Ribblesdale Camera Club members learn through the lens

The Drummer, by Kevin Preston, of Ribblesdale Camera Club

The Drummer, by Kevin Preston, of Ribblesdale Camera Club

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RIBBLESDALE Camera Club has clear educational objectives, but that doesn’t mean its members can’t have fun while improving their photography.

Apart from workshops, most of the learning is from seeing others’ photography and learning from experienced judges on what they look out for in the good and not-so-good images.

Last week the club had a chance to see Colne Camera Club’s best work in an enjoyable “print and projections battle”. Graham Dean, from Darwen Camera Club, commented on the images and gave the marks. More than 40 members from both clubs were present.

The prints were first considered and the judge said he was pleased he did not have to choose the top places as many were, in his view, perfect and should be awarded the full 20 points. This was a close contest with two prints from Graham Dudley and one each from Sue Marsden and Christine Dickinson receiving full marks.

At this stage, Ribblesdale were slightly in the lead with, 276 marks to 273 for Colne. However, once the marks for the projections began to be added the contest soon went out of Colne’s reach and the final score was 557.5 to Ribblesdale to 535 for Colne. Particularly successful were Kevin Preston’s “The Drummer” (pictured), Stephen Robinson’s “Wolf Spider” and Lesley Marklew’s “Winter Work”.

The club meets at 7-30 on Tuesdays at West Bradford Village Hall and new members of any ability are welcome. For more information, galleries and the programme visit www.ribblesdalecameraclub.org.uk. The next meeting will be a talk by Alan Latham on “Exploring the Ribble”.