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  1. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    Wasn't sure where to stick this post. And no, it won't fit there...

    How do you find out about your local photography clubs? And any way of making sure it won't just be five old farts in a pub? Because of my car I'm a member of two clubs and they have monthly meetings where we all sit in the pub and get ****ed. So I'd be looking for something local (around Luton) like that where it's not people sitting in a village hall going *puts on silly voice* "now this is from when I went to Africa. You can easily tell I used my lens at f2.8 notice how the colours are vivid... You there at the back with the strange car, wake up".
     
  2. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, I would just run a google search for your area, for starters. Or ask one of the boring old sods if there's anything better than what they're doing, although that might cost you your membership. :mrgreen:
     
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    Or you could try starting one, but that would probably be a bit of work.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What's that old Groucho Marx line...? "I wouldn't join a club that would have me as a member"?

    Or is that one "I've a good mind to join a club, and beat you over the head with it"?

    I'm confused.... :lol:
     
  5. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    But I don't have any slides from Africa so can't start one. :(
     
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    What does that say about a club you founded yourself? :p
     
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    Put a mane on your pet dog Snuffy and shoot him. Everyone will be nodding off anyway, so they won't know the difference.
     
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    Exactly! This is for Ferny to ponder. ;)
     
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    it won't just be five old farts in a pub?

    Don't write those kind of people off. Sometimes they know more than you might think they do.
     
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    You've missed my intentions.

    What I meant was I don't want to turn up to a meeting to find it's just five boring men and is always just those five boring blokes. And the reason that no-one else turns up is that, even though they know their onions, it's far more entertaining to go home and count your fingernail collection.

    Cheers, lostprophet.
     
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    Amersham have got a very good photo soc. Never been tho, but seems to have some talent there. Might just be near enough for you depending which side of Luton you are?

    http://www.amershamphotosoc.com/
     

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