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Tettenhall Wood Photographic Club, The Institute, Wood Road, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton, WV6 8NF

A very warm welcome to Tettenhall Wood Photographic Club.

We meet at The Institute, Wood Road, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton WV8 6NF, nearly every Tuesday at 7.30p.m. prompt, in room 4 on the 1st floor, of the fully accessible building.

Our season runs between September and June and prospective new members and visitors are always welcome to attend without obligation. However, because of a rise in membership over recent years, we are having to limit the  numbers of new members in accordance with the limits of the venue that  we use. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member is advised to  contact our Membership Secretary, Mike Bradshaw, CPAGB, BPE4*, EFIAP in the first instance.

This page sets out to give you a flavour of ‘Club Life’, and what we get up to.

The Club

The Club was formed in 1982 and is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) through the Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MCPF).

The aims of the Club are to promote photography, and photographic achievement and skills, in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere. Members are encouraged to progress at a pace they are happy with, whilst allowing them to judge themselves against their peers, both within the Club and externally.

The membership is made up of people of wide ranging interests and ability, from absolute beginners and those with a passive interest in photography, to those who have reached an advanced level of competence. We all like to enjoy photography in its many guises, and no one takes matters too seriously.

Equal Opportunities

Tettenhall Wood Photographic Club is fully committed to supporting the principles and practices of equality, and is against all forms of discrimination, both direct and indirect, harassment, victimisation or any other form of inappropriate behaviour that may bring the Club and/or its Members into disrepute.

Meetings

Meetings take place in a relaxed friendly atmosphere, with the emphasis on enjoyment of the common interest.The programme is varied and interesting and generally consists of:

There is even time for a chat over a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Competitions

Members are welcome to enter prints and digital projected images (commonly know as PI’s) in monthly competitions, with trophies being awarded to the most successful photographer in each class, at the end of the season.

There are currently three classes, General, for those just starting in competition, and Intermediate and Advanced for those with an increasing degree of proficiency and skill. There are also one off events for all members to participate in at intervals through the year.

The Club also enters into Inter-Club Battles with other local Clubs, where we have the opportunity to judge ourselves against other photographers, who will have different ideas and thoughts. These events are always enjoyable and are part of the learning process.

Digital Imaging

The Club encourages all forms of image production and has its own Digital Imaging equipment. Most members now use digital capture and image making techniques, so help and advice is always readily available from our in-house ‘experts’.

Exhibitions

Members are encouraged, and assisted, to enter images in local, national and even international exhibitions and, as a Club, we have been quite successful in recent years. Visits to such exhibitions are also encouraged so that members can view and learn from a wide variety of top class images.

Field Trips

We try to arrange field trips through the year. The purpose of the trips is to have fun taking photographs in a group situation so that thoughts, ideas and techniques can be interchanged. The venues for these trips vary from local landmarks, to day, or even weekend, trips to places further afield, where good photo opportunities are to be obtained.

Running the Club

The Club is run for and on behalf of the members by a Committee of officers and members. The Committee has the responsibility to ensure that the Club runs smoothly and efficiently and that the various interests and requirements of members are reasonably met. Unfortunately, we have to pay for our enjoyment. However, with Annual Subscription of £25.00  and a nightly charge of £2.00, we think that you will find it to be good value for money.

Further Information

After reading this taster, we are sure you will want to know more. Please feel free to drop in and see us on any Tuesday between September and May, you will be more than welcome. See our programme page for details

Alternatively, for further contact details please visit the Contact Us page.