Jon Peters: Abstract Elements of the Urban Environment

This meeting was a mixture of highly entertaining and unusual photography. Jon Peters presented images that he had created as part of his Advanced Diploma in Photography during last year. His project 'Abstract Elements of the Urban Environment' presented some startling and thought-provoking mono images which had their origin in family holiday shots and the work of four eminent photographers who all found different ways of presenting reality. Jon's images taken locally were great examples of how the eye of the photographer is more important than having an expensive camera. If you really look hard there are images everywhere that are worth taking. Perhaps Jon's shot of a cigarette butt enlarged on a two-metre print showed this best of all and would have not been out of place in any London gallery.

David Noton's DVD 'RAW' was then shown with some useful tips on filters, infra-red photography and how to use a hyperfocal distance chart.

Wellington Camera Club is certainly a good group to join if you are interested in photography because there is always a varied programme and you are welcome whether you are a beginner or more experienced. You can view the club website at