16th October

The Barton Cup competition this year is being held remotely.

If you would like to enter (please do), this is how it will work:

  1. Please send your entry by email to as a digital image by Friday 23rd October.
    1. Images should be jpeg format, any resolution, but please keep the file size below 5Mbyte
    2. The image should have a title
    3. The file name should be the image title (not the usual competition name)
    4. One entry per person
  2. I’ll post the images on the website by Sunday 25th and email out a link. 
  3. Please review the images when I send the link, and choose your 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourite, and email your choices back to me. 
  4. You’ll have only a few days to vote – I’ll put the cut-off date in the email giving the link. 
  5. After the cut-off, 1st choice votes will be counted.  If there’s a tie for first place then 2nd choice votes for the tied first places will be counted, and if necessary 3rd choice votes. 
  6. Winner announced.

17th September

Our first ZOOM competition evening with Andy Swain judging. . Members can submit 2 DPI images with an 'open' theme.

13th August

Nigel is going 'walkabout' at Leiston Abbey and Westleton Heath  on the evening of 20th August to capture some evening black and white images of the Abbey ruins between 18:00hrs and 18:45hrs and then moving on to Westleton Heath to try and get some sunset images over the Heather from 19:00hrs through the golden hour to sunset at 20:00hrs and if the skies are kind some of the magic blue hour pastel skies until about 20:45hrs.   If anyone would like to do similar and would like some company let us know.  Note please be advised that if you do intend to go along on 20th or any other day for that matter, access is relatively easy with very close car parking in both locations, but the Abbey is uneven grass to wander around. Westleton has good stoney paths which are uneven in places, so some good footwear is in order. And, of course be prepared for bad weather with appropriate clothes and drinks, etc.

10th July

Awaking from our lock-down torpor, we have a Zoom meeting and a guest speaker.

I am very please to announce a presentation from profession photographer Julian Elliot on "Patagonia: End of the World - the challenges of commissioned work". The Fjords of Patagonia. Journey to the end of the world and follow Julian on a commissioned trip to the fjords of Patagonia. See the challenges a professional photographer faces with the weather and the imagery that’s created for use by his client.

Please contact Cara for the Zoom details if you'd like to join.

15th April

A new gallery has been created for members in lockdown: Colours of the Rainbow (for pictures taken any time). The original gallery is still there for pictures taken in and around the home while in lockdown.

13th April

If you are interested or using the Affinity Photo software, you may be interested in the DXO webinar that shows how to use the NIK collection in association with Affinity.  It is running on Tuesday evening this week and you can register here..
 There are a number of other interesting webinars (and recorded webinars to view anytime) run by DXO and they can be quite useful background information about how to do things in post processing even if you don't have the specific package that is being mentioned.   For example, many of the techniques used for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are equally applicable to Affinity.

Check out   Upcoming Webinars - Nik Collection by DxO and    Recorded Webinars - Nik Collection dy DxO

7th April

There's a Lockdown Gallery for pictures taken during our time spent at home courtesy of Covid-19. Keep a daily log of your garden with photographs and let us see how your garden and plants changes over the next few days and weeks.

6th April

For he time being at any rate, Photography News by email is free. Sign up here. Or of you prefer listen in to their podcasts on what to do in the lockdowns from here

3rd April

More to do during self-isolation. The Photographer Academy has just announced it’s waving their £49 fee and is free for the foreseeable future - endless hours of all sorts of photographic video tutorials etc. on just about everything from lighting to editing. Should keep everybody busy over the next six months!

Go , select "Academy £49 option" and at checkout use: "AcademyFree" as the Promotional Code.

22nd March

Getting bored in lock-down? Time to practice your selfies!

More online courses, apparently available for a limited period while people are in social isolation:

19th March

16th March 2020

Regretably, our programme of events has been suspended as a result of the near lock-down resulting from Corona virus. See the programme page.

25th February 2020

Useful links page updated with links to the Vox Darkroom and Sean Tuckers videos.

