With a fantastic new venue, a new schedule for the 2021/2022 season, and several new and returning members, the Newport Photographic Club was back to normal when it kicked off its new season on Tuesday, October 5th.
Over fifty members attended the first reunion of the season held for the first time at Weston Hall, Harper Adams University.
Club President Howard Broadbent said: “It’s really great to be together again and to see so many old faces as well as new members in this wonderful new place. The space allows us to maintain good social distancing, and the projection and information technology systems here will help us raise our standards even further. “
The first meeting of the season included a short AGM postponed from the end of last season and an introduction to the program by club secretary Alan Fowler.
“It’s the usual great mix of technical lectures, guest speakers, hands-on sessions, competitions and member nights,” Alan added. The program is complemented by additional online lectures from speakers from across the country.
The second half of the evening featured a show of award-winning images from a wide range of Midland photographers and Camera Clubs, including some of the Newport Camera Club’s own members. These beautiful images of local members drew a show of hands from all participants.
Welcoming the club to the university, Lisa Plant, Director of Business Support Services, said, “As a university that values our local community, we are delighted to be able to host the Newport Photographic Club on our campus.
“We look forward to strengthening our relationship and working alongside them in the development of their new program. “
Howard added, “It’s great to see these stunning images on this giant screen and what a great way to inspire our members to get their cameras out and take pictures. What could be nicer? ”