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New Start, New Season

Thursday 2nd of September saw the new season start for Otley Camera Club. We tried a hybrid meeting with people in the club room and people joining in via Zoom from home which seemed to work well. It was good to meet with people old faces and new in person again - I think we'd forgotten a little how important the social aspect of being in a club is. So we had a run down of the season, which is an exciting mix of speakers, practical's, fun nights and competitions. Full details can be seen under the "Programme" section of the website. Our comp secretary went over the details of the latter in detail and we also had a break down on "Print Club" which is run by Richard Sells as an easy way for members to enter the Print sections of our comps.

After the break we did a short award ceremony for the winners of last years years competitions which looked like this... Monthly Competitions - First Place

Scapes - Keira Thorogood

Animals - James Grimmitt

Action/Movement - Keira Thorogood

Three - Jerry Marriner and Les Smart (tied)

People - Keira Thorogood

Macro/Close-up - Joanne Walker

Open - Keira Thorogood

Architecture - Keira Thorogood

Monthly Competitions - Overall Winner

Keira Thorogood

Image Of The Year (voted by club members)

James Grimmitt

Certificate of merits were awarded to everyone who were placed in the competitions too.

A big well done to all who took part and received awards and certificates, especially Keira who for the third year on the trot was our overall winner.

Our next meeting is a talk from photographer Amy Bateman "My Life - Farming and Photography"

Details can be found on our events page and non members are welcome to buy a ticket and come along via Zoom.


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