The Club is affiliated to The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through The North
and East Midlands Photographic Federation.
The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) is the parent organization under
whose Constitution and Rules all Member Clubs operate. For ease of administration the
Alliance is split into fifteen Federations.
The North and East Midlands Photographic Federation ( or NEMPF for short) consists of
approximately 60 clubs from the Notts, Derbys and Lincs area. The organizing committee
of NEMPF comprises members from clubs within the Federation.
Meeting Place Eastwood Conservative Club, Church Street, Eastwood, Notts
Dates of Meetings Thursdays from early September to early May
Start time 7.30pm prompt
The aim of the club is to provide a wide-ranging programme of lectures, demonstrations, slide
,projected image and print shows, practical evenings, competitions and socials events. We are a
lively, friendly and informal club catering for all ages and photographic tastes.
Lectures and demonstrations are by both visiting lecturers mainly from a list approved by PAGB
and by our own club members and cover Colour and Monochrome Prints, Colour Slides and
Numerous competitions and exhibitions held during the year are designed to encourage
members to display their work and receive constructive criticism from both outside judges and
other members but there is no obligation to take part unless you wish to do so.
Lighting and other equipment is available for loan..
New members are always welcome, whether beginners, intermediate or advanced workers.
Please feel free to come along to three or four of our meetings without obligation in order to get
an idea of how we operate before committing yourself to be a member.
Although all Camera Club members automatically become a member of the Conservative Club
this only to allow us to obtain favourable terms and free access to the premises. It is stressed that
there is no political or other association with the Conservative Club as the Camera Club are an
entirely independent organization run by a committee appointed by its own members.
Unfortunately the membership dates of the Camera Club and the Conservative Club are not
concurrent as our own year runs from September and that of the Conservative Club from 1st
January which means that new members joining in September will not receive Conservative
Club Membership until the following January but that membership will then run from that date
for 12 months. To gain access to the club before a security card is issued press the buzzer on the
inner door and announce Camera Club into the microphone grille.
Competitions are held during the season as announced in the club programme
Monthly Competitions with Open and Theme sections. (Maximum one entry in each section)
Closing date for entries is normally the Thursday before the competition and trophies are
awarded for all of the above competitions. All competitions are judged by independent judges
Please see published Rules page These are also printed on the Programme.
This the culmination of the years work and is designed to provide members with the opportunity
to display their photographs to a wider audience.
The Exhibitions are normally on display at Kimberley Library for four weeks in March/April
and Eastwood Library for a further 4 weeks in August/September
Photographs can be those shown in competitions during the season or new work, but not work
which has appeared in previous annual exhibitions. Again please refer to Rules for full details.
Various awards are made for Exhibition entries as follows:
Best Projected Image
Best Beginners Print
Closing date for entries is normally towards the end of February but will be announced well in
All awards are presented on Presentation Night which is an informal social evening normally
held on the final night of the season.
In addition to our own internal competitions there are a number of external competitions and
exhibitions run by other organizations some of which we can enter as a club and others to which
individuals may enter. These will be announced as and when we receive notification during the
The main external competition, which we do encourage members to enter, is the annual NEMPF
Exhibition where we are competing with all other clubs in the Federation. To have a print or
slide accepted is quite prestigious and we have always done well particularly in the Prints
Section. In fact we have won the Hiscox Trophy for the best panel of four prints on a number of
occasions in recent years. Final date for entries varies but will be advised in good time for
members to prepare their entries.
From time to time we also arrange competitions called Print and/or Slide Battles with other
clubs where a set of our photographs is put in competition with those of another club and are
marked and commented on by an independent judge.
Photo Rambles (known as WOW) are arranged every Wednesday with a start around 9:30am. If
we have your email address you will be notified automatically and invited each week. Although
these rambles are normally of three or four miles the main purpose is to take pictures so the
distance can vary accordingly. At the end of our Ramble we all go for a pint, a ‘chip butty’ and a
chat. Trips to other photogenic places or events may also be organized.
From time to time we may also be invited to attend a meeting of another club particularly if they
have a well known personality giving a lecture.
This consists mainly of lighting equipment suitable for studio work. We have three studio flash
units with stands, brollies, reflectors, softbox and background unit. A Flashmeter is also
available to assist with accurate exposure. Please see the Equipment Secretary for details. As
Conservative Club members we are entitled to the us of the Clubroom on evenings other than
Thursday without charge providing it is not being used by anyone else so it could be used for
instance for a portrait session by a small group of members if required. The Equipment
Secretary or the Club Secretary would need to arrange this with the Conservative Club.
We have a Facebook presence, which all members are invited to use and can be found by
searching ‘Eastwood Photographic Society Facebook Page’. You can also find our Facebook
Page through our website and visa versa. Glasgow also have an Eastwood Photographic Society,
so make sure it’s the Nottinghamshire one.
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