Nature Photography Workshop, Scottish Borders 23rd Sept

The club has received the following advertisement from wildlife photographer Laurie Campbell. If you are interested in the workshop, please contact the Harestanes Countryside Centre directly using the telephone number provided, or contact Laurie using the email address he provides below.


I am pleased to announce that on Sunday 23rd September I will be staging a one-day nature workshop in the beautiful surroundings of Harestanes Countryside Centre by Ancrum, close to Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders TD8 6UQ. The venue has conference facilities, an art gallery, wildlife garden and extensive mature woodland that provides easy access to a rich variety of subjects.

The aim of the workshop will be to demonstrate a range of techniques used to photograph nature as creatively as possible with the emphasis being on covering close-up details and landscapes.

With a maximum group size of six, the workshop is open to all, we are confident of offering bespoke tuition to all, whatever their abilities, on a one-to-one basis throughout the day that begins at 9.30am and closes at 5.00pm.

The cost of the workshop, including tuition, all refreshments and lunch is £115.00 and bookings are being taken by the Centre who may be contacted by telephone on 01835 830 306

If you would like more information before making a decision to book, then do please contact us via this email address laurie@lauriecampbell.com

With best wishes,

Laurie Campbell

Andy Rouse Nature/Wildlife Photographer Lecture – 8th November

A reminder that this weekend is the last opportunity to sign up as a club member for the lecture by well-known wildlife photographer Andy Rouse taking place in Penicuik on 8th November 2018. If you are interested please email Steve Williams at sgpwilliams@outlook.com.

If you haven’t decided yet, you can still buy a ticket when they go on sale to the public, but the tickets may sell out.

 

Opening Night and Musselburgh Communities Day Event

The summer has gone by so quickly! I look forward to seeing you all at our opening night at 7:30pm at the Fisherrow Centre on Thursday, 6th September 2018. There is a draft syllabus on the web site (being finalized by Jack as I write this).

In the meantime, the club has a stand at the Musselburgh Communities Day Event, taking place from 11am to 3pm next Saturday, 1st September 2018 at the Brunton Hall. Please come along for a chat. There will be many other clubs and organisations there. Stephen and I would also be grateful for  volunteers willing to help look after the stand for short periods.

 

Newhaven Heritage Calendar Photo Competition

The club has received the following information about a photographic competition organised by Newhaven Heritage.


Hello

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 photos@newhavenheritagecentre.org.uk 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 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!

 

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.