About Catchlight Camera Club
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"
2022 / 2023
1st Place - IPF Club Championships
1st Place - PAGB Print Championships
3rd Place - FIAP World Club Championships
2021 / 2022
1st Place (Joint) - PAGB Print Championships
1st Place NIPA interclub competitions
1st Place Masters Of Print (Club Champions)
2nd Place - GB Cup
3rd Place (Joint) - GB Trophy
2020 / 2021
1st Place - NIPA interclub competitions
3rd Place - FIAP World Cup of Camera Clubs
2nd Place - GB Cup
2019 / 2020
1st Place - NIPA Interclub Competition
4th Place - FIAP World Cup of Camera Clubs
3rd Place - GB Cup