Aperture Photography Group
Learn, Improve & Share
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.
Apart from fortnightly meetings, we organise talks by professional photographers, training courses, photographic outings, workshops away, mentoring sessions 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.
Tonight we have a special guest speaker, Colleen Slater. Colleen is a creative, macro photography specialist with an interest in the smaller things in life, whether insects – beetles, spiders, butterflies, moths and ladybirds or flowers, her evocative, atmospheric and intimate images draw attention to the ordinary, often unnoticed things in the everyday world. Her latest images reveal close up details found in the urban environment.
The next meeting of our Altered Reality special interest group will be on Thursday 28th January. We will be looking at the work of Andy S Gray and the techniques he uses to create his Turneresque images. Janie Chapman will also be discussing the Photoshop techniques she uses to create her images.
We have an exciting programme for the first half of 2021 with lots of great guest speakers booked, including: Sue Bishop, Dean Allan and James Kirwin. We also have talks by APG members, a couple of portfolio reviews and we even have an evening where we 'Tickle my tripod' I say!!
Although we are going to struggle to get out photographing for a time, this is the perfect opportunity to learn some new photographic skills. We have uploaded lot of new training videos for APG members to access via this site, including courses on Photoshop, Capture One and NIK Software.
Looking at the work of the great photographers can give us insight into ways to improve our own work. We have just added new content about some of the top photographers for members to study.
Our next photo assignment will see our members making images on the theme of 'song titles'. Each group member can submit two JPEG images and entries close on 4th March. The review will take place at our meeting on 18th March.
If you like what you see and want to get involved either as a member, or by telling us about your photography, then please use the link below to send us an email.
Alternatively, call us on 07710 173616
The Saracen's Head, Main Street, Little Brington, Northamptonshire, NN7 4HS, United Kingdom
We currently meet online every other Thursday at 8pm.
Please see our Programme of Events for details of the next meeting.