About musselburghcameraclub

We are a relatively small but thriving East Lothian camera club of around 50 members. For more club information and how to join please read our home page.

Some news stories you might have missed

Here are some recent BBC news stories, with some great images, you might like to catch up on while at home. Click on the links to read each story.

Wildlife photos: Squabbling mice top ‘people’s poll’ award

Doctor wins landscape photography top award

Antarctic seal photo wins top prize

In other news, the closing date of the 2020 Landscape Photographer of the Year has been extended to 10th May 2020. Now could be a good time to look through your back catalogue of images from the last 5 years. Click on the link below for information.

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020

I hope you are all staying safe and well.

 

Message from Mölnlycke Fotoclub

The club has received the following message from Martin Lunden of Mölnlycke Fotoclub.

19 March 2020 (Swedish Inter-club Competition)

Thank you for all the interesting and encouraging comments on the images. We have just looked at them all. Thank you for adding the comments to a PowerPoint presentation as it will make it a lot easier to present it to club members. We don’t know, however, when we will meet next time because of covid-19. If this will take a long time we can share this with the members. It is obvious you have spent quite a lot of time discussing images, so thanks again.

I hope you are all well and that we can stay in touch and be able to visit you in Scotland when this is over.

All the best,
Helen and Martin

Reliving Previous Club Meetings

I hope all our members are staying safe and well. While our club meetings may have been prematurely brought to an end, you can relive our previous meetings by looking up the Chairman’s Comments section of the website. One resource you may find useful is to look up the judge’s comments from previous competitions. Here, for example, are the comments from all the digital projected image competitions over the past 5 years (click on each link to bring up the page):

08 October 2015: Digital Images Competition

29 September 2016 (Digital Images Competition)

12 October 2017 (Digital Projected Images Competition)

11 October 2018 (Digital Projected Images Competition)

03 October 2019 (Digital Projected Images Competition)

The black and white prints sequence is also quite enlightening:

04 February 2016 (Black and White Print Competition)

12 January 2017 (Black and White Print Competition)

08 February 2018 (Black and White Print Competition)

13 December 2018 (Black and White Print Competition)

07 December 2019 (Black and White Print Competition)

Try looking through some of the other past competitions. Comments about distractions in the background and cropping come up again and again, but each judge also provides their own individual expertise and advice.

If you are a newcomer to the club I hope these meeting reports will help you catch up a little with what more established members have learned over the years.

MUSSELBURGH CAMERA CLUB MEETINGS CANCELLED

Dear member,

It is with great regret I have to inform you that Musselburgh Camera Club meetings have been cancelled for the rest of the season. I have been in touch with tomorrow evening’s speaker, Derek Clark, and he fully understands. We hope to rebook him next season so we don’t miss learning about documentary and street photography.

The final set subject competition and the club AGM will be postponed until the summer. I will let you know the dates.

In the meantime, I hope you all stay safe and well and continue to enjoy photography. Even if our meetings have stopped, the club carries on. We can stay in touch.

All the best,

Steven

Photographers needed for school prom on 5th June 2020

The club has been contacted by an S6 pupil from Preston Lodge High School in Prestonpans to find out if any club members would be willing to take some souvenir portraits of the class at their final year school prom at 7:30pm at the Strawberry Barn in Dunbar (near the Thistly Cross roundabout) on 5th June 2020. The pupils would like to be photographed on arrival. I think we will need more than one photographer to photograph them all in a short space of time while they are arriving (luckily it’s June so there should be daylight). The pupils are happy to reimburse expenses, although they can’t afford professional prices. To save time and costs they would be happy to accept digital copies of the photos and make and frame the prints themselves.

If you can help out on 5th June please let Joe or Steven know.

 

Borders Digital Challenge 2020

The Borders Digital Challenge competition takes place on Sunday, 15th March 2020 from 2pm to 5pm at the Tower Mill Cinema, 2 Kirkstile, Hawick, TD9 0AE. The event is being hosted by Hawick Camera Club. Come and see our images projected onto a large screen. The Tower Mill Cinema is part of the Heart of Hawick, and there is a cafe on site. Can we win this competition a 3rd time in a row, and if we do will they let us come back next year?

Click here for information on the venue.

Click here for a map and directions.

The Final Set Subject Competition – Old Faces

Our third and final set subject competition of the season is open for entries. Please send your 3 JPEG images (sized up to 1600 pixels on the longest side and up to 1200 pixels on the shortest side) on the theme of “Old Faces” to George Todd by this Thursday, 5th March 2020. The competition will be judged on 26th March 2020.

Note that this Thursday’s meeting will be in the same large room at Fisherrow where we had the 3-way competition. We will be having a joint evening with Musselburgh Art Club.

