Crosby Camera Club will begin to hold in-person meetings once again from September as its new season starts this week.

During the past year the club has been meeting online only, so the committee is pleased to be able to introduce in-person meetings once a month, alongside its regular online meetings.

The club will hold its first in-person meeting in over a year this Thursday, September 9, at a new venue – the ground floor function room at Waterloo Rugby Club.

Steve Sefton, President of Crosby Camera Club, said:

“Having taken our meetings online during the height of the pandemic, we’re glad to be able to take the first steps towards normality with the start of monthly in-person meetings at Waterloo Rugby Club.

“We looked for a venue that met our needs, offered good ventilation, allowed for social distancing and had the facilities to allow us to host presentations and hold competitions too.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club for accommodating us at short notice and we look forward to seeing members old and new from this Thursday.”

Potential new members are very welcome to attend the first meeting of the season, which will take place on September 9th at Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club, St Anthony’s Road, Blundellsands, L23 8TW. The meeting will last from 7.30 – 10pm and attendees will be able to purchases refreshments from the rugby club bar throughout the evening.

Steve Sefton continued:

“The first night of the year is traditionally the President’s Evening, so I will be leading proceedings, giving out the awards that we were unable to give last season, and talking about my journey into photography.

“Guests are encouraged to bring their cameras along for a fun impromptu portrait session. Don’t worry if you’re new to your camera or photography in general as more experienced members will be on hand to assist and advise.”

While it’s exciting for the club to be able to offer in-person meetings again once a month, they will also be continuing to hold an online meeting over Zoom, allowing some of the best photographers from across the UK to share their images and ideas with the group from the comfort of their home computers or mobile devices.

The club has so far scheduled talks through to December 2021 and will make a decision on whether to increase the regularity of its in-person meetings from January 2022, depending on the Covid-19 situation at that time.

The first ‘virtual’ club night of the season takes place from 8pm-10pm on Wednesday, September 22nd with photographer Carmen Norman giving a talk titled ‘Lakescapes – finding the emotion’ which promises to be fascinating for those interested in improving their landscape photography.

If anybody would like to join the camera club or try it out to see if it is for you, please come along to a club night – held on the first Thursday of every month at Waterloo Rugby Club – or contact the club secretary, Karen Redfern, by phone: 0151 931 3515 or email: [email protected]

Further details about Crosby Camera Club’s new season, including details of upcoming talks and competitions, are available at the club’s website: www.crosbycameraclub.net

Photo Credit: Look Over There by Karen Redfern