Frequently asked Questions & Answers

The Club

1 Who can join the club?
Age 16 and above are all welcomed; you just need a keen interest in photography.
Please note though that until the age of 18 the member must be accompanied by an appropriate adult at all times.

2 Do I need to have an expensive camera?
No, anything that can take a picture - from a mobile phone to a professional top of the range camera is fine.

3 What is the cost of joining the club?
Click here to see our FEES on the Home Page.

More Info About The Club.

Barnstaple Camera Club has been in existence since the early 1920’s meeting every Thursday throughout the year (apart from public holiday). It’s a very friendly club, with a mixture of genders, mostly aged 50+ but with a handful of younger members. Abilities of the members range from the “point and shoot” camera to some of the more professional range of DSLR’s and mirrorless cameras on the market. With a mixed range of knowledge, skills and abilities within the members, we can give advice on cameras, computer systems (PC and Macs), and photo manipulating software and of course just how to take an image with your camera and transfer that image onto your system.

Our key [1542053] doesn't existWinter Programme 2023/24(September to April), consist of a variety of speakers, competitions, fun and members events. The evening commences at 19:30 but many members arrive a little earlier (doors open at 19:00) so they can chat to other members and the committee. In the Winter 23/24 season we will have Judges attending in person in the hall. To maintain a wider choice of presenters, we will still have them via Zoom, but instead of being in the hall as in last season, these nights (roughly every 4 weeks) will be from HOME.

We normally have a 10-15 min coffee/tea break halfway through the evening that provides another opportunity to chat to the committee/members.

Our key [346427] doesn't existSummer Events Programme (May to September)
During the summer period, members meet most Thursday's and this includes walks to various parts of North Devon both in the evening and during the day. These walks are popular, provide an opportunity to get out with your camera, take images, talk to like minded individuals, and visit some of the interesting areas around Barnstaple. Members attending the summer walks have in the past stopped to have a pub meal, but this is optional for those attending. We have also arranged days out for the members. Past events include visits to West Country Wildlife Centre, Point-to-Point and Speedway events.

Some events during the year eg Wildlife Centre will incur additional charges for those attending.

Training sessions on software such as Photoshop, Lightroom and Affinity can also be provided, as well as just using your camera.

Directions to the hall can be found here just click this link.