Our Story

Our journey began in 1992, when the Sherborne and the Bradford Abbas Camera Clubs merged. Both clubs boasted a small but passionate membership of local talent. The newly formed club found its home in the Bradford Abbas village hall and has since blossomed into the vibrant community we cherish today. Consisting of a relatively small number of members our club prides itself on being friendly, supportive and inclusive. Our membership consists of enthusiastic amateur photographers whose aim are to enjoy each others company whilst also improving their photographic skills and knowledge.

During our meetings we will cover most aspects of photography and associated topics.  Whether your interest is in digital imaging, film, printing, digital manipulation or development, equipment, techniques and style, we aim to cover it all from time to time. As a group we do not directly teach photography, but through participation and talking to others we aim to help with everyone’s development as much as possible. 

It really doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned photographer or a relative newcomer every member is welcome and is encouraged to enter images into competitions, and to participate in workshops/photoshoots.

Our Approach

What, where and when….

Our membership consists of enthusiastic amateur photographers striving to improve their photographic skills and knowledge by learning from other members, through various internal and external competitions and from visiting professionals and guest speakers.

We cover every aspect of photography and associated topics, including film, digital imaging, printing, digital manipulation, equipment, techniques and styles. Our club aims to provide a forum and workshops to help you hone your skills in whichever field of photography that interests you most, in a friendly and affable environment.

We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month (September to May) at the Village Hall in Bradford Abbas, starting at 7.30 – please see our Events Programme or Resources tab on the main menu for full details.

Meet the Committee

The Club is managed by an elected committee consisting of a Chairman,  Club Secretary, Treasurer and three other committee members. They are responsible for all aspects of the club’s operation,  and report to the AGM in September. The club is also affiliated to the PAGB through the WCPF.

Steve Davenport


Alastair Morton


Mat Phillips


Paul Meyer


Chas Williams

Ex-Officio Roles

Mark Taylor

Competitions and Programme Secretary

Elizabeth Jubb

Club Secretary

Jon Riding