About Us

Bollington Photographic Group is a friendly, welcoming group for everyone interested in photography whether they are beginners using a camera phone or professionals using digital SLR’s. Unlike some camera clubs based around running competitions (although we also have an informal monthly competition – it’s not compulsory!) we are an informal group of like-minded individuals who simply enjoy taking photographs in and around our community. For further information please contact us following the link at the base of this page.

Regular monthly meetings are held at the Turners Arms and each year there are seasonal organised photo walks in the surrounding area. In addition, members may wish to actively participate in local events such as the Bollington Festival which is held every few years.

Benefits of Membership

As a FULL MEMBER, you may post your images on our wall, and take part in group activities. You may participate in forum discussions and send and receive instant messages to other members. You have LIVE NOTIFICATION sent to you of other members’ activity, you are encouraged to create and participate in our special interest groups. Members are eligible for DISCOUNTS in our on-line shop, FREE ENTRY to bookable meetings*  and full access to the Photogroup Knowledge Hub (our premium photographic information and learning aids resource).

We look forward to welcoming both old and new members,  to become part of the new Bollington Photographic Group., so please sign up NOW.

History of the Group

Simon Nottage had the idea of producing a photo book of images from the 2005 Bollington Festival. The problem was finding photographs of suitable quality. Janet Beech had recently retired and had helped with the Festival Box Office. Janet had a camera and plenty of enthusiasm. With no photography group in Bollington We wondered if there would be enough local interest to start one.

In 2007 an opportunity presented itself – there was an open meeting at the Arts Centre to recruit volunteers for the 2009 Festival. The idea was pitched to the audience and a sign up sheet circulated. From this we got our first recruits. Our group held its very first meeting in September 2007. We originally called ourselves Bollington Festival Photography Group.

Our mission statement is to “document the life and locations of Bollington”. Back then we had monthly themes and meetings and were introduced to the mysteries of Flickr as a way to review our efforts. Now in our eleventh year most of that initial group are still together. New members join us periodically and despite a diverse mix of talents, we have become firm friends.


A new way forward...

Documenting the Lives and Locations of Bollington"

We look forward to welcoming both old and new members,  to become part of the new Bollington Photographic Group., so please sign up NOW.

A new way forward has presented itself, and with it, our new name and logo, a brand new web site and undoubtedly some new challenges along the way. Exciting times indeed!

Fast forward to today…

Pandemic lockdowns are thankfully behind us. We again have the freedom to enjoy meeting up, bound by a shared passion. We are re-inventing ourselves and embracing social media and the latest technological communication advances.