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 



25th Sept 2019  "The Real India"   This presentation from one of our regular club members promises to show us the "real India" not seen on the regular tourist trails.

Important!  Please arrive at the hall by 7.45pm as we will be starting promptly at 8pm.  


2nd Oct 2019  "The Expressive Landscape"  This evening we welcome Colin Westgate, a master in fine art landscape photography.  Colin asks "Why are so many of our landscape pictures so disappointing and fail to stir the emotions?"    Often it is because they lack atmosphere & light, plus the appropriate post processing techniques needed to correct and enhance the original digital capture.  This talk will include images from Colin's early days in the darkroom and the amazing journey from there to digital production where the techniques available in  software such as Photoshop make it possible to produce "expressive" fine art images of the highest quality.


9th Oct 2019  Print Appraisal  Our appraiser for this evening is Roy Essery.  Members may enter up to 3 colour prints and 3 monochrome prints. There is no theme for this appraisal.

Please click HERE to read the full rules and instructions for submitting your prints.  If you have any questions please ask a committee member.

Colin asks "why are so many of our landscape pictures so disappointing and fail to stir the e



News & Programme Updates


 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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