Tonight I should be going to the camera club meeting. It’s a social night as far as I can work out with a matting workshop attached. The weather outside is just plain nasty with rain, hail and in some places even snow, so there is very little incentive to go out in it.
If you have any interest in photography at all at an amateur level then I strongly recommend joining your local camera club. It is a place where you can learn from others who have a similar interest, join in on club activities and challenges and in general have a lot of fun with your camera.
I joined the Upper Hutt camera club back in 2004 and not long after that shifted to the Hutt Camera club. The Hutt club were more structured which suited me much better. They have regular inhouse competitions and also participate in inter-club competitions both regional and national.
Over the years I have made a lot of friends at Camera Club and being as I didn’t know a lot of people in the area when I joined it has been very helpful in allowing me to establish a whole new circle of friends. Ok so now I am starting to feel a little bad about not going tonight, but then I look out the window at the weather and remember why I decided not to go. I will just stay here in the warm by the fire and chat with you all.