The club has had a busy time. First was the second half of the landscape/open competition for digital images. Judge Deborah Armour was provided with an evening of high-quality photos. In the landscape category, Steve Roberts took 1st place with Froggett Edge and 2nd place with Dusk over Windermere, with 3rd place going to Di Long with Pink Heather. After the break, the open category was hotly contested. In 1st place was Rainy Day by Tim Robinson. 2nd went to Phil Robinson with Sssnap, and Di Long was 3rd with Not Bothered. The club’s main excitement was the showcase exhibition at the Bay Art Gallery. It was an amazing success, attracting dozens of visitors, with a number of them joining the club as new members. The main objective of the event was to provoke an interest in photography as a hobby. The ground floor was set up with a selection of mini displays showing the use of shutter speed and depth of field, how to compose a good image, and one of the ways Photoshop can be used.
The first floor provided members with an opportunity to exhibit some of their photos. A fine display of mounted and framed images was on show, covering an eclectic subject range including boats, flowers and sunsets. Throughout the exhibition the club offered discounted membership of £20 (normally £35) for anyone who signed up at the event. This was so successful the offer has been extended to December 9. This week the club had a practical evening, learning about the art of Bakeh. On December 9, the club has its Christmas social, and then a break until the New Year. The club meets on a Tuesday at the Beacon Centre, Sea Street, 8pm-10pm (doors open at 7.45pm). Entrance is £2. Contact Denise Smith – email firstname.lastname@example.org phone 07867 665554, or Twitter: HerneBayPhotoC, Facebook: HerneBayPhotoClub website www.hbphotoclub.co.uk
Herne Bay Gazette, December 4th 2014