The Bournemouth Electric Camera Club is a friendly club, with a full program of photographic talks, competitions and workshops.  We are dedicated to helping photographers to improve their technical skills and create better pictures in a fun and friendly environment.

The Camera Club was formed in 1953 and was joined by the Bournemouth Photographic Society in 2014.  For a brief history of the two clubs, please download these files:

Bournemouth Electric Camera Club - A Short History.pdf
100 Years of Bournemouth Photographic Society.pdf

The Camera Club meets every Wednesday, except for the first Wednesday of the month, at the Bournemouth Electric Sports and Community Club in Broadway Lane.  We occasionally meet at different locations some weeks during the year to take photographs or hold social events.  Further details can be found on the Programme page.

Without members, there would be no Bournemouth Electric Camera Club.  We are proud to say that our membership covers many ages from 18 to 80+, male and female, professional and beginner photographers.  We are incredibly grateful to those members who go above and beyond, such as those who voluntarily give to the Club by holding talks, exhibitions or making the tea or coffee on a Wednesday night, a big thank you to all of you.

We welcome people who are interested in photography whether they are an experienced professional or a novice first camera owner.  Maybe you haven't purchased your camera yet, have a chat with our members who may be able to point you in the right direction and hopefully saving you money in the long run.

Come and share our enthusiasm of still photography and hear our knowledgeable speakers on photographic subjects, participate in competitions for all abilities.  All visitors and prospective members are welcome.

The current membership fees are:  Under 65:   £55.00
                                                        65+:            £45.00
(includes membership to the main club - Bournemouth Electric Sports & Community Club) 

The Camera Club’s address is:

Broadway Park
Broadway Lane
BH8 0AA                              Google Map Link



BECC Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Bournemouth Electric Camera Club is a not-for-profit photography club that collects personal data for membership administration and club activities including, but not limited to, competitions, exhibitions and excursions.




Mike Moores

07850 335746


Viv Jones

07739 232187

Hon Secretary

Nick Leonard

07752 924238

Hon Treasurer

Nigel Stride

07856 598057

Competition Secretary

Berenice Moores

07901 556016

Programme Secretary

Mike Moores

07850 335746

SAPA Representative

Viv Jones

07739 232187

SCPF Representative

Mike Moores

07850 335746

Membership Secretary

Nik Carter

07786 445233


Mike Pottle

07973 731760