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)
|Mon 26 Jan 2015
||Presentation by Robert Canis
||Robert returns once again to give us Bobs Best of the Year 2014.
|Mon 02 Feb 2015
||Studio night details to follow
|Tue 10 Feb 2015
||Interactive / Social evening. Last date for Composite Comp entries
||Review of 'Parkwood Cup' R2 images - an appraisal of individual images will be provided for those requesting constructive critique. Also: A chance to ask other members for general help and advice - don't forget to bring cameras and laptops etc. to help with this.
|Mon 16 Feb 2015
||Composite Competition judged by Darren Woolway ARPS
||Using your photography and editing skills you are required to create 1 image out of a maximum of 4 your own images. Your final image must only contain elements from the 2, 3,or 4 images you decide to use. Your start images will be displayed briefly before the resulting composite image is shown for comments by Darren.
|Mon 23 Feb 2015
||Club members Print Competition judged by all club members
||All members can bring a maximum of 2 prints on the night (Something you really like yourself on any subject). They can be any size, and can be printed by yourself or anyone else. They can be mounted or un-mounted. They will be displayed anonymously and given a number on the night. The images will be laid out on tables around Parkwood hall. Members will be given a score sheet, to score 1st 2nd & 3rd, to be handed in to a committee member (TBD) to collate and total the results. The winners will be given their awards at the end of the evening - GOOD LUCK ! No prints from previous competitions allowed.