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'Abergavenny Camera Club is made up of a group of photography enthusiasts who meet every other Monday ... where events from the programme happen throughout the year. Our ethos is to have fun and learn in a friendly, social environment ... We deliberately cater for all skills and interests and keep a relaxed and open style. While we run and join in with various other competitions, we focus first on learning and enjoying the pleasures of photography.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We have a published programme of events featuring a range of activities to give variety and interest to members, whatever stage or level of skill they are at. These include evenings when members or guest speakers show and talk about their pictures ...'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

Normally, 'the Society currently meets twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays ... The first meeting, called a Club Night, takes place on the first Wednesday in the month and generally consists of a presentation by an external speaker ...'.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Aireborough Camera Club has an interesting and varied programme throughout the year, including visiting lecturers, members evening, competitions and practical sessions. Members whether beginners or more experienced share an enthusiastic exchange of ideas and expertise and encourage one another to develop their photographic skills.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Meetings are varied and diverse with competitions, talks from external speakers and members on all manner of subjects such as travel and technique. We also have practical evenings, workshops and outings.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'APS aims to promote and develop an interest in photography through an interesting and varied programme that includes weekly talks, presentations, and competitions, We also occasionally organise workshops and practical outings. The weekly talks and presentations are led by a mix of members and external speakers from the "photographic world".'

'The programme of events includes speakers, competitions and workshops covering a wide range of photographic topics, equipment and techniques.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We provide a comprehensive mixed programme of lectures, practicals, competitions and other events.'

