Aston & Erdington Photographic Society - Video

New members are always welcome at A&E, and joining a photographic society really is a great way to improve your photography skills. You don't have to enter the competitions, just by sitting and listening to judges and lecturers comment upon the images will help you understand what makes a good picture and what makes a bad one. It really is a very good way to see your photography skills improve. Have a look at the gallery, or the winning images in the results section. This will give you an idea of the kind of work members are taking. So if you've just purchased a camera, or are thinking of buying one in the near future, and want to learn to take better pictures then come along. Throughout the year there are formal trips organised. Members also meet up informally and go on outings together and these are also a great way to learn from each other.

Aston and Erdington Photographic Society:

is a photography club that meets on Monday evenings during school term time. We meet at Chester Road Baptist Church in Boldmere, starting at 7:30pm and finishing at 10pm. The evening is split into two 50 minute sessions with a break for tea and coffee in the middle (refreshments are included within the door admission charge.) There are lectures by guest visitors who bring along their work and talk about it, competitions which are mostly divided up into groups of people with the same ability, practical evenings looking at using programs such as Adobe Photoshop - there is even an auction of surplus equipment once a year.

Wednesday meetings:

There are workshop evenings held regularly throughout the year on Wednesday evenings, where some of the clubs advanced workers give up their spare time to help beginners and intermediate workers improve their pictures. There will be general advice on photography to help take better pictures, such as composition, cropping and printing. There are also evenings dedicated to using Adobe Photoshop where you can learn to remove the lamp-post growing out of someone's head, or how to darken a distracting highlight. There are also practical evenings that look at printing, colour profiling, a chance to see different types of papers you can print on to and also demonstrations in how to frame and mount your images.


For the majority of the clubs competitions members are graded in ability and you compete against other club members of a similar ability. There are 3 ratings, Advanced (A) Intermediate (B) and Beginners (C). Upon joining A&E.P.S. a small group will assess a sample of your work and fit you in to the appropriate group. This will ensure that you have a good chance of winning any competitions and that you aren't thrown up against the big guns too early.

Address :
Bevan Jones Memorial Hall
Chester Road Baptist Church
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B73 5HU  View Map
Contact Name
Dave Donnelly


Sponsored Links