We provide a varied programme of activities running weekly through the photographic season (from September through to the following June). See our Club Programme Here. The programme is designed to appeal both to those who are new to photography and to the more established photographer seeking an outlet for their creativity. During the year we try to cater to as many members as possible and no two weeks are the same. Events range from practical workshop evenings and competitions to lectures and presentations from members or guest speakers. We also have some social evenings.
Our overall aim is to help everyone get the most out of their photography. And the various activities enable members to:
- Expand their knowledge and experience,
- Develop their skills,
- Try new things,
- Improve their photography, and
- Have fun.
Practical workshop evenings may take the form of demonstrations (eg, of an off-camera flash or computer processing), opportunities to try different types of photography (eg, still life or portraiture in a studio setting), roundtable discussions of prints or digital images, or Q&A sessions. We even have the occasional photographic outing (eg, night photography in Milton Keynes). We also organise groups to go on external courses. They all offer opportunities for members to share their knowledge and experience, so all can learn new techniques and/or skills.
Competitions (both internal and inter-club) offer members the chance to compare their images with those of other photographers, take in the critique and commentary of judges, and get objective feedback on their work. See [Link to Competitions] for more about competitions.
Lectures and presentations may be either members showing photographs from trips and experiences or expert guest speakers talking about their genre of photography, their latest adventure, or explaining techniques. Again, they provide members with opportunities to learn and improve.
We are always looking for new members of all ages. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a complete beginner, an enthusiast, or even a professional photographer (of which we already have one or two). You will always be made welcome. And we don’t obsess about our equipment. So don’t feel you need to have an expensive camera to join.
LBPC is a great place to broaden your photographic horizons with a group of like-minded people and, most of all, have fun!