I am really happy to have become the new president of the Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club, writes Matthew Bickham.
I took over the reins from Diane Le Count, super president for three years. Thanks to Di, who is our new Membership Secretary, on behalf of everyone at the club for all her hard work.
I have been an active member of the club for many years as publicity secretary. I love landscape, wildlife, street and marine photography.
A small selection of my most recent images are shown here, taken during the summer and spring months.
A highlight was visiting Skomer Island in Wales, known for its puffins. I spent three days there with friends and I had the privilege of approaching these fascinating birds. It was still difficult to photograph them. They moved incredibly quickly when loaded with sand eels in an attempt to avoid nearby seagulls that were ready to steal their catch.
The photo club starts its new season on September 6 with a “welcome” evening including an award ceremony, a review of images taken during the summer period and more information on the new program.
Over the course of the season we have eight fantastic speakers covering a range of topics including landscape, street, portraiture, wildlife and iPhone photography. We will also have interactive workshops on studio photography techniques, macro, insect photography, creative image editing and more.
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