The Wolds Photographic Society was formed in early 2016 by several local photographers who wished to further their photographic skills in a congenial and relaxed environment. We meet in the Oak Room at the Pocklington Arts Centre on Tuesday evenings between 7:30 pm and 10 pm from September until the end of May.
These club nights provide a focus for photographers, with differing levels of expertise, to share their varied interests and enthusiasms and to support each other. Activities on these evenings include practical sessions, illustrated talks by members or outside speakers and monthly competitions with pre-set themes. External judges for these competitions provide helpful feedback on each of the submitted photos.
During the summer months we prefer to make the most of the evening light and so an informal schedule of practical sessions is organised for those who like to get out and about with their cameras. Amongst some of the successful visits we enjoyed in our first year were Howden Minster, night photography sessions at Drax Power Station and York City Centre, and various other landscape locations around the Wolds.
It is a stated aim of the Society that we will offer significant support to any member who wishes to apply for a photographic distinction, whether through the auspices of the Royal Photographic Society, or via the awards system organised by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. Access to a mentoring service from a more experienced member, discussion and critique of works shortlisted for assessment and help with printing costs are examples of the assistance that can be offered.
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