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Camera Club

The development of individual technical, visual and creative skills in digital photography and image manipulation is encouraged through talks and demonstrations.  Topics covered include using digital cameras and photo editing/enhancement using proprietary computer software [e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements].  Competitions and showings of members’ photographs are held regularly to encourage the taking of and improvement to our photographs. 

This is a group that strives to follow the U3A ideal of being a ‘self-help’ group.  We rely on our members to go out and take photographs and bring them for showing to the group for comment.  Other presentations and talks are arranged as and when according to individual expertise.  Currently we seek members who can give constructive criticism to our photos with a view to improving them both technically and artistically.

In the longer term, we are looking also for a volunteer to take over as convenor and organiser of the group.  A proportion of the club membership is prepared to contribute ideas for future sessions.

Bromley U3A Camera Club (1st & 3rd Mondays) Programme 2018
Oakley House, Bromley Common, BR2 8HA

Date

Topic

Notes

Photo Topics

During the year take photos on the subjects of transport, sky & clouds, insects (etc.), something unusual and people to show at Bring Your Own sessions

01 January 2018

Bank Holiday - no session

15 January 2018

Your best new or unusual photos (limited to 3) of 2017.

29 January 2018

Fifth Monday - too inclement for photoshoot!
 No session.

05 February 2018

Old Masters (Andrew Herbert) - what would photographic judges make of them?

19 February 2018

Bring your own photos (limited to 6) on the topics of the year

05 March 2018

How to make a slideshow using Windows 10 facilities - RGH

Notes (RGH)

19 March 2018

FastStone Image Viewer (Andrew Herbert)

02 April 2018

Easter Monday - no session

16 April 2018

Videos - tips, editing and production - RGH
Followed by Lunch

Notes (RGH)

30 April 2018

Fifth Monday - Photoshoot-  suggest Railway
Stations

07 May 2018

Spring Bank Holiday  - No session

21 May 2018

Bring your photoshoot photos (limited to 6)

04 June 2018

Manual camera settings – Why Bother?
(Andrew Herbert)

 

18 June 2018

Bring your own photos (limited to 6) on the topics of the year

 

02 July 2018

Summer break - no session

16 July 2018

Summer break - no session

06 August 2018

Summer break - no session

20 August 2018

Summer break - no session

03 September 2018

Bring your own photos (limited to 6) on the topics of the year

 

17 September 2018

Practical Photography online tutorials

To be researched

01 October 2018

Elements of Elements - Image manipulation in
Photoshop Elements (RGH)

Notes (RGH)

15 October 2018

Curves in the GIMP (Michael Maggs)

29 October 2018

Autumn Photoshoot to be arranged

05 November 2018

Bring your photoshoot photos (limited to 6)

19 November 2018

Hasselblad V (Steve Hammett) Rollei (Charles Hambleton)

03 December 2018

Bring your own photos (limited to 6) on the topics of the year

10 December 2018

Open Forum - Christmassy things with
Computer Club

Mince pies etc.

http://www.practicalphotography.com/tutorial-videos/camera-skills/articles/how-to-shoot-amazing-star-photos-astrophotography

The Club is run by several members who provide ideas and content for sessions.  Please contribute your own ideas and wishes to Richard Hunt who is acting as "Convenor" for the group.  The programme will also be added to the Bromley U3A website.  Take photographs the whole year round and bring them to display at dedicated sessions. If you can help and present a subject or topic please do not be shy. 

 Winners of our latest competition, chosen by our members.   

 Svalbard Magdelene Fiord Ice-scape
by Steve Hammett
China
by Vanessa Jenkins
Mer de Glace
by Fergus Cooper
 – winner of the last Club competition

Click on thumbnail to enlarge image

Link to videoclip of images recently reviewed by Vicky Fry

For more details please email: websitemanager@u3abromley.org.uk