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Photography Group


With the growing concern about the incidence of the Covid-19 pandemic, and after careful consideration, it has been decided to cancel the meetings of the photography group up to and including June with the situation being reviewed in May. This is primarily for the safety and protection of our members, the majority of whom fall into the “at risk” category for the Covid-19 virus.

Unfortunately the field trips will also be cancelled for the same months. I am sure that you will fully understand this decision which has not been taken lightly. 

See below for details of online activities including Competition Entries during this time.

The Photography Group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month between 2:00 - 4:30 pm in the Village Hall, Station Road, Balsall Common CV7 7FF. Members contribute £2 per meeting to cover the group’s costs which include hire of the hall, refreshments, external judges and speakers.

Our aim is to enjoy, through self-help learning principles, opportunities to improve our photographic skills by sharing members’ interests, abilities and experiences. These include “seeing” and “composing” the picture, taking it correctly using whatever camera you own (be it “state of the art” or “point and shoot”) and the production of images (digital or print).

Each month we hold a themed photographic competition where prints and projected digital images are discussed either by group members or a visiting judge (the latter usually quarterly).

Frequently there will be a talk on some photographic skill or a “hands on” workshop, all of which is outlined in this year’s programme, which is attached. In addition field trips are arranged, usually every second month, to a variety of places to take themed photos and learn from each other “on the spot”. These images are shown and assessed at the following meeting. Recent venues included Winterbourne House and Botanical Garden, Urban Street Art in Digbeth and Charlecote House. This September we have planned an Away day to the Cotswold Wildlife Park.

Every six months, in January and July, we hold an exhibition of members’ prints in Balsall Common Library. Members’ photographs can also be seen in “The Bugle.”

If you are interested, please come along to one of our meetings where you will be warmly welcomed.

Co-ordinator - Jim Melville

Contact Co-ordinator

Photography Group Members Page

      Jan 2015 Exhibition    July 2015 Exhibition  

     Photo Shoots - 2015   Photo Shoots 2016  Photo Shoots 2017

    Monthly Competition Winners 


Access to the Photography Members Page is restricted to Group members only. 

If you have forgotten your username and password please contact the Webmaster.


Click here for 2020 Photography Group Programme  including the months during the shutdown period


Details of activities during the shutdown period


Click Here for 2020 Photography Group Field Visits



Covid-19 Lockdown Photography Group activities


When Members Digital Image Entries are submitted they will be placed on the appropriate months web page


Competition Entries April      Competition Entries May           Competition Entries June


The Three winning Digital Images for each month will be placed on the Monthly Competition Winners page as normal



Third Age Trust Eye 'Competition'




      Individual Field Trips & Stratford Field Trip      





Photography Groups January 2019 Exhibition held at Balsall Common Library