Photography Group 

Coordinator Jim Melville

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Due to the continued uncertainties of Covid-19, and taking into account the safety and well-being of all our members, it is regretted that there will be no monthly face to face meetings until June 2021 at the earliest. Nevertheless this situation will be kept under review. However our first face to face meeting is planned for Thursday 22nd July (subject to there being no changes to the Government’s “Road Map”).

Meanwhile the Photography Group is holding its monthly meeting using Zoom on the 4th Thursday from 2:00pm. An outline programme for 2021 can be found below. This programme will be subject to change depending on the Covid-19 situation.

Normally the members 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 and the production of images (digital or print).

We have a monthly theme competition where prints and projected digital images are assessed by either 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. An exhibition of members’ prints is held in Balsall Common Library twice a year and members’ photographs can also be seen in “The Bugle.”

If you are interested in joining this group, please contact the coordinator.

Provisional Programme for 2021


                                                                             Photography Group Picture Galleries

                                                                             Photography Group Members Page

Access to the Photography Members Page is restricted to Group members only and requires a username and password.   If you have forgotten your username and password please contact the Webmaster.

u3a Competition

During the Covid-19 lockdown the Third Age Trust are running a fortnightly project to encourage people to take and submit pictures of their surroundings during this unprecedented time. They are going to post a different theme each fortnight, inviting u3a members to submit their photos on that topic.

Click here for details and how to upload your images




Photography Groups January 2019 Exhibition held at Balsall Common Library






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