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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*
Sat 22 Nov 2014 The Ross Cup Parkwood to host this year's event Lordswood Leisure Centre
Mon 24 Nov 2014 Presentation 'The Military Revisited' by Ady Kerry QEP ABIPP ARPS. Last date for PW Open challenge entries Quick reaction alert operations of the RAF based in the Falklands Islands, shot during the change over from Tornado F3 to Typhoon fighters in September 2009. Parkwood Tick
Mon 01 Dec 2014 Parkwood Open Challenge judged by Zoe Garnham-Archer A 'one off' competition which was started in 2012 and has proved to be popular that we have decided to continue with it. This will be a PDI competition with no specific topic hence the open title. Up to 2 images (in order of preference) per member to be submitted 7 days in advance by email or memory stick the previous week. Any age of image is acceptable although they MUST NOT have been seen in any previous Parkwood competition. Parkwood
Tue 09 Dec 2014 Awards for Photographic Merit Lecture by Paul Dunmall CPAGB Paul will explain the process of achieving a PAGB award for photographic merit. His talk will cover the basic requirements for the various awards and will include a step by step explanation of the application process. He will also be showing examples of work to give you an idea of the standard required to achieve the various awards. N.B. This is NOT a workshop to bring images along for critic. Parkwood
Mon 15 Dec 2014 Christmas Party Details coming soon Parkwood

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