Clacton Camera Club is Clacton's oldest photographic club. Formed in 1939, the club continues its ethos of making friends through photography, and it is just as much a social body as a photographic one. The club welcomes anyone who has an interest in photography, whatever their skill level or medium they use, be it film or digital. We provide a friendly atmosphere on a Friday evening combining competitions with guest speakers, members' workshops, fun events and demonstrations. Many of our members are highly experienced photographers and are happy to advise and assist newcomers. Please take a moment to browse our pages and, if you would like to come along to any of our meetings, you will be most welcome.
WINNING IMAGES 2020/1
You can now view those images that have scored 9 points or above in our Open competitions, together with those that have been placed or highly commended in our other internal competitions, eg Portrait, Natural History etc. Please note that links will only activated after the competition has taken place. Click on the appropriate button to view.
We are pleased to announce that our programme for 2020/21 commenced on 11 September 2020. Our weekly meetings will be held online (via Zoom) until Christmas, at which point the situation will be reviewed.
Whilst free for members, we are making our online presentations available to non-members at a cost of £3 per event. To join any of these, please click the 'Programme' button above and then select the event in which you would like to participate. Following receipt of your email, you will be contacted with further details.
2019/20 Open Competition winners
Colour prints: 1st Val Green
2nd Colin Brett
3rd Hilary Knight
Mono prints: 1st Colin Brett
2nd Hilary Knight
3rd Martin Leech
Projected images: 1st Colin Brett and Jeff Cranwell 3rd Jennifer Brett
Overall season's winners: 1st Colin Brett
2nd Martin Leech
3rd Hilary knight
Each season our Open Competition runs over nine separate evenings and regularly attracts a significant number of entries. Congratulations to the following members, with thanks for providing us with such memorable images.
Picture of the Year 2019/20
Congratulations to Martin Leech for once again winning this competition with his image entitled 'Reach for the sky'. The image can be seen at the top of this page. The other winners' images can be seen by clicking the button above.
Trophy winners 2019/20
This area of our website is restricted to paid-up members of our club. Those members requiring access should send an email via the 'Contact' page requesting the password.
Workshops are run on a variety of subjects, including knowing the basics of your camera, working in mono etc - the subjects are determined by demand.
Being a member entitles you to attend the evening workshops that are of interest to you, helping you to develop your photographic skills. Whilst these are suspended at present in line with health guidelines, we hope to resume these sessions at the earliest opportunity.
We meet each Friday between September and May. The evenings start promptly at 7.30pm and it is advisable to arrive by 7.15pm at the latest.
Little Clacton Youth & Community Centre
Clacton on Sea
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