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

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.


Thanks to everyone for supporting our Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 programmes, which despite all the odds turned out to be very successful and hugely enjoyable. We have been delighted to receive such positive feedback. Zoom has 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 have managed to avoid too many technical hitches and have been treated to some truly memorable evenings!

2021/22 season

Our 2021-2022 programme of talks is taking shape with lots of exciting speakers in the pipeline, please see ‘What’s On‘ for information about our programme and other activities. Please contact Julia at secretary@bishopthorpecc.co.uk for more information. We’ll look forward to welcoming you!


Bishopthorpe Camera Club Exhibition
York Theatre Royal, 10 -21 January 2022

We are excited to announce Bishopthorpe Camera Club’s inaugural exhibition of members’ work at York Theatre Royal. A selection of prints and a digital slideshow of images will be on display in the Theatre foyer. Come in from the cold and view the exhibition, whilst enjoying a cup of coffee in the spacious cafe.

Members of the public are most welcome, and we hope that you will enjoy viewing images, which are in a wide range of styles and genres. If you have any comments, there is anything further you’d like to know about about the Club, or to enquire about any of the images, please contact our secretary, Julia, by email: secretary@bishopthorpecc.co.uk.



Tuesday, 1 February, 7.30pm (Zoom)

Shane Balkowitsch and Tony Richards: Back to the Future

Wet plate collodion photography is one of the oldest photographic processes yet it yields some of the most enduring images. The nature of wet plate photography and the exposure times involved mean that the silver portraits produced are unique and can never be replicated.

We are fortunate to be joined by Shane Balkowitsch and Tony Richards who will be sharing their images and their joint passion for wet plate collodion photography, as well as discussing how they got started, the process, some projects and the concept of permanence. They will also be talking about some of their differing views on photography. Whilst we are sure that they will show us plenty of awe-inspiring images, we suspect that there will also be an interesting dialogue between these two artists.

Further information here. Visitors are welcome (£5). Please get in touch with Julia, our Secretary, if you would like more information or to book a place.

Cuppa & Capture and Photo Walks

Please see the Cuppa & Capture, Photo Walks and What’s On pages for more details.


We warmly welcome existing and new members to the Club for the 2021-2022 season. For more information about the 2021-2022 membership fees please see here, and you can also download a Spring 2022 Membership Form. Please get in touch if you would like additional information.

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. You can find out more by contacting membership@bishopthorpecc.co.uk.

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 secretary@bishopthorpecc.co.uk.


New Galleries added:

Please see the the Galleries page for the most recent images, including the Goole, Gibson MillRunswick Bay and Mallyan Spout Photo Walks and the most recent Cuppa & Capture Galleries: ColdLines, Shop Signs and Window Displays,  Autumn  and New and Old. The latest MIG (Monochrome Interest Group) Gallery on the theme of Pathways is also published.

Please also see the latest challenge galleries: Challenge #14: Shapes, shadows and surfaces, where you can see some fabulous images inspired by Serge Najjar’s recent talk and Challenge #13: Reinventing the Holiday Poster, where you can take a look at the stunning posters created by members. They are bound to lift your spirits and get you in the mood for planning your next trip 🚅 🚢✈️! 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’.