Bangor and North Down Camera Club (BNDCC)

Bangor and North Down Camera Club, (BNDCC), Northern Ireland, UK.
"Promoting and developing all aspects of the art of photography through example, discussion and competition."

Bangor and North Down Camera Club

Welcome to the Bangor and North Down Camera Club Web site

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. We have also Three Internet Groups, two private that is only open to members, Flickr and our new Facebook Feedback Group and one that is open to all (Redbubble) and offers the facility to sell their work.

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 and can be assured of a warm welcome.

I can assure you that you will be made most welcome!

Chairman, Bangor and North Down Camera Club.

Next summer outing is this Saturday 16th August.
This replaces the planned outing on 2nd August which was washed out'


We are heading up to the North Coast.


We will try to leave the club at 9am and are probably going to meet at Ballintoy, but some may be stopping at the Dark Hedges on the way there.


Bring lunch, tripods, and if anyone has graduated filters etc bring them along.

Usual £4 per person and bring lunch


. We will share drivers as needed on Saturday morning.


See you on Saturday.


Bangor and North Down Camera Club


Our Second location for our Annual Exhibition will

be at the Aurora Leisure Centre,

It will be available until 28th August

1 Valentine Road, Bangor, BT20 4UT


During normal opening hours




We continue to meet on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7.45pm throughout the year. Why not come along on a Wednesday and Friday evening, bring your camera and hone up your skills whether you are a beginner, or experienced camera user.


The Membership Subscription year begins on 1st September 2014. Make sure of your place by Subscribing in time.








Proposed activities for Wednesday evenings.


Jan 8 Harry Watson - Photoshop Elements
Jan 15 David Roberts - Portrait Night (Studio)
Jan 22 David Best - Lightroom
Jan 29 David Best - Lightroom
Feb 5 Jack Thompson - Audio Visual - Postponed
Feb 12 Peter Gibson - Mounting
Feb 19 Ray Magill- Black & White
Feb 26 Hugh Rooney - Printing
Mar 5 Harry Watson- Photoshop Elements
Mar 12 Peter Gibson - Supervision of mounting for exhibition
Mar 19 Jack Thompson- Audio Visual
Mar 26 David Roberts - Studio Night. Bring your camera and hotshoe flash (if you have one)
Apr 2 David Best - Lightroom
Apr 9 Harry Watson - Photoshop Elements
Apr 16 Nigel Snell - Wildlife Photography
Apr 23 Jack Thompson - Audio Visual
Apr 30 David Best - Lightroom
May 7 Harry Watson - Photoshop Elements
May 14 Trevor Craig - Travel Photography
May 21 Jack Thompson - Audio Visual
May 28 David Roberts - Studio Night. Bring your camera and hotshoe flash (if you have one)


If you would like hands-on tuition with Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop we are planning to include this in our Wednesday evening sessions.  why not bring along a photograph on a memory stick, ideally Raw or TIFF format, (although a high quality JPG will be OK), and we will guide you while sitting at the computer to achieve whatever you want to do.

We feel that this approach will give you a more direct involvement and learning experience by doing it yourself.

If you would like hands-on tuition on Mount Cutting for your competition print entries, then bring along a full sheet of mounting board (obtainable at Easons in Bangor, Ards Shopping Centre or Office Suppliers outlet half way up Castlereagh Road, Belfast (next to Loopland).

Bring your photos along on a memory stick and participate in a critique session.
If you need help with your camera and its settings, or need assistance, then bring it along your camera and flashgun.

if you normally shoot JPGs, why not switch over to RAW and take a few photos, then bring your RAW files with you on Wednesday night and let us show you the advantages of shooting in RAW format and the process of conversion to TIFF or JPG format.