HEREFORDSHIRE
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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 February
Dinmore Hill - 11am - 3 Hours
Steven Gregory
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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£61      

Nearby Photography Groups

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 24 February
Waterloo Road - 10am - 3 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
Get ready to delve into a wealth of photography knowledge! In this class, we'll cover topics like understanding the exposure triangle and its impact on your photos. We'll demystify the importance of white balance, shed light on basic camera settings, and explore diverse composition techniques to enhance your skills. Plus, we're providing hands-on practice opportunities with manual, AV, and TV modes. Get excited to boost your photography skills and capture stunning images!
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£61       5 places left
Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 02 March
Pierhead Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction. utilising the dynamic and interesting shapes in the Welsh Senedd and surrounding area.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture.
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£24      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Sunday 03 March
Gloucester Docks - 10am - 2 Hours
Gloucester Photography Group
Oscar Wenman-Hyde
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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£24      

Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 09 March
Kingsway Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

Get ready for a captivating street photography experience as we explore the art of capturing local people in their everyday lives. During our session, we'll engage in lively discussions on finding the best camera settings, mastering composition techniques, and refining your approach to photographing daily moments. To make the most of this opportunity, ensure you have a grasp of the basics in manual mode and the exposure triangle. If these concepts are unfamiliar, no worries – a quick YouTube tutorial before our session will have you well-prepared to unleash your creativity and capture authentic moments with confidence!
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£24      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 16 March
Central Cardiff - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail.
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£24      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 17 March
College St. - 10am - 3 Hours
Gloucester Photography Group
Oscar Wenman-Hyde
Unlock the full potential of your photography skills by mastering your camera's manual settings. Delve into an engaging workshop focused on understanding the ins and outs of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and how they collectively influence your exposure. With the support of a seasoned professional photographer, you'll apply your newfound knowledge in a practical setting, ensuring you leave with the confidence to venture beyond automatic exposure and explore the art of photography with complete creative control. Join us for a transformative experience that will elevate your images to new heights.
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£61      

Portraits Class

Portraits Class

Saturday 23 March
Tredegar House - 10am - 3 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
Get ready for an exciting Portrait Photography Class! In our session, we'll explore the world of portrait photos together, possibly even with a model joining us for added inspiration. We'll engage in discussions on finding the best settings, perfecting composition, and exploring various techniques. To get the most out of this experience, make sure you have a solid understanding of the basics of manual mode and the exposure triangle. If these concepts are new to you, don't worry - check out some quick tutorials on YouTube before our session. We're here to support your learning journey, and we can't wait to capture amazing portraits together!
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£61       5 places left
Creative Photography on Your Phone

Creative Photography on Your Phone

Saturday 30 March
Cardiff Bay - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
The best camera is the one you have with you. Learn to take great pictures with your camera phone.

Even if you have a DSLR or other dedicated camera, taking pictures on your phone can be an effective way to develop skills to use with any camera. We will be focusing on SEEING pictures and COMPOSITION, to create special mobile phone images.

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      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 06 April
Waterloo Road - 9am - 3 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.

Master manual mode photography by practicing in various scenarios. Engage in discussions on optimal settings, composition techniques, and effective approaches to shooting in manual mode. To make the most of this experience, ensure you have a solid understanding of the basics of manual mode and the exposure triangle. If these concepts are new to you, don't worry - consider checking out some quick tutorials on YouTube before our session. We're here to guide you, and this class is designed to boost your confidence in capturing diverse scenes with precision and creativity. Let's elevate your photography skills together!
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£61      

Street Photography at Night Meetup

Street Photography at Night Meetup

Saturday 13 April
The Hayes, Cardiff - 8pm - 2 Hours
Cardiff Photography Group
Nick Vidal-Hall
Join me on a Saturday night to capture the light and movement of Cardiff City Centre.

This is an opportunity to exercise your photographic eye on the streets at night, so crank up your ISO, and be ready to capture some special moments.

