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!
Thank you to everybody who has volunteered to help transfer our library exhibition during the summer. Most of the slots are now covered, but we need two more volunteers:
- Somebody to help Clive Davies with the move from Gullane to Port Seton on 16th June 2018.
- Somebody to help Steven Beard with the move from Prestonpans to Craigmillar on 14th July 2018.
It doesn’t matter if you have never transferred the exhibition before. Clive and I will show you what needs to be done, and you’ll get a special preview of the exhibition. It takes about 2 hours on a Saturday morning. If you are able to help, please contact John Knox (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is finalizing the rota sheet.
This Thursday, 19th April we will be meeting at Musselburgh Lagoons for our end of season photoshoot. We will meet at 7pm at the car park beside the boating lake, as shown the map below. You can reach the car park from the B1348 at the far side of the race course. Turn left after the race course onto the coast road and look for the sign post to Levenhall Links just after the end of the 30mph zone. Keep going to the end of the road, as shown in red. The final part of the road is often full of pot-holes. If the pot-holes are a problem, you can park at the side of the road and walk across Levenhall Links. There is also some parking at the side of the B1348 beside the houses (you can walk to the lagoons through the gate at the side of the road).
George Todd will be picking up members who would like a lift from in front of the Brunton Theatre at 6:45pm. Please contact George (email@example.com) if you would like a lift. Please note we will not be meeting at the Fisherrow Centre.
Click here for a Google map
Musselburgh Lagoons contains a bird reserve, where birds can be seen coming home to roost around sunset. There are also ducks and swans on the lake. Bring a long lens and a tripod for the wildlife photography. There will also be trees, wild flowers, old masonry and landscapes to photograph.
The current weather forecast for Thursday evening is “sunny intervals with an 8% chance of rain”. So far so good.
A reminder that we have our last competition of the season tomorrow evening (Thursday, 12th April) at 7:30pm. Please bring along 1, 2 or 3 JPEG images on the theme of “The Colour Blue”, on a CD or data stick. If you are bringing images with you, please try and come early so we have time to load them before we start. If you have already emailed your images to George he will load them onto the laptop for you. The images will be judged by members on the night, and there will be a prize for the best image.
If the weather is kind to us, there will be an outdoor photoshoot next week (19th April). I will be asking for ideas on possible evening locations around the Musselburgh area.
There are still some empty slots on the library exhibition rota. If you can spare a couple of hours on a Saturday to help transfer the exhibition between libraries during the summer, please sign the sheet in room G3. We need two people per slot.
The club has received a message from Doug Berndt of Edinburgh Photographic Society:
Edinburgh Photographic Society has arranged A Day With Fotospeed – the Photographic Paper and Ink specialists. This will be held on Sunday April 15th 2018 at Edinburgh Photographic Society, 68 Great King St, Edinburgh. (Parking is free all day on a Sunday in the streets around EPS, including in the marked Permit Zones).
The day will include talks from Vince Cater and Mark Littlejohn. Vince’s talks include discussion of Colour management and printer/paper profiling.
Click here for a details and an outline of the day’s programme.
If any MCC members are interested in joining the event, please email Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited and will be allocated strictly in the order requested.
To cover costs there is a charge of £20 per person. You can pay this directly to Doug, to Doug via another EPS member, or by Paypal (please ask Doug for details).
Tea and Coffee will be provided on a self-help basis in the kitchen. You should bring a packed-lunch for the day.
Tomorrow evening we have our annual Pecha Kucha night. Please bring along 10 JPEG images on a data stick or CD (inside a folder with your name) and be prepared to talk about each image for no more than 20 seconds. You can bring along any images; they don’t need to be your own work. They could be holiday images, a special occasion, images by a photographer you admire, images from a magazine you like to read or a place you like to visit, a news story, etc… If you are bringing images please try and come early so there is time to load them onto the laptop before we begin.
Before we begin, Joe will give us a summary of last Sunday’s inter-club competition, for those who missed it. (We won’t hold Joe to the 20 second rule.)
We are starting the process of engraving the club trophies for the AGM, so if you are holding a trophy please bring it along and give it to George.
The club has just received the following message from Kit Millar of the Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association. Please contact Kit directly if you are interested.
I think I contacted you last year to ask if any members of the Musselburgh Camera Club would like to come along and take photographs of our Calamity Jane dress rehearsal on Wednesday 11th April from 7pm? MAMA have always loved the photos which the camera club have taken for us – and we always make sure and send them in to our press contacts so they can put them with their reviews!
I know that usually members just contact Jane Renton (who is also our president), however she is off on holidays soon so if you do have anyone interested, can you maybe ask them to send me an email? My email address is: email@example.com
Thanks so much – hopefully see some of your members soon!
The 15-way Borders Digital Challenge competition takes place this Sunday, 18th March 2018 from 2pm to 5pm at the Tower Mill Cinema, 2 Kirkstile, Hawick, TD9 0AE. The event is being hosted by Hawick Camera Club. The Tower Mill Cinema is part of the Heart of Hawick, and there is a cafe on site. After our success in the 8-way competition we have every chance of doing well in this competition as well.
Click here for information on the venue.
Click here for a map and directions.