Cheshire Life - - Towns -

Judie Tin­gle wed­ding ear­lier this year was a quiet af­fair – just her, hus­band Paul and their young son Os­car were present at a small church in Las Ve­gas when they said their vows. And there’s not much ev­i­dence of the big day in her home, ei­ther. Yet.

She might have founded the Congleton Cam­era Club, but so far there’s just one of her pho­tos on the walls.

‘The only pic­ture of mine on the walls at home is one of Os­car that came se­cond in a com­pe­ti­tion where the prize was to have your pic­ture put on can­vas,’ she said. ‘Paul doesn’t like pic­tures of peo­ple around the house, so we don’t even have a wed­ding pic­ture up. But we will have.’

The for­mer air stew­ardess started out tak­ing pic­tures on her mo­bile but she said: ‘I started get­ting jeal­ous of peo­ple with big lenses so I bought my­self a cam­era and I haven’t looked back. I just get out there, I see pho­tos ev­ery­where I go.’

She is now the pho­tog­ra­pher for Congleton Town Foot­ball Club and is a reg­u­lar fix­ture on the touch­lines at other sport­ing events around the town. She also does some work for lo­cal news­pa­pers and or­gan­ises events and out­ings for the cam­era club.

‘The club started with me and some friends go­ing out with our cam­eras,’ Judie added. ‘Then we set up a group on Face­book and it grew from there. Now we meet ev­ery two weeks and ar­range events and out­ings.’

The Face­book group now has more than 300 mem­bers and trips so far in­clude vis­its to Manch­ester Velo­drome, Stoke Speed­way and Bid­dulph Coun­try Park and you’ll be able to see some of the mem­bers’ finest work when they stage their se­cond ex­hi­bi­tion at The Old Sawmill in No­vem­ber.

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