Founded 1923

Member of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation
Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain


The inaugural training programme for 2016-17 proved to be very popular with most courses being full. Course materials for all education courses are stored on a DropBox folder, available to all members. Please contact Graham Barber for access.

The Autumn 2017 Training Programme is outlined below. Pre-course sign-up is required for each offering; details are available at the Society Desk.


Date        Duration  Tutor           Title Content
01 Oct Whole Day Helen Bonnor Getting the best from your camera - theory and practice Get to know your camera starting from the beginning. Camera overview; lenses, zoom and focus; ISO; white balance; exposure and histograms; shutter speed, aperture and the effects of changing them; manual mode. Adapted according to student needs
15 Oct Half Day Helen Bonnor Getting the best from your camera - part two Including JPEG and RAW.More on focus and light metering. Possible topics chosen on 1 Oct
15 Oct Half Day Keith Taylor   All about the glass Types of lens, choosing lenses and try out each other's lenses
29 Oct Half Day Helen Bonnor Photos on the internet

If you'd like to join the WPS Facebook group, but are concerned about privacy.... this course is for you"

Join Facebook and take part in the club's discussion group. Learn how to upload pictures to Facebook and other websites such as Flickr, the WPS site etc. NOTE - we shall create new email addresses for which you'll need to bring a mobile phone (updated 10-Oct-2017)

Please read the WPS Social Media Guidelines and Policy and note the "Social media and the copyright of your images"

29 Oct Half Day Peter Orr Printing what you see on your Monitor Colour space, gamut, and soft proofing via Lightroom
05 Nov Whole Day Helen Bonnor Photoshop introducation - theory and practice Straighten and crop, tonal (levels and curves) and colour adjustments, spot removal, sharpen and output. Adjustment layers. If time allows: lens corrections, photomerge, filters. Leads on to next class.
12 Nov Whole Day Helen Bonnor Photoshop - further techniques for Lightroom and Photoshop users For anyone who uses Lightroom and wants to find out how Photoshop can help improve your pictures further, as well as for Photoshop users who have mastered the basics. Cloning; layers; layer masks; selection and combining images
19 Nov Whole Day Helen Bonnor & Keith Taylor Taking Better pictures "What makes a good photograph?" Composition, style, technique. Includes guest speakers
26 Nov Whole Day Helen Bonnor Photoshop creativity To be added
03 Dec Whole Day Peter Orr Lightroom Introduction Theory and Practice To be added
10 Dec Whole Day Peter Orr Lightroom Advanced Techniques and Examples To be added


 Independent of the Society, Helen Bonnor also runs evening classes at the Discovery Centre in September & October covering Photoshop Elements for Beginners. Please see the Discovery Centre website for more details or ask to be introduced to Helen at the Society Desk any Tuesday evening.

Training Leader:

  Keith Taylor LRPS       Keith


Where To Find Us

Littleton Millennium Memorial Hall

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