Ilkley Camera Club has produced an exciting programme for the coming season. Covid-19 safety issues mean we shall not try to hold physical meetings until at least the start of 2021; instead we shall use Zoom to hold virtual online meetings.

We would obviously prefer to meet in person. However, one of the big advantages of moving online is that we can bring in guest speakers from much further afield – star speakers who we just could not manage to attract normally.

Joe Houghton from Ireland will explain the techniques of long exposure photography. Russian-born photographer Polina Plotnikova is acclaimed for her flower and still life images and explains how to start from a blank canvas. From Glasgow we have David Gilliver, who creates miniature worlds through his skills at macro photography. We also visit sharks and crocodiles as David Keep goes underwater, and 2012 Olympics Photographer of the Year, Mark Pain, reveals how his stunning images were created. There are many more speakers being lined up who will cover such topics as wildlife, landscapes, monochrome images and street photography.

On top of this we have our usual competitions – with the emphasis on digital submissions for the first half of the year. Plus we have our usual members’ evenings, sharing work online, and talks by some of our own members.

With so much to offer we have started the season earlier than normal – on 28 August.

Running up to that we would normally have held a full programme of Summer outings. The virus has severely limited what we can do. However, we have been running some outdoor, socially distanced events with numbers that meet safety requirements. More details are given as opportunities arise.

For all of this season’s events you need to be a member of the Club or an invited visitor. You cannot just “turn up”. We shall soon be sending, to all members, full details of the programme and how to take part. Contact us if you want to join or find out more.


About Ilkley Camera Club

Welcome to Ilkley Camera Club where anyone with an interest in photography can meet, share ideas and develop their interest in photography.

You do not need to be an expert to be a member – all you need is an interest in photography or photographic art.

We meet most Fridays during autumn and winter with a varied and exciting Programme to entertain, inform and educate.

During the summer months, we offer Outings to further inspire and develop our interests and skills.

For members who want more detailed help to improve their skills and abilities and provide inspiration then we have various Development and Mentoring activities. These can involve specific in-depth seminars or one-to-one discussion between a member and a mentor. We can also offer you a critique of your images and help you work your way towards nationally and internationally recognised photographic distinctions awarded by prestigious photographic bodies.

There is also a Flickr Group where members can show their images to others so that constructive comment and advice can be given. And we are twinned with Hobart Photographic Society in Tasmania which allows us to share images and ideas for mutual benefit.

We hold an Exhibition of members’ work about every two years. The next will be in Spring 2021. It could be your chance to have some of your photos on public display.

How much you take part is entirely up to you – come along to a Meeting or get in touch.

We pride ourselves on a warm and friendly welcome for all.

Ilkley Camera Club is a great place for photographers.

A note about copyright

All text and images on this website, including photographs, diagrams and logos, are subject to copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and international copyright law. They must not be copied or used in any way without prior written permission from the copyright holder. This is the photographer or designer or Ilkley Camera Club. To seek permission, contact the copyright holder directly or via the Club Secretary.