Tonbridge Camera Club has a membership of about 80 people of all ages with a wide range of photographic skills.  We offer an informal, friendly and supportive environment for photographers at all levels of experience and you will receive a warm welcome.

We hope to resume normal physical meetings in September 2021.

Our Main Thursday evening programme will include:

 

  • Talks and Presentations from guest speakers who will talk about their pictures and photographic interests

  • Competitions for for both digital images and projected digital images

  • Members' Evenings where members can talk about some of their images and/or videos and give the story behind them

Our Subgroups take place via Zoom on most Tuesdays between 8.00 – 10.00 p.m. and include:

  • An Image Discussion Group which takes place on the third Tuesday of each month. You can have your images critiqued and join in the discussion.

  • A twice-monthly interactive "Masterclass" where members and/or invited guests will talk about camera and processing techniques on areas of photography which interest them (e.g. portraiture, landscape, etc) and answer questions about images which you have taken. These take place on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

  • Audio-visual (AV) presentations. AVs are combinations of pictures/videos with music/commentary/sound effects. You can also learn about the software. These take place on the first Tuesday of the month.

  • Photographic distinctions - what they are and how to apply for them. These meetings will probably take place at a member's house.

 

Mini-outings: these are informal visits to places of photographic interest. In the past, we've visited (for example) Strawberry Hill House, the Hawk Conservancy, Biggin Hill Air Show and Rochester Dickens Festival. These outings provide an ideal opportunity to socialise and learn new techniques. There will always be experienced members on hands to help you. 

You can attend two Thursday meetings and two Tuesday subgroup meetings completely free of charge before committing to joining the Club.

This photograph was taken in June 2019 on our outing to Arundel.

How to find us when physical meetings resume

 

Meetings take place at Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge, TN9 2JP. When you arrive at the school, head for the main entrance and follows the signs to the Main Hall where the club normally meets.  There will always be a friendly welcome waiting for you.

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Weald of Kent Grammar School,
Tudeley Lane,
Tonbridge,
Kent,
TN9 2JP

 

Membership

 

What do I get as a member?
Membership entitles you to attend all our meetings and social events during the year and to enter our club competitions.  We hold an annual exhibition in Tonbridge which is open to the public and every member is guaranteed to have at least one image displayed there.  Our fees cover, amongst other things, the cost of hiring our meeting rooms and expenses for our visiting speakers and judges.


How do I join?
Use the "Contact Us" form below the footer or alternatively leave a message on our Facebook page (link above)

​Are there are restrictions?
No – but if you are under 16 years of age you must be accompanied by an adult to our meetings. 

Can I just try out a meeting?
Yes of course. If you are interested in joining the club, you may attend two main meetings and two subgroups before signing up for the whole year.

How much?

£50 for one person for a full year with discounts for two people at the same address, job-seekers and under 18s.

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Colin Burgess

Joint Chair

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Philip Smithies

Joint Chair

Joint Webmaster

Audio-Visual subgroup

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Kevin Yates

Treasurer

Marilynne Hill

Secretary

"Distinctions" subgroup

Who's Who on the Committee?

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Vacancies

External PDI Secretary

External Print Secretary

Assistant to Programme Secretary

Exhibition Coordinator

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Denys Clarke

Joint Vice-Chair

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Cathie Agates

Joint Vice-Chair

Greeter

Liz Turton

Programme Secretary

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Vacancy

Joint Print Secretary

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Jeremy Stock

Joint Print Secretary

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Bill Wheeler

Joint Webmaster