Set Subjects for Next Season

A reminder that the subjects chosen at the club AGM for next season’s set subject competition are:

  • A: Reflections
  • B: Travel in Scotland
  • C: Street Photography

The subject chosen for the digital knockout competition is:

  • Three Colours

Anne Yeomans, who suggested the “Three Colours” subject, says the idea is to select three images each with a single, dominant colour. For example, you could choose a red pillar box image, a white snowman image and a blue sky image for a red/white/blue theme. Whether you choose to make your images monochrome, colour pop them or leave the non-dominant colours as they are is up to you. Your fellow members will be the judges in this competition.

Best of luck!

29 April 2021 (AGM and Presentation of Trophies)

The 2020/21 Musselburgh Camera Club season ended on 29th April 2021 with the AGM and the presentation of trophies.  It has been a very unusual club season, with all of the meetings taking place by Zoom.  A summary of the season can be found on the Chairman’s Comments page.  I would like to thank all members who have supported the club during this unusual year.  The lack of face to face meetings meant we missed some regulars, such as the “match an image” competition with North Berwick Photographic Society and our annual get together with Musselburgh Art Club. But the Zoom format has given us some new opportunities, such as being able to invite judges and speakers from further afield, and meet up with photographers from overseas clubs, such as

22 October 2020 (International Swedish Members Evening)

03 December 2020 (International Dutch Members Evening)

04 March 2021 (Three Weeks in Burma)

11 March 2021 (Swedish Interclub)

Next season I hope we will be able to have a mixture of face to face and Zoom meetings and gain the advantages of both.  Our AGM finished with a virtual presentation of trophies. A full list of winners can be found on the following page.

Trophy Winners – 2020/2021

I look forward to seeing you all at the next season, when I hope we can welcome some new members. Our first meeting will be on Thursday, 2nd September 2021. See you then.

Steven Beard

Set Subject Competition A – This Thursday

Happy New Year to all Musselburgh Camera Club members!

A reminder that our first set subject competition of the year, on the theme of “Nature and Wildlife” takes place at 7:30pm this Thursday, 7th January 2021 by Zoom. The competition will be judged by Joe Fowler.

I hope you all had a good Christmas break, and I look forward to seeing you.

 

NOTE: This week’s MCC meeting will start half an hour earlier

Please note that the Musselburgh Camera Club meeting this Thursday, 3rd December 2020 will start half an hour earlier at 7pm. The connection details are exactly the same.

We are starting earlier this week because we have some international guests who will be an hour ahead of us. Please come and join Hans van der Boom and Denise Gielen, who will be showing us their photographs from The Netherlands and elsewhere. You can find more about Hans and Denise on their web sites (you might have to ask your web browser to translate from Dutch to English on some pages):

See you this Thursday.

P.S. Don’t forget to send your “nature and wildlife” images to George.

Joint Meeting with Mölnlycke Fotoclubb this Thursday

A reminder that this Thursday, 22nd October 2020, we will be having a joint meeting with members of members of Mölnlycke Fotoclubb, Gothenburg.  We will be meeting half an hour earlier than usual, at 7pm, to compensate for the later time zone in Sweden. The Zoom connection details are otherwise exactly the same.

Mölnlycke Fotoclubb members have prepared some of their images of Sweden to show us. Please bring along any images you would like to show them, either from our recent visit to Gothenburg or of interesting places in Scotland they might like to see when they are eventually able to visit us.

I look forward to our first international shared evening.

 

Outdoor Photoshoot Round Up Tomorrow

Dear member,

A reminder that we will be having our outdoor photoshoot round up tomorrow (24th September) at 7:30pm by Zoom teleconference. Select some photos you took on a recent visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh. If you didn’t manage to visit the gardens this week, you can bring along some photographs from your own garden.

I won’t be sending a meeting invitation email this week. You should be able to reuse the same email I sent last week from now on (or use the meeting ID and password I showed on the screen during our first meeting).

See you all tomorrow evening.

Choosing a date for our final set subject competition.

George has agreed to present the results of our final set subject competition of 2019/2020 (“Old Faces”) by Zoom. We have 3 possible dates in June when George is able to present the competition (assuming we do it on a Thursday evening like any other MCC meeting).

Please use the following poll to vote for each of the date(s) you would prefer (multiple choices are allowed). If you can’t make any of the dates, please click the last option and suggest another date between 8th and 26th June (we can switch to another day of the week if nobody can make a Thursday). We’ll choose the earliest date with the most votes.

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!

 

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.

 

Club Meetings Resume This Thursday

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a good Christmas break.

Our club meetings resume at 7:30pm this Thursday, 10th January in our usual room (G3) at Fisherrow. This Thursday we have a talk by photographer Neil Scott FRPS. Those of you who remember the “Keep It Simple Stupid” talk he gave us last year know we are in for a treat. Instead of the “A Silk Purse from a Sow’s Ear” talk listed in the syllabus, we are going to be one of the first clubs to hear a brand new talk from Neil:  “The Camera Never Lies”.

See you on Thursday.