We are a friendly club comprised of members of all abilities and styles, and an equal number of women and men. Whether your preference be serious competition-winning photography or just fun holiday snaps you will feel comfortable – we cover it all.
The annual programme includes regular competition nights for both projected digital images and traditional prints, talks from specialists and leading club members, informal monthly outings to places of interest and computer workshop nights to explain some of the 'tricks' possible using Photoshop software and the like. There are also practical evenings where members are invited to bring their cameras for some photography at the club, when the aim is that we help each other improve our skills.
We are affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) and also the Chiltern Association of Camera Clubs (CACC) which allows us to compete regularly with other clubs in the area. We ourselves stage one of the most prestigious of these events where each year a selected dozen clubs, including us, compete for the Landscape Cup. There are also a number of other season-long events that bring us into contact with all the clubs in the CACC.
The Club year runs from the start of September to the end of July, with short breaks for Christmas and Easter. There is a social evening before Christmas, another in the summer, usually held in a member's garden, and a prize-giving dinner in the summer.
We meet on Thursday evenings 7:45 for 8pm at St Stephens Parish Centre. Station Road, Bricket Wood AL2 3PJ. This is a long, single storey, cream building just south of the junction of Station Road and Smug Oak Lane. It has ample car parking to the rear.
Particularly if you are new to camera clubs you will be astonished at what you can learn from just a couple of visits looking at the images we will show you. However much or however little camera equipment you have, you don't need to bring any of it with you! You will be assured of a warm welcome and there is no obligation to join.