The meeting began with Joe reminding members about the SPF Digital Competition meeting at Stirling University Campus on Sunday 22nd November . It is a good day out and provides the opportunity to see the best of images from other Scottish Clubs. Musselburgh Camera Club has not entered this year. We are building up a large collection of images to use for future inter-club competitions. There is no need to wait to enter a club competition. If your think you have some good images send them anytime to Joe ( Vice Chairman) or George Todd ( Competition Secretary ).
The meeting on 5th November will have Nadine Dunnigan as speaker – a change to the published Syllabus. She will describe her experiences during her transformation from an amateur photographer to a professional – earning money for her photographic activities !
The main part of the meeting consisted of the judging of the MCC Club Print Competition by Charlie Summers of Midlothian Camera Club. 58 images were entered covering a wide variety of subjects. Charlie commented that most of the prints were of a very high technical standard. He emphasised the importance of presentation with prints. Apart from detailed comments on the individual images, general comments were that a number of images were too tight within the frame. Also, some had wide white borders which distracted attention from the image itself. Some prints had got damaged by being stuck together during transport to judging, due to excess of glue. It is very important to make sure that every print is clean and non sticky.
The winner was a beautiful shot of a pair of otters at Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian.