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Parkwood Camera Club

Who are we?
At Parkwood Camera Club you will find a group of friendly photography enthusiasts who are keen to share ideas and help each other improve on their skills. We are based at the Parkwood Community Centre in Gillingham.

What do we do?
We are constantly updating our programme of events to cover a wide variety of photography activities and subject areas. The list below is a just a sample - different events and ideas are regularly included with many ideas coming from our members:

  • Regular digital* and print competitions where members are able to showcase their photographs and receive comments on their work (*digital means photographs displayed on a screen using a digital projector).
  • Photographic outings on some club evenings in the summer, a few at weekends throughout the year, and also a few weekends away for those interested.
  • Regular guest speakers talking about a wide range of subjects such as photo editing software through to various areas of photography, e.g. wildlife, landscape, sport, portrait, abstract , macro, etc.
  • Practical demonstrations on subjects like mounting photos/prints, photo editing, and calibrating your computer screen and printer.
  • Group studio sessions using the club’s own studio lighting and backgrounds.
  • We hold interactive evenings throughout the year where members share tips, ideas or just talk Photography.
  • We have our own Flickr Group where our members are encouraged to upload new images and discuss topics. We also hold monthly competitions, whereby members post images into discussion threads, on varying set themes, judged by external judges.
Who is the club for?
Beginners are welcome as are enthusiasts and professionals alike. Currently our members range from beginners through to very experienced enthusiasts, several of whom are semi-professional. People under 16 are also welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to all club events, that is all club meetings and external events (photo shoots, outings etc)

The general public are also more than welcome to attend selected events and activities as detailed in the club’s programme. Please see below for forthcoming events and also please check our full programme by clicking the ‘Programme’ button on the left. Non club members are welcome to attend any event in the programme which includes a "tick" in the ‘P*’ column. To help cover the cost of some events there will be a small charge of 3 payable at the door, unless specifically stated as free in the Programme details.

Our events in the next 30 days (subject to change)
Date Event (Click on underlined text for more details) Event Description Location P*
Tue 13 Oct 2015 Interactive/Social evening/Awards Group. Bring your images and/or laptop to chat about your work or for help on image processing. Bring your camera if you would like advice on settings. Awards Group with Kev Bell Parkwood
Mon 19 Oct 2015 Presentation by Gary Nicholls on composite images. Gary will be giving us an insight into creating wonderful composite images. His talk / slide show will hopefully inspire and give you ideas for the 4 into 1 composite image competition 07/12/2015. He will be showing us how to make images look believable by adding things like shadows, lighting, and haze. Parkwood
Mon 26 Oct 2015 Studio night. Last date for PW Cup round 1 entries Parkwood
Mon 02 Nov 2015 Parkwood Cup - Round 1 judged by Kirsty Ralfs. Round 1 of 3 of the prestigious Parkwood Cup digital competition. Members are asked to submit 2 images per round to David Wigham, either via email or by bringing to a club night on a memory stick. At the end of round 3, the combined scores for all rounds are totalled, and the results announced. An inscribed cup is awarded to the outright winner. Parkwood

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