Develop your photography further! join a camera club!
The reason I chose this as a topic, was I always see people that are eager to learn photography but don’t have the venue and to learn photography.
Here are some basic reasons, I would suggest you join a club.
- Improve your photography.
Joining your a club will surely improve your photography. Seeing how others shoot and studying their different shooting styles give you an insight to their photography. You will be able to compare different styles and effects that photographers do and choose the one that you are comfortable with.The contest “themes” will give you a window to the photographers mind and how he thinks the interpretation and execution will always be different because these are expressions of their own creative styles.
- Meet new friends that share the same passion.
When joining a club, you will meet new people that share the same passion of photography and can keep this passion alive. It is hard to shoot by yourself and share your work if no one is interested.In joining a club, you have an audience, a friend and a teacher all rolled up into one.
- Increase your confidence.
Showing of your photos and learning from each contest will give you the confidence to be able to present your style and photographic work to others. As you build your confidence you will also build up your own style and in turn build up your photographic identity to others.
- Explore the world together.
Sometimes you are given the opportunity to go travel as a group and explore different places and share these places thru your photography. At times you are invited to On-the-spot shooting contests which are usually done out of town. These are some of the things that put your creative juices to the test. Showing the world thru your eyes is always a reward in itself.
In a club you will learn humility. Not everyone will like your style and the expensive cameras are at par with any digital or film camera. The Photographers eye is what counts. It is the theme execution that counts. You will always be judged and will not always be on top. This is what drives you to perform better and want to outdo the others.
- Learn for Free
The club is where you can go and learn for free by asking question on how the photos were taken presented or how it was shot. you can learn from other members that specialize in different fields like portraiture, wildlife, fashion, interior, wedding or food. You can share tips and tricks that you have learned and understand how others do their work.
- Stock Photos
We have monthly meetings in our club and during those monthly meetings we have our contest with different Theme each month. Thru the years you will be able to compile Photos from different topics and from different Places and eventually have your own mini “stock photo library”.
Here is the official list from the Federation:
Camerac Club Representatives
|Camera Club||Contact||Email address|
|3di||Jay Azriel Calzofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bahay Nakpil||(pls update)|
|Cameras In Action||Arnold Gironemail@example.com|
|Central College of The Philippines||Shirley Villanuevafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Club Luminos||Cliff Torresemail@example.com|
|Extreme Shots||Nap Beltranfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|F8||Leo de Andresemail@example.com|
|Framed Shots||Edwin Loyolafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Highlights||Samuel De Leon||exclusive|
|My Camera Club||Rosana Billanemail@example.com|
|OneG8way||Dennis De Jesusfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prize Photo||Orly Punzalanemail@example.com|
|Pinoy Photography Org.||Regie Fernandofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Twilight Zone||Consuelo Domingoemail@example.com|
|Zone V||Tonnette Jacintofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Zoom||Mosh La Fuenteemail@example.com|