Club Rules & Policies
All Members must adhere to the Club Rules.
You can download a PDF of the full list of Club Rules here
We ask that you read the rules and ensure you are comfortable with them before you join the Club. For your convenience, we have also listed some of the most important and most common Rules and Policies below.
In order to use the studios, darkrooms and digital facilities members must first attend the appropriate accreditation session. See above.
ANYONE who has NOT BEEN ACCREDITED cannot use any of the Club’s facilities or equipment. This includes photographers’ assistants. Assistants must be members of the Club and hold the relevant accreditation if they will be shooting, adjusting lights or working with you in the darkroom.
Everyone who enters the Club must sign in and out at the Steward’s Reception desk.
There is NO FOOD consumption and NO ALCOHOL is allowed in all studios, darkrooms, digital suite and communal hallway areas.
You are welcome to use the kitchen or gallery as a breakout space.
All Club facilities must be left in a tidy state, and any spills, accidents or breakages must be reported to the Steward on duty immediately. Members may be liable for any associated costs.
There are no animals allowed in the Studio except domestic animals upon prior agreement with the Studio Secretary. No animals other than assistance dogs are allowed in any other part of the Club.
NO SHOES are allowed on the Colorama paper backdrops in either studio. If you require shoes as part of your shoot, you must clean the soles and/or tape them up with masking tape (not provided) before walking on the paper. Stewards reserve the right to charge members up to £10 per metre for paper not left in a useable state after your studio booking.
If you arrive at a studio and find that the paper is torn/dirty, you MUST notify the Steward immediately. ONLY STEWARDS ARE ALLOWED TO TRIM PAPER. If it is discovered that a member has cut the paper, s/he will be charged.
For health & safety reasons, members are not allowed to bring large groups of more than 10 people into the studios for photo shoots, nor are casting calls allowed to be run on the Club premises.
Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian when on the Club premises. The Club Steward may ask any youthful-looking models for proof of age.
All members and any associates (eg. models, make-up artists, etc) are expected to conduct themselves professionally at all times. Please be courteous by keeping noise levels down.
We adhere to all GDPR rules and ensure your data is always kept safe and secure. We will never share your details with any 3rd parties unless you have requested us to do so. We do not sell, distribute or share any of our member's details. All member details, even those of lapsed members are kept safe and secure and regularly monitored.
Frequently Asked Questions
The following is a list of quests we get asked all the time. We add to them from time to time. If there's a question not answered feel free to ring the Club on 0207 587 1809 and the Steward on duty will try to answer your queries.
See our Membership page for rates and information about becoming a member.
You don’t need an appointment; prospective members are welcome to come to the Club whenever we are open. If the facilities are not being used when you come, the steward who works on the front desk can show you around. If you would like to see a particular facility, you may want to phone the Club before coming, to ensure that the facility is empty when you plan to visit. The best time to come is usually during the day on weekdays, as evenings and weekends are the Club’s busy times.
You can also come along to one of our Club Nights. These are informal evening talks and social events, that anyone is welcome to attend.
All new members must complete accreditation for each facility you wish to use before you can book it. See above for accreditation details.
Because different Clubs/facilities have different equipment and rules, accreditation is a short session run by an experienced member and/or Committee member who will show you how to operate The Camera Club’s specific equipment setup. Accreditation is NOT a detailed training course, and it is not a test.
The Following costs are available to members only:
Studio 1 costs £15 an hour
Studio 2 costs £12 an hour
All darkrooms are £5 an hour
The Digital Suite is £5 an hour
All other services will show charges at the point of contact.
Currently, all lockers are rented out, and there is a waiting list for lockers. The rates for locker hire are £30 per year for small lockers, £60 per year for large lockers. However ask at the reception to see about availability.
There are currently no equipment hire services.
No, sorry. This also includes Assistants: anyone assisting a Member must also be a Member of the Club, too. We need to ensure that anyone handling any of the expensive photographic equipment in the Club has been Accredited to use it as dictated by our insurance policy.
The Camera Club is a membership-only organisation that is run entirely by volunteers from within the membership. You can find out more about the Club’s structure and our team of dedicated volunteers by contacting the Club President. Because there are no paid employees, we are able to offer exceptionally reasonable prices.