Photography Group

Co-ordinator Jim Melville

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When: Fourth Thursday of each month from 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. (apart from a different date in December)
Where: St Peter’s Hall, Holly Lane, Balsall Common, CV7 7EA (apart from the occasional awayday)
Cost: £4 each meeting in St Peter’s Hall (and please bring a mug for your hot drink)

Photography group celebrates 200th meeting

Are you interested in photography? This friendly group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month between 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm in St Peter’s Hall in Balsall Common. Members contribute £4 per meeting to cover its costs.

Our members have a wide range of knowledge, experience, equipment and photographic interests. The one common factor is that we want to learn more about photography from each other with the aim of taking and presenting better pictures.

We use cameras ranging from mobile phones, compact digital to complex single lens reflex ones. Some members know little about ‘f stops’ or ‘shutter speeds’ (although they can easily learn about them if they want). What we do is enjoy being together and being inspired to improve our photographs.

Normally we share our photographs on a different theme each month and talk about them along the lines of what went well and what improvements could be made. Our meetings are kept low key but can be really helpful. For a different perspective, we invite an external judge on a quarterly basis, to assess and provide feedback on our photos. Presentations on techniques are also given by members and invited guests.

Once a month a "day out" is arranged to take photos in a different location while learning and improving techniques from each other. A selection of images is shown at each meeting.

Members’ photos can be viewed on the national u3a website (u3a Eye & u3a Found In Nature) and twice a year at an exhibition in the Balsall Common Library

You do not need to have reached any particular standard to join, just the desire to take photographs and have fun while learning. If this interests you, please contact Jim Melville on


Photography Group Programme for 2024


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 co-ordinator.  To request this information you must prove that you are a member of the group.


Photography Groups — 2023 Exhibitions held at Balsall Common Library


Photography Groups — 2024 Exhibitions held at Balsall Common Library



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