Introduction to the Club by Graham Roberts..

“We like to think that Sulgrave Camera Club provides an opportunity for anyone to come along and enjoy improving their photographic skills. Whether you use an iPhone or a fancy DSLR you should find our sessions engaging and enjoyable. We have monthly evening meetings in The Star and occasionally have location shoots.

If you think our group is for you please contact me via the link below.

[email protected]


See Club Members at a Photo Meet. 

Date of next meeting: 7.30 pm on Tuesday 8th October at The Star Inn

Graham Roberts writes:

At the end of August the camera club was seen out and about in the village for location shots at the Village Shop and the Star, there  were quite a few photographs taken and we are really grateful to the villagers who turned up to help us by “dressing the scene”. We had a good event which was well supported and all of us had an enjoyable session, hence, at our September meeting there was plenty to discuss when reviewing the pictures taken. As we are all in a learning process, constructive criticism is essential so we can all improve our photographic skills.

As we gain experience and expertise there is often a desire to obtain extra pieces of kit, so we also talked about purchasing telephoto lenses and tripods. I’m sure other camera kit will be discussed in the future.
An idea that has been suggested for the winter evening meetings will be for club members to talk about and show pictures of photographers they personally admire. This can be a very good way of broadening the scope
of our meetings so we will be planning to do this in the near future. Look out for the details in future newsletters if you would like to contribute.

The Camera Club organised the photograph competition at the Sulgrave Produce Show on 1st September t and we were really pleased to have over 50 entries. Whilst club members were well represented in these entries we also had non-members participating with some really good photographs so we hope this competition will become a regular feature at the annual show and encourage even more entries next year.

Finally, as a club we are nearly a year old. So, at our next meeting, we shall be looking at photographs taken by members in and around the village during the past year to see what we have achieved during our first
year as a camera club.

Our next meeting will be in The Star on Tuesday 8th October at 19:30 hrs.

If you are interested in photography and would like more information about the Sulgrave Camera Club please get in touch.

For more information contact [email protected]

June 2019 Meeting

After a rainy day typical of this June, the sun finally and somewhat reluctantly decided to show itself on the evening of Tuesday 4th June. This enabled members to take their cameras around the churchyard and stocks area of the village in pursuit of images illustrating the theme of “exploring the way different lighting conditions affect photography”. Samples of these images can be seen on the webpage “Village Images by Village Photographers”.

Some of those taking part can be seen below, on location and viewing the results in The Star:







April 2019 Meeting

The Camera Club were “on location” for the April meeting, members visited Wardington to take photographs of the village which has some interesting cottages, terraced housing and a manor.

Wardington was only 15 minutes from Sulgrave and presented opportunities for some creative photography, we had to think about composition, how to frame the pictures and create depth or a sense of 3 dimensions. The evening light allowed us just over an hour to take the photographs and then we returned to the comfort of the Star to chat through the event over some light refreshments.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 14th May; 7.30 pm in the Star. Our plan is to look through the photographs from the visit to Wardington, plus looking at the entries for the “Best of Spring Photograph”.

Look out for these to be posted on the village website shortly after that meeting.

If you have an interest in photography and would like to join us, please contact Graham Roberts – [email protected]


March 2019 Meeting

Another enjoyable evening at The Star for members of the camera club.  Neil had taken a number of photographs around the village to demonstrate composition and we decided the “rules of composition” should really be guidelines, in many cases the objective should be to produce a photograph that is pleasing, sometimes taking the image a few paces to the left or right, or up or down,  will make a real difference and this is not always following the “rules”

Each month we have a project, March was “animals” and the pictures brought to the meeting were all very good indeed, lots of “Ahhs” accompanied the photographs of lambs, cats and dogs.

We intend to get better at sharing some of these photographs on the village web-site, which Colin is pressing us to do, so look out for the page on the website soon. See new page on the Village Website.

The next meeting will be on Thursday 18th April. Meet at the Star and then to a photo shoot at a location to be advised.

Graham Roberts


January 2019 Meeting

January’s photo theme of ‘ Chimneys ‘ provided plenty of variation so it was fascinating to see how other photographers interpreted this subject.

We welcome new members so if you would like to know more, contact me at [email protected]

Graham Roberts

December Meeting

At our December meeting in the Star we viewed recent photographs that had been taken by us locally. Each photographer presented their work and explained the motivation and aims of each image. In a supportive way as a group we made comments and suggestions that hopefully would benefit us all.

As we are now enduring the short daylight hours of winter we tend to have discussions at our monthly meetings on composition, creativity and technical skills etc., but as soon as we can we intend having more location shoots in the new year.

Graham Roberts

Brackley Visit – November 2018 

Photographs later.

Portraiture Evening – November 2018

Photographs later.

Members at work. 

Banbury Canal Visit – June 2018

See one image from each member chosen for publication on village website.


Members are invited to submit one photo album per month, in pd form not exceeding 2Mb. Subject matter preferably but not exclusively local. Style of the album at members’ discretion.

Graham Roberts

Summer Harvest. August 2018




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