Photography - More Information
- To make new friends who share an interest in photography
- To develop your skills when using their camera
- To learn how to use light, composition and focus so that you can take better photographs
Our Monthly Meetings
Initially the Group members agreed to meet up on the third Monday of each month, We meet on Mondays of the third week. Usually our meetings are happening pm rather than am.
Maybe you don't know very much about photography?
Please, don't let that stop you joining our group. The aim of the group is to develop new skills when using your camera. We welcome anyone to come along and join us, at whatever level of skill you currently have. If you're already pretty competent with your camera you will be able to help some of the rest of our group to get better!
We are intending to alternate our meetings each month. We will go out and about to take some photos (locations we choose are chosen by the group members, but usually there will be refreshments close by!). For some months we will be meeting in the CSP Community Library and reviewing the photos taken by members of the group, and also discussing whatever the members want to raise.
Important Note: the camera you have is not the issue. Even small compact cameras, or smart 'phones, can take great pictures! The key is to remember the three elements that go to make up a nice photo: Light, Focus and Composition. Get those right and you're on the way to improving your photographic skills!
Is This Group Like A Photographic Club?
Very short answer; NO!
Photographic clubs can be a bit intimidating. Often there's too much emphasis on the technical aspects of photography with talk of f-stops and ISO's and so on. This techy stuff is useful to know, but digital cameras these days can, if you want, do most of it for you. The key is to think of the three elements, light, focus and composition, with the emphasis on COMPOSITION.
The other major issue with clubs is that they tend to have a very competitive edge to them. Our group is much more relaxed.
The Photography Group is more about getting to know each other and having fun with taking pictures.