AIREBOROUGH Camera Club is preparing to start a new season - and match the high standards it set last year.

The group rounded off the 2016-2017 programme with its annual dinner and awards ceremony, held at Peasehill House Restaurant, Rawdon.

The evening saw prizes given out to members* for producing striking images across a range of subject categories, including Nature, Monochrome, Portrait and Best Action Shot.

Vice President Chris Owens said: "Our annual club dinner and awards ceremony was a night of good food and good humour.

"We had an extremely successful season, our members benefitting from seeing the increased quality and number of images entered for the different internal competitions.

"The Yorkshire Photographic Union judges had a difficult job in selecting winners from among the high standard of entries.

"There was also an increased entry to the YPU Open Competition in both print and PDI (projected digital image) sections."

"And members' individual presentations as illustrated talks, or as a series of images on a theme with suitable musical accompaniment, were varied and fascinating, again demonstrating quality photography and imagination.

"The club also enjoyed visits from professional and semi-professional photographers giving illustrated talks on their latest or continuing projects.

"Those included the famous Route 66, The Forgotten North American Plains, Have I Got Nudes For You, How Judging Can Help You Make Better Images, and A Punt in the Dark."

"We have been extremely fortunate with our sponsorship - the Rotary Club has continued and increased its sponsorship and we have also attracted a new sponsor, Brewin Dolphin.

"As a result of our their generosity we have increased the winning prize money to £100 first prize in the Adult section and £50 in the Secondary section."

The club's new season begins at Guiseley Theatre from 7.45pm on Wednesday, September 13 and the meeting is free to attend and open to all.

Mr Owens said: "The syllabus for the new season is exciting with competitions, talks, practical sessions and visits.

"And this season we are going back to the Lake District for a three day trip.

"Whatever your photographic experience, do come along and see us."

More details, and images, can be found at .

*Aireborough Camera Club 2016 - 2017 Competition Winners: 3 Photos on a Theme: PDI - Tamsin Bailey, Print - Liakat Parapria; Monochrome: PDI - Tamsin Bailey, Print - Chris Owens; Nature: PDI - Tony Collinson, Print - Tamsin Bailey; Pictorial: PDI - Tamsin Bailey, Print - Jean Middleton; Photojournalism: PDI - Tamsin Bailey, Print - Tamsin Bailey; Portrait: PDI - Liakat Parapria, Print - Bill Butcher; Record: PDI - Harry Ferraby, Print - Chris Owens; A Day From Home: PDI - Brian Hopps, Print - Beverley Middleton; Challenge Night (4 subjects): PDI - Beverley Middleton; Best Action Shot: Print - Brian Hopps; Audio Visual Presentation: PDI - Tamsin Bailey; Beginners – Pictorial, Monochrome, Photojournalism, Portrait and Nature: PDI and Print - John Craven.