Summer Photography Course – 2019
The 2018 course proved to be very popular with over 30 people attending, a number of whom still regularly attend and are active within the Society.
In 2019 the course will run from 26th June until 14th August – Monday evenings 7.45pm – 10pm.
It is highly likely to be oversubscribed so if you are interested in attending please sign up as soon as possible.
Click the link below to buy tickets online.
The course is both practical and theoretical with the simple aim that by the end of the course you will take better photographs.
Over the years hundreds of people have attended, enjoyed, and gained from taking part in the course.
We find that people attend for a whole variety of reasons with common reasons being;
- Stuck in a rut of taking snapshots and wanting to take quality photos instead
- Buying a dSLR and never taking it off the automatic setting
- A rekindling of an interest in photography
- Technique and science of photography
- Photographic outings
- Practical assignments
There will be at least 3 outings on weekends in the Walthamstow area. Additionally each week practical assignments will be set which relate to what has been covered that week in the course.
This practical work is optional and whilst reviewed this is done anonymously. Many people find this the best aspect of the course as it stretches photographic skills into areas they may not previously have taken.
We find that most people tend to own dSLR cameras but bridge or compact cameras are often owned. In the Society many people use bridge or compact cameras including competition winners.
The price of the course is only £75
This includes membership of the Society until September 2020 (worth £70!)
“I did not arrive with any particular preconceptions or specific expectations. Course has been very enjoyable and I am very happy with the content.”
“From my perspective the course has had a nice balance. I have sought to attend on Monday evenings and to participate in the field events.”
“As a novice I have learnt a great deal about photography and camera settings”
“I joined the 2013 Walthamstow Photographic Society Summer School. Prior to this my photography was limited to trying to get better holiday photos than my friends, and I had never taken the camera off auto.
“At the Summer School I learnt about the different settings on my camera, how to technically take a good photo, how to be creative taking photos, and most importantly from the homework I was encouraged to try photographing a whole range of different subjects pushing me out of my comfort zone.”
“Two years later, thanks to the start given at the Summer School, my photography and confidence has come on in leaps and bounds.”
“I enjoy entering the club competitions and interclub competitions and in 2015 I won the 1 in 100 interclub competition had 6 acceptances for the Southampton International Exhibition.” – Caroline Preece
Previous attendees have came from Walthamstow, Leyton, Leytonstone, South Woodford, Woodford, Wanstead, & Chingford.