Welcome to Newton Abbot Photographic Club

Join us for photography, fun, and fellowship, where we can learn from the experience of others, share our knowledge and be inspired.

We are keen to welcome new members, whether you are an experienced photographer or a complete beginner.  You are welcome to attend two meetings as a guest before deciding to join.

When not in this situation with Covid-19, we meet on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start, from September to April, at the Courtenay Centre, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2QA

In the meantime, our meetings are successfully continuing via Zoom. 

If you would like to know more about us please click on this link:

Contact Us link.


The Courtenay Centre

Normally we meet at the Courtenay Centre, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot from 7.00 pm on Tuesdays from September to April.

Ample Parking - Onsite FREE PARKING and a walkway through from the adjoining Cricket Field Car Park (also FREE after 6 pm.)

Full Disabled Access - The Courtenay Centre has full disabled access from the main entrance, with ramps and a lift for wheelchairs and mobility scooters and accessible toilet facilities. There is also a hearing loop installed.


Tea, coffee with a choice of biscuits are served during the break at a nominal cost half way through the evening.


Membership for 2020-2021 is £30 per person, reduced due to Covid-19.
Student membership will be charged at £10 per person, while meeting via Zoom.


2020 – 2021 Programme

Our 2020 -21 season began well, especially considering the continuing difficult circumstances. Many of us have been getting used to and enjoying meeting one another each week via the medium of Zoom. Those meetings have now become really quite slick and easy. We have enjoyed guest speakers, four monthly competitions, a critique evening and a members’ projects evening.   Most recently we have enjoyed the President’s evening, where our President showed us some outstanding Audio Visuals.  We hosted the PDI Challenge Shield annual competition, in which around seventy participants from the four competing clubs, NAPC, Plymouth, Kingsbridge and Ivybridge, enjoyed each other’s company for almost two hours, as NAPC were pushed into second place by Plymouth in a closely fought contest. The overall image quality was outstanding and it was good to see and hear friends from some of our neighbouring clubs. Much work has been put into the running of these meetings and whilst they are perhaps not quite as sociable as meeting in person, they do nevertheless succeed in keeping the Club intact and functioning extremely well, maybe even better than some expected.

Indoor Meetings

Fortunately, the smooth operation of our Zoom meetings lessens the impact of us being forced to abandon our programme of indoor meetings for the rest of this season. The pandemic and the government measures now in place make it unlikely we will be able to reconvene face to face for some time indoors, so it is fortunate that we have become so practised with Zoom and that over 90% of our guest speakers and judges have agreed to present to us in that format.


We would still like to invite new Members to the Club, so if anyone is interested, please contact us via the contact link.  You are welcome to join us for a couple of weeks to see what we are about, before you need to decide whether to join.


Chris Brown


Newton Abbot Photographic Club – February 2021