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 24th June 2019

Monday 1st July 2019


When Tony bought his first digital camera 7 years ago, he embarked on a massive learning curve. ‘I always referred to myself as a dinosaur working in the darkroom’ says Tony, ‘but with the aid of Photoshop, dinosaurs can learn new tricks. Now I am retired, there is more time for lots of frustrating hours with the computer!’ This talk, which includes many landscapes of his beloved home county of Shropshire, charts that journey from dinosaur to digital animal!

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Monday 8th July 2019


This promises to be a fascinating talk about seeing the photographic potential in whatever opportunities come Erica’s way. Erica says: ‘I try to use an open minded, creative and artistic approach to photography (both in-camera and using digital manipulation) with an aim to producing something a bit different.’

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Recent additions to the website

June 2019 Competition images

"Theme" images .......click here
"Open" images .......click here

Photographic events diary
This list will be updated as new events are identified

See the "News" section for more information and the latest update 14/05/2019 .......click here