Open Global Charity Photographic Competition – Invite to Photographers

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.


Newhaven Heritage Calendar Photo Competition

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 before August 19, 2018.

I hope this may be of interest to you.

Good luck!

Gordon Young
Public Engagement officer
Newhaven Heritage

Musselburgh Camera Club AGM – 26th April at 7:30pm

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

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!


Syllabus Change and 8-way Competition Info

Musselburgh Art Club have had to cancel their joint evening with us this Thursday, 8th March. Instead, we will take the opportunity to reschedule the “Movement” set subject competition, which we missed this week because of the bad weather. We had booked the large room (G6) at Fisherrow for the art club meeting but will try to move back to our normal room (G3). If you don’t find us in the usual place, try the other room.

We have received some information about the 8-way interclub competition taking place next Sunday, 8th March. (This is one we referred to as the 12-way, but there are only 8 clubs taking part this year.) The competition takes place at 10.30am to 1pm on Sunday 11th March at the Roslin Masonic Hall, 21 Main Street, Roslin EH25 9LU. Doors open at 10am. There is no parking at the hall itself, but there is on-street parking nearby. Since this is a shorter than usual competition there is no catering planned, but you can bring along your own drinks. The judge is Graeme Webb from Hawick Camera Club.

Click here for a map.

Ford Renton’s information on astrophotography

A PDF of the information sheet which Ford Renton mentioned during his talk on Thursday can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

Shooting Stars – Ford Renton’s guide to shooting the night sky.

I have also written a summary of Ford’s talk on the club web site.

A reminder that we will be collecting entries for the human portrait print competition this Thursday, 22nd February. Please bring along your 3 mounted prints (and send 3 JPEG copies to George Todd at the email address on the front of your syllabus). Come along and help judge the images from Mölnlycke Fotoklubb in our annual Swedish Interclub.


Burns Night Special This Thursday

This Thursday, 25th January 2018, is our Burns Night Special. Please bring along a CD or data stick with 1, 2 or 3 digital JPEG images on a Burns-related theme. Club members will choose the best images, and there will be a prize for the best image on the night.

Please note that we won’t have time to sort the images on the laptop before displaying them. To ensure a good random scattering, this time please don’t begin the file names with your member number.

I’m looking forward to seeing all your images.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all Musselburgh Camera Club members!

A reminder that we have our first club night of 2018 this Thursday, 11th January. It’s our annual quiz night, this year devised by Jim Tod. Come along and sharpen your mind.

Our second club night of 2018, 18th January, is a members evening. This is an opportunity for anyone who would have liked to have shown images on the 7th December to bring them along.

Also coming up on 25th January is the Burns Night Special. It’s time to get creative and find some images on the theme of Rabbie Burns. The submission date for the “Black & White” print competition is also the 25th January.

See you this Thursday.