A club dedicated to the art and enjoyment of photography

The Southside Camera Club was formed in 1990 to meet the needs of photographers living in and around Canberra. It was established to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and opportunities for practical photographic activities rather than competitions.

The club meets monthly, and at each meeting a specific photographic topic is considered. Members who wish to do so also bring prints or digital images for display and/or comment, or to seek guidance on how their technique could be explored.

Members of the club range from beginners to professionals, all of whom willingly share their knowledge. It is a club based on mutual assistance, and membership is open to anyone interested in the practice or development of photographic skills. Practical exercises and excursions are also arranged to allow members to develop their skills. The meetings are informal and friendly and develop into a relaxed discussion on a variety of photographic topics. Many of the club activities also include a social element where members’ partners and families are encouraged to participate. From the outset the club has retained a very informal structure, with decisions being made by a consensus of members rather than a committee. Its purpose has always been to allow its members to practice and improve their photography in a flexible, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

The club welcomes new members to participate in the further development of photography, and prospective new members are welcome to attend meetings before deciding to join. Membership fees in 2016 are $30 for family membership, $20 for single membership, and $10 for students under 18 years of age.