Photoclub Creative Resource Section
FEBRUARY - JULY 2018 SEASON
This page is where you will find all information needed for attending and completing Photoclub Creative assignments.
Photoclub Creative is a 6 month long creative photography course.
The current season of Photoclub Creative started in February 2018 and finishes in July 2018. The next season of Photoclub Creative starts in March 2019 and will run until August 2019. Please click here to read more.
Photoclub Creative is about being creative and learning with like-minded people in a social environment. You can also connect and share ideas with these and other Photoclub members online via a private Facebook group. If you're looking for something to inspire you, improve your skills and push your photography to the next level, then this could be for you!
The course runs for 6 months which means you get 5 creative assignments to take part in and feedback on your images over that time to help you improve.
You will need a password to access these assignments which you get when enrolled on the course.
MEETING LOCATIONS & DATES - FEB 2018 SEASON:
The Eridge group meets at The Nevill Crest & Gun pub.
The Nevill Crest & Gun
Eridge Road, Eridge Green, East Sussex, TN3 9JR
The London group meets at The Mudlark pub.
The Mudlark Pub
Montague Close, London, Greater London SE1 9DA
LONDON: THE MUDLARK
- Wednesday 21st February 2018 (7.00pm)
- Wednesday 21st March 2018 (7.00pm)
- Wednesday 25th April 2018 (7.00pm)
- Wednesday 30th May 2018 (7.00pm)
- Wednesday 27th June 2018 (7.00pm)
- Wednesday 18th July 2018 (7.00pm)
ERIDGE: THE NEVIL CREST & GUN
- Thursday 22nd February 2018 (7.30pm)
- Thursday 22nd March 2018 (7.30pm)
- Thursday 26th April 2018 (7.30pm)
- Thursday 31st May 2018 (7.30pm)
- Thursday 28th June 2018 (7.30pm)
- Thursday 19th July 2018 (7.30pm)
Deadlines for submitting your coursework.
- Sunday 18th March 2018 (Midnight)
- Sunday 22nd April 2018 (Midnight)
- Sunday 27th May 2018 (Midnight)
- Sunday 24th June 2018 (Midnight)
- Sunday 15th July 2018 (Midnight)
Naming Your Files
When submitting your images, please make sure they are full size JPGs and are named correctly. The naming is really important, even making sure you are using underscores instead of hyphens, as it will ensure that your photos are kept in the right order when we come to do the slideshow.
Correct naming convention:
Please don't use spaces, but use underscores instead.
Example for the 5 photos in sequence:
Please place your files in the Dropbox folder that I will share with you very soon. I will create individual folders for each assignment within, so place your images in the correct assignment folder.
Notes About Your Photos
Sometimes it is a really good idea to include some notes about your photos. It really helps me to understanding what you were trying to achieve with your images so I can give more considered feedback. These can be general notes about all 5 of your photos or notes on the individual images. Please leave your notes with your photos in Dropbox, just as a text file.
This course is really for most levels of photographer, the beauty is that I give you feedback based on you as an individual so nobody gets left behind. You could be a quite well established photographer but want to push yourself out of your comfort zones and try some different things to get you excited and inspired. Equally you could be relatively new to photography and want to get on and improve your skills whilst having a lot of fun. As you are open-minded to learning and trying new things with your photography then I'm positive this course will improve your photography.
Assignments & Feedback
Some people ask me what the assignments might be for this course. I'm always writing new ones but I can give you a few examples of previous assignments, please take a look at the galleries in the list, these are photographs taken by current and previous Photoclub members.
Every month you will be given a new creative photography assignment. I have written many assignments over the years of running Photoclub and these have proved very popular. They are always written in such a way to push you creatively but also to hopefully teach you something technical along the way. There will be 5 assignments in total.
At the end of every month you will submit 5 of your best images. Deciding on those 5 can be difficult and again maybe the Facebook group will be a good resource to help you with that. Submitting your images is easy, we get you set up with Dropbox and it's a simple as copying and pasting your images in to a folder.
You can also supply some copy with your images too and this will actually help me have some context and hopefully provide better feedback. Please just write some text in any word processing app (I use TextEdit on Mac) and save the text file in with your photos in Dropbox. The text can be about your images in general as a set or about each individual image.
When I receive your images I will produce a video screencast of myself talking over your images and offering advice on how to improve. This critique/feedback is something that has proved very successful and useful to members. The video will appear back in your Dropbox folder just a few days after you submit.
After you receive your feedback you will also receive the next assignment and we get started all over again. There will be 5 assignments in total, you will be given the last assignment on the 5th month and on the 6th month to receive you final feedback.
Prints & Slideshow
Each member will also receive 6x4 inch prints of their 5 submitted photos. One member of the group will receive a 12x8 enlargement of one of their images, we call this the 'commended print'. It's far from being a competition, I just select one image that has caught my eye and give that print to the photographer.
We also do a slideshow of everyone's images whilst in the pub and this will also be published here on my website.
10% Discount on 1-2-1 photography tuition whilst a member of Photoclub Creative.
A free weekend workshop tied in to one of the assignments. This is by no way essential, but if you are free on the day of the workshops then you are welcome to join us.
Objectives of the course:
The course encourages you to be more creative, to push the boundaries and move outside your comfort zones. To find a genre or sub-genre of photography that perhaps you didn't even know existed and to progress and enjoy your photography.
The video screencast feedback will help you improve both technically and creatively.
What will you need?
A camera: a Digital SLR (DSLR), CSC, Bridge or Advanced Compact camera
A pen and pad to make some notes.
A mobile phone, tablet or laptop (actually not essential, but useful)
Q – Do I need to attend all meetings and complete all the assignments?
A – No you don't, but the more you can attend the more it will benefit both you and the group.
Q – I only have a compact camera, but love photography, can I join?
A – Yes, there are no restrictions based on the type of camera you own.
Q – I only shoot film, can I join?
A – Yes. However, to review your photos you will need to provide high resolution digital scans.
Q – How many people will be in the group?
A – Up to 10 individuals in the group.
Q – Can I pay in instalments?
A – Sometimes. Please contact me first.
I’m confident that I can help you improve your photography, but don’t take my word for it, read what my clients have said about my courses on the testimonials page.
Terms & Conditions
Any courses booked cannot be refunded or exchanged.
Any courses booked are non transferable.
For full terms and conditions please visit the T&Cs page