TALENTED photographers were honoured to be in front of the camera instead of behind the lens after winning coveted awards.

Knutsford Photographic Society celebrated the end of the season with a prizegiving ceremony.

New club president John Horsley said: “This has been quite an outstanding year for the club in many ways.

“We started by launching a learning framework of sub groups designed to give members the necessary skills to really enjoy their photography no matter what genre they are interested in.

“As a club we entered external competitions and did exceptionally well, including winning the A50 challenge, a triple header against Holmes Chapel and Congleton.

“Individually, members entered salons, both in the UK and internationally, where the winning run continued with a range of ribbons and certificates.”

A great programme of events, including several practical evenings and a selection of inspirational speakers, he said, has significantly increased their membership.

Award winners included John Horsley Annual Prints, Nigel Wells Print Photographer of the year, Gordon Spruce PDI Photographer of the year, Mike Lloyd Triptych, John Cridland Annual PDI’s, Karl Hogg Buildings in Cheshire and Roger Hume who received the President’s Trophy.

Images captured by member will be on display at their annual exhibition at Knutsford Heritage Centre. 

This runs from Saturday, August 3 to Saturday, September 28.

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The exhibition only opens on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

Last year, it attracted more than 400 visitors.

This year, people will again have the opportunity to vote for their favourite and enter a draw for a signed copy.

The exhibition features more than 30 mounted prints, continuously projected digital images, members articles, awards and images from the Knutsford May Day celebration.

The club starts a new season on September 17.

New members are most welcome.

For more details visit knutsfordps.org.uk

The group meets on Tuesday evenings at 7.55pm, in the Old School Rooms, at Brook Street Chapel, Brook Street.