4th February 2020

Why Camera Manufacturers Are No Longer Relevant, according to Fstoppers.

31st January 2020

A video on the use of curves. (Thanks to Michael Poole). This and other training articles and videos are added as we find them to the Useful links page.

29th January 2020

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Roger Searle lost his battle with cancer and passed away this week.  Roger has been a member of FCC for a good number of years and has played an active part as a committee member and was a first class photographer. For those of you that will not have had the pleasure of knowing him - he is the person with me on the 'Test Card’ that Simon created for FCC. Kind regards, Cara

FCC Test Card with Roger Searle

Roger Searle

Roger (left) helping fellow photographer

29th January 2020

We had an enjoyable visit to Stowmarket camera club, who hosted the Tripod between Framlingham, Stowmarket and Wymondham. We managed to stop the other clubs from claiming 3rd place, and the results are; 1st place Wymondham (295 pts), 2nd Stowmarket (292 pts), and 3rd place this year was Framlingham (283 pts). Full results available here.

25th January 2020

Preparing DPI images for competions: we have changed the image size needed to a maximum of 1920 x 1200 pixels, to match our projector. Please see "submitting DPI files" for more information.

Winners of the 2019 Travel Photographer of the Year Awards - lots of "I wish I'd taken that". More of the images here.

21st January 2020

Michael Poole has found this video explaining how to remove an unwanted background from an image in Photoshop. Fairly straightfoward, but needs use of layers.

Still time to catch this photography exhibition "Art Forms in Nature" from 23rd November 2019 to 23rd February 2020 in Ipswich, more details here.

18th January 2020

Completely transform the mood of an image in Photoshop in under five minutes. Hmm... Anything like that always takes me a lot more than five minutes!

A couple of new Leica cameras: Leica M10 Monochrom and Leica M10-R. If you've got seven grand, that is.

8th January 2020

Will Chueng (editor of Photography News) will be talking at Bury St Edmunds Photographic Society on 30th January, 19:30 at Newbury Community Centre, St Olaves Rd, IP32 6RW. More info here. Tickets £5, contact

5th January 2020

The Guardian has some interesting stories: "Best of 2019 wildlife Photography Awards" and "Photography, art and architecture picks 2020"

22nd November 2019

Framlingham Camera Club Advent calendar: click here. A new picture every day during December!

21st November 2019

Ruth Grindrod gave a highly illuminating lecture (in every sense) about her landscape photography to Framlingham Camera Club and friends tonight.  Ruth talks with great authority and enthusiasm about the subject.  We all learned much about how to approach landscape photography, and Ruth showed us how to think beyond the conventional in seeing landscapes.  In particular: good landscape photographs are not all taken near sunrise or sunset, and not all in good weather!

17th November 2019

The photo gallery on the front page and members gallery page has been updated with high scorers (19 or 20) from 2019's competitions. All the digital high-scorers are there, together with the print high-scorers for which we have digital copies.

25th October 2019

There will be an exhibition by Fram Camera Club's Mike Fear:

20th September 2019

Results from last nights 'Street Photography' competition available here

4th September 2019

The exibition is open from 5th to 7th September. More information including the exhibition catalogue here.

22nd August 2019

Ruth Grindrod, who will be talking to the club in November (see the Programme) has an exhibition of Landscape Photography at Artspace Woodbridge, 64 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, IP12 1AL, open daily 10am-5pm. More information at

31st July 2019

News about the Exhibition: see here.

1st July 2019

This is a new version of the Framlingham Camera Club website. It contains most of the content from the previous site and some new stuff, but has been recreated using a new theme and the latest WordPress software and plugins, and no longer uses some older and unsupported technology of the previous site. For the time being, an archive copy of the old site is here, but not all the functions will work.

There may initially be some glitches in the new site for which I apologise, and I'll fix them as soon as possible. If you see any errors or omissions please contact Simon Garrett via the Contact page.

For Fram Camera Club members: If you had login access to the previous site, your login should still work. If your login doesn't work, or you've forgotten your login details, or you never had any then please let me know.