Retford and District Photographic Society

by | 10 July 2019 | Art, Community Event, Hobbies, Retford, Worksop

The Retford and District Photographic Society’s 2017 – 2018 season moves towards its conclusion, after a successful year of speakers, competitions and practical opportunities. Members have learned about such diverse photography interests as sport, travel, landscape, underwater and how to better process our images on our home computers. They have enjoyed competitions with fellow photographic clubs and displayed their work in Bakewell, Lincoln and the Idle Valley Nature Reserve in Retford.

During the year, the society held a number of competitions for its members, which produced some wonderful work. Without doubt, Retford has strength in depth in wildlife and the competitions also demonstrated the many other styles and types of photography enjoyed by members. There is a growing strength in the monochrome classes with some excellent images presented to the judges. The group achieved an unprecedented 12th place in a prestigious digital competition in Sheffield thanks to a glorious image from Anna Blow.

After their well-received six-week exhibition in Bassetlaw Museum last summer, two members received trophies as the winners thanks to the public vote for their favourite colour and monochrome images. This year the society’s one day exhibition upstairs in Retford Town Hall is on Saturday 12th May from 10.00am to 3.00pm. The two winning images from 2017 will be displayed along with over 100 images new images to vote for, including the winners of the year’s print and digital competitions. Members look forward to welcoming many visitors to see the work they have produced this year and to talking to anyone interested in coming to join the society for the new season ahead, which will run weekly from Monday 3rd September until May 2019.

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