As the wonderful Christmas lights come down in Fordingbridge and the fun of Christmas is forgotten we need to consider what we should do now to enhance dreary winter.
Could we ask our vegetarian friends, “If we shouldn’t eat animals, why are they made of meat?” No, not a good idea. What we need to brighten up the winter nights is obvious, join the Fordingbridge Camera Club.
We meet at Avonway Community Centre at 7.30pm on alternate Wednesdays. Our website has our programme for the season. It is a mixture of talks by visiting top photographers, coupled with opportunities to show your work and have it commented on by experienced photographic judges. In addition to our regular meetings, we are devoting many evenings to Practical Photography, a group to help members who are new-comers to photography. These sessions have proven to be very popular but are only open to club members. Further good news is that anyone joining the club on or after 1st February will get 50% off their subscription for this season.
Good photographs come from developing an eye for a picture and viewing a wide range of other people’s images. The wider the range of images you see the more your imaginative your work can become.
If you want to see work of a high standard, join us at the Town Hall on Wednesday 3 April. We are holding the 2013 Fordingbridge Challenge and photographic clubs from the South will be competing, showing their best images. These will be projected onto the very large screen and will be judged by Leo Rich, a top photographer, commenting on the strengths, and weaknesses, of each image - a learning experience for beginners and experienced photographers.
Visitors (£3) are welcome.