Garforth Camera Club was formed in 1979, having originally been located in Garforth Library, with a stint in Swillington, and now back in Garforth at the Miners Welfare Community Hall on Garforth Main Street. Today we have a membership of over 30 men and women of all ages and welcome new members of all abilities and a willingness to learn. 

With a focus on the practical side, we embrace modern techniques combined with the hands-on approach to help individuals achieve the most from their photographic equipment. We operate with mainly projected digital images and the occasional print competition.

We have a varied programe throughout the year which includes hands on sessions where newer members can gain experience from the more seasoned photographers. Competitions are held at regular intervals in which all members, regardless of skill level, are encouraged to participate, including our new Monthly Challenge, set each month by the membership with a token prize on offer each month.

A program of outdoor photography and social events at various locations is maintained throughout the year. Whatever your photographic interest, be it colour or black and white, prints or projected images, you will find like minded members willing to exchange knowledge or ideas.

New members, whatever skill level, are always welcome, so if you have a passion for photography or just want to develop your knowledge, come along to one of our meetings.

We were fortunate in obtaining a grant from The Coalfield Regeneration Project to purchase studio lights a few years ago. These are used to develop portrait photography skills not only of members but also of interested groups in the community. If you would like us to bring our lights to your meeting we would be pleased to give help with your photography.

The club meets every Monday evening at 8-10pm, at the Miners Welfare Hall on Main Street, Garforth (opposite Barclays). The first 4 meetings are free, so come along and see if what we offer would suit you.

You don’t have to join immediately – the first four weeks are free. Club membership is currently £15.00. per year with £2.00 per attendance. For those joining after June, the rate is reduced to £7.50. We also have occasional special events where the cost on the night may be slightly higher to help pay for lecturers or certain practical events – these are usually notified well in advance.

For further information please contact us at:
info@garforthcameraclub.co.uk