Cambridge Camera Club is one of the oldest clubs in East Anglia. It was founded in 1902, when photography had become more accessible, with the launch of the Box Brownie (1900). Hence, the club is almost 120 years old with a long history of success. Active in external competitions the club is the only club within the East Anglian Federation to win the PAGB Print Championship with many individual members, past and present, who regularly achieve awards and distinctions with recognised photographic bodies. We are also current holders of The Inter-Club Digital Competition 2020.
How do we operate?
The club season runs from August to May. We offer a full and varied programme of weekly meetings structured around talks, competitions and members evenings. We also encourage members to develop their photography skills, through the Special Interest Groups held monthly. These offer sessions on Portrait, Digital Techniques, practical workshops and opportunities to gain feedback on your photography and advice on working towards a distinction as well as critique on good club photography. These meetings are informal, informative and fun. The Members' website provides a Lightbox for Members to share images with comments, a Forum for wide-ranging discussions and two on-line Members' competitions. The season culminates in an Annual Exhibition of Prints and PDI’s, which runs for 1 week at the end of April with awards presented by the Mayor and our sponsors, to whom we are extremely thankful.
The Cambridge Independent, Campkins Cameras, Domino, John Lewis, Olympus, Richer Sounds, Samsung and Scotsdales.
With such a long, rich history and continuing success, it is no surprise that the club has a full and active membership, capped at 200. We operate a waiting list, so if you would like to know more and possibly apply to join, please complete our membership application form.
When the virus arrived in the UK last year, we feared the Club would have to abandon the 2020 programme, but it is testament to the strength of the club, that all meetings (weekly and monthly) moved seamlessly online and continue to be very well attended. We praise the efforts of the Club Council members who have worked to make this possible and thank all the speakers who have adapted their delivery for Zoom and stayed with us.