Group details

Current photoshoot topic: A photo taken through a glassball, or water-filled spherical bottomed wine glass, tumbler, vase or even glass teapot. Or through a magnifying lens or prism!

Future meetings:

Mon Sept 13th: Landscape photography by Cheryl Gurner

Mon Oct 11th: Street photography by Gerry Temple

Welcome to the group! Currently we meet by zoom, usually once a month,  A member of the group (and on occasions a special external speaker) will lead a session on a specific aspect or topic of photography e.g. Composition, lighting, timing, portraiture, street, wildlife, editing etc.  Members also choose a topic that the group are encouraged to take photos on in their own time as a “photoshoot”.  At each meeting we show images our members have sent in from the previous ‘photo-shoot’ topic that they would like to share and discuss. More experienced members of the group are often able to help and give advice to members who are having problems with their camera or want to know more about their features and settings. The format of the sessions can change according to what members want from the group, including whether they wish to return to meet monthly face-to-face again (previously at Hartley Hall for a fee of £3 per session to cover the cost of hiring the room).

Our aim is to enjoy our photography and have fun learning how to take more photos we are happier with! Our members include beginners through to experts, using all types of cameras from smartphones to compacts and DSLRs.

We have also restarted meeting up together outdoors in small groups (maintaining social distancing) to take our photos together as a  “photo-shoot”. If folk wish, they gather afterwards for refreshments in an cafe to chat, compare notes, catch up and review their photos together.

Places visited previously include Aldenham Park, Stanmore Park, Finchley Nurseries, Darlands, Rickmansworth aquadrome, Cassiobury Park, Hackney Wick, Kenwood House, Waterloo Station and Westminster Bridge. We often have a theme for the outing and an experienced member to advise on aspects of photography. Members interested should email the group leader.

Previous meetings: August 9th: Glassball photography by Elaine Clutterbuck, July 12th: Editing part 2 by Victor Brilliant and Cheryl Gurner, June 14th: Floral photography by Chery Gurner, May 10th – “A Winter’s Walk” (Sue Willoughby, Barnet u3a photo group leader), Apr 12th: Portrait photography (Gerry Temple),  Mar 8th: Galapagos (Robert Silberman, Hampstead Photographic Society). Feb 22nd: Sharing and discussing the January photoshoot images on Still Life.  Feb 8: Timing in Photography (Gerry Temple, Nick Cook, Elaine Clutterbuck).   Jan 11th: Still Life photography (Cheryl Gurner). Dec 14th: Lighting in photography (Barry O’Carroll, professional photographer)  Nov 23: Basic editing (Victor Brilliant). Nov 9th: Composition in photography (Gerry Temple), Oct 19th: Welcome to zoom photo group meetings!

Previous photoshoot topics: July: anything that makes you happy!; June: Flowers; May, Images taken on A Walk. April: A Portrait to be proud of; Mar: Spring in Nature, February: Use of Timing in photography, January: Still Life, December: Winter; November: Frame within a frame: something detailed, something with 4 legs, October: Autumn

From these photos we choose some to go in the Gallery on this website (see below). These are ones which have been taken recently by members of the group. To get the full picture just click on the image.


Group Leader

Elaine Clutterbuck

2nd Monday of each month by zoom 2.00- 4.00 Photo-shoot outings have restarted with adherence to current Covid-regulations
Currently by zoom only (Previously 2nd Monday of each month at Hartley Hall Flower Lane,
NW7 2JA.
If covid regulations allow , outing to places of interest in and around London. (Members advised)

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