'We meet weekly for much of the year for talks, competitions & other photographic subjects.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Situated in the middle of Bedfordshire, the club was founded in 1986 and welcomes anyone with an interest in photography, film or digital, whatever their level of ability, skill or experience. We have a varied programme of competitions, illustrated presentations by expert photographers, workshops in image manipulation, member participation evenings and field trips.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Becoming a member of the Club is easy: come along to one of the meetings and introduce yourself to one of the Committee members. Alternatively you can contact the club by e-mail to make arrangement to visit the club. You are welcome to come along for a few evenings, with no obligation of joining, to sample our activities ... Our meetings are every Friday at 7.45pm, September to May and our informal Wednesday Night meetings at 7.30pm.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Has been welcoming and encouraging local photographers of all ages and abilities continuously since 1967 ... The Club aims to provide an environment where everyone can enjoy exploring their photography, share experiences, receive constructive advice and feedback and enjoy the company of like minded others, from all walks of life. The club has a buoyant membership and is always pleased to welcome new members ... In winter, activities are indoors for a series of talks, demonstrations and practical evenings, always with a view to improving skills and gaining fresh insights and inspiration.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Ashford (Middlesex) Camera Club is a friendly club for the enjoyment of photography and digital imaging. Membership is at all levels, from beginners to advanced ... Anyone with an interest in photography, perhaps just learning to master a camera or manipulate images for the first time, may find interesting meetings and friendly advice.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We meet every Thursday evening at 7.15PM for a 7.45PM start, from early September until mid May ... We have a diverse membership, working in traditional darkroom print and digital media ... Our programme comprises a mixture of talks by top photographers and a variety of competitions. We welcome new members.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Founded in 1972 out of the amalgamation of two predominant photographic societies of North Birmingham ... Today, Aston and Erdington Photographic Society meets on Monday evenings during school term time ... The evening is split into two sessions with a break for tea, coffee, a biscuit and a chat (refreshments are included within the door admission charge). There are lectures by guest visitors who bring along their work to display and talk about.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'A progressive photography society and one of the largest camera clubs in the Wigan, Leigh and surrounding area. We are part of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union. We are a group of enthusiastic amateur photographers involved in all aspects of photography – digital, film, black and white, colour, landscapes, wildlife, portraits, you name it ...  We’re a very friendly photography club and we actively welcome visitors and new members. ADAPS is fully inclusive, run by the members for the members. We hold events all year round for photographers of all skill levels, from complete beginners to competition winners. If you like taking photographs, want to learn and improve your skills, and have a lot of fun doing it, come and join us.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Promoting the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of photography, helping you create better pictures. We are a friendly, sociable club ensuring all members, both new and old improve and learn. If you are looking for a Chelmsford based camera club, then come along to one of our weekly meetings or practical sessions.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'During the bitterly cold winter of 1979, a small group of photographers believed that there was probably enough interest within the Ballynahinch area to form a proper photographic club. The first meeting was in the public library and the guest speaker was the well-known press photographer, Stanley Matchett. Within a few weeks, 35 members had signed up and Ballynahinch Camera Club was up and running.' Normally the Club meets on 'Thursdays, usually at 7:45pm with the new season beginning in September. We welcome new members (under 18s should be sponsored by an adult) ... It aims to be a mix of practical knowledge sessions and experienced speakers from within and external to the club.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Club has run a varied programme of events every year mostly on Friday nights. These evenings are a mixture of competition evenings, guest speakers, club speakers and some light entertainment such as quiz nights. The guest speakers over the years have covered very aspect of photography including landscape, portraiture, travel, wildlife, photo-journalism, astrophotography, audio visual shows and film making ... We welcome new members, especially those who are new to photography.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Meets September to April each Monday ... Our YPU-affiliated society delivers an active programme of hands on photography and competitions where new photographers can gain experience on all things photographic. Regular workshop topics include exploring techniques such as long exposure, filters, setting up basic lighting, using Adobe Photoshop to edit and enhance your photography, and many others. During the summer, the club arranges photo shoots in and around the local area.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Our Club offers a warm and friendly welcome, not only to the more experienced photographer, but to those who just want to improve their photographic skills and get the very best out of their camera or from their images. We have an even mix of gender within the club, with abilities that vary from the “point and shoot” to the more sophisticated digital camera users ... We have a full programme of lectures, fun events, competitions, practical's and the opportunity to get out with your camera with like-minded individuals throughout the North Devon region. For the winter period we meet each Thursday evening at 7.30 pm.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We are friendly group of photography enthusiasts of all ages and levels of skill. We provide a social, supportive club where beginners and experienced photographers alike share their photography and experiences with other photographers ... Throughout the year we have presentations by accomplished photographers on a wide range of photographic subjects - always illustrated by the speaker’s own pictures. At the end of each presentation, time is set aside for questions.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The aim of the Group is to focus on developing member's photographic knowledge and skills through a mixture of hands on learning, lectures, competitions in a relaxed and friendly social environment. We view members work by internal competitions, fun competitive and non competitive meetings, shared knowledge and experience and arrange talks on a variety of subjects by experts or enthusiasts.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We are a friendly, informal and sociable club, with members of all levels of ability. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month ... Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome. Come and meet us, attend your first two meetings for free. Members under 23 years old and in full time education are exempt from the annual membership fee.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Beckenham Photographic Society (BPS) encourages the enjoyment of photography and better image making through lectures, demonstrations and competitions, as it has done since its beginnings in 1921. We are forward looking, embracing developments in photographic styles and technology, while maintaining respect for and appreciation of traditional techniques.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We welcome people of all ages who have an interest in photography, whether experienced or complete beginner. Although many of our members started with traditional film, we are now a totally digital club. As well as a full range of open and specialist competitions, judged by East Anglian Federation approved circuit judges, the club has a variety of lectures to suit everybody's photographic taste. In addition there are practical evenings and social events.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Bicester Camera Club is the ideal group to join if you're interested in taking your enjoyment of photography to the next level, or just want to learn more about your camera and how it works for you ... The Club meets every other Monday evening throughout the year (with adjustments for Bank Holidays), at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. Photographers of all levels of experience and ability are welcome to join us.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We are a small and friendly Photographic Club, still based in the North Devon town of Bideford, with a passion for all kinds of photography ... We love to meet anyone at any stage of your photography – whether it’s just learning to use a smartphone or getting to grips with a mirrorless or DSLR camera, we have a variety of members able to help you get more out of your images ... Weekly indoor club evenings throughout the winter months ... New summer programme each year.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'A photographic club for photographers of all ages and abilities ... Our varied programme includes visiting speakers - who present their work or give tuition.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Our membership ranges from the very experienced to the beginner; whatever your level of expertise, you'll hopefully find something of interest. You'll certainly find a very warm welcome ... We have a varied programme of events throughout each year to try to provide as much interest as possible.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The BSCC was formed in 1947 to provide local people of all ages and abilities with a forum to discuss and participate in photography in all its forms. Our members have one thing in common: a passion for photography. We offer members a varied Programme of meetings, which enable us to see the work and techniques of other photographers, visiting speakers (both amateur and professional) and other Club members. These meetings are not designed to be formal tutorials; however speakers are well informed on many different aspects of photography and we all continue to learn by seeing good (and sometimes not so good!) images.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Bognor Regis Camera Club has been established since 1947 and brings together people with a common interest in photography ... Our members, of broad age range and ability, work mainly digitally and are always willing to give help and guidance. They enjoy a varied and stimulating programme of guest speakers, internal and external competitions, practical and creative sessions and a valuable exchange of ideas. There is also a programme of Social Events throughout the whole year.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Located in the City of Aberdeen, the Club is a registered charity and is is run by its members for its members. We hold a varied program of events during the Club season from September to April:  * Meet Like Minded People; * Competition Nights; * Instruction * Visiting Lecturers.  During the Summer months we have instruction and practical nights.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Meetings are held regularly 3 weeks in every month throughout the year. Boscombe Camera Club welcomes new members and membership is open to anyone over 18.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Established in 1973, the club has become well known both locally and nationally for the high standard of its photographic work. There is a wide range of abilities from beginners to experienced photographers.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The place to come if you are interested in any aspect of photography. We cater for all levels of ability and have an ongoing thriving membership ... We have an annual programme jam packed with interesting guest speakers, competitions and Special Interest Group meetings and outings.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Our friendly and informative meetings run from September to May ... Prospective members are welcome to attend a meeting free of charge before (hopefully) deciding to join us. Our members have a wide range of photographic interests, experience, and equipment.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Our Club’s records show the existence of a Photographic Society locally since Victorian times whilst the Club in its existing form was established in 1946. We have evolved from the conventional film based media to the completely digital image environment gradually since 2004. The Club switched over totally in 2009 to digital projection alongside the existing digital colour and monochrome print production. Within the Club, there is a broad skill base and there is always someone who can help and advise the emerging photographer or a complete novice just starting photography. We pride ourselves on our open and friendly meetings and welcome any visitors who would like to see what we as a local Camera Club do. Just drop by on a Club Meeting evening and say hello. It doesn't matter which camera you use, all that matters is the images you produce. You may surprise yourself with the image quality you will soon be producing.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'A friendly amateur photographic society which meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 10:00pm from September to June for a varied programme of talks, competitions and demonstrations. We welcome photographers of all abilities from early beginners to the experienced. Our members' interests range through print and projected images, mono, colour and creative.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Founded in 1989 and is open to all those who are interested in photography whether they are novices, amateurs or professionals.
Through practical demonstrations, competitions, lectures, (or just by talking to others about photography), the Club’s aim is to help its members learn more about the art, to encourage the development of photographic skills and the appreciation of photography. Advice is always on hand, no matter how experienced or inexperienced you are.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The club for photography enthusiasts in North Devon.  Any adult with an interest in photography is very welcome, whatever your level of ability ... We meet in Braunton, North Devon, on Monday evenings from September to April ... During the Summer months we take advantage of the lighter and hopefully warmer evenings with an informal programme of gatherings at various locations to enjoy taking photographs. We have a full programme of events and competitions.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We are an enthusiastic and inclusive club for everyone who loves photography, whatever their ability, experience or area of interest. Most members come from Bridport and the towns and villages around, from Lyme Regis to Dorchester. We like to explore new ideas and creativity. Meetings are relaxed and open, with plenty of opportunity to share thoughts and knowledge. What brings us all together is our passion for photography.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We are one of the largest camera clubs around ... and most certainly one of the oldest, as were founded in 1891 ... We are fortunate in that we can attract high profile, national & international, photographers and other professionals to come along and present to us. Aside from the professionals, we put on workshops, have a dedicated (somewhat unique) New Members Group, put on social events, day trips, photo walks and more. We are a friendly lot and always welcome new members.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Society always welcomes new members, especially keen photographers and we are sure you will enjoy sharing your interest in photography with others in our Society. Our membership includes a wide range of people from beginners to photographers well known nationally ... Our programme runs throughout the year from Sept – Aug with something on almost every week (except around Christmas & New Year!).'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Founded in 1950 by a group of enthusiastic amateur photographers. It continues to promote and support photography as an interest and hobby to its members. The society has an active membership of approximately 50 members and supports both film and digital photography. There is a varied and active programme of meetings including talks by professional as well as experienced amateur photographers, both print and projected image competitions and studio sessions. These form a winter programme running from September to the end of May. The society also organises a full summer programme of local and more distant visits and outings to encourage the development of all aspects of outdoor photography. This programme runs from the beginning of June to the end of August.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'At Buckingham Camera Club we are a supportive and friendly group, with a common interest in photography. We range from young enthusiastic beginners to people that can share their knowledge to encourage and develop your skills with your camera and/or photography.'

