AN ‘IMPRESSIVE year of excellent photography’ has been celebrated by Aireborough Camera Club.

The group, winding up its activities for the 2018-19 season, held its Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening at Bradford Golf Club in May.

The entries were judged by representatives from The Yorkshire Photographic Union (YPU) and featured an array of striking subjects. The winning photographs covered everything from a street scene in Cuba to action shots of an Otley Cycle Club race and a stunning picture of a wild leopard drinking.

Aireborough Camera Club’s Vice President, Chris Owens, said: “The YPU judges have, again, had difficulty in selecting winning images from the very high quality of those entered for all the different competitions.

“It is becoming more obvious that our members are responding to the comments and guidance offered by the judges as well as pushing their own boundaries.

“The members’ images for our different internal competitions and personal presentations have been varied in subject but are all of exceptional quality.

“We have had an influx of new members of varying experience and imagination and this has been quite a stimulus for the existing members, as have the very varied presentations from visiting experts and professionals.”

Mr Owens also reflected on a busy past year. He said: “The season started with a visit from Jessops, the photographic people, Urban Images with Ian Wray and Commercial and Architectural Photography from Giles Rocholl - all of which gave us an insight into photography we are not usually greatly involved in.

“We have also had the opportunity to appreciate the images and techniques of highly respected photographers including Colin Williams, Robert Child, Sue Rigg and Erica Oram.

“The club’s annual photographic trip took us to Betws-y-Coed in North Wales and we were presented with some wonderful scenery.

“The club’s annual open photographic competition My Yorkshire, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin and Aireborough Rotary with a first prize of £100 in the Adult section and £50 first prize in the Secondary section, was well supported and we felt it was so successful that we introduced a winter open, Travel and Landscape, which drew in some wonderful images from all round the world.

“Morgan Travel, Jessops and Blue Residential sponsored that competition.”

This year’s summer open competition, Yorkshire Life, is now open and is free to enter. For more details visit .

The club’s new season will begin with an open evening on Wednesday, September 11 from 7.30pm at Guiseley Theatre. Mr Owens added: “Whatever your photographic experience do come along and see us, new members will find a warm welcome.”

The 2018- 2019 competition winners for projected digital and print images were:-

Three Photos on a theme - Derek Middleton, Tamsin Bailey

Monochrome - Derek Middleton, Jean Middleton

Nature - Dave Varney, John Hirst

Pictorial - Mike Woodcock, John Hirst

Photojournalism - Tamsin Bailey, John Hirst

Portrait - Mike Woodcock, Tamsin Bailey

Record - Barry North, Bill Butcher

Best Action Image - Tamsin Bailey

Best Digital Image - Derek Middleton

Best Colour Print - Bill Butcher

Audio Visual Presentation - Tony Collinson

Annual Challenge - Chris Owens and John Hirst

New Members Portrait - Mary Richards

New Members Record - Barbara Bentley, Mary Richards

Presidents Shield - Barbara Bentley

Rose Bowl - Mary Richards

Anthony Hunter Trophy - Jane Wainwright, Maureen Pollard, Pauline Marshall