Interested in photography?
Why not come along to Hamilton Camera Club on a Thursday evening?
We are a friendly and welcoming club with an interesting and varied syllabus, from guest speakers to practical evenings, themed competitions and much more. Our members range from beginners through to advanced.
You can join any time during the season and concessions are in place for anyone who does join late.
You are very welcome to come along for a couple of visits, however, payment will be due after the third visit.
We meet every Thursday evening from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, September to April in the Hamilton West Parish Church Halls at Burnbank Road, Hamilton.
The weekly Hall meetings are currently suspended until further notice.
The club is continuing to operate using online Zoom meetings & email submission of competition image entries.
The situation is being monitored as to whether the club will be able to use the Hall at the start of the new season on Thursday 2nd September 2021.
Annual Image 20/21 Winners
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THE ORIGINS OF HAMILTON CAMERA CLUB
Sometime prior to 1903 the then Headmaster of Hamilton Academy,
some teachers, botanists, hill walkers and photographers formed a club
known as Hamilton Field Club. In 1903 the members of this club who were
interested in photography formed a new club, Hamilton Photographic Society.
In 1904 the society joined the Scottish Photographic Federation.
In 1922 The Society organised and hosted the Scottish International Salon of Photography and from 1930 – 1932 Isaac Lightbody, a member of Hamilton PS, was President of The Scottish Photographic Federation.
For almost a century the name of the organisation remained the same but for a short period was changed to ‘Hamilton Photographic’ the Society part having been dropped to create a more up to date and punchy name. This change met with mixed responses and early in the present century was changed to Hamilton Camera Club, the present title.
The club has met in various premises over the years including Hamilton Library, premises in Townhead Street, premises in Chapel Street, Ross's Pawn in Old Edinburgh Road, The Astra Club in Almada Street, Auchingramont Church Hall, The Old Parish Church Halls and most recently Hamilton West Parish Church Hall.