Ely & District

Photography

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 2020 the quarterly themed projects will be:

Jan - MarchPortraiture judge at March meeting
Apr - June A Day to Remember judge at June meeting
July - Sept Open (free choice) judge at September meeting
Oct - Dec Sports Event judge at December meeting

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 Feb 12th Presentation by visiting speaker Laura Galbraith, a professional photographer and trainer. Laura will be sharing photos from her tours of Africa and Japan. Witcham Village Hall 1.45-3.45pm.
Wed Mar 11th Another visiting speaker this month, Brian Bignell reminisces on 'Life as a professional photographer in the 60s' before judging our Spring project on portraiture. Witcham Village Hall 1.45-3.45pm.
Wed Apr 8th Composition - an interactive presentation and discussion led by Tony Pleasance. Summer project launches on topic of 'A Day to Remember'. Witcham Village Hall 1.45-3.45pm.
Wed May 13th Visit to Hamerton Zoo. Numbers were prebooked last year, please speak to Tony about possibility of last minute places. No meeting at Witcham Village Hall.
Wed Jun 10th How to deal with bright highlights and dark shadows, always a problem in the summer. Presented by our High Dynamic Range Duo Tony and Nigel. Judge the Summer project on 'A Day to Remember'. Witcham Village Hall 1.45-3.45pm.

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More Group Pages
Arts and Crafts Bird Watching
Games Gardens and Plants
History and Family History Languages
Music Photography
Social and Sport Transport
Walking Written Word