Photography Group

Meets: 2nd Friday PM.

Location: Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH

Group Leader: Stuart Thorn

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As the name says we are a group that has a love of photography, month to month we explore various themes and projects. A project will be presented to the group with advise and ideas of how best to approach the subject in hand usually with a talk and a visual demonstration.
During subsequent meetings we will look at our work on the theme set and discuss the merits and possible improvements in a constructive way, hopefully helping to improve our techniques and composition of the images.
From time to time a demonstration on editing digital photos is given showing that small changes can make big improvements 
We also show short films on the work of the great  photographers, giving us an insight as to what can be achieved.
The ability of the group is wide ranging from the beginner to the more experienced. As many of you will know we have given slide show presentations  at general meetings also demonstrated our work with the Christmas display and Calendar.
Photography is a wonderful medium of art and memories that anyone can participate in and you don’t need expensive cameras and equipment to enjoy the hobby.
We always welcome new members with help and advise when requested following the U3a mantra of learning and improvement, so why not come along and explore the world of Photography with us you won’t be disappointed. 

Watch a video of the groups work.

You can also see some of the groups work on our Flickr site or see below.

 

Meet Friday 8th February at 2:00pm in the Hameldon Room. Bring along your industrial photos for discussion.

 

Examples of the groups work are displayed below.

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Notices

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Burnley & District U3A will be held on Thursday 25th April at 2.00pm at the Unity Centre, Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Padiham. Three Committee members (Treasurer, Secretary and one elected member) have served for two years and therefore have to be replaced or, if they wish, stand for re-election.  Nomination forms for these positions will be available at the monthly meeting in February and March or from the Secretary.


New French Group

A new learn to speak French group will starting in March 2019. If you are interested please speak to David Wilson at the monthly meeting. The first meeting will be on Tuesday 5th March 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the quiet room at Burnley Central Library.


Submissions For February Newsletter

Please note that all submissions for the February 2019 newsletter should be e-mailed or telephoned to the newsletter editor by Wednesday 20th February 2019.


Annual Membership Renewal

It is the time of year to renew your membership; the year ends on 31st March. As agreed at the AGM last year the membership fee has been reduced to £14 April to March or £9.50 October to March per person; £26 April to March or £17 October to March for couples living at the same address. An absolute bargain, we’re sure you’ll agree. Melinda Jackson will be available at the February and March meetings to accept your money.
If you can’t attend the monthly meetings you can download a renewal form and submit by post.


Next Open Meeting

Our next Open Meeting will be held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH on Thursday 28th February 2019 commencing at 2:30pm. The meeting will feature a talk on ‘Looking at how Burnley has changed within living memory’ by Tony Mitchell. A full list of our Open Meetings for 2019 is available on our Schedule of Open Meetings Page.


Fancy Becoming A Member?

If you fancy joining Burnley and District U3A and attending one or more of our Special Interest Groups please visit our How To Join Burnley and District U3A page. Guests are welcome to attend up to two monthly meetings at a fee of £2.00 per meeting or to attend one Special Interest Group meeting as a taster session. If you have questions or just want to know more about the local U3A you will be welcome to chat with one of our Greeters at the monthly meeting from 2:00pm. The monthly meetings are held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham Lancs BB12 8JH (see our location) and commence at 2:30pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Download our Introductory Brochure (PDF).