Summer School

For the past four years, Willie Wilson with the support of Steve Carne has organised and run a very successful summer school on behalf of PPC which runs every other week from May through to August. The aims of the school are to increase member dexterity with all aspects of the camera including flash and lighting and to undertake interesting and varied photo-shoots including abstract, impressionism, portrait and still life. Every year Willie has managed to come up with new and stimulating ideas and as a result, the sessions are very well attended.

The school meets on Monday evenings (May - August) from 7:30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3EQ. Meetings last 2 hours or so with a break for tea/coffee.

Recent summer school events have included:

  • Macro & close up photography
  • Portrait photography using a simple single light source and backdrop
  • Still life including smoke patterns, water droplets, playing cards, light bulbs, tools and many other day to day objects found in and around the home
One of the key benefits in attending summer school is that the photos we take are often eligable for entry in club competitions and indeed, several have been placed and highly commended.

Summer School Abstract Photography

About The Club

Paignton Photographic Club is a long established photographic club with members of all ages and every walk of life. Monday night meetings have now returned to the Methodist Hall in Paignton where a wide range of guest speakers will talk about their photography and provide us all with hints and tips to help us improve our skill sets. Members are also encouraged to enter competitions which cater for every level within the club. For the 2023/24 season, our membership fee is £45 for the year, pro-rata for members joining later in the season. Come join us today, new members always welcome. 

Recent Images

Group A Section 1 5th Place Florida, The Sunshine State - Section 1 2023/24 Results Group A1 Section 1 6th Place Pont-y-Pandy Slate Mill (IR) Alex Hamer - Section 1 2023/24 Results Group A Section 1 HC A Egret With Reflection Robbie Clymo - Section 1 2023/24 Results
Bubbles 8 - An Exhibitiion of Macro Photography from Chris Arkell Sprayed water drop 2 - An Exhibitiion of Macro Photography from Chris Arkell Water drop 20 - An Exhibitiion of Macro Photography from Chris Arkell
Group A1 HC Stuart Chapman On The Nose - Section 4 Prints 2022/23 Open Theme Group A 6th Place Cornelia Frost Flying High At The Funfair - Section 4 Prints 2022/23 Open Theme Group A1 4th Place Alex Hamer Soft Light - Section 4 Prints 2022/23 Open Theme

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