About Catchlight Camera Club

About

Catchlight Camera Club was formed in September 2012 by a small group of keen photographers, both amateur and professional, from beginners to advanced. It was intended to function as a small and friendly club, with a 'cap' on the total number of members - which has steadily increased to its current level of 65 members. The Club is affiliated to both the Northern Ireland Photographic Association (NIPA) and the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) in the South. Catchlight Camera Club competes in the Top Club Competition in both jurisdictions, being Top Club in both North and South this year!

Catchlight was the first and only Camera Club from Northern Ireland to win silverware in a National Competition - winning the Plate at the PAGB Print Championships on 2 occasions, and the GB Cup for small clubs. We also became the first Club from NI to compete in the final of the Print Championships, coming 5th overall in 2014. Since then, we have competed in the Final of the Print Championships in 3 of the last 4 years, coming 4th in 2017.

We regularly host Top Name speakers from all over the UK and Ireland, and these events are open to all, whether camera club members or not. The Club has tried to keep these events free entry, but we will now have to charge an entry fee of £5 for visitors - but this includes your refreshments at the break!


We aim to assist our members improve the standard of their photography, to gain Photographic Distinctions, and to actively participate in photographic competitions and Exhibitions. The Club has an ethos that members should help and encourage each other, in order that everyone will progress and improve. "One for all and all for One"

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AWARDS

2021

1st Place - NIPA interclub competitions

3rd Place - FIAP World Cup of Camera Clubs

2nd Place - GB Cup

2020

1st Place - NIPA Interclub Competition

4th Place - FIAP World Cup of Camera Clubs

3rd Place - GB Cup