The summer has gone by so quickly! I look forward to seeing you all at our opening night at 7:30pm at the Fisherrow Centre on Thursday, 6th September 2018. There is a draft syllabus on the web site (being finalized by Jack as I write this).
In the meantime, the club has a stand at the Musselburgh Communities Day Event, taking place from 11am to 3pm next Saturday, 1st September 2018 at the Brunton Hall. Please come along for a chat. There will be many other clubs and organisations there. Stephen and I would also be grateful for volunteers willing to help look after the stand for short periods.
Martin and Helen Lunden have a set of external computer speakers they no longer need and are offering to club members. They also have some unwanted copies of “Outdoor Photography”. If you are interested please contact Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club has been made aware of the 2018 “Zero Footprints” charity competition, which is looking for entries on the theme of the environment, the climate and our impact on it. There is an entry fee of £5 to enter one image or £15 to enter up to 4 images in each of 3 categories. Click the following link for details:
The closing date is 15th August 2018, so there is hardly time to book a holiday to an exotic location to capture the kind of images they are looking for, but perhaps you already have something in your collection, or you can find something closer to home?
P.S. We successfully transferred the library exhibition from Prestonpans to Craigmillar this weekend. It’s looking good. Click here for the dates and locations if you would like to see it for yourself.
The club has received the following information about a photographic competition organised by Newhaven Heritage.
I am writing to you on behalf of Newhaven Heritage, a Scottish Registered Charity which is seeking to acquire the iconic Victoria School on Main Street, Newhaven, the oldest working school in Edinburgh, to become a Heritage Centre and community hub when it becomes vacant in 2020 once a new larger school is built on Western Harbour.
In order to publicise our campaign, we are holding a photographic competition which will also result in our producing a calendar to be sold for funds to swell our war chest to help cover the cost of essential professional fees – legal, architect, surveyor, etc.
Newhaven is a photogenic opportunity for the keen photographer and we are looking for the thirteen best landscape pictures to be included in the calendar that shows off the village in all its diversity to fullest advantage. We are contacting local camera clubs such as yours to draw attention to this free competition. At the end of the competition, we will be having a public display of the thirteen finalists, i.e. one image for each month plus a cover shot voted by public acclaim to be the best of show which will earn the talented photographer a voucher valued at £100 from WEX Photo Video.
Click here to see the competition rules and terms and conditions.
Up to five LANDSCAPE format entries per person can be emailed to email@example.com before August 19, 2018.
I hope this may be of interest to you.
Public Engagement officer
We have just received the following message from Vibrant Musselburgh, who are looking for photographers to cover their arts festival at the Fisherrow Centre this weekend (18th and 19th May 2018). It’s very short notice, but if you are interested the contact details are in the following image:
Coming soon to a library near you…
Our exhibition of member prints starts its tour around the local libraries of East Lothian and Edinburgh this coming weekend, starting with Longniddry Library on 19th May. Here is the full timetable:
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help move the exhibition between libraries.
If anyone has any comments or issues with this policy please let me know.
Steven Beard (StevenMBeard @ aol.com)
Members may be interested in two photography competitions which are open for entries at the moment. Click on the links below for more information:
Go Wild Scotland photo competition : Send in photographs captured on the “Sustrans” national cycle network. Closing date Monday, 18th June 2018.
Scottish Portrait Awards : The Scottish Portrait Awards are open to anyone born, living or studying in Scotland, and 16 years old by 1 October 2018. Entries close on 30 June 2018.
The following competition is not yet open, but watch this space:
Scottish Photography Awards : Scotland Photography Competition and Regional Photo Awards. To qualify for entry in this regional competition, any photos you wish to enter, must have been taken in Scotland.
At the AGM we referred to the post made a year ago which clarified the club’s insurance coverage under SPF policy. To save members having to delve back through the archives, here is a link to that original message:
If you are arranging a group trip on behalf of the club (i.e. a trip where all club members are invited), please contact the SPF General Secretary or the SPF Treasurer, as described in the original message.
The Musselburgh Camera Club Annual General Meeting and presentation of prizes will take place in the Fisherrow Centre room G3 at 7:30pm on Thursday, 26th April 2018.
All members should have received a copy of the papers for the meeting. If you were missed and would like a copy of the papers, please email Steven Beard at StevenMBeard@aol.com.
Please come along, have your say in the running of the club and share some end-of-season refreshments with fellow members. There will be a collection box for ideas for next year’s set subject competitions, and there will be some surprises!