The Chepstow u3a Photography Group, established in May 2018, normally meeting once a month. The group comprises a range of experience and ability from those who “snap” family or holiday pictures, perhaps using a mobile phone, to others competent behind the lens of DSLR cameras. Each member brings a small selection of images on an agreed topic to each meeting to share and learn from feedback to enhance skills in a friendly, helpful exchange. On occasions a field trip is taken in the area to capture images of this glorious location and, sometimes an experienced photographer is invited to a meeting to share their expertise.
Chepstow Photographic Society is a small and friendly camera club open to all those over sixteen. Usually, they meet fortnightly at the ‘Greenman’ in Chepstow at 7.30 pm on a Wednesday, but recently due to the Covid pandemic, they have been meeting via ‘Zoom’.
The club welcomes everyone interested in photography, from complete beginners with their new point and shoot cameras and camera phones to the more experienced photographers with DSLR’s who wish to enjoy the company of those with a similar interest. Photography can be a rewarding pastime that involves a balance between your creative and artistic ability and a certain amount of technical awareness. The clubs aim primarily is to learn from each other, picking up on tips, suggestions, and the knowledge and experience that fellow members have gained as they have progressed.
The club boasts a full and varied schedule which can be found in more detail in the ‘diary’ section on the CPS website, including occasional evenings arranged in conjunction with other local camera clubs to see guest speakers present their work.
Currently, Chepstow Photographic Society is looking to expand and increase its membership, so if you’re interested and would like to get involved, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chepstowphotosoc.org
Caldicot Camera Club is a friendly club welcoming new members, whatever their ability, to join their group and help them develop a passion for photography – they also enjoyed having pupils involved in photography at school as members.
One of their main aims as a club is to enjoy photography and improve their skills through speakers, practical nights and discussion of their photographs; but not forgetting the important social aspects of meeting together and sharing ideas. Throughout the year, they manage to cover various topics such as landscape, still life, portraits and macro. Whilst embracing the other interests of their members as they continue to develop their photography.
Join them if you are free on a Wednesday at 7.30 pm, at the Guide Hut near King George V Playing Fields in Caldicot, they would love to see you, and it’s free for the first four weeks.
You can also look at their website; https://www.caldicotcameraclub.co.uk/.
Forest of Dean Camera Club is for anyone interested in photography regardless of level, experience or age.
They are a small friendly club of individuals interested in photography based in the Forest of Dean. Meetings are at Viney St Swithins Sports and Social club on Monday evenings from September to April at 7.15 pm, and monthly during the summer months (May-August) at the Rising Sun in Moseley Green, Parkend on the Second Monday of each month.
The Forest of Dean Camera Club started life as The Cinderford Camera Club, formed in October 1944. 1946 saw the inaugural meeting of the Lydney Camera Club at the Lydney Art School premises. In 1958 the two clubs combined with meetings held in Steam Mills, and the name of the club changed to the current title: The Forest of Dean Camera Club.
Members come from all areas of the Forest of Dean and are of various ages with several different photographic interests.
The Forest of Dean Camera Club is for anyone interested in photography, regardless of level, equipment, experience and/or age. They are a friendly group of people who share the simple goal of taking better photos and enjoying the process whilst socialising with like-minded people.
GPS is a member-owned club based at the Rivermead Centre in Rogerstone, Newport, NP10 9LZ, although currently meeting via Zoom.
They meet every Thursday at 7.00 pm for two hours and cater for all levels of experience and expertise. Meetings include presentations by top photographers on a wide variety of subjects, practical evenings to develop skills both with the camera and post-production and competitions. In addition, ad hoc trips and outside meetings are also organised. They are noted for being friendly and fun-loving as well as helpful.
If you are interested in finding out more please contact us via their website https://www.gwentphotographic.co.uk/
Their current exhibition at Fourteen Locks 6th June – 4th July Fourteen Locks Photography Exhibition (gwentphotographic.co.uk)