WELCOME TO THE SIDMOUTH PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB WEBSITE
Sidmouth Photographic Club is a friendly group of amateur photographers with a wide range of ability and experience, and we are keen to welcome new members interested in the art and practice of photography whatever their level of skill. Prospective members are encouraged to come along to sample some of our club evenings to see what we do, and to meet members.
Our programme of meetings will suit new members with a variety of interests and photographic knowledge. From time to time we organize “know your camera” sessions for beginners as well as tutorials on a wide range of subjects; these may be held on club nights or as separate events.
The Club membership fluctuates between 45 and 50 as new members join and others leave, and between a third and a half of our members are female. Meetings are well attended with over 75% of our members actively involved on a regular basis.
Sidmouth Photographic Club has been around for over eighty years. The first meeting of the Club was held on 28th October 1937 at which time it was called the Sidmouth Camera Club.
During our season, which runs from September to May, we meet at 7.30pm every other Wednesday evening, at All saints Church Hall, All Saints Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8ES. The Club is in the Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) which is affiated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB).
In the summer months we organize photographic walks which take place locally and are as much social occasions as photographic expeditions, usually involving a pub somewhere. Outings further afield are arranged throughout the year; recent trips have included visits to Bristol, Cardiff, the Somerset coast, and a two-day outing to London for some night photography.
A typical season's programme is a mixture of visiting speakers, interactive sessions involving tutorials, practical and critique sessions, and competitions, together aimed at inspiration, enhancing our photographic skills, and the enjoyment of looking at other people’s photography.
Besides our own internal competitions, the club takes part in several interclub competitions locally in the Devon area; individual members and the club as a whole participate in Federation competitions. We also have an international three-way exchange with clubs from the Netherlands and Finland where they send us some images to look at and we do the same.
To see the work of some of our members please look at our galleries pages. And you can find us on Facebook and Instagram.