBA, NHLPA, Graf Hockey, CraveTV and Yahoo Sports. Over the past 5 years James' work has shifted towards fashion and narrative photography.

    James' work can be seen here:

    James Heaslip is available for private bookings

    Private photo lessons:
    Available Weekdays (Monday-Friday) 5PM-10PM
    Available Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) 12PM-10PM

    I can teach portrait, fashion, narrative etc.

    Booking a shoot goes through my website.

    Halifax Photography Group
    Title or Location: Fleetview Dr, Halifax
    I took this photo on November 12, 2023Canon 6D, 70-20mm f2.8, 1/4000, iso 100The minimalist genre in photography is indeed very difficult, it requires the photographer to put a lot of thought into capturing a satisfactory photo.I like simplicity in photography.Thank you everyone for viewing my photos.
    Credit: Sunny
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100084549594606&locale=vi_VN

    Halifax Photography Group
    Title or Location: Crystal Crescent Beach
    This location rarely disappoints.
    Credit: Adrian Hensler
    Facebook: adrian.hensler
    Halifax Photography Group
    Title or Location: Alderney landing
    The weather was odd that morning from heavy fog to bright blue skies
    Credit: Damien LeBlanc
    Instagram: Damienleblancphotography

    Halifax Photography Group
    Title or Location: Waterfront - Halifax, NS
    I take photos with my iPhone on my walk to work each morning & the waterfront in one of my favourite routes. The changes in the water, sky and light make for endless photo opportunities.
    Credit: Mary Mac

    Halifax Photography Group
    Title or Location: Bridge Terminal, Dartmouth
    It was a "Romantic Wait"
    Credit: Edvin
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/_edvn_?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==
    Halifax Photography Group
    Title or Location: Near the Dock Yard clock
    I was just out for a little stroll with my camera and noticed two folks sitting down. Noticing the bright orange hair against the sunlight prompted the shot. I like editing my photos selective colour style sometimes.
    Credit: Nik
    Facebook: Nik D Creative
    Instagram: nikonasshoots

    Birmingham Photography Group
    Title or Location: Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield
    Vulcan XM655, landed at Wellesbourne Airfield in Feb 1984, Still in running order.At a paid-for up close and personal event there.After a downpour in the afternoon, I managed to get down low and muddy to line up a handheld reflection as a bracketed HDR of 7 shots.As the sun started to set behind me, giving a nice reflective sun hue over the aircraft and minimising shadows. The resulting standing water gives a great reflection in reverse.45mm 1/30 f4
    Credit: Craig Burley
    Facebook: Craig.Burley.5
    Instagram: Craig.Burley.5
    Reading Photography Group
    Title or Location: New Forest wildlife park
    Worth a visit to the New Forest wildlife park , great to see wolves in the Forest again ..&128522
    Credit: Mark Isaacs
    Facebook: MI photography
    Sacramento Photography Group
    Title or Location: Osaka Aquarium, Osaka, Japan
    Photo taken at Osaka Aquarium, Osaka, Japan. This was a pretty cool aquarium. Several tanks were several stories tall with viewing area on each floor. This photo is of a Black Crown Night Heron. Shot with my Nikon Z8 Nikon Z24-120S 4.0Processed with Photoshop Topaz . I shoot raw so I used several adjustment layers to achieve the desired look.
    Credit: John P Simpson

    Ocala Photography Group
    Title or Location: Christmas Boxer
    I was testing out a new backdrop that I purchased for a family mini Christmas shoot that I have coming up. I used to make my children be my models but since they are grown Zeus, my boxer, was such a good boy and was my model. This was shot on a Canon EOS 6D with the EF 24-105mm f/4L at 24mm, ISO 320, 1/160. I used two Alien B800 strobes with white umbrellas.
    Credit: Sharon Howard Photography
    Facebook: Sharon La Casse Howard
    Instagram: sharon.howard.photography
    Pasadena Photography Group
    Title or Location: Glendora
    In 1989 I started a tradition of Photos with Santa. At the time I was Public Relations Director and Event coordinator for Bless Keller, later to merge with Dilbeck Realtors as Director of P.R. and Special Events. When I started this event we had 3 offices and Santa and I would show up at each office for a Holiday Party and Free Santa Photos. This was a client appreciation event as well as an introduction event to our communities. Over the years we increased our locations to 14 offices. This
    Credit: Bev Widney
    Peterborough Photography Group
    Title or Location: Ham Cut at Ferry Meadows.
    Kingfishers are very active at the moment. This one caught a fish and I was lucky enough to catch the picture as it turned it's prey around to swallow it head first.
    Credit: Rob Walker
    Facebook: Rob Walker Photography
    Instagram: rob100walker

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