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With the gathering uncertainty of the spread of the Covid 19 virus variants and not knowing whether speakers and judges will wish to attend when their booked date arrives, or which members will wish to attend in person, building a program for live or hybrid events is virtually impossible. Consequently all competitions, talks and members' evenings will be held online for the season September 2021 to April 2022.

We will update this information as we can.

Are you a photographer wishing to develop your photographic skills? You may be just starting out in photography or you may be a seasoned enthusiast.  Wherever you are in your journey, if you want to develop your interest, we may be the place for you. We are a friendly & inclusive group of people who share a passion for taking photographs.

The club is based in Burgess Hill. We meet on Monday evenings, from 7:45 pm to 10 pm, September to April. For the season 2021/22, all club Monday evenings are planned to be online via Zoom. Membership for the season costs £30.

Buy a Ticket

Non-members are invited to buy tickets to our speaker events. Generally charged at £5 per ticket; the cost of previous purchases are set off against membership fees. 

  • 27th September 2021
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Caroline gained her LRPS in 2015 and in 2019 became a photographic judge and now judges across the UK. Her journey has taken her into the world of visual language, visual design and the psychology of how we interpret the visual world around us and led her to reject the concept of rules altogether, thinking (more…)

Club Activities

The club offers many photography related activities, as well as some purely social events. All activities are optional so members can opt to take part in those elements of the programme that interest them. Activities include:

External Speakers

During each season we invite around a dozen or so photographers who are accomplished in their chosen photographic genre to talk around a selection of their images. These talks are both inspirational and informative.

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Monthly Competitions

There are six ranking competitions each season, scored by an external judge, the results of which are cumulative on a league table basis. Competitions are for both projected and printed images. The leagues are split into ability classes.

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Standalone Competitions

During each season there are several 'standalone' competitions which have outright winners based on the individual images submitted for that competition. These are judged by an external judge. Themes usually include 'Sussex', 'Nature', or 'Panel'. The finale of the season is the 'Picture of the Year' competition.

Internal Workshops

Several times a season an evening is devoted to an internal workshop where we share knowledge and practice particular technical skills. These evenings have featured image mounting, post processing, portraiture and close-up photography.

Interclub Competitions

Each season we hold interclub competitions with local clubs. Sometimes with is one other club. Each December the contest with Crawley Camera Club and East Grinstead Camera Club. The purpose of these events is to have fun in a photographic environment. The event is refereed by an external judge.

External Competitions

MSCC is affiliated to the Sussex Photographic Federation (SxPF), The Surrey Photographic Association (SPA), The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) and The Regnum Crouch Group. These provide access to competitions each year, giving members' images a wider audience and a higher level of competition.

External Events

During the summer months small group outings are arranged with a member with knowledge of a particular photography location, for example Pulborough Brooks. In the main these outings are mid-week, with the occasional weekend event.

Portrait Group

The club owns high-quality studio equipment which is used by the group to photograph a different model at each session. The Portrait Group meets monthly during the season on a Friday evening.

In the Members' Area

The website' Members' Area is a rich collection of information including 'how to', 'where to' and 'when to' documents, notices and recordings of external speaker lectures. Access requires that you log in as a member. Other content included news of upcoming events and articles: Wildlife Photography Equipment, Focus Stacking, Astro Photography. Speaker videos cover Abstract, B&W Fine Art, Working with Textures and Long Exposure Photography.

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Sussex Photography Locations

Sussex Photography Locations is a new tool that provides detailed information of locations combined with the power of Google Maps to provide live directions when used on a mobile device.

Community Chat

The place to find the latest MSCC news about the club, events and share opinions and ideas.

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Speaker Event Recordings

Re-experience recordings of some of the Zoom Events from 2020 and 2021.