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WELCOME TO CHELTENHAM CAMERA CLUB

If you are interested in photography then come and join us at Cheltenham Camera Club. As the largest club in Gloucestershire, we have a wealth of experience to support you, whether you’re a beginner or advanced worker. Our in-house team provides training, support to gain photographic distinctions and a weekly 7pm Focus Group before our main meeting. At the main meeting, we have presentations from experienced photographers covering a wide range of subjects, as well as critiques, competitions, all designed to encourage members. Members also receive our weekly email updates that cover everything you need to know. The club also runs a members’ annual exhibition, Gloucestershire Young Photographers’ competition and an internationally renowned photo salon that attracts photographers from all over the world.

Martin Fry FRPS EFIAP/g AV-EFIAP ABPE APAGB
chair@cheltenhamcameraclub.co.uk

EVENTS

Date Event Location
3 January HOME- GROWN TALENT
Three club members will present and discuss aspects of their personal style of image-making.
10 January A PORTRAIT OF THE PEAK DISTRICT
Tony Pioli FRPS comes from Derbyshire to Cheltenham. See Programme for full details.
Holy Apostles Church Hall
17 January LANDSCAPE ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
Alyn Wallace. See Programme for full details
Holy Apostles Church Hall

NOTICES

  • 8th January. First Tuesday. Content to be arranged

  • Congratulations to Dave Adamson. The winner of this years Annual Challenge. To those who submitted images well done for doing so and many thanks for taking the time to make it an interesting monthly competition. Lets hope that even more members enter next year. Next years competition starts on the first of January 2019 and the subject is Open So you can enter anything that you like that has been taken in the last 18 months or so. So start searching your image banks ready to enter.

WHAT WE DO

Print Appreciation

We review sets of anonymous prints, discussing what we like and what could be improved.

Popular with New Members!

A great introduction to the art of reviewing images.

Guest Speakers

Experienced photographers are invited to present their images on the large screen

An Entertaining Evening

We invite experts from all over the country to show us interesting images and explain why and how they took them.

Training Workshops

We run several training courses, covering basic to advanced photography.

Small Groups, reasonably priced!

Evening training courses are run separately to club nights. They cover topics such as Basic Camera Skills, Lightroom, Photoshop, HDR and Advanced Techniques.

Internal Competitions

External judges are invited to review both prints and images

Annual Challenge

We also run a monthly competiton on the website where we all get to vote!

External Competitions

A selection of our best images take part in battles against local clubs.

Recognising Talent!

We also celebrate the distinctions awarded to members by associations.

International Salon

Each year we receive thousands of entries from around the world for our international salon.

Over 130 Awards!

The standard is always high. As each competitor can enter up to 20 images it’s worth a go!

Outings

We organise trips out to photographic locations to take snaps together!

Recent Locations

Some of our recent trips have been to London, Waterfalls, Gloucester Docks, Raglan Castle and Edinburgh.

Annual Exhibition

A selection of our prints and digital images are put on show to the public each year.

Award Presentation

As part of the exhibition, cups and shields are awarded for the best entries.

Sub-Groups

We run several successful sub-groups that specialise in areas of photography.

Nature Group

The Nature Group frequently organise outings to nature reserves and other areas of interest.

WHERE WE MEET

We meet in Charlton Kings on Thursday evenings from September to May, at 7.30 for 7.45pm.

Our normal venue is the Holy Apostles Church Hall, which has recently been renovated and provides excellent facilities.

Holy Apostles Church Hall,
Charlton Kings,
Cheltenham,
GL52 6HW

To view a map or find out more about membership please click here

DISTINCTIONS

Our club provides support and encouragement to members wishing to gain photographic distinctions.

Congratulations to all those members who gained distinctions this year!

To view some of the winning panels submitted visit our Roll of Honour page.