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.

11 SeptemberPhotographic Expedition: Oxford Bus Museum ‘Old Transport’

Bi-monthly assignment : Portraits

9 OctoberPhotographic expedition: Broughton Castle, Banbury ‘Architecture and gardens’
13 NovemberPhoto review plus discussion on image technical quality and how to achieve it.

Bi-monthly assignment : Spirit of the Ridgeway

11 DecemberPhotographic Expedition: Bath or Winchester Christmas Market, or Oxford Christmas, or Tyntesfield, Somerset ‘Victorian Christmas’
8 JanuaryPhotographic Expedition: Bristol Aerospace Museum ‘Aircraft’

Bi-monthly assignment : Blue

12 FebruaryPhoto review plus talk by group member
11 MarchPhotographic Expedition: Farleigh Hungerford Castle ‘History and ruins’

Bi-monthly assignment : Spring landscape of Vale of the White Horse

8 AprilPhoto Day Exercise: 100 metres exercise in two locations, Faringdon Market Square and Folly
13 MayPhotographic Expedition: Cotswold Wildlife Park ‘Animals large and small’

Bi-monthly assignment : Sport

8 JunePhotographic Expedition: Shaftesbury and Sturminster Mill, Dorset ‘Landscape’
10 JulyPhoto competition and photo review and selecting annual photos.

Summer recess assignment : Bad weather


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: