Our Programme

Our monthly meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (September to May) at the Jefferies Hall, Laustan Close, Merrow, Guildford GU1 2TS between 14.00hrs & 16.00hrs.

The usual meeting format will be a short ‘tutorial’, sometimes with guided ‘hands on’ practice, or presentation, followed by a review of photographs submitted as part of the members gallery or from our ‘photoshoot excursions’. We even find time for a tea break and chat !!

Our presenters include our more experienced club members as well as external sources. We encourage members to contribute to our programmes and we run periodic ‘photo assignments’ as well as an annual ‘fun’ photo competition.

Our current programme is set out below, if you would like further details just contact us, or join us and become part of the group. New members are very welcome.

Submission dates for all galleries for all meetings is the first Wednesday of each month

u3a Photography Group 2021/22 Programme


Wednesday 8th September

Lead TBA
Programme for the year
Introduction for new members / inc website
Using Flickr to Upload photographs
Rotorua Exchange & Commenting
Affinity Photo – software review
Members Gallery / Summer assignment feedback





RIchard
Peter
Wednesday 13th October

Lead Jonathan
Using histograms
Photographing fireworks & Firework assignment
November members gallery theme (Framing& Composition)
September photoshoot
Members Gallery 
Harry
Harry
Michael
Gachou
Annette

Wednesday 10th November

Lead Jonathan
A focus on focus 
Practical Session
Members Gallery (Framing & Composition)
October Photoshoot
Firework Assignment Feedback
Jonathan
Jonathan
Michael
Gachou
Harry
Wednesday 8th December

Lead Jonathan
Members  Gallery 
November Photoshoot
Rotorua Gallery Review
Christmas Social / Quiz
John Clark
Gachou
Jonathan
TBC
Wednesday 12th January

Lead Jonathan
Basic photoshop editing techniques & using Gimp
Photographing buildings & Assignment
Members gallery theme intro (Movement)
Members Gallery
December Photoshoot
Gachou & Bob
Harry
Bob
Annette
Gachou

Wednesday 9th February

Lead Jonathan
External Speaker
Adrian Davies – ‘using photos to tell a story’
Members  Gallery – theme ‘movement’
January photoshoot
Using photos to tell a story assignment


Bob
Gachou
Jonathan

Wednesday 9th March

Lead Jonathan
Building assignments feedback
My favourite photo’s
What did I do wrong ? Photo submissions & comments
February Photoshoot
Members Gallery 
Harry


Gachou
Michael

Wednesday 13th April

Lead Michael
Using light & White balance
Practical session
Members gallery
March Photoshoot
Using photos to tell a story assignment – feedback
Harry
Harry
Peter
Gachou

Wednesday 11th May

Lead Jonathan
Photo competition
Ideas for 2022/23 programme
April Photoshoot


Gachou

Photoshoots

22nd SeptemberFrensham Little Pond (14.00hrs -16.00hrs)
20th OctoberWaggoners Wells near Grayshott (10.30 – 12.30)
26th NovemberWinkworth Arboretuem (10.00 -12.00)
17th DecemberGuildford High Street Chrismas Lights (14.00 -16.00)
26th JanuaryAlbury Village (10.30 – 12.30)
23rd FebruaryWonersh Village (10.30 -12.30)
24th MarchLondon street art & architecture (12.00 -15.30)
28th AprilShere Village (10.30 -12.30)
19th MayChantries Wood (10.30 -12.30)