The Camera Club held a special exhibition at the Cultural Center recently to commemorate 10 years as a Willow Valley Communities Club. Hundreds of photos were displayed documenting projects from the first 10 years.
Camera Club members created exhibition booths throughout the Cultural Center Ballroom and Education Room documenting, through photographs, their numerous projects. Exhibits included, community outreach at the Carter and MacRae Elementary School, photography related activities for grandchildren attending Camp Willow, sample photos from A Traveling Exhibit, and Five Fine Fotos, Lancaster City Captured, a collection of downtown Lancaster photos, and Orchid Society Exhibition photos, just to name a few.
Additionally, displays were created from photos taken for the book, Lancaster County’s One-Room Schoolhouses and the History of the Common School Movement, written by Resident, Mary Virginia Shelley. Her book recently won a 2016 award for scholarship and artistry. Photos in the book were taken by Camera Club members.
The Camera Club’s monthly meetings bring a sharing of photos from the monthly photo challenge. Members are invited to share a creative interpretation of the challenge theme from their unique prospective. Twice a year the regular meetings feature guest speakers in place of the challenge.
A main focus of the club is to provide education. There are photo editing and composition workshops in the fall and special classes throughout the year cover advanced or very technical subjects. Special interest groups are formed as needed.
The club maintains a studio in the Lakes Manor. The studio includes computers with color calibrated high resolution monitors, printers, scanners, a mat cutter, and other equipment used for club activities.
The Camera Club at Willow Valley is a noncompetitive club for any Resident of any level who is interested in photography. Members have a wide range of skills and abilities and they encourage and mentor one another to have fun taking and sharing pictures.