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    Cambridge,UK clubs and workshops

    I'm moving to Cambridge in a month or two. Are there any camera clubs/ workshops with darkroom facitlities in Cambridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Holliday
    I'm moving to Cambridge in a month or two. Are there any camera clubs/ workshops with darkroom facitlities in Cambridge?

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    Here's a link to the area photographic federation that has a link to clubs in the area. I cannot say if any have darkroom facilities. http://www.eafphotoclubs.co.uk/

    I can say that you are moving to a beautiful part of England, and will not be short of photographic opportunity for many years.
    Regards Dave.

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    Hi Gary,

    Sorry, I can't answer your question. However, I just wanted to say that I found Cambridge to be a really beautiful town, and I would love to visit there again someday.
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    I also found Cambridge to be quite a nice town when I've been there. I belong to an organization that debates every year where to hold its annual conference, and always decides to hold it at Fitzwilliam College.

    There are a few good (if not cheap) old camera shops there, so there is bound to be something.
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    If you are going to be part of the University there are plenty of options. Most colleges have their own photographic society and there is a university wide one too. Many departments - particularly the technical ones - have darkrooms that staff and trusty students can wangle the use of for personal work. There used to be a university photo lab that was a fair bit cheaper than commercial labs, especially for B+W and anything larger than 35 mm.

    Even if you're not part of the University, the exhibitions and slide shows the photo clubs and travel/adventure sports clubs organise can be excellent (or dire :-). Kettle's Yard also often has interesting exhibitions in its gallery space if you're into the contemporary art thing.

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    Thanks for the information folks. I've been scouting around looking at various potential photographic locations, but Cambridge is too bloody flat. In Northern Ireland, I'm surrounded by hills which hug the towns and villages.

    What is there to photograph in Cambridge? I'm looking for old trees and landscapes. I'll probably start with the historic buildings and do a series of cyanotypes or something similar.

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    Then make an asset of it’s flatness, it’s a big sky country. The old college buildings and “backs” are photogenic too; hire a punt (with punter) for an hour or two, and view the city from the water.
    Regards Dave.

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    Hi Gary

    Here is a link to the Cambridge Camera club site. Have been a member for a while but have not been to the meetings of late http://cambcc.org.uk/ . There is a nice group of people at the club and am sure you will find the meetings enjoyable. They meet up every mondya at 7:30 if i remember right. Quite a lot of digital members but their are still some traditional photographers too. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Holliday
    Thanks for the information folks. I've been scouting around looking at various potential photographic locations, but Cambridge is too bloody flat. In Northern Ireland, I'm surrounded by hills which hug the towns and villages.

    What is there to photograph in Cambridge? I'm looking for old trees and landscapes. I'll probably start with the historic buildings and do a series of cyanotypes or something similar.
    How far can you go?
    It's still flat but (apologies to people who love Cambridgeshire) more interesting....Suffolk is full of beautiful stretches - ancient scraps of forest, wild and lonely marshlands, stretching to the sea....it's a photographer's paradise (IMHO).

    For the lack of hills, I can see your point, but as others have said you have to go with it - if you can, you'll be hooked forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davec101
    Hi Gary

    Here is a link to the Cambridge Camera club site. Have been a member for a while but have not been to the meetings of late http://cambcc.org.uk/ . There is a nice group of people at the club and am sure you will find the meetings enjoyable. They meet up every mondya at 7:30 if i remember right. Quite a lot of digital members but their are still some traditional photographers too. Hope this helps.
    The only problem with your club Dave is that it is so popular that it is closed to new members, and has a waiting list in operation. However; here in hilly Northamptonshire the East Midlands Monochrome Goup has plenty of room and welcomes all comers, providing that they can negotiate the mountains of Earls Barton.
    Regards Dave.

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