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 many 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.

The club is operated by an Executive Committee which is supported by an Organising Committee. The Executive Committee comprises of:- Chairman, Paul Cartwright – Secretary, Julie Ellis – Treasurer, Andrew Lowe. Members of the Executive Committee can be contacted by the the links.

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 £50 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 lose but plenty to gain.

During the current pandemic meetings are still taking place every Wednesday night using Zoom. Please contact us if you wish to join a meeting.


Meetings are held:-

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