EOS-friendly camera clubs
As with any hobby it is useful to meet up with like-minded individuals to share your knowledge and learn from others. The EOS magazine forum is a great place to chat to fellow EOS enthusiasts online, but it can be even better to meet up from time to time. Forum members organise occasional events, but camera clubs are also a great place to get together. Below are some UK camera clubs which are EOS-friendly.
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Why not start up your own local group? It doesn't need to be as formal as a camera club, but can just be a local group of Canon enthusiasts who meet occasionally to share photos, ideas and resources.
Reflex Camera Club
There are lots of Canon users in the club, which meets at St. Anne’s Junior School, Langton Court Road, St. Anne’s Park, Bristol.
Newbury Carmera Club
We have been in existence since 1945 and meet every Thursday at Speen Social Club in Newbury. We have 65 Members with a full 50 week programme of:
– Monthly Competitions both Print & PDIs judged by qualified external Judges
– Well known speakers on photographic subjects and techniques
– Workshops for Camera skills, Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements, mount cutting and mounting
– Photographic Treks both local and away.
We are a friendly Club which welcomes everyone to our evenings of photographic enjoyment.
Windsor Photographic Society
The Windsor Photographic Society is the long-established photographic club for Windsor and the surrounding area. The Society meets at the Windsor Arts Centre at the Old Firestation in Windsor. It draws together local amateur photographers at all levels of experience and ability, including absolute beginners – in fact there's little our experienced members enjoy more than passing on their skills to newcomers! If you're interested just call in at any of our Monday evening meetings at the club around 8pm – the Committee and members will be pleased to welcome you and explain what the club is all about. Alternatively, for more information feel free to email a committee member for more details.
ImageZ camera club
The club is based in Weston Turville, just outside Aylesbury. We have a growing number of members of all ages, and almost half of our 50 members are female which seems to be quite unusual in camera clubs – at least in this area. The club uniquely offers workshops for new photographers just starting to learn the basics, studio workshops to learn about studio lighting, and competes with other clubs locally and further afield. Whilst it's not an exclusively EOS club, we have a wide range of members with a selection of EOS cameras in use.
High Wycombe and District Camera Club
High Wycombe and District Camera Club was formed in 1938. Today the Club is a group of enthusiasts, from beginners to experts, young and older, male and female, whose common interest is photography. The activities of the Club embrace all types of still photography: digital and prints in both colour and monochrome. We meet on the 1st, 3rd and, when it occurs, 5th Thursday of each month from September to June, at the Micklefield Community Centre, Micklefield Road, High Wycombe at 7:45pm for 8:00pm start.
Activities include: internal and external competitions, talks from visiting speakers, outings to places of photographic interest, plus in-house tutorials on image capture, presentation and Photoshop, together with several social events during the year. Our Annual Exhibition is held in April during the Wycombe Arts Festival. Print and Projected Image evenings are friendly affairs, judged at two levels, novice/intermediate and advanced. The critique from the judges, which is constructive, contains useful and informative advice not only for the competitor but also for all club members. Membership is open to all ages and abilities. A number of our members are also members of the EOS magazine forum.
Northwich Photographic Society
We have a membership of 28, about half of whom are Canon users, with a wide range of expertise and equipment. Our programme is interesting to all skill levels. We meet in Northwich, Cheshire, on Thursday Evenings September to March
Barrow Photographic Society
We're a small club of around 25 members – mostly Canon camera owners. The club was founded in 2002 and is now being run by a committee of members. Club nights are held in the Barrow Labour Club on Tuesday nights, 7:30 to 9:30pm. All aspects of photography are covered and also Photoshop. We have our own laptop and digital projector. We involve new members with tutorials and practical shots outside or table top inside and encourage members to post the shots on the club site.
Moulsham Lodge Camera Club
Originally formed by four local enthusiasts, the Club held its first meetings ‘behind the stage’ at the local community centre. We now meet Monday evenings from September through to May in St. Luke’s Church Hall in Gloucester Avenue, Chelmsford. We are not a ‘teaching club’, but help is always on hand to assist new members. We are always pleased to welcome visitors and offer a free trial period for potential new members.
Photofold Camera Club, Billericay
You do not need to be an expert photographer to be a member of Photofold, all you need is a keen interest in photography. People of all ages, whether beginner or experienced, are welcome.
We are a friendly club and our members have a wide range of experience in both film and digital mediums and are very pleased to share the benefit of this experience with other members to help them achieve more from their photography. We have a number of expert Canon users.
