Attending a Two Week Trial
Signing up for a Two Week Trial enables you to attend the club on a trial basis for 2 consecutive weeks. During a trial you can attend up to 2 Tuesday members evenings and 1 Thursday new members evening (subject to the events scheduled in the calendar). To check the evenings available, check out the calendar before you sign up for the trial, taking note of the new members group evenings and any closures for public holidays etc.
On your very first attendance, we look at out for you at registration and make sure one of our new members conveners (see below), has a chat to gives you an introduction to the club, so please arrive for the event 15 minutes before it starts, to sign in, etc.
The Thursday night new members group is great for integrating into the club as it’s a smaller group, so if you sign up at a time when your trial period includes one of these sessions, we recommend you attend.
We are a large club but friendly group of 119 members and we alway try to make sure you feel comfortable when you arrive.
The New Members Group Conveners
Questions before you sign up?
- Once you’ve added your details and payment is complete, you’ll receive a welcome email.
- You will also receive a payment receipt from us and from the payment service you selected.
- If you don’t receive any confirmation emails within 10 minutes of sign up, first check your spam folder, if nothing has been received, log back in and check that your email address is correct. If all of this is correct and you still haven’t receive any emails, contact the membership secretary.
Yes. A receipt for payment will be sent to you by email as soon as your membership is registered on the website. You will also receive a receipt from the payment service provider you selected when paying.
Your trial starts as soon as payment has been accepted and confirmed.
When you sign up for a two week trial, the trial period is for two consecutive weeks (fourteen consecutive days).
During your two week trial, you can attend any Members Evening or New Members Evening, that falls within the two week (fourteen day) period of your trial.
The majority of club events are free for members and anyone on a trial as the cost of the presenters is covered by the membership fees.
As we are a large club, we are fortunate that we attract high profile national and international photographers to come and present to us. Sometimes, these professionals come at a higher cost that cannot be covered by the membership fees alone. For these events we have to make a small additional entry fee that is payable by ALL members and anyone on a trial. The calendar states all events that incur this small cost.
Payment is required on attendance, by cash or card.
Note that attendance to these events is optional.
It’s only possible to attend a trial once. If you have already completed a trial and you want to attend the club again, the only option is to sign up for annual membership.
When signing up for annual membership within eight weeks of starting a trial, we deduct the amount paid for the trial from the annual membership fee.
We accept payment by PayPal or Credit/Debit card (using Stripe) only. This applies to fees for all types of membership and the two week trial.
You do not need to be registered or have an account with either PayPal or Stripe to make a payment using these services. Payment using either method is very fast, simple and secure process.
Whilst we can take payment for the above when you arrive at the club for registration, as we are a large club, it substantially decreases queueing time, if you pay online before you arrive at the club.
We DO NOT accept the following types of payment for membership fees: Standing Order, Direct Bank Transfer, Cheque or Cash.
For the username, enter something you will easily remember. It can be a mixture of letters, numbers and other characters but cannot contain spaces. Do not make it over complicated (like a password), as it should be easy to remember. DO NOT use your email address as your username.
Note that your username cannot ever be changed once it is set (hence the reason for not using your email address).
When you login you can then enter your username OR email address at the prompt (plus your password), to login.
If you have any questions about membership that you can’t find the answer to here, or in our help pages, please contact the membership secretary.
Attending the club after signing up
- If you sign up online, less than 3 hours before you attend the club, please bring proof of sign up with you, as you may need to show this to registration. This can be by showing a copy of your confirmation email on your mobile phone or device, or by bringing a printout of the email.
- When attending any club event you must always check in with registration when you arrive.
More help is available in our help guides.
The form below signs you up for a Two Week Trial
Note that you can only attend a two week trial once and only if you have not had any other club membership before.