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. We have talks, competitions and open nights.

As from the meeting on 16 September 2021, we are returning to in-person meetings at the British Legion. However, it remains possible that some meetings will have to be on Zoom. Please check this website or 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 —–


Thursday, 28-October-2021

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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.

Click here to see the 2021 programme up to the end of the year

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 £

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

Please see the EVENTS section for more details.

 Exhibitions – See a sample of our members work

During Sept and October 2021 we are holding an exhibition of members’ work at the Beeston Canalside Heritage Centre .