This year, at Stratford Photo Group, we have a new training programme aimed at new and less experienced photographers. You will be able to get help understanding your camera and how to improve your photo taking skills. In addition you can learn how to edit your images to make them look their best.
Starting at our first meeting of the year at Bishopton Community Centre, on Tuesday 10th January 2017, we have our Merit 2 Prints competition. This gives members the opportunity to show off their best images and get feedback from a professionally qualified judge. The following week (17th January) we have the Merit 2 Projected images competition which is the same except it’s projected rather than printed images.
On 24th January 2017, we welcome Peter Preece, an acclaimed Wildlife Photographer to the club to give his talk “Every picture tells a story”. As well as seeing his stunning pictures you can also pick up some hints and tips on how to take them yourself.
In the following months we have talks from two Fellows of the Royal Photographic Society (Anne Sutcliffe and Margaret Salisbury); workshops on RAW conversion, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and choosing photo papers and field trips to photograph the Birmingham canals, the fungi at Oakley Woods and the orchids at Ettington. The culmination of our year is the Annual Cups Competition in May and the Exhibition at the Stratford Artshouse in the summer.
If you’re free on a Thursday afternoon, we have a series of fortnightly meetings at Wellesbourne Village Hall which give you the opportunity to get feedback on your images and learn photo editing techniques.
We are a friendly club, with a mix of different photographic interests and you’ll find we are happy to help you with your hobby.
If you are interested why not come and join us on a Tuesday evening at Bishopton Community Centre and see if this is for you? Details can be found here. You can find full details of our Programme here.
Happy New Year from Stratford Photo Group.