Club Meeting 03.10.13

Print comp – two colour print images to be handed in at meeting on 17th October

Put your club number & title of image on the back of the mount.

Please put the images on a CD or e mail it to me ( image size to 1400mm longest side and put club number and title as file name                             ( i.e     01 My image.jpg.

There are two good reasons for this:-

  1. To build  the Club’s Data Base
  2. We require material for the forth coming Interclub Competitions
  • Kirkcaldy – Monday 11th Nov. 10 prints & 10 digital
  • 4 way hosted by Edinburgh 2nd Dec. 15 digital

Members can also let me have additional digital images which can go on the data base and can be considered for these external competitions – file names as above format.


  • Print Mounting – Tues.8th October –
  • Photoshop -Tues.22nd Oct – if you are interested please put your name on the list on the notice board or send me an e mail.

Last night we had the pleasure of Dr Neil Scott  to judge our first Club Competition where 27 members entered two projected images each. There was a good range of images, but one of the main points that Neil tried to advise us was that if we want to develop our skill to get to the level of ‘competition images’ they should reflect the input of the photographer.

Consider the best angle and get that different or even unique shot. Picture post card images are fine, but these have already been captured by millions of ‘point and click’ photographers. Have a good look at the scene in front of you and see if there is an element that can be homed in on that the average person would not even notice. Post processing must also be carefully considered to get the best out of the shot, experiment by using the tools that are available which can assist in maximizing the ‘real’ impact and give it that ‘wow’ factor.

Next week

We have a fascinating talk by Denis Alyshev who will introduce many of us to 3D Photography

I unfortunately have to go south again (family problems) so will miss this meeting, so Lynn will be in charge again.

I hope to be back for the meeting on 17th Oct. with Libby Smith, a skilled photographers who is one of the leading figures at the Carluke Camera Club and is now their Honorary Vice President (Hunter Kennedy who showed us his amazing work two weeks ago is also a leading member of Carluke). So this is a standard of presentation that no member should miss.