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, due to current Covid restrictions, we hold meetings on zoom which has been a fantastic way to keep our club active as well as focussed.

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 Liz Beckwith
VICE PRESIDENT Paul Brown
SECRETARY Nick Hirst
TREASURER Christine Taylor
SYLLABUS SECRETARY Marcus Rattray
COMPETITIONS SECRETARY Chris Duffy
YPU DELEGATE Chris Duffy

ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Joyce Simpson
Neil Sheard
Clare Smallwood
Marcus Rattray
Micheal Revill


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 69th year and we can report that Bingley Camera Club is still going strong with the number of members again increasing from last year to approaching 90 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.

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(When allowed to meet face to face)