You probably don't know much about us so hopefully this page will help you discover who we are, and have been........................for the past 45+ years!
The first substantiated mention of the existence of the Carrickfergus Camera Club was recently found in an email from a professional photographer from County Kerry. Her Grandfather was a member in the late 1940s!
The earliest records we have of the Club are of its meeting in the ICI factory in Kilroot (now closed) in the late 1960s, meetings in the Carrickfergus Boxing Club premises at Lancasterian Street and, from current club members, from 1974 where the club met in the old "clinic" buildings at Shaftsbury Park.
Since those early days the Club has remained as the leading outlet for keen amateur photographers in the area. The Club has moved through a number of venues over the years, but has always remained a focal point for all keen and prospective photographers in the local area.
Carrickfergus Camera Club has been a long-time member of the Northern Ireland Photographic Association (NIPA), affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) and a founder member of the East Antrim Photographic Union (EAPU), the oldest photographic association in the country.
We are proud to take a very active role in the local community supporting local events and promoting the area in conjunction with the Council and other local clubs. The club is also involved with a number of national sporting events providing a photographic service for the event organisers.
This is only a "snapshot" of the Carrickfergus Camera Club. There is a lot more to us. For more information please explore this web site. Also, you can find us on Facebook.