WARRINGTON’S oldest camera club is encouraging new members to hone their skills amid a drop in membership since the Covid pandemic.

Warrington Photographic Society, established in 1886, launched its latest programme this month, with a first lecture being given by amazing photographer and artist Lynda Haney.

It is not-for-profit, with subscription funds being used to pay for lectures, judges and the church hall where members meet.

The group encourages members to develop their skills while discovering new interests in producing, development and enhancing images of all genres.

A close landing by Chris Johnson

A close landing by Chris Johnson

Members can expect a range of activities including lectures with prints, transparencies, digital, practical technique demonstrations and club competition evenings, where members can exhibit their work in competition.

Press secretary John Baird said: “The society has a wealth of experience in all aspects of image creation, and we encourage photographers of all abilities to come and share their work and experience.

“Whether young or old, it is never too late to learn, and whether you have a Nikon, Canon or a mobile phone camera, it is all about the image.

Striated heron by Barbara Baker

Striated heron by Barbara Baker

“You will meet like-minded people who can help each other to the next level.”

Fortnightly Tuesday evening meetings are held from September to August at St John’s United Reformed Church on Wilderspool Causeway from 7.30pm to 10pm.

No invitation is required, so feel free to pop along to a session or contact the society by emailing info@warringtonps.co.uk