Thursday 25th June 2015
Outing - more details to follow
Thursday 9th July 2015
Club member Margaret Johnson - Long Thin Country
Arnold is approximately five miles north of Nottingham city centre. We are a group of amateur photographers and enthusiasts dedicated to promoting photography within our area. Our members range in skill from the beginner to the accomplished amateur.
Meetings are held at Pond Hills Lane Community Centre. A typical club night begins at 7:30pm with the programme event starting at 8:00pm. We have a coffee/tea break about 9:00 pm and close around 10:00-10:15pm. The first two visits are free and thereafter a nominal entry fee is charged.
The Club holds, for members, competitions for projected images and prints with trophies (shields) awarded to the winners at the end of the year. The competitions are in two sections, one is 2 rounds of themed images and the other is 2 rounds of open images, so everyone has a chance of winning. There is also an annual print competition and a trophy is awarded for the winning print. This competition forms the Annual Exhibition which is usually displayed in the Arnold Library each year. Members are also eligible to enter external competitions under our affiliation with the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain and the North & East Midlands Photographic Federation.
The Club is now well equipped thanks to Lottery money awarded in 2007 from Awards For All. This has enabled us to offer even more to our local community and members. Digital audiovisual shows are now a regular part of our annual programme. We are now well placed to pass on our expertise in all aspects of digital photography as well as traditional film based techniques.
The Club is very grateful to Awards For All for this huge boost to help with ongoing and future projects.
The month of June has seen our annual display at the Arnold Carnival on the 20/21st and a club outing to Kelham Hall near Newark on the 25th.
We had a positive response at the carnival with the potential of one or two new members visiting our club room shortly. Thanks to those members who came along to help. Also those who donated their prints.
Around 17 members enjoyed a pleasant few hours inside and outside the magnificent building of Kelham Hall. The weather was ideal for the ground shots, whilst one or two groups were busy inside the state rooms setting up studio sets with four invited models.
The evening was rounded off with a kind invitation from member Michael Harrison and his wife Sue, back at their nearby home at Upton.
Many thanks to Chairman Dave and the Hall personnel for arranging this enjoyable event.