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Photography GroupWe are a friendly photography group with a variety of skill levels and interests. The group meets twice each month. One of our meetings is based in Lostwithiel when we show and discuss photographs. The second sees us out around the county and further afield, taking pictures and helping each other to try new photographic techniques and challenges. We also arrange workshops for the group with renowned professional photographers. These give us the chance to improve and grow within our own particular area of interest. We have also held four successful exhibitions over the last seven years. We welcome members with all ranges of ability and equipment - most of us started using our phone as a camera!

Contact the Group Leader

Group contact: Stephanie Thomas

Telephone: 01208 841484

Group contact: Lindsay Southgate

Telephone: 01208 873371



February update

Snowdrops and other flowers at Lanhydrock field trip: on the 27th the plan is to meet by the gatehouse at the entrance to house and gardens at 10.30am.

At Lanhydrock there are extensive gardens and with year-round colour including in the higher and woodland gardens snowdrops, daffodils, camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons.

Further information, including parking, fees and hints about flower photography is on the field trip sheet. Just click on the left.


February plans

The January newsletter has been published - access this from the In Focus Newsletters tab on the left hand side of this page. 

Plans for February include

  • Monday 10th Februrary - Photography Extra at 6pm in The Platform. A chance to look at some of our images in a little more depth, and to offer assistance to any member working towards an RPS distinction.
  • Thursday 20th February - Platform Meeting at 2pm. Steph will share some of her images from a recent Hebrides trip.
  • Thursday 29th February - Snowdrops and other flowers at Lanhydrock. The field trip sheet containing more details will be posted in the tab to the left of this page shortly.


Fieldtrip to Davidstow and Roughtor


 A typical January day for our fieldtrip this month but we made the most of the moody conditions and were thrilled to see a brilliant display of murmurations at Roughtor




First Platform meeting of the year - Thursday 16th January at 3pm

First field trip of 2020 - Thursday 23rd January. Davidstow Airfield and RoughTor Starling Murmuration
Organised by Jenny E


 2019 Exhibition is live!

On Friday we were so pleased to see Peter Bland open our 2019 Exhibition at Shire Hall in Bodmin. Pictures from the event are available to view in the 2019 Exhibition tab to the left of this page.

An online version of the exhibition catalogue is available from the top menu bar of the main Lostwithiel U3A webpage  Simply click on the tab “Expo” in the yellow menu bar at the top of the page 


November/December newsletter is published!

The November/December edition of our newsletter can now be read by clicking on the "In Focus Newsletter" tab to the left of the page, as well as all previous 2019 copies.


Dawn at Porlock Weir

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to join five photographers and caddy Maggie for a workshop trip to Exmoor. This was to be my first experience of a dawn to dusk day out with my camera and the chance to receive expert advice from professional photographer, Ross Hoddinott.

Ross had planned an itinerary to visit five beauty spots during the day, all ideal places for me to learn new skills, weather permitting. The day started well at Porlock Weir, a fine morning with little wind. Ross kindly brought along filters for me to use with my camera and I soon discovered the art of setting up the histogram and adjusting the filters to obtain the correct exposure. It was great fun!

Sue H


Update 29th Sept

The latest edition of our newsletter, In Focus, has been published. This, and all previous copies, can be read by clicking on the "in Focus newsletter" tab to the left of this page

September 2019 newsletter