I felt greatly honoured to be invited in December 2014 to become President of the club. Having been a member for almost 30 years, I have watched the club grow from strength to strength.
Particularly in more recent times, it has been a joy to see new members growing year on year in their photographic skills, so that we now have a cohort of exceptional photographers with many distinctions and awards, and the club has become one of the most successful in the Federation’s activities.
Along with this, the real success is that the club has continued to be so friendly and inclusive, with more experienced members offering lots of advice, help and inspiration to others who are starting out in club photography, wanting to improve their photography or just get more out of this great hobby. And of course all of us remain on the continuous learning curve of digital imaging.
Our annual programmes support this, with great visiting speakers, a good range of competitive activities and in-house workshops and training, and we encourage members of all standards to participate in our occasional Exhibitions.
If you are considering joining our club, we’d be delighted to welcome you as a visitor initially so you can get the flavour of things, and if you are just browsing our site I hope that you enjoy the excellent photography displayed here.
John Hodge LRPS AFIAP CPAGB