About Us

There has been a photographic club in Paignton since 1958.

The club has continued to evolve over the decades. We welcome and embrace the many technological advances/changes within the photographic world. Our membership is varied in both age, experience and interests.
We meet on Monday evenings (September - May) at 7:30pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3EQ. Meetings last 2 hours or so with a break for tea/coffee.
During the season we cover a wide range of subjects with visiting speakers and judges, competitions and some practical sessions. We aim to promote photography by encouraging members to show work (purely optional) to review groups and to enter club competitions, which are assessed by guest judges.

Most of our members enjoy entering our competitions but we also encourage them to go for a greater challenge by entering some of the Regional, National and International Exhibitions.
If you are interested in improving your photography - whether prints, audio/visual or digital, we can help you with: advice, encouragement, example and inspiration.

Our programme includes:
  • visiting photographers showing their work
  • Illustrated talks on particular topics, often travel related
  • audio visual shows of excellent images from International Exhibitions
  • the opportunity to enter club competitions and receive helpful comments from experienced judges
  • the chance to develop your digital image manipulation skills with expert help

Prospective members are warmly welcomed to attend two meetings (£2 per visit), to see if the club meets their photographic needs.
Electronic or 'E' membership (£10) is available for members who have moved out of the area but who would still like to be part of the club and enter digital competitions.


The review group meets once a month throughout the year. This is group is very informal and meets to discuss/review images or prints, influential photographers, group projects and related photographic subjects. The review group meets at: the Conservative Club, Palace Avenue, Paignton on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Membership Fees

Single Membership £39
Junior Membership(under 18's) £19.50
"E" membership £10

There is a £2 charge per evening for visitors (first visit free).