Join the Club

Borrow books from the library
Borrow books from the library
Joining the club

Derby City Photographic Club is a member of the North & East Midlands Photographic Federation (N&EMPF) and affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB), a registered charity.

If you are interested in joining our club, we would be delighted to give you a warm welcome. First of all come along and give us a try.

You may visit three times at a cost of £4 per visit before you make up your mind if you would like to join. If you decide to go ahead we will provide you with an application form.

Our administrative year runs from 1st September until 31st May the following year. We offer two levels of membership, for details see below.

1. Full membership at an annual cost of £25, plus a £3 door fee taken on the night for each meeting attended. Full members will automatically be entitled to attend Zoom lectures on payment of an entry fee of £2, payable in advance either per attendance or as a block payment for the year.

To download a Full membership application form in Word format ....... click here
To View & Save a Full membership application form in PDF format ....... click here

2. Zoom-only membership at an annual cost of £16. Zoom only membership is subject to the following conditions:
  • Any such member will be entitled to attend all club Zoom meetings for the administrative year.
  • It does not confer full membership rights and privileges. Those applying for this category of membership will not be entitled to enter internal club competitions, or PAGB exhibitions and competitions, or the annual N&EMPF exhibition.
  • Zoom-only members may additionally attend live meetings held at the Strutts Centre, Belper, subject to the same conditions as visitors, by paying the normal door fee, and will be entitled to attend three such meetings in the year before applying for full membership.

To download a Zoom-only membership application form in Word format ....... click here
To View & Save a Zoom-only membership application form in PDF format ....... click here

Derby City Photographic Club is for everyone, from the complete beginner to the professional photographer. We have a weekly programme with a wide diversity of excellent speakers, covering an extensive range of photographic interests from landscape, nature, and portraits, through to sports photography and travel. We also hold monthly competitions for members, usually with both a "Theme" and "Open" competition.

A typical club evening will last just over two hours with a break in the middle, during which time members will usually chat, help themselves to hot drinks and also make use of our excellent club library to borrow books or DVD's on various areas of photography. This is also a time maybe to book some of the equipment we have on offer to assist in monitor and printer calibration.

We are a friendly club, and the more experienced members are always happy to advise those with less experience; in addition to which we often hold workshops on various more technical aspects of photography, and photo walks whereby advice can be given in the field' (quite literally), or many times afterwards in the pub!

As a Full member you can:
  • Attend the events in our full and varied programme, which includes illustrated talks by leading photographers, exhibitions, competitions and lots of opportunity to share and learn.
  • Take part in our informal workshops.
  • Learn from experienced members on various subjects such as landscape, portraiture, natural history, sport etc.
  • Borrow from our library of photographic books, CD's and user manuals all available on free loan.
  • Join our private Facebook page for discussion and updates.
  • Use our colour management equipment to assist in your monitor and printer calibration.
  • Take part in the popular Club monthly and annual digital and print competitions.
  • Showcase a selection of your photographs on the Club website.
  • Join other members for outdoor meetings and social events.

Please be aware

Visitors should be aware that it is possible, on occasions, that photographs containing nudity may be displayed.

Any member or visitor under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.