Print Appreciation

We review sets of anonymous prints, discussing what we like and what could be improved

Popular with New Members!

A great introduction to the art of reviewing images

Guest Speakers

Experienced photographers are invited to present their images on the large screen

An Entertaining Evening

We invite experts from all over the country to show us interesting images and explain why and how they took them.

Training Workshops

We run several training courses, covering basic to advanced photography

Small groups and reasonably priced

Basic Camera Skills, Lightroom, Photoshop, HDR and Advanced Techniques

Internal Competitions

External judges are invited to review both prints and images

Annual Challenge

We also run a monthly competition on the website where we all get to vote!

External Competitions

A selection of our best images take part in battles against local clubs

Recognising Talent!

We also celebrate the distinctions awarded to members by associations

International Salon

Each year we receive thousands of entries from around the world for our international salon

Over 130 Awards!

The standard is always high. As each competitor can enter up to 20 images it’s worth a go!


We organise trips out to photographic locations to take snaps together!

Recent Locations

Some of our recent trips have been to London, Waterfalls, Gloucester Docks, Raglan Castle and Edinburgh

Annual Exhibition

A selection of our prints and digital images are put on show to the public each year

Award Presentation

As part of the exhibition, cups and shields are awarded for the best entries

Special Interest Groups

We run several successful sub-groups that specialise in areas of photography

Nature Group & Studio Group

The Nature Group frequently organise outings to nature reserves and other areas of interest

The Studio Group arrange and share costs for professional studio hire, lighting and models


Books published by Cheltenham Camera Club

150 Years of Photography in Cheltenham

Cheltenham was one of the first towns in the country to establish a professional photographic studio and has one of the oldest camera clubs. The book, marking the 150th anniversary of Cheltenham Camera Club, looks at how the nature of Cheltenham society influenced this development. We look at the history of photography in the town and its leading figures. The book outlines technological developments in photography and sets the photographic scene in Cheltenham into the wider social context, ending with a summary of photography in Cheltenham today.

Illustrated, 76 pages. 210 x 148 mm

ISBN: 978-0-9931482-0-0

£10 (to include postage and packing in UK)

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A Portrait of Cheltenham

This is our second book celebrating our 150th Anniversary.

It is a collection of photographs taken in and around the town between 1st September 2013 and 1st September 2014 – ‘A Year and a Day’.

There are 356 photographs taken by 49 members of Cheltenham Camera Club and the assembled collection reflects the interests of our photographers in capturing the essence of Cheltenham throughout the year.

Illustrated, 82 pages. 250 x 200 mm

ISBN: 978-0-9931482-1-7

£14 (to include postage and packing in UK)

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