Photography

Leaders Rod Dengate, Peter Stratford, Allen Mead, Dave Thomas

Email: rod.dengate@outlook.com  Tel: 01483 423699

Day & Time: 2nd Friday of the month from 2 pm – 4 pm

Venue: Victoria Hall

Please note that there will be no physical meetings until current government and U3A guidelines allow them to be resumed. Instead, we will continue to encourage members of all skill levels and abilities to submit their photographs for sharing on-line. The method of on-line sharing will be advised soon.

Here is the latest bulletin from the group:

Ash U3A Photography Group 2020 Corona virus bulletin No 3

The monthly photo subject, with members submitting up to three photos, is a major feature where the emphasis is on the story behind the picture rather than its technical excellence. Here are a few samples from recent monthly subjects:

We recognise that more and more people are using smart phones and tablets to take photos but then are at a loss as to how to edit, store, print or share them so, when meetings resume, we will try to explore and explain many of the possibilities and some of the techniques.

We will cover technical topics using instructional videos and hope to include some live demonstrations and visiting speakers in the future.

The annual competition will be held in June. Entrants must be members of the Ash U3A Photography Group. Entries should be submitted by Monday 1st June. Written comments will be provided on each submission by the external judges.

  1. Submissions should be jpeg files and must be submitted by Monday 1st June to Rod Dengate at rod.dengate@outlook.com to allow time for judging.
  2. The competition has three categories:
    • Colour theme – black & white
    • Specific subject – Water
    • Open category.

Each competition entry should be identified by its author and the category it is submitted under, either in the file name or covering email. Please do not put this information within the image as the photos will be presented to the judges anonymised.

Full details of the competition rules are at:

Ash U3A Photography Group 2020 Competition Rules

The results will be presented at our September meeting.

For another sample of recent work by the Group, here is a sample from our “Festivities” theme:

Festivities

If you are new to Ash U3A and would like to join our friendly Photography Group, you can download the form below and after completion, send it to rod.dengate@outlook.com.

Ash U3A expression of interest form photograpy

10Jul2020

Photography Group

Physical meeting cancelled unless Government restrictions eased and U3A advises meetings can be resumed. We will share photos on-line - details to be advised.

Photography subject - "Mystery Object". Photograph something in the safety of your own home and tantalise group members who have to indentify what it is.

Submit your entries to dcrthomas@msn.com by 3rd July.

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14Aug2020

Photography Group

No meeting during holiday season

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11Sep2020

Photography Group

Meeting agenda to be confirmed

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