Growing photography club marks five years

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Snap shot . Geraldine Photography Club members at Mt Cook on one of their many field trips. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

by Alexia Johnston

Geraldine Photography Club is turning five, a milestone its members are proud to be part of.
The club’s membership has grown over that time with 45 now on the group’s books, who meet each month throughout the year.
Donna Shaw is among them.
She said club membership was growing. Members range from children through to adults, including Robert Coune who has recently celebrated his 80th birthday.
The younger members of the club, who still attend school, were also dedicated to taking photos around Geraldine High School. The photos have been used in newsletters and promotional work.
Members have also had their work appear in newspapers and TV1 weather clips. They have also entered various photography competitions, including A&P show events.
“With the range of skills our members have, it’s a great place to learn from other members,” Ms Shaw said.
“Everyone is supportive of other members who are still learning.”
The club meets once a month for “club night” where members show photos depicting the monthly topic.
They also take part in four field trips each year, which attract a “great turnout”, Ms Shaw said.
“We have had outings to Erewhon Station, where we took a wagon ride pulled by six Clydesdales up over the mountains,” she said.
“[We have] stayed at Mesopotamia Station, Moeraki [and] Mt Cook, just to name a few and this year we are attending the French Festival weekend, which is held in Akaroa.”