Learning new skills is integral to all our activities. Practical sessions help members develop these skills in a supportive environment. The use of equipment, understanding more about different types of photography, and post processing are just some of the topics we regularly cover.
Positive Image frequently hosts guest speakers to give talks on all sorts of photography related subjects..
As well as in-person presentations, the use of Zoom enables us to invite some of the leading specialists in various fields.
In the past, we have heard all about travel photography, shooting close-ups, wildlife photography and portraiture, amongst many other topics. This variety helps us to ensure that there is always something of interest for everybody, whilst providing encouragement to consider different approaches and subject matter.
We host several group outings during the year, visiting a wide range of attractions and locations, including the Peak District, urban landscapes, and inspiring architectural sites.
These outings are a fantastic way to learn from one another and offer an opportunity to experiment with the unfamiliar.
Occasional, optional homework assignments are set to encourage members to go out and exercise particular camera skills. Homework might be related to a recent talk, or a programme theme. They can also include fun challenges set by our members. Images are reviewed at club nights, with the option of constructive feedback for members as desired.
Whilst Positive Image is not a competition focused club, we do run an annual competition in which everyone is encouraged to participate. Members receive valuable and encouraging feedback on their images, with some then choosing to enter external competitions such as the one run by the Yorkshire Photographic Union. Advice is also available on applying for photographic awards.
Several events are held throughout the year to give members and opportunity to relax, chat and enjoy one another’s company. Not all involve a camera, but there is always a chance to catch up on the latest tips and tricks, or seek advice about a challenging photographic experience.
BECOME A MEMBER
If you’re interested in joining us, why not come along to a few meetings and see if we are the right fit for you? For more details on joining Postive Image, please visit the ‘Membership’ page.