Photos judged by their peers

MORPETH Camera Club’s final meeting of 2012 was held on Tuesday, December 18, and members were requested to submit one digital image that was then projected onto a large screen.

Each author explained why they had taken their particular photograph and anything they had done in post processing to get the final result.

The audience was then invited to comment and discuss the merits of the image and suggest what in their opinion could be done to improve the picture.

An interesting variety of photographs were submitted, from wildlife to landscape and from portraits to patterns.

The aim of the exercise was to encourage members to look closely at the images they take and to help new members understand why some images work better than others.

Many valid points regarding composition, light, subject matter, colour and the fact that even the title of an image can affect how it is perceived by others were well received, while Vice Chairman Steve McDonald kept discussions on topic in what was an informal, but very informative evening.

A Christmas raffle and finger buffet ended the night.

The club meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in Morpeth Methodist Church and the programme includes various speakers, inter-club and internal competitions involving prints, digital images and audio-visual presentations, teaching sessions on digital techniques, practical nights and social evenings.

Residents are welcome to attend three meetings with no obligation to join. There is, however, a cover charge of £2 for each visit.

For further information about the club’s gallery and activities, visit