• John Knipe

29 August - New season opens in BHCC

Ballynahinch Camera Club held its first meeting of the new season last Thursday evening (29 August) in Edengrove Presbyterian Church Hall . Club Chairman Terry Hanna welcomed both new and old members to the club.

The programme of events for the 2019/20 season was outlined. It is hoped that the programme has a good mix of hands-on, educational and social activities to appeal to all levels of photographic ability. All members, from the most experienced to the totally inexperienced, were encouraged to submit images for the various photo clinics and competitions which will be held during the year. Most of the competitions are 'open', but the two themed rounds this year are 'Landscapes' and 'Transport' so there is plenty of scope for creativity.

Terry gave a very informative talk on photographic composition and club secretary, Frances Price, demonstrated how photographic prints could be mounted in preparation for competitions. During the evening a short slide show depicting the club’s very enjoyable weekend to Sligo in May was shown.

Committee member, Gary Cowan, has been working hard over the summer on redesigning the club’s website. It has a whole new look and a new address – Gary admits it will take a few weeks to get it completely populated with information and images, but from the start it will have all the essential information needed by both new and existing members.

The speaker at next week's meeting is renowned landscape photographer Chris Ibbotson This promises to be a very interesting and informative evening.

BHCC always welcomes new members (under 18s should be accompanied by an adult). Further details can be obtained from the club's website, or just come along any Thursday evening. You will be made most welcome.

'Splash' by Terry Hanna. One of the images which helped BHCC be placed third in the 2018/19 competitions.


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