Welcome to PhotoSoc! We host talks from guest photographers, competitions, exhibitions, photowalks around Galway, trips, darkroom classes and various other workshops. We will cover basic camera settings and also have talks from expert photographers who will explain the techniques they use.
"But I don't have a good camera"
It doesn't matter, you can borrow a camera from us! And then you will learn what to look for if you decide to buy a camera of your own. You could pick up a cheap second hand film camera, which you could then use to develop the photos yourself in the darkroom! We will even be making our own cameras this year using recycled materials...! Or ask us about reliable and cheap websites to buy second hand DLSR's from.
"I got a really nice camera, but it's always left on Auto"
Well it's time to unleash your camera’s potential and start exploring what the different modes and settings do! We will have professional photographers give talks and go through the settings. And other more experienced photographers within the society are always happy to help. You will also learn all about the manual setting on your camera by trial and error and asking us questions when we're out taking photos.