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                                    

29th March 2017  Audio Visuals  Our speaker for this evening is Keith Leedham, who is well known 
                              for producing stunning audio visual presentations.  Keith combines his photographs 
                              to tell a story, enhancing the images with music, narration and other sound effects.

   5th April 2017   Model Night  Bring your cameras along to photograph our models in a studio setting.

 12th April 2017   Print Appraisal   The theme for this appraisal is "Smoke" and our appraiser for the
                             evening is Mike Fuller.
                             Members may enter up to 3 colour prints, one of which must relate to the theme,
                             & up to 3 black and white prints, one of which must relate to the theme.
                             Please click HERE to read the full rules and instructions for submitting your prints. 

 News & Programme Updates

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.

Copped Hall - message from Peter Warne - Many of you have visited us at Copped Hall and even more have heard talks about the place so I thought you might be interested in an exhibition which will open today at “The View” in Chingford. This is a modern interpretation centre established by the Corporation of London and sits next to the Elizabethan Hunting Lodge on Rangers Road (top of the hill). The exhibition will be on the ground floor next to the exhibits of Epping Forest.
There will be 10 of my prints showing wildlife or night visions taken at Copped Hall and wherever possible they include some of the buildings to act as a back-drop. There are also details of the work the archaeologists are undertaking, some examples of their findings and how to get yourself on to a taster weekend. Lots of handouts as well to tell you what is going on this year – all the study days and all the sophisticated entertainment such as pudding night and musical evenings.
The exhibition will run throughout March and I will ensure the leaflets are replenished regularly.

Programme Announcement! - we are pleased to announce that well known landscape photographer and educator Derek Forss is coming to speak at our club in October this year.
A link to his website has been added to our page of useful websites. Please check it out for a taste of the treat to come.  Derek Forss Landscape Photographer  

Ideas needed ! - members, we are looking for ideas for themes for next season's appraisals.
If you have any suggestions please contact a member of the committee with your thoughts.

Photo Appraisal Rules have been updated - Please click here to read/download 

Themes for this season - The following titles are for the themed entries for appraisals for this season - Sept 2016 - May 2017.    Interpretation is up to you, be imaginative and think outside the box - good luck!
The themes are:-
Print Themes :- A Single Flower - Meeting - Reflections - Smoke - Rest

Projected Image Themes :- Play - Dynamic - Power - Heaven - Wet - Black & White (NB all images to be in black and white)  

Reminder - members are reminded that prints may be done commercially for print appraisals.  Please see the Useful Websites page for recommended print companies.

Reminder - Where there is a theme for an appraisal, only one image from each member should relate to the theme.
Full rules and themes for the print and projected image appraisals are posted on the
Photo Appraisals page,