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|The images you see here were all awarded high scores by an independent judge in our latest competition. There are also one or two that are "Chairman's Choice". There were two categories for entry. One was "Open" where any subject was acceptable and the other was "A Long Exposure" For our next competition the defined subject will be announced shortly. New members are not obliged to enter competitions but it's a fun way of honing your skills. (Click on an image to see larger versions.)|
As Norfolk camera clubs go, there has to be a reason why Caston Camera Club is the most popular club probably in the whole of Norfolk!!
All clubs say they welcome new members but few take the effort to really make new members welcome. It's very different here and you can find out why by coming along to one of our meetings. We won't leave you standing in a corner all by yourself like some clubs do. If you like photography, your first meeting won't be your last. We're different and we're inviting you to find out why. Have a look through this web site - there are lots of pages and lots of details; few other clubs can give you that much information and there are over 3,000 images to look at. Then feel free to call Brian on 01953 488 477 if there's anything else you'd like to know. But, we'd like to talk to you anyway just to know you plan to come along and to discuss your particular interests because that way we can then be sure to introduce you to a few other people with interests similar to yours.
Being a member of Caston Camera Club encourages you to practice some of those artistic skills that may have lain dormant all these years. Take the opportunity to visit interesting places, often not that far away, with people of a like mind and find out how you can improve your perception of the world about you. Get to appreciate even more the flora, the fauna, the landscapes, the architecture. Take pleasure from everyday objects seen in a different light. Be helped by others to see things the way they see them and help others to see things the way you see them. Whether you have a small compact camera or a digital SLR, this can be the club for you.
"I almost didn't join because I really wasn't confident enough but I have to say that I've been made really welcome and get lots of help."
This is the kind of statement we regularly hear. Photography is often thought of as being male dominated but here at Caston Camera Club we have a fairly even balance of both men and women and we welcome anyone over the age of 18. You don't have to have a fancy camera either as long as it's digital. Film cameras really are a thing of the past.
We welcome Experts, Intermediates and Beginners. But, you really do not need to be an expert to be one of us as we welcome members with beginner to intermediate skills who want to improve their photographic ability and who enjoy discussing photographic matters with others who have similar interests.
If you are a beginner, we will ensure you get enough help and assistance to be able to improve your photography. If you're of intermediate skills or better we'll provide you with opportunities to show what you can do. So, whatever level you consider yourself to be, check out the Join Our Club page.
We also run training courses from time to time - see the Training Workshops page. And for beginners we are currently trialling regular 30 minute training clinics.
Caston Camera Club, formed as recently as November 2006, is already the premier club in Norfolk.
In this short time we have achieved a really active group of male and female members who have come together from Caston, Watton, East Harling, Attleborough, Saham Toney and elsewhere,
These days it's all about digital photography and we've embraced this wholeheartedly. Whether you have a small compact camera or a fully fledged SLR, you'll be welcome here. You'll learn how to take better photographs and enjoy going places to do it.
Our Annual Awards - March 2012
We've set the membership subscription at £15 with a £2 attendance fee for each indoor meeting.
The attendance fee includes a choice of tea, coffee or still drink with biscuits for mid evening refreshments and sometimes there may even be some home made cakes but you can come along, as a visitor, for an evening for just £2.50 and see what you think. If you like what you see and feel comfortable with the people you meet then provided you join no later than the next meeting, we'll refund your £2.50 against the current year's full subscription fee.
We are a non-profit making club. No one gets paid, and all the money we receive from whatever source goes 100% to the club - exactly what you would expect.
Now, checking out a web site is one thing but we really do encourage you to have a further chat about what we do and how to join.
In fact, why not have a look at the Club Programme page which gives details of all planned meetings for the next six months or so. If you think it's interesting then:
We meet at least every 3rd Tuesday at 7:30pm in Caston Village Hall but get very busy indeed so don't chance getting turned away by coming along unannounced as members and their visitors must take preference. Please call first on 01953 488 477 and speak to Brian just to let us know you're coming. Provided we have space you’ll be made very welcome.
By the way, not quite sure where Caston Village Hall is? Well, we're 3 miles south of Watton - just off the A1075 to Thetford. Click here for a "pinpoint" location. The full address for SatNav users is:
Caston Village Hall
Caston Camera Club