Posted by on 19 Mar, 2020 in General Notice | 0 comments

Hello members, as we have cancelled meetings and activities for the foreseeable future, we are looking into ways of keeping our interest in photography alive and connecting online.

Three online services come to mind, but we are reluctant to choose one without consulting with the whole community about which one suits the majority of members.

All three are free and quite simple to use. If you are unfamiliar with any of them please read the information below and view the examples.

Whichever option we choose, the Club’s website will still be the primary point of access with links taking you to the online service we choose.

This survey will close on Saturday.

Click here to vote

Further information about each option is below:


Our club’s Facebook group:


  • Many of us have an account already and access it regularly
  • We already have a closed BCC group we could post in


  • If you have an account it is necessary to request to join the BCC group
  • Some do not have accounts on Facebook for ethical or privacy reasons


It is a social networking site where you make friends, etc, just like Facebook. Our club’s photos:


  • Simple to use.
  • Quite a few of use have one already
  • It is a great forum to share photography
  • We already have an Instagram hashtag for our club (#bendigocameraclub)
  • Once you join, it is a simple matter of adding that hashtag to your post for it to show up in the club’s feed


  • Not all of us use it
  • Have to remember to add ‘”#bendigocameraclub” to the description and spell it correctly
  • Works best on the Instagram app on a mobile device, with fewer features on a browser on a pc
  • Your Instagram posts will be visible to all of your Instagram friends


We already use if for sharing files. For example: Be inspired by a painting. You get to view the images, but it wants you to sign in before you can leave comments or upload your own images.


  • Simple to use
  • We already use it for distributing files to members
  • You can view the dropbox image gallery without installing the app
  • You can also use it for personal cloud storage. Once installed it looks just like another folder on your computer. The app allows you to easily store files to share with your phone and other devices.


  • You need to create an account to be able to add images to the dropbox image gallery
  • To use it for personal cloud storage you need to install Dropbox on every device you want to access the files on