Lewes Camera Club In Focus

Lewes Camera Club In Focus

by Ken Mines

Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is. If you enjoy photography and would like to learn how to improve, then have a look at the Lewes Camera Club.

Formed in 1888, Lewes Camera Club is one of England’s oldest camera clubs. It is a friendly organisation, which welcomes enthusiastic photographers whether they are a novice or more experienced. Members are encouraged to participate in a varied programme that includes photo competitions, workshops and talks. When entering a competition, members submit prints or digital images which are then projected onto a large screen. The pictures are commented on and critiqued one by one by an experienced guest judge. You can learn a lot from listening to these constructive comments, and of course by talking to fellow photographers during the interval.

Also included in the programme are demonstrations and seasonal social events, along with invitations to guest speakers to share their photographic interests including travel, wildlife, street, press photography and portraiture. Other guest speakers are invited to provide technical insight into subjects such as colour management, studio lighting, photo editing and light room techniques.

Members’ evenings present an opportunity for anyone to talk about some of their photos and what they mean to them. Even holiday snaps that are a technical disaster – it’s the stories that count! There is an annual Christmas dinner at a local pub or hotel and during the summer there are monthly local excursions. Members meet at a carefully chosen location over morning coffee and, if they feel inclined, spend the rest of the morning out with their cameras.

If you are a keen photographer and interested in joining, you are welcome to come along at any time throughout the season. Come to two meetings before actually taking the plunge and signing up for six months, the Club’s annual fee is £57, payable in two instalments. There are no further attendance fees, raffles or other charges to attend the club. Membership entitles you to attend any of the meetings and social events during the year and to enter club competitions. Lewes Camera Club members and visitors are also free to use the club bar. Please note you must be over eighteen to join the Club.

Meetings are on Mondays from September to March at St Mary’s Supporters Club, Christie Road, Lewes BN7 1PL.

Doors open at 19:30, and meetings start at 19:45.

There is good disabled access to the site should you need it.

Please visit www.lewescameraclub.co.uk/contact for further information.