Photography club’s first exhibition staged at Croydon

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In Focus . . . Camera Club members Ron Veint (left) and Alan Ritchie enjoy the exhibition at the Croyden Aviation Heritage Centre. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

The Gore Camera Club held its first photography exhibition at the Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre last week .

Club secretary Alison Moore said members were excited to see their images on display.

“People got a buzz from seeing their pictures hung on the wall and framed.”

The exhibition will run from February to March.

About 30 club members and their family members attended the event.

The photographs on display were taken by members of the club and included birds, flowers, portraits and landscape.

“Our members have a diverse interest in various types of photography and this is shown by the images on display at the exhibition.”

Snapshots on display in the exhibition came from photos entered in the previous years’ monthly competitions.

Every month the club met and a new theme was introduced for the photo competitions.

Images were then judged by national photographers from either Wellington or Dunedin and feedback was given back to participants.

“There is an A, B and C grade, so participants can improve and get better with their photography skills.”

Subcommittee member Pauline Allen said activities held through the club created opportunities for photographers to get out of their comfort zone.

It allows members to learn things they otherwise would never experience, she said.

“We’ve done trips to Owaka, Balclutha and Invercargill.

“So we all go out there and take photos of the scenery and we just get creative.”

The club had about 40 members and was always open to new members, she said.

“We are definitely an inclusive group and the club is open to people of all ages.”