Regular Group Workshops

The Club offers a range of regular monthly practical photography workshops in which small groups of members can learn more about lighting, shooting with models and more. These hands-on practical events offer a great opportunity to tap into the extensive skills and experience of our Group Leaders.

All groups & workshops are available to members and are booked on a first-come, first served basis. Please see the Club Calendar for information of upcoming dates.

All groups & workshops MUST be booked in advance using the Events Booking Sheets held in the Stewards Office. Members can book by ringing the Club. Please note that Events Booking Sheets are generally available for signup from 4 weeks in advance of the event date (the exact date of publication for each event sheet can be confirmed by ringing the Club).

Darkroom Skills & Techniques

Leader: Dave Champion

These evenings are aimed at members new to the darkroom and those who want to improve their technique. If you want to develop b&w film all you need to bring is an exposed film. If you want to make prints from b&w negatives all you need to bring are your negatives. Check Club Calendar for cost (includes printing paper or negative storage pages; chemicals are available from the club at good prices). Maximum number: 4 as we only have 4 darkrooms.

Studio Lighting Techniques

Leader: Steve Ullathorne

Steve will focus on control of the lights and good studio practice. It is important for photographers to know how it feels on both sides of the lights, so everyone attending will photograph each other. You will get used to lighting more than one person and we can concentrate on learning the correct way to treat the lights and to communicate with the subject.  Studio accreditation included, check Club Calendar for cost. Minimum number 5 max of 7.

Dance Group

Leader: Fred Whisker

Educated and sociable young people in UK for dance education take turns to interact with each photographer to produce bold images. Two dancers normally participate each month. The group offers Camera Club members an almost unique opportunity to experience this different, challenging and most rewarding area of photography. Limited to 7 places. Check Club Calendar for cost. In July and August the group takes a break before resuming in September.

Female Figure Group

Leader: Phil Westwood

The group explores different styles of classical figure photography and the effects of varied lighting arrangements. Limited to 8 places. Check Club Calendar for cost.

The Fashion Group

Leader: Michael Colman

The group meets monthly, in the studio or on location, to create professional standard editorial and advertising images to a pre-planned brief. A one hour briefing and set up from 6.30pm normally precedes a two hour shoot from 7pm onwards. Outdoor or location shoots will occasionally be featured in the programme. Limited to 8 places. Check Club Calendar for cost. For further details, see The Fashion Group’s page here.

The Portrait Group

Leader: Nick Gregan

In this group you will work on creating good portrait photography. Each month we focus on a specific lighting technique to improve your portrait photography. We also work on portrait photography skills such as posing, building rapport, capturing character and creating different types of portraits. Check Club Calendar for cost.

City Photo Walks

Leader: Michael Colman

The group will meet monthly through the summer at various points near a landmark close to the Thames. The photo walk will last for a couple of hours taking in points of interest, ideally catching the sunset over the river and ending with a drink in a pub. The itineraries may vary due to the interests of each group.

The walks are free to members and those interested should book with a club steward by providing their email and mobile number. Members will have the opportunity to exhibit their images on the club’s online exhibition facility.

Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Club Nights

Club Nights are held monthly from October to March allow an opportunity for Members to lighten dark winter evenings with a social event and enjoy a glass of wine. Arranged mid-week, the programme offers a variety of topics with talks, films and similar events based around a photographic theme. The events are free, family and friends are welcome. An opportunity to introduce potential new Members to the Club.