If you are interested in joining our friendly club, please contact us by email, phone or web form now.  We can then include you in our plans and we’re  happy to help you with Zoom on PCs, Macs, iPads, phones, etc.  We cater for all levels of interest – beginners to very advanced/professional – and will be offering additional workshops and photo visits. 

SCC meetings for the first few months of our new 2020-2021 season will be held using Zoom.  Zoom meetings will continue on a fortnightly basis until it is practical to resume meetings in the Royal British Legion Hall, Shaftesbury.

Zoom meetings normally open at 7:00pm for 7:30 start and usually last for 1~2 hours with a short rest break (stay logged in!).  There are opportunities for general chit chat, questions etc.  Watch for details on posts below and changes by email. 

Zoom log-in details are emailed to members one or two days ahead so please check you have these to hand on each Thursday.

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Our annual program always includes some practical or interactive evenings which address a particular aspect of photography linked to a competition topic or perhaps a photographic visit. However some members may appreciate a few additional sessions on topics such as camera settings, photographic software, printing and mounting, etc. and there are several ways to arrange this without incurring any extra expenses, e.g.  hiring of the hall for what is likely to be a smaller group of members:-

 1) We have the use of a small side room on normal club nights where we can arrange one-to-one or small group 40 minute sessions just before our normal start time.  If you are interested, please ask or email Chris outlining what you would like to cover and he will be very happy to sort something out.

 2) For software topics, for example photo editing,  Zoom video meetings on line work extremely well and can easily be set up at times to suit small groups of up to about six members.    The club’s primary software nowadays consists of Affinity Photo (a very advanced British-based editor with a PhotoShop type experience and costing less than £50 – Affinity Photo ) and Faststone (a free simple file browser with excellent photo tools – www.faststone.org).  Zoom’s screen sharing means it is a more suitable basis for introductory courses for absolute beginners as well as those converting from other photo editors.

We do attempt to address most topics, even if we have to do a bit of preparation first to find a suitable ‘leader’!

You must be a full member to participate in workshops.

You can always email Chris via info@shaftesburycameraclub.org.uk or talk to him at the club.


Quick links…

PDI & Print Entries (members only)
for Prints and/or PDIs

Download Zoom Client

Video, Audio-Video or Presentation files

Affinity Photo Notes




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Zoom.us is the emerging video meetings standard for camera clubs. Local clubs are welcome to contact us to exchange ideas/experiences.

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