The Club’s History
Shepshed and District Camera Club was formed in 1976. Prior to this a photography evening class had been running at Hind Leys Community College. When the tutor decided that he no longer wished to teach the course his students who wished to carry on pursuing their hobby decided to form a club affiliated to the college. Further members were recruited, a committee elected and Shepshed and District Camera Club was founded.
In 2007 Shepshed and District Camera Club moved their headquarters to the Community Centre on Charnwood Road, Shepshed, where they remained until 2021 when they moved to St. Botolph’s Church Hall.
In the early days activities centred around monochrome photography and printing. In 2009 the club secured some funding from The National Lottery and was able to invest in some equipment for digital photography which has now become the ‘norm’ although we still have members who practice the ‘dark arts’ of film. 2010 saw our first digital only competition.
The club runs various activities. A series of competitions is run internally amongst the members and we ‘compete’ against other local clubs and societies. One of the more popular evening is our three-way fun battle with Ashby and Coalville. In addition there are talks from local lecturers, practical nights, quizzes and social events.
We are still very much a community focused club and members regularly assist at local events and volunteer for local charities. We have been privileged to photograph a number of community events over the years including the Shepshed Remembrance Parade.
Club Chairpersons: Past and Present…
Chairpersons: Past and Present.