George Reekie with his photo of a pelican landing
Accomplished photographer George Reekie, DPAGB, ABPE, entertained members of the Dawlish and Teignmouth Camera Club with his witty chatter and impressive photography at their recent Club evening.
George, who is a member of Taunton Camera Club, explained his background starting with his first camera - a Brownie 127 – given to him by his mother who won it in a game of Bingo. From this early interest in photography, George has risen to the top of his field with an impressive portfolio including motor sports action, for which he also competed himself. His wildlife photography was equally impressive, from his time living in Africa to the travels he has made to Spain, Japan and Lake Kerkini, Greece to name a few.
As a volunteer on the West Somerset Railway, George has also indulged in his love of steam locomotives and by being in the right place at the right time, he had some unprecedented images of these mighty machines.
His own philosophy on photography is that it should be fun and a good image is one that you like, not necessarily one that will please the judges. From his own experience in entering competitions, he advised that you have to develop a thick skin as some criticisms can be hard to take!
George’s stories and humorous anecdotes, together with useful advice, made for a most interesting and enjoyable evening and he rounded off his presentation with ‘Behind the Lens’ - a light-hearted look at photographers in action to the soundtrack of ‘Oh What a Picture”.
Dawlish and Teignmouth Camera Club has a varied programme, including guest speakers, competitions and social events. If you are interested in joining, the Club meets on Wednesday evenings at Holcombe Village Hall. See our calendar for more information.