Workington Camera Club was formed in 1959, with meetings held on a Friday night from September until March. More than fifty years later the Club has a membership of around 35 and meets on a Friday night at Bridgefoot Village Hall.
The Club has a strong membership with a wide variety of photographic interest which includes sport, landscape, architectural and portraiture. The expertise of the membership ranges from the serious amateur to the “happy snapper”.
The club has a beginner's section which meets for about an hour before the normal Friday meeting. The beginner's meetings are typically 'hands on'.
The WDCC programme includes activities such as talks from visiting lecturers and club competitions with feedback from judges. The more experienced members are always willing to share their knowledge of photography from taking control of your camera and getting off auto mode to post-processing using Lightroom and Photoshop then presenting the completed image on a screen or print.
The Club is affiliated to the Northern Counties Photographic Federation, which in turn is part of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain, and through this organisation, members may apply to gain photographic qualifications.
The important thing to bear in mind is that for members of the Club, photography is a great hobby in which we take pictures to please ourselves. If other folk enjoy them, then that’s an added bonus.
Tanfield Railway Engine shed
Print of Year 2018_9
DPI of Year 2018_9