Marlow Camera Club
When you’re out taking photographs, you’re often asked, “What sort of camera do you use?” You would like to say, “I just use my eyes and my head.” But, being polite, you hold out the camera and say “It depends on what I’m trying to do”.
You might show them a mobile phone, a tablet, a pocket compact, a small bridge or a digital single lens reflex. You know it’s the results that count. So, in our meetings we focus on the jobs you want to do and help you develop the skills and select the best equipment to get the results you want.
For example, this season we have a workshop and a competition to get the best from mobile phone cameras. In other meetings we help you to select the settings in your camera or manage the colours in your photos on your computer screen, on your prints and in your projected digital images (PDIs).
Professional external speakers give Presentations of their work to encourage you to extend your own photographic experience. This season includes sessions on London, photojournalism, creativity and landscape photography. Our own members with particular expertise demonstrate their techniques.
We run about ten Competitions each season where you get expert feedback from independent judges on your prints and PDIs. The internal competitions for individual members are organised at three skill levels; novice, intermediate and advanced. As a club we take part in external competitions against other clubs in the Chiltern Association of Camera Clubs (CACC). At all the competitions you see many examples of excellent photography against which to judge your own progress.
As our Workshops are set up by the coordinator to complement topics dealt with in presentations or featured in competitions, they may be organised at fairly short notice.
We have other small group activities that take place outside the regular Tuesday evening programme. These appear in the Calendar as Photoshoots.
In September 2016 Marlow Camera Club will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. It has changed significantly during those 50 years in step with the changes in technology. We are now beginning to look at the changes we will need to make to keep in step during the next 50 years.
Marlow Camera Club was founded in 1966 and is affiliated to the Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs and the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.