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.
Only three years down the track from when we first opened our doors, we are going to be in Photography News! We have been working with the Editor, Will Cheung, to create the article which will appear in a future edition. This is a great accolade for a relatively new club and it is a fitting tribute to all of the members for their enthusiasm and commitment.
We are one of the fastest growing groups in Northamptonshire and we believe that this has been very much down to our not being in any way competitive, but striving to help everyone improve their photography.
At our next meeting on Thursday 24th October we are going to see work by two APG members. Janie Chapman will be giving a talk entitled "Gaining my L-plates" in which she is going to talk about how she gained her LRPS distinction and show us her winning panel of images. We are also going to learn about painting with light from Graham Heywood - weather permitting, there may be a demonstration!
The APG held its first meeting 3 years ago and we now have 49 members. Our room at the Saracen's Head is starting to feel the strain, so we have decided to limit our membership to 50; tthere's only ONE place left to fill
If you are interested in joining the group, please contact us before coming along, but rest assured visitors will still be very welcome. We may be able to accommodate more members in the new year.
We have now reviewed the images from our 'Street' photo assignment. Check out what the APG members produced.
We held our second on location workshop this year in Anglesey, North Wales. Fifteen members attended the event and we visited a range of locations around the island.
Follow the link below to see some of the images our members came back with.
We now have two exhibitions of our work in pubs in Northamptonshire. You can see our work in The Saracen's Head in Little Brington and a new set of monochrome images in the Baker's Arms pub in Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire.
Why not drop in for a drink and take a look.
The Aperture Photography Group is affiliated to the Midland Counties Photographic Federation and Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.
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.
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