The Practical Camera Club (of Southampton) is a club that is uniquely focused on helping its members develop the skills that they require to enjoy their hobby through practical meetings that focus on hands-on learning in a friendly and inclusive environment.
Through weekly meetings we provide facilities and skills for the members, as a group or on a one-to-one basis, to develop the skills that they require to enjoy their hobby.

  • Provide a program of evenings and events that are driven by the needs and wishes of the members.
  • Provide professional advice to members on the selection and use of digital equipment and software including cameras, photo printers and personal computer equipment.
  • Provide equipment that would normally be beyond that justifiable by an individual.
  • Provide high quality interactive skills workshops on the use of Photoshop and similar software for image enhancement and old print restoration.
  • Provide practical workshops on taking photographs of a wide range of subjects and lighting situations.
  • Hold occasional field trips to allow members to practice their capabilities and to get experience in new situations.
  • Hold internal competitions that are judged and analysed by the club members as a peer activity.
  • Provide a one month ‘try us for free’ for potential new members.
  • Maintain a club website to provide information to members and potential members.
  • Provide the occasional social activity for members and friends to enjoy one another’s company.