The Aperture Photography Group (APG) was established in 2016 and is based in Little Brington in Northamptonshire. It was set up with the aim of creating an environment in which photographers of all levels of experience could come together and learn, improve and share their interest in photography.
We made a decision early on that we were not going to call ourselves 'The Aperture Camera Club' - a camera is merely one of the tools you need to take photographs. Nor did we want to call ourselves 'The Aperture Photography Club'. We were clearly interested in the photographs taken by members within the group, but we also wanted to share the images taken by the wider community of photographers, past and present.
Apart from meeting regularly throughout the year, we organise training workshops to teach our members the skills they need to learn and improve their photography. We also organise regular outings, where those new to photography can learn from the more experienced members.
As a member, all we can ask of you is to get involved. It doesn’t matter whether you are a complete beginner or more experienced - take part. For beginners, we want you to ask questions, because it’s the only way to learn. If you are more experienced, we ask you to share your learning and help those who have only just started out on their photographic journey.
The Aperture Photography Group is affiliated to the Midland Counties Photographic Federation and Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. http://www.mcpf.co.uk/
Our permanent exhibition at The Saracen's Head in Little Brington is now open . Why not drop in for a pint or a meal and take the opportunity of looking at the work that our members have produced.
Ten APG members travelled into Birmingham by train and spent a busy day photographing around the Bull Ring, Grand Central, Broad Street and Gas Street Basin. We will have details of more outings soon.
We have launched the first of our assignments for the group - Photographing People. Over the next few weeks the members will be busy identifying suitable models (family, friends, etc.) and taking images ready for a review in September.
The group is open to everyone, regardless of photographic ability. All we ask is that you have an interest in photography and would like to improve your photographic skills or assist others in improving.
No. You are welcome to come for free to two of our meetings before making any commitment to join.
Currently our annual membership is a flat rate of £25 per year. Membership runs from the first week in January to the last week in December each year. Members who join part way through the year pay a discounted rate.
If you have any questions regarding your specific camera, then yes, please bring it along with you for advice. On normal evening sessions you will not need your camera unless specifically stated. We do hold portrait sessions, technical sessions, photographic walks and outings where your cameras will be required. You will be informed ahead of time if they are.
Any! We are dedicated to helping people improve their photography no matter what camera they decide to use. We have members who use film cameras but in the main digital imaging has taken over. Phone camera, point and shoot or top end professional cameras; they can all take a good image in the right hands. We very much welcome newcomers to photography, even if they have not yet purchased their camera.
We've tried to give you a flavour of what the Aperture Photography Group, is all about, but if you need more information about us, please drop us a line.
The Saracens Head, Main St, Brington, NN7 4HS, England http://www.thesaracensatbrington.co.uk/
We meet every other Thursday at 8pm.
Please see our Calendar for details of the next meeting.