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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. 

The Club meets on 1st and 3rd Mondays in the months September to June with normal Bank Holiday breaks. A charge is made in advance to cover room hire, and tea/ coffee is available. 10am Oakley House, Bromley Common, BR2 8HA.  Fifth Mondays are often days for a photoshoot somewhere.

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.

Our programme until Christmas 2017 is as follows.

02 January Bank Holiday - no session
16 January Bring your Festive/Holiday Pictures for viewing (4-5 maximum each)
30 January Fifth Monday - too inclement for photo-shoot - No session
06 February Camera menus projected on screen and explained (Various presenters TBA: All can contribute to this.)  HDMI enabled cameras only.
20 February Colour and Monochrome photography on theme of Architecture (Charles Hambleton)
06 March Janet Osbourne's Antartica
20 March Bring your own Architecture pictures - both colour and monochrome - 4-5 maximum each.
03 April Portrait Photography: split session - talk and practical (Charles Hambleton)
17 April Easter Monday - no session
01 May Early May Bank Holiday - No session
15  May Photo-shoot - Crystal Palace Park -  No session at Oakley House
29 May Spring Bank Holiday - No session
05 June Bring your best Crystal Palace pictures to view - 4-5 maximum each
19 June Bring your printed photos - easel(s) and lighting needed - 2 maximum each
03 July Summer break - No session
17 July Summer break - No session
07 August Summer break - No session
21 August Summer break - No session
04 September Spot Metering & Digital Manipulation - Alan Davis
18 September Using free 3rd party photo editing apps  (Various presenters)
02 October Large Format Photography (Steve Hammett)/ History of Photography Part 2 - 20th Century (John Dudley)
16 October How to create a good photograph: Techniques of Composition (Charles Hambleton)
30 October Fifth Monday - Photo-shoot venue TBA
06 November Bring your photo-shoot photos
20 November TBA
04 December TBA
11 December Open Forum - Christmassy things with Camera Club - Mince pies etc

 Winners of our latest competition, chosen by our members.   

 Svalbard Magdelene Fiord Ice-scape
by Steve Hammett
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 information email: Bromley U3A