Amateur photographers will get the chance to see their work on display as part of a major exhibition.
Bolton Camera Club is joining forces with Bolton Digital Photographic Society and Bolton Art Circle to present their annual exhibition, Bolton Art and Photography, at Bolton Museum.
The exhibition runs from Saturday, February 5 to Saturday, March 26 and for the first time will feature The Public’s Gallery, where budding David Baileys can see their own creations on show.
With equipment on loan from Digital SLR magazine, Bolton Camera Club will be able to transform images taken by members of the public into framed prints which will be displayed in the gallery alongside the exhibition items.
There is no charge for this service, but prints will be produced on a first come, first served basis.
There is space for around 30 images, and anyone interested should take along their photograph to the gallery between 10am and 2pm any day during the first week of the exhibition.
Images will be accepted on cameras, memory sticks, CDs or as prints.
Bolton Camera Club president, Ray Jefferson, said: “Unlike the days of film, taking photographs can be very straightforward and rewarding nowadays using a digital camera.
“We would like to encourage people to share their results with others in a formal gallery setting. In this way we can celebrate their efforts and perhaps encourage them to take an even deeper interest in their photography.”
Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Adult and Community Services, Councillor Elaine Sherrington, said: “These groups are very dedicated to their art and always put on a fantastic exhibition.
“I would encourage anyone with even the slightest interest in photography to take up the camera club’s offer of having their creations on display. I’m sure there is a wealth of hidden talent out there.”
As well as photographs, the exhibition will feature a selection of watercolours, oils and other mediums by Bolton Art Circle.
The exhibition is free to visit.