Our guest speaker last night was Alistair White who has spent many years specialising in ‘Nature Photography’. He has made many trips with specialist guides to many parts of the world and we were privileged to see many rare species of birds that he ‘captured’ with his camera.
He has also went on safari in Tanzania going to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Kilimanjaro where he has taken images of Lions, elephants, fighting giraffes and zebras. He witness the Wildebeest migration and dozens of other wild animals.
He also ‘took us’ to the US where he has photographed many of the canyons and National Parks. We also visited New Zealand and Costa Rica.
Members were very impressed with this illustrated talk and we look forward to perhaps seeing his latest adventures next season.
There are a number of photographic exhibitions that are worth visiting:
1. National Museum Scotland – Wildlife Photographer of the year – free – until 1st June.
2. National Portrait Gallery – The Taylor Photographic Portrait Prize – free – until 26th May
3. Queen Margaret University Camera Club – free – 31st March -7th April.
Mike Clark has arranged an evening visit to the Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World on Thursday 17th April 7.30pm – in order to have this special opportunity there has to be a minimum of 15 people – currently on the list there are 18 names – any member is welcome to come along, so if you are interest either put your name on the list on the notice board or send me an e mail.
It is next to:- Dobbies Garden World, Melville Nursery, Lasswade, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH18 1AZ
Next week we will see the results and images from our B & W comp. which had to be postponed owing to the illness of judge Libby Smith.
Also we will see the Digital Images in respect of our set subject comp. ‘Night Photography’. which will be judged on the night by Joe Fowler. So there is still time to e mail me with your entries.