WHIDDON Kelso resident Val Knight is at the forefront of a popular new camera club established at the aged care home.
Ms Knight, 89, has donated a number of cameras for residents to use as they explore the hobby.
The camera club, which includes more than 20 residents and employees, meets each month to chat about photography and to choose the theme for the monthly photo challenge, which will culminate in a photographic exhibition.
The club was born after Whiddon Kelso arranged for Ms Knight to attend a workshop in the community after finding out that she wanted to further explore photography.
"I also love photography, so together, Val and I established the new camera club here at Whiddon Kelso and wanted to involve residents and team members, to make it an activity that we could enjoy together," Whiddon Kelso director of care services Nicole Mahara said.
"It's a fantastic program and our residents and team members enjoy sharing their skills and learning new new ones to test out.
"There's a lot of discussion and experimentation with our cameras and each month, we choose a theme for a photo challenge and catch up at the next meeting to share our masterpieces, which we will reveal at our end of year exhibition.
"For Val, it's been a very rewarding experience and she has kindly donated a number of cameras for residents to use.
"Val's a life member of the Bathurst Camera Club and was very proud to have won many prizes in photographic competitions over the years."
The next steps for the Whiddon Kelso camera club are to introduce local guest speakers and regular outings around Bathurst for residents to capture photos for their monthly challenge.
The club plans to enter photos in the Royal Bathurst Show.