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YPU SUCCESS again!

The Club has just had it's best year at the YPU Exhibition gaining 7 acceptances with one Certificate of Merit. This placed us 11th overall out of the 29 Clubs who entered Prints. This is great news for the Club and shows just how far we have come in such a short period.

Congratulations to Ian Suffield, who had 3 images accepted out of the 6 submitted and one of these won a certificate of merit. A great follow up after last year's success for Ian! Terry Roberts had two of his images accepted (in his first season at the Club) and both David Oxtably and Barry Pauling had one each.

An especially great year for David after sweeping most of the board here at the Club.

Well that's it for the 2014/15 Season, but we still have things going on over the Summer. We will be continuing with our Photoshop Classes and there's also our Summer Project to get stuck into. Our Mentoring System will be in full swing shortly, so there's no excuses for a blank summer.

The 2015/16 Syllabus is finished and promises to be our best ever for content. We have a revised competition structure, our new Mentoring system, our Photoshop classes, critique and practical nights and our guest speakers. Yet again we have arranged a real array of photographic talent to come along and talk to us. In no particular order: Steve Race, KT Allen, Christine Widdall, Neil Chapman, Jane Lines, George Franks, Adrian Almond, Richard Spurdens & Lee Metcalfe. That's wildlife, sport, landscape, music, portraits and composites all covered. Our most expensive line up ever.

The 2015/16 Season will see our 65th Anniversary in April (2016) which will be marked with an Exhibition of our work. We have already booked exhibit space at Bingley Arts Centre for a 6 weeks run early in 2016.

Our Open Evening is Monday 28 September 2015 - put it in your diaries.

New Members are always welcome and we are actively looking to increase numbers as this gives us more opportunities to provide support for everyone.

For those who haven't been to any meetings yet or perhaps haven't been for a few years, please come along and see how things are done or how we might have changed. One thing that is the same - we're still very friendly. We are just a group of keen amateur photographers trying to enhance their enjoyment of photography with a programme of presentations, competitions and practical evenings. It's about helping each other develop and learn.

We meet every Monday evening throughout the autumn, winter and into spring. Our members come from all around the Aire and Worth Valleys including: Bingley, Shipley, Saltaire, Baildon, Keighley, Oakworth, Haworth, Cullingworth, Wilsden to name but a few.

Our membership ranges from the very experienced to the beginner; one or two are still using film and refuse to be dragged into the digital age! Whatever your level of expertise, you'll hopefully find something of interest. You'll certainly find a very warm welcome.

We've joined the 21st Century now by having a real web presence. Check out our Flickr site and also our Facebook site for more images and information. We also now have a Twitter account if anyone wants to follow us .......or even tweet us?