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. We have talks, competitions and open nights.
Currently due to the Corona Virus pandemic, some events are being held on zoom only. Please check the programme to see which events are on zoom and which at the British Legion.
Beeston Camera Club is pleased to announce that we had 57 acceptances in the 2021 North and East Midlands Photographic Federation Digital Exhibition including five Commendations. You can see all the accepted images by clicking here
Coming up ….. Talks, competitions, open nights. Our next meeting is —–
Never underestimate an Old Woman with a camera, by Sally Sallett ARPS CPAGB AVIAP BPE3
Sally is a member of Wakefield and in this highly regarded presentation shows us.... More>
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.
We offer both a mixture of speaker nights , club competitions and open evenings.
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.
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?
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..