Our Zoom Sessions

See what is planned and register for a session.

To register please complete the below form and press SUBMIT.

On the day following the pre-registration deadline you will receive an email confirming that your registration has been received and is being processed.

Should you not receive an expected confirmation please email the Membership Secretary on membership@photogroup.co.uk without delay.

The Zoom session log-in link will be sent to you by email around one hour prior to the session starting. Just prior to the Zoom session start time click this link and follow the on screen instructions. There may be a short delay in the “waiting room” until your log-in is accepted.

We regret that no log-in links can be issued after the pre-registration deadline for each session.

Our programme of sessions and talks

For legal reasons including copyright and data security none of the sessions will be recorded. This includes the “chat” dialogue. We also ask members not to take screen shots, audio recordings etc.

For all queries regarding sessions or to volunteer a talk please email zoom@photogroup.co.uk

Meetings will open 15 minutes before the start time

DATESTART TIMETITLE & PRESENTERPre-registration deadlinePresenter
12 Jan 2021
10.00 AMIntroduction & Coffee morningCLOSEDStuart Ord
22 Jan 2021
7.30 PMArchitectural photographyCLOSEDPaul Wallington
18 Feb 2021
7.30 PMMonochrome photography – part 1
CLOSEDTony Taylor
4 March 2021
7.30 PMMonochrome photography -part 2
CLOSEDTony Taylor
16 Mar 2021
7.30 PMAn evening with Bob & Sue Moore
1 April 2021
7.30 PMMonochrome photography -part 3
CLOSEDTony Taylor
14 April 2021
7.30 PMAfrican Wildlife photographyCLOSEDGeoff Cooke
5 May 2021
7.30 PM1. CornwallCLOSEDCatherine Nicholls
ditto2. Landscapes from lay-bysdittoMartyn Richardson
Friday 14 May 20217.30 PMRetouching Fine Art Portraits

Learn how an expert takes a good but imperfect portrait and uses the tools in Affinity Photo and Portrait Pro to optimise it.
For a taster, see:
CLOSEDAlasdair Cockett
June, July & AugustNo sessions
TBAShoot the dog
Pet and animal photography
TBAIan Watts
TBAWildlife my wayTBAColin Brett
TBAWelsh International Salon
A presentation of 2020 entries
TBAPeter Young
TBAFollow up on Monochrome Photography
Members images and discussion
TBATony Taylor & Stuart Ord
TBACoffee morning socialsTBAStuart Ord

This programme is still under development, and we will update it in due course

We look forward to seeing you there

Contacting us

For pre-registration and log-in links Vivien Hartill membership@photogroup.co.uk

For session organisation and details Stuart-Ord zoom@photogroup.co.uk

Essential – Please complete and submit this form to register


When new dates are published- Submit a seperate form for each registration. For processing purposes and to ensure that you receive confirmation and log-in details use of this form is essential.
IMPORTANT - Please use the same First Name and Surname when logging in to the Zoom waiting room.
Required to confirm that you are a Photographic Group member
Required to send you the log-in link

Preparation – sign up with Zoom and get the software that you need

If you’ve used Zoom before, you don’t need to do anything more to prepare.  If you haven’t, please follow this guide –

1.      Go to www.zoom.us

2.      Click “Sign up, it’s free”

3.      Enter your details

4.      After completion, look for an email from Zoom to complete your registration.

5.      Download Zoom client from “Resources” (top right of screen) “Download Zoom client”  button or from www.zoom.us/download

6.      Let the download complete, then run the software. You can do this from your browser directly, but browsers differ, so if you don’t know how to do it from there, use Windows Explorer (or the iOS equivalent) to the Downloads folder, and the latest download will be the one to run.

7.      Double click the file name to run the installation. Then just follow the instructions that will appear.

Joining our Zoom sessions

It is important that the host can identify you in order to release you from the waiting room. When you join the Zoom session if you use the first name and surname that you used to pre-register this should not be a problem. The displayed name is set by your Zoom profile. Here is a guide for editing your name on a PC but it will not be too different for other devices:

On the day following the pre-registration deadline you will receive an email confirming that your registration has been received and is being processed. The Zoom session log-in link will be sent to you by email around one hour prior to the session starting

At the allotted time (we’ll open each meeting 15 minutes before the start time) you just click the link and wait. Soon you will see that you are awaiting the host to let you in, and it gives you an opportunity to test your camera, microphone and speaker while you are waiting. The wait is for us to check that only pre-booked people are attending and that they are bona fide CCCPG members. Please be patient, this may take a few minutes.

During Zoom sessions

Observe how to turn on and off your microphone and video within Zoom. During a talk or workshop we will ask for all video to be off and microphones muted. This is to allow the presenter to be showing to all full screen.

Questions can be entered into Chat during the presentation by clicking the “CHAT” icon in the lower part of the Zoom window, selecting who you want to see the message (you can select “all” or an individual person) and typing in your question. The Host might pass your question to the presenter, or he might invite you to unmute your microphone and ask the question at an appropriate point.

For social sessions video can be on but it is good practice, especially when a presentation is being made, to keep your microphone muted so as to avoid any distracting background noises. Please note that the host can mute your microphone, but he cannot unmute you, so you must unmute yourself in order to speak.