Welcome to our club!


Welcome to Swavesey Camera Club!

As the President of the club I am delighted to introduce a full programme of talks, workshops, competitions and outings that offers a greater range of activities than almost any other club in the region.

We are always keen to encourage new members to join, and pride ourselves on being a very friendly, welcoming club with activities to suit all abilities. This includes support for less experienced people wanting to improve their camera skills, through to talks and competitions to challenge even the most established photographer.

Our programme of events is based around five main elements:

  • Talks from some hugely impressive amateur and professional photographers who will share their experiences with us
  • Workshops where our more established members share their expertise for the benefit of our improving members
  • Internal competitions, where we share our images under the critical eye of a neutral judge
  • External competitions, where we participate both as individuals and in matches against other clubs
  • Club outings, with a number of venues selected to provide photographic opportunities and challenges.

We strive to be an inclusive club, catering for all, from absolute beginners to advanced workers. I can certainly vouch for this since joining the club a few years ago, and whilst my photography still needs major improvement, the advice, support and inspiration I've received from the club cannot have been bettered.

At the heart of the club is an overall spirit of friendliness and fun, and I hope this helps you to enjoy your photography even more this year.

John Turner
Swavesey Camera Club President


What's on


  • Sep 08, 2016

    Welcome Night

    With the summer break over, Swavesey Camera Club holds its first meeting of the new season. We will share the experience of several of our existing members over the summer and review our forthcoming programme of talks, workshops, competitions and outings. New members will be able to meet current members and learn about our club.
  • Sep 15, 2016

    Throughout The Years

    Derek Buckett is a very keen amateur photographer who is a member of Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society, and Leicester Forest Photographic Society. He is interested in all types of photography, but nothing suits him more than standing alongside a railway line waiting for a steam train with the frost on the ground, and a blue clear sky above! He still process monochrome prints in the darkroom, but has gone digital, using Photoshop to produce colour prints. He has had success in entering external photographic exhibitions. www.derekssnapdecisions.co.uk
  • Sep 22, 2016

    Let’s Talk About Pictures

    Judge: Christine Hart, but also yourselves. This is your opportunity to discuss in an informal setting (groups of four or five people) prints of those pictures you’ve taken recently – they don’t need to be mounted nor of competition size. During the first half, our judge will circulate, and comment on images from each table. After the break, the judge will review favourite images from each group and a winner will then be decided by a vote. The lucky winner will receive a bottle of wine.