At the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Queen Street, Edinburgh there are three special exhibitions of photographs on now. 44 bus stops nearby. I haven’t seen them yet but my favourite is likely to be Collecting Now which has 9 prints of B&W images by Paul Strand taken in the Outer Hebrides.
On till 6th September
Lee Miller and Picasso Entry £9/£7 concessions
On till 20th September
Collecting Now Entry free
On till 18th October
Bailey’s Stardust Entry £11/£9 concessions
For more info see Portrait Gallery section of gallery website
ScotRail has announced that the first steam trains will travel along the new Borders Railway line in September. On 10 September, just four days after the new railway opens, the 60009 Union of South Africa will haul the service between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank. The engine is one of six remaining LNER Class A4 steam locomotives in the UK, which were built in Doncaster in 1937.
The steam train will run through the Borders three days a week, for six weeks.
The Camera Club has been approached to see if members may want to get involved in this. Tesco has donated funding for a public art project in Musselburgh. The Council has commissioned ice cream architecture – a Glasgow based community art group to consult Musselburgh ( Fisherrow and Inveresk ) residents about what form they’d like the art to take and where it should go. There has been one meeting so far, a school consultation project and a walk around Fisherrow and the west of Musselburgh to talk about and look at possible sites for art.
The next walk is on Tuesday 23rd June meeting at Fisherrow Centre at 6pm. The walk lasts about 11/2 hrs. Full information about the project can be seen on the Facebook page or the Blog titled The Musselburgh Public Art Dabble. How about projected photographs on public buildings ? Once ideas have been further developed, a short list of artists, selected by the East Lothian Council, will be asked to suggest possible artworks for installation. The public will be able to decide which they like best. Over to you …….
Summer 2015 – Competition Information for next season
A member may submit up to 3 images in each competition. All images must be entirely the member’s original work. No image may be used that is too similar to one used in an earlier competition by the same author. Any subject is allowed – except the competitions for the Set Subject and Human Portrait.
Prints may be commercially or home printed. Prints must be mounted on mounting board. To avoid damaging other members’ work, neither masking tape nor Sellotape is allowed. Minimum size of the mount 16 x 12 ins (40 x 30 cm). Maximum size 20 x 16 ins (50 x 40 cm). The title and member’s number ONLY should appear on the back.
Each print should also be accompanied by a digital version see below.
Projected images must be submitted with titles and in a folder with the member’s name and number. Images can be either on a disc/flash drive or sent to George Todd by email email@example.com The images must have the longest side being 1400 pixels
Closing dates for entries in Competitions 2015 – 16
3rd September Opening night
17 September Digital Projected images
8th October Colour Prints
5th November Human Portrait Prints
10th December Set subject – Coast
14th January Black and White Prints
4th February Set subject – Dereliction
3rd March Set subject – Abstract
I have just received the Catalogue for the 2015 Scottish Salon.
This is an annual international exhibition, held this year in Aberdeen, and a competition involving prints and digital images in mono and colour. There are some stunning images and some are distinctly weird ! For ideas and inspiration click on link below to see the full catalogue in PDF.
Catalogue for 2015 Scottish Salon
Wildlife Photography Workshops for Beginners
Saturday 16, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May 10:00-17:00
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult; Maximum of 8 participants per session
£65 per session
In a day-long workshop, award-winning photographer, Tom Langlands, will demonstrate how to get the most from your photographic equipment. Also practical workshop at Gosford Estate, near Aberlady. There will be a 10% discount for lunch in the Seabird Café. Participants will need their own transport to get to Aberlady, car share encouraged.
Book online at www.seabird.org or at the Admissions Desk in the Seabird Centre
01620 890 202
Lee – the manufacturer of a huge range of Photographic and Lighting equipment has started “Xposure” an online magazine. It looks good and the website also has a fascinating view of the use of lighting filters in theatre and architecture.
Xposure Issue 03 Highlights
The subtle and ethereal infrared landscape photography of Paul Gallagher.
Getting the most from a Polariser.
Composition masterclass in the Lake District with Mark Gilligan.
Filter know-how with 5 professionals.
8/4/15 Just received an email about this competition.
£250 prize per category . Maximum of five entries per person.
Must have been taken within the past two years.
To enter you simply email image to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 27th April 2015. There is a maximum of five entries per person and the images must have been taken within the last two years. A condition of entering is that the images can be used for our marketing and communications purposes including on our websites.
For full details and terms and conditions about the CSGN Photography Competition, please visitwww.centralscotlandgreennetwork.org/photocomp.
The PAGB is the GB organisation which organises inter club activities and provides advice and education on photographic matters. They produce an e-news letter approximately six times a year. Anyone can subscribe to the newsletter for free through the PAGB website http://www.thepagb.org.uk.
The most recent newsletter, which has just arrived, has a good article on how to make AV presentations and one on data protection, as well as prizewinning images and details of competitions and meetings etc.