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Parkwood Camera Club

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 Gillingham.

Join Us

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 members:

  • 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 projector).
  • 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 , macro, etc.
  • 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 Photography.
  • 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.
Who is the club for?
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 "tick" 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.

Our events in the next 31 days (subject to change)
Date Event (Click on underlined text for more details) Event Description Location P*
Mon 25 Sep 2017 David Jenner In the first part David presents his unique Night & Day Panoramic images that take anything up to 100 hours to produce one very special image which have to be seen to be believed. Thousands of photographs blended together to make one seamless image that goes from day into night. In the second part, David also presents his amazing award winning portfolio that has seen his work pick up numerous awards. Parkwood Tick
Mon 02 Oct 2017 Studio Evening Studio Evening with models. Small fee to take part. The club has hired professional models for this evening, come along and get some excellent images. Parkwood
Tue 10 Oct 2017 Dave Mason - I shoot People. Dave Mason comes to parkwood to give his talk on street photography. Dave comes highly recommended and is giving his signature talk this evening. Parkwood Tick
Mon 16 Oct 2017 Parkwood Challenge judging evening. Judged by Ray Bridges LRPS CPAGB ADPS BPE3* Projected images from the Parkwood Challenge weekend will be judged this evening by Ray Bridges. The three images per member shot over the weekend of 15-17 September 2017. Parkwood
Mon 23 Oct 2017 Image mounting - a professionals techniques? This evening we have a professional framer from Francis Iles Gallery in Rochester High Street who will be giving us the lowdown on how to get great results when mounting your images. Whether it is that special image you want on the wall, or mounting prints for competitions, you will know what to do after this evenings talk. Now the Parkwood Cup includes two print rounds, this information will be useful for those members wanting to participate in the Parkwood Cup. Parkwood Tick
Mon 23 Oct 2017 Camera settings/interactive evening. Parkwood v Herne Bay Challenge PDI competition hosted this season by Herne Bay. Come along to meet Herne Bay club members and to support Parkwood in this inter-club Comp. Parkwood

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