Food for thought at camera club

Morpeth Camera Club''3rd Frozen Fruit by Davy Bolam.
Morpeth Camera Club''3rd Frozen Fruit by Davy Bolam.
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Morpeth Camera Club

On Tuesday, February 17, Morpeth Camera Club Vice Chairman Glyn Trueman presented the results of his recent photographic challenge where he had asked members to produce up to four images that featured food and/or drink at any stage in their production to their consumption.

Morpeth Camera Club'1st High Pressure Kitchen by Dave Illingworth

Morpeth Camera Club'1st High Pressure Kitchen by Dave Illingworth

The aim of this challenge was to produce well composed images that had some originality and creative element(s), giving them interest and impact whilst at the same time matching the set criteria.

Mr Trueman had also requested that at least one of the images was to be a Still Life composition.

Digital images of farm animals, including pigs and cows, fresh fruit and vegetables, tinned produce, salads, eggs, cheese, food preparation, cooking, baking and Sunday lunch all displayed aspects of the From Market to Mouth theme.

In the Still Life section of the challenge, subjects included fruit, glassware, wine and cheese, garlic, fresh vegetables, port, spices, coffee and cutlery, all in different settings.

Morpeth Camera Club'' 2nd Shake of Pepper by Sue Dawson.

Morpeth Camera Club'' 2nd Shake of Pepper by Sue Dawson.

Most of the authors were trying this genre of photography for the first time and the results showed that a lot of effort and thought had gone into producing some excellent examples.

Each member that participated gave a brief resume of their work, explaining the thinking behind the image and what was involved in achieving the results.

Mishaps, amusing anecdotes, triumphs and techniques were all discussed, along with light-hearted comments and suggestions from the audience, which made for an enjoyable night.

After presenting the members’ work, Mr Trueman showed a few examples of his interpretation of the theme.

He then announced that his three favourite images of the challenge were High Pressure Kitchen by Dave Illingworth, Shake of Pepper by Sue Dawson, and Frozen Fruit by Davy Bolam.

The aim of these challenges is to encourage members to develop, diversify and improve their photographic skills, as well as to provide a challenge for those who want to push themselves, to get some informal feedback on their photography and to have some fun – and on this occasion all the objectives were met.

Club Chairman Steve Mcdonald then proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Trueman for all his efforts and thanked all those who had taken part.

Morpeth Camera Club, meets on Tuesday evenings, between September and May, at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church, in Howard Terrace, Morpeth.

Visitors and prospective members are welcome to come along to up to three meetings with no obligation to join for a small cover charge of £2 for each visit.

The charge includes tea/coffee and biscuits.

More details about the club, the gallery of members’ photographs, its activities and membership are available on its website at www.morpethcameraclub.co.uk