Welcome to our site.

Founded in 1929 and still going strong today, our aim is to promote the art of photo imagery.

Whether you are just starting out with a camera or are an expert, you are always welcome at Leigh on Sea Camera Club.

We meet on Thursday evenings at St Michael’s Church, SS7 2UW at 7.45 pm (please see the map on our Contact page). As well as a full range of open and specialist subject competitions, the Club has a variety of lectures to suit all photographic tastes. In addition, we run instructional evenings and social events, including occasional day trips.

Last Competition.

Print Colour/Mono #4 – 23-May-2024

Full Competition Gallery

Programme of Events 2023/2024

View the full programme on the Programme page here

Welcome to the camera club for 2023-2024.

Welcome & presentation of trophies for 2022-2023.

Print Competition #1

Judge: Christopher Hands

PDI Competition #1

Judge: Wayne Davey

Practical evening

Still Life – Chris Lawrence

Guest Presentation

Steve Hedges – East Anglia, a photographers journey

Print Competition #2

Judge: Andy Smith

PDI Competition #2

Judge: Helen Taylor

Pecha Kucha & Christmas drink & nibbles

Club Presentation

Infrared (IR) with Phil Stepney

Triptych & Diptych evening with Richard Swinscoe and Keith Fenton

Looking at Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Chris Lawrence & Richard Swinscoe

PDI Competition #3 (Theme) Challenge Cup – Urban Life

Judge: Paul Radden

Print Competition #3 (Theme) Challenge Cup – Urban Life

Judge: Nick Bowman

Club Presentation

Essex Inter-club Challenge – 6 images from each club: Southend, Chelmsford, Benfleet & Leigh.

Judge: Martin Patten

Knockout Competition PDI (Theme) Passage of Time

Club Presentation

Phone Shots

Competition Evening with our guests from The Netherlands

Judge: Andrew Smith

PDI Competition #4

Judge: Gill Adams

Team Competition (Scavenger Hunt)

Meeting at Southchurch Park

(Bad weather reserve date – 18th May 2024)

Print Competition #4

Judge: Roy Essery

Guest Presentation – Wildlife Photography

Tracey Lund Photography

Annual Competition – PDI Review

Judge: TBA

Annual Competition – Print Review

Judge: TBA

Practical Evening & Judging of Team Competition

Judge: Internal

AGM & Social Evening

Presentation of Trophies

News in Brief


Please note that we no longer meet at Leigh-on-Sea Community Centre. Our new club meeting hall is located at:

St Michael’s Church
St Michael’s Rd
Daws Heath
Benfleet SS7 2UW