Links & Info

We are a member of The L&CPU – Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union.

If you are interested in creating Audio Visual sequences have a look at the Wilmslow Audio Visual Group,  which meets online and on occasion in Wilmslow.

We are a member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain and the PAGB web site has some high level information about photography clubs in the UK.

The Real Camera Company have a large selection of used digital and film equipment of all formats, plus lenses, bags tripods etc. The staff are experienced, and at least 2 of them have photography degrees, others staff members were/are professionals working part time. With branches in Manchester and Liverpool, and also have an eBay site and postal service. They arrange repairs and do sensor cleaning.

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Our private Facebook group for club  members is at:

Members’ Web Sites

Michael Hilton

Phil Edwards – InstagramVeroFlickr

David Higton

David Royle

More soon we hope!


Nearly every member uses in Didsbury or Reddish, either via the shop or mail order. Their price for a top quality A3 or 16″x12″ is way cheaper than most photo print sites.  They have a useful page on preparing your images for printing along with printing tips, it is well worth a read.

If you’d like to watch a video on preparing images for printing, this from Mads Peter Iverson is highly recommended.


Some of our members do their own mounting which costs a £1 or two per print. Doing your own mounts is very satisfying and by the time you have bought your own mount cutter and done about made about 20 mounts you will  start making a big saving over having them done professionally.  By the time you have bought your own mount cutter and done about made about 20 mounts you will  start making a big saving over having them done professionally. (MB)

Precut mount boards and window mounts are available from many places, Paper Spectrum are one of the most competitive.

A simple way to attach prints is using Glu Dots, however just ask other members for their favourite method!


Most equipment is now purchased via the internet, but there are still some shops nearby. 

Wex  offers good service and is mainly mail order but does have a showroom in Manchester.

Wilkinson Cameras are also mail order and have showrooms in Chester, Warrington and Liverpool.

The London Camera Exchange has showrooms in Manchester and Chester, in addition to mail order.

Affinity Tutorials

Affinity Photo is an economical alternative to Photoshop and the club is providing advice and instruction at members’ evenings.

To learn more about Affinity Photo software, you can try the maker’s website, or Robin Whalley’s Lenscraft website (this also has Photoshop tutorials); and Olivio Sarikas on Youtube is also excellent.

You can download the pdf manual  from here.



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