We believe that the first meeting of local photographers took place in Canterbury round about 1902 or 1903. By all accounts they met to share ideas, methods, compare new equipment and perhaps most important of all to discuss why some pictures were visually more exciting than others. Today our club still meets for the same purpose!
The bewildering array of sophisticated equipment now on offer enables us to take pictures without having to have an A level in science. However while a camera can relieve the photographer of the tedium involved in getting the exposure correct and making sure the picture is in focus, it cannot decide which image is worth recording and how.
Only by looking at a variety of pictures and hearing informed comment from experienced photographers can we learn. The club provides ample opportunity for both beginners and more advanced photographers to view prints and slides throughout the season. Participation in competitions is purely voluntary but is recommended. Otherwise be sure that most of your related questions will be taken up by enthusiastic members who will always do their best to point you in the right direction.
Our season’s programme also generally includes workshops, talks on new techniques, travelogues, audio-visual presentations and competitions with other clubs in the area.
Digital cameras and computer enhanced prints are revolutionising the photographic world allowing manipulation of images to a degree which would be impossible using traditional darkroom methods. The club fully supports digital photography and one evening per month is devoted entirely to digital photography with emphasis on getting to grips with Photo Shop. A number of members are active in experimenting with the latest computer software, scanners, printers and digital cameras for which help is available.
Our friendly club ensures you will get a warm welcome and an interesting and rewarding time to expand your enjoyment of photography.
If you would like to join us for an evening or two without obligation, just contact us.