Digital technology has transformed photography de-mystifying the techniques of film photography and allowing most of the processing to take place in the lounge or study. As a consequence, photography has never been so popular. The equipment gets cheaper, more automatic and each of us becomes able to express ourselves, through the camera, in a way that we thought was only previously available to the professionals. One soon ends up with a hard drive full of good images but where does one go from there?
PRPS tries to fill that next stage by providing a forum of other photographers with whom to discuss this new-found talent. As well as running several internal competitions where you can display your work and receive constructive criticism we also have self help evenings where you can learn how to improve your processing skills on the computer.
During the year we have a variety of excellent guest speakers who give talks on a range of subjects including wildlife, landscape, travel and lifestyle photography and many more.
All of these activities are carried out in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
PRPS has set out to be the Club where serious photography sits side-by-side with having fun. The Club Membership includes some seriously good photographers with a local, if not national reputation alongside relative beginners, all with the common objectives of improving their photography and have fun at the same time.
In addition to meeting each week, we now have an active ‘practical’ group who meets once a month – the ‘Society Snappers’. Any PRPS member is welcome to come along and try their hand at something new, hone skills and create new images with the help and support of their peers.
If you are looking at that next step in your photographic enjoyment/fulfilment why not try PRPS, we would genuinely love to see you.
Hayley Watkins, Chairman PRPS