About us

Penistone Camera Club was established in 1967 by a group of people passionate about photography. One of the founder members Joe Windle enjoyed capturing the local area and landscape. Joe’s legacy lives on in the club with a trophy dedicated to him.

Since those early beginnings the club has seen may changes in photography from medium format & 35mm mechanical film cameras that produced prints in a dark room with chemicals, to the all electronic cameras with a small SD card we have now, producing prints from a printer.

Over the years club has gone from strength to strength, with an ever growing membership. We pride ourselves on being a friendly club helping each other to improve our photography. Whatever level you are or what type of photography interests you, we have a wide range of knowledge within the club.

Subjects covered are Landscape, Portrait (we have our own studio lights & backdrop), Architecture & Record, Macro or Natural History. Also we delve into post production of images using Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom.

The programme of activities includes Guest Speakers, who give talks on a variety of subjects, outings to places of interest, practical evenings  as well as  Club and inter-club competitions.

New members are made very welcome and we offer you the opportunity to come and meet us and share in club activities for 4 weeks free. This allows you to gain an insight into what we do and to get to know us & after which you can join the club, We charge an annual subscription which is currently £40 per year (new members are charged pro rata), also there is a nominal weekly charge of £1 which covers refreshments and is only paid when you attend a meeting.

Therefore if you’re Interested in developing your photography?  Why not come along and join us remember the first 4 weeks are free so you have nothing to loose but plenty to gain.

Meetings are held:-

Wednesday evenings 7.30pm – 9.30pm
St Johns Community Centre,
Church Street,
S36 6AR.