As a member of the East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies we also meet with other clubs from the region in competition and so get to see the work that other photographers are producing.
We meet every Tuesday from 8pm to 10pm at THE FOLD, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD, from September through to June and enjoy a varied programme of speakers, competitions and workshops, culminating in the Annual Exhibition of members' work at the end of August.
If you are unsure, why not come along as a visitor. There will always be a welcome.
Cheltenham Camera Club
The club was founded in 1865 and we now have over 150 members – about half use Canon equipment. We are a friendly club, with a varied program of talks, competitions and training sessions, including introductions to digital photography and image editing. We meet at Holy Apostles Church Hall, London Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 6HW on Thursday evenings at 7:30 from the beginning of September to the end of May, with some organised outings in the summer months.
Leominster Photographic Club
We are a small, informal and friendly club, meeting fortnightly at Monkland Village Hall, near Leominster.
Our aim is to encourage and motivate all levels of photographer, and our membership ranges from beginners through to advanced. The varied programme of activities features practical and interactive sessions and tutorials, as well as members’ evenings and outings, print and projected competitions and guest speakers.
New members are welcomed, and are invited to come along to one of our meetings as a visitor to discover more about the club. Our membership is open to anyone with an interest in photography.
Deepings Camera Club
The Deepings Camera Club was founded in 1985 and caters for all levels of photography and has many members both professional, experienced and beginners. DCC is one of Lincolnshire’s leading camera clubs with a membership of over 70, many of whom are Canon users. Meetings are held at the Deepings Community Centre, 2 Douglas Road, Market Deeping Lincolnshire, PE6 8PA, at 7.30pm every Wednesday between September and the end of May. Our members regularly have work accepted in National and International Exhibitions and Salons.
Practical workshops are held once a month on a Monday evening where members can learn from the more experienced. Outings are organised throughout the year by individual members for general or specific interests.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly club and encourage anyone with an interest in Photography to become a new member.
Aperture Woolwich Photographic Society
Our enthusiastic team of photography-mad volunteers organises meetings every Tuesday 8 to 10pm in the library at Shrewsbury House Community Centre Bushmoor Cresent, Shooters Hill, London SE18 3EG. Guests and people new to photography are always welcome. We also organise photography walks and outdoor events in addition to our weekly meetings. We have a good balance of male and female members, ranging in age and experience and we issue a weekly newsletter and a range of social media to share our images and communicate with the members. It is a very friendly and successful club, growing in numbers steadily over the last three years.
Bromley Camera Club
We have many EOS users and all are very willing to help others. All meetings are held at Bromley United Services Club, 33 London Road, Bromley, every Thursday from 20:00 to 22:00.
Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society
The Society has a number of members who are experienced users of Canon cameras and would be willing to give advice on club nights. We meet on a Tuesday at 7.30pm on most weeks of the year at St Mary's Church Hall, Wollaton Hall Drive, Nottingham NG8 1AF.
Wantage Digital Imaging Group
The Group was formed in 2002 when photography was transgressing from film to digital technology which required new techniques and skills. Those who grasped the new technology set out on a whole new learning curve and the aim of the group was to keep members to the forefront of the latest developments. A majority of the group use Canon equipment and discussions and tutorials ensure members keep abreast of camera techniques, processing and printing.
Witney Photo Group
The Witney Photo Group is a friendly club helping fellow EOS users to develop their knowledge and skills in all aspects of photography. We have a membership of over 60 ladies & gents. Our club meets every Tuesday from 7.30 p.m. till around 10.00 p.m.(May to October) at Madley Park Hall, Northfield Lane, Harvest Way, Witney, OX28 1UE.
We pride ourselves in being a friendly group and our aim is to encourage all members, of what ever level, to improve their techniques and composition skills. We hold workshops, lectures and practical events together with post processing workshops. There are voluntary competitions throughout our season always offering constructive advice to participants. We, from time to time, hold local exhibitions.
We have some of the county’s leading professionals, including the internationally renowned Charlie Waite & the photographer, retoucher & trainer Glyn Dewis, to give talks & master classes.
If you are looking to improve your photographic skills and live in or around the Witney area come for an evening and see if you might like to join us. You will be very welcome.
