Horndean Camera Club welcoming new members

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Prize-winning photo Emma's Dream by Jenny Hart
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Newcomers of all abilities are invited to join Horndean Camera Club for its new season, which starts tomorrow.

The club opens its doors for its first weekly meeting tomorrow at 7.45pm at Catherington Village Hall.

Members are looking forward to an exciting programme of talks, demonstrations, competitions and social events.

After five years, Steve Woolcock has retired as chairman of the club, with Geoff Lambert taking over his position.

Geoff said: ‘Steve is an inspirational photographer and has led the club superbly over the recent years.

‘We are fortunate that he will continue as training officer, and help develop the photographic skills of our new and existing members.’

The club programme will include talks on both the creative and technical sides of photography, and on using the standard digital image processing software.

There will be specialist talks by experienced photographers on the subjects of urban landscapes and architecture.

Other talks include portraiture techniques, small animal photography, and some lighter topics such as a local photographic history.

To get independent feedback on work, there will be the usual internal and external league competitions with other clubs in the area.

Geoff added: ‘There will be something for beginners and experienced members. For the beginners, there is training on the basic rules of composition and the use of light.

‘We don’t forget the technical aspects of taking pictures either.

‘The club is now approaching its 60th anniversary, having been formed in 1956, and we want to make this a really special year.

‘New members will be especially welcome, you just need to turn up on the night.

‘You don’t need to have an expensive camera and lots of accessories to take part in any of our activities – although you might want to splash out a bit after you’ve seen what some of them can do!’