The Photography Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Indoor meetings are held at Witcham Village Hall, The Village Green, Witcham, CB6 2LB from 1.45-3.45pm. There is a charge of £2 per head to cover hire of the hall and refreshments. Outdoor meetings 'in the field' are arranged at a suitable local venue appropriate to the subject and season. See the diary below for details.
A varied programme is organised by our planning team, including talks by visiting specialist speakers, practical workshops, field trips, and of course showing the results of our work for peer review and friendly judging by group members. The emphasis is on shared learning to create satisfying pictures, not winning points in arthouse competitions. Examples of group members' work can be seen on the Friendly competitions page, or here on Flickr. For more information on the group please contact the secretary via the pigeon post link at the top right of this page, or the ‘Contact’ item in the menu bar above.
For 2019 the quarterly themed projects will be:
|Jan - March||Rows of things||judge at April meeting|
|Apr - June||Architecture||judge at June meeting|
|July - Sept||Bottles||judge at September meeting|
|Oct - Dec||Night Scene||judge at January 2020 meeting|
New for 2019 is a year-long project The Four Seasons. We are looking for four photos, one each representing Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter mounted on an A3 board. They can be taken from the same spot of the same view, or can be four photos taken of different parts of the world. It’s up to your creativity.
This Ely and District U3A website is always looking out for good eyecatching pictures with a local connection to appear on the front (home) page. A thumbnail of this picture appears in the index of U3A published sites so it is important that the picture attracts interest. The format is 4:3 landscape, and since it will be reduced to about 640x480 pixels, high definition is not required. If you can offer a suitable picture contact the photo group's website page editor.
Page Editor: John Mitchell
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Jun 12th||Perils of being a Photographer presentation by Ken Reader. Judge the Spring competition on Architecture. Witcham Village Hall 1.45-3.45pm £2|
|Wed Jul 10th||By popular request guest speakers Andy and Daphne Hanson return with more of their stunning photos. Witcham Village Hall 1.45-3.45pm £2|
|Wed Aug 14th||Picnic and Fun Quiz in Jubilee Gardens|
|Wed Sep 11th||Night Photography presentation by Nigel Puttergill. Close and judge the Summer competition Bottles. Witcham Village Hall 1.45-3.45pm £2|
|Wed Oct 9th||Field trip to Bury St Edmunds, led by Liz.|
|Wed Nov 13th||Critiquing how to go about it (constructively and objectively) by Tony Pleasance. Followed by open display of members' photos from last month's trip to Bury St Edmunds. Witcham Village Hall 1.45-3.45pm £2|
|Wed Dec 11th||Seasonal Social and Nibbles for Noel whilst reviewing and judging our 2019 year-long project The Four Seasons. Witcham Village Hall 1.45-3.45pm £2|
|Wed Jan 8th 2020||We haven't forgotten the Autumn 2019 project Night Scene. This competition will be judged at this meeting. Witcham Village Hall 1.45-3.45pm|
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