We do much more than just meet up every fortnight to talk about photography. The APG is dedicated to helping its members improve their photographic skills and this page tells you more about how we try to do that.
APG meetings are held every two weeks, on a Thursday evening, starting at 7:30pm for 30 minutes chat, then the 'formal' part of the meeting starts at 8pm and ends at 10pm. Currently we are meeting online, but hope to be back in our new venue, the Long Buckby Rugby Club from September 2021.
We are now running monthly online sessions to explore more about post processing. Each time Neil Phillips will demonstrate how he processes his work. The sessions last an hour and run on the second Monday of every month.
'Talking Pictures' is a monthly online programme to be hosted by Clare Acford and Neil Phillips, where they will explore how to develop a sense for what makes a good picture.
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 hold separate training sessions to cover off specific topics.
There's only so much that you can learn from a talk or a training course. Sometimes you need someone to guide you along the way to developing your photographic skills. This is where the APG Mentoring Programme comes in.
We have started our first special interest group for those members interested in 'Altered Realities'. We are hoping to set up more such groups once 'normality' returns.
Our regular outings are an opportunity for you to practice your skills in Seeing and Taking photographs. The more advanced 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.