The Bolton Camera Club meets weekly throughout most of the year and gives a very warm welcome to visitors and new members. We have been sharing a passion for photography since 1884 and are more than happy to share with you, whether your interest is in film or digital, audio visual or more technical aspects of photography. 

The topic at our Open Night on Thursday 7 September was “Light Painting”, and we divided the members present into two groups to experiment with the light painting tools we purchased.

All our extensive kit was bought from Light Painting Brushes, and we all had great fun on the night. Our results we not in the same league as those on the Light Painting Brushes website, but we are only just beginning! We took turns in being the “model” and being the one using the light painting equipment in a variety of creative ways, as well as actually taking the slow shutter speed photographs.

We plan on a repeat evening while the evenings are still dark, as all present enjoyed the experience and several members expressed an interest in developing this creative photography further. In the meantime for futher inspiration and ideas please look at our suppliers website at

We thank our members have been willing to have their work published on this website, and these examples can be seen below.


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It is with sadness that we record the death of our Honorary Member, Geoff Davies, on 17th February 2015. Geoff had been a long standing member of the Bolton Camera Club serving in various capacities, including President. His street and candid photography was of the highest standard and much admired. Geoff held successful exhibitions in Yorkshire and Bolton, the latter being opened in January 2014 by ex-Guardian photographer Denis Thorpe, who is also an admirer of Geoff's work.

The pictures below show Geoff at the opening of his Bolton exhibition and also some examples of his work.

A video showing some of Geoff's work can also be viewed on You Tube at the following link:-


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The link below will take you to a new browser window which showcases some of the photographs taken by our members. We hope that you enjoy them. You may find some inspiration from some of the images; you may feel motivated to take your own; who knows - you may feel encouraged to come and meet us! You would, of course be very welcome.

Once you have finished browsing, close the window, and you will return here. 

Click here to see the photographs.

Several members of the Bolton Camera Club have photographs placed elsewhere on the internet, and you may like to view them. Follow the links below which will open the various sites in a new window.

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Brian White
Frank Green
Jeff Griffiths





A photograph taken by one of our members

News Flash

Trophy Presentations

Our Trophies for 2017 competitions were presented by Garth Tigue, L&CPU President. To see who won which trophy, please click here.

AV Comp November 17

To read the review and see the scores, please click here

Bury battle October 2017

To read the review and see all the titles and scores of the latest battle please click here.

Blackburn Extravaganza

To see how we did at this knockout competition, please click here.

Light Painting

To see examples our Light Painting images please click here.

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