About

 © Ted Wilson

© Ted Wilson

About Gloucester Camera Club

Gloucester Camera Club (GCC) promotes and encourages all aspects of photography. Our programme of meetings is designed both to help beginners and to suit experienced photographers.

Like many other camera clubs, Gloucester Camera Club counts among its members many experienced photographers who work at very high levels of skill and competence, having gained acceptances, awards and distinctions at national and international level. These members are always willing to help those who are working their way towards greater mastery. But we believe that it's not all about the camera or technique: it's about people - people who share our passion.

Gloucester Camera Club is a friendly club, where people can feel that they belong. As one of the larger camera clubs in the area, Gloucester Camera Club retains the intimate atmosphere of a smaller club.

The club holds monthly competitions for prints and digitally projected images and annual competitions for panels of images.

Why not come along and see for yourself, visitors to Gloucester Camera Club are very welcome.

Meeting Place: Pineholt Village Hall, Bird Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3SN.

You can view our Programme online or download as a PDF file.


Club History

A camera club has existed in Gloucester since 1907. There was a hiatus during the Second World War and we believe the current club is about 75 years old.

For many years it was linked with the name of Jack Farley FRPS EFIAP APAGB, long-term member, former Chairman and President and whose name was synonymous with Midlands photography for many years. His contribution to Gloucester Camera Club and to photography, in general, was immense. His name is commemorated in the MCPF Roll of Honour, along with those of Ray Guest APAGB and Ron Poppleton APAGB DPAGB, as well as in the APAGB Roll of Honour. From 1986 to 1988, the President of MCPF was a member of GCC: Ray Guest APAGB, now an honorary life member.


Affiliations

Together with over a hundred other clubs, Gloucester Camera Club is affiliated to the Midland Counties Photographic Federation, MCPF, and through the MCPF to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain, PAGB, which embraces all the regional groups. In turn, the PAGB is a member of the Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique.