Training and Special Interest

Contact Details

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Training Evenings will take place in the Lovedean Village Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7:30pm

The Training Programme tbc

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups
SIG Leader Guidance notes can be found  here sig-guidance-notes

SIG NameDescriptionVacancies
Photo & EditingThe object of the Group is to enhance and further participant’s photographic knowledge by covering various forms of practical photography and use of photo editing. The Group has an organiser who is responsible for arranging venues, meeting dates, and overseeing the projects undertaken by the group as suggested by the members at group meetings. The group discusses the outcome of the projects at the next meeting and agrees the next topics and venues for photo shoots. Meetings are normally held every six weeks throughout the calendar year More information can be viewed here.No
CreativeThe creative group is for club members who wish to develop and progress their image making through imaginative and artistic approaches to picture creation. The group operates mainly online by the sharing of images from set monthly projects. Constructive and supportive critique is given of images posted from projects. Help sheets are provided and links to relevant online material is available. Out of the club season the group works on a thematic approach, again sharing online. Some meetings at Lovedean Village Hall or on Zoom are arranged as and when. More information can be reviewed here
Audio VisualA fledgling group for those interested in extending their skills in Audio Visual.  The work will focus on using existing and new images or video clips to build AV sequences, in association with background music (‘photo harmony’) and/or with commentary or voice-over comments.   Software such as Picture to Exe and VideoPad are suitable for the editing and publishing of these AV sequences, and the group will be working to understand and use the full facilities of these systems. 
The group is meeting once a month and reviewing ongoing work.  We have also attended an external competition organised by Ludshott Photographic Club.  This was a well-attended evening judged by Ken Scott ARPS and showcased some superb AV work which will be an inspiration to us in our own efforts. 

More information on Audio Visual, and examples, can be found on the RPS AV Group page, follow this link.

Horndean Junior Camera Club (HJCC)During the Covid-19 restriction period, the Junior Club has suspended activities as we are unable to follow our normal indoor winter programme. Our members remain in touch with us, and we will resume activities when it is practicable and safe to do so
Unlike the other SI Groups, the HJCC draws its membership from outside of the adult Club, although our members are registered with the Club for the purposes of this governance. The HJCC is for youngsters from 10-16 years, and aims to introduce them to basic photographic skills and good practices through tutorial sessions and photo shoots in and around the area.  It meets once a month, and is supervised by two of the adult Club members.   There are currently three vacancies in our planned membership of 10.

The group has won an East Hants Councillor’s Grant of £690 to fund this year’s visits to ‘action’ locations such as Brooklands Museum and Marwell Zoo to extend our skills at photographjing real events and scenes.  These visits will take place in April and July/August respectively, and there will also be a visit to the Basingstoke Milestones Museum in the autumn.  Membership has also increased to 8 youngsters.

Full details of the HJCCC are on a separate page on this web site here
DistinctionsIn recent years, the club has started to explore the accreditations available through the PAGB and the RPS, and several distinctions have now been gained in CPAGB and LRPS, and we have two ARPS.

We have therefore sufficient skills in-house to help other club members who wish to find out more about gaining these accreditations, and the RPS Distinctions sub-group has been proposed to bring together those skills and the members who wish to find out more. To start with, it is proposed to concentrate on the Licentiate distinction of the Royal Photographic Society, or LRPS.

Apart from understanding the process (and the costs) involved when one applies and submits an application, the group will also mentor members as they prepare their panels, to maximise their chance of success in meeting the RPS requirements for a Licentiate accreditation.

Members of the group who wish to pursue the Associate distinction, ARPS, will be mentored separately.

If there is demand, mentoring for the Certificate of the Photographic Association of Great Britain, the CPAGB, could be considered at a future date.

The group meets monthly at Lovedean Village Hall on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 1930 hrs. There will be a small charge to cover the hire of the hall, which will be collected on the night.

There will not initially be a cap to numbers of members until the group settles down and regular attendee numbers are known. Therefore at this time there are vacancies for new members to join the group.