Welcome to Towcester Camera Club

 

 
Ours is a welcoming, inclusive, rapidly growing club with an enthusiastic group of photographers  - from beginner to professional. Members are keen to share their knowledge and experience with other like-minded people. This club is not competition-orientated, although it encourages members who are. The club enters two competitions a year - one inter-club and one Northamptonshire-wide (the Terry Chapman Competition organised by Rushden & District). The whole club thrives on members talking, encouraging and supporting each other on all subjects, aspects and levels of photography.
 
In normal times, we meet every two weeks on a Wednesday evening in St Michael’s Church Rooms in Silverstone.
 
In March, in light of COVID-19 developments, the Committee suspended all physical meetings following Government advice to do so. We have continued to meet virtually and successfully, using the ZOOM platform, with amendments and enhancements to our programme, including COVID compliant photo walks. We will resume physical club nights only when advice suggests that it is safe to do so.

The Zoom platform has given members a view of what is possible, and hence the Committee has since March broadened the Club's offer:

  • We have extended the normal programme to include additional virtual speaker events, open to the general public via subscription. Subscribe here for our Speaker Series
  • We remained active during the summer months, did not have our normal summer recess, and instead provided additional opportunities for all members
  • We have launched (via BAND), and the majority of members are actively using, our private image sharing platform, where we issue monthly challenges, share ideas and inspiration, and offer comment and encouragement to each other
  • From September we have introduced a third session per month (see programme page), focussed on exploring themes and techniques, with a focus on improvement.
There is a programme for the current season. Through this programme of events we aim to cover all members' interests, abilities and learning curve, and we're always open to new ideas and suggestions.
 
Our current members are predominantly users of digital equipment of all levels from phone to entry level compact cameras to drones and high-end DSLRs. Film photographers are also welcome.
 
Hopefully through this website we can give you a flavour for what we're about, and look forward to welcoming you to a club meeting soon. If you're interested in joining us then please contact the club Chairperson, Anne Gray via our contacts page.