First Tuesday Group

The First Tuesday Group meets at The Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2SY at 7:30pm on the first Tuesday of each month.

This is a more informal and hands-on group than the main meeting with discussions, questions, a nice relaxed atmosphere and a bar available.

Sessions in the pipeline for 2023/24 include: AI discussion and demonstration, Preparing a Panel of Photographs; Portraits with just one light; Some intermediate Photoshop techniques; Momentos as subjects; The Club’s Severn River project; Nature photography; Off-camera flash; RPS Progress; Sessions will have an interactive hands-on slant wherever possible.

Sessions will be announced at main meetings, on In-Focus and on the Club’s Website.  All welcome.

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PLEASE NOTE, A contribution of £3 per head goes to hiring the venue


Next Meeting



December meeting on the  5th


Panels & PechaKucha!

Led by John Clare.

The focus on single images is a frustration for many camera club members. 

This evening examines two ways of overcoming this:

Part 1 focuses on panels, including triptychs and diptychs. With a contribution from Colin Trow-Poole FRPS FIPF

 who gave such a great talk at CCC in October

Part 2 introduces PechaKucha - a great way of telling a story: 20 photos, 20 secs each.

With a guest appearance by Mike Taylor, whose PechKucha presentation was one of the highlights of the 

Northern Eye Festival in Wales in October.

An unmissable evening!



January 2024 meeting on the 9th  - actually the 2nd second Tuesday (for obvious reasons.)

The mysteries and options for 'off-camera-flash' will be adroitly demonstrated by Richard McCleery with, I am sure, opportunities to 'have a go'.


February's meeting on the 6th.

... will see us catching up with the flow of Richard Jefferies' River Severn project. Hopefully further members will be getting on board.


March's meeting on the 5th.

A hobbyist photographer from outside the Club, but otherwise in the same boat as the rest of us, will show how he has got to grips with taking portraits with jsut a single light or source of illumination. Again, join in if you want. 


April's meeting on the 2nd.

Jamice and Karin will be running an interactive session on the ins and outs of nature photography - amply illustrated with their fine work to be sure. 


May's meeting on the 7th

Very much pencilled in with a 6B at the moment... 'How to make progress to RPS, PAGB and other qualifications'.