Who are we

Just a small group of like minded individuals who all share a common interest in photography.

We welcome photographers of all ages and all levels of experience.

We are not an evening class and do not offer structured tuition but between us we have interests and expertise in many different fields and all of us are approachable and ready to help you if you are a beginner.

As a more experience photographer you will be able to share your work, get ideas and see how other people have approached the same subjects.

We meet most weeks except in the height of the summer holiday season and so have lots of meeting time to a hold a variety of different events. Like all camera clubs some of our meetings involve friendly competition either between ourselves, against other clubs or indeed in national and international competitions. Our club competitions are free to enter and are a simple way for you get constructive criticism from an experienced judge.

Once a month we try to hold a more social get together without a defined meeting topic, where you can simply have a drink and chat about your work for someone else’s work. This is in good time to find out how to do things with your camera or computer on a 1 to 1 basis.


We are fortunate to meet at the Canberra club at British Aerospace and so have are very comfortable meeting room with a licenced bar as well as tea and coffee available. There is also ample parking.


Do you find that photography can sometimes be lonely?

In that case why not join our club.
If you want to improve your photography you will do it much more quickly by meeting other photographers chatting with them and learning from them. You will meet new people and some of them may be more talented for have more experience than you and you can learn from them.

Joining a Club Helps You Get More Out Of Your Hobby and Photography is the common bond that binds us together, a relaxing recreational pursuit of that ultimate image.

Come To One Of Our Practical Evenings
Practical Evenings offer a wealth of different opportunities. A chance to learn and grow through many diverse tasks. Understanding and solving problems with others help. To listen to other members explaining and demonstrating. Creating unique chances to progress in personal photography development.

Our well structured programme includes a variety of speakers – on many different subjects.

Our speakers are high calibre and highly entertaining and it is amazing the number of topics they speak about.

They lead us into unknown and challenging situations.

They teach us the techniques to master our craft.

Blackburn & District Camera Club meets in a very friendly and welcoming environment.

In our club it is easy to get to know other members.

Members are happy to talk to everyone although equally able to respect your personal space.

Competitions are a way of having fun and improving your photography skills at the same time

We run internal competitions which are critiqued by a judge who can give ideas about how you might improve. These competition nights are well attended because most members enjoy seeing other members work and joining in the commentary.

We also hold competitions against other clubs and members get the opportunity to enter National and International events.

We look forward to meeting you very soon.

We are sure whether you will find us friendly and approachable but the only way to prove that is for you to come along to a meeting. New members are always welcome and we don’t ask you to pay a subscription until you’ve come along a few times and are sure that you want to join.

The best way to find out what is going on is to subscribe to our newsletter which comes out every Thursday morning so you will be the first to learn what is happening each week. You can un-subscribe at any time.


If you have any questions just ask below and we will get back to you.