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Club Connection
A look at organisations available in Billericay for like-minded people

This month’s focus is the Photofold Camera Club. As we will be out and about on trips and holidays with our cameras it is a good time to take an extra special interest in photography and pick up some tips at the club

 Summer is fast approaching and opportunities will arise for some great shots. Jim Brewster of the Photofold Camera Club says:’One thing I have learnt is that where ever I go I take my pocket size Canon compact camera, as you never know what is likely to crop up.’

Our club has been in existence for 34 years and we are members of the East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies.

What do we offer?

We provide an opportunity for people to explore and express their creative talents. We are a friendly club with a varied programme of speakers, competitions, open evenings, practical evenings, team projects and monthly outings, culminating in the Annual Exhibition of members’ work at the end of August. This years programme has subjects regarding “challenge of Photography on a coach tour”, “creating mood in photography’, “California Dreaming”, and many more.

 Practical evenings in the past have included “The art of Macro Photography”, the process of creating “Panorama”, and Audio Visual” techniques.

Why join?

We have members with a range of ability from people new to photography to some very skilled and advanced members in digital, print, colour and monochrome. Most people learn very quickly by discussing their work with others and seeing what other people do. Our members are happy to share their knowledge. We also help members learn about software.

Is the membership varied?
Yes we have male and female members.

Where do the monthly outings go?

They are predominantly day trips and we share cars. Recent trips have been to London, the Suffolk Coast, Stowe and Wisley.

Why did I join?

I retired four years ago and decided I wanted to take up photography. My only knowledge on the subject was as a tourist with a point and go camera. Since then I have progressed to a digital SLR camera with a number of different lenses.
Some  useful tips I have picked up are  make sure your camera battery is fully charged, never take photographs directly facing the sun and remember photographs of family and friends are not always good with them posing and looking straight at you. Come to the club and learn move. Photography is a fascinating and very rewarding hobby

When and where do we meet?

The Club meets at 8.00 pm at the Fold, 72 Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD, on Tuesday nights with short breaks at Christmas and Easter and a longer break in the summer. Visitors can come along for a trial period for a small fee if they are unsure about joining.

Why not log-on to our web site which is or better still come along on Tuesday, all are welcome.
For further information, Contact: Ray Waters on  Jim Brewster on