Alton Camera Club is looking forward to its 77th season of photography – and is welcoming new and old members with an exciting programme ahead.

As a member of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF), the club has access to a wide range of judges and speakers, with presentations from experienced photographers.

Practical workshops are held throughout the season with hands-on demonstrations and expert advice on various techniques and genres of photography including – but not limited to – portraiture, macro, still-life, nature, landscape and street photography.

A club spokesman said: “The opportunity to enter friendly club competitions every month, where digital images and prints are assessed by qualified judges who score and provide constructive feedback, ensures members’ photography is continually improving and gaining recognition.

“We also enter images into regional SCPF competitions.

“We have a thriving bi-monthly field trip programme with past trips including Highgate cemetery, Brighton and autograss racing at Four Marks.

The 2023-24 programme has been finalised and we’re excited to welcome three speakers in September.

“Our first visiting lecturer is Tony Worobiec who will explain The Art of Composition. Jeanette Lendon of Jet Black Squares will reveal tips and tricks to get those creative shots from smartphone cameras to create stunning images and video content and Kev Sandall will give an insight on A Judge’s Perspective with tips on how to take better pictures and impress the judge, leading us nicely on to our first challenge competition, Song Titles, in early October.”

The new season starts next Wednesday (September 6) and the club meets every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm or 10pm at Holybourne Village Hall, GU34 4HD. It caters for all ages and abilities, whether using a mobile phone, a digital or film camera.

To allow potential members to sample the club before committing to membership, up to three club evenings may be attended prior to joining.

A £5 fee will be levied for practical and speaker evenings, which is refundable against future membership. 

For further information, see the website or email [email protected] or [email protected]

By Renee Smith