'Our members range from teenagers to retired seniors. We all share our enjoyment of image composition, cameracraft, computer techniques and going head-to-head in a few fun competitions! ... Our meetings are very varied, offering practical help sessions, competitions, talks by guest speakers, photography and image editing tutorials, indoor (in normal times) and outdoor photography sessions.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'We are a group of mainly amateur photographers who enjoy looking at other peoples work and discussing all aspects of photography. We have a mixed range of abilities from the beginners to the more advanced workers, to those who generate an income from photography. It does not matter what sort of camera you use to take your images, DSLR or a phone camera as the aim of the Society is the encouragement and advancement of photography amongst its members. If you own a smart phone you own a camera.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Formed in 1882, Bury PS is a local camera club which has a wide range of events throughout the year with something to suit every style of photographer. We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming and supportive environment to help all our members improve their photography at whatever level.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Our Society was founded 1958 as the St Margaret's Camera Club and is open to all those who are interested in photography whether they are novices, amateurs or even professionals. Through practical demonstrations, competitions, lectures or just by talking to others about photography, the Society's aim is to help our members learn more about the art, to encourage the development of photographic skills and the appreciation of photography. Advice is always on hand, no matter how experienced or inexperienced you are. Our annual programme of weekly events include guest lectures and interactive workshops.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'An active and progressive photography club offering a wide range of speakers, training and events.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Formed when a small group of like minded people met in the village pub, then as the club numbers grew they had to rent a room with a dark room in the old school village community centre. We are now situated in new modern premises ... There are many members that have experience and advice to share with members who are struggling or would like to try tackling something new. Old and new members are always welcome to come and visit us.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'One of the oldest clubs in East Anglia. It was founded in 1902, when photography had become more accessible, with the launch of the Box Brownie (1900) ... The club season runs from August to May. We offer a full and varied programme of weekly meetings structured around talks, competitions and members evenings. We also encourage members to develop their photography skills, through the Special Interest Groups held monthly. These offer sessions on Portrait, Digital Techniques, practical workshops and opportunities to gain feedback on your photography and advice on working towards a distinction as well as critique on good club photography. These meetings are informal, informative and fun.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Carlisle Camera Club is one of the oldest photography clubs in England, serving Carlisle and the surrounding area since the 19th Century ... We are a very friendly club, with members ranging from beginners to photographers exhibiting their work internationally. Our aim is to enable photographers of all abilities to meet and discuss photography, and enjoy a varied weekly programme that concentrates on the making and appreciation of photographs. Despite our name, we do not focus on cameras and kit – they hardly get a mention – although there is, of course, a wealth of technical expertise amongst the members that they are always happy to share if asked.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The objectives of the Club are to foster an interest in photography, to provide a means for the exchange of photographic knowledge and to promote a congenial social atmosphere amongst its members and guests.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Confidence comes with knowledge, knowledge leads to freedom and choice. If you have the knowledge you have the freedom and choice to take better images. The camera is only the instrument, without you, it is nothing ... Chapel Camera Club is located in Chapel-en-le-Frith and draws members from the High Peak area of Derbyshire and East Cheshire. We meet every Wednesday, September to May, for talks, competitions and practical sessions.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'You don't have to be an "Expert Photographer" to be welcomed as a member of Chelmsford Camera Club. All you need is an interest in photography. The Club meets weekly from September until May with a varied programme of competitions, photographic talks and demonstrations, member participation evenings and social events.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'As the largest photographic club in Gloucestershire, we have a wealth of experience to support you, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced worker ... We invite experts from all over the country to show us interesting images and explain why and how they took them.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We meet once a month on a Tuesday. Usually it is the first Tuesday of the month but occasionally this changes so always check the programme. During the winter months we have two meetings a month.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

