Welcome to Conwy Camera Club

Conwy Camera Club is the oldest photographic society in North Wales and currently the largest. We hold weekly meetings on Tuesday evenings from September to May. If you would like to join the club, please contact the Membership Secretary at membership@conwy-camera-club.org

This website contains examples of work by many of our members and is frequently updated. The Featured Photographer gallery changes each month.

Please use the full index of galleries on the left, or the pictorial index (showing selected galleries only) on the right, to view photo galleries by theme. If you would like to see more of an individual photographer’s work, please click on the photographer’s name in the list on the left of the home page (scroll down).

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If you are planning to visit Conwy or North Wales…

You’ll find plenty of pictures of our area on this website, especially in the Conwy and North Wales galleries. Click on ‘Where to go for Photos’ to find out where you can get good photos in our area.

If you live in Conwy or North Wales…

We hope the pictures show you what a beautiful and interesting area we live in. The website will keep you updated on club events. Please look under Now Showing in Conwy (left) for details of what we’re showing in our two galleries in Conwy this month.

Featured photographer

David Gleave

I took my first somewhat blurry picture about 70 years ago, using my mother’s Kodak ‘Box Brownie’ camera. And I was hooked. I saved up and bought my own camera around 1950 for about £1.50 – and discovered even more joys; developing and printing my own films, and building my own enlarger. I must admit that I much preferred working in the darkroom to taking photographs! There was something about the dull safety light, the smell of chemicals, and the joy of watching the first faint outlines of the image appearing on the printing paper….. By the mid 1950′s I was roaming the oceans of the world armed with my first ‘real’ camera, a 35mm Zeiss Icon ‘Contessa’.

I’m afraid that until very recently my photographs were merely records of places and people – nothing ‘artistic’. A couple of years ago I did an ‘A’ level in Art and Design (Photography) and this set me on the road to trying something different. The results are still very amateurish, but with the help and inspiration of Conwy Camera Club I hope to improve…….

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