Wellington and District Camera Club is a well-established club based in Somerset and draws its members from Wellington and surrounding area.

The club has almost 50 members and meets in the upstairs lecture theatre in the New Science Block, Wellington School, on Wednesday evenings between September and the end of May, starting at 7:30pm.

Here are a few of the things we enjoy at our meetings:

•guest speakers show their work
•competitions and battles
•practical photography sessions
•travelling exhibitions
•talks by our own members
There are events during the summer, including trips to places with photographic potential!

Club members are encouraged to enter the Club competitions and contribute work to external and regional exhibitions - it's the best way to develop the 'seeing eye' and the skills to capture it.

New members are always very welcome, just come along to a Club night. Our members range from those thinking of buying a camera to very experienced and well travelled photographers.

Interest is mainly spread across digital media, with audio-visual using digital projection a new venture, while a few members continue to keep alive the skills and quality of 35 mm film photography. The club operates a top quality digital projector and associated equipment, slide projectors, and studio lighting, all of which are used during the club year.

We have working links with local camera clubs, and enjoy supporting events and organisations in and around our town.

Tuition is freely given to all club members; we try and remember that even experts were beginners once, and help and advice is always available.

While we take our photography seriously, we never forget that it should also be fun, and we pride ourselves on our friendly and informal atmosphere; many members like to join for a social drink at the local Arts Centre after club sessions.

We are affiliated to the Western Counties Photographic Federation, (W.C.P.F.), offering a route to formal qualification, and to Wellington Arts Association, (W.A.A.).

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