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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)

There are 8 days left to enter Parkwood Cup Round 1.
Entries to be sent to Dave Belsham
Date Event (Click on underlined text for more details) Event Description Location P*
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! Parkwood Tick
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. Parkwood
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. Parkwood
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. Parkwood
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. Parkwood

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