Chet Valley Photography Club

A friendly photography club

Events Calendar

Monday 9th September 19:00-21:00. To be announced

Monday 2nd September 19:00-20:00. AGM. All members welcome

Monday 12th August 19:00-21:00. An outing to Sweetbriar Marshes

Sweetbriar Marshes is a newly-acquired 36-hectare site including a SSSI just two miles from Norwich City Centre, with ‘accessible routes’ and ‘mown paths’ There are important bird, insect and plant species to see. Please car-share where possible to reduce costs. For more information about the reserve please click here. For directions to the FREE parking, click here.


27th July 10-5, 28th July 10-4. FREE ADMISSION, plus refreshments and raffle.

Monday 13th May 2024, 19:00-21:00

The Lighting behind the Image – Justin Garner

Justin is a Manchester-based professional photographer who is travelling to Loddon to explain all about lighting portraits and products. He’ll share shots from behind the scenes to give an insight into the process, and the thought behind it

Monday 11th March 2024, 19:00-21:00

Restoring Historical Photographs – Richard O’Brien

IT instructor Richard O’Brien teaches us how to restore old photographs, from scanning and scratch removal, to adding realistic colours. No previous experience necessary, and a PDF guide will be provided.

See Richard’s website here

Monthly Theme for Submission: Spring

Monday 8th January 2024, 19:00-21:00

My Photography Journey – Nick Barber

Guest speaker and ex-member, Nick joins us to share his photography journey. After losing his eyesight, his job in the RAF, and his confidence, he received support from ‘Blind Veterans UK‘. ““I’ve been attending photography weeks at their Brighton Centre where I’ve honed my skills and got my confidence up. “They built me a photography studio in my back garden and I even had the chance to meet my hero, David Bailey. I can’t thank them enough for helping me rediscover my passion for photography.” Nick will also cover the basics of infra-red photography.

Monday 11th December 2023, 19:00-21:00

Christmas Lights and Mince Pies

Meet at the normal place and time, before heading round the town to take photos of the Christmas lights, (or car trails!) then returning for hot drinks and mince pies. Wear warm clothes!

Monday 13th November 2023, 19:00-21:00

Light in the darkness – practical session

Photo-graph literally means “light-drawing”, so as the days get shorter it’s a perfect time to do some light painting. Come along with a camera and tripod to learn how to produce fabulous shots like these:

Monthly Theme for Submission: Dark