A Lynn photography group is hosting a free open workshop and exhibition for budding photographers to develop their skills and get helpful tips from the professionals.
Founder Tracey Robinson said: “The idea is for members of the public to learn more about photography with a hands-on approach and to realise that we are a modern photography group who would welcome new members.
“You can pop along just to see what members do at the photography group meetings and to meet some of our friendly helpful members. Or just pop along to find out what your camera is capable of doing and finding out where the settings are on your camera and how to use them properly.”
Demonstrations will take place throughout the day with advice on how to create great images using the “Table-Top” photography method and opportunities to have a go with help from Tracey and other members of the photography group.
Tracey added: “There will also be advice on choosing the right mountboard for your images – you will be surprised at how much a mountboard or frame will improve your images.”
There is still time to enter Tracey’s Capturing King’s Lynn Through A Lens competition before the deadline on Tuesday, September 16. With the winners to be revealed that evening during a group meeting from 7pm-9pm. The competition is free to enter, with one entry per person, and is open to everyone from all levels of experience and expertise.
Entries can be captured on any type of camera and can be taken anywhere across Lynn, to be entered in one of the two categories for adults and under 17’s.
The prize for the winning entry in each category is a three-hour One-to-One photography session of your choice with Tracey Robinson or six months free membership. There is a £2 charge for entrance to the final judging session in September.
Entries should be submitted to Tracey by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or one of the group meetings as a digital image file on a disc or memory-stick, along with contact details.
Finally, Tracey is starting up a new daytime photography group, Enhance Photography Group, which will run twice a month at Gaywood Church Rooms, once enough people have signed up.
At the moment, sessions are running at Hardwick Tesco’s Community Champions Room, with the next session to be held on Wednesday from 10am to 12pm. Sessions are held once every two weeks and cost £2.50 a session and advance booking is required to avoid disappointment.
Tracey said: “This small group has been created for people who can only attend groups on a daytime basis due to having young children attending school, pensioners, disabled people, those wanting to be part of a smaller group or those who want to make new friends with the same interest as themselves.
“If you own a compact camera, a bridge camera or a DSLR camera, this group will help you advance your photographic skill and learn composition, perspective, lighting and more in an easy and relaxed manner.”
For more information about any of the workshops, competitions or groups available, contact Tracey on 01553 760121 or go to www.kingslynnphotographygroup.co.uk