Photography Group 

Co-ordinator Jim Melville

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When: Fourth Thursday of each month from 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
(apart from a different date in December)
Where: Balsall Common Village Hall, Station Road (apart from the occasional awayday)
Cost: £3 each meeting in the Village Hall (and please bring a mug for your hot drink)

This friendly group meets monthly in Balsall Common Village Hall on the 4th Thursday of the month between 2:00 and 4:30 pm.  Members contribute £3 per meeting to cover its costs which include hiring 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 and print).

Every month we hold a competition based on a topic where prints and projected digital images are assessed by either members of the group or a visiting judge (the latter usually quarterly).  There is often a talk on a photographic skill or a “hands on” workshop (see this year’s programme below).

Exhibitions of members’ prints are held in Balsall Common Library twice a year and their photographs can also be seen in “The Bugle”. Over the past few years, the u3a National Office has run two photography initiatives as part of their online national learning offering. These are ‘Found In Nature’ and ‘U3A Eye’. Members have been extremely successful with many images selected. They can be viewed by clicking Found in Nature and u3a Eye.

If you are interested in finding out more about this group, please come along to one of our meetings where you will be warmly welcomed, or alternatively please contact the co-ordinator.


Photography Group Programme for 2023

Photography Group Field Trips for 2023


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


u3a Eye Competition

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u3a Found in Nature

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Photography Groups — January 2023 Exhibition held at Balsall Common Library