HDCC is delighted to present a major seven-week event – running from 5th November to 22nd December 2011 – to celebrate our sixtieth anniversary. This exhibition of photos and equipment at the fine Hertford Museum in Bull Plain includes a display of some of the best work of the Club's members over the last 60 years.
It also recalls some key photographic events, and traces the changes in photographic equipment and techniques over the last eighty years through a broad display of iconic cameras and other historic items, as well as a tiny ‘darkroom’.
60 years of photography ...
If you need help with any aspect of your photography – whether you're a beginner or a seasoned camera user – why not come to one of the two free Photo Surgeries, where our experienced members will do their best to assist; they cover a wide range of photo techniques, from film and the darkroom to the latest digital cameras and computer-based processing. Or you may want advice on composition, how much to zoom, or choice of viewpoint for maximum pictorial impact. Come along to the Museum on Wednesday 23 November, 5:00-8:00 pm, or on Saturday 10 December, 1:30-4:30 pm.
Hertford Museum is an accessible and fascinating place where local people and visitors can enjoy and be inspired by their heritage. It has been a much-loved local museum since 1903, with many interesting objects telling the story of the county town. Following a £1 million refurbishment in 2007-2008, a redesigned, well-fitted and accessible part of the historic building is now used for temporary exhibitions covering a wide range of interests, and we are delighted to be making use of this space for 'Snapshots in Time'. Hertford Museum was long-listed for the Art Fund Prize 2011, alongside nine other national museums, and although it didn't make the short list its nomination reflects its standing in the museum world.