Photography

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Meetings held in St Teresa's on 4th Friday of month, 2 - 4 pm. £2 per session.

 

Newcomers welcome.

 

The Photography Group exists to share its member’s enjoyment and love of photography and to encourage its members to develop their skills and interest in photography. We have an open-door policy on membership. Members range from novices, perhaps with basic compact cameras, to those with decades of experience, maybe with more sophisticated kit. But everyone is welcome, and shares the same enjoyment: of taking photographs, seeing other people's efforts and being encouraged to try out new techniques.

 The Group currently has around 50 members and we meet once a month; no two meetings are the same and often comprise two or more topics with a break for tea/coffee and biscuits in the middle.

 We invite our own members, and also visiting speakers, to give talks or lead practical sessions on all manner of photographic topics of interest to all members. For instance, composition, wildlife, travelogue and camera techniques have all been covered.

 Fun competitions are held every three months or so, different theme every time, e.g. water, transport, springtime, and every member at the meeting votes for their favourite. Examples of competition winners are shown on this page. There are small prizes for the winners and even a spot prize for just entering.

 The programme includes photoshoots, occasionally by coach, to photographic locations and members then bring their prints to the next meeting for display. We also encourage members to learn image editing on computer and have run tutorial sessions using Picasa and Photoshop Elements.

 During the Coronavirus lockdown several members took the opportunity to download the Affinity Photo software at a special offer price. The current price of £48.99 is still an absolute bargain, but if you prefer there is a free trial available.

We want members to enjoy our meetings and hope that if some of us know a little more about the subject at the end than we did at the start of the meeting, this will mean our photography will continue to grow.

 If you have any questions or would like further information please contact Frank or Mike, or pop along to one of our meetings and your first meeting will be free!!

 
Updated 2020
 
 Competition Winners