Photography News issue 25

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Photography News Issue 25 absolutephoto.com

Clubs

Camera Club of the Year 2014-15 The winners Amersham Photographic Society emerged victorious in a hard-fought contest, fending off opposition from 50 camera clubs and photographic societies from around the UK. PN’s editor went along to a recent meeting, to congratulate the winners and hand over the prizes

top landscape photographer David Noton. We went along to Amersham’s first meeting of the new season to meet the members and hand over the Canon projector. With a healthy membership of more than 140 members, Amersham is clearly a thriving club and it is still growing. “We are doing well with new members thanks to local publicity and an exhibition which we aim at new members,” explained chairman John Caton. “Looking around tonight I reckon we have around 20 potential new members which is a very good start for the season. We like to see more diversity in the

club and newmembers help that. “Obviously members come and go. Some move out of the area, some find the competitions tough and some new members move on for no reason. I joined seven years ago when we had about 80 members; now we are almost double that. We are gaining more members than we’re losing so the trend is certainly upwards.” Having numbers is one thing, but keeping them inspired is another. The Amersham PS team work hard at keeping their members inspired as well as active, with a full programme of external speakers,

Words by Will Cheung

The winner of our first Camera Club of the Year photographic contest was Amersham Photographic Society, who beat Ayr Photographic Society by just one point. Congratulations to Amersham, commiserations and a huge thank you to Ayr and all the clubs that entered. Amersham PS’s reward for its success is a CanonXEEDWUX450multimedia projector worth £3000, 25 Irista memberships worth £45 each and a day’s training workshop from

The winner of our first Camera Club of the Year was Amersham PS, who beat Ayr PS by just one point

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