Tring Camera Club

Programme

 

Click here to download the 2020 to 20201 programme.

 

Our season runs from mid September to the end of May each year (about 35 weeks).  We meet on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm through to 9.30pm We will be using Zoom video-conferencing for our sessions, until social distancing restrictions are lifted and our members feel safe to return to our meetings at Baptist Hall in Tring.

However, we see this as an opportunity to provide most of what we would be doing in the Hall, in a different and interesting way.  We have explored the use of Zoom and how to make our sessions interactive and informative. For example, this gives us the opportunity to invite speakers from anywhere in the UK or the World to join our sessions.  We are also planning the use of ‘breakout rooms’ enabling us to have a number of sessions running concurrently, with small numbers in each – so members can choose the topic of their choice and can easily interact with and learn from others in the group.

 

We are excited to announce that Charlie Waite will be our speaker on 22nd April 2021.  Charlie is a leading light in Landscape Photography and founded the Landscape Photographer of the Year Award.

 

We provide a varied programme that is suitable for all levels of experience. Our main aim is to have fun while learning about photography.

Activities are based around a number of broad groups:

Workshops

These are typically knowledge-sharing workshops, run by and for club members. the topic may be about a certain technique; mastering camera equipment; or helping each other to prepare for a future competition. We're always looking at what type of images we can take, what competitions can be entered, and overall, how to take great photos. Recent workshops have covered: Still Life; Bokeh and Motion & Movement.  Clearly using Zoom, we will be taking a different approach to the workshops planned in next season – but we plan to make them just as informative and fun.   We are planning for 2021 a special workshop involving the use of models – but this will depend on the situation with Covid19 restrictions.

External Speakers

To bring new ideas and learning, we select several external speakers each year to talk about their specialist area . Past speakers have covered Nature, Landscape, Flash photography and Post-Processing Techniques. Most of our speakers are professional photographers, However we also learn through other imagery, such as having an artist paint a landscape whilst explaining their composition decisions as build the painting..

Competitions

Each year we have six competitions, a mixture of Print (displayed on boards) and Digital (projected onto a screen with our high quality projector).   Members proudly share their photographs (proudly but anonymously) and we all score each other's work.  We invite highly trained judges to review the images –  providing praise, encouragement, guidance and positive suggestions. These competitions are core to our learning and we encourage all members to take part.  Whilst using Zoom, all our competitions will be digital and we have found this to be highly successful – allowing members to really study the images and listen to the judges feedback in the comfort of their own home.

Practical

We all enjoy using our cameras – that’s what it’s all about – so wherever possible we create situations where we can have some hands on time. We've haunted the streets of Tring, but also experimented with a night shoot in Berkhamsted and a summer evening at College Lake.   We are privileged to live in such a beautiful area and encourage members to make the most of the opportunities.

Social

We arrange a number of events that enable us to get to know each other better.  Some involve photography, some just for fun. Clearly social activities are clearly not possible under current restrictions, but we look forward to them in the future.

Events

Outside of the main Thursday evening Programme we encourage members to meet at weekends or other evenings to enjoy events related to photography.  This may be a workshop run by a member on venturing into the manual settings of your camera; a trip to the Annual Photographic Show or a dawn shoot in a park. The current Social Distancing rules allow small groups to shoot together – so we are planning a day at Burnham Beeches in November 2020 to enjoy the wonderful Autumn colours.   Small groups will be guided and coached by some of the more experienced members of the club.

We normally meet 7:30pm. Thursday evenings (Sept to May)

Baptist Hall, High Street, Tring HP23 4BA

 

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Tring Camera Club

Tring Camera Club