Warrington District Camera Club (WDCC) was first formed in 1984 and meets every other Monday on the 1st floor of Grappenhall Community Centre. We are affiliated to other Camera Clubs in the area via the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union (LCPU) which in turn forms part of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB).
We are a non profit making, voluntary organisation. Subscriptions (see details under "Join Us" on the top menu) cover the costs of equipment/lecturers etc. and room hire. The club has more than thirty members aged from early 20’s upwards (to 60+), with several lady members and students.
Our membership varies from beginners, new with a camera, to the very keen. The club is relatively young, (with importantly a membership young in years), and we would like to think, forward thinking. We are a group of people who enjoy photography without stuffyness or elitism and that is the sole aim of the club.
The club has close links with other voluntary groups in the community and have been involved with the Warrington Woman’s Action Group, Warrington YMCA night shelter, the annual Disability Awareness Day (DAD), Warrington Collegiate, The North West Wheelchair Tennis Association, Warrington Athletics Club and the I-Witness theatre group among many others. These links offer our members a mix of potential photographic opportunities and (by passing images back), return something to the community.
You can view some of our members images on our Flickr Group page (from our Galleries page on the menu above)
Studio lighting and flash meter, darkroom equipment, print coloration/toning kit, slide projector, instructional videos & other items are available for members use/free hire.
The programme through the year is quite flexible and can be altered to specific needs and interests. Most of our members have digital equipment, but we have members who use film, Holga and Lomo type cameras too. In general the club provides a relaxed forum for meeting new friends, improving / showing off your images, discussing problems & sharing solutions.