Tetbury and District U3A - Photography Notepad

Updated 31st January 2020

This page has been set up to help share information about the Tetbury and District U3A Photography Group with its members. Click on the link below to go to the main district website (new page).

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This is a single page that will be updated as source of the latest information for group members, especially concerning meetings and trips out. It will not contain any personal details.

In common with the other U3A Groups, communications is a bit of a problem. To plan the meetings we need to know who will be attending so please reply to emails as soon as you receive them, and keep an eye on this page.

Meeting at the Railway Carriage, 29th Jan 2020
Another enjoyable meeting, this time covering the 2020 Program, entering competitions and composing images.

Feedback over the last few months and at the review indicated that we are doing what we agreed we would - be enjoyable, build camera skills and go out and take photos. Discussion confirmed that the group wants to get out and shoot (rather than stay in, chat, and look at images). The approximate program for 2020 is below; however this may change as the year progresses. We have lots more things we could do but agreed that holding monthly meetings was about right.

End Feb/Beginning March - Castle Combe Village, or Arnos Vale Cemetery and Martin Parr Foundation (Street Fusion Photography) and Royal Photographic Soceiety, Bristol (International Photography Exhibition - Thu - Sun)

Wed 25th March - Sharpness Docks


Wed 27th May - Purton Boat Graveyard

Wed 24th June - Clevedon Pier

Wed 29th July - Review of Group, Art (Sue Townsend)

Wed 26th August - Uley Long Barrow and Coaley Viewpoint

Wed 30th September - Castle Combe Village, or Arnos Vale Cemetery and Martin Parr Foundation (TBA) and Royal Photographic Soceiety, Bristol (TBA)

Around 5th November - Firework Photography

Wed 25th Nov - Talk - Astrophotography

Wed 16th December - Something Christmassy

As well as the visits above there were a number of other suggestions... The Big Pit, Wales; Cotwold Airport and plane dismantling area; Bristol Docks; The Bristol Baloon Festival; Avebury stone circle; Slimbridge; Colesbourne or Painswick {Snowdrops); Westonbirt; Sopworth classic car show; Prescott hill climb; NEC Camera Show.

Also requested were sessions on portaiture and file management, a competition within the group and a competition with Malmesbury U3A, as was a rerun of the Know Your Camera session for those who could not make it last time (Steve will try and set this up in February). All agreed that they will help each other improve their skills by providing mutual support during trips out.

Offers of assistance were made by members of the group (thanks!). Steve will set up the events during the year - more later.

Steve also said that he would be sending out an emaill to check who still wanted to be part of the group as there are a number of people who have registered but never attended.

The group then discussed competitions and composition - for more information follow links below.