Alongside capturing the hustle and bustle of A Saturday night in Cardiff. The theme of this session will be Windows on The World, looking in at people through windows, and out through reflections. Don't miss it!


note: This is the 3rd in a series of four photobook sessions. 1 shot per person per meet is guaranteed inclusion in the book. Further images can be submitted for inclusion. The book will be freely available at the end of the series.
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£24      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 14 April
College St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Gloucester Photography Group
Oscar Wenman-Hyde
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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£24      
Landscape & Nature Meetup

Landscape & Nature Meetup

Saturday 20 April
W Nash Rd - 3pm - 2 Hours
Newport Photography Group
Rachel Southard
Welcome to the "Shooting in Manual Mode Class"! Get ready to embark on a journey of mastering manual mode photography by practicing in various scenarios. Engage in discussions on optimal settings, composition techniques, and effective approaches to shooting in manual mode. To make the most of this experience, ensure you have a solid understanding of the basics of manual mode and the exposure triangle. If these concepts are new to you, don't worry - consider checking out some quick tutorials on YouTube before our session.
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£24      

Other Nearby Groups

Realism in Watercolours

Realism in Watercolours

Saturday 02 March
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Dive into the vibrant world of watercolors in our Realism in Watercolours art class! Unleash your creativity and learn the secrets to infusing depth and intricate details into your artwork. Whether you're a budding artist or have some experience, this 2-hour session is designed for everyone. Discover the magic of watercolors and how to harness their versatility to elevate your art, regardless of your chosen subject. Join us for an inspiring journey where your imagination knows no bounds!
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£24      
Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Sunday 03 March
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
Embark on a colorful journey into the world of acrylic painting with our "Introduction to Acrylic Painting" class, specifically tailored for beginners. Led by an experienced instructor, this course covers the basics of acrylic painting, focusing on color mixing, brush techniques, and creating captivating textures. Perfect for those with little to no painting experience, you'll explore the exciting realm of acrylics and unleash your creative potential.

Discover the magic of color theory as you learn to create your own palette, ranging from bold and vibrant hues to subtle and soothing tones. Dive into hands-on exercises that will build your confidence in using various brush techniques, whether you're aiming for bold strokes or intricate details.
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£24      
 Floral and Nature Painting

Floral and Nature Painting

Saturday 16 March
Bute Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Dive into the enchanting world of floral and nature watercolor painting during this exciting two-hour session! Explore the beauty of the garden as you choose your favorite subjects, snap reference photos, and embark on creating one or two stunning studies of plants and flowers.

Our expert guidance will lead you through the process, teaching you both traditional and contemporary composition methods. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, all levels of experience are warmly welcomed.

This isn't just a class; it's an opportunity to connect with fellow nature enthusiasts, handpick your subjects amidst the garden's beauty, and receive step-by-step guidance to complete your masterpiece. Plus, you'll leave with some exciting homework to practice your newfound techniques.

Come join us for a fun-filled session of creativity, camaraderie, and the joy of painting nature's wonders!
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£24      

Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Sunday 17 March
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
Dive into the vibrant world of abstract art with our Exploring Abstract Art class!

Unleash your creativity as we use various media to reinterpret everyday objects and discover fresh subjects. Explore expressive and abstract representations that breathe life into your artistic vision. Get ready to embark on a journey of 'mark making' techniques, creating dynamic starting points that will evolve into unique masterpieces. Join us in this exciting exploration of abstract expression - where every stroke tells a story!
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£24      
Beginner's Watercolor Class

Beginner's Watercolor Class

Saturday 30 March
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      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 30 March
City Centre - 1pm - 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      

Portrait Art for Beginners

Portrait Art for Beginners

Saturday 13 April
Cathays Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Watercolour Group
Jennifer Lee
Embark on a creative adventure in our Portrait Art for Beginners class, where the fascinating world of human faces comes to life! In this engaging two-hour session, you'll dive into the art of watercolor painting, perfect for those looking to enhance their skills. Whether you're an aspiring artist seeking to refine your techniques or a complete beginner, this class is tailored just for you.

Discover the secrets to capturing the essence of a person's face as you explore the intricacies of painting skin tones, hair, and detailed facial features. Our structured approach makes learning easy and enjoyable, even if you're new to the enchanting realm of watercolor portraits. Let your creativity soar and join us for an unforgettable experience filled with fun, learning, and artistic expression!

