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.
OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE…
7.30pm, Tuesday 6 October 2020 Alan Shapiro: Pictures with Personality – Plants, Plumage, People and More.
New York-based photographer Alan Shapiro was a ‘Chief Creative Officer’ at the world’s largest Advertising Agency Network where he learned the importance of telling stories in unique ways. Alan’s photographic journey began as a way of reducing stress and evolved into a daily ‘creative exercise regimen’ after he had been given a camera by a photographer friend. Alan is a natural communicator and believes in making connections with his subjects and viewers. Each of his images has ‘character’ and there is something sumptuous about his pictures, whether the subject is flowers, food, animals or people. He will share some of his photographic ‘secrets’ whilst treating us to some of his fantastic images, so you can expect not only a visual feast but also to learn some valuable tips and tricks. See here for more details.
Visitors and members of other clubs are welcome to attend (£5). Please contact Julia at email@example.com.
AUTUMN 2020 PROGRAMME
We have an exciting programme of meetings lined up for Autumn 2020. The enforced introduction of Zoom meetings owing to the coronavirus pandemic enables us to feature photographers who we would not normally have been able to invite to speak at the Club.
We are fortunate to have attracted award-winning photographers across a wide spectrum of styles and we hope that you will join us on our photographic odyssey: two of our speakers are based in England, one in Dublin, Ireland and the others are from the USA and Canada. The Autumn Season will also include some of our usual Club events, such as ‘The Year in Review’ and ‘It’s a Christmas Knockout’ competition.
MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS for the 2020-2021 SEASON
Thank you to all those many members of the Club for renewing their membership for 2020-21. That really will help to support the Club as we go forward, and allow us to continue providing an exciting programme of top quality speakers as well as other activities. Subscriptions for the full year have been kept at last year’s level (£45 individual, £67.50 couple, and £22.50 student), which we hope you agree is excellent value for money.
We welcome new members to the Club and invite you to get in touch if you would like any additional information.
The Annual Membership form is available to download here. We would appreciate payments made by BACS (full details are available on the form). Please return the completed form by email to the Membership Secretary.
Visitors to the Club
We 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.
Visitors from other camera clubs
We warmly welcome members of other camera clubs wishing to join us for our exciting programme of talks, and we are offering special rates for groups of five or more members. 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 Gallery added: The Lit by Lamps Gallery is now published. It is full of stunning images and is well worth a look!
Please also note that the Galleries containing the submitted images for ‘Challenge #8: Reviving the summer holiday postcard‘ and ‘Challenge #9: Around the World in 50 Images‘ are now published. Please take a look at the wonderful variety of images in the Galleries, or enjoy them set to catchy themed music in the AVs.