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.

Coronavirus Update

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 

Study of Concentration
Study of Concentration

David Irvine. Malcolm Moore Memorial Trophy Winner.

Winter Bare
Winter Bare

Mike Farrance

A splash of green in the reflection
A splash of green in the reflection

Graham Robertson

Study of Concentration
Study of Concentration

David Irvine. Malcolm Moore Memorial Trophy Winner.

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More from 20/21

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The Hospice are launching a public competition for photographs of Lanarkshire to make a calendar for 2022. The details of the competition are:

 

  • ‘Lanarkshire through the Lens’ Terms & Conditions.

  • The photograph(s) you submit must be your own work

  •  Each entrant may submit up to 3 photographs

  • If uploading your image(s) via the online form, they must be max 2MB each and must be a .jpg or .png. If higher resolution images are required, we will contact you directly.

  • Each photograph should be named with an appropriate image title

  • Photographs must be landscape

  • Any persons visible in your photograph(s) must give their express permission to be photographed and for the image to be submitted to St Andrew’s Hospice for use in our 2022 calendar which will be on public sale. Please note: This does not apply to images such as street photography which would have been shot in a public place.

  • By entering this competition, you agree to allow St Andrew’s Hospice to reproduce your submitted photograph(s) for commercial use within our 2022 calendar, to use this image on our social media platforms and promotional materials for the 2022 calendar and to promote the same competition in future years.

We will have a judging panel who will meet on the 1st June to select a shortlist of 20 photographs which will then go onto our Facebook page (which has 17,000 followers) for a public vote.

The entries are live from Wednesday and they can enter using the link below.

The calendar from 2019 was able to raise (after costs) over £7000 for the Hospice, it was bought by nearly 1000 people and was featured in our supporters magazine. All 12 winners will be featured with their name beside their work in the calendar and we will do an unveiling of winners live on our Facebook page to our 17,000 followers.

 

https://www.st-andrews-hospice.com/lanarkshire-through-the-lens-calendar-competition/

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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.

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.