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.

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

Set Subject “Travel” Competition This Week

Happy New Year to members!

A reminder that our club evenings restart this week. On Thursday, 9th January 2020 at 7:30pm, Jim Tod will reveal the result of our first set subject competition on the theme of “Travel”.

This Thursday is also the hand-in date for prints submitted to the Human Portrait Print Competition. In this competition colour or black and white prints are accepted, as long as the main subject is a person or group of people. Please bring 3 mounted prints and send JPEG copies of your 3 images to George Todd at georgetodd1957@me.com.

Please ensure that competition prints are attached to mounts no larger that 40cm x 50cm in size, as larger mounts will not fit into the carrying folder. The club mount cutter will be available this Thursday if you need help cutting a mount to size.

Pecha Kucha Evening

Tomorrow we are having our Pecha Kucha evening. Here’s how it works for members who are unfamiliar with the evening:

  • Choose 10 digital images you would like to show to other members. These can be images on any subject, and they don’t need to be your images. Examples can include holiday pictures, a new experimental technique you are trying, images from a photographer you admire or from a magazine you like, images seen on an “image of the day” web site, etc… New and interesting images which are completely different from what we normally see during competitions are encouraged!
  • Save JPEG copies of your images onto a data stick and bring them along tomorrow evening. Make sure you name your files so they will display in the order you want (for example 1_first.jpg, 2_second.jpg, etc…). To make things easier on the night, it would help if you put all your images into a folder with your name.
  • At the beginning of the night we will load all the images onto the club laptop and store them in separate folders. (Creating your own folder on the data stick will help.)
  • When all the images are loaded and ready to go, we all take turns presenting our 10 images, spending no more than 20 seconds on each image so we can present as many as possible on the night. Images are shown in the order received.

I look forward to seeing what you bring along. Have fun choosing your images!

 

Camera and lens for sale

The club has received the following message:
Hi
I am a past member of midlothian  camera club and I have a canon 70d with a canon 18×200 is lens for sale both of which are in excellent condition. There are also a number of extras to go with it. The reason I am selling the camera is because I upgraded to a canon 5d mk iv. The price I am asking is £575.00 but I would be open to offers.
Thank you.
Douglas Currie

Black and White Print Competition Closing Date

This Thursday, 7th November 2019, is the closing date for the black and white print competition. Please bring along 3 mounted prints. The prints can be of any subject, as long as they are made from shades of black, white and grey. If you enter the competition please also send digital versions of your images as 3 JPEG files to George Todd (georgetodd1957@me.com). This is important, as we will not be able to enter the black and white prints to the 4-way competition on the 21st November, but we will be able to use the digital copies.

I will set up the club mount cutter in the back room at 7pm for members wishing to tidy up their mounts before submitting their prints..

Members with a collection of nature photographs may be interested to know that the RSPB have a competition to find images they can feature in their “Inspiring Nature” calendar, with winners receiving a pair of binoculars. The closing date is 17th November 2019. Click the link below for details.

RSPB Inspiring Nature Calendar Competition

 

10 October 2019 (A Journey to 80 Degrees North: The Land of the Polar Bear

On 10th October 2019, Christine Murdie gave us a fascinating, illustrated story of her journey to the arctic to carry out a survey. Christine is a qualified conservationist who works for the marine charity Orca, which is committed to studying and protecting whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Click here to see about some of Christine’s recent surveys for Orca.

Christine described a cruise to the Barents Sea via Norway, where she was tasked with counting and photographing wildlife (especially cetaceans). She showed us the images taken en-route: some of the wildlife she was surveying and some of the spectacular scenery which distracted her from the wildlife. On the way she visited Stravanger, Lysefjord, Bergen, Andalsnes, Alesund, Rorvik (where she spotted a lion’s mane jellyfish), Torghaten (with views of the seven sisters mountain range), the Lofoten Islands,  Trollfjord (place of trolls), Tromsø,  Honningsvåg, and then arrived at the northern cape of Norway. After that, the ship travelled on to Bear Island and Svalbard. Amongst shots of the breathtaking scenery, Christine showed us some rarely-seen images of whales with babies and blue whales breaching.

The story, though spectacular, was tinged with some sadness. There was far less snow up above the arctic circle than there used to be just a few decades ago, and she has watched the glaciers are retreating over the years. The idyllic Norwegian fishing towns contrasted strongly with the ugly and polluting Russian mining operations in the Barents Sea. The wildlife count was smaller than it used to be, and some species (including the polar bear featured in the title of the talk) were not seen at all during the most recent trip. All in all, a fascinating talk with a conservation message for us all to take away.