Photographers see bigger picture in King’s Lynn charity campaigns

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King’s Lynn Photography Group has welcomed a host of new members – and after the success of its fundraising project for the King’s Lynn Food Bank, it has got big plans for 2014.

Tracey Robinson, who runs the group, was thrilled to see so many new faces eager to join and is organising a packed 2014 programme to keep members on their toes.

She said: “The first night back was a great success and the programme has fresh new ideas for this year. We have chosen many subjects to cover at meetings, on location and on day trips.

“The programme is varied this year from portraiture and lectures, to trips to Hunstanton and The Walks, jewellery and glass photography, abstract work, mounting and framing, monochrome, close-up and much more.”

The group celebrated its first birthday at the meeting last week with a birthday cake, quiz night and a chance for new members to hear what they would be getting up to this year.

Plans also include the group’s first charity photography work of the year which will be for a West Norfolk business on Sunday. It will see the group raising money for their chosen charity for the year, Reach for a Star, which helps seriously-ill children and their families in West Norfolk.

This follows the success of their last campaign which saw the group raising £370 through their photography work allowing them to donate four trolleys-worth of food to the King’s Lynn Food Bank before Christmas.

Tracey said: “Members love doing photography for charity and it is great to see them have a go at photography when they might not have tried before and capture great images all the while knowing that we are helping local businesses as well as raising money for charity.

“Our charity work is an all gain situation – members gain knowledge by taking different photographs of different subjects, businesses get cheaper photography and the charity gains the proceeds.”

The group will next meet tonight from 7-9pm at Gaywood Church Rooms when they will be having a lecture on Apertures, ISO and Shutter Speed.

Tracey said: “If you are interested in attending the group, you can attend for two sessions for £3 each to see if the group is suitable for your photography needs – you never know you may go home with a few good images and make new friends.

“We are a friendly group ranging from teenagers to mature members and everyone gets on well with each other. We have fun and laughs while learning new techniques to improve our photography.”

She added: “It doesn’t matter if you own a Compact Camera, Bridge camera or a DLR Camera, it is about learning to use the camera you own and gaining great images.”

To find out more, call Tracey on 01553 760121 
or go to www.kingslynn