Hertford and District Camera Club meets at 8:00pm on Friday evenings – from September through to May – in St John's Hall (near All Saints Church), Churchfields, Hertford, England. We also offer an informal Summer programme of photographic and social events. The aim of the Club is to help members gain more pleasure from their photography, by improving their photographic technique and by fostering their eye for a picture.
Visitors and new members are very welcome at any meeting; just turn up on the night and make yourself known to one of the committee members, but do feel free to contact us in advance if you have any questions. Visitors are asked to pay a small fee, currently £3.00 per meeting; bona fide potential new members may attend up to two meetings free of charge.
The Club offers mutual photographic help through a varied programme of meetings, enabling us to see the work and techniques of other photographers – both visiting speakers (amateur and pro) and other Club members. Although most of these meetings are not formal tutorials, speakers are well informed on many different aspects of photography. For less experienced photographers, in particular, help and advice are available from the broad experience of Club members, who produce colour and monochrome prints and projected digital images.
Regular print and projected image competitions for both advanced workers and beginners help members to improve their photography – external 'judges' provide constructive criticism of our work – while photo 'battles' with other clubs allow us to compare our best photographs with a broader range of styles. We all continue to learn by seeing good (and sometimes not so good!) images.
We hold a public exhibition of our work in a Hertford town centre venue each Autumn. Members are also invited to display their images free in the gallery on this website, and are given access to a dedicated area here. Our regular newsletter – the Viewfinder – provides information and offers a platform for opinions. We post information and updates on Twitter and have an active Facebook group for members. The Club was founded in 1951, and is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) through the East Anglian Federation (EAF).