New members are welcome to hone their photography skills with the Forres Camera Club

Members of the Forres Camera Club in Dallas Dhu at the end of a light painting session with artificial light sources. The session was broadcast live for the benefit of those unable to attend in person.

A LOCAL photography group helps members hone their skills through regular field visits and meetings.

President Alasdair Joyce confirmed that the Forres Camera Club, established in 1976, currently has around 25 members and meets at the Forres Tennis Club every Thursday from September to April.

He said: “Since the start of last year, almost all of our meetings have been virtual, although that normally isn’t the case.

“We had hoped to return to face-to-face meetings after the Christmas holidays, but virtual in-room meetings will now continue weekly for the remainder of this session.

“However, virtual meetings have proven to be very successful and don’t present many barriers for potential new members!”

During the summer months, weekly outdoor meetings are held, usually at a local scenic location, often decided on short notice depending on weather etc. These resumed and continued through the summer of last year.

“Occasional day outings are also held,” Alasdair said. “These are very popular with members as they provide a shared opportunity to visit somewhere a bit further afield.”

FCC works hard to keep its members together. This was particularly evident during lockdown, when many members were socially isolated and might have struggled to stay motivated and keep up with their photography.

Alasdair finished: “Covid has placed many restrictions on us but we have kept our club alive and working very well in difficult circumstances. We have embraced technology when we had to and are making the most of other full opportunities. tune.”

Visit the Forres Camera Club Facebook page or contact club secretary George Taylor on 07584624119 or via for more information.

Stewart C. Hartline