I'll run through some tips that will make it simple to paint a watercolor portrait, then will list out all the materials you'll need to get started. I'll also talk you through everything from choosing a reference photo to layer paints to get a realistic skin tone, to painting the details of someone's face.
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£24      
Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Sunday 14 April
City Centre - 11am - 2 Hours
Cardiff Art Group
Gemma Fala
Embark on a colorful journey into the world of acrylic painting with our "Introduction to Acrylic Painting" class, specifically tailored for beginners. Led by an experienced instructor, this course covers the basics of acrylic painting, focusing on color mixing, brush techniques, and creating captivating textures. Perfect for those with little to no painting experience, you'll explore the exciting realm of acrylics and unleash your creative potential.

Discover the magic of color theory as you learn to create your own palette, ranging from bold and vibrant hues to subtle and soothing tones. Dive into hands-on exercises that will build your confidence in using various brush techniques, whether you're aiming for bold strokes or intricate details.
book now
£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      
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.
book now
£24      

ABOUT HEREFORDSHIRE
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 Herefordshire .

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    very enjoyable.
    5/5
    Andy
    2023-03-06
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Steven Gregory
    Hello I'm Steven Gregory,

    I Live in Ruardean in The Forest of Dean, I'm 35 years old.

    I Started Photography in 2017, (7 Years ago) i am Self Taught Photographer, seeing what works and what doesn't work, I've tried many genres of Photography in my 7 years, Wildlife Photography was my first one to try because the Wealth of Wildlife in the Forest of Dean, from Birds, Bee's, Squirrels, Deer, and Wild Boar. Then i Started Funghi/Mushroom Photography in Autumn, Then Landscape Photography, Then Long Exposure.

    Steven Gregory is available for private bookings

    Private Tutoring, Naming Ceremony, Portraits, Studio Lighting, Funghi/Mushroom Photography, Wildlife Photography, Long Exposure and Events.

    PHOTOS
    Herefordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-15
    Title or Location: Liverpool st station in London
    London 10th Feb 24I spotted this shot on my way through the station going to another location. I waited for a subject to get on the train and this worked perfectly as the light on the bottom of the train caught the subjects leg. Sony A7iv85mmISO 1250F 2.8Shutter 1/125
    Credit: Simon Evans
    Instagram: Rillaman

    Herefordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-11
    Title or Location: Ross-on-Wye
    Taken on morning dog walk (down by the river Wye) on 10/02/24 at 11.30am .This is the ?road? to the rowing club, Rudhall brook is to the right of the photo , swans in the distance (on the flooded grass area) with the river ?Wye? in the distance. I believe the river level was still rising. We were able to walk along Rope Walk to the Hope and Anchor (it doesn?t really count as ?flooding? if you can still walk along ?Rope Walk?.This area is all ?flood plain? so doing its job.I do love a
    Credit: Sandra Brown
    Facebook: Sandra Brown
    Herefordshire Photography Group
    2024-01-24
    Title or Location: Hereford
    View from the Great Western way bridge over the River wye
    Credit: Louise Amos
    Facebook: Littlemissbuttonmoon photography

    Herefordshire Photography Group
    2024-01-21
    Title or Location: Hereford
    Taken from the Great Western way bridge over the River Wye in the afternoon with a view of the old and new bridge.
    Credit: Louise Amos
    Facebook: Littlemissbuttonmoon photography

    Herefordshire Photography Group
    2024-01-17
    Title or Location: The Wyche, Malvern
    Enjoying the sunset back towards Hereford from The Wyche. ISO 100 @40mm F10 1/125s
    Credit: Paul Evans
    Herefordshire Photography Group
    2023-12-31
    Title or Location: Hereford Cathedral
    Hereford Cathedral West door taken at 7 o'clock on the evening of 27th December 2023, the interest being the reflection caused by the heavy downpour of rain.Taken on a Canon R6 at 17mm, F4, 1/20th sec. ISO25600 with some light adjustment to contrast and highlights along with a bit of noise cleaning due to high iso required for handheld shot.
    Credit: Paul Evans

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd
    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

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