Annual membership fees to Falkirk Camera Club are £30 to all members (18 and over), except Junior member (14 - 17yrs incl) who are £15 per year.
Please feel free to ask any of the Committee questions you may have about the club. Committee members are easily identifiable by their name badges, and you will almost always find one next to the door to give you a warm welcome and point you in the right direction.
Yes. To cover judges and presenters expenses we charge £2.00 at the door. This fee also covers cost of refreshments during the evening. If you are visiting for the first time and wish to return once or twice to see if the FCC is for you we may waive the door entrance fee.
The club runs between September and April, and meetings are held 7.30 each Thursday evening in Falkirk Bowling Club, Cochrane Street, Falkirk, FK1 1QB.
Yes, the club has many levels of photographers, from novice, through experienced and on to professional. We also have two categories in some of the competitions to accommodate the difference. We have "A" section for advanced, and "B" section for beginners. We also have a mentoring scheme where we try and partner a novice with an experienced photographer. We also have 'workshop' evenings to teach new skills.
For full details of Competition rules you can download a copy of the club document through this link.
We have several competitions both in-house and with other local clubs. Members enter prints or an images for projection in our section ( 'B' for beginners, 'A' for advanced) which are marked by an external judge. On competition night the judge will also comment on what he liked and how he thought the image could be improved. Full rules for competitions can be found on our documents page or just ask a committee member for details.
No. There is no requirement to submit competition entries. You can attend purely for the weekly presentation and to speak to others about taking photographs.
The club allows members for 14 years of age and are regarded as junior members until 18, although younger adults can come along with their parents. To ensure best practice we have a few members (male and female) who have applied for and received Disclosure Certificates. These persons will be points of contact for any junior members. We would like to point out that occasionally the photographs of visiting presenters may contain artistic nudity in their shots and although we would try and forewarn any parents, occasionally we may not know the exact content of a lecture until the night. As such we would endeavour to discuss this possibility with the parents of any prospective junior members.
We believe a photograph is a photograph no matter what it's taken on, whether it be a mobile phone, compact camera or DSLR. So no expensive equipment is needed.