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:

SEPTEMBER 13 – Castles & Stately Homes can include ruins and interiors
OCTOBER 11 – Natural History – Fauna, Flora and insects but no domesticated pets or plants
NOVEMBER 8 – Autumn Colours

 

Examples of the groups work are displayed below.

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Notices

History – 5 Sept and Architecture 18 Sept

History Group are having a talk by Tony Mackie on Chinese History at the Unity Church Padiham 10-30 am to 12-00 noon on Thursday 5 September.

Architecture Group are having a visit to Darwen Heritage Centre arranged for 2.15 pm on Wednesday 18th September with first a tour of the centre then a tour of some of the lovely buildings in the town ending with refreshments at the centre. Meet at the Unitarian Church with a view to moving off at 1.30pm in our own cars (some car drivers offering lifts). It is essential to book a place with Rod Wilshaw or with David Smith.


apPEAL!

This is an urgent apPEAL for new members for the Handbell Ringing Group? Our numbers have suddenly plummeted due to illness or other difficult circumstances and we desperately need new members. If anyone has been harbouring an inclination to try handbell ringing, now is definitely the time to come out and give it a go. No previous experience necessary, ability to read music not necessary but an ability to count to 4 is required! Come and find out why or ring Valerie Widdas for a chat about what we do. We need you!

Handbell Ringing is on Wednesdays, 4th and 18th September at St. Leonard’s Church, Padiham from 2.00pm – 3.30pm.

 


Book Group Meeting – change of date

The  next meeting is on September 16th at 10-00 to discuss Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates.  Contact David Venn.


August Open Meeting

The August Open Meeting will be held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH on Thursday 22 August 2019 commencing at 2:30pm. The meeting will feature a talk on “The journeys of Anne Clifford” by Sheila Gordon.

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


Submissions for Newsletter

Please note that all submissions for the September 2019 newsletter should be e-mailed or telephoned to the newsletter editor by Wednesday 18 September.

October earlier date – Friday 4 October
November – Wednesday 20 November
December – tbc
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).