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Photo-shoots  2017


The following photo-shoots have been arranged throughout the summer break.

To all members attending days out please book your places by contacting our Secretary, Martin Cooper, informing him of your email address and phone number, so that, if we have to change anything, you can be contacted directly.

Please do not make your booking with the guide of the day as they have kindly give their time and are only dealing with the photography.  


  • 26th April 2017

Wild Flowers at Clarke's Pool Meadows, Blakeney and Lydney Docks.

Directions: Leave at 10.30 from the car park just over Westgate Bridge on the left. After leaving Clarke’s Pool Meadows, we will go on to Lydney Docks and before taking any pictures we will stop for lunch. Bring food and drinks.

Your guide is Bob Harding. 


  • 7th May 2017

Season Premiere Airshow at the Shuttleworth Collection. Ticket price is £24.

This is a great venue, not too busy, no distance to walk, the sun is in the right direction and the rarest and prettiest old aircraft will be on display.

Mark is happy to help out and lend gear if required.


  • 27th & 28th May

Alney Island to photograph the cuckoos.

Saturday 27th May at 9.30am and Sunday 28th May at 10.30am.

Meet at the car park just off Westgate Bridge. Both days will include the Severn Bore which will arrive at about 10.27am on Saturday and 11.12am on Sunday. It will be a 3* bore on Saturday, dropping to a 2* on Sunday.

Please come and have a go at spotting the cuckoos and hopefully getting a few decent photos too.

Your guide is Mandy Sysum.


  • 3rd June

Winchcombe and Toddington

Winchcombe is a pretty and interesting village whilst at Toddington the main attraction is the steam railway.

Meet at 10.00am at the car park at the Greyhound Pub in Longlevens .

First stop will be Winchcombe railway station where a steam train will arrive at 11.15. Therefore,we need to be there by 11.00am.

Then off to Winchcombe where there is a cheap car park. Many interesting things to take images of in the town. Other places can be visited afterwards.

Your guide is Mike Barnes.


  • 18th June - Stroud Canal from Stroud East to Chalford

All Things Water

An easy meander from Stroud along a short section of the River Frome to a local cloth mill with a pond.

Returning via the Stroudwater Canal and Wallbridge Lock to the new open water development at Stroud.

Spend some time here photographing the viaducts, moving water, flowers, and graffiti.

Afterward, we can walk up into the town to have refreshments at The Ale House or a coffee shop.

Walk and photography time is approx 2 hours.

Park in the London Road multi-storey car park (next to Waitrose car park - GL5 2AJ) and meet close to the entry end by the London Hotel at 10.30am.

Your guide is Annie Blick.


  • June 2017

Brean Down and sunset at Clevedon

Date and times to be arranged to fit in with low tide.

Your guide is Bob Train.


  • 4th-12th July  

Snowshill Lavender Farm & Snowshill village

Date: July 16th
Time: 11 am
At: Hill Barn Farm, Snowshill, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7 JY

Visit to the lavender fields where there are lots of viewpoints, fields of wildflowers and amazing colours to be seen. Tea and shop on site. On-site parking which does get full quite quickly so car sharing may be a good idea.

We can then go on to Snowshill Manor and Gardens.  The Manor House is packed with an extraordinary collection of treasures collected over the lifetime of its owner, Charles Wade. The gardens have a good collection of flowers and plants. This is a National Trust property so free if you are a member.

Or we could go to Broadway Village and take architectural photos of the Cotswold stone buildings. Plenty of refreshments available there!

Your Guide is Debbie Godwin.


  • 8th July     Bristol Pride    

Bristol Pride Day  - Street  Photoshoot

Saturday 8th  July

Your guide is Bob Train

The parade gathers in Castle Park at 10 and then heads off along the Blue route to Queen's Square at 10:45. After there is a chance to take shots on the Dock Area around Millennium Square. It will be very busy and I suggest that we pair up rather than go a group walk. 

Bob will be in Castle Park from 9:30.

Meet up at 1  by the Tourist office 1 Canon's  Rd near Bordeaux Quay for a drink and natter.


  • 15th July

Motor racing at Castle Combe. This is a BRSCC meet. Lots of cars, very easy access to the track and good positions to shoot from. Not famous cars but it is a local track and great for photography. For this one, you only need moderately long lenses as you can get quite close.

Ticket price is £10.

Your Guide is Mark Kemp.


  • 29th July

Thursday and Saturday,  Newent, the park, the church, the village, the Shambles and the lock at Oxenhall.

Details TBA.

Your guide is Angela Danby.


  • August


The Abbey, Severn Weir, Mill House, the bridges, canal, and lock.

Details TBA.

Your guide is Mike Watson/Kevin Daws.


  • 2nd September

10.00 am

Bamfurlong Nursery where there are Dahlias, old cars, old tools to photograph.

Only 4 people at a time can enter but more than one visit can be arranged.

Your guide is Mike Barnes.


  • October 2017

We shall probably arrange a visit to Westonbirt Arboretum.

Watch this space.



If you are not a member of Gloucester Camera Club and would like to take part in our photo shoots, please contact the Club via our contacts page expressing your wish to join us. If you need any help or advice, an experienced member will be present to help you.