News and What’s On


**** updated Friday 18 January 2019

Programme for 2018-19

Latest UPDATED programme is available online. Visiting non-members are welcome to attend meetings for a small charge

Member’s Exhibition

This space in the Club lounge area is open and the first exhibition is 32 images kindly selected and loaned by Club member Paul Holroyd

Photography practical help outside of Club programme

See below for help/coaching sessions for beginners and more experienced enthusiasts

Studio Day – open to all photography enthusiasts

Watch out for details of the next studio open day

Recent Club competition winners

Congratulations to David Rowe (1), Tony Bates (2) and David Todhunter (3) on top 3 images in December Set Subject Competition (topic “Green”)

Congratulations to Jeff Hutchinson (1st),  Graham Wilcock and Chris Heath (runners up) in Projected Digital Image (PDI) Competition Round 2 as selected by visiting judge Sheena Rogers

Congratulations to Ros Wood (1st), Paula Titheradge (2nd) and Steve Yates (3rd) in PRINT Competition Round 1 as selected by visiting judge Ken Woods

See images on Facebook and Twitter and on our home page

See us also on Facebook (for members who are facebook users) and (public feed – no need to register)

What’s On

Click here to go to Programme page

Coming week w/c 21 January 2019

Monday 21 January – “What the judge didn’t see” – Image Gallery from PDI Round 2 – see images again in a more informal setting and tell us about your images

Wednesday 23 January – GHETTO LIGHTING studio workshop – distort images just with selective lighting. Bring your camera and any interesting light sources.

Coming up soon

Wed 6 Feb – A special “set subject” evening – PRINTS Wanted ! – for an exhibition to celebrate achievements of Crawley-born electrical engineer Dame Caroline Haslett.  Bring along up to 5 digital images (that can be printed later) on set subject “Electricity in Crawley” – generation, distribution, maintenance, commercial/domestic use, anything relevant – to discuss and put forward as exhibition prints.  Opportunity to represent and promote Club.

Monthly Set Subject Competition
This competition comprises monthly rounds (Sept-June) which are open to all members. The theme of this year’s subjects is “colours”. Images should use, exploit or be inspired by the chosen colour. Think laterally – some colours are used in book/film titles, common phrases and other contexts (eg Black Beauty, silver bullet, white wedding, red mist, etc). Images for any month can be taken at any time from July 2018 onwards – so ample opportunity to plan ahead.  Further details are included in the programme.  Image submission guidelines are provided on documents page.

Next round January – judged on Wed 30 Jan – subject “Grey”

Upcoming Club competition dates (2018/19)

Print Competition

Round 2 is judged on Wed 13 February 2019 by visiting judge David Lloyd.  Watch out for entry details.

Projected Digital Image (PDI) Competition

Round 3 is judged on Wed 13 March 2019 by visiting judge Steve Lawrenson.  Revised submission details in weekly email/on Facebook.  Watch out for entry details.

**** Important note: any Programme changes are distributed to members via the Club’s Facebook group (for Facebook users) and by email (please keep your contact details current).  They are also broadcast on the Club’s Twitter feed ( or follow @crawleycamera for latest news/updates.

Camera, digital, studio, darkroom practical help

We offer photography and digital imaging practical/coaching sessions to help you improve your images and get more from your camera.  We can be flexible over timing to suit your availability. Sessions can be varied to suit particular requirements of beginners and more experienced enthusiasts and can be 1-1 or small group based in our meeting space.

In particular, beginners can sign up for our “Getting to know your camera” session which includes a month’s membership of the Club to meet our members, experience our meetings and get more tips.

Additionally we have studio “open days” planned for you to see or use our studio/darkroom facilities.

Please contact us via the contact form to talk about your specific needs.