Snappers’ club hopes to develop

Davina Orr Ferguson.
Davina Orr Ferguson.
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PHOTOGRAPHERS of all abilities are being encouraged to snap up an invitation to join a new club.

Davina Orr Ferguson has set up the Peterlee Photography Association and is urging fellow camera enthusiasts to join up.

The first meeting of the association, which is open to people from Hartlepool and east Durham, will take place at the Helford Road Pavilion, in Peterlee, at 6pm tomorrow.

Davina, who works in sales and administration for GFD Trading, at Hartlepool’s Queens Meadow Business Park, said: “I’m a recent graduate from a photography, video and digital imaging course at Sunderland University and there’s nothing available like this in the area.

“It’s open to people of all levels. It’s not about how many skills you have, but just that you enjoy photography.

Davina, 22, who is also a self-employed photographer and runs a company, Amore Photography, added: “As long as people have a camera of some sort, whether it’s on their mobile phone, it’s better to come along and be a part of it than thinking they don’t have the best digital camera in the world.”

During the sessions, people can discuss photographs they have taken, get tips and support, as well as take pictures.

Davina, who lives in Easington Village with her partner, Anthony Hunt, 23, who works at the Helford Road Pavilion, said there will be an opportunity to showcase photographs in an exhibition as part the Bridging The Gap event, at Pasmore’s Apollo Pavilion, in Peterlee, on July 10.

The association will meet every Wednesday. The first eight sessions are free and then £2 afterwards.

For more information about the sessions, call 07851 600632 or email ppa.info@ymail.com.