The club was formed in 1963 when members were working mainly with black and white prints and 35mm slides. Today, over half a century later, all of our members work with digital equipment, using a variety of different cameras including DSLRs, compacts, bridge cameras and even iPhones.
We currently have thirty-five members ranging from complete beginners to those with many years experience. We aim to encourage and support members, whatever their age, level of ability and experience, helping them to enjoy their photography, alongside other members, in a friendly and social setting. Beginners are always welcome.
Henfield Camera Club is affiliated to the Regnum Crouch Group, The Sussex Photographic Federation and The Surrey Photographic Association. Henfield Camera Club participates in a number of external competitions.
Our season starts from mid-September until the end of May. There is a modest annual subscription of £20 for Full Members (those wishing to enter competitions) and £10 for Social Members. In addition, there is a small attendance fee of £3 per evening. Visitors are always very welcome to attend our meetings at a small charge of £4, Tea and coffee is provided.
Our programme includes invited speakers, demonstrations, competitions, practical work, summer outings and social activities, including an annual dinner.
Programme of Events 2019/2020
20 September Chairman’s Evening
04 October ” Enjoyment and Challenges of Nature Photography” a talk by Viv Nicholas of Mid-Sussex Camera Club
18 October First Competition OPEN Judge: Gerald Kitiyakara LRPS
01 November Members’ Evening
15 November “Painting with Light” A talk, and practical evening with Steve White – you will be asked to bring a camera!
29 November Second Competition OPEN Judge : Ken Scott ARPS
13 December Photo Hunt Results presented by Angela Rixon ARPS, DPAGB – and Christmas Social Evening.
03 January A Presention by Ken Scott ARPs
17 January Third Competition SET SUBJECT “A Film Title”. Judge : Carole Speight ARPS
31 January “Rooves not Hooves” Steve Woolven CPAGB returns with the conclusion of his talk
14 February ” Mix & Match” Judge: David Eastley LRPS – another challenge for BN5 to hold out against “the rest”
28 February Fourth Competition OPEN Judge : Rob de Ruiter ARPS
02 March (Monday) An away “Mix & Match” versus Mid-Sussex Camera Club
06 March A talk by Bob Webzell ARPS, EFIAP. Part One : “What the Judge is Looking For”, Part Two :”Birds of the Gambia”
20 March “Ten for Ten” Members may present ten or more of their images within ten minutes
03 April Members’ Audio-Visual Evening
24 April Annual Competitions Judge : Walter Benzie Hon. FRPS
08 May Small Print Panel Competition : Judged by Membership
22 May Annual General Meeting, and Social Event