JOHNSTONE Community Camera Club is looking to snap up some new recruits for 2018.

Budding photographers of all levels are welcome to get involved in taking pictures, editing images and sharing knowledge at the weekly group meetings.

Members can also learn how to improve their photographs by gaining a better understanding of how their cameras work.

In addition, there are opportunities to learn about composition and light, as well as discussing the work produced by other group members.

Michael Dick, club president, told The Gazette: “We have a packed programme coming up for 2018 and are looking for new members to come along.

“It doesn’t matter what your level of ability is, as long as you have a good eye for what makes a good photo.

“Looking ahead to the coming months, there will be opportunities for group members to get involved in photography competitions and excursions to practice new skills.

“Our next outing will take place either this month or in February, when we will be capturing light trails.”

Johnstone man Jim Sharkey won the club’s December competition with an impressive image, called Clydeside, which features Glasgow landmarks such as the SEC Armadillo concert venue.

Some of the other entries for the monthly competition can also be seen on these pages.

Members of the camera club meet at Johnstone Castle Learning Centre, in Pine Crescent, every Monday, starting at 7pm.

For more information about the club, including forthcoming events, visit the club’s Facebook page at