Information for Members
Membership fees for the 2016/17 season are as follows:
- Individual membership - £37 per season.
- Joint membership - £60 per season.
Membership runs for a year from the start of the season, and entitle you to enter your photos in all our competitions, as well as attending special members-only events (e.g. studio evenings).
For those wishing to join part-way through the season, please come to one of the Thursday evening meetings and ask for David Griffiths, Treasurer.
Junior Members (under 18)
The club is keen to encourage Junior Members, with a minimum age limit of 14. Annual Membership Fees are £15
We require a guardian to accompany anyone from 14 to 16, and will advise all Junior Members under 18 in the unlikely event that we consider there may be unsuitable content on a particular evening, which would make it inappropriate for them to attend.
Please use the following for on-line banking:
Wallingford Photographic Club
Sort Code : 60-06-36
Account No : 34596801
Please ensure that you include your name in the payment reference.
Download a Membership Form (download from the link at the bottom of this page) if you are applying to become a new member.
One of the main benefits of club membership is the opportunity to improve your photography by having your photos appraised by an independent expert in club competitions. It's worth emphasising that competitions aren't just about scoring points: many members enter their photos simply for the benefit of independent appraisal by the competition judge. Judges are provided to us by the Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs (CACC) and are trained to appraise amateur photos and provide constructive feedback.
Members are also entitled to attend special events such as studio evenings, which may be held away from our usual location. A small charge may be payable for some of these events, for example if we need to rent a venue for the evening
Members are entitled to enter their photographs in club competitions, both internal and external. We hold regular Monthly Competitions, as well as Annual Competitions held near the end of the season. Trophies are awarded for scores accumulated over the Monthly Competitions, and for the best photos and portfolios submitted at the Annual Competitions. A full set of rules for club competitions, together with guidelines for submitting prints and digital files, can be found on the Competitions page.
Each year the club usually participates in various external competitions. The images for these competitions are chosen by a Selection Committee made up of at least four members of the main Committee, from members photographs which have scored 18, 19 or 20 in club competitions within the previous two years.
We hold members' evenings every year. The format of these is variable, but the aim is to give members the chance to share their experience with others, and discuss problems and issues that arise, in a friendly and non-competitive environment. Occasionally, one or more members will give an impromptu talk on a photographic subject e.g. Photoshop. Members' evenings are a valuable opportunity to share your experience, and learn from others.
If you want to know more please contact us