THE Club has had a time. Firstly, we enjoyed the second halt of our landscape/open competition, this time for digital images. Judge Deborah Armour was provided with an evening of high-quality photos. In the landscape category, Steve Roberts took first place with Froggett Edge and second place with Dusk over Windermere, with third place going to Di Long with Pink Heather. After the break, the open category was hotly contested. In first place was Rainy Day by Tim Robinson, second went to Phil Robinson with Sssnap and Di Long was third with Not Bothered. But 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 thorn 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 ways Photoshop can be used. The first floor provided existing members with an opportunay to exhibit some of their photos. A fine dlsplay 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. Anyone interested in joining should contact the club secretary (details below). This week the club had a practical evening, learning about the art of Bakeh. Next week (December 9) the club has its Christmas social, and then a well-deserved break until the New Year. The club meets on Tuesdays at the Beacon Centre, Sea Street, 8 to 10pm (doors open at 7.45pm). Entrance is £2, which includes tea and biscuits. For details call Denise Smith, club secretary, on 07667 665554 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @HerneBayPhotoC, Facebook: HerneBayPhotoclub www.hbphotoclub.co.uk
Herne Bay Times, December 3rd 2014