ROCKINGHAM – Earlier this week, drivers in downtown Rockingham may have noticed several people walking around with cameras and peeping through store windows. But one is not to be alarmed; it was just the Richmond County Photography Group (RCPG) exploring the area.
RCPG, which is headed by Jimmy McDonald, went on a scavenger hunt photo shoot. The scavenger hunt required members to search the downtown area for 25 items, all of which needed to be captured to complete the event.
After about an hour of strolling through the streets and snapping shots, the team met back at the Arts Center and discussed the scavenger hunt, as well as their monthly assignment.
The group is sponsored and hosted by Arts Richmond, located at 123 East Washington Street, Rockingham, and it meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. RCPG had its first meeting in April of 2012.
There are monthly and weekly assignments which are not mandatory, but give attendees the option to participate if desired. The meetings encourage, educate and expand the photographic knowledge and capabilities of the members. The group is open to anyone 16 or older, and there is no fee to join.
Arts Richmond also hosts an annual exhibit of RCPG’s monthly and quarterly assignments during the month of December for the public to view.
The group encourages local amateur photographers to check out its Facebook page, Richmond County Photography Group, and join in on the weekly assignments which are posted in the “files” section at the top of the page.
For more information, contact Arts Richmond at (910) 997-6008.