Pecha Kucha Night this Thursday

A reminder that it is Pecha Kucha night this Thursday, 7th March 2019. Pecha Kucha is a presentation format where speakers present 20 slides on a topic, speaking for a maximum of 20 seconds on each slide, allowing lots of topics to be covered in one evening. We have a half-length Pecha Kucha, where speakers show 10 images for 20 seconds each, which allows more members to take part.

Please bring along 10 images of your choice (on a data stick) to show other members. These can be images of any subject, and by any author. You can show a collection of your own images, show images from a photographer you admire, present images from a favourite magazine or from a web site, etc… Digital images are preferred, but if you need to bring along prints (e.g. you only have a printed copy of a magazine) then bring them along and we can show them at the end.

If we don’t have enough images to fill the evening, there will be an opportunity for a “show and tell” at the end. If you don’t have any images to show members but, for example, you own a cool photographic gadget you’d like to tell us about then bring it along.

See you this Thursday for what I hope will be a fun and entertaining evening.

 

Christmas Social Evening – Thursday 20th December

The club social evening takes place at the Ravelston House Hotel in Musselburgh. The hotel is on N. High Street, just up the road from the Fisherrow Centre, as shown below.

We will meet at the hotel bar from 7pm onwards, and the table is booked from 7:30pm.

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Musselburgh Camera Club members!🎄

 

Musselburgh Camera Club Data Privacy Policy

At the club AGM is was recommended that we review and publish our data privacy policy before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into force on 25th May 2018. Click below to see a formal description of our data privacy policy:

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If anyone has any comments or issues with this policy please let me know.

Steven Beard (StevenMBeard @ aol.com)

Two more volunteers needed to help with the MCC library exhibition

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 (85newhailes@supanet.com) who is finalizing the rota sheet.

 

The Colour Blue – Tomorrow Evening

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.

 

EPS: A Day with Fotospeed – with VinceCater and Mark Littlejohn

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 doug_eps@outlook.com. 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.

 

 

It’s Pecha Kucha Night

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.

Audio Visual Night at Beeslack, 1st February 2018

A reminder that we will not be meeting at Fisherrow this Thursday, 1st February 2018. Instead, Musselburgh Camera Club will be joining Beeslack Penicuik Camera Club  at 7:30pm for an evening of Audio Visual entertainment, with shows contributed by both clubs.

Beeslack Camera Club meet at Beeslack High School in Penicuik. Click on the link below for a map and address:

https://www.beeslackhigh.co.uk/

See also:

https://www.bpcc.photography/contact

 

SPF Ins & Club Outings

Following on from the AGM when a number of questions were raised with regard to Insurance coverage under  the SPF policy. The document below is from the SPF, as can be seen if you are intending on organising a group trip on behalf of the club outwith the club listings on the syllabus then either SPF General Secretary or the SPF Treasurer  should be emailed.

Initially it was proposed for the Club Secretary or Chairman to notify the SPF, however in light of the procedure now clarified I see no reason why the onus should not now rest with the members organising the trip/outing.

The SPF can be contacted as follows, which will open a message box:

SPF General Secretary:
http://www.scottish-photographic-federation.org/email/node/625/field_exec_email
SPF Treasurer:
http://www.scottish-photographic-federation.org/email/node/628/field_exec_email

Club Secretary

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Musselburgh Camera Club Success

Musselburgh Camera Club was successful on Sunday 12th March at the inter-club 9 way competition which was held at the mining museum,  Newtongrange and organised by Beeslack Camera Club.  The clubs from all over the Lothians,  Lanarkshire & the Borders all submitted 5 images in each category. 

The club held a six point lead after the first round which consisted of printed images and the lead was consolidated in the second round which was Digital Images, congratulations to all concerned.