Club meeting 17.11.11

A warm welcome to out latest member, John Fraser who joined us last night.

I  announced the sad news last night that Bill Brown’s wife died last week – we send our condolences to Bill – the funeral will take place at 2 pm on  Monday at Seafield Crematorium.

Last night we were able to see the winning entries in the Photographic Alliance of GB for 2009, we will see the 2010 version at a later date.
It was a two parter, the first one had many stunning images, all of which had the consistence element that what was needed to be in focus was and the background
was out of focus (good depth of field) with no intruding and distracting elements to take the eye off of the main subject.

The second set of images were, although good, were not up to the same standard and I am sure that we can easily compete, so please look through your images, no matter how old
and if you have some that we could use, e mail them to Dell, asap, so that he can make a selection that we can put into next years competition and get MCC firmly on the map.

Yesterday I spent an interesting time with a preview of the Portrait Gallery, which re opens to the public on 1st Dec.The improvements are very impressive and they now have a dedicated
gallery for Photography (the only one in Scotland), they also have three further small exhibition of photographs, so it is certainly worth a visit.

Future Club Competitions

The set subject ‘Abstract‘ – you can broaden out the literal meaning and include living things, but the images need to be different of quirky, so use you imagination and see what you can come up with.
But will everyone please have a go and submit up to three imaged by the meeting on 5th Jan. Anita will be the judge, so I am sure she will be ‘generous’ with her comments.

The monochrome Prin
t submissions are required by the meeting on 19th Jan. any type of image, but monotone (no colour). You can use Photoshop to convert – if any member needs some training, this can be catered for between 7-7.30 on  club nights – see John Napier or myself to arrange. One of the exhibitions at the Portrait Gallery details Thomas Anna’s mono /sepia images of the slums of Glasgow, taken during 1868-71 – these might give you some inspiration.

Next week – we have an illustrated talk by the sports photographer, Andy Bennetts, on ‘Capturing Sport’. This should be very worthwhile and we no doubt be able to pick up many tips on the insight to this demanding subject.

Lets have a good turnout next week.

Clive