Photographic Society

Published on April 7th, 2018 | by Content Admin


Photographic Society: April 2018 Annual General Meeting

Click here to see the complete photograph:  Swan Take-off by Jeremy Hayden

On the 4th of April The Photographic Society held  its 11th Annual General Meeting  at The Cartwright  Hotel  Aynho, the meeting was very well attended The minutes of the last meeting were accepted as correct, and there were no matters arising. Chairman John Prentice then presented the Annual Report on our activities over the past year and commented on the success of our member’s annual exhibition. It was agreed that our exhibition continues to provide an excellent showcase on the work of the society, and that the quality of prints exhibited  is being maintained at a high standard. The Treasurer’s Report and Accounts were presented by Martyn Pearce who stated that the club was in a sound financial position. Therefore it had been decided it was not necessary increase the annual subscription, and this would be held it at the current £30.  John Cavana, the Program Secretary, then gave a summary of the past years events, which had been a combination of visiting speakers and presentations by our own club members. Members expressed their views on possible future subjects. Suggestions ranged through; aerial photography, abstract photography, archaeology and science images. The workshops organiser John Emmett next reported on the year’s outdoor activities and workshops. These covered such successful events as the visit to Upper Heyford, Ottmoor nature reserve and  the Dorset Coast. Workshops led by club members included Photoshop, Light-room, and studio work. The societies Facebook coordinator, Gail Girvan, reported on the Society’s Facebook page. This is a Facebook page open to members only, and she urged more members to make use of it. There was some discussion on possible restructuring of the site. Finally the election of society officers for next year was held. Three members resigned from the committee; John Emmett, Jerry Saville, and Dave Govier. Three new committee members were proposed by John Prentice, and seconded by Paul Brewerton. The meeting then elected, Miggy Wild, Neil Grantham, and Wendy Megher to the committee. The AGM was then declared closed.

The usual ‘’What Is It?’’ competition followed our refreshment break. Members had submitted 63 puzzling photographs taken from close up unusual angles for others to guess at.  These pictures raised plenty of comment and laughter from the audience, and our meeting finished off in a very happy mood.

The next monthly challenge is ‘’A Landscape in Black and White’’ Our next workshop is an outdoor visit to Upper Heyford, unfortunately there are limited numbers. This guided visit proved extremely popular last time, and this next visit is fully booked up.

Paul Brewerton  Adderbury Deddington and District Photographic Society

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