The f4 Photographic Group started meeting as part of a local Photography A-Level evening class in 1984, but moved on to hold our own meetings in 1992, when the various photography exams had been achieved. We originally met in Beverley, East Yorkshire, at the Rose & Crown, but now meet in Cottingham, as it is more central to the membership.
We soon became known as a highly competitive 35mm colour slide group, within both the PAGB Yorkshire Photographic Union; and inter-club competitions with local and East Riding clubs.
The membership quickly embraced digital photography, which has broadened our own interests, as well as our inter-club meetings - and led to this website. Our photo competitions are open to members taking digital images, both projected and printed.
We meet every week of the year, on each Thursday evening at 7.45 pm, at the King William IV in Hallgate, Cottingham. However, we also meet up with other local clubs, and during the summer months our meetings move outdoors, for photography at suitable local venues - until light fades and thirsts sharpen.
The club adopts a strong social style, with outings for meals as well as for photography. Photo outings can extend from days or weekends as well as to Photography lectures. There is also a popular annual expedition, which can be four nights away to venues such as Mull, Western Isles, Farne Islands, Lakes, Dales and Dorset.