Benfleet Camera Club - About Us

The club's roots go back to the mid sixties when some enthusiasts got together at the back of Don Reed's photographic shop near the primary school in High Road, Benfleet.   We now meet on Monday evenings between 1st September and 1st June in St Georges Church Hall, Rushbottom Lane, Benfleet.   If you have a Sat Nav you can use the post code SS7 4DN.

We meet at 7:45 p.m. for 8:00 p.m. start. and meetings are typically attended by about 60 members.   We also run a periodic studio or training nights which are held on a Tuesday evening in the same venue, at the same time, for which there is an additional charge to cover our costs, viz hire of the hall.   Also during the month there may also be an additional members evening arranged which might be visits to various local venues outside where we can meet up, take photos and have a chat.   Places suggested for these visits are Maldon/Heybridge Basin, Coalhouse Fort, Manningtree and London.   These evenings out could be on any day of the week or even Sunday afternoons.   When arranged, details will be announced in the club notices, and published on the web site and/or Facebook.

We welcome people of all ages who have an interest in photography, whether experienced or complete beginner.   Although many of our members started with traditional film, we are now a totally digital club.   As well as a full range of open and specialist competitions, judged by East Anglian Federation approved circuit judges, the club has a variety of lectures to suit everybody's photographic taste.   In addition there are practical evenings and social events.

£ Membership fees for the 2019 - 2020 season are £60 for singles and £108 for couples (i.e. married and civil partners), which includes free admission to our Monday meetings.   Juniors and students have free admission.   There is a reduced fee after Christmas.

You can find our programme here.   If you want to know more, you are welcome to come to one of our club nights.   Or if you would just like details of membership, or have any other queries, you can contact us using this Contact, which also contains a link to details of our club officers and members of the committee.

We have redesigned our website to make it easier to maintain and improve the image upload facilities for members.   You can read about the change here.

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