Welcome to Cardiff Camera Club

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 Some competition images taken by club members.  Click on photo to expand.

Thank you for visiting the official homepage of Cardiff Camera Club. The club was founded in 1896 and is  one of the oldest  in Wales. Whilst we are very proud of our heritage we endeavor to keep pace with the ever changing technology and advancements that modern photography presents. Membership is open to adults who share our passion for photography regardless of their ability. Our regular Thursday night meetings start at 7.30pm and last for 2 hours. 
We are proud to be affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Welsh Photographic Federation
Please check out our site, view the events that we have planned, use our contacts page or FAQ’s if you would like more information, or just come along to our clubroom at Rumney Partnership Hub, Llanstephan Road, Rumney, Cardiff CF3 3JA 
Discover the benefits of joining us and become a full member. If you have some questions that need answering why not take a look at our FAQs

I look forward to meeting you in the clubroom soon.

Steve Willcocks
President 2017

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Focus on Club Nights – here we give you a taster of our most recent club nights.

10th August 2017: ‘Show and Tell’ Evening
Tonight we were treated to a fun filled feast of photography. Club members were invited to share and critique (not an easy task) images they had taken this summer as a direct result of club initiatives.  

We started of with the ‘What’s in the Bag’ project when members were challenged to produce a panel of images on a descriptive theme. The evening got off to a good start when Dave showcased a set of mono print images depicting the story of mined coal from the winding wheel to some far off place transported by train or by boat.

By Anne Philips taken on our ‘Birds of Prey’ Evening

This was followed by Ann whose subject was architecture. She chose some striking images of locations near to Cardiff Bay and also one of Wells Cathedral and Birmingham New Street Station. Some of her images were detailed close ups whilst others were taken to emphasise perspective and recession. Anne also gave a presentation on images she had taken on our bird of prey studio evening.

Dave’s subject was ‘Nature’s Flora’ and resulted in a panel of wayside flowers – some which others might have considered weeds!  What it proved, however, is that you don’t need to venture far to get images which are both interesting and visually pleasing. Trevor, another experienced club photographer, gave us his take on ‘Travel’ and produced a panel where travel was interpreted both as a means of direction and as a visual journey.  Pete also juxtaposed two complimentary approaches in his panel on ‘Perspective’ showing similar scenes from the left and then the right, and then, in an humorous touch, merged them all into one image. 

After the break Tony treated us to to some very different images including his first panorama, a triptych and waterscape all taken on an iPhone. Nial treated us to some excellent images taken on our ‘Birds of Prey’ night in which he used to experiment with using off camera flash.  Jen followed this with a sequence of images taken close to the City Hall, Roath Park and at Southerndown. Jeff took quite a different approach showcasing some macro images including a very detailed image of a dead wasp.

The evening finished with Stephen sharing a slideshow which might have been called ‘mid-day madness’ of photo’s taken on his midday dinner break throughout the year.

All in all close to a hundred photos were showcased and critiqued by the photographers who took them. Above all else the evening demonstrated the benefit of challenging members to do something different and to experiment with different camera techniques. It was also very pleasing to see some recent members embracing the evening and sharing their photography with us all.  We are grateful to all those who took part and to those whose organised the numerous club activities from which so many excellent photographs were taken.  We hope to upload some of these to the website in the near future. 

3rd August 2017: Photoshoot at Southerndown
Last week’s club night was intended to be an opportunity to photograph the sun setting over Southerndown but the weather was against us. It was not only a little cold but cloudy and damp. However a few hardy souls did manage the trip and, as all good photographers do, improvise.  Instead of sunsets we had photos of coastal birds, receding cliffs, and of the sand sculpturing unique patterns on the tidal path. Far from being a disappointing night it turned to very rewarding and good fun. Thanks to everyone who braved the weather. We are grateful to Steve for organising the event. Thankyou.