Photography exhibtion at Horsham Museum

Bee Orchid by Eleanor Coate SUS-150828-162444001

Bee Orchid by Eleanor Coate SUS-150828-162444001

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Horsham Photographic Society has been offered an exhibition room at Horsham Museum.

The museum is free and is open from 10am until 5pm and closed on Sundays. We will be exhibiting work from a number of our members of all abilities and experience. This will start on 10 September 2015 for one month.

Exhibitions such as this, where numerous photographers present their work together, are exciting and valuable. Together the images give a broad insight to creativity encompassing a large age span as well as the experiences, skills, interests and passions that exist within our photographic group here in Horsham.

Horsham Photographic Society held its first meeting on 5 October 1949 at the Town Hall. To begin with, there were about 30 members, drawn from many walks of life including ex-prisoners of war, today our membership is 70+ with one member being with us for over 60 years. The Society met, and still does, every fortnight to discuss photographic techniques and offer practical demonstrations.

Help and assistance on improving your photography, regardless of your ability, is always available. We are happy to help each other and this aspect of our club has grown over the years, with special members evenings dedicated to teaching us all something new. Each person has their own style which, after a while, will be recognised and admired, nobody will feel that their work is not worthy of showing as everyone has a flair and field of interest.

We welcome newcomers to photography, as well as more experienced photographers. Club meetings offer the opportunity to view excellent work from a wide range of speakers, and to listen to the constructive comments from judges in our competitions.

Members have the opportunity to enjoy the social atmosphere of the meetings, in which they can share their photographic experiences and problems. Newcomers will soon grow in confidence and ability as they join in with the Society’s activities.

We meet throughout the year and the evenings consist of a mixture of competitions, lectures, social and educational events; something for everybody. Competitions are split into groups according to ability and assistance to help you improve your photographs is always available. The Society has a Natural History Group, catering for those with a particular interest in nature photography. Potential members are able to visit for 3 sessions, without obligation, to make sure it is what you are looking for.

Detailed information and the current year’s programme, special events and members’ work can be found on our website: www.horshamphotographicsociety.co.uk or contact Anne on 01403 891126.

Report and pictures contributed by Anne David, Horsham Photographic Society,