This year Derby City Photographic celebrates 40 years as a camera club.

From our modest beginnings, we have established Derby City as a club that out of the 50-plus members of N&EMPF (North & East Midlands Photographic Federation), has long been in the top six at the annual N&EMPF Exhibition and, for even longer, has an enviable reputation for the quality of its lectures. We also encourage the spirit of competition through monthly themed contests in both digital and print.

Over 40 years, Derby City has also built up a reputation as a friendly club where prospective members are given a warm welcome. They also come into a healthy fold of eager-to-learn beginners right through to experienced practitioners who both inspire and help others.

We have always had the advantage over other clubs in meeting all year round, and no other club in the region has such a flourishing photo library – over 150 books - or a more professional, up-to-date website. We also believe that our venue is one of the finest in the region, a spacious banqueting suite offering comfort, conviviality and a licensed bar where you can buy your Chairman a drink.

Ashley Franklin ARPS, ABPPA, APAGB

Website updated 19th October 2019

Monday 21st October 2019



Judge: Sue Hutton ARPS

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Monday 28th October 2019


Most of Geoff’s photography is centred around projects. As he explains: ‘I find it concentrates my mind, and makes me think more creatively about what I'm feeling.’ Along with phone boxes, Geoff’s projects have included Tinsley Viaduct, Chesterfield Wagon Works and Pleasley Hill. Through this talk, Geoff aims to illustrate how projects can be used to give a narrative, in a different way from the usual club single image.

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Recent additions to the website

Added 10th September 2019

Members please note a change to the email address for entering your images into club competitions:- dcphotocomp@outlook.com

Please note two changes to the Programme in the printed booklet. See the website Programme for details of the following:

7th October 2019 - THE CLAY CROSS NATIONAL 2019

25th November 2019 - BARRY PAYLING - WILD BRITAIN