Published on April 13th, 2017 | by Content Admin0
Photographic Society: April 2017 Report
This month’s club night on the 5th April started with the all important A.G.M. at the Cartwright Hotel, Aynho. The Chairman, Richard Broadbent, opened the meeting, the minutes of the last meeting were accepted and passed. The chairman stated that the club has had a successful year, with the total membership at a steady 51 members, with five new members replacing the five who had left the district. Our annual exhibitions held in 2016 were very well received and this has helped to establish the society as a recognised part of the local community. The treasurer, Martin Pearse, presented the audited annual accounts to March 2017, declaring the club was in a sound financial position and the annual subscription would remain at £30. A vote of thanks to The Cartwright Hotel was passed for allowing the club regular use of the Apricot Room. Retiring committee members this year are Wendy Meagher, secretary; Richard Broadbent, chairman; Brenda Difford, social events; Gail Girvan, workshops. Gail will continue as Facebook administrator. The meeting elected John Prentice as new chairman, the position of secretary being vacant. The club monthly programme has been further extended during the past year by establishing a special interest group. The new critique circle is proving to be successful and rewarding. The critique circle meets on the third Tuesday of the month at The Hollybush Clubhouse in Deddington. Members bring along a print for their colleagues to criticise, comment or advise upon, thereby improving our photographic knowledge and skills. There being no further business the Chairman then declared the AGM closed.
Normal club night then continued with a friendly “What is it” competition composed from the members own submitted ingenious photographs, often taken from strange angles. The usual monthly challenge followed. This month’s topic was “Cemeteries and Monuments”. This topic produced many well composed pictures, and amusing interpretations of the subject. Next month’s meeting on 3rd May will host the presentation titled “Astrophotography” by Mary Spicer and promises to be an interesting evening. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Paul Brewerton www.addphoto.co.uk