Marlow Camera Club was founded in 1966 and recently celebrated its 5Oth anniversary. It is affiliated to the Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs and the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.
Over the years we’ve evolved from a few chaps meeting in a church hall into a friendly and welcoming club of around 50 men and women of all ages. Along the way we’ve taken in the technological developments that have moved photography out of the darkroom, onto the computer and within the reach of all.
WHAT WE DO
Our members have one thing in common whatever their level or equipment – that is desire to paint with light – the dictionary definition of photography. It might be on a mobile phone, tablet, a pocket compact, a small bridge camera or a digital single lens reflex; but what counts is the eye behind the lens.
New members with no previous experience start at the Novice level. Our meetings are talks, and practical sessions designed help develop photographic skills and provide opportunities to pick the brains of our more expert members. This season we have talks covering such subjects as close up (macro) photography, abstract images, lenses, India and advertising photography.
As a member’s skills develop they earn competition points towards progression through intermediate to advanced levels. We run about 10 competitions a year; judged by a changing roster of accredited Photographic Judges. These give members the chance to air their work and benefit from the opinions of their peers as well as the insights of the trained judges.
As a club we also take part in external competitions against other clubs in the Chiltern Association of Camera Clubs (CACC) an opportunity for a fresh perspective on what other photographers can do.
Our workshops are varied too. Members with particular expertise might demonstrate interesting new techniques from presenting your prints to digital photo editing, or there are practical sessions on topics such as lighting or table top work, these are often arranged closer to the time in response to members’ needs.
We enjoy an out and about evening and attend many Marlow events in support of the council.
During the summer, our off-season, we meet socially on a regular basis to talk and share ideas and images. Many photography trips or workshops in member’s homes are also organised informally throughout the year.
Come along and see what we can offer, two taster days with no commitment.