In the frame again

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THE leafy East Renfrewshire suburbs provide the ideal setting for a budding photographer in search of a good snap.

It’s perhaps why the area has been home to a camera club for over 60 years, with members ranging in ability from novice to award-winning photographers.

The Eastwood Photographic Society reconvenes for a new season this week, and new members are welcome along to its base in Albertslund Hall, Newton Mearns.

The group meets every Wednesday, providing guest speakers, tutorials, photo techniques and advice on the basics of taking a good photograph.

Members also have use of professional equipment, including studio lighting, a printing service and monitor calibration utility.

Administrator Alex Dorrens has been a member for six years, and recommends that anyone interested in taking pictures comes along and meets the group.

Having first picked up a camera at 14, Alex has always taken an interest in photography.

He told The Extra: “The more you learn from others in the group, the better you get. We get a lot of beginners coming along with a digital camera, because they’re interested in the subject and just want to learn a bit more.

“We have members right across the board too: there are 70 people covering the complete spectrum of photographic skills, right through to national competition winners”.

Members signing up for the season (September – April) can also take part in a variety of internal competitions, set up to stretch abilities and showcase the top images produced during the year.

The coming season’s competitions include People and Faces, Monochrome and Urban Street Life, among others – and pictured are some of the winning images from last season’s competitions.

n The new season kicks off this Wednesday (September 5) from 7.30pm – to find out more, visit or email