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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 31 Jul 2017 Field trip to Aylesford. Sandra and Nick will be your guides this evening, full details for time and place to meet will follow. Aylesford
Wed 09 Aug 2017 Field Trip - An evening photographing Jazz musicians in Faversham. Note the date is Wednesday 9th instead of Monday 7th so don't turn up at the club for the Monday! An outing to the Market Inn Pub, Faversham (on the corner of East Street And Park Road, ME13 8AT) to shoot - among others - our own Dave Belsham in action with his guitars. Gig photography has its own set of challenges and so this outing gives a great opportunity for members to learn the difficulties of lower light photography of moving subjects. Of course car sharing is a good idea so you can sample the beers on sale during the evening! Faversham
Sun 13 Aug 2017 Sunday Field Trip to Canary Wharfe ***In lieu of this weeksTuesday meeting*** The club is arranging to get a permit to enable us to go to Canary Wharfe for some street/cityscape/architectural photograpy. Members can car share or meet-up at the O2 car park and set out from there. As we are there, why not take in the barrier and maybe some beach photography for some really different perspectives on the fantastic London skyline? Low water is 14.54, high water 21.42 so you will need to be there late afternoon at the latest to use the beaches. Exact details to follow later. London
Mon 21 Aug 2017 Field Trip to Dungeness Andrew Hayes to lead a nightscape photography field trip to Dungeness. Hopefully the weather will be clear, if not, we can still get some great shots of the various items of furniture lit by the lighthouse at Dungeness. Members may want to car share with each other. Exact details to follow later. Dungeness

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