Northampton

Photography

Photography with a Digital Camera

Leader: Charles Bond Tel: 01604 409251
Deputy: Mike Gibson Tel: 01604 714513

To email Mike for information, please click link on right.

Meetings: Monthly, second Wednesday at 2.00pm

Venue(s): St Gregory's Church Hall unless an outdoor photoshoot is planned.

Dates, Activities & Themes for 2020

Wednesday, 8th JanuaryMACRO PHOTOGRAPHY – introductory practical led by Mike G with follow-up display of images previously sent in by members. Don’t forget to bring a camera, tripod, and lenses etc. to the meeting!
Wednesday, 12th FebruaryBUILDING FACIAS & STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
Wednesday, 11th MarchLONDON – CAMDEN MARKET & LOCK – all day outside visit
Wednesday, 8th April (Holy Week)RELIGIOUS THEMES & ICONS
Wednesday, 13th MayCOTON MANOR GARDENS – outside visit
Wednesday, 10th JuneTRY MOVING THE CAMERA ! (Intro by Brenda)
Wednesday, 8th JulyTEXTURES
Wednesday, 12th AugustSTOWE GARDENS – outside visit
Wednesday, 9th SeptemberAUDIO-VISUALTUTORIAL & DEMO. led by Aldo (includes examples of software to use in making home videos).
Wednesday, 14th OctoberNIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY & LIGHT TRAILS
Wednesday, 11th NovemberHOME VIDEO FOLLOW-UP SESSION with members’ choice of subject. The maximum length of each video is restricted to five minutes. Please note that you will need to bring your video clip on a memory stick, and that all a/v presentations must be in mp4 format for compatibility with VCL software on my computer.
Wednesday, 9th DecemberWINTER WONDERLAND

N.B. Unless otherwise stated, all INDOOR meetings will begin at 2.pm in St Gregory’s Church Hall. Meetings finish at around 4.00pm. Please let Charles know if, for any reason, you cannot attend a meeting. Also, it would be helpful to let him have your email and home phone number so that in the event of a sudden change in programme, you can be informed in good time.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION !

We have decided that instead of using memory sticks to transfer our photos to the computer for viewing on screen, we would in future, email up to five images to Mike Gibson (you can email him using the "Photography Images" link on the right, but cannot attach images to the message and will have to wait for him to respond to you) prior to the meeting and no later than Sunday evening of that week.

This makes the whole process a lot simpler to manage and will hopefully encourage all of us to be more selective and discerning in what images we want to present to the group. Any question, please contact Mike in the first instance.

Our group continues to grow in number and we currently have well over twenty five members with a regular attendance of at least 18 to 20 at the monthly meetings. Apart from the occasional outings, most of our meetings take place in St. Gregory’s Church Hall located at the corner of Park Avenue North and Birchfield Road East. Entrance is via the car park. The start time is always 2.00pm unless there is an outside photo shoot, in which case, we meet in the car park at 1.30pm. Please note, meetings may be subject to change so it’s very important that you regularly check your emails and this website for any alterations or amendments.

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Please note the following:

The most important thing to remember is that we are ALL (leader and contributing members), here is LEARN and HAVE FUN !

Also, do remember that ALL our ideas, input and contribution MATTER !

Read about 'The KISS Principle' (i.e. Keep It Simple and Straightforward ! (or “Stupid” if you prefer))from U3A Sources magazine, June 2013, by Mike Gibson, by clicking the link on the right.

Let’s get clicking, folks!

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Canasta Charles Dickens
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Daytime Cinema Decorative Arts from 1800
Discussion Groups Early Civilisations
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Gardening Genealogy
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Music Mythology
Nature New Experiences
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Table Tennis Tai Chi
Theatre Theatre Visits - Milton Keynes
Theology Trips (by coach)
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