Membership to the Worthing Camera Club is open to anyone throughout the season, and is priced as follows:
Single Annual £31
Joint Annual £50
Single full annual membership £55 (includes membership and entrance fees)
Entrance Fee £1 payable for each meeting
Membership fees are payable in full in September, at the commencement of each season, by all except Honorary members. Honorary membership is awarded to long-standing members in recognition of their contribution to the club. After Christmas a part-year membership is available for £22 to new joiners as a single membership (the entrance fee is still applicable per visit). For details of non-standard rates please discuss with a committee member.
At each meeting the entrance fee is payable on the door (unless you’ve paid for full membership).
Prospective members, who are thinking of joining, may attend for up to three meetings by paying the entrance fee before a membership fee becomes due.
Membership fees are levied to cover the fixed costs of providing the various facilities offered which are, in the main, the hire of the meeting room, and the services of speakers and judges. Entrance fees cover variable costs such as drinks and biscuits for members.
2017-18 membership application form is available here: WCC Membership App 2017-18
Benefits of Membership:
Guest speakers: Guest speakers talk on various aspects of photography with a presentation of slides, prints or digital images. Speakers are usually expert photographers who are prepared to impart their knowledge for the benefit of members. Occasionally speakers will give demonstrations of photographic methods and techniques, both traditional and digital.
Practical evenings: Occasionally members from the club will run practical evenings, which include the set up of the portrait studio, soft boxes, close-up flower photography, mount cutting and other activities.
Forums: Members can get involved with the club in our Facebook Group. They may also post their images on the Worthing Camera Club Flickr Group and the Worthing Creative Photography Flickr Group. Click on any of the live links below to take you there;
Communications: Groups.io is our internal club communications system and its purpose is to enable registered members to receive all the latest club information and announcements. Once enrolled in the club you will receive an email invitation to join. If you have difficulties joining Groups.io then please send a message via the ‘Contact’ page or speak to a committee member on a club evening.
Summer Outings Club meet-ups are arranged and well attended during the off season (May to September). These are generally at a local photographic venue, including local landmarks, tourist attractions and other venues. These are of an informal nature and always full of enjoyment. Tuition and support is available if required.
Websites and Image Hosting: As a member, we can provide a link to your image hosting site, such as FlickR, or to your website for others to access your work.
Training Videos: We have a number of DVD’s showing various ways of using Photoshop available (deposit required).
Screen Calibrator: The club also has a screen calibrator which can calibrate your computer screen to the right settings (deposit required).
Mount Cutter: The club has a cutter available for those who want to mount their own prints (deposit required).
Discounted competition print mounting at Concept Frames: Three 40cm x 50cm mounts (including backing board) for just £10.
- Oaklands Business Centre, Elm Grove, West Worthing. BN11 5LH.
- Opening times: Friday 2pm – 5pm. Saturday 10am – 2pm.
Jessops (Worthing) discount: A discount is available to members on certain items and printing;
- 10% off filters, tripods, bags, memory cards, cleaning kits
- 1-2-1’s instore £30 instead of £39
- 25% off printing
Club competitions: Members may enter into all club competitions and may also be included in external competitions such as the Sussex Federation.
Exhibitions: Worthing Camera Club get involved in a few exhibitions during the year. This is a chance for you to show your work to a wider audience and from personal experience our exhibition material is well received by the general public.
Above all, the chance to meet up and socialise with fellow photographers in a friendly environment and pleasant atmosphere. (It’s also a very good opportunity to pick up advice, inspiration, and experience.)
Important downloadable documents: