Milford On Sea

New to Photography 2024

Status:Active, full but can join waiting list
Group email: New to Photography 2024 group
When: Monthly on Wednesday afternoons 14:00-16:00
4th Wednesday
Venue: Beach House

A new group started in January 2024 in the format of an 11 month course.

The group will start by looking at camera settings and equipment. Trips will be planned to put learning into practice. It will be a very practical experience so a camera of some sort will be required.

If you are interested in joining this group please contact the group contact person.

Programme for 2024

Wednesday 24th JanuaryUnderstanding a Camera
- How it works
- Focusing
- Looking at photos
Wednesday 28th FebruaryComposure
- Rule of thirds
- Lines, curves, diagonals
- Horizon
Wednesday 27th MarchAperture
- Light
- Depth of field
Wednesday 24th AprilShutter Speed
- Different effects
- Conveying movement
- Panning
Wednesday 22nd MayExposure
- Aperture, shutter speed & ISO
- Exposure triangle
- Exposure meter
Wednesday 26th JuneChallenge Session
- Recap
- Quiz
- Competition
Wednesday 24th JulyLow Light
- Flash
- Tripod
- Long exposure
Wednesday 28th AugustClose up
- Macro
- Filling the frame
- Detail
Wednesday 25th SeptemberStyles of photography
- Landscape
- Portrait
- Street
Wednesday 23rd OctoberAdjusting your photos
- Editing
- Cropping
- Levelling
- Minor adjustments
Wednesday 27th NovemberRound up & review

Our u3a activities are risk assessed. If you take part in any group activity you must read the risk assessment.

You must be a member of Milford on Sea u3a to join this group.

A blue butterfly on greenery taken by the New to Photography group

This photo was taken last year when we were over half way through our series of meetings for members who want to know the basics of photography and how to get the most out of their camera. We have covered understanding how a camera works, exposure, composure, aperture and shutter speed. Our meetings have a good mix of theory and practical.

The group members recently had the opportunity to meet up with the Photography group for an outdoor visit to Longstock Park Water Gardens.