MALVERN's Beacon Camera Club is creating a new Facebook page to allow photographers old and new to post photos of the hills, the town and the surrounding area.

The club has launched the page to take advantage of all the opportunities the local area offers to photographers.

Club chairman Ian Thompson said: “ e are delighted to be using the power of social media to allow anyone with a camera, a mobile phone or a tablet to post images to record and celebrate the beauty of the Malvern area."

Malvern mayor Julian Roskams praised the club's initiative, saying: “ A great photographer once said 'photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.'

"For many years now through their work and their wonderful public exhibitions, Beacon Camera Club have allowed us not just to see our wonderful town and its surroundings, but to feel it, to experience it. And now they are offering everyone the opportunity to express their feelings through their photography – an initiative I warmly welcome."

Beacon Camera Club has been in operation for over 40 years and now has over 125 members. It meets every Thursday at Malvern Vale Community Centre, where it hosts presentations by skilled photographers, instructional evenings on photographic software and technique, and competitions.