Special Interest Groups 2018
The Club supports a number of special interest groups that vary from year to year according to the interests of members.
The groups planned for 2018 are described below. They will be introduced at the first club night in February and interest gauged as to whether they go ahead. Members who wish to participate can access more detailed information in the Members only section of this web site under the Log In tab.
Each Club Night at 6.45pm there is an informal get-together prior to the main Club meeting which provides an opportunity for newer members to meet one another, join in discussion and ask questions. Topics include: Entering competitions, Club activities, photo-shoots, and basic knowledge of how cameras work. It is also an opportunity to share images.
An informal gathering of members to share and discuss images building on the Photo Appreciation Group hosted by Beverly Sinclair in 2017. This will continue in 2018 if enough members are interested in attending.
Nature Photography Group
Our Nature Group is for those members who are interested in, and keen to learn how to take successful nature images. Although we are interested in all aspects of nature our main focus is on close-up photography.
The group plans photo shoots for the upcoming months and notices are sent out via email to group members.
This new programme will be based mostly off the “Art of Photography” Photo Assignments developed by Ted Forbes that are freely available on You Tube.
The Assignments will run monthly and be arranged to support the upcoming Club Competitions (ie so members can use images or apply any learnings in their entries).
Each assignment will have several components including pre-assignment preparation, photoshoots and print appreciation. The detailed programme is outlined in the Members only section of this web site under the Log In tab.
Digital Image Processing Clinics
Another new initiative in 2018 is a monthly digital image processing clinic designed for those members who don’t have access to post processing software. John Smart and Basil Hooper will bring their Lightroom (with links to Photoshop and NIK) and GIMP software and laptops along to the club rooms and use to take members through a general processing workflow on images they are considering submitting in upcoming club competitions. Further detail is available in the Members only section of this web site under the Log In tab.