We're a friendly group of people who enjoy photography and meet regularly to show and talk about our photos.

Come along to one of our meetings - you'll be made welcome, and if you want to improve your photo skills we'll be happy to offer help and encouragement.

 

Take a look at our most recent events below and our Programme for this year. For more information about the us go to the About Us page.

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Folded © Alastair Bell

There's a rich variety of architecture in Northamptonshire and this was our theme for June. The result was a wide selection of images submitted by our members that did justice to this county's built environment.

 

Take a look at their photos on June's Member's Images page.

Fishing boats on the beach at Aldeburgh, Suffolk © Justin Minns

We're pleased to be welcoming back Justin Minns to present 'A Learning Curve'. Since his last talk to us he has become a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

 

On his website Justin describes himself as, 'An award-winning professional landscape photographer - best known for my images of East Anglia - but my work takes me to many parts of the world, creating atmospheric imagery...'.

 

For more details have a look at our Upcoming Events page or email events@whphoto.club. This event is now fully booked.

Delapre Abby garden

This is a late entry into our 2024 Programme and is the first of two photo shoots we'll be having in July with our friends from Spratton and Inspire clubs. Delapré Abbey is set in some lovely grounds which include a lake, so there'll be plenty to photograph.

 

For more details have a look at out Upcoming Events page.

July's Theme - Minimal - 18th July

Red Glow © Adrian Chandler

Let's keep this brief - July's theme is minimal.

 

'Less is more' is a phrase that's often bandied about and is well-suited to minimalism in art in general and photography in particular. It can be good discipline to simplify the elements in an image as much as possible so only the essential parts remain - reduce the distractions and leave only what is supporting the subject.

 

Arguably minimalism takes this a step further, leaving a bare minimum of features and allowing, or perhaps requiring, the viewer to use their imagination to fill in the gaps. Images like this can be calming and meditative and could be why they are often labelled as 'fine art'.

 

Keep it simple by submitting your images by 9pm on Wednesday 17th July.

 

Our themes for 2024 and all our other events are on our 2024 Programme page.

Old engine shed repurposed by the University of Northampton. Pic by Adrian Chandler.

We'll be meeting up at the University of Northampton Riverside Campus in the early evening to photograph some of the interesting buildings in the area. There's also the River Nene and Becket's Park just next door, so there'll be plenty of subjects.

 

For details of this and our future events in 2024 have a look at our Programme page.

The importance of storage for digital images can't be overstated. When we used film we had physical prints, slides and negatives, but with digital photography there's nothing tangible and data loss is a real danger.

 

In this month's Knowledge Night we discussed various strategies for storing our valuable files as well as some other topics members raised.

 

For more details have a look at our Upcoming Events page or email events@whphoto.club.