What is a Camera Club?

About NPC

The National Photography Club (NPC) is a photography club in Pretoria. Once every month on a Monday Evening the members of the club attend a club event if they so wish. During weekends/holidays and some weekdays, NPC also hosts photography workshops and social events trying to bring the club members together. All club events are optional, and members attend with their families of their own will.

How does it work?

NPC club events are once a month, usually on the second Monday of each month. All of the dates are as follows:

Event Dates 2024:
22 January
19 February
18 March
22 April
20 May
17 June
22 July
19 August
16 September
21 October
18 November

Each member gets the chance to enter a total of 1 photograph in 3 categories with no more than one category a total of two photographs. Each month we have a Set-Subject, the Set Subjects are currently as follows:

Date:Set SubjectManipulation
22 JanuaryTravellingNo
19 FebruaryOpen / Anything Goes (AGM)Yes
18 MarchProduct PhotographyYes
22 AprilFashionYes
20 MayEventsNo
17 JuneFoodYes
22 July
19 August
16 September
21 October
18 November

Once a member has paid their yearly Club Fees, they can Enter the Club events by using Photovault. To access Photovault you can email Wendy Birch to get registered on Photovault.

Download the Photovault Manual below if you are not sure how to enter images for the club evening.

How do I enter the Club Event?

At the club event, there will be one judge from a different Club in South Africa that will judge the entered photographs and give educational feedback on how to improve your photography skills.

At NPC we use a Point System that helps you progress in the club and improve your photography skills. The point system works on a star-based system. Each member starts at 1 Star and can climb the ladder up to 5 Star. each star category has certain criteria on how to move on to the next star category. These criteria are a combination of Club points that get awarded to you during club evenings, and Salon points that get awarded to you when entering Salons.

For more information regarding the Promotion Requirements, download the requirements document below for a detailed explanation.

Where are the Club evenings?

Club evenings are held at Hatfield Christian Church in Pretoria. There is also a live-stream event hosted on YouTube. If you require more information regarding the venue. Feel free to contact us for more information.

NPC Rules and Constitution

To learn more about the NPC constitution, you can download the file below for a soft copy.