The Photography Club was established in April this year due to the keen interest of residents and staff who wanted to learn and develop their photography skills. Keith Rowland, local amateur photographer volunteered his help and guidance to the residents. His enthusiasm, patience and guidance has been core to the group, installing the confidence and inspiration to allow the members to “look at their surroundings in a whole new different light.”
26 mounted photographs taken by residents and staff were exhibited and all prints were for sale on the evening. Residents, families and friends also enjoyed wine and a cheese board as they perused the photographs on show.
Audra Hunt, Living Well Manager and keen photographer commented, “We are delighted with the turnout at our first exhibition and believe the Middleton Hall photography group will go from strength to strength. Many of the photographs were sold on the evening and there has been a lot of positive comments from many interested in joining the group.”
Interestingly a recent study in the USA lead by Dr Denise Park of over 200 people aged 60 and over showed that by learning something new and developing a new skill such as digital photography improves long term memories and keeps the mind sharp.
If you are interested in joining the Group, please speak to Audra Hunt.