Summer Programme 2013

Here we go the information that you’ve all been waiting for. I’ve finally been able to get most of the information about our summer programme of meetings. As you know we used to have a Summer Break the same as a the majority of Camera Clubs across the country. For the last 3 years we have decided not to have the time off but instead to hold meetings that were heavily geared towards teaching & explaining the basics of Photography for our members.

Different this year

This year we are doing things slightly differently. We are still having our Summer Tuition but the meetings are being split into two distinct parts. The first half of each meeting will be aimed at beginners and after the tea break we will get more in depth and cover more advanced techniques.

Summer Progamme:

6 June



  • AV/TV/ISO Basics


  • Manual Mode
  • How to expose
  • Techniques
    • Motion Blur
    • panning
    • noise
    • long exposure
    • using the flash to freeze movement
    • second curtain flash

13 June

Lens & Focus


  • Lens Choice
  • Lens Compression
  • Focus Modes
  • ImageStabilisation /VibrationReduction


  • Hyper Focal Distance
  • Chromatic Aberration & how to remove in editing
  • Extension tubes
  • Macro Demo

 20 June



  • Composition Rules
  • Leading Lines
  • Triangles


  • Q&A session (we need you to take an active part in this section of the meeting. All you have to do is think of a question about photography that you would love an answer to.  Kev has promised he can answer every single one of them and will buy a pint for you if he can’t answer your question! (parts of this may be an outright lie, I leave it up to you to figure out which parts).

27 June

Histogram & Metering


  • Histogram Basics
  • Metering Basics
  • Modes


  • Expose to the Right
  • Filters
  • Graduated Filters
  • Calculating Stops

4 July



  • From import to basic processing


  • Halo Removal
  • Focus Stacking
  • (it says on my list) 45 minutes of Kev. Good luck with that Kev! 😉

11 July


Photo shoot. Bring your camera’s you WILL need them. We are going to have several sets of studio lights (I think there will be 4) set up around the room and you will have the opportunity to use them to take pictures of models which will be there.

18 July

Road Trip

A trip out to Priddy Pool a site of special scientific interest. If you want to try your hand at Landscape, macro or just want to practice your photography this is your chance. Map showing the location of Priddy Pool car park. Parking is free (at least it was last time I was there). Meeting times & car sharing will be sorted out closer to the date.

25 July


We want to hear from you if you have a specific editing technique you would like to learn and we will do our best to show you how its done. It doesn’t matter if its something simple (everyone has to start somewhere) or complicated. We will do our best to show you how to do it but if it is a complicated technique we would love to have a bit of advanced notice.

1 August


Unfortunately at the moment I do not have any details on what is planned for this night, I will fill this space in as soon as I find out.

8 August

Another Road Trip!

Bristol Balloon Fiesta. We are planning a trip to the Balloon Fiesta. You can either pay & park in the grounds or find somewhere else to park & walk in. More details on where to meet up and times will be announced closer to the date.

15 August

Mini Lectures

Short 15-30 minute talks by club members on what they like to photograph, techniques they use and anything to do with Photography.

22 August

Guest Speaker

I’ve not been told who it is so its going to be as much of a surprise to me as it is you. Obviously if I find out I will let you all know.

29 August

Another mystery night

No idea what’s planned. Will let you know soon as I do.