Part of any camera club’s reason to exist is to help and encourage its members to explore areas of photography that they would perhaps not have the opportunity or equipment to indulge in, so this evening we were encouraged to bring our cameras. On offer was instruction (and discussion) on closeup and plant photography, print mounting, and the advanced use of Photoshop, all subjects ably and skilfully demonstrated by our more experienced members.

The highlight of the evening, however, was the presentation to our member Fred Kelly of a certificate to record his being entered in the Roll of Honour of the Southern Federation of Camera Clubs in recognition of his work for our club, having over many years’ membership held various positions on the club committee, and in particular being the club rep for the SCPF, during which time he attended every SCPF meeting, which entailed travelling to Winchester. We were very pleased to welcome the current President of the SCPF, Peter Rocchiccioli ARPS, who travelled from Hayling Island specially to present Fred’s award, and to personally congratulate Fred.
And we all enjoyed the celebratory snacks provided!