Shared meeting with the Rhondda Camera Club, Oct 8

Review: Ilkley Camera Club, Friday the 8th October 2021

On Friday evening the October 8 Ilkley Camera Club met online for a shared meeting with the Rhondda Camera Club in which members participated by Zoom from their homes in Wales. The members shared a wide range of work and commenting on the event, the Ilkley president Andree Freeman said, “if there’s something that’s positive to come out of Zoom it’s that Yorkshire can link with Wales in one evening”.

Rhondda shared a diverse range of images, many reflecting the beautiful landscapes and life of Wales. Among the presentations, Brian Merry focussed on sport including some breathtaking images of athletes in action.  John Evans presented some experimental compositions while Mal Durbin told the meeting about Rhondda’s club outing to Iceland. Finally, Rhondda host Les O’Mahony presented some beautifully crafted still life images.

Adrian Hendley from the Ilkley club thanked the Rhondda club for their hard work putting the evening together and said, “these events don’t always have to be competitive but can be a relaxed affair”. He said it was very good to hear the stories behind the images.  He also drew attention to the wide range of high quality images, including still life, sport and wildlife.

There will be another joint meeting with Rhondda in the New Year in which Ilkley will be sharing some of their images.

The next meeting of Ilkley Camera Club is on Friday October 15  when Dave Mason will be giving a lecture called ‘Afterlife’.  Dave, from Canterbury, is an accomplished street photographer and likes to find the extraordinary hidden within the ordinary. His lecture will include street photography and other genres.

Ilkley Camera Club is currently meeting via Zoom on Friday evenings at 7.30pm. For more information visit the Club website at or their Facebook page,

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