Annual exhibition to showcase Moray’s photographic talent

Alan Butterfield's 'Covesea Aurora'
Alan Butterfield’s ‘Covesea Aurora’

THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY and the natural beauty of Moray are set to come together in an exhibition being held in the Gallery at the Elgin Library this month.

Featuring work from members of the Moray Camera Club, the exhibition will open to the public on November 27 and run through until December 16 – providing many with the teasing prospect of finding a very unique Christmas gift.

The club was first formed back in 1946 – so this year has been celebrating 70 years in the local community, years where technical advances in photography have seen phenomenal changes.

Originally the Moray Photographic Society, the ethos of the clubs has changed little despite these advances – ‘to share knowledge of the developing process of photographs and the skills of taking good images”.

A spokesman for the club told insideMoray: “In the photographic world in general, there is the debate on film versus digital or getting it right in camera versus digital editing using software of choice.

“Whether you use a top of the range camera, a point and shoot or a phone camera, Moray Camera Club is passionate about one thing – Photography.

Red on a Log is from Geoff Matthews.
Red on a Log is from Geoff Matthews.

“Photography is many things, but it is one thing to the individual. It’s their interpretation of the world as they see it. It covers genres such as the ever popular landscape photography, night photography (who doesn’t enjoy seeing the stars or the stunning phenomena of the aurora borealis?), street photography, still life, floral art, urban life, portrait work, nature, macro.

“Is photography art? Or is it simply a record of what is there as you see it? Again, another debate with no definitive answer.

“Moray Camera Club’s members have a wide ranging set of skills, from the absolute beginner to the experienced amateur to the professional photographer.

“Every year the club holds an exhibition, which showcases many of the different types of photography as well as the different tastes and subject matter.

“So we invite everyone to come along and see for themselves what Moray Camera Club has to offer and enjoy the experience.

Anyone in Moray who is interested in photography and would like to know more can join the Moray Camera Club meetings each Monday at 7.30 pm in The Gallery at Elgin Library, where they have visiting speakers who are willing to share their knowledge and experience.