WE are a club of keen photographers based in Warrington who all want to improve our skills.

The club has more than 40 members of varying ages and levels of photographic experience – our membership varies from beginners to the very keen.

The club provides a relaxed forum for meeting new friends, improving (and showing off) your images, discussing techniques and sharing experience.

We run a varied programme throughout the year that includes talks by guest speakers, practical sessions, social nights, and competitions. For example, club members recently visited Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden one evening for a photo shoot, and we have just had a very informative talk by a couple of our members on close up/macro photography.

The club has close links with other voluntary groups in the community and have been involved with the Warrington Woman’s Action Group, Warrington YMCA night shelter, Disability Awareness Day (DAD), Warrington Collegiate, The North West Wheelchair Tennis Association, Warrington Athletics Club and the I-Witness theatre group among many others.

These links offer our members a mix of potential photographic opportunities and, by sharing the resulting pictures with the organisations involved, a chance to return something to the community.

You may have seen our members’ work in the St Rocco’s Hospice calendar, for which we provide photographs on their chosen theme each year.

Whether you are just getting started with photography, or have many years of experience, you will find a friendly welcome and a chance to share your passion for photography at the WDCC.

You can try out a meeting or two for free before you decide if you would like to sign up as a full member.

The club meets every other Monday on the first floor of Grappenhall Community Centre (Bellhouse Lane, Grappenhall, WA4 2SJ), and there is a sociable discussion in the bar after the meeting.

For details of our programme, visit thewdcc.org.uk.

For more details or any enquiries, contact chairman David Edwardson at snappyviking@gmail.com or wdcc@live.co.uk.