Beeston Camera Club

We meet each week at 7:45pm, 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.

Members should note the latest approach to Covid-19 rules, e.g. regarding the wearing of face masks, as disseminated by email.


For this event on 29 January 2022 we are jointly promoting a photo competition in association with the Beeston and District Civic Society. See Open Photo Competition for details. Non-members of the club can win a free membership.

Beeston Camera Club were successful with their entry in the PAGB Masters of Print 2021 when we had four acceptances. 80 Clubs took part and Beeston had the fifth highest number of acceptances, a great achievement. Here are the four accepted images.

Beeston Camera Club is pleased to announce that we had 56 acceptances in the 2022 North and East Midlands Photographic Federation Exhibition. The two best pieces of  news are  that Gillian Young ‘s Colour Print  Overhead Reach was adjudged to be the Best Colour Print in the whole Exhibition whilst Paul Screen’s  Nature Print Feeding Green Woodpeckers was adjudged to be the Best Nature Print in the whole Exhibition.  Very many congratulations to Paul and Gillian. More details, including all the Beeston acceptances, are available here.

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


Thursday, 27-January-2022

An evening of images from members of the club which can be a short presentatio.... 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.

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 Wednesday night before the event.

Programme  2021-2022

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

The full programme for the 2021-22 season is available here.

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

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

Please see the EVENTS section for more details.