Skills Group

Monthly group meetings

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The Skills Group started life with a few of our members wishing to receive constructive criticism of their work that went beyond the, "Nice picture" type of comment; it was a successful but restricted format.

We now aim to improve our abilities by:

  • going on organised photography outings where we hope to learn new techniques, and improve on our existing ones, by working with and helping one another,

  • continuing with the original idea of making honest comments about each other's pictures which should provide topics for

  • evenings when we have fairly formal demonstrations of specific techniques followed by us practising the newly learnt skills under guidance.

Abilities within the group range from novice to expert with comments from all levels being appreciated, no one is too much of a beginner to have a valid opinion. It always was, and always will, remain fundamental to our group that all club members are welcome and we appreciate that even the best photographers all had to start at the beginning.


During the winter season (September to April) we meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm in room G13. We will also arrange outings to local places and events of interest to learn about different camera techniques.

Our objectives are to improve the standard of photography within the club, and to improve our performances in club and inter-club competitions; having said that, you don't have to be interested in the competitive side of the club's activities to be welcomed as a useful and valued member of the group