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Archaeology and Heritage
Introduction to Group Activities
Last updated 2/8/12
A number of events are held during the year, visiting a range of heritage locations and archaeological sites in the south-eastern part of the country. Heritage means much more than churches, although the range of photographic opportunities presented leads to churches being popular subjects. There are opportunities to photograph country houses, industrial sites, and village and townscapes amongst others.
An important benefit of group membership is the chance to photograph in locations where photography is otherwise not permitted, and to access some sites when closed to the general public.
The group holds an annual conference in October, which in recent years has been held in Leatherhead, Surrey.
Our members' interests in the photography of archaeology and heritage are wide-ranging. The conference is an opportunity for them to share their photographic work, and thus also their interest in their chosen field. Members make their own arrangements for lunch, many congregating in a local pub.
The conference is a good introduction to the group - a means of appreciating and learning about the range of interests and photographic work, and the techniques used.
There are a range of presentations (around six in total) covering secular and ecclesiastical architecture, and archaeological sites and artefacts, both worldwide and within this country.
These are friendly events, and newcomers will be made most welcome.
Our Annual General Meeting takes place in May, and is combined with the Annual Print Day, where members share and discuss their print work.