About Us

The Club was founded in 1983 by a group of photography enthusiasts who were keen to share knowledge and to learn from one another. We remain a friendly club that welcomes photographers of all ages and experience, from beginners to experienced amateurs and even a few professionals.

Our aim is to enjoy photography and, through mutual support, to continue developing our skills as photographers. You will always find someone to answer your questions or help you out. Our dynamic schedule of meetings and other activities encourage and stimulate creative image taking and processing, and provide opportunities for exchanging ideas and sharing expertise.

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Our meetings
Find us
Joining in
Attending meetings as a guest
Students and other young people
Becoming a member
Our meetings

Our regular meetings run from September to June and take place on alternate Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm in Bishopthorpe Village Hall.

For more information, check out the Programme and What’s On.

Find us

We meet in Bishopthorpe Village Hall, Main St, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2RA.

Joining in

You can simply turn up to most of our activities and be sure of a warm welcome. Please introduce yourself to the organiser. If you have any queries you can, of course, get in touch in advance using the appropriate contact email address or by using the form provided under Contact Us.

Check out fuller descriptions of any of our various Activities.

Attending meetings as a guest

Potential new members are invited to come along as guests and get a feel for who we are and what we get up to.

Guests may attend up to two regular meetings before deciding whether to join the Club as a member. These meetings are held in the upstairs room. There is a charge of £3 for guests, which includes refreshments.

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Students and other young people

The Club recognises that photography is something that can be enjoyed by everyone, whatever their age. We are keen to welcome students and other young people to the Club to get involved in our activities.

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Becoming a member

The current annual membership fee is £45, payable in September at the beginning of the season.

There is a discounted rate for two family members of £67.50, and £22.50 for students in full time education and those under 18 years old.

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Committee

The Club is run by a small Committee, who are all active members and contributors to the Club’s activities. Committee members are happy to be approached about the running and direction of the Club, and can point you in the right direction if you need help or advice.

Chair

Philip Dearle

Vice-Chair and Treasurer

Roger Poyser

Secretary

Julia Walton

Programme

David Kessel

Membership

Sue Hoggett

Print Competition and Print/Portfolio Critiques

Andy Towse

Digital Image Competition and Digital Critique

John Saunders

Member

Iain Stuart

Member

David Williamson

Other Roles

Web Team

Sue Hoggett, David Kessel, David Williamson

Cuppa & Capture

Bryan Stanton

Photo Walks

David Williamson & David Kessel

Monochrome Interest Group

Roger Walton

Club Outings

Alex Davidson

Safeguarding

Julia Walton

Club constitution, rules and policies

Bishopthorpe Camera Club Constitution
Bishopthorpe Camera Club Privacy Notice
Child Policy
Publicity
Bishopthorpe Camera Club Constitution

Please see the latest version of our Constitution, updated 26 June 2018.

Bishopthorpe Camera Club Privacy Notice

Bishopthorpe Camera Club’s Privacy Notice states that personal information concerning members, speakers and judges is held on computer for the sole use of the club. Bishopthorpe Camera Club takes seriously the privacy of all individuals and such information shall be protected and maintained in such a way that any and all personal details shall remain private. Personal data will never be sold or passed to any third party. Further information is available below or from the Club Secretary (secretary@bishopthorpecc.co.uk).

Child Policy

You are reminded that children (persons under the age of 18 years) may be present at Club meetings, and by attending meetings and/or signing the application for membership you acknowledge that you will act accordingly and in line with the Club’s Policy on Children Attending Club Meetings, which was adopted by the Club at the AGM in June 2017.

Please note that anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when attending a Club evening. Our designated Child Protection Officer is Julia Walton. If you have any questions or concerns, please see Julia in person or contact her by email at safeguarding@bishopthorpecc.co.uk.

Publicity

Bishopthorpe Camera Club reserves the right to copy and reproduce any images, submitted into any of the Club’s competitions, critique evenings or exhibitions, for publicity purposes (including on the website). Any objections should be addressed to the Club Secretary (secretary@bishopthorpecc.co.uk). Copyright always remains with the author.

The club also reserves the right to use images of those attending club activities for publicity purposes (including on the website). Any objections should be addressed to the Club Secretary (secretary@bishopthorpecc.co.uk).

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