Summer is in full swing and what could be better than a quiet afternoon with a good book? The latest title submitted for the Diagram Prize for the oddest titles of 2017 is “The Commuter Pig Keeper -: A Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Pigs when Time is your Most Precious Commodity” (Michaela Giles). Perhaps a book is not the answer; it is probably better to pick up your camera and go hunting for good photographs.
Go to our website, www.fordingbridgecameraclub.org.uk and get some brilliant ideas, There are some magnificent images there that will trigger your enthusiasm for photography. At our 60th Anniversary Spring Exhibition the Judge was asked how our members 'Favourite Images' were likely to be voted for by our visitors. His top 3 favourite images were; The Driving Force of Nature (Peter Street LRPS), Emerging From Morning Mist (Ann Mahany AFIAP, ARPS, CPAGB) and White Moth Orchid (Gemma Burden). In a close fought competition for the public’s vote their favourites were: Daisy Dreams (Mike Grigsby LRPS), Emerging from Morning Mist (Ann Mahany AFIAP, ARPS, CPAGB), Bumble Bee (Terry Turner), Coming Out (Yvonne Mitchell LRPS, CPAGB), Piccadilly Circus (David Fletcher LRPS, EFIAP, BPE1*) and Bramble (Richard AP Simon).
And who knows - you too could publish a book, perhaps entitled with a slightly misspelt title “Documeantary – A list of nasty nonfiction films”. An even better idea may be to come and visit our stand at local country shows throughout the summer; St Mary’s Church Festival and Ellingham Show. You can see samples of our work there and have the opportunity to tell us what you want from a camera club or even just to consider the photographs on display.
Summer is an ideal time for photography and all these local shows are good sources for photographs. You could even publish a second book, “Amaizon.com – A place to buy corny books” or go wild and write “Platitune”- an insipid pop song”.