Last Wednesday evening, a Hawick club duo scooped trophies at the Borders photographic exhibition in Selkirk. Dennis Laing won a cup for top printed colour image, ‘Aqua Lupus’, as well as several pictures judged to be best and runner-up in their respective classes, with others placed in the top four. Bernie Gajos lifted a trophy for best monochrome image with ‘Home to Roost’, and had several other images in the top range. Former club member George Ludlow won a cup for best overall image in the show with ‘My Valentine’ and recorded other placed pictures.
The following night, high school art teacher Suzanne Alderson presented an illustrated talk on photography as it is taught in preparation for pupils intending to take the the Higher exam. The course requires students to produce a portfolio of work with photographs and relevant notes on exposure, shutter speeds, composition and other information. Some excellent examples of these folios and youngsters’ work were also on display. Not all students own the equipment necessary, however, cameras etc. may be hired from the school. A Camera Club spokesperson said it was inspiring to see that the future of photography was in the good hands of these young folk. Club president Anna Lee thanked Suzanne for an interesting and informative talk.
The three-way digital competition will take place at Newcastleton on Monday.