Welcome to our Club
Well done to the winners of our Student Photo Competition who were presented with their prizes at our Photo Exhibition in Thatcham on Sunday 8 October.
Whether you arrived here by accident or design, you have landed on the website of a not-very-typical photography club.
There are many reasons for this but we don’t, for example, have competitions and there is no “kit snobbery” in the club, so if you have a compact camera, a bridge camera or an SLR, and regardless of whether you shoot on digital or film, you can be sure of a warm welcome.
By attending our meetings and joining in our activities we’ll help you to understand what all the buttons on your camera are for, improve the quality of the photographs you take, and give you the confidence to experiment with new ideas.
Our aim is to help each other enjoy photography and improve our skills in an informal and supportive way – and we are very friendly and sociable too!
We have a full programme of meetings with first class speakers who will inform and entertain you, and a schedule of events throughout the year including field trips which allow you to practice your skills in the company of supportive and like minded photographers of all ability levels.
We have a good mix of men and women members and we welcome anyone over 18 years old – we can accommodate junior members too.
We run training courses and also have “hands on” practical sessions at some of our meetings.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or experienced photographer we're confident you'll enjoy yourself.
Why don’t you pop along to one of our meetings soon? Please check the Whats On section of our website for up to date information.
We look forward to seeing you.
Over the weekend of 6 - 7 October, in support of Thatcham Festival, we held a public exhibition at the Old Bluecoat School of our members' photos. We invited visitors to vote for their favourite image. The votes were counted and we had an even tie. Congratulations to Maria Arkwright & Sue Lloyd for two excellent photos.
We frequently conduct projects where club members are encouraged to take photos based on a subject or technique. Entries are submitted as A4 prints at a club meeting where all members vote for their favourite. The photos shown above are the winning entries from the last project: FLORA.