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.

Photo Advice Night This Evening

Tonight is photo advice night. Please bring along some images for which you would like advice or feedback. This is a good night for anyone to bring their images for advice on how to improve them. It is also a good evening to share hints and tips.

If you are connecting by Zoom, please save your images to a folder so you can share your screen and show them. The Zoom information is exactly the same as for last week’s meeting.

If you are coming along to the Fisherrow Centre, please bring your images on a data stick so we can load them onto the club laptop at the beginning of the night. If you would like advice on a mounted or unmounted print please bring it to Fisherrow.

I look forward to seeing you at 7:30 this evening.

George Robertson’s talk coming this Thursday

Our first face to face talk of the season takes place at 7:30pm this Thursday, 23rd September 2021 at the Fisherrow Centre. George Robertson will giving a talk entitled “Into the Throne room of the Mountain Gods”, describing his challenging mountain photography journey around the Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram mountains of Northern Pakistan.

George won the ‘Urban Life’ category of ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’ 2017 and 2020 awards. Check out the following links to see some of George’s work.

http://www.mountaintreks.co.uk/

https://www.mountaintreksphotos.co.uk/

Come along to the Fisherrow Centre room G3 on Thursday to meet with George, or alternately connect remotely by Zoom to see George’s talk from the comfort of your own home. If you have joined the club, or are thinking of joining, and have not yet received the Zoom link to our club meetings, please contact the club chair at StevenMBeard@aol.com

16 September 2021 (Introduction to Photography)

This week I gave my introduction to photography presentation for beginners, this time as a combined face to face and Zoom presentation. This was the first use of the club’s new wireless microphone, which we found was good for picking up the speaker but not so good for picking up the chat from within the room. Next time we will switch to a different microphone for the questions and chat.

Here is a collection of downloadable notes, if anyone would like more details.

The following downloadable notes and give more information on club competitions.

After the presentation there was a technical hitch, where the club laptop struggled to manage a Zoom meeting and play a Dingwall DVD at the same time. After a few minutes delay we eventually showed some inspirational images from the Dingwall Camera Club National Projected Image Exhibition.

Digital Projected Images Competition – Submission date coming up

A reminder that the submission date for the Digital Projected Images competition is this coming Thursday, 16th September 2021. This is an open competition, so you can send colour images of any subject. If you would like to enter, please send 3 JPEG images to George Todd (georgetodd1957@me.com) by this Thursday.

Please resize your images to no larger than 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels tall.

Musselburgh Rugby Club Photoshoot

The club has received the following message:

Good afternoon. My name is Scott Johnston and I help run the Scottish Police Rugby Section and we are hosting our first game in over 2 years on Wednesday the 15th September at Musselburgh Rugby Club. It’s an evening kick off (7:30pm) and the game is being used as a trial match to pick our national team to take on the English police later this year.

I was wondering if any of your members would be interested in attending and taking some pictures of the match.

thanks
Scott

Please contact Elaine Gilroy (elainegilroy@hotmail.com) if you would like to get in touch with Scott.

Welcome to the 2021-2022 season!

We started the 2021/2022 club season with a new meeting format. Our 2019/2020 club season was interrupted by the Covid pandemic and our 2020/2021 season was entirely virtual, with meetings hosted by Zoom. This year we moved to a hybrid format. 17 club members gathered at the Fisherrow Centre and another 6 joined us by Zoom. I was delighted to welcome 4 potential new members! There had been some changes at the Fisherrow Centre since we were last there, and our projection screen has been replaced by an entire section of the wall coated with screen paint. During the meeting we displayed the mounted prints that had been left at Fisherrow, and club members had a chance to retrieve their own prints.

The last meeting held at the Fisherrow Centre was on the 19th March 2020, when we viewed and commented on images provided in advance by Mölnlycke Fotoclubb, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Our last club meeting at the Fisherrow Centre in 2020.

Those were the last images projected at Fisherrow in 2020, and they were the first images projected at Fisherrow now we are back in 2021. During the lockdown we learned that Zoom can connect you with people who would be too far away to travel to a regular club meeting, and a year later we hosted our Swedish interclub live with with members of Mölnlycke Fotoclubb.

Zoom gives us the chance to reach out to other clubs who would otherwise be too far away.

I hope the new hybrid meeting format will give us the best of both worlds. We have a packed programme coming up, with a mixture of face to face meetings at Fisherrow plus virtual events hosted by Zoom and played at Fisherrow.

The club programme

Thank you to everyone who came to Fisherrow, and thank you to everyone who connected by Zoom. At our next meeting we will connect with Beeslack Penicuik Camera Club by Zoom, where speaker John Nathan will talk about travel photography. I will send the Zoom information to members before the meeting. The meeting will also be shown in room G3 at Fisherrow.

Welcome back everyone, and see you next Thursday.

Steven

The 2021 Tour of Britain – 11th September 2021

The Hawick to Edinburgh stage of the 2021 Tour of Britain cycle race takes place on 11th September 2021. The route takes the cyclists through the Scottish borders and offers the opportunity to photograph cyclists against a scenic backdrop. Full information can be found on the Tour of Britain web site (link below).

https://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-seven/

Risk Assessment for Face-to-Face Club Meetings

If you are planning to come to our opening night at 7:30pm in rooms G3 and G2 of the Fisherrow Centre this Thursday (2nd September) you may be interested in the reopening statement and risk assessment which the Fisherrow Centre have published (click on the link below):

https://fisherrowcentre.org/re-opening-1

The Fisherrow Trust ask anyone visiting the centre to:

  • Use hand sanitizer when entering the building;
  • Check in to NHS test and trace using the QR codes posted at the centre;
  • Wear masks in the corridors and public areas, unless exempt.

The Fisherrow Trust will ensure all areas are cleaned and the rooms have extra ventilation (please do not close the windows). Social distancing within the centre is no longer mandatory. Mask wearing within club rooms is at the discretion of each club, and clubs can add their own procedures based on their own risk assessment.

  • Although social distancing is no longer mandatory at Fisherrow, please respect other members’ space and spread out within the room. Please wear a mask unless seated or drinking tea or coffee.
  • Please do not come to a face-to-face club meeting if you are feeling unwell or have been asked to self-isolate. The club recommends using the Scottish government’s home Covid testing service:
  • We will provide additional hand sanitizer and wipes within the club rooms near shared items (like the sign in sheet).
  • Shared equipment (such as the laptop keyboard, wireless microphone, laser pointer and mouse) will be wiped before and after use.
  • Shared mugs will no longer be available. If you would like tea or coffee please bring your own mug and take it away at the end of the night. (This is also dictated by the centre’s new storage policy.)
  • We will be restarting our programme gradually and offering hybrid sessions so members can choose between attending in person or by Zoom. We have booked two rooms for opening night so we can space ourselves out while welcoming new members. All competitions will be judged digitally until after Christmas.
  • We will aim to have more outdoor meetings, such as club photoshoots.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Musselburgh Camera Club, whichever way you choose to join us.