Dereham club encourages people to have a shot at improving photography skills

Vincenzo Nibali the Tour de France Winner coming through Cambridge in the 2014 tour by Ian Wakefield

Vincenzo Nibali the Tour de France Winner coming through Cambridge in the 2014 tour by Ian Wakefield - Credit: supplied

A photography club in Dereham, which is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, is looking for new members wanting to improve their skills.

Venice by Susan Hall, winner of Dereham Photographic Club's competition

Venice by Susan Hall, winner of Dereham Photographic Club's competition - Credit: Susan Hall

Dereham Photographic Club meets twice a month and is an informative and inspiring place for photographers of all abilities to meet and share new ideas and techniques.

Unfortunately membership is at an all-time low and the current committee is hoping that, having recently received some lottery funding, it can also boost its numbers.

The club has had several successes over the years in winning trophies and competitions.

Rod Rawlings won Amateur Photographer of the Year for his picture Scarecrow in a Rape Field and in last year's club competition Susan Hall was a worthy winner of Photographer of the Year with her theme of Venice.

Anglesey Abbey by Gordon Olley

Anglesey Abbey by Gordon Olley - Credit: supplied

She said: 'When I first started at the club, about seven years ago, I was very much a beginner and didn't have a proper camera at the time.

'After taking advice and encouragement from the club members, I think I have advanced from novice to improver.'

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Members can also benefit from field trips, tutorials, competitions and mentoring.

Meetings are held at the Methodist Church Rooms, Toftwood, on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 8pm to 10pm.

For more information visit the club's website www.derehamphotographicclub.com or email the chairman Gordon Olley on olleygc@btinternet.com