Club snaps to a new season

Morpeth Camera Club

THE first meeting of Morpeth Camera Club took place in the form of Chairman’s Night.

New club Chairman Steve Mcdonald gave a PowerPoint presentation discussing the club’s website, competition rules and requirements, and proposed training nights.

He also updated members on the club’s Annual Spectacular, entitled Wild Britain, presented by Barry Payling, which is taking place on Tuesday, November 12.

Steve then presented two audio visuals.

Liverpool Metropolitan depicted city life and architecture, and included stunning photographs of Liverpool Cathedral.

And In Search of Dolphins, included still and amazing video footage of dolphins taken whilst following the BBC’s Countryfile team.

This was followed by images taken by Steve at Budle Bay, Blea Tarn, the Lake District and the Serengeti, as well as time exposure star and light trails, bird life, cityscapes, studio shots, the Roller Derby and the Foghorn Challenge.

Steve continued with an audio visual presentation related to offshore windfarms and their construction, which included a very interesting time-lapse sequence following the construction process.

Chairman’s Night concluded with Steve presenting an audio visual display of wildlife on the Farne Islands and Bass Rock, featuring action shots of puffins, terns and an excellent study of gannets taken in their natural habitat.

Deputy Chairman Glyn Trueman thanked Steve for an excellent presentation.

For further information regarding the club, its programme, gallery and forthcoming club Spectacular please visit our website at

The club meets most Tuesdays between September and May in Morpeth Methodist Church in Howard Terrace.

Meetings start at 7.30pm and there is a varied programme of speakers, in-house evenings and competitions, with the aim to improve members’ photographic skills and have a good time.

Members are interested in all types of photography and audio visual work and there are also summer outings.

New members will be made most welcome. All are welcome to attend three meetings with no obligation to join the club.

There is, however, a small cover charge of £2 for each visit, including a raffle and refreshments.