The objective of our Society is to promote and encourage improvement in photography. We achieve this with presentations by guest speakers, training evenings by local experts, competitions and outings to nearby attractions of photographic interest.

Whilst most people now own digital cameras, their comprehensive manuals take time to read, often persuading owners to leave the camera on its "AUTO" setting. Although convenient, this prevents the photographer from realising the camera's potential. Our training evenings explore that potential by covering the fundamentals of photography and photo-editing in a relaxed, conversational manner. By expanding their knowledge and skill at their own pace, members can get more out of their equipment and expand their technical knowledge and creativity.

Our competitions are assessed by independent judges recruited for their technical expertise from other local camera clubs. Whilst marks are awarded for each image, more benefit is derived from their constructive comments.

Interaction with the other photographic clubs widens our horizons and keep our photography as fresh and relevant as possible. We share experiences and knowledge so that we can enjoy and get the most from exciting and interesting photography.

Members' photographic equipment range from compact digital cameras to high specification digital SLR cameras. Individual interests include Nature, Landscape, Sport and Action, Portrait, Creative photography, Architecture, Infrared, Astrophotography and Still Life.

We meet on a Wednesday evening at 19:30, from September to April at:

The Bowls Pavilion
The Castle Outdoor Bowls Club
Albion Street

During the summer, club members get together for photo visits to places with photographic potential, such as aircraft museums, The Pinchbeck Engine Museum, steam rallies, stately homes, gardens, parks and nature reserves. We also attend photographic exhibitions, varying from small local exhibitions to the bigger events such as the Sony Awards held in London at Somerset House.

Details of the club's regular meetings are shown under the menu option PROGRAMME at the top of each page. The individual photo visits described above are notified to members by email.

From time to time, non-photographic organisations contact us to invite us to participate in competitions and exhibitions or to request our support for an initiative they are planning. Details of these will be published under a page entitled CURRENT PROJECTS, as they arise.