Membership & subscriptions

Club membership works out to around £1.60 per meeting (under £1 an hour!) which to our members seems pretty good value for a mixture of education, entertainment and socialising.

You can also save money as a member because we have discounts available with web-based retailers on our Links page. We also have GretagMacbeth colour profiling equipment which members may hire for a modest fee to calibrate their monitor, printer, scanner and digital projector (guidance provided before hiring).

Club membership is open to anyone. We see and treat you as an individual sharing with us interests in some aspect(s) of photography, not as someone with particular characteristics or beliefs.

The Club has adopted a Safeguarding Policy, mainly covering children and vulnerable adults but also mentioning all members' responsibilities for using our Google and Flickr social media. It gives some guidelines for different Club activities and the procedure to be adopted in the event of a safeguarding issue arising. You can find the full text of the safeguarding policy on our Downloads page.

New members

New members are very welcome and if you would like to come along and try us out for a few meetings before deciding to join, please feel free to do so. (But we do ask that you join before entering our competitions.) We are keen to help beginners and the more expert amongst us are always available to give helpful advice.

As well as the social side of meeting and talking with other enthusiasts, a key benefit of our meetings is seeing a wide variety of work, whether ‘competitively’ or not. This helps us all by seeing some of the things that are possible, and giving us new ideas for our own pictures.

There is no great formality about joining. A simple membership form to complete with some basic details about yourself is available at meetings or on the Downloads page of this site. This helps us keep our member records up-to-date. And there is the relevant subscription to pay.

Annual subscriptions:

These are due on joining, but if you join after Christmas you only pay half the annual rate for that season.

There is no entry fee to the standard meetings in the programme. We just ask you to sign in as you enter the hall so that we have a record of attendees for health and safety/insurance purposes.