Who are we?
At Parkwood Camera Club you will find a group of
friendly photography enthusiasts who are keen to share
ideas and help each other improve on their skills. We
are based at the Parkwood Community Centre in
We are currently welcoming new members. Please follow the “Apply for membership' link
below or contact the membership secretary whose email
link is on the Join/contact us page.
What do we do?
We are constantly updating our
programme of events to cover a wide variety of
photography activities and subject areas. The list below
is a just a sample - different events and ideas are
regularly included with many ideas coming from our
is the club for?
- Regular digital* and print competitions where
members are able to showcase their photographs and
receive comments on their work (*digital means
photographs displayed on a screen using a digital
- Photographic outings on some club evenings in
the summer, a few at weekends throughout the year,
and also a few weekends away for those interested.
- Regular guest speakers talking about a wide
range of subjects such as photo editing software
through to various areas of photography, e.g.
wildlife, landscape, sport, portrait, abstract ,
- Practical demonstrations on subjects like
mounting photos/prints, photo editing, and
calibrating your computer screen and printer.
- Group studio sessions using the club’s own
studio lighting and backgrounds.
- We hold interactive evenings throughout the year
where members share tips, ideas or just talk
- We have our own
Flickr Group where our members
are encouraged to upload new images and discuss
topics. We also hold monthly competitions, whereby
members post images into discussion threads, on varying
set themes, judged by external judges.
Beginners are welcome as are enthusiasts and
professionals alike. Currently our members range from
beginners through to very experienced enthusiasts,
several of whom are semi-professional. People under 16
are also welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or
guardian to all club events, that is all club
meetings and external events (photo shoots, outings etc)
The general public are also more than welcome to attend
selected events and activities as detailed in the club’s
programme. Please see below for forthcoming events and
also please check our full programme by clicking the
‘Programme’ button on the left. Non club members are
welcome to attend any event in the programme which
includes a "" in the ‘P*’ column. To help
cover the cost of some events there will be a small
charge of £3 payable at the door, unless specifically
stated as free in the Programme details.
in the next 31 days
There are 8 days left to enter Parkwood Cup Round 1.
Entries to be sent to Dave Belsham
||Event (Click on underlined text for more details)
|Mon 24 Oct 2016
||Sue Chapman ARPS CPAGB
||Talk on Photoshop plug-ins and filters. 1st half of evening: What are they? Why have them? How do they work? How much do they cost? Which ones are the best to buy? My personal favourites. Demonstration of Nik software. 2nd half of evening: Demonstration of Topaz software; primarily Topaz Textures, Glow, Clarity and Impressions, followed by Filter Forge if time!
|Mon 31 Oct 2016
||Lecture by Ray Bridges LRPS CPAGB. My Digital doings
||My Digital Doings (own work demonstrating various Photoshop techniques, with some before and after examples). Plus it's the last date to submit images for the Parkwood Cup Round One. Bring your images on a memory stick or email to Dave Belsham by midnight at the latest.
|Mon 07 Nov 2016
||Parkwood Cup - Round 1 judged by Cherry Larcombe EFIAP ARPS DPAGB BPE*4
||Round 1 of 3 of the prestigious Parkwood Cup digital competition. Members are asked to submit 2 images per round to Dave Belsham, either via email or by bringing to a club night on a memory stick. At the end of round 3, the combined scores for all rounds are totalled, and the results announced. An inscribed cup is awarded to the outright winner.
|Tue 15 Nov 2016
||Parkwood Round 1 Appraisal with Kev Bell LRPS
||Parkwood Cup Round 1 image appraisal. A review of 'Parkwood Cup' R1 images - an appraisal of individual images will be provided for those requesting constructive critique.
|Mon 21 Nov 2016
||Table top photography
||Table top photography, bring along your flash guns and props - Led by Tracy Hughes CPAGB LRPS Last date to enter images for the 4 into 1 Competition.