About Bangor and North Down Camera Club


Bangor and North Down Camera Club was founded in 1951, and has one of the largest memberships in Northern Ireland. We welcome new members, especially those who are new to photography.

Our club enjoys an informal and friendly atmosphere where 'good photography' is always the key. Enthusiasm for all kinds of photography is infectious - and members gather formally on Fridays - and informally on Wednesdays - to share their experiences.

We encourage all members, especially those who are new to digital photography, to reach their full potential. Indeed; many of our 'Advanced' club members attend both Friday and Wednesday evenings and readily share their knowledge, skills, experience in film, slide, digital photography, and digital AV projection.

Whether you are new to photography, or an old hand who wants to rekindle your interest, we'd be glad to see you.

Come along and check us out. You won't be disappointed. I can assure you that you will be made most welcome!



The club has run a varied programme of events every year mostly on Friday nights. These evenings are a mixture of competition evenings, guest speakers, club speakers and some light entertainment such as quiz nights.

The guest speakers over the years have covered very aspect of photography including landscape, portraiture, travel, wildlife, photo-journalism, astrophotography, audio visual shows and film making.

The club currently runs a programme of events on Friday evenings from Sept to May each year. There are also less formal evenings every Wednesday where members can come along and learn about cameras, digital processing, photographic composition and lighting techniques.

The club has also over the years facilitated or organised evenings and weekend workshops with established photographers from throughout the British Isles and even from the USA. The photographers giving these workshop events have included leading photographers such as John Blakemore, Barry Thornton and Dan Burkholder (USA).

Most recently, we had a weekend workshop with leading English Landscape photographer Paul Gallagher. These events have often attracted photographers from all over Ireland and also from places as far afield as Holland.

Visit our History page and read about the formation of the club and the creation of our magnificent premises.

Internet Social Media


We have also three Internet Groups.

Two of theses are private, that is, only open to members. These are Facebook Discussion Group and our new Facebook Feedback Group

Flickr, and one other that is open to all is Redbubble which offers the facility to sell their work.