Carers’ Camera Club

Find out more about our camera club run by carers for carers.

Photography is a wonderful way for unpaid carers to have a break from their caring responsibilities and to be creative. The Carers’ Camera Club provides an opportunity for carers to meet in a safe, informal, relaxed and supportive environment where they can develop their creativity and learn more about photography and associated skills.

The Carers’ Camera Club is different to a typical camera club. The Club has members with a wide range of skills, equipment and experience, ranging from those using mobile phones to those who use DSLRs and image processing software.

Ordinarily, we meet mid-morning once a month in Hatfield, but our members come from all parts of the county. There is a photo challenge at each meeting where we offer one another supportive comments and critiques. We also have occasional outings. There are several members who cannot attend the meetings but who keep in touch by email. Email is our main way of communicating with one another.

The Carers’ Camera Club is open to unpaid carers who are registered with Carers in Hertfordshire. If you are interested in joining, please contact Carers in Hertfordshire on 01992 58 69 69 or by emailing contact@carersinherts.org.uk. They will then pass on your details to the Club coordinator.

The Carers Camera Club is holding its fourth exhibition entitled “Another Day in the Life”, in June 2023 at The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 8HL. On display will be a selection of photographic images from current, and some bereaved, carers. Some of the images will show what life with caring responsibilities is like as well as creative and artistic photographs. This exhibition will include images from the group’s previous exhibitions in 2015, 2018 and 2022. A brochure was produced to accompany the group’s previous exhibition which includes many of the images currently on display together with information about the journey leading up to the exhibition and the photographers who took part.  You can download a copy of the brochure below.