Club Information

Our meetings are held on a Monday evening.

New Location for 2021/22

THE ADDRESS IS:
Bingley Methodist Church
Herbert Street
Bingley
BD16 4JU

Please note, Bingley Camera Club is now in a Summer break from weekly meetings. However, we do remain active as a group over the summer with meet ups and general social media chats amongst other things. So, if you are looking for a club, join us for free over the summer and get a feel for our enjoyment of Photography

We will be back meeting up in September with a full programme which can be seen by going to our Programme 2022/23 page.

Meetings start at 7.15 and will usually finish around 9 or 9.15.
There will be a tea/coffee break at each meeting
We have a mixed program for the season catering for people of all abilities, from a first time camera user to an experienced hobbyist. We have a mixture of competitions, visiting speakers, practical night, photoshop class and lightroom classes and club outings.
PRESIDENT Paul Brown
VICE PRESIDENT Marcus Rattray
SECRETARY Nick Hirst
TREASURER Joyce Simpson
SYLLABUS SECRETARY Marcus Rattray
COMPETITIONS SECRETARY Chris Duffy
YPU DELEGATES Chris Duffy and Neil Horsley
SOCIAL MEDIA Clare Smallwood

ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Liz Beckwith
Neil Sheard
Christine Taylor
Micheal Revill
Neil Horsley


The Club is a Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) through the Yorkshire Photographic Union (YPU).

ABOUT US

History
We have just finished our 70th year and we can report that Bingley Camera Club is still going strong with the number of members again increasing from last year to over 100 at the moment. We are proud to say our current Secretary is a third generation member.

Initially established in April 1951 under the name ‘Bingley & District Photographic Society’, the meetings originally took place above the Co-op in Crossflatts and had a very practical slant, even boasting its own dark-room.

The society was later re-established five years on in 1956 by then Chairman Bill Hirst, changing both the name and the format of the then thirty-nine strong group, as ‘Bingley Camera Club’ became an evening affair as it still remains.

Membership did dwindle a few years ago but we have now re-established the Club as one of the largest in Yorkshire and we are committed to improving the level of photography of all our members. This has meant Bingley Camera Club achieved their best ever result in the Yorkshire Photographic Union Annual Competition, where we finished runners up as Club of the Year. A fantastic achievement collectively.

CLUB CONSTITUTION
Bingley Camera Club Constitution

Data Privacy Statement
Data Privacy Statement

Safeguarding Policy (May 2021)
Bingley Camera Club Safeguarding Policy

FAQs
Q Do I need expensive equipment?
A Definitely not! The person taking the photographs is much more important than the camera.

Q I'm a beginner. Would I be welcome?
A Certainly. We always like to meet new photographers who share our enthusiasm. We have beginners' trophies for those who have never won a competition in our club, so who knows, you might be putting silver on your sideboard! We're actively looking for new members and it doesn't matter what level of experience you have.

Q How much does it cost?
A Our annual subscription is £44. For students under 21 in full time education the subscription is £10

How to find us