Development and Mentoring

Most members want to improve the quality of their photography or get inspiration that will enhance their work. In addition to our programme of Friday evening lectures and events we offer a range of development and mentoring activities.

Development and training events

We have run a variety of events to cover topics of interest to members. These have included evening workshops on processing images and a programme of presentations at our bi-annual club exhibitions.

These additional events allow people to explore issues in more depth than is possible at a Friday meeting. We are very keen to hear from members about topics they would like to see covered – particularly new members so we can help them improve and gain the confidence and knowledge to enter club competitions.


In addition we run a regular critique group meeting. This is to help members to see their images through other people’s eyes and consider constructive feedback and suggestions for improving their images.

This is particularly useful for members who are considering working towards a photographic qualification from the Royal Photographic Society or the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. And it helps members who are considering entering images to exhibitions in the UK or internationally.

If you have a development need, please speak to a Committee member so we can work up an appropriate solution.


For those members who seek even more detailed support we have a mentoring scheme. We can pair you with another member to give advice on a specific topic or regular discussion and practice over a period.
Mentoring in progress
One mentored member has commented:

“My mentor helps me to become the photographer I want to be. He advises on the camera settings and suggests compositions that improve my work. Perhaps the most important benefit of a mentor is that he notices areas in an image that, with one or two subtle changes, will lift it to well beyond my current capability level.”

In short, the scheme offers friendly, informal advice at a time and pace to suit you.

You can get more information about all these activities by looking at the flyers on the Club notice board on Friday evenings or by asking a Committee member.