Ribblesdale Camera Club’s plans for the winter season were discussed by members of the clubs committee and it was decided to introduce several new ideas, writes Ken Geddes.
The programme will be a mixture of talks, folios of the best competition entries in the area, club competitions and practical evenings, including portraiture and still life.
Competitions for prints and digital projections in both colour and black and white will be considered by judges from the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Unions list - but as an experiment, possibly one competition will be assessed by a professional photographer or journalist.
Many people like competitions as they like to see their images discussed and graded by experts as well as compete for annual trophies.
However, others would prefer just to hear the opinions on their work and tips for improvement, without the competitive element. This will encourage new members as well as imaginative or experimental images, not normal competition material. There is room for both groups on the same evening. Other evenings will feature guest expert photographers showing their work, as well as members giving shorter contributions.
The club meets at 7-30pm in the Pavilion at Grindleton every Tuesday evening (except Halloween) from September 12th to May 8th.
New members will be made very welcome, whatever their cameras or abilities.