About Us

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Meetings

The  APG meetings are held every two weeks, on a Thursday evening in The   Saracen’s Head pub in Little Brington (Main St, Little Brington,  Northampton NN7 4HS). Meetings start at 8pm and usually last two hours. 


 Typically, we try to cover a number of topics during each meeting. One  of the key aims of these meetings is to share our images with each  other. We do not have competitions, as our view is that photography is  an art and the only person you need to compete with is yourself. We want  to encourage all members to share their work, so that we can both enjoy  it and provide constructive feedback. 

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Outings

Practice, practice practice! 

If  you want to learn photography, or improve from  your current level,  regular practice is very important. The first step is to become at one  with your camera; understand how it works, how it can be set up to get a  range of different effects. Our regular outings are an opportunity for  you to  practice your skills in Seeing and Taking photographs. The more  expert  photographers in the APG have all agreed to help the beginners  at these  sessions, so everyone can come back having learned new skills  and taken  some good images.

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Training

Unlike  many camera clubs, we want to teach our members how to be better  photographers. Many of our meetings will include an element of training,  or will encourage you to discuss images. We also have a dedicated  training centre in Little Brington, where we can teach up to 8  members  the various key skills required to become a photographer.  


That's not all, we also provide access to a range of training videos which can be accessed from this website.

FAQs

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Who is the club for?

The group is open to everyone, regardless  of photographic  ability. All we ask is that you have an interest in  photography and  would like to improve your photographic skills or assist  others in  improving.

Do I need to join to come along?

No.  You are welcome to come for free to two of our meetings before making any commitment to join.

How much is membership?

Currently our annual membership is a flat  rate of £25 per year.   Membership runs from the first week in January to the last week in  December each year. Members who join part way through the year will pay a  discounted rate. 

Do I need to bring a camera with me?

If you have any questions regarding your specific camera, then  yes, please bring it along with you for advice. On normal evening  sessions you will not need your camera unless specifically stated. We do  hold portrait sessions, technical sessions,  photographic walks and  outings where your cameras will be required. You  will be informed ahead  of time if they are.

What type of camera do I need?

Any! We are dedicated to helping people  improve their photography  no matter what camera they decide to use. We have members who use film  cameras but in the main digital imaging has taken over. Phone camera,  point and shoot or top end professional cameras; they can all take a  good image in the right hands. We very much welcome newcomers to  photography, even if they have not yet purchased their camera. 

How can I keep up to date with the group's activities?

All the group's activities are shown in the 'Latest News' page and  in the Calendar page on this website. Additionally, you can join our  Facebook page; this is a closed group that is only open to paid up  members. There you can share your images with other members and take  part in our regular Photo Challenges.