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Convenor: Guy Besley, 0161 728 3598 email:

Thanks for the cake Jean!

This group meets once a month. We hope to share our knowledge of cameras and their settings, and hope take better photos without necessarily relying on basic ‘point-and-shoot’ photography.

Venue and Time: We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at Swinton Gateway, community room 3, and sometimes we are out on a photoshoot. As a regular item, members bring in photos (usually on a memory stick) for discussion, often after a specific topic/project has been covered. As ever, our programme is developed as we go along.

Photography Programme 2019 –  Swinton Gateway
Date Times Room No Activity
16 January 11.00-13.00 3 Viewing  Christmas and winter  scenes
20 February 11.00-13.00 3 Colin Boulter, invited speaker on portrait photography, plus (if time) winter scenes.
20 March 11.00-13.00 3 Discussing cameras: compact, bridge, mirrorless, DSLR. Which is best??
17 April 11.00-13.00 Photo shoot at Manchester Museum of Transport
15 May 11.00-13.00 3 Transport museum and members’ other recent photos
19 June 11.00-13.00 Blackleach Country Park, Walkden. Meet at visitor centre
17 July 11.00-13.00 3 Viewing and discussing recent photoshoot.
21 August 11.00-13.00 Portrait photography at Brian’s, 1 Houghton Lane M27 0DX. Just off Worsley Rd near Wallwork opticians
18 September 11.00-13.00 Cancelled due to U3A Belfast trip
16 October 11.00-13.00 3 ‘Wildlife photography’ talk by David Winnard
20 November 11.00-13.00 3 Portrait photos, how did we do?
18 December  11.00-13.00


2018 Photography Programme