Portland Camera Club is a relatively new and growing photographic club based on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, and was set up in the spring of 2009.
See the "Club Info" page for details of the club structure, fees and joining.
Further information may be obtained from the secretary via email or telephone - see the "Contact Us" page.
The club has been assisted by grants from the Weymouth & Portland Partnership and Synergy(Zone 1).
We have also been helped by members of Dorchester Camera Club, Weymouth & District Photographic Society and a number of local photographic shops.
Our members include those with all levels of photographic experience who use cameras which vary from digital compacts to fairly high level digital SLRs.
The club meets on alternate Wednesday evenings between September and May to provide members with the opportunity to improve their photographic skills - both in the use of their cameras and the processing of images using editing software.
From early 2018, we are now offering a mentoring scheme to provide specific assistance to any member who would like some help or advice. This can be asked for by emailing the club, and all members will then be asked if anyone can help with the specific request with a suitable person then chosen to help them. The mentor does not need to be an expert, they just need to know how to help with that one request which can be anything related to photography, including equipment, techniques, image-editing or printing etc.
During the summer months, the club arranges outings to places of photographic interest and these have been well attended. Other informal gatherings are also arranged throughout the year. In the 2012-13 season we started our new "Photographer of the Year" scheme which earns the winner a trophy to keep for a year. During 2015-16, two new awards were also introduced for "Image of the Year" and "Club Person of the Year".
We are members of the following organisations:
W.C.P.F. (Western Counties Photographic Federation)
P.A.G.B. (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain)
This gives us access to accredited judges and speakers and also allows the Club and its members to enter various regional competitions and exhibitions.