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. Plus a wish to join a social group of friends.

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.

14 SeptemberPhotographic Expedition: Salisbury Cathedral ‘Ancient architecture’ Bi-monthly assignment : Faringdon town
12 OctoberNight Photography Month: Briefing meeting. Separate expeditions to Oxford, Bath City, and other locations.
9 NovemberPhoto review, including Speed photography (May 2022) plus discussion on ‘How to set your camera?’ Bi-monthly assignment : Winter weather
14 DecemberPhotographic Expedition: Christmas Oxford Botanic Garden Christmas Fair, or Oxford Covered Market ‘Christmas goodies’ or  Dyrham House ‘Country House Christmas’
11 JanuaryPhotographic Expedition: Museums of Oxford (Ashmolean, Natural History, Sceince)  ‘Historic Oxford’ Bi-monthly assignment : Black
8 FebruaryPhoto review plus talk by group member ‘Capturimg the emotion of the scene’.
8 MarchGarden Photography Month: Briefing meeting. Separate expeditions to Buscot Park, The Laskett, Great Chalfield, Hidcote and other locations. Bi-monthly assignment : Industrial architecture
12 AprilStudy Day: Composition and critique of images
10 MayWater Photography Month: Briefing meeting. Separate expeditions to Hurst & Lepe, Clevedon to Burnham-on-Sea, River Thames, Cotswold Water Park, and other locations. Bi-monthly assignment : Street Photography
14 JunePhotographic Expedition:  West Wycombe Park, Village and Hill ‘Country House landscape’
12 JulyPhoto competition and photo review and selecting ‘annual photos’. Summer recess assignment : Summer action

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: