Photography, like writing, is a form of communication. Many people who join camera clubs derive great pleasure in having their work appreciated by fellow members, perhaps doing well in competitions and being accepted into exhibitions. Gaining awards, medals and letters of accreditation are like icing on the cake. One person who has achieved all of this is Dinah Jayes. When she joined Smethwick Photographic Society she was joining the largest and most successful photographic society in the Midlands region. As such she had access to a wide variety of expertise and facilities, and she made full use of it all. On Friday 20th October she gave her print talk “A Little Bit Of This And A Little Bit Of That” to members of the Desborough And Rothwell Photographic Society. Beginning with her early darkroom work Dinah then produced a series of outstanding prints that mapped her progress through many genres including travel, still life, portraiture, nature and creative. Her work now regularly features in major exhibitions, and often gains awards and medals. She has achieved the Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society, as well as Master of the Photographic Alliance Of Great Britain and Associateship of the International Federation Of Photographic Art. Despite all of this success Dinah concluded her talk by showing portraits of her father, her mother, her children and grandchildren, and reminded all those present that when all the medal-winning prints have been consigned to the skip it is these pictures of family and friends that will remain as the most precious and valuable. Dinah was thanked by Programme Secretary Derek Buckett for a wonderfully entertaining evening of superb photography.
On Friday 3rd November the annual Slide Of The Year, Slide Plaque and Slide Trio competitions will take place, beginning at 7.30pm at Marlow House, Gold Street, Desborough NN14 2NQ
Friday 10th November sees club member Marc Edwards deliver a print talk entitled “My History Through Club Photography”, starting at 8.00pm at Marlow House.
Friday 17th November is the Digital Projected Image Of The Year Competition, judged by Adrian Stone. This will begin at 7.30pm at Marlow House.
Visitors are welcome to these events. Admission £2.00