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.
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.
THE REMAINDER OF THE PUBLISHED SEASON 2019/20 IS NOW CANCELLED. HOWEVER WE ARE NOW OFFERING A SUMMER PROGRAMME INSTEAD.
9th July 6 Days in the Cairngorms in Winter – Graham Stamper and Back Garden visitors at night – Dave Gilbert
16th July The Power of Personal Projects GLYN DEWIS
23RD JULY A Project based approach to photography – DAVID KEEP
6th August CLUB PDI COMPETITION 2 PICTURES (Mono and Colour) JUDGED BY CAROL McNIVEN YOUNG
20th August NIGEL SPENCER AND STEPHEN LEPROVOS – to be confirmed
27TH AUGUST – TEXTURES COMPETITION JUDGED BY JANE LAZENBY
3RD SEPTEMBER– AN EVENING WITH MARK PAIN– SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER
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Got 5 mins to spare why not try the bird recognition quiz
Coming up…Talks, competitions, open nights. Our next meeting is
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.
British Legion Beeston 7.30 – 9.30 pm
Mondays Sept 23rd Oct 14th and 21st
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..