About Our Club

Located at the very heart of Romney Marsh, Kent in the Main Hall at St. Mary’s Bay Village Hall, Romney Marsh Photographic Club (formerly known as St. Mary’s Bay Camera Club) is just a few hundred metres from the sandy beach of St. Mary’s Bay and the A259 coast road. Our attractive modern building stands in its own grounds with car parking just outside the door and offers some of the best facilities of its kind on Romney Marsh. ...SEE CONTACT & MAP

Our season runs from September until May every Thursday evening from 8pm until 10pm with a short break for Christmas and New Year. We have access to the hall from 7.45pm. These evenings consist of either lectures on many different subjects, competitions, workshops or tutorials and the occasional social evening and buffet. In warmer months we occasionally have CLUB OUTINGS lasting for half or a whole day, sometimes local, sometimes further afield. ...SEE PROGRAMME

We are well-known within the Kent County Photographic Association, with which we are affiliated, and have members with all standards of expertise. Being a very friendly camera club, we do our best to help novices improve their techniques and knowledge of the art of photography.

In our club league competitions, all members are divided into either the A or the B Group, with new members automatically joining the more novice B Group (unless they are already more advanced).
In other competitions we all compete together.

For answers to other questions you may have, ...SEE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS


A year’s membership is £40. For the over 65s and people attending full-time education, it is only £35. You can visit the club for three evenings before joining.

A small charge of £1 per evening attended is made to help pay for the hall hire. Tea, coffee and biscuits are free.

What do your subs pay for?

Your annual and weekly payments go towards the running costs of the club which are forever increasing. These include:
• Weekly hire of the hall
• Insurance for equipment
• Public Liability Insurance
• Fees & travel expenses for lecturers/ judges
• New equipment when required

Our History

Romney Marsh Photographic Club (formerly known as St. Mary’s Bay Camera Club) was formed in 1997 by a group of local, like-minded photographers interested in digital photography. This was at a time when the digital camera was becoming more and more popular and starting to replace the traditional film camera.