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.  Such 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
13 September Photographic Expedition: Ashdown House and countryside

Bi-monthly assignment : Action

11 October Photographic expedition: Richmond Park ‘Nature photography – Rutting deer’
8 November Photo review plus discussion on ‘Equipment – what is required and what is nice to have?’

Bi-monthly assignment : Autumn colours

13 December Photographic Expedition: Tyntesfield House, Somerset ‘Victorian Christmas’
10 January Talk ‘Photo editing software’

Bi-monthly assignment : Night time

14 February Photographic Expedition:  Salisbury Cathedral and Close ‘Architectural photography’
14 March Photo Day Exercise: Landscape and filters – The Manger and White Horse, and East Leach

Bi-monthly assignment : Food

11 April Photo review plus talk by group member
9 May Photograhic Expedition: Didcot Railway Centre ‘Industrial images’

Bi-monthly assignment : Landscape of Oxfordshire

13 June Photographic Expedition:  Cotswold landscape views – Bibury, Broadway Tower, Chipping Campden, Lower Slaughter, Snowshill. ‘Landscape images’
11 July Photo competition and photo review and selecting ‘annual photos’.

Summer recess assignment : Summer activities


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: