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 Competitions

Annual Competition Print -16/09/22

Full Competition Gallery

Annual Competition PDI – 09/06/22

Full Competition Gallery

Programme of Events 2021/2022

Note: The Community Centre is booked for the days listed above and competitions and events will be advised as soon as availability of Judges and Speakers are confirmed. The same applies to Zoom Meetings.

View the full programme on the Programme page here

Speaker: Wayne Davey CPAGB BPE1

Show & Tell (Prints) Member’s Evening

Please bring along at least a couple of prints.

PDI Competition #1

Judge: Andy Wilson

Colour Print Competition #1

Judge: David Cundy

External photo evening – Old Leigh

1st night at new hall – Social Evening & Review of the previous week’s Leigh photos

Member Project – Low Light & Grey Days

Mono Print Competition #1

Judge: John Wrigley

Colour Print Competition #2

Judge: Colin Strong

PDI Competition #2

Judge: Paul O’Toole

Justin Minns – Interesting Stuff

Phil Savoie – “Principles of Photography”

Mono Print Competition #2

Judge: Gill Adams

Jane Lazenby – From Paintbrush to pixels

Christmas Break

Christmas Break

Christmas Break

Polina Plotnikova – Starting From a Blank Canvas

PDI Knockout Competition

Theme: “Dark” – Member Judged

David Clapp – Images With Impact

Light Trails, painting with light. Please bring your camera, torches and wellies!

Sharon & Rob Prenton Jones – At Home With The Prenton Joneses

Mono and Colour Print Competitions #3

Judge: Gill Adams

PDI Competition #3

Judge: Sam Auger-Forbes

Member’s evening – Portrait photography experimenting with speedlites and simple studio lighting – Keith Fenton. Please bring your camera!

Mike Bennett – Capture the Moment

Colour and Mono Print Competitions #4

Judge: Mike Fuller

Members’ Showcase

Essex Inter-club (9 clubs) – Judge Dr Julie Hutson

Team competition Part 1 – Shooting Night

Team Competition Part 2 – Judging

PDI Competition #4

Judge: Richard Burn

Easter Break

Tony North – The Art of Macro

Member’s evening – Macro photography – Tony Estcourt & Janet Harper

My shot, your edit

Challenge Trophy

Subject: Technology

Judge: Paul O’Toole


No Meeting due to Bank Holiday

Annual PDI Competition

Judge: Carol McNiven-Young

Annual Print Competition

Judge: Sam Auger-Forbes

News in Brief


Please note that we are no longer 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