Hertford and District Camera Club
Hertford and District Camera Club
ONLINE MEETINGS : see Programme & Noticeboard

Hertford and & District Camera Club meets at 8:00pm on Friday evenings, from September through to May, normally in St John's Hall (near All Saints Church, d) in Church­fields, Hertford, England. In this 2021-2022 season we will be meeting both in the Hall and online, on alternate weeks, gaining exten­sive access to guest speakers and judges from across the UK. In parallel we have introduced a new Online Member category for those outside our local area. More details HERE.

We aim to help members get more pleasure from their photo­graphy by improving their photo­graphic tech­niques and by fine-tuning their eye for a picture. Our weekly meetings include talks and practi­cal evenings, and popular compe­titions in which we display our images and receive expert advice.

Visitors and new members are always welcome; just turn up on the night and make yourself known to one of the committee members, or click the Visitor button on the Syllabus page to join an online meeting. Do feel free to contact us in advance if you have any questions. The annual Full Member fee is just £48.00. Visitors are asked to pay £3.00 per meet­ing, refund­able if they go on to join the club.

"You Are Being Watched"

The Club offers mutual photographic help through a varied programme of meetings, enabling us to see the work and techniques of other photo­graphers – inclu­ding visiting speakers (amateur and pro­fessional) and other Club members. Most of these meetings are not formal tutorials, but the speakers are very well informed on many different aspects of photography, both creative and technical.

For less experienced photographers in particu­lar, help and advice are readily available from the broad experience of the other members. We use a wide range of cameras, lenses and other equip­ment from most of the major manu­fac­turers to capture subject matter ranging from wildlife to portraits, from architecture to street photography.

"Preparing for Takeoff"

Regular print and projected digital image (PDI) competitions, with sections for both advanced workers and for less proficient photo­graphers, help members to improve their photog­raphy. Experienced external ‘judges’ provide construc­tive criticism of our work. In addition, photo ‘battles’ with other clubs enable us to compare our best photo­graphs with a broader range of styles. We all continue to learn by seeing good (and sometimes not so good!) images.

"Hot Water"

We normally hold a public exhibition of our work in Hertford town centre each Autumn. Members are also invited to display their images free in the gallery on this website, and are given access to the dedicated Members' Area here. We post information and updates on our Twitter feed and Facebook page, and also have a closed Facebook Group for members.

In the Summer break members often arrange an informal programme of photo­graphic and social events. And our occasional newsletter – the Viewfinder – provides information and offers a platform for opinions.

The Club was founded in 1951, and is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) through the East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies (EAF). For more information about the Club, its history and its signifi­cant events please see the about us page.


Website updates
22 April [members]
Print comp final results
14 March 2022
Match-a-DPI is on!
18 February 2022
10 November 2021
Events Page Updated
10 August 2021
2021-2022 season
1 February 2021


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