Photographers’ work on display in new city home

Sheaf Valley by Ron Walker''From the Sheffield Photographic Society Annual Exhibition 2013
Sheaf Valley by Ron Walker''From the Sheffield Photographic Society Annual Exhibition 2013

SHEFFIELD Photographic Society stages its annual exhibition in a new venue, The Workstation, from Saturday.

Having moved from Sheffield Cathedral, where redevelopment has started, it runs until next Thursday .

More than 180 print images, including trophy winners, commended and prints, were selected from over 300 by a member of the Royal Photographic Society.

The exhibition in a dedicated display area in the premises in Paternoster Row in the city centre will be opened by Prof Sally Wade, Head of Art and Design at Hallam University and head of the Sheffield Institute of Art.

Several of the exhibits capture wildlife in the Peak District, some were taken further afield. One is of Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft.

It involved a bit of wizardry by Adrian Richardson, who took a picture of a huge model of the school on show at the Warners Brothers studio in London, then snapped the sky behind Park Hill and merged the two.

Sheffield Photographic Society was formed in 1864 and is one of the oldest clubs of its type in the world. It has more than 100 members including amateurs, professional and semi-professionals using mainly digital equipment.

Members will be available throughout Saturday and Sunday to give help and advice on all aspects of photography, including setting up and using a camera and digital editing software.

Visitors are invited to bring along their cameras if they require advice.

President Keith Allchin said: “We hope it will encourage people to come along and not only enjoy the images, but to be inspired to find out more about using a camera and photography in general.”

Opening times for the exhibition, sponsored by Harrison Cameras, are: Saturday, noon to 5.30pm, Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Monday to Thursday, 8.45am to 8pm. Entry is free.