|Joint group leader||Mike Thurner|
|Joint group leader||Graham Speed|
|Meets||First Tuesday of the month, 2-4.30pm|
Our members have a mix of experience and cameras (SLR, compact system, bridge and compact). Several have computers with image manipulating software. We engage in practical digital photography and are striving to extend the boundaries of our individual photographic comfort zones and to improve our creative picture-making skills by sharing our individual knowledge and expertise, thus learning from each other, whilst at the same time having fun. Members wanting help with their camera controls and the effect of settings are helped by more experienced members on a one-to-one basis.
We engage in an informal programme based on the consensus wishes of the members who participate in the running of the group. At each meeting we agree a monthly theme which is broad enough for each member to interpret in their own way. The images produced are projected onto a screen and shared with the whole group at the end of the month. All members are encouraged to critically evaluate each image and make constructive comment. The best images are contributed to galleries on this website.
We sometimes have a presentation or demonstration on a photographic subject followed by a discussion. A coffee break in the middle of the meeting is a chance to socialise and exchange views.
The group is fundamentally non-competitive but has responded to requests to mount exhibitions for a U3A regional forum, a regional day at Denbies, U3A monthly meetings and the AGM. A digital slide-show of the group’s images was used at the 25th anniversary open day. Photographs and articles by members have appeared in our U3A Newsletter.