Welcome to Photofold Camera Club
You do not need to be an expert photographer to be a member of Photofold, just a keen interest in photography!
People of all ages, whether they be beginner or experienced are more than welcome!
We are a friendly club and all our members have a wide range of experience in both film and digital mediums. We are extremely pleased to share the benefit of this experience with other members to help them achieve more from their photography!
As a member of the East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies, we also meet with other clubs from the region in competitions, and so get to see the work that other photographers are producing.
Our photography club has an extensive programme including presentations from top class photographers covering all genres as well as club competitions throughout the season which runs from September to June.
All competitions are appraised by a suitably qualified judge who will give helpful critique of each image.
We have regular club day outings, usually once a month, as well as a small number of extended 4-5 day trips to locations further afield such as the Lake District.
Come along to our club evenings and be ensured of a friendly welcome. We meet on a Tuesday evening at 20:00-22:00 in the Chantry Centre just off Billericay high street.
Notice Board 2023/24
13th Feb - Open Evening. An evening for Club members, may include tuition, presentations, discussions or workshops. Details to be published later.
20th Feb - Our DPI Portfolio Competition - a set of three images on one theme. Judged by David Portwain ARPS CPAGB
27th Feb - 'The Little Print Show' by Jonathan Vaines LRPS CPAGB AFIAP Jonathan's talk comes with artistic approach to photography, stepping out of the club mainstream. Along with individual images we see the motivational benefits of working with Projects, Sets and Groups of images.
5th Mar - 'Stuck in Vietnam' by Julian Elliott, Zoom Presentation, An award-winning freelance travel photographer, this talk is about Julian's very first trip to Vietnam. What happened when an 'incident' forced an extended stay in the country and how he overcame the challenges.
12th Mar - Our Print Competition No. 4. Judged by Dr. Julie Hutson ARPS DPAGB
19th Mar - Our annual Inter-club 'Battle' wih Chelmsford Camera Club. Judged by David Steel DPAGB
26th Mar - Our DPI Competition No. 4. Please note this is a THEMED COMPETITION - 'UK FAMOUS BULDINGS' Judged by Nicholas Bowman
9th Apr - An evening for Club members, may include tuition, presentations, discussions or workshops. Details to be published later.
16th Apr - # Change of Program # Zoom Presentation. 'A Guides View Part 1' by Jason Wharam DPAGB, BAHons, BSc, Msc, Dsc. Jasons presentation includes images and insights from a professional safari guides perspective. Growing up in Zimbabwe, he demonstrates his passion for African wildlife and photography.
23rd Apr - 'An evening of National & International prize-winning AV sequences' by Keith Leedham FRPS EFIAP FIPF It is quite a while since our club has had an audio visual show, so we welcome back Keith to tell us stories with his photographs, adding music and sound effects along the way.
30th Apr - Our Print Competition No. 5. Judged by Harold Mousley LRPS AFIAP
To view winning images from the January 2024 DPI competition click on the featured image. This image is by Linda Skaret-Ball and is titled 'Normanton Church' awarded 20 points and Best Image.
Every month, Photofold features work from our members, this month the photographs are a selection from Simon Mills
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