Perthshire Photographic Society
The Perthshire Photographic Society is one of the oldest photographic societies in the world, having been formed in the late 1880s as the photographic section of the Perthshire Society of Natural Science, currently with around 45 dedicated members with a huge variety of experience and interests. Meetings are held on Wednesday evenings from October to March in the Soutar Theatre in the AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth. All our meetings commence at 7.30 pm prompt. The meetings are a varied mix of talks, workshops and competitions. Throughout the summer months we organise photography led group outings.
Members’ interests vary from early processes including traditional photography, pin hole photography, black and white printing and the latest digital imaging using computers. New members including beginners are welcome and advice and assistance can be given where required. Please contact us if you wish to join or if you are interested come along to one of our evenings to see what we have to offer.
Wrekin Arts Photographic Club
We have a number of keen Canon users. We meet on Friday evenings at 7.45pm for 8pm at the Belfry Arts Centre in Wellington, Telford, and welcome visitors to come along and try us out.
Frome Wessex Camera Club
The club caters for all levels of photography and has many members both professional, experienced and beginners. We have a membership of around 70 members with a fair mix of both Canon and Nikon users at all levels of experience. The club meets at Beckington Memorial Hall, Beckington, near Frome on Friday evenings at 7.45 pm throughout September to May with several outings arranged during the summer months.
Brandon & District Photographic Club
The club was formed in 1989 after a photography course ran by the local YHA. The activities of the Club embrace all types of still photography: digital, film and prints in both colour and monochrome and is open to all those who are interested in photography whether they are novices, amateurs or professionals.
We have evolved into a club that is workshop & competition based, but we do have speakers and tutorials throughout the season, along with many social events during the year. Our Annual Exhibition is held in mid-September, allowing our new members to take part. We have our own laptops, projector, LED panel lights, cameras and other equipment that members can borrow.
One of our club members specialises in special effects and high speed photography, another club member is a technical expert on most makes of cameras; he also runs courses on photography which are free to all club members.
Whilst it's not an exclusively Canon club, we have a wide range of members with Canon cameras and at least seven members who subscribe to the EOS magazine.
With its membership of the East Anglian Federation, the club is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain but above all, the Club is composed of, run by, and run for the benefit of its members.
The Club meets at the Baptist Church Hall on Wednesdays from September to June from 7.30pm to 10pm. Visit the website for more information.
Woking Photographic Society
Meets every Tuesday at 8pm at the Parkside Centre in Woking. New members always welcome. Talks, competitions and exhibitions.
Trinity Photography Group
A new club formed in 2014. this group already has just under 20 members, around half of which are Canon users. The Trinity Photography Group is based in Sutton Coldfield and meets on Monday nights year-round at the British Legion Club in Rectory Road. The group welcomes photographers of all levels and people new to photography and will be providing workshops , speakers, activities, competitions and social events and above all want to make photography enjoyable.
Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club
We meet at 7.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. Members join for a variety of reasons and the club strives to meet the needs and interests of all. With this in mind we also have a number of 'Project Groups' that meet on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month. The groups include Developers (Intermediate), Monochrome, Creative and Digital Audio Visual.
We have a membership of about 55 members who are involved in all types of photography: Print and Digital - both in colour and monochrome.
One of the joys of the club is that it is not 'equipment orientated'; some members have sophisticated SLRs (split fairly evenly between Canon and Nikon) whereas others prefer the convenience of compact camera.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly club where anyone with an interest in photography is made welcome, be they beginner or expert. The strength of our club is that we respect each other as individuals and value each others' work.
We have a varied programme of talks, competitions and members’ evenings, where all can and do join in.
If you would like to know more about Kirkbymoorside & District Camera Club please email us or come along to one of our meetings.
York Photographic Society
There are many Canon users and we hope that we are a friendly and knowledgeable bunch. During the season – September to May – we meet weekly at the Poppleton Centre, near York, every Wednesday evening.
Postal Photographic Club
The Postal Photographic Club is based in the UK, was formed in 1937 and is still growing.
We have a number of EOS owners to whom you can communicate via our notebooks or forum. We also have online circles as well as postal ones, so if you would like to join a club without leaving home then please take a look at our website.
We cater for most photographers, beginner or experienced, using film or modern digital processing, whatever you like we can cater for you in one of our circles. We also have our own online forum in which you can communicate with fellow photographers of all levels, we even have a specialist online circle for infrared.
Each circle runs a competition each month and also has an accompanying notebook for comments. There are also a number of annual Club competitions, the emphasis being on participation, cameraderie and enjoyment.
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