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
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
is the club for?
- 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
- 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 ,
- 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
- 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.
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 "" 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.
in the next 30 days
||Event (Click on underlined text for more details)
|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
|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.
|Mon 26 Oct 2015
||Last date for PW Cup round 1 entries
|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.