Welcome to Bishopthorpe Camera Club
There has never been a more exciting time to take photographs. In the digital era more people than ever enjoy taking and sharing their pictures.
Whether you use a mobile phone, digital or film camera for your photography, we provide a friendly, supportive environment where you will find inspiration as well as good company. We welcome photographers of all ages and experience, from beginners to experienced amateurs and even a few professionals. Visitors and potential new members may attend any of our Activities and can be sure of a warm reception.
PLEASE NOTE: In view of the current situation, we are holding virtual meetings on Zoom and running Challenges and other activities to keep us in touch and enjoying our photography together. Check out individual events and details of all our activities under What’s On. If you are new to Zoom, you may find this helpsheet useful.
*** HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS, VISITORS and SPEAKERS ***
Here’s to a much improved 2021!
Thanks to everyone for supporting our Autumn Term programme, which despite all the odds turned out to be highly successful and hugely enjoyable. We were delighted to receive such positive feedback. Zoom allowed us to turn what could have been a difficult period for the Club into a great opportunity to invite talented and prestigious photographers from all over the world to speak about their work. We managed to avoid too many technical hitches and were treated to some truly memorable evenings!
We have some fantastic speakers for our meetings in early 2021. Please see below and also our What’s On page to take a look at what’s on offer. Visitors will again be very welcome to join us for the talks, and anyone interested should contact Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book a place. We’ll be looking forward to welcoming you!
Tuesday 19 January 2020, 7.30pm – Julian Kingma: Instinct
Award-winning Australian photographer Julian Kingma is forgoing a summer morning on his surf board ‘Down Under’ to share stories and images with us. Jules is quite a character and this promises to be a fun and memorable evening!
Jules started out as a cadet press photographer in Melbourne. He worked his way up to ‘head of features’ before going freelance for national and international publications. Jules has images in Australia’s National Portrait Gallery and has won awards for his portraiture, food photography and story telling.
Jules is also a fantastic travel and documentary photographer and his colourful images are quite a contrast from his predominantly monochrome portraiture.
Visitors and members of other clubs are welcome to attend (£5). There are advantageous rates for individuals joining for the whole Spring season and also for Clubs wishing to sign up 5 or more attendees. Please check out our various subscriptions here. If you are interested or wish to know more, please contact Julia.
MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS for the 2020-2021 SEASON
We warmly welcome new members to the Club and invite you to get in touch if you would like additional information.
Visitors to the Club
We also welcome visitors to the Club, whether for individual meetings or to join us for a whole season. Please see the options that are set out here. If you would like to join us for the Spring Season, please send us a completed membership form, or you can find out more by contacting email@example.com.
Visitors from other Camera Clubs
We offer special rates for groups of five or more members from other camera clubs wishing to join us for our exciting programme of talks. Please see what’s on offer here and if you would like to find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The membership application form for visitors from other clubs can be downloaded here.
New Galleries added: For some festive cheer, please see the delightful array of Christmas cards, created by our members, in the ‘Challenge #10: Season’s Greetings‘ Gallery.
The latest Cuppa & Capture Gallery ‘It’s a Square World‘ is now published, where anything was possible as long as the final edit was square.
See also the previous ‘Contained‘ Cuppa & Capture Gallery, a difficult subject and perhaps not surprisingly with quite a bit of artistic licence involved in the interpretations of ‘nothing in the image breaks the frame’…!
If you missed them, you can also view the ‘Pathways‘ Gallery, with a great mix of real and imagined pathways for you to wander down, and the ‘D is for…..‘ Gallery, again with plenty of variety on display, from ‘Devilish Donald’ to more literal interpretations of the theme and reflections of mood.