Our members range from enthusiastic beginners to experienced advanced workers with interests that span almost every photographic genre.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly society with members always available to offer advice on photographic equipment, the art of taking good pictures and of course the increasingly important and sometimes complex world of mastering computer software for managing and manipulating your images.
What we offer
Our season runs for a full nine months from September through to early June – typically 36-37 evening sessions for your membership subscription.
Our programme offers a rich variety of topics covering many aspects of photography, including invited inspirational external speakers and lecturers, enthralling members’ evenings and exciting internal and external competitions.
Optionally, at a minor extra charge (£3) per session to cover costs, we offer Special Interest Groups which meet on Monday or Wednesday evenings.
There are groups for Beginners and Improvers.
Other groups cover topics such as Presenting “Panels of Pictures”, Striving for LRPS or ARPS Distinctions, Creative Work.
There are also practical workshops.
We organise outings and guided walks which give members a chance to visit places of photographic interest together.
These can be full day events or part day events with the opportunity to learn from more experienced members.
There are also some evening outings where you can practice aspects of night photography.
We offer some formal classroom training on many Sundays each autumn on several aspects of photography.
Fees have ranged from around £10 to £20, and generally offer a significant discount compared to similar commercially run training events.
Our Annual Exhibition, usually held in late May, is a highlight of the year.
The exhibition classes are reserved for members only.
They offer a magnificent chance for our members to showcase their work to the public in the Discovery Centre City Space.
You can find more details on all of these areas under Membership/Activities on the main navigation bar.
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