ABOUT US

Benoni Camera Club is held today in high regard in South African photographic circles, competing very successfully in inter‐club competitions, and its members have numerous successes on the Salon circuit.

Benoni is proud to have among its membership photographers who have achieved the highest level of honour bestowed by PSSA, who are always willing to coach and guide the newer members.

We hope that our club can continue to offer its members growth, excitement and fulfillment in the pursuit of their hobby.

Our Mission

…to promote all aspects of the photographic arts and to educate, aid and benefit, by mutual cooperation, those interested in photography and the photographic arts in and around Benoni, East Rand.

We are a group of photographers bound together by our love of photography and the photographic arts.

BCC membership is diverse with varying interests and experience levels in both digital and film photography. 

The core operation and management of the Club is carried out by a combination of Committee Members. We strive to run the Club as professionally and efficiently as a commercial enterprise.

History

Benoni Camera Club is a non‐profit club catering primarily for the amateur photographer. The club is open to all persons interested in the art and science of photography, regardless of background or profession.

The club has its origins in the English Electric Photographic Society, which voted to open membership to the public on 1 March 1956.

In January 1958 it merged with the Burmco and Delfos clubs and absorbed the membership of Boksburg Camera Club which closed down in November 1957. Finally,   at the AGM on 20 March 1958 the members voted to rename the club to The Benoni Camera Club.

In the early days, there were very few judges available on the East Rand, and the club affiliated to the Johannesburg Photographic Society who provided guidance in the development of the club.

Members

Without Members, there is no Camera Club.

We are proud to say that our membership covers many nationalities, different ages, male and female, professional and beginner photographers.

We are incredibly grateful to those members who go above and beyond,  who voluntarily give to the Club by holding talks, workshops or even just giving advice to newbies. A big thanks to all of you.

If you are a member or are considering joining the Club, we would encourage you to think about whether you would like to become involved with the Club as a Committee member.

We welcome organised, dedicated, flexible and open-minded candidates, so please let an existing Committee member know if you meet these criteria and would like to help make the Club an exciting and positive place to be.

What the Club offers

Members are offered a unique blend of competition, comradeship, education and training in the art and skills required to produce great pictures. This is done through monthly grading competitions, usually accompanied by a lecture by a visiting judge, annual competitions and inter-­‐club competitions, and through workshops and outings to places of interest.

Monthly “grading” competitions are run, in which members can submit work for critique and scoring. The scores are used for annual awards and count towards promotion requirements, whereby a member progresses to higher levels of competition.

Workshops, practical assignments, set subject competitions and outings are arranged from time to time in order to introduce members to different subjects and techniques. This goes a long way to developing their photographic skills, since the clubs’ top workers and invited lecturers are used, with personal tuition where required to help the photographer grasp the situation.

Benoni Camera Club has also run several salons, achieving record entries from participants and receiving complements for the high standard attained.

The Committee

The Club Committee is a small group of nominated and elected volunteers, each of whom has a specific area of responsibility.

From managing finances, to looking after the equipment, to processing memberships and even down to the essential details like ensuring there is enough food for our meetings, each Committee Member plays a critical role in the Club’s livelihood.

NORTHFIELD METHODIST CHURCH, BENONI

Contact Numbers

PRESIDENT
Amy Ansell 011 421-0992

CHAIRMAN
Shane Else 083 655-1137
shane@benonicameraclub.co.za

E-mail the Club:
info@benonicameraclub.co.za

WEBMASTER
Belinda Ueckermann
belinda@benonicameraclub.co.za

Visit Us

When and Where
Meetings held every

1ST WEDNESDAY
of the month

Meeting Times
18h30 for 19h00 PROMPT

Photovault deadline:
Sunday 12 midnight before meeting

Address
Northfield Methodist Church,
Cnr Aerodrome Road & Webb Street, Benoni