Sunset Stag
Helen Jones
Weststonedale
Helen Jones
Hetty Feather
David Kessel
Over the edge
Sue Hoggett
Bullfinch in snow
Helen Jones
Flight Over The Wolds
David Williamson
The quarter miler
Bryan Torrington
Dandelion Seeds
Iain Stuart
Hoopla
John Saunders
Norway
John Saunders
Reindeer
John Saunders
White Cat
David Williamson
Edward Allington sculpture revisited
Sue Hoggett
Tern
Helen Jones
St Ives
Carole Marshall
Checkmate
David Kessel
Six Windows
David Kessel
Approaching Symmetry
David Kessel
Oli Brown
David Kessel
John Lewis Leeds
Julia Walton
Welburn
David Williamson
Seascape
Sue Hoggett
Love Life
David Kessel
Run to the sun
Roger Walton
Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South
David Beverley
Wallpaper fragment
Sue Hoggett
Louis Vuitton
Julia Walton
Perspex haze
Julia Walton
Salford Quays
Julia Walton
Golden Eagle
David Bradley
Fjord reflection
Roger Walton
Whitby Smile
David Williamson
Morning mists
Bryan Torrington
Tuscan view
Bryan Torrington

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. Visitors and potential new members may attend any of our Activities and can be sure of a warm reception.

Throughout the pandemic, we held virtual meetings on Zoom and ran Challenges and other activities to keep us in touch and enjoying our photography together. As soon as possible, we re-introduced opportunities for meeting up with other members, including Cuppa & Capture and Photo Walks, and the 2022/23 programme included some in-person meetings in the Studio at York Theatre Royal, as well as continuing with meetings on Zoom.  We have been delighted to receive so much positive feedback, both for our external speakers and also for our ‘in house’ presenters. Zoom has allowed us to expand our horizons and benefit from hearing talks from exciting, talented and prestigious photographers from all over the world, whilst our in-person meetings have also reminded us of the enjoyment we get from meeting up with other like-minded members. We have been treated to some truly memorable evenings.

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2023/24 season

In the 2023/24 season, we are increasing the number of in-person meetings within the fortnightly programme, whilst also continuing to run virtual meetings. We are grateful to York Theatre Royal for continuing to allow us to use the ‘Studio Theatre’ to run some of these in-person meetings, providing an excellent space for hosting visiting speakers in a central location. And we’ll be back in Bishopthorpe Village Hall for our first in-person Critique meeting. We will continue to run all our usual other activities, including Cuppa & Capture, Photo Walks, Challenges, Outings and Social Events. Please keep an eye on ‘What’s On‘ for information about talks and other activities. Please contact Julia at secretary@bishopthorpecc.co.uk for more information.

Renewing your membership or joining the Club

Current members are invited to renew their annual subscriptions, and new members are very welcome to join.  For more information about the various types of membership, including reduced rates for couples, Zoom-only and those in full time education, and to sign up, please click on the purple ‘Renew or Join the Club’ button below (please also see and follow the helpful information about ‘How to renew or join the Club‘). Any queries about membership should be sent to membership@bishopthorpecc.co.uk.

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UPCOMING EVENTS, ACTIVITIES and REMINDERS

Monday 26 February; Cuppa and Capture B is for…

No explanation required for this one!

Tuesday 5 March 2024: Ted Forbes: Learning from the Masters

We are excited to welcome Ted Forbes. Ted will be known to many as a photographer and YouTube creator who uses his platform as a way to educate and spark creativity. He’s created over 1,000 videos since 2008 that have generated over 75 million views covering topics from composition and technique to technical reviews and optics.

During his talk Ted will illuminate lessons to be learned from past and contemporary masters of photography and painting—and maybe even a musician, too. We’ll consider artists such as Fox Talbot, Graciela Iturbide, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Gerhard Richter, among others for the lessons their work, thinking, and practices may inspire. Full details here.

Many thanks to Richard Masters for organising this session.

Visitors are welcome (£5) and should contact Julia for more information or to book a place.

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Submission deadlines

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Cuppa and Capture and Photo Walks

Don’t forget to check the What’s On page for upcoming C&C themes and Photo Walk locations.

Don’t forget the social side of Cuppa & Capture too. If you can, do come along and have a cuppa and a chat with fellow members, meeting at 12 noon on the first floor at York Theatre Royal. It’s great to catch up with everyone and the more the merrier. Hopefully the holidays will allow some folk who cannot usually make it to attend too.

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Joining the Club and visitors

New members and visitors are welcome, whether for individual meetings (contact Julia, our secretary) or to join us for a whole season (contact membership@bishopthorpecc.co.uk or click on the purple ‘Renew or Join the Club’ button above).

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New Galleries added:

Please see the the Galleries page for the most recent images:

Christmas Knockout Competition 2023: Monochrome and Colour.

Annual Digital Image Competition 2023: Man-made; Abstract and Creative; Landscape; Living World; Street; Portraiture

Cuppa & Capture: In Uniform; Simplicity; Rusty; Somewhere to sit; Odd one out; S is for….; The Devil is in the Detail; Covered; Modern or contemporary; Tales from the riverbank;

Photo Walks: Thorpe Perrow; Pickering; Skipton; Howden; Paddy’s Hole; York Unlocked; Ripley Show; Yorkshire Sculpture Park; York Viking Festival, Whitby Goth Festival, and Knaresborough.

Outings: Deck the hallsBishopthorpe PalaceChristmas Songs and Sayings

MIG (Monochrome Interest Group): Shadows; Music; Trees; Cities; Pathways

Challenges: Challenge #19: Scenes within a scene; Challenge #18: Telling a story in five images; Challenge #17: Nifty Fifty and Fancy Footwork; Challenge #16: An exhibition of images inspired by York Theatre Royal’s community production, The Coppergate WomanChallenge #15 Creating a 2022 Photo CalendarChallenge #14: Shapes, shadows and surfaces (inspired by Serge Najjar’s talk); Challenge #13: Reinventing the Holiday Poster. And for a look back at all ten Challenges of 2020, please see this audio-visual extravaganza, showcasing the amazing images submitted by members in our ‘Challenges #1-10 Review, 2020’.

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