The Aperture Photography Group (APG) was formed in 2016 with aim of providing a non-competitive environment where photographers could come together to learn, improve and share their interest in photography. The founding members had all belonged to other camera clubs and had become tired of the speaker/competition/battle format and wanted to offer something new. We believe we have found the right formula and with a steadily growing membership we have been amazed by the improvement in our work.
In the APG, it doesn’t matter whether you are a complete beginner or more experienced, we just want you to get involved in what we do. For beginners, we want you to ask lots of questions, because it’s the only way to learn. If you are more experienced, we ask you to share your learning and help those who have only just started out on their photographic journey. Together we can help each other to learn how to use our cameras, learn about post processing and most importantly, learn how to see photographically
Apart from fortnightly meetings, we organise talks by professional photographers, photographic outings, workshops away, training courses and photo assignments to help you develop your photographic skills. If you are interested in finding out more, then why not come along to one of our meetings as our guest. Meet the members, see what we are doing and, if you like what you see, join the Aperture Photography Group.
In these changed times we have decided that the APG should try to carry on regardless. So since March we have been holding very successful online meetings. After a period of running weekly sessions, we have now reverted to our normal fortnightly cycle.
This week we welcome portrait photographer Glyn Dewis who is the host of the ‘He Shoots, He Draws’ Podcast. He has also written 3 books covering Photography and Retouching techniques, presents at Photography Conferences and Exhibitions around the World and is a KelbyOne Photoshop World Dream Team Instructor.
We were really excited to hear from Dan Cook about his new website. If you are looking to buy a used lens, this is the place to go. It searches for used camera gear from MPB, Wex, Park Cameras, FFordes, Mifsuds and many more.
We reviewed the images made by group members for our Flowers photo assignment on 23rd July. Click on the link to see those images.
We have added some new images onto the site, so check out new work by Michael Bates, Clare Acford and Paul Chilton in our Portfolio area.
The Aperture Photography Group is affiliated to the Midland Counties Photographic Federation and Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.
We have been really fortunate to be able to secure the services of some top flight photographers working in different genres this year. Although the Lockdown has been difficult and forced us to meet online, it has had the benefit of allowing us to secure the services of more expensive speakers from all over the country. Here are just some of the speakers coming up in 2020:
Mark Pain (sports photographer and Nikon Ambassador)
David Ward (landscape photographer and author)
Gareth Danks (street photographer and YouTube star)
Glyn Dewis (Photographer and KelbyOne Photoshop Instructor)
Check out the other speakers and activities in our programme of events.
We've tried to give you a flavour of what the Aperture Photography Group is all about, but if you need more information about us, please drop us a line.
The Saracen's Head, Main Street, Little Brington, Northamptonshire, NN7 4HS, United Kingdom
Contact the APG on: 01327 844182
We meet every other Thursday at 8pm.
Please see our Programme of Events for details of the next meeting.