Learning more about photography to produce better images

Do you take photographs?  Would you like to take better photographs?

It’s all about pictures and the desire to communicate, so our aim is to promote an appreciation of all forms of photography.  All photographers, regardless of experience or the equipment they use, are welcome in the Photographic Group.  It is a group for those that enjoy photography and wish to improve their photographic technique and knowledge; it is for beginners and experienced photographers alike.  You don’t require an expensive single lens reflex camera to join in; just an interest in photography and a simple camera.

Many meetings take the form of photographic expeditions followed on subsequent meetings a review discussion of photographs taken.  Expeditions are interspersed with talks and occasional Study Days. Regular assignments are set.

The programme for the Faringdon U3A Photography Group is below but may be subject to change.

Date Topic
12 September Photographic Expedition: Combe Mill (nr Blenheim) ‘Industrial Archaeology’

Bi-monthly assignment : Sport action

10 October Photographic expedition: New Forest Ponies ‘Animal photography’
14 November Photo review plus discussion on image composition

Bi-monthly assignment : Transport

12 December Photographic Expedition: Oxford Botanic Garden Christmas Fair, or Oxford Covered Market ‘Christmas goodies’ or  Dyrham House ‘Country House Christmas’
9 January Photo Review and Talk and discussion ‘Which lens?’

Bi-monthly assignment : Winter landscape and sky

13 February Photographic Expedition: Minster Lovell and ruins ‘Ruined architecture and landscape’
13 March Photo Day Exercise: Portraits

Bi-monthly assignment : Street vendors

10 April Photo review plus talk by group member
8 May Photographic Expedition: Stowe Landscape Gardens ‘Landscape composition’

Bi-monthly assignment : Summer flowers

12 June Photographic Expedition: Cholsey and Wallingford Railway The Bunk Line ‘Railway engines’
10 July Photo competition and photo review and selecting ‘annual photos’.

Summer recess assignment : Sun, sand and sea



In addition there will be repeat visits to places previously visited.  These will be arranged on an ad hoc basis to suit Group Members.

The Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:30 pm at the home of Anthony Burdall (2 Fernham Road, Faringdon Tel: 240713).  Arrangements for photographic expeditions will be circulated prior to the date.

For further information contact

Anthony Burdall, 2 Fernham Road, Faringdon

Tel: 01367 240713 Email: