One of the oldest and most active clubs in Coventry, we have been in existence for over 40 years. We have long since become independent from Jaguar Land Rover, but still welcome photography enthusiasts at all levels from our spiritual home, as well as from Coventry, Warwickshire and the surrounding areas.
We meet on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 pm between September and June, usually at
Activities include: -
Competitions, demonstrations, practical outings and presentations including a monthly meeting where several photographic clubs combine to form the Mercia group where a big name lecturer is booked to give a talk or presentation on a range of photography subjects.
Feel free to drop in on one of our club nights, to see what we get up to, and meet with our members. But do check the programme first to make sure where we are on that particular evening. During the Pandemic we meet virtually, still on a Wednesday night, using Zoom and you can still drop in, just ask for details using the club email address.
The photographic society was originally based in the Daimler Radford factory social club and the darkroom was inside the factory in some buildings in the scrap yard. Around 1970 it moved into the social club where we had a purpose built darkroom with equipment for 35mm and 6x6cm printing. In 2012, due to the demise of the Social Club, we moved in with the Jaguar Bowls Club, just down the road. Here we are able to hold meetings and events and have enough space to set up studio with our extensive range of lighting equipment. We can also cater and have access to our own bar for refreshments.
The club has now moved on to digital photography with members using a range of compact and SLR cameras. We have a varied program with competitions both internal and external against other clubs, demonstrations, practical evenings and visits to try different types of photography in the local area.
We are members of the Mercia group (a group of Coventry Photographic Clubs) and combine once a month at the Copswood sports club for lectures on a range of photographic topics.
The club is continuing to grow and is a great way for photographers young and old to come and hone their skills. If you're interested in learning more about the way your camera works and improving your photography come along on Wednesday evenings. We look forward to seeing you there!