We welcome new members. Whatever your ability and experience, this is the club to join! We’re a friendly bunch and always keen to welcome new people to join us.
Individual membership is open to anyone aged 16 or over, but younger people who are aged 14 or over and who have chosen photography as a study option or a hobby may be admitted to club meetings and trips free of charge providing they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who is an existing member .
We meet once a fortnight on a Friday evening from 7.30pm. and we usually finish around 10pm.
Our members have a vast range of experience and are keen to share tips and hints to help improve your photography. We use lots of different kinds of equipment from film cameras, to digital SLRs to mirrorless. The club also has a stock of lighting equipment which we use on practical nights.
Our club is non-competitive as we wish to maintain an all-inclusive atmosphere for members of all abilities. However, we aim to improve our skills at every level and to this end the club holds a varied programme of talks by visiting photographers on topics such as black and white images; the importance of ‘light’ in landscape photography; and architecture (see programme page). We also have practical evenings: making use of the church hall for indoor portrait sessions (people/pets), practising Macro (close-up) work, or outside portraits using natural light, floodlit sessions in the church grounds, local walks during the light evenings … and pretty well trying anything that anyone suggests. The programme is whatever members want it to be! Our syllabus is varied so there’s something for everyone, whether that be listening to visiting speakers share their knowledge and photos, tutorials on aspects of photography, or practical sessions – there’s always something good going on.
You can try us out for free for a night and when you decide to join, we have an annual membership fee of £10 and then we pay just £3 per club night (£4 in the winter when the church has to put the heating on!) and refreshments are included. Each year the club makes a substantial donation to the church from membership fees – one of the founding principles of our club.
If you would like more information then please contact us using the form below and we’ll be in touch.