We hope that you’ll find the Cotswold Monochrome group a little different from the majority of camera clubs in the UK. Whilst naturally we’re dedicated to black and white photography, embrace black and white in both digital and film and hope to inspire more photographers to create amazing black and white images and prints, we think that there’s a few other things that might interest you.
WE DON’T DO COMPETITIONS
Instead of having competitions to see whose photograph is ‘best’ we simply encourage our members to show their own work and talk about their aims and objectives with their photography.
WE ENCOURAGE PHOTOGRAPHERS AT ALL LEVELS
Whether you’re just starting out, trying to get to grips with a new technique or thinking about new equipment our members are there to help you with your photography if you need it – there are no ‘trade secrets’ amongst the membership. If you need help there will be somebody there to answer your questions.
WE EMBRACE BOTH TECHNOLOGIES
We have members who do both so whether you’re using film or digital our goal is to stimulate our member’s interest in producing high quality black and white images and black and white prints.
WE’RE INTERESTED IN LOTS OF DIFFERENT GENRE
By sharing our knowledge and expertise we can improve the quality of all of our images. Within our group there are special interest groups where members meet informally and get involved with different aspects of photography that interest them.
WE ENCOURAGE NEW DIRECTIONS OF INTEREST
Shooting off in a different direction often produces exciting new images. We like that. At our monthly meetings we invite speakers to talk about their pictures and experiences and hopefully inspire you.
WE’RE VERY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT EXHIBITIONS
We have an exhibition of our members’ images so that others may enjoy them and we facilitate the entry of our member’s black and white images and prints into many national exhibitions, salons and competitions.
Be inspired by monochrome
Front Page Image Credits. Our thanks to ….
Monte Gordo Beach by Mike Edwards ARPS ABPE CPAGB/AV; Love in Brick Lane by Peter Campion DPAGB BPE3* AFIAP; Camargue Horses by Michael Windle ARPS DPAGB; No Longer Here by Martin Fry FRPS BPE4* EFIAP; A Sudden Apprehension + White on White by Dinah Jayes; A Hard Life, Mark Chambers ARPS CPAGB BPE2*; Black Magic, Noel Robinson ARPS CPAGB; Out of Reach, Laurie Turner; Bon Voyage, Gary Canning