Want to join us?
You may have a few questions before you take the plunge and join Reflex Camera Club. Here, we'll try to answer some of the common questions we get asked.
We are known as Bristol's friendly camera club, you'll be sure of a warm welcome. You can attend three meetings before committing to become a full member (you just pay £1 per evening, or £3 if it's a guest speaker evening). For this nominal amount you'll have a great evening.
Who can join?
Reflex Camera Club is open to all. We have a large and varied membership at present - male, female, old and young. Our members also use a mixture of cameras - Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Pentax, Sony, Olympus - DSLR and mirrorless too. We have plenty of novices, and many experienced at taking landscapes, portraits, macro, street, event, animal and even astro photographs.
At Reflex you are sure to find someone using a similar camera to yourself, and with an interest in the same genre.
When & Where do we meet?
We currently meet on Thursday evenings from 19:30 hrs online using Zoom. This is due to the implications of the Covid-19 outbreak. We look forward to returning to Wicklea Academy in St. Annes, Bristol when it is safe and practical to do so.
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Visiting and trying Reflex
If you are considering joining Reflex you are welcome to attend three meetings before committing to becoming a member. We ask you pay just £1 on these trial evenings to cover our basic costs. (It's £3 for evenings when we have an external speaker).
How do I become a member?
Please drop us an email at to either join or let us know that you'd like to attend as a guest. We will then send you the Zoom meeting details and ensure we let you into the meeting. A committee member will be able to drop you a membership form and answer any additional questions you may have.
If you do decide to join us you’ll be asked to fill in a short membership form for our records. The details you enter are kept electronically within a database to which only a couple of committee members have access.
What does it cost?
We normally charge our membership annually in September. Given the uncertainty around when we will be returning to Wicklea Academy, we are charging £20 for membership up until Christmas. This is an all-inclusive price and grants the member(s) attendance at all Zoom meetings until Christmas. We need to charge this fee so the club is solvent in payable affiliated membership fees, Zoom account subscription and has money remaining to cover expenses for competition judges and fees for guest speakers.
Guests will continue to be charged on a weekly basis. They can either pay this charge personally or it can be paid by the member who invited them.
When do I need to pay?
Members who have been attending our online Zoom meetings since lockdown, will shortly receive an email from John detailing what they owe for attendance at previous meetings and what membership fee is required to continue attending online meetings until Christmas. This will also include details of the club bank account to transfer this money into.