Rob puts the focus on conservation

Photographer Rob Jordon presents his talk for Morpeth Camera Club.
Photographer Rob Jordon presents his talk for Morpeth Camera Club.

MORPETH Camera Club launched a new Autumn event last week.

A major presentation by wildlife photographer Rob Jordan was the first of what will become an annual event.

Morpeth Methodist Church was packed with an audience of photographers and others interested in seeing good photographs well presented.

They were well rewarded by Rob, who is himself from Morpeth, in the two-part presentation he gave covering his own photography and that of photographers involved in conservation activities. 

Part one was an exhibition of outstanding images of wildlife from eagles and vultures, black bears and wild boar to more gentle flowers, insects, landscape and seasonal changes.

The images were outstanding for their photographic quality as well as their story-telling content.

Part two of the evening was a mix of still images and video content focusing on the activities of photographers involved in conservation and working to establish realistic and mutually beneficial relationships between people and wildlife in all kinds of environment.

Rob guided the audience through activities taking place close to hand in Northumberland as well as others as far away as India and Australia.  

All reports point to the evening as being a great success both for those whose hobby is photography and those who enjoy seeing evidence that wildlife of every kind is being photographed in order to help protect it from the more careless activities of some people.

This was a brave venture for a small club like Morpeth Camera Club but proved to be a real success in providing inspiration to photographers as well as some income to help fund other outstanding photographic events.

Meetings of the group take place on Tuesday nights in the Methodist Church from 7.30pm. All new members will be made most welcome.

For further information regarding the club, its programme, gallery and forthcoming events, visit www.morpethcameraclub.co.uk

Stephanie Robson and Myra Jackson