Information about our club

With the exception of December, members, prospective members and visitors meet at  Castleton Methodist Church at 7:30pm every second Thursday of  the month . If you would like more information, would like to attend one of our meetings, or you would like to join our friendly club, contact Ian via email: or phone Ian on 077 994 265 45  

Castleton & Hope Valley Photographic society is a small club: 35-40 members. If you are interested in photography, no matter what your level of competence you’ll find like minded people. Over the years we have justifiably acquired the reputation of being a friendly and supportive club, with the emphasis on making photography fun. Those who would like to  improve their skills have the opportunity to learn from experienced enthusiasts or those who have been recognised for their technical and artistic skills (two of our members have received coveted silver medals from the Royal Society of Photography.) We sometimes hold workshops giving technical tips such as advice on using photography related software e.g. Photoshop and Lightroom. In addition a group of members sometimes meet at The Angler’s Rest’ in Bamford to view each other’s images (often on a theme).

Our monthly meetings regularly feature photographers with a regional or national reputation (e.g. the renowned and highly respected but now retired photo journalist Denis Thorpe, has made three presentations to our club.). In addition we regularly hold outdoor meetings, taking photographs and then socialise over a drink &/or a meal afterwards. From time to time we hold purely social (including others from member’s families) family meetings, with hardly a camera in sight.

Rather than having regular printed image or DPI competitions, we limit ourselves to an annual competition – called our  Annual Members’ Exhibition. This Exhibition covers: general topics; themed topics; monochrome images (with or without a theme). These Exhibition images are then exhibited locally (called our Annual General Exhibition), often at local churches during their Wakes Weeks.

One thought on “Information about our club

  • December 1, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Your members may be interested in a new web site:
    in which they can see comparisons between different image processing software packages, receive information about what is new in photography, and see some of the recent offers available from photographic suppliers.
    I wish you all well in your photographic endeavours.
    John C Doornkamp


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