Welcome to the BHCC, based in East Sussex in the UK.

The BHCC is a thriving photographic society with over 150 members of all ages and from all walks of life, interested in all aspects of photography – from film to digital, from traditional landscapes to contemporary images. Members' photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Our aim is to help photographers improve their image-making, both in terms of art and technique.

New members and visitors are very welcome. You can come and be our guests for a week or two, free of charge, to see if you'd like to join. (N.b. This invitation does not extend to those meetings with an entrance charge - See the diary for details). We look forward to seeing you!

This week at BHCC

Tuesday 24th November - Next Tuesday we have our second projected image evening, but not this time a competition. Entries will be appraised by Ken Scott ARPS, but not scored. Ken is a local photographer whose wide range of work includes landscape and nature, as well as more abstract subjects. He will offer a critique of each image, but no score, giving us a chance to enter diverse and even experimental subjects. As usual, entries need to be uploaded through the competitions section of the club's website, by midnight on Sunday.

Saturday 28th November - Annual Studio Workshop - "Vintage Fashion and Pin Up" -This year's studio workshop will take place on the 28th of November, at Wayne Grundy's house in Hove where he has a fully equipped studio. (Precise location details will be given to those that sign up). There will be two sessions 10-1 AM and 2-5 PM. Cost will be between £25-30 for one session of three hours shooting. We will have two models who will be bring vintage attire and will dress according to the groups' ideas to get the poses we want. There will be no nude or topless modelling. The models will work in one of two rooms, natural light loft and purpose made studio with lights and an installed 3.5m wide studio backdrop. We will have around 3 photographers in each room for 1.5 hours and then swap rooms, so you will get ample opportunity to shoot both models. You can see from the images on their PurplePort pages that they have quite a bit of experience and some great outfits! Ria Fend : http://purpleport.com/portfolio/ria%20fend/ Esma Shard : http://purpleport.com/portfolio/esme%20shard/ To book a place please notify David Gerrard (david.gerrard@ntlworld.com) and give him £10 deposit by Tuesday 24 November at the latest. On the day we will work out the precise cost but it will be between £25-30. David and Jean Gerrard's portraiture is well known to most members, and they will be on hand to offer technical and creative guidance.

10th December - Christams party - Tickets for the club's Christmas party on December 10th are now on sale, at £12 each. Please bring cash or a cheque payable to the club, so we can estimate numbers. The menu is: Rosemary roast potatoes, Bacon wrapped apples, Honey roasted Parmesan parsnips, Turkey ballontine with cranberry, Beef shin stuffed Yorkshires, Salmon rillette on walnut toast, Goats cheese, chestnut and beetroot tart. We will need to know numbers attending of course, so tickets will be available from next week. The cost is £12, guests are welcome. We buy our own drinks as we go.

Photographs by BHCC members

Fur Seal by Claude  Lester

Fur Seal

Claude Lester
1/640s f/6.3 ISO160 420mm

Waiting by Vita  Wiehl


Vita Wiehl
1/3s f/5.0 ISO200 51mm

enjoying a day out in Worthing by Peter  Charnaud

enjoying a day out in Worthing

Peter Charnaud
1/1600s f/11.0 ISO1000 15mm

At Goodwood by Chantal  Lonsdale

At Goodwood

Chantal Lonsdale
1/1000s f/13.0 ISO400 75mm

Pipe dream by Philip  Robinson

Pipe dream

Philip Robinson
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Milan Station by Richard  Evea

Milan Station

Richard Evea
1/8s f/10.0 ISO320 14mm

VINTAGE SHOP CEILING by Chantal  Lonsdale


Chantal Lonsdale
1/20s f/4.0 ISO1600 10mm

When you've gotta go... by Steve J  Boyle

When you've gotta go...

Steve J Boyle
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Random photographs from our recent competitions – click these to see larger versions. Reload this page for a new selection of photographs.

You can find links to our recent competitions and see all the images over on the members’ page.

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