Club Introduction

Welcome to our friendly club.
Our aim: to create and manage a club that welcomes all-comers – people who are new to photography, those who want to share their photographs and skills with others and those who want to become even better.

Our focus: community projects and skill development through sharing, not through competitions – even though there is the inevitable, occasional rivalry between members!

We hold regular meetings (see schedule below) as well as organising visits and trips to local places of interest. We also try to support other local clubs and societies, whilst developing our skills, by donating our time and the photographs we take.

Meeting schedule:
1st Wednesday of each month – we meet in the Vine for a chat. When the weather is good we meet at 6:00 but may meet at 7:30 during the winter; we will e-mail members on a monthly basis with full details.

2nd Wednesday of each month – we usually have a speaker or external ‘trainer/guest for this session. Their presentations are often linked to our own projects or skill development.

 4th Wednesday of each month – we aim to meet outdoors to take photographs; this will usually be during the day and full details will be e-mailed to members in advance.

Each of these last two sessions has a tea/coffee break built in for the necessary social side of any club! If you join us you will be expected to join another member on tea/ coffee duty at least once during the year.

Meeting venue:
Unless we’re on ‘walkabout’ or supporting outside events, all meetings are held at:
The Social Hub, Church Road, Tenterden. TN30 6AT.

Annual Fees:
Full membership: £40 per year (1st September to 31st July)
Concessions: £30 per year (over 65s, full time students, registered disabled)
Couples living at the same address: £60 (or £50 if both concession members)
There is also a charge of £2 for each meeting you attend in addition to this annual membership fee. All these fees cover the costs of room hire, refreshments, outings and speakers.
Members have access to the closed ‘Tenterden Camera Club’ Facebook page in order to share and post photos or events.

Additional information:
For each of the past two years we have produced a calendar based on photographs of Tenterden taken by members throughout the year. Profits from the sale have been divided between the club and The Social Hub. We also aim to hold an annual exhibition of examples of our ‘work’. This is usually held in St. Mildred’s Church at the end of November to tie in with the Christmas shopping weekend. All members are encouraged to display photos and help is at hand to learn how to mount photographs for display.

What do people say about us?

“Right away I was made to feel at home”;

“This is a really friendly club for photography, encouraging people of all ages and all levels of expertise to improve their skills”;

“The camera club has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere which, I think, makes the club”;

“The interaction with other members is most rewarding as it is to be with like-minded people who are willing to share and make you feel welcome”;

“The workshops that are set us are brilliant as they give me a focus and a challenge”.