Bishop’s Waltham Photographic Society is still growing steadily but remaining true to its ethos of supporting and developing the photographic skills of members and others in the community.
The Society is currently meeting online via Zoom, which has proved very successful through 2020/21 and will continue until at least the end of March 2022. Indeed our programme of events has developed further and has been very well received by members.
In normal circumstances, we meet on the first Thursday of each calendar month in the Church Hall in Free Street Bishop’s Waltham at 19:30. The majority of these meetings are either for visiting speakers to share their individual passions about photography or one of our four annual competition nights.
In addition to the regular monthly meetings, we organise around six workshops a year, a number of field trips to a wide range of venues and an annual exhibition.
The members of the Society have a wide range of experience from absolute beginners, with their first newly acquired camera, to experienced members who have been taking photographs for some time. We all share a passion for photography of all genres, from landscapes to portraits, wildlife and still life. In fact, there are no limitations (other than legal ones) on the type of images produced.
Our main aim is to improve and develop the skill levels of all our members. We achieve this through workshops and by the more experienced members helping those with less experience. This is on any topic, from just using a camera to post-processing and printing. There’s a ‘help table’ at the interval during each meeting where anyone can raise any issue with which they may need assistance.
The Society promotes a friendly and informal atmosphere where we can all enjoy our shared experiences and share our combined skills.
Prospective members are very welcome to join a meeting to see how it all works. Those who simply want to join may download an application form from this page.