About Hay Camera Club

Hay -on-Wye Castle in twilight against snowy background
Spaniel dog sitting on rock with mountains behind
Reflections of trees in rippled water

Welcome to Hay Camera Club. The Club was founded in the 1940s with the aim of improving the photographic art and technique of its members. Hay-on-Wye is situated partly in Wales and partly in Herefordshire in the beautiful Wye Valley at the foot of the Black Mountains at the Northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Our members normally meet at Hay Masonic Hall, Brecon Road, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5DY on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm, but please be sure to check our full calendar of events before attending.

At our regular weekly meetings we exchange ideas and advice on everything photographic from cameras and lenses to composition and editing. We have around four in-house competitions a year, as well as about four external "battles", when we invite an independent judge to comment on our work and, most importantly, to encourage us. We enjoy regular workshops and presentations by visiting professional and amateur speakers, and also by our own members, who are able to share their diverse skills and experiences with other members. During the summer months we frequently organise practical photo shoots and trips to interesting locations.

We are affiliated to the Welsh Photographic Federation and have links with other local clubs in the Welsh Marches, and even to one as far afield as New Zealand!

The membership includes photographers with all levels of ability from the very experienced to the complete novice and is wholly representative of the local community, with whome we have close links. We are a very friendly and sociable group and organise regular social events. New members are always most welcome. Please contact us.

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