Founded 1889: 'The City of Belfast Photographic Society is the oldest Photographic Society / Camera Club in Belfast and also Northern Ireland and the second oldest camera club in Ireland ... We welcome anyone with an interest in photography, regardless of their level of skill, to come along for a few evenings, with no obligation of joining, to sample our activities.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We are a friendly group that meets twice a month in the City of London, with a varied programme and an emphasis on encouraging our members to improve their knowledge and practice of photography.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

Based in the City of Norwich: 'The aim of our Club is to promote photography at all levels and we welcome photographers of all skills.  We aim to make the club a practical and pro-active one. Our tagline is  –  Belong – Learn – Advance.  We really want our members to have a wide range of experiences and a willingness to share their knowledge and keep true to our tagline. New members are always welcome. Our season starts in September and goes through to June. We also aim to have a Summer Programme with varied activities to keep you amused during our “holiday”.  You are free to choose which weeks you wish to come and only pay for the meetings you attend'.

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Clacton Camera Club is Clacton's oldest photographic club. Formed in 1939, the club continues its ethos of making friends through photography, and it is just as much a social body as a photographic one. The club welcomes anyone who has an interest in photography, whatever their skill level or medium they use, be it film or digital. We provide a friendly atmosphere on a Friday evening combining competitions with guest speakers, members' workshops, fun events and demonstrations. Many of our members are highly experienced photographers and are happy to advise and assist newcomers.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'We take a different approach to the traditional camera clubs. Our aims are to provide a forum where members can enjoy the benefits of a club environment whilst promoting the art of photography, no matter what your interest or level of expertise ... The programme is varied and includes visiting speakers, in-house evenings and we regularly view our work for discussion after being given a theme.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Colchester Photographic Society was formed prior to the Second World War to promote and encourage interest in the study and application of photography. This is achieved by a varied programme of weekly meetings during the club’s season, which is September through to May. It includes visits from a variety of skilled and interesting speakers, practical evenings, competitions, plus discussions and encouragement between members.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

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