What do we offer?
The club holds a range of events from weekly meetings to location outings.
- Club evenings
- Practical evenings
- Photo editing evenings
- Social events
- Competitions with other clubs
We meet most Monday evenings throughout the year from September to May. Evening sessions run from 7.30pm to around 9.30pm with doors open from just after 7pm. During early summer we meet at outdoor locations in the area to get down to some serious picture taking! If you would like to come along to see what we do, please feel free to do so without obligation. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask - members will be happy to help you. And don’t be put off by some of the images you will see - the photographers in this club have a range of abilities and even the good ones started with less experience than they have now!
Update 12th June 2023
After running successful hybrid meetings for hall and Zoom attendees between January 2022 and June 2022, with speakers either in the hall or remote, the September 2022 to June 2023 season successfully returned to "normal" Monday evenings at the hall with Zoom being used only for occasional remote speakers and editing evenings.
The 2023-24 season continues with normal hall evenings and occasional external speakers shown in the hall on Zoom.
Moving online - and off again
As the pandemic struck in March 2020 the club moved online and began using Zoom with the first online meeting held on 25 March 2020. We continued to operate throughout lockdowns with the benefit of being able to engage speakers who, geographically, would never have been able to attend in person.
While Zoom provided the means to continue through the pandemic, in person meetings started again from January 2022 and for the season September 2022 to June 2023 we successfully returned to "normal" evenings at the hall.
(digital or print presentation)
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Club night or outing for which a camera is required
Battle held on a club night
Club social event
Externally organised event
(e.g. battle, competition)
No club night
(e.g. bank holidays)
The annual season starts in September and runs into the following June. Existing members renew their membershp at the start of each September.
Adult membership for the 2023-24 season is £30.00 (which remains unchanged from 2022-23). We also offer a junior rate of £5.00 for age 16 and under.
New members may join at any time of year and pay a pro rata amount of £3.00 per remaining month or part month.
When we meet in the hall for our 7.30pm to 9.30pm Monday evenings, a £2.50 cash charge is made to include refreshments and a raffle draw - this is only payable if you attend.
If any hall-Zoom hybrid evenings are run there is a £2 online charge for those joining via Zoom.More about membership
This section highlights some images entered in our monthly club competitions.
More images can be seen on our Galleries page.
Vehicle access to Nolton Church Hall off Merthyr Mawr Road North is from Nolton Street, opposite the Brackla Street Centre. Limited parking is available at the hall with a one way system operating clockwise around the building. There is also parking available on the street immediately outside the hall. In the event that all nearby spaces are taken, the public car park next to Wilkinson is recommended as the best alternatve - it is just a few minutes walk from the hall on Brackla Street (free parking after 6pm).
When and where we meet
Most Monday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
(see Programme for confirmation of dates)
Nolton Church Hall, Merthyr Mawr Road North,
Bridgend, CF31 3NH
One way system - arriving
Vehicle access to Nolton Church Hall is along Nolton Street from the A473.
This is the only way to reach the hall by car.
One way system - leaving
There are two options depending upon your destination:
- Left towards the town centre, left into the Rhiw, right onto Angel Street then onto the A473.
- Right from Nolton Street and up Brackla Street hill to the traffic lights on Tremains Road.
The committee takes care of running all aspects of the club.