Edinburgh Photographic Society Exhibition This Saturday

The club has received the following message from Doug Berndt, predident of the Edinburgh Photographic Society. It’s short notice but worth a look if you are in Edinburgh today.


EPS is currently displaying the Royal Photographic Society’s Nature Group and Digital Imaging Group’s annual Print Exhibitions.

  1. RPS Nature Group Exhibition – EPS is exhibiting the whole of the Nature Group exhibition consisting of around 130 prints.
  2. RPS Digital Imaging Group Print Exhibition – EPS is exhibiting a selection of the DIG exhibition consisting of 36 prints.

To give non-EPS members the opportunity to view both exhibitions, EPS will open on Saturday Feb 15th between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm (last entry 3:30).
Parking in the immediate vicinity “peripheral zone area” is unrestricted at weekends.

Entrance by £2:00 donation to EPS funds.

Scotland Photographic Roadshow

The club has receive the following message from Colin Jones of The Societies of Photographers, advertising the Scottish Photographic Roadshow in Falkirk on 3rd March 2020.


The Societies of Photographers would like to invite members of Musselburgh Camera Club to attend our next roadshow in Falkirk on Tuesday 3rd March.

These roadshows are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks.

You can attend these days free of charge and they are open to members and non-members alike.

Register today – https://thesocieties.net/events/stirlingshire/

Trade Show Opening Times: 09:30-15:30

 

Free Masterclass Schedule

10:00-11:00 – Scott Johnson FSWPP Master Photographer – Making MORE money from wedding albums

Have you ever struggled in selling after the wedding has been photographed? Scott will explain his selling strategy has seen his turnover increase by over 40%! Scott will explain how he starts to sell long before the wedding day, and how he gets an average of £500 per wedding AFTER the is over. Strap in, you’re in for a wild ride!

12:00-13:00 – Luke Massey – A Spanish Winter

Join award-winning wildlife photographer & cameraman Luke Massey for a Masterclass on photographing the Spanish landscape. Luke will showcase his imagery from a winter in & around the Picos de Europa national park. An almost unknown area, yet one of Spain’s most stunning destinations.
Sponsored by Sony.

14:00-15:00 – Magdalena Sienicka ASWPP– Inspirations and ideas for Creative children portraits 

What do you think about when you are creating a Child Portrait? Is it only as a photograph to sell to your client or do you think of it as Art for your client to display proudly in their home? For Magdalena, Child Portraits are a piece of Artwork. Like a painter uses their imagination to spread paint on a canvas, a photographer needs to create and prepare for each photo shoot using their imagination, putting little pieces together to create a uniquely beautiful final picture. She will guide you through her unique style in portraiture and share with you how she sees things differently, using her imagination and things she finds around her to create the timeless light airy portraits she is becoming recognised for. Magdalena will show you her images featuring the children and the stories behind these images. You will discover how she works with children and how she poses them. Magdalena will also talk about how she styles each session using simple tricks without spending a fortune on props and dresses.

 

Mentor Me Live At The Roadshow

Have your images critiqued by Christina Lauder FSWPP Master Photographer one of our judges and mentoring specialists – you will get instant feedback and advice on your work from one of our experts.

Each session will give you 30 minutes of individual one-to-one advice.

Please bring with you 20 Images in JPEG format on a USB stick/CD or bring your own laptop.

These sessions will be of particular benefit if you are considering submitting for a qualification, though of course they can be used just to get feedback on your work.

Each session is strictly by appointment only.

Get 30 minutes of one-to-one advice for just £30. To book your mentoring session please email colin@thesocieties.net

 

Exhibitors

Aaduki Multimedia Insurance, Colorworld, Digitalab, Loxley Colour, One Vision Imaging Ltd, Sim Imaging, Sony UK, The Flash Centre, The Societies of Photographers and Wex Photo Videomore exhibitors to be confirmed soon, check our website for the full up to date list.

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE TICKETS TODAY!

Macdonald Inchyra Hotel, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK2 0YB
https://thesocieties.net/events/stirlingshire/

 

MAMA Revue 2020 Dress Rehearsal

The club has received the following message from Jane Renton, Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association president.


Happy New Year! I hope you are well.
The dress rehearsal for our upcoming Revue is next Wednesday (15th) in the Brunton theatre and once again I was wondering if any of the members of Musselburgh Camera Club would like to come along and take some photographs. The rehearsal will probably start about 7pm – 7:30 ish and we have to be out of the theatre by 10pm. If anyone is interested in coming along could they maybe drop me an email at jane.renton@btinternet.com, just so I know how many people to expect and so I can let them know if there are any changes in timing.
Many thanks
Best wishes
Jane