A friendly club for photographers of all standards

Do you enjoy taking photographs? Do you want to improve your photography? Do you want to meet other local photographers? Do you want to have fun with your camera? If the answer to any of these is yes then South Woodham Ferrers has just the club for you.


South Woodham Ferrers Camera Club is a very friendly group of local amateur photographers who enjoy getting together to learn more about the subject and, if we want to, have our efforts judged in one of our regular appraisal evenings.  The main ethos of the club is having fun and enjoying ourselves so why not come along on a Wednesday evening when you will receive a very warm welcome and make a lot of new, like minded friends.  The many benefits of joining a club like ours include learning from other members and also having people we can talk through photographic problems with and get inspiration from. 


We meet at 8pm every Wednesday evening from September until the end of May in the small hall at the back of the bar in the Village Hall in Hullbridge Road. Access is from the car park at the corner of the building opposite the “Blue Cage”.


We look forward to the pleasure of your company at one of our meetings – you won’t regret it; we’ll even give you two free evenings with tea and biscuits so what have you got to lose



Coming Soon 


20th Nov 2019  "Not Everything is Black & White"  This evening we have a print presentation from Roger Hance. This talk is largely monochrome, but with a small percentage of colour images included and a wide variety of subjects  Printed on a range of different papers, it shows the difference that printing on matt, glossy, baryta, lustre, and textured art papers can make to the final image.

Members, please also bring along your memory sticks with the original unedited versions of the images you submitted to the projected image appraisal held on 6th Nov.  See next item for details.


27th Nov 2019   Projected Image Appraisal Review  This evening we take another look at the images submitted to the projected image appraisal held on 6th Nov. Using the club equipment and projecting on to the big screen so everyone can benefit, we will be trying out the suggestions made by the appraiser comparing the before and after versions. 


4th Dec 2019  Print Appraisal   Our appraiser for this evening is Mike Fuller.
There is no theme for this appraisal.  Members may enter up to 3 colour prints and up to 3 monochrome prints.  Please click HERE and scroll down to the pdf and download/read the full rules and instructions for submitting your prints.


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News & Programme Updates


 !! Programme Changes !! - 15th Oct 2019 -  The programme has been updated with a few changes. Please see the programme page for details and to download the updated version


Themes for 2019 -2020 season:-

.Projected Image Themes:- Abandoned - Orange - Monochrome - Autumn - Triptych - Door/s/Doorway/s

NB. Monochrome theme - the subject is open but all 3 images must be monochrome.
NB.Triptych Theme -  members may enter up to 3 images, one of which ( the A image) must be a triptych, the subject is open

For ideas and examples please see
THIS ARTICLE from The Photo Argus.


NB - there will not be any themes for the Print Appraisals this season

Reminder   -  All members are encouraged to read the PAGB Judging Special, filed under Definitions and Guides. This is a collection of articles discussing the subject of judging/judges, tips for critiqueing and self assessment 


Notice to members regarding Email Addresses - our secretary regularly sends out emails to all members, but it appears not everyone is receiving them.  If you are not receiving emails from us, or you have changed your email address please tell our Treasurer Paul Lawrence so that he can update the membership list.


Reminder - members are reminded that prints may be done commercially for print appraisals.  Please see the Useful Websites page for recommended print companies.



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