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About the Club

Conwy Camera Club is the oldest photographic society in North Wales, established in 1945. Originally it covered the whole of the region. It’s now one of the largest in Wales, with over 100 members whose photographic interests and experience cover a wide spectrum.

Many photographers have been inspired to join after viewing the club`s displays of prints in Conwy town centre, changed at the start of every month since 1998! See the Now Showing section of this website for details.

The club has a friendly and social atmosphere, with photography regarded as a shared interest rather than a matter for studious concentration! Some of our activities are aimed at helping members to improve their work, explore new branches of photography and understand techniques like composition and exposure. At the same time there’s plenty for our more experienced members to enjoy, including lectures on digital imaging and talks by expert photographers.

The club meets on Tuesday evenings at the Y Morfa Venue (Conwy Borough FC ground) in Penmaen Road, Conwy (postcode: LL32 8HA), starting at 7.30pm. The season runs from September to May.

Our weekly evening meetings are supplemented by meetings of Special Interest Groups, which cover several branches of photography including Portraiture, Action and Creative. The groups help members explore their shared specialist interests, as well as providing help and encouragement for those who are keen to develop their expertise in these subjects. See the Special Interest Groups gallery on this website for recent work from the groups.

We hold 10 internal competitions each year, judged by an external photographer (usually a member of another camera club). Members learn a lot from the judges’ comments on their own work and the other images entered. We also enter work in external competitions with other clubs in the area.

Our philosophy is that it`s not your equipment that counts but the way you use it. By looking at other people`s pictures, club members receive inspiration and understand how to improve their own photography.

The club also has an expanding archive of members’ work from the 1930s to the present. See our Archive gallery on this website for a few of the archive images.

We hope you enjoy our website! If you would like more information, please contact us by email at information@conwycameraclub.co.uk