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

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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2024/25 season

Renewing your membership or joining the Club

Current members will be invited to renew their annual subscriptions before the beginning of the season in September. Please do not use the renewal button below until you have received an email inviting you to renew- the payment system will be activated for next year over the next few weeks.

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 (2023/24)

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 15 July 2024: C&C Repetition

Repetition involves anything that is repeated many times – and can sometimes be boring! However, we are sure that you will all come up with images that are far from boring. For example repetitive patterns are often visually striking, so see what you can find to fit this week’s topic!

Meet as usual upstairs at YTR from 12 noon for some refreshments and a catch-up. We had a great turnout again last time and it was really lovely so many people there – it’s a great way to get ideas before you set off!

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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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Top tip

A great suggestion from one of our members, Mike Fidkin – keep a folder on your desktop and whenever you find an image that you think may be a candidate for the Annual Exhibition or a Competition file it there for future reference. You can even have sub folders with different categories. It should spare you from that last minute scramble to find something suitable to submit.

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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 2024: Architecture & Objects; Abstract and Creative; Landscape; Living World; Street; Portraiture

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

Annual Exhibition: Annual Exhibition 2024.

Cuppa & Capture: Stop!; ‘J’ is for; Broken; Industrial; Churches; Silhouettes; B is for….; In Uniform; Simplicity; Rusty; Somewhere to sit; Odd one out; S is for….; The Devil is in the Detail; Covered; Modern or contemporary:

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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