Take a group of 120 enthusiastic amateur photographers, immerse them in an exciting interactive community project, and watch the interest in photography grow. That’s how Tenterden Camera Club got started.
The phenomenal success of the Tenterden 365 project in 2014 brought together a core of people wanting to continue with their photographic experience and increase their knowledge. Following a meeting in August 2015, the club was established and we have been slowly working our way forwards.
We meet fortnightly at the Zion Baptist Church in Tenterden High Street. So far, we have avoided having formal club competitions with outside judges and the overwhelming request from members has always been ‘to keep it friendly’.
Each month we have a project or theme as an idea or subject for our members to take pictures of and to go along with that we try and organise a local outing so we can all get out and about, socialise and help each other with camera settings and composition.
We also try to have a speaker from outside the club to give us an insight into a particular subject or technique.
Then at the end of the month we have a social club evening where we look at our pictures over a cup of tea and biscuits.
Club Founder: Stuart Kirk
Chairperson: Carol Sparrow
Secretary: Jacqueline Terry
Treasurer: Pete Rowley
Programme Secretary: Hayley Daley
Marketing Guru: Andrew Frisby
Projects: Don Clark
Media Administrator: Jerry D’Arts