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.

MCC Trip to the Trossachs – This Weekend

Jim Tod has provided more information about this weekend’s club trip to Loch Ard in the Trossachs. Jim is proposing to go on Saturday morning, as the weather forecast looks better that day, and there is a chance of some morning mist. If you would like to go on the trip please sign the list on club noticeboard this evening. (I will be passing Jim’s contact details to those who signed up, in case you need to get in touch on the day.) Jim recommends bringing warm clothing and wellies. (Some photographic equipment would also help! 🙂 )

On the subject of car sharing, Jim is happy to pick up 2 members from Eskbank railway station car park at 5:50-6:00am on Saturday. Please call him if you would like a lift.

Jim has provided some maps showing the meet-up points. The first map shows an overview of Loch Ard. The 7:30am meeting point is on the right, on the road from Aberfoyle, and the 10:30am meeting point is on the left, near Kinlochard village hall.

Here are some more detailed maps of the two meeting points.

I hope you all have a fabulous trip, get some good weather and come back with some great sunrise images to share with the club.

 

Colour Print Competition

A reminder that tonight is the entry date for the Musselburgh Camera Club colour print competition. Please bring your 3 mounted prints. Any subject is accepted. If you haven’t already done so, please also send 3 JPEG copies of your images to our competition secretary, George Todd (georgetodd1957@me.com). Having JPEG copies give us more flexibility in the inter-club competitions. (Hint: Some images that look good as prints may need to be darkened slightly to make good JPEGs for projection.)

See you at 7:30.

 

Photo Advice Night This Thursday

This Thursday is photo advice night. Please bring along 1, 2 or 3 prints of any subject. They don’t need to be competition quality. They don’t need to be mounted, but you can bring in a mounted print if you would like feedback on the mounting. We will sit around tables and discuss the prints in front of us. It’s a good opportunity to show your work or get some advice from fellow members.

 

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Season

Welcome to the 2019-2020 season!

I would like to welcome everyone to another season with Musselburgh Camera Club. Thank you to all who came along to this week’s opening night, especially to the potential new members who I hope we can make feel at home. If you signed up with the club you will have been given a printed copy of the syllabus. You can also find a copy of the syllabus on the web site by clicking here.

New members will also have received a copy of the guide to club competitions. You can also download a digital copy of this document by clicking the link below.

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The competitions start early this season, and entries for the Digital Projected Images (DPI) competition close next week, 25th September 2019!

We begin the new season with a refurbished laptop, thanks to Jim Tod.

Congratulations to Malcolm Roberts for winning the Sunday Times weekly “big shot” photography competition on 9th June with his shot of Antelope Canyon!

The club now has a mount cutter which members can use to improve the appearance of their mounted prints. Joe Fowler has offered to arrange a mounting masterclass for those interested in learning how to use it. Watch this space…

A reminder of some events coming up:

Please click the link below to see the club’s privacy policy, which explains how we use the contact information you provided when you signed up. It should be fairly straightforward, since we don’t pass on your information to third parties or use your details for any other reason than running club activities.

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I look forward to seeing you next week, when we will share an inspiring CD of high quality images from the Dingwall competition.

 

Entries Needed for the 2019/20 Digital Projected Images Competition

A reminder that the club is accepting entries for the 2019/20 Digital projected Images (DPI) competition. Please send your 3 images to George Todd at georgetodd1957@me.com, or bring them along to the club night on 12th September, which is the closing date.

Images should be saved as JPEG files and scaled so the longest side is no more than 1600 pixels in size and the shortest length is no larger than 1200 pixels in size. This means 4:3 ratio images can be sized to 1600×1200 pixels but 1:1 ratio images should be sized to 1200×1200 pixels.

If you have only just joined the club and would like to enter the competition but don’t know how to resize your images, send them to George anyway. We’ll give new members the benefit of the doubt, as it’s better to enter your images and get the feedback. We can show you how to resize your images for future competitions.

 

Opening Night for the 2019-2020 Season

The opening night for the 2019-2020 season takes place at the Fisherrow centre room G3 at 7:30pm this Thursday, 5th September. Come along to meet new members or try out the club, have some tea and chat and hear what the new season has to offer.

Click here to check out the latest syllabus on the web site.

NOTE: Submission for the Digital Projected Image competition is due on Thursday, 12th September 2019, only one week later. It’s time to select and prepare your three images. Please scale your images so they fit within a 1600 x 1200 rectangle and save them as JPEG files. I can show beginners how to do this on the opening night.

Events Coming Up

There are some events coming up which might be of interest to photographers:

Garden Photography

While we are on the subject of this weekend’s Musselburgh Flower Show and garden photography, the National Garden Gift Voucher scheme have announced a photographic competition where you could win a trip to next year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Click the link below for details.

https://nationalgardengiftvoucher.co.uk/photography-competition


On the same subject, the club has received the following notification :

I wanted to let your members know about an exciting weekend workshop for keen amateurs wanting to improve their garden and landscape photography skills, led by Garden Photographer of the Year 2018, Andrea Jones . September 20th-22nd.

Andrea will explore her creative process and share her trade secrets over a weekend in one of East Lothian’s most beautiful gardens, Fairnielaw. Expect an inspiring taste of practical photography, theory and image processing. Learn how to deal with the most common challenges a photographer can face; coping with harsh light, making the most of the elements and shooting in cramped spaces. group will be limited to 12 people to allow space and time with Andrea for everyone.

Click here, for details and booking. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garden-photography-workshop-with-andrea-jones-tickets-63559735881

Any queries, please let me know.

Best wishes

Susan Begg (susan@semplebegg.com)

Musselburgh Camera Club at the Annual Musselburgh Flower Show

Musselburgh Camera Club will have an exhibit at the 2019 Flower Show hosted by the Musselburgh Horticultural Society.

Click here for a full description.

Please come along to the Brunton Hall this coming Saturday, 24th August between 1pm and 4:30pm and support your club. Better still, bring your camera and photograph some of the exhibits on display.

Click here for a gallery of photos from previous shows.

 

 

Lens for Sale

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5/6.3 lens Nikon Fit Mint Condition.
Glass scratch free, body completely clean with no marks, No dust or mould in lens.
Full working order and pristine condition.
comes with lens hood, both lens caps and original box and paperwork. If you have a Nikon DSLR and want a long zoom lens at a good price this is the lens for you. Ideal for aircraft and wildlife photography
This lens has been well protected and has produced some great results (happy to show images)
Any questions just ask Mike Clark

Good price for club members