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. 

JUNE PROJECT

This months project was lighting effects, this picture was taken by Eileen Heywood as part of this project. 
The picture demonstrates the effect of against the light shooting creating interesting shadows and highlights produced by  the chair.Every month the photography group has a different project to test our creativity,  Eileen has met this criteria well this month.

Watch a video of the groups work.

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

FUTURE MEETINGS:

NOVEMBER 8 – Autumn Colours

 

Examples of the groups work are displayed below.

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Notices

U3A Calendar for 2020

The 2020 U3A Calendar produced by our photography  group is now available and can be picked up at the monthly meeting. The price is at cost this year and represents great value at only £4.00. If you would like one and cannot get to the meetings call Stuart Thorn and we will get one to you or tell you where you can pick one up.


October Open Meeting

The October Open Meeting will be held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH on Thursday 24 October 2019 commencing at 2:30pm. The meeting will feature a talk on “Tudor origins of words we use today” by Lavinia Tod.

A full list of our Open Meetings for 2019 is available on our Schedule of Open Meetings Page.

See Barbara Milne’s Penrith adventure


Submissions for OCTOBER & NOVEMBER Newsletters

Please note that all submissions for the October 2019 newsletter should have been e-mailed or telephoned to the newsletter editor by Friday 4 October
November – Wednesday 20 November
December – Wednesday 4 December
January – Wednesday – 15 January

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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).