Great Notley Photography Club (GNPC) was formed in July 2008 and is an exciting digital photography club for people who want to enjoy their photography and improve their skills amongst friendly and like-minded people. The Club welcomes people of all standards and ages and all we ask is that you are keen to learn and develop your skills in photography.
We use Flickr as a central communication tool for the Club but we really rely on face-to-face meetings to build the skills of our members and from this generate friendships. This ensures we have a vibrant membership who are happy to meet up and build relationships through sharing a common passion. We have a close association with the local community to which we contribute through exhibitions, village fetes and each year we nominate a charity and organise events and sell second hand magazines to raise donations.
From its inception, the Club has grown from 5 to more than 40 members and we have a good mix of ages and male and female members. We found that in order to satisfy the demands of our membership that weekly meetings are most appropriate and therefore we are unusual as a Club and we meet year round. Our program is consists of workshops, competitions, speakers, nights out and learning sessions all colour coded to help members easily see which evenings they wish to attend.
GNPC’s approach has always been to encourage members to get out and use their cameras. The Club provides workshops and training to improve the technical and artistic skills of the members whether you are a beginner or more advanced you can always learn. Members interact via Flickr by adding images to the pool for critique which enables them to improve the quality of their images.
There are a range of genres that are practised by the members and in order to help those who have a particular style or interest of photography in mind we have tried to include sessions developed around these special interests. Currently these include:
- Portrait and Studio Lighting
- Sports and Action
- Digital Processing
- Street Photography
For further information please refer to the Special Interest Genre section.