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 Coronavirus situation, and in the light of the Government advice, it is with regret that our planned programme of Club meetings is cancelled until further notice. However, we are holding regular virtual meetings on Zoom, and running Challenges and other activities to keep us in touch and enjoying our photography together, so please visit our website regularly for updates.
If you are interested in joining in attending any of the Zoom meetings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also offering a ‘Summer 2020’ membership subscription, so if you are interested in joining us for the summer season, please contact email@example.com.
MEETINGS UPDATE: We are delighted that Astrid McGechan has agreed to give our first Zoom lecture on Tuesday 2 June, 7.30pm. Astrid is a freelance photographer based in Surrey and her images have been widely exhibited in the UK and Europe. Her talk, ‘Feel the Land – Photography and Emotion’, will relate how her photography aims to reflect her emotions at the time of taking the picture and will include images ranging from landscapes and street life to abstracts and architecture. We expect that Astrid’s talk will attract many of our members, and non-members are also welcome to attend (£3, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
Don’t miss your chance to win a beautiful signed limited edition print by Astrid McGechan.
SUMMER SEASON MEMBERSHIP: We are offering a ‘Summer 2020’ subscription for anyone wishing to join us for our summer season of on-line meetings and activities. The fees will be as follows: £15 (single); £25 (couple); student (£7.50), valid until 1 September 2020. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to join or to have further details.
***Zoom: If you are new to Zoom, you may find this helpsheet useful. Those already familiar with Zoom are reminded that they will need to update their Zoom software before the next meeting as it is unlikely to work after 30 May.
New! 22 May 2020 CHALLENGE #5: Light-hearted lockdown competition
Owing to the current coronavirus situation, we have not been able to hold our normal end of season annual competitions or our exhibition. Instead, we are proposing to hold an informal on-line digital image competition to showcase some of the photographs we have taken during lockdown. We encourage all members to get involved. Instead of an external judge everyone will have a chance to choose their favourites in a ‘popular vote’.
Please submit three images no later than midnight on Tuesday 2 June to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will subsequently be displayed in a Gallery on this website for you to choose your favourite three images. For more information about this competition, please see Challenge #5 on the website. Our Zoom meeting on Tuesday 16 June will include an audio-visual presentation of all of the submitted images followed by a slideshow of the most liked images.
The competition is open only to members of the Club. If you wish to join the Club in order to enter the competition and attend our regular lockdown Zoom meetings please contact email@example.com.
Please also enjoy the latest Cuppa & Capture Gallery: Dots, Dashes and Diagonals.