Royston Photographic Society

Royston Photographic Society

Royston Photographic Society’s new season is well underway, with a variety of competitions, new members and external speakers having been on the agenda already.

Our first two competitions were an open competition, won by Linda Besin’s excellent oil on water image, and a mono competition, where the champion picture, of the Citizen M hotel staircase, was produced by Jitka Brynjolffssen.
Clubnight presentations have been both varied and entertaining. Coming weeks have another broad range of fascinating topics on offer with Jonathan Vaines acclaimed presentation ‘In the blender’, a discussion on the merits of DSLR and Mirrorless cameras, Birds of the British Isles and a presentation of Africa images.

Perhaps the only major topic missing from those presentations is landscape, but luckily the Landscape Group are back to meeting monthly.
Earlier in the year, club members were closely involved in capturing events around the construction of the Barley Flower Tower. This was one action from a club campaign to support other local societies as they promote themselves after lockdown. We are now delighted to be working with HomeStart to capture activity at their celebration and fund raising events up to Spring 2022.

Club members will soon be seen out and about in Royston taking shots of the town, to create an archive for the museum, reflecting local fashions, architecture, people and change. We hope to establish a valuable resource to be used by future generations. Initially this work seemed to be innovative but many members have come forward to reveal that they already have a stock of ‘historic’ photographs of the town to kick start this project in great style.
The Society meets weekly on a Thursday, currently via Zoom, but normally in Icknield Walk school hall.

New members are very welcome. Photographic challenges are available for experienced photographers, with support and coaching for the less experienced who would like to develop their skills.

If readers would like further details, please ring Peter Baker on 07921 191 887