Camera club hoping to snap up members with new classes

Willa Laidler
Willa Laidler

A SNAP-HAPPY camera club is appealing for new members.

The group, which is based at The People’s Centre, in Raby Road, Hartlepool, is inviting budding snappers to join its existing register of 60 members.

The club is starting beginners classes on Wednesday, January 15 and hope that a new wave of snappers will take up the opportunity.

Club bosses say they are particularly short of female photographers, but say that new male members are also very welcome.

Margaret Mills, club secretary, said: “We’ve got a thriving camera club with about 60 members. We’re about to start our beginners classes and we’d love to welcome some more members.

“We would like more women members as well because we are going to be holding a females Behind the Lens exhibition in the Central Library later this year.

“All the female members will be exhibiting their work.”

She added: “We’re always looking for more members.

“The course is really good, it covers the basics of using your digital camera, composition, depth of field and other areas.

“We then go on to hold more advanced classes.”

Margaret said the club does have a number of cameras for beginners to use, but it is always more helpful if people can eventually get their own digital cameras.

The classes take place between 7pm and 9pm and once a £7 membership fee is paid there is no further charge for the sessions.

Margaret, who works closely with chairman Willa Laidler on the running of the camera club, said: “We are a very friendly informal club and we continue with classes right throughout the year.

“We invite guest speakers along, have competitions and outings.”

The minimum age is 16-years-old up over –with the oldest member being in his 80s. For details telephone Willa on (01429) 296371 or Margaret on (01429) 686983.