Our guest this evening was Gillian Hales a member and past president of Whitley Bay Photographic Society.
Gillian's presentation proved an eclectic mix of both digital stills and AV's covering her photographic history from picking up her first camera aged 7 through family holidays in the New Forest and gaining Duke of Edinburgh awards in gold, silver & bronze to having her work exhibited in 2008 at North Shields Library.
The presentation kicked off with an AV on 'man's best friend' accompanied by a backing track imaginatively selected entitled 'Who Let The Dogs Out' featuring a plethora of breeds from pets to working dogs.
A trip to The Kelpies near Falkirk was followed by images from the 2012 Olympic trials from Gateshead Stadium. Athletics are a sport Gillian holds close to her heart and a solo trip to the capital to produced images from the IAAF World Championships including Mo winning gold.
A trip to Italy in 1997 to visit a pen pal of many years who was getting married resulted in a series of images of her wedding.
Gillian has been engaged in a project entitled 'Faces' showing a wide variety of images both young and old with the emphasis on expressions with which she finished her presentation.
After answering members questions Gillian was thanked for her presentation and received the usual round of applause.
Bob Finlay (President)