Wall Heath Camera Club will be staging a new exhibition at Wordsley’s Red House Glass Cone this month.
‘Life through a Lens’ features pictures which capture the beauty of the everyday. Subjects range from vivid autumn landscapes, to gritty monochrome portraits, to wildlife in its natural habitat. The exhibition even features some shots of glassmaking.
Pictures include Adrian Whitehouse’s dramatic coastal scenes, including the stormy Boscombe Pier and beautifully illuminated Cromer Lighthouse; Eddie Barnett’s nature shots with a striking and dignified vulture headshot and John McAneny’s avocet, a flash of black and white feathers against a soft, watery green.
Local scenes include Richard Williamson’s red hued Autumn at Bumble Hole Bridge; and Melvyn Dodd’s tribute to the glassmaking industry including pieces A Welcome Door at the Redhouse Glass Cone and Glassblowers Bench and Tools.
The group formed in 1982 and has grown and flourished into one of the most popular and well respected camera clubs in the West Midlands. It always welcomes new members, regardless of previous experience, with experienced photographers keen to share their knowledge and help members develop their own skills. Alongside photography, the club has a big social focus with a range of programmes, activities, events, competitions, presentations and talks as well as practical sessions and studio work.
They are affiliated to a number of organisations including the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Midland Counties Photographic Federation, and Members of The Black Country Arts Council.
Sid Grigg, chairman, Wall Heath Camera Club said:
“At WHCC we feel photography is an enrichment; making observations, meeting new friends and acquaintances. The photography on show represents life as we see and experience it, with that little bit of creativity in the taking, and again in the processing and printing.
“We look to capture a split second in time and turn it into a pictorial image for all to see and enjoy. From beginners to advanced photographers we want to share our view of the world and invite people to share our journey through landscapes, portraits and wildlife.”
The exhibition runs until 3 June and includes a range of prints, some of which will be for sale.
Main meetings take place on alternate Wednesdays at Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Football Club, Swindon Rd, Wall Heath. Call 07768021887 for more details or visit wallheathcameraclub.weebly.com
The Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, is open 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 4pm at the weekends. Admission is free.