Welcome to Sevenoaks Camera Club's web site
Sevenoaks Camera Club's aim is to encourage photography and to help our members to make better pictures. We are photographers of all abilities, from relative beginners to very experienced, from around Sevenoaks.
We hope our website will give you an outline of what we do and that you think about coming along. You are welcome to attend up to three meetings — free of charge — to try us out before deciding to join.
We're not concerned about what camera you use, it's the photo that's important. For example, good pictures taken on compacts have done well at our Club, including being commended in our exhibitions. And photos taken on mobile phones have been seen in our competitions and exhibition. So whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, whatever medium you use to make your photographs, you will be welcome.
In their issue of 18 February 2017 the renowned magazine Amateur Photographer published an article about our Club. With their permission we have been allowed to add it to our website and you can read a PDF copy of the article here.
In late 2014 we acquired a new digital projector for use in our competitions and by speakers giving illustrated talks. We appreciate the financial support for this acquisition given by Kent County Council and Sevenoaks District Arts Council.
We have about 25 meetings a year, between September and May. The programme includes:
- talks by well known visiting photographers (from Kent or further afield) who show their work and explain their techniques
competitions for prints and digitally projected photos
- pictures are assessed and commented upon by external judges
- evenings run by members for members, either showing their photos or talking about some practical aspect of photography
- contests against other local camera clubs, and taking part in Kent County events
Although we don't offer a formal course of photographic tuition, we do try to give general help and guidance in informal ways, and some of our meetings are specifically aimed at helping learn new things. Even just by looking at photographs our members can learn about new things — whether practical techniques or subject/composition ideas.
To complement our meetings, we have started a Google Group, for paid-up members, on which discussions can be started and followed on topics relevant to photography and the Club. It can be accessed via the link on the navigation panel to the left.
Have a look at these pages, and we hope they encourage you to come along. You do not have to join immediately - you are welcome to attend a few meetings to try us out before deciding to join. (But we do ask that you join please before entering any pictures in our competitions.) If you want further information, feel free to mail us from the Contact Us page shown in the navigation menu on the left.
We look forward to welcoming you!
If you find the Club's site useful and would like to tell a friend in the Sevenoaks area about it, you can do so with a pre-formatted message - to which you can add their email address - when you use this link to open your email program