Beginners and Improvers

Special Interest Group


Group Leader

Paul Harwood-Brown

Meeting frequency:
   ....every 4th Monday of the month, 19:00 to 21:00. Please bring your camera (if you have one!) and its manual to each meeting. You can download a PDF of the group programme here

Venue: Upstairs in the rear lounge at
   The Great Malvern Hotel, Graham Rd., Malvern WR14 2HN

   The above details are for guidance only: please be sure to check the programme calendar or contact Paul via

Group description

Each September sees the start of another season of our Beginners' and Improvers' Group sessions.  The 10 monthly sessions offer a mix of ‘classroom’ style tuition, blended with practical photography, genre-specific insights and photo editing sessions.

The course covers just about every aspect of photography from getting the camera out of the box through to editing your photographs, and everything in between. Sessions are presented by the club's experienced photographers and they are structured in a way which allows (encourages!) a fair amount of 'hands-on' activity during the evenings.

The Cost? Just £60 for the whole course! For this, you also get a free club membership entitling you to everything else the club has to offer.

The group meets once a month at 19:00 on the fourth Monday at the Great Malvern Hotel, WR14 2HN.  Take a look at our programme calendar for details of each session.  You can try th e B&I course before you buy for £10 per session for a maximum of 3 nights.

Be assured that everyone is very welcome, regardless of how little you might know (or think you know!) about photography and whether you use a DSLR or a smartphone.  The mantra in the B&I Group is that there's no such thing as a daft question!