Pop-Up Photographic Exhibition

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Newton Abbot Photographic Club (NAPC) has championed photography ever since it was first formed way back in 1942. In those days it was something of an elitist hobby, but now nearly everyone carries a camera in their pocket or bag every day.

Mobile phone cameras can produce pleasing images at the touch of a button. It has been suggested that, around the world, more photographs are taken in one day than would have been taken in an entire year in the pre mobile phone camera days.

All well and good, but have you ever thought what it is like to produce and edit your own pictures; to really add your own creativity to the finished article, rather than relying on the camera to decide for you?

In an effort to highlight the art of photography, NAPC, in collaboration with three local schools, are staging a Pop-Up photographic exhibition, which will take place on Tuesday 6th February 2024, between 5pm and 9pm, at Newton Abbot’s Courtenay Centre.

The exhibition will feature the work of GCSE and A-Level students from Newton Abbot College, Coombeshead Academy and South Dartmoor Community College, alongside that of club members. There will be two galleries – one for printed images, and one for projected digital images. Entry is free, and light refreshments will be available for a nominal payment.

NAPC Secretary, Kirsty Peake, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to show the achievements of both students and Club members to the residents of south Devon.  Not only is the age range impressive, so is the range of knowledge and experience.  We are looking forward to future collaborations with the schools.”

The Courtenay Centre can be found at Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2QA. Limited free parking is available on site, with additional parking at Cricketfield Road Car Park (free after 6pm).

NAPC always seeks new members. We meet on Tuesday evenings at The Courtenay Centre from September until the end of April and have a full programme of talks, demonstrations, competitions and critique sessions. Additionally, we have a Locations Group, with outings to several photogenic events and places throughout the year.

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