Photography Workshops at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

Have you recently purchased a digital camera? Have you been trying to read through the user manual knowing that it may take vast amount of your precious time trying to understand all the photographic jargon?

 Don’t worry, Adventure Lumiere’s series of 1 hour workshops will show you how to get off that "Auto" mode and start using your camera to get the shots you want. It's the perfect starting point if you are brand new to digital photography or even if you have had your camera for a while and never found the courage to take it off "Auto" mode because you're not sure how to properly use your camera.

Adventure Lumiere have teamed up with Stockport war Memorial Art Gallery and created four 1 hour workshops that have been designed with budding photographers in mind, whether you are a complete novice, or you simply want to improve your existing skills.

These 4 workshops offer a chance to gain expert knowledge form industry professionals in all fields of photography. From photographing fashion and portraiture to still life and landscapes you will be in the hands of professionals who will guide you through all the major techniques of photography that will help to get some fantastic creative images from your camera.


During Week 1 you will learn: Photography Principles

Sun 28th July at 2pm

Understand aperture and depth-of-field 
Use manual controls 
Can use your shutter controls and effects 
Understand ISO 
Exposure triangle


During Week 2 you will learn: Basic Lighting for Portraits
Sun 4th Aug at 2pm

Different portrait techniques
Natural v Flash lighting
Camera set up/lenses
Soft and hard light
Effective one-light setups


During Week 3 you will learn: Basic Studio Lights/Home Studio Set Up
Sun 11th Aug at 2pm

Basic studio set up
Lighting equipment
Camera and lenses
Studio accessories modifiers etc
Set up and make safe and effective use of a studio space

During Week 4 you will learn: Undertstanding Light for a Still Life Set Up
Sun 18th Aug at 2pm

Soft and hard light
Constructive use of shadow to enhance the image
Using lighting to tell a story
Control the direction and angle of lighting
Select and use lighting modifiers for specific lighting effects

These workshops are suitable for ages 16+
All places on these workshops are FREE but space is limited places so booking is essential.

Reserve your place by calling: Tel: 0161 474 4453 or emailing:

Getting there…

 Transport links to Stockport war Memorial Art Gallery are below or you can check out the location on Google Maps here.

 Stockport Art Gallery War Memorial
Wellington Rd South


There is parking at Stockport College on Greek Street which is available Saturday and Sunday.

If you plan to visit during the week, take a look at Stockport MBC car parks page for alternative car parks.


Stockport station is a ten minute walk away. Follow the path from McDonald's, turn right and walk up the hill. You will pass the Town Hall on your left hand side. The Art Gallery will be in front of you at the main set of traffic lights.


The 192 bus travels from Manchester Piccadilly to Stockport via the A6. Get off at the bus stop near Stockport College, which is next to the Art Gallery.

Visit Transport for Greater Manchester or use the route explorer to plan your journey.These workshops are suitable for ages 16+