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"A Touch of Spring" is a photo by Rachael Shryne, one of the featured photographers in the new show by the Redwood Camera Club this month at the Old Town Art Gallery.

Thirteen Redwood Camera Club members will be exhibiting their photography at the Old Town Art Gallery, 233 F St. in Eureka, during the month of June. The featured artists will be Jim and Rachael Shryne.

Jim Shryne has been interested in photography since the age of 10 when his father gave him a Brownie camera and the only instruction was to "always keep the sun to your back." His work career offered the opportunity to learn and use photography for research and presentations. He also worked assisting a wedding photographer during that time. After he married Rachael, family was the main subject for taking pictures.

In 2010, the couple joined the Redwood Camera Club even though Rachael had no interest in photography, but had always been supportive, even helping Jim in the darkroom. She soon became curious enough to ask to use his digital camera and she was on her way to becoming an avid photographer.

Now they both have digital cameras and can be found spending time together looking for new photo opportunities and learning the skills to become better photographers. The couple say they both feel strongly that member critiques at the Redwood Camera Club meetings have improved their skills as photographers and will continue to participate in them.

The Redwood Camera Club was founded in 1987. The club is committed to fostering an environment of inspiration, support, talent and expertise for Humboldt County photographers.

Redwood Camera Club members exhibiting their work this month are Thomas Bethune, Allen Bird, Pam Cone, Sharon Falk-Carlsen, Jon Exley, Jim Shryne, Rachael Shryne, Betty Fowler, Jack Hopkins, Greg Nyquist, Joe Ortiz, Diane Williams and William Wood. Members will be at the Arts Alive! reception from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday. Refreshments will be served.