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IMAG­INE the sit­u­a­tion: you are a pho­tog­ra­pher for a news­pa­per in the West Coun­try, and you travel to Lon­don to try your luck at one of the na­tional daily pa­pers.

On your first day, you man­age to scoop a pho­to­graph of Michael Jack­son that noone else has! This is ex­actly what hap­pened to Deb­bie Brady, our speaker in Septem­ber. Deb­bie gave us a very en­ter­tain­ing talk on her life and tri­als as a photo jour­nal­ist. She worked on tabloids and the Times and ex­plained how to get that elu­sive photo shot, then think up a cap­tion to catch the ed­i­tor’s eye.

She demon­strated the huge amount of equip­ment she would have to carry around, choos­ing a brave vol­un­teer to try and hold it all at once. It was very heavy! In an­tic­i­pa­tion of our forth­com­ing group meet­ing, a num­ber of us en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion to make a pa­per aero­plane. We then had to see which one would fly the fur­thest! More se­ri­ous things were con­sid­ered at our Oc­to­ber meet­ing, when we held our AGM.

Later in the evening we were treated to a slice of birth­day cake and a good chat.

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