Beeston Camera Club

We meet each week at 8.00pm, from the first Thursday in September to the last Thursday in April, at the British Legion, 16 Hall Croft, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1EL. Most of our members use digital cameras and we cater for a full range of photographers, from absolute beginners to professionals. 

Currently due to the Corona Virus pandemic all events will be held on zoom only upto the end of the year.

You can try us out as a visitor for £3 and pay pro rata on the Annual  Membership depending when you join with  previous visitor fees taken into account.

If you just want to watch a speaker for one night buy a ticket in our shop or  see how to use it here. Tickets can be purchased upto Tuesday night before the event.


Coming up…Talks, competitions, open nights. Our next meeting is  

Nov 5th 2ND COMPETITION judged by Kylie-Ann Martin EFIAP, BPE2, LDPS

Thursday, 05-November-2020

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Programme  2020-2021

We offer both a mixture of speaker nights ,  club competitions and open evenings.

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Click here to see the full 2020-2021 programme

First time Visitor – We are here to help improve your photography

Come along and try a session to see how it all works. At the club we believe that the best way to be judged is in relation to everyone else so we do not have a separate beginners section but at the end of the season, an award is given to the best beginner of the season. If you are unsure about entering your work in competition with other members then do not be afraid of asking for advice or bring your work along on a club night.

See some Frequently Asked Questions  (FAQS)

Thinking of joining

Beginners Camera Course £35

Due to COVID this is currently not available


Do you just use the Auto mode all the time.

Want to know why some pictures turn out blurred or blue?

Got a new camera but don’t know what all the buttons do?

For more details on our training course

Click here for a printed copy of the course details

Competitions – See if you are improving 

During the season, the club runs various competitions on a monthly basis which give members an opportunity to see their work compared to that of fellow members by an outside independent judge who gives each image a mark out of 20.

There are 4 categories, monochrome and  colour print, mono and colour projected digital image (PDI). Members are allowed 1 entry in each category. There are 6 competitions and one themed competition. Scoring uses the best 4 of the competitions plus the theme so the total is out of 100.

Awards are given to winners in each category. Additionally the President has at the option of awarding at their discretion a Best Beginner and Best All-rounder.

There is also the Best of Beeston competition when members choose 4 out of 6 categories to enter digital images.

Finally there is the Hilda Thurman competition when the audience are the judges and vote for their favourite  print from members pictures.

The results and winning images can be found under the COMPETITIONS section.

Events – Meet us  and let us tell you about the club and what we do

13th July  2019 We started our season with a stand at the Beeston Carnival

14th Sept 2019 Later in the year we also appeared at the  Bartons Heritage Week  with a showing on the Saturday

Please see the EVENTS section for more details.

 Exhibitions – See a sample of our members work

During Sept and October 2019 we held an  exhibition of members’ work at the   Beeston Canalside Heritage Centre .

Saturday 16th February 2020 to Thursday 28th March 2020 Our Annual Exhibition of prints will be on show in the upper gallery of Beeston Library.

You can see  the winning images from the 2019 exhibition on our Events page..