A pictorial feast of photographic images - from portraiture and travel to sports and nature - will be on offer in Batley from this weekend.
Around 100 prints, created by members of Batley’s Camera Club, are in the organisation’s annual exhibition at the town centre art gallery.
Both long-serving members of the club and newcomers - around 30 in total - have submitted work for the 62nd show.
Batley Camera Club was founded more than a century ago when photography was still in its infancy. Today, however, members have embraced digital photography and use the latest computer technology in pursuit of the perfect picture.
Secretary Ian Perry explained: “Digital technology has made it a lot easier and cheaper to get a decent picture and I don’t know of anyone in the club now who takes film.
“We have all sorts of tutorials and talks to improve technique. You can always pick something new up, even if you are experienced.”
Teacher Gerry Quinn, the club’s president, says he joined the organisation three years ago in order to improve his skills.
“I bought my first DSLR camera about five years ago, prior to that I was just a ‘happy snapper’, “ he said. “I have been using digital cameras in school from the early days of digital and wanted to do better. My photography has moved on a lot.”
The club is holding an open evening tonight between 6pm and 8pm, when visitors can meet and chat to members.
It runs a series of practical sessions throughout the year from its base at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Denison Street, Batley. Check out the website, www.batleycameraclub.com for further details.
The exhibition is open until early June.
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