Dawlish & Teignmouth Camera Club welcomed a visit from the Newton Abbot Photographic Club. The two photographic societies are rivals in local competitions, but off the ‘battlefield’ they enjoy the images, which they each produce.
Newton Abbot recently sent seven of its finest photographers to entertain and inspire members of the Dawlish and Teignmouth Camera Club. The hall was packed and everyone enjoyed a varied and stimulating evening.
The programme included Colin Winstanley who specialises in portrait and glamour photography; images of storms from ex-Met Office expert, David Moore; and behind the scenes technical wildlife pictures from scientist Kirsty Peake. Chris Marsham showed a selection of mostly landscape and travel prints, which were unusual because they had been printed on specialist ‘letterbox’ style paper. There were three AVs (slideshows with sound) on Dartmoor (Peter Brookes), Denbury a story without words (Christina Burton) and Newton Abbot Locations Group (Sheridan Jones).
Discussions between members of the two clubs lasted well after the end of the meeting and spilled over into The Castle Inn just to prove that rivals can be friends. Dawlish and Teignmouth Club will visit Newton Abbot in 2019.
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