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Welcome to the web site of 'Snappers'. We are self help group of photographers.

We welcome everyone - all ages, levels of experience and with no limits in terms of catchment area.

We don't claim to be experts, but we enjoy trying and learning together. We have been pleased to welcome several new members recently and numbers at meetings average around 26 these days.


Our Meetings

We meet at 1.30pm on the first Friday afternoon of each month. You are welcome to arrive a little earlier if you would like to have a chat with the leader of our group.

Many thanks to Paul Lancaster, a long standing member, and Russ Smith, one of our newer members, who took our May meeting for us. Russ spoke first, telling us about his studio and how he uses different lighting set ups. He kindly brought several lights and triggers and described how they work. After the break, Paul showed us how to use our own cameras to get shots of Gerry Kemp against one of his backgrounds using the light and trigger system he had brought. We were challenged to work on one of our shots to bring for critique next month.

Our next monthly meeting takes place Friday 8th June. We will try our hands at some more practical with flash and we need to be willing to be photographed. It would be helpful if members could bring hats, umbrellas, items of clothing which can be simply put on or other props to create an atmosphere and a photographic opportunity.

Our venue for hall-based meetings is: Beckingham Village Hall, Southfield Lane, Beckingham, Doncaster, DN10 4QA

Please check the web site before attending in case of last minute changes. They will be posted here if at all possible.

Photography Challenge Topic

The challenge for June is to process just one of our shots each from the May meeting and bring it along. We also continue the challenge to get some images of spring so that we have something to show if we have any time to spare. If we don't use the images at that meeting, we will fit them in on another occasion.

If you are bringing digital images to show at any time, please create one separate folder on your stick marked with the month they will be shown. If you are including two sets, please make a labelled sub folder for each set (not for each image) and save your images to the relevant one. Please include your own name in the title of each image to ensure you get the credit for any that are used in publicity. If you can find a way to mark your name on your stick, it would speed the loading process at the start. Thank you.

If anyone has any ideas for challenges or subjects for our afternoon meetings, please let John know or bring your suggestions to the meeting.

Site